Kenneth Goodgame: The Influential Operations Management Leader

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Kenneth Goodgame | Posted on 23-10-2016

True Value Company is a retailer-owned hardware cooperative whose members independently run and manage their True Value stores. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. It sells home appliances, building materials, tools, paint and home improvement products. The company was founded in 1984 and currently has over 4,000 retail locations with almost 2,500 associates around the world. True Value is a reputable brand and is among the largest, member-owned cooperatives.

According to Spokeo, one of the sales and retail merchandising executives that have made True Value to be a trusted and recognized brand is Kenneth Goodgame. Mr. Goodgame serves as the senior vice president and chief merchandising officer for True Value Company. Kenneth Goodgame is a highly influential operations management leader who focuses on creating OEM excellence while combining streamlined financial oversight, innovative marketing and merchandising and smart business strategy.

Kenneth Goodgame has successfully managed the company’s revenues of more than $2.2 billion in global purchasing and $320 million in active inventory. He has also led numerous cross-functional teams to develop and implement 5-year corporate strategic plan with the goal of long-term growth. He also formulated a “New at True Value” end cap initiative supported by more than 2800 stores, making it the most successful initiative launch. Learn more about Kenneth Goodgame: https://about.me/kengoodgame

Kenneth Goodgame has achieved great milestones as a result of his focus to deliver a balance of employee engagement, corporate alignment, and quality assurance systems that help in improving performance and profitability. He promotes company growth of True Value through leadership, quality improvements, composed negotiations, productivity improvements and cost analysis.

Before working for True Value Company, Mr. Kenneth Goodgame served as the general merchandising manager for Ace Hardware from 2010 to 2013. Kenneth was in charge of wholesale and retail program execution, strategic planning, program creation and SKU management.

Kenneth Goodgame started his career in 1980 at Black Decker where he served as the senior merchandising manager. He then joined The Home Depot where he served as the product merchandising manager before rising in ranks to become the senior global product merchant. Mr. Goodgame has extensive experience that gives him a skilled eye to navigate market shifts and avoid costly mistakes in the marketing industry.

What you Need to Know about the Former Hawks Ownership

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Team Ownership | Posted on 21-10-2016

After an abrupt departure from the franchise, the former Hawks owner group, Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC (AHBE,) is suing their former insurance carrier, the New Hampshire Insurance Company. The lawsuit was filed this Septemeber in the Superior Court of Fulton County. The ABHE claims the New Hampshire Insurance Company allegedly breached their previous contract after failing to respond to wrongful termination and workplace tort claims filed by former AHBE members.

The leadership of ABHE includes the Hawks former general manager, Danny Ferry, as well as the former controlling partner, Bruce Levenson. ABHE’s contract was suspended in the summer of 2015 when they reached a buy-out agreement with the Tony Ressler led ownership group. Despite ABHE’s push, the insurance company has neither accepted their claims nor defended their refusal.

Prior to selling his portion of the Atlanta franchise, UCG (http://www.ucg.com/AboutUs/Ownership.aspx) founder Levenson was a dedicated change-maker for the team. He focused on revamping the Philips arena and was elated by the team’s growth. Bruce Leveson has been a longtime resident of Atlanta. For him, involvement with the team was both business and pleasure.

When it came time to sell off his portion of the team, Leveson hired Goldman Sachs and Inner Circle Sports. It was their hope and mutual projection that the team would sell for upwards of one billion dollars. However according to Forbes, the team sold for millions less, at $730 million.

 

 

Malini Saba Investor And Philanthropist

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Women in Business | Posted on 19-10-2016

Malini Saba is an investor and philanthropist who is influencing the business and investment communities in many parts of the world. She has become a powerful business woman on an international scale. In fact, she has been mentioned as one of the most powerful businesswomen in the world. If there ever was a life to imitate, I think her’s is certainly one to consider.

 

In the beginning, Malini faced many obstacles, including other investors who were trying to force her out of the arena. Even though it cost her a lot of time and money Malini Saba fought back and eventually succeeded in her pursuit of acceptance by the investment community.

 

Malini Saba’s amazing career began in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where she was born to Sri Lankan parents. She was raised in an Australian middle-class household where she resided for her early years. Malini migrated to the United States, with her then husband, when she was nineteen years old with $200.00 in her pocket. Renting an apartment close to Stanford University where her husband had enrolled Malini’s life in the United States began.

 

Allowed to attend lectures at Stanford because her husband was a student, Malini soon discovered she was interested in investment and business. In order to increase her knowledge and understanding of investment banking, she would attend every gathering she could find where she thought she might meet an investment banker who would share his or her insight into the highly competitive world of investment banking.

 

Starting her investment career with the few dollars she had managed to save, she began investing in commodities, telecommunications, and real estate. One investment led to another and before long Malini Saba had become one of the most respected and successful investors in the country. Today Malini is the Chairman of the Board of Saban Group of Industries with holdings in the United States, Australia, China, and India. Read the entire article.

 

Malini Saba has been recognized worldwide for her philanthropy . Honored by former US President Clinton and Jordan’s Queen Noor for her contributions to low income, at-risk women and children in many parts of the world. Her efforts have led to the availability of health care, legal advice and they are teaching women how to be a part of the public policy that will affect them.

 

On a more personal level, she visited Sri Lanka shortly after the Tsunami that did so much damage to this small island nation and donated $10 million to the relief effort.

 

 

Affordable Housing Options Extends Home Ownership

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Dallas Banking | Posted on 15-10-2016

NexBank is built for business and they are ready to help local area Dallas residents own a home through a partnership with Habitat For Humanity. They have taken the initiative to build homes in the local area to give low income individuals home ownership options. Often times, young individuals with a lower income are unable to buy a home and NexBank is there to back then. You get affordable mortgage payments and fixed interest rates. If your in the Dallas area you can learn more by visiting a local NexBank institution. Their will be thousands of people served.

Read the full article here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nexbank-partners-with-dallas-neighborhood-homes-to-expand-affordable-home-ownership-in-southern-dallas-300324115.html

Serving the people for over 40 years has allowed them to build a relationship with the community and create programs and services that works for them. Don’t let other banks get your business and all your money does is sit. NexBank allows you to have your money sit in an interest bearing savings account. Watch your money began to work for you with a bank that is trusted in the industry. Your money is in a secure account that offers FDIC insurance. They care about your financial future and their mission is to serve their customers.

NexBank Services

– free direct deposit
– online bill pay
– IRA accounts
– Mortgage accounts

NexBank gives you a flexible account that allows you to manage your money when and where you want. Your account is immediately bearing interests after 90 days. They have invented a way for customers to take pride in their finances. They banking is is a very complex market that has thousands of competitors, but NexBank is your leading banking institution. You’re invited to become a valued member today by visiting their website. NexBank wants to serve you today and help you build true financial freedom with real results.

Eric Pulier: Background info into an Amazing Entrepreneur

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Business leaders, Capital Management | Posted on 13-10-2016

Eric Pulier is many things, including an entrepreneