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Benevolent Capitalism 4 Day Class by Gary Douglas, Steven & Chutisa Bowman, Dr Dain Heer in Venice, Italy

Houston, USA, May-26-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Business innovator, Gary Douglas warns, “You cannot afford to ignore the demand for benevolent business.”

International speaker and vocal advocate of Benevolent Capitalism, Mr. Douglas is concerned that many individuals and businesses are stuck in an outdated idea of capitalism, and are failing to adapt their practices to better meet the new consumer mindset:

• 96% of consumers believe it is important for companies to have good social and environmental policies. (Digital Reason)
• 33% of all consumers actively seek out and purchase goods because of responsible corporate practices. (Unilever)
• According to the Unilever CCO, “This research confirms that sustainability isn’t a nice-to-have for businesses. In fact, it has become an imperative.”

Mr. Douglas is teaming up with some of the world’s leading Benevolent Capitalism experts to bring the concept to business leaders and other individuals around the world, through a series of public and live-streamed seminars.

“Capitalism has been relegated to ‘where’s my share of the pie?’ and ‘how I can get what I need when I need it’. This is a very destructive way of manipulating capitalism”, Douglas explains. “Consumers have noticed, and are becoming more particular in their spending choices, as a result.”

“I hear a lot of people say ‘Can capitalism really be benevolent?’ but this is because of the limited points of view business has been operating from recently”, Douglas says. “When capitalism was first created back in the 1700’s, it was supposed to serve the masses; to create more for all of us. In fact, capitalism is really about how to create more money and more possibility in our life.”

“When we return to that viewpoint of more possibility and choice, it becomes a different narrative”, he adds. “Now is the time for all of us to recognize the power of capitalism and how it can be a catalyst for positive change and different possibilities.”

Benevolent Capitalism 4 Day Class

Hosted by Gary Douglas, Steven and Chutisa Bowman, Dr Dain Heer

30 June – 3 July, 2017
Hotel Ca’ Sagredo
Venice, Italy
or via global livestream

More information www.benevolentfuture.com

SOURCE: EuropaWire

DAN GRACE JOINS SKILLSTORM AS EVP, OPERATIONAL SERVICES

Expands division to tie tools to ROI for customers

Charlotte, N.C., 2016-Nov-15 — /EPR Network/ — Dan Grace has joined SkillStorm, an international technology services company, as Executive Vice President of the Operational Services Division (OSD). He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the OSD including service management, monitoring and availability. His experience includes integrating processes and emerging technologies, operational oversight, project execution and tool integration across platforms including ServiceNow, Remedy, Maximo and Service Manager.

In joining SkillStorm, Grace expands the Solutions division to incorporate a services and operations management practice. In this role, he is responsible for strategy, implementation and quality delivery of SkillStorm’s operational services across all customers. SkillStorm’s OSD offers a lean, solutions-oriented model powered by SkillStorm’s Cloud Workforce Solutions (CWS) platform. CWS is a proven alternative solution to OffShore and NearShore sourcing which provides highly skilled technology and operations based resources across the globe.

dan-grace-2-2“Our core clients in the banking and financial services sectors are working to achieve organic growth while dealing with ever-increasing challenges, from regulation and compliance to information security concerns,” says Paul Moura, SkillStorm’s President. “Operational efficiency, driven by effectively implementing today’s service management tools, provides a path that allows clients to deal with those challenges and achieve overall organizational goals while maintaining high service level expectations. Dan’s experience puts SkillStorm in the unique position to provide expert guidance to our
clients in these areas.”

“Service management tools and processes are the foundation for managing the quality of IT and business services. Their impact drives the overall success of any company, enterprise wide,” says Grace. “I’m honored and excited to join SkillStorm as part of the executive leadership team. My goal is to contribute to the continued success of the SkillStorm brand, achieving our company’s vision and exceeding customer expectations.”

Grace has served more than 23 years in managed and operational services executive
leadership roles for companies including Allstate Insurance, eBay’s PayPal division and Bank of America. He holds multiple patents and patent applications in automation, monitoring, integration, knowledge management and more. Grace holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Florida and will be based in SkillStorm’s Tempe, Arizona, office.

About SkillStorm
SkillStorm rapidly builds and deploys IT & Operations teams with critical skills in client facilities or in one of our U.S.-based delivery centers. Founded in 2002, SkillStorm specializes in providing services on the leading edge of technology. SkillStorm teams are tasked with executing high-impact projects such as developing applications in agile environments, building mobile apps, harnessing “Big Data’s” potential and strengthening information security efforts for Fortune 1000 and fast-growing tech companies.

SkillStorm is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has offices nationwide: Tempe, Arizona; San Diego and Westlake Village, California; Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; New York, New York; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; McKinney and Plano, Texas; and Richmond, Virginia. Learn more at www.skillstorm.com.

skill-stormFor more information, contact

Andi Zitney
AZitney@SkillStorm.com
480.428.8309

 

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Redpoint Insurance Group, LLC Acquires Hallmark Workers’ Compensation Business

Dallas, TX and Austin, TX, June 26, 2015 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Redpoint Insurance Group, LLC today announced the purchase of the workers compensation business (located in Austin, Texas) of American Hallmark Insurance Company of Texas. The acquisition is expected to close effective July 1, 2015. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Hallmark workers compensation business will begin operating under the name Redpoint Workers’ Compensation.

The origins of the workers compensation business date back to 1987 and the organization of Texas Builders Insurance Company. Sold to American Hallmark in 2011, Texas Builders operations became the nexus of the workers’ compensation business. The operations specialize in workers’ compensation coverage for a wide range of employers, from artisan contractors to main street businesses throughout Texas. The existing Hallmark workers’ compensation employees are moving to Redpoint. Benjamin A. Siddons will continue to serve as President. Christopher A. McClellan, the CEO of Redpoint Insurance Group will serve as CEO of Redpoint Workers’ Compensation.

“We are excited to bring the employees of the Hallmark workers’ compensation into Redpoint. At Redpoint, we are committed to continuing the excellent service that has been provided to Hallmark and before that, Texas Builders policyholders and their employees for over a quarter of a century. Although the name on the door is changing, the heart of the organization — its people — will not. So when you call us in the future, the same person that you spoke to before will answer.” -Christopher A. McClellan, CEO

Redpoint Insurance Group is an insurance holding company headquartered in Dallas, TX. Redpoint’s principal affiliates now include Redpoint Auto Holdings, LLC and Redpoint Comp Holdings, LLC (Redpoint Workers’ Compensation).

Media Contact:
Chelsea Beagles
Public Relations Director
cbeagles@redpointinsurance.com
(469) 249-1008

 

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EXDYSIVITY – New Management Concept Helps Businesses Self-Reform

The new economy needs a new philosophy. Readers can find that in EXDYSIVITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO A NEW MANAGEMENT CONCEPT. “Old” business practices are becoming obsolete, yet companies and employees are still shackled to them, sticking to a black and white numbers mentality and ignoring the implications of the non-financial. This non-flexibility is a real threat to the survival of businesses everywhere.

But Yanyong Thammatucharee, in EXDYSIVITY, explains how to transform a business into a highly adaptive member of the world. This management plan not only helps a business today, but outlines how to ensure long-term survival. This revolutionary guide explains how adherence to key performance indicators can adversely affect team performance, how archaic back-office functions keep a business from thriving in the twenty-first century and what role corporate responsibility plays in the success of a business. It even explains how to look at standard accounting practices differently. If productivity is required for better cost position, EXDYSIVITY is necessary for systemic reform of businesses in the 21st century.

Author Thammatucharee has 20-plus years experience in finance and accounting for a number of major firms, and currently is senior vice president of accounting and finance for a Thai group of retail and marketing firms. His experience brings the unique perspective that created EXDYSIVITY. His philosophy is not only a business management plan, but a life management plan. It starts in the mind and is an organic process. He explains it best in this excerpt from the book: “Understanding the exdysivity process can give an organization a chance to exist. It’s not a long process, but it is a continuous one that requires being alert and facing up to any new challenges we have to face every day.”

EXDYSIVITY is available only at Amazon.com. To contact Mr. Thammatucharee, please e-mail him at yanyong.thammatucharee@gmail.com

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Daniel Soffer Appointed as Committee Chair of LMN

Search Office Space (North America) Vice President, Mr. Daniel Soffer, has been appointed to serve a term as Chairman of the Local Member Network (LMN) Committee of the Office Business Center Association International (OBCAI).

Daniel Soffer Appointed as Committee Chair of LMN

In this newly appointed role as Committee Chair for the LMN with OBCAI, Daniel will be one of the key people responsible in helping establish new LMN’S and grow existing ones throughout North America on behalf of the business center community. In addition to this new role, Daniel’s previous work with OBCAI includes serving as Chair of the Broker Practices committee for 2009 resulting in Daniel winning the OBCAI Associate Member award.

Daniel Soffer, Vice President of SOS > Search Office Space commented: “It’s an honour to be playing an active role in such a vital organization as OBCAI. It’s a growing trade association not only representing North America but internationally too. My current role involves working alongside business center operators and associate members to help grow and establish Local Member Networks throughout North America and with its widening scope help provide ever improving services and performance to prospective tenants.”

OBCAI is the leading member owned non-profit international association that currently represents the office business center industry. The membership network for OBCAI exists in more than 400 locations around the world and includes business center owners, managers, and other service providers working in the industry. Members enjoy a variety benefits and have access to proprietary industry information generated by OBCAI to support the professional and business development of members as well as taking a leadership role in fostering the continued growth of the industry. As the leading trade organization, OBCAI is also the primary resource of information for the office space and executive suite industry.

About SOS > Search Office Space:
SOS > Search Office Space was established in 1993 as the very first business organization dedicated to providing serviced office space brokerage services in the United Kingdom. Since that time, SOS has expanded globally through satellite offices in the major office space markets in the world. With the US headquarters in Manhattan and offices in California, SOS > Search Office Space is ideally placed to provide services across key American locations, with office space in NYCoffice space in Los Angeles andoffice space in Atlanta available. SOS also has offices in Central London and Hong Kong. In addition to its global presence, SOS reaches and connects with clients looking for flexible office space anywhere in the world with a database of office business centers, which is easily accessible via the company’s website where users can search for office space and executive suites in more than 6,000 locations.

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Barclaycard Has Appointed Jim Wadsworth As Its Head Of Strategic Product Management For Prepaid

In his new role, Jim will be responsible for driving forward Barclaycard’s prepaid card activities in the public and private sector.

Jim joins Barclaycard from JP Morgan where, for the past two years, he was responsible for developing and launching its prepaid and commercial credit card offerings in the UK and Europe. Prior to this role, Jim was Chief Marketing Officer of Simpay, the pan-European mobile payment initiative and has also held the position of head of m-commerce at Vodafone UK.

Commenting on his appointment, Jim, a former board director of the Prepaid International Forum, said: “I’m excited by Barclaycard’s commitment to payment innovation and am looking forward to leveraging Barclaycard’s extensive commercial payments activities by developing new prepaid products for both the public and private sector.”

In August 2009, Barclaycard published figures about their customer numbers that showed that it has 11.9m UK customers, 11.8m international customers and 88,000 retailer/merchant relationships. In addition to the UK, Barclaycard operates in the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle and Far East.

Barclaycard also issues charge and credit cards to corporate customers and the UK Government. Barclaycard partners with a wide range of organisations across the globe to offer their customers or members payment options and credit cards.

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Ronald Banaszak Nominated for Board of Directors for CMAA

The Nominating Committee of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) has released the 2010 slate of candidates for officers and directors. Mr. Ronald Banaszak, CCM, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of the St. Francis Yacht Club (www.stfyc.com) has been nominated as a Board of Director for the 2010 election.

The CMAA has more than 6,000 members, spanning the entire United States as well as Canada, South America, Australia, Europe and as far as South Africa.

As a dedicated and active member of the CMAA since 1995, Banaszak has volunteered for many committees and special projects which prepared him for his term as President of the Southern California Chapter of the CMAA. In 2008, the four California Chapters merged into one large Golden State Chapter of the CMAA.

Banaszak believes in the importance of the ongoing education that CMAA provides for its members. “Our focus needs to remain on fulfilling the educational needs of the members, as well as continuing to foster an environment of camaraderie and keeping the bar set very high as it relates to professionalism,” he states. “By living and enhancing these standards, our association will perpetuate its reputation as the leader that others will follow and emulate.”

“Our association needs volunteers on the Board that can lead, and leadership is a skill CMAA has a track record of developing in its members. Being a product of this leadership development, I am confident this is the area I can best serve CMAA,” says Banaszak. His nomination to CMAA is supported by the Board of Directors of the Golden State Chapter, the Board of the St. Francis Yacht Club, as well as his wife and children.

More information about Ronald Banaszak and his campaign can be found at:
http://banaszakgivingback.blogspot.com/ or
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2351266&trk=hb_side_g

Segun Babalola Appointed New IT Director At SilverDoor

SilverDoor recruits an IT Director to join the team at their head office in Chiswick, West London following the company’s continued expansion and their website upgrade plans for 2009.

Segun Babalola will be joining SilverDoor as IT Director from April this year. Segun has previously worked with SilverDoor on a consultancy basis on the development of the website since the company was formed nine years ago. He will be based at the company’s office in Chiswick, West London.

Marcus Angell, Managing Director, commented, “We have a number of major IT projects coming up this year, such as white label client sites, a new internal IT reservation and finance system, online card payment system, website back end redesign, along with the continuous improvements to the front end of the website”.

He continued, “We are also in the process of rolling out 360 degree internal tours of our top 100 apartments as well as launching Google StreetView which will enable prospective clients to see the external area of an apartment so we definitely felt that this was the right time to appoint an IT Director. Segun has long been a valued link in the development of SilverDoor and we are delighted to have him on board in this role.”

April also sees additional staff joining in Corporate Sales and Finance. Sean Hall has joined on a university Accounting and Finance placement from Bournemouth University and Serena Dines has joined as a permanent member of the Corporate Sales team from John D Wood. SilverDoor also appointed an HR/Office Manager earlier this year, Raimonda Kiausaite.

“Due to our expansion, we felt the time was right to appoint an HR/Office Manager to assist the directors in the day to day running of the company. By appointing senior significant staff we are addressing our growth whilst planning for the future and ensuring that our main focus is in developing the business further”, said Chris Gee, Sales Director.

Further acknowledgement of the company’s success came with the recent Buying Business Travel Diamond Awards announcement of SilverDoor as runner up in the Best Serviced Apartment Company category for 2009 and Business Travel World’s announcement of SilverDoor as a finalist in the Best Business Accommodation category also for 2009. Both award ceremonies are seen as valued and respected amongst the travel trade and represent the views of the most important industry clients.

SilverDoor represents serviced apartments in over 160 locations worldwide and features almost 250 serviced apartments within London. The company has just added further properties within Paris as well as serviced apartments in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Cape Town, new serviced apartments in Reading and Cork as a new destination.

About SilverDoor

SilverDoor international serviced apartments was incorporated as a Limited Company in March 2000 under its original name of HotDigs. At the beginning of January 2006 the company changed its name to SilverDoor. The company was formed and continues to be led by managing director Marcus Angell. SilverDoor boasts an impressive client portfolio which includes many FTSE 100 such as RBS, HSBC, Cadburys Schweppes and MAN Group Plc. SilverDoor offers serviced apartments in over 160 locations globally such as Paris, New York, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as well as across the UK providing Birmingham serviced apartments, Cardiff serviced apartments and serviced apartments in Swindon. SilverDoor is based in Chiswick, West London.

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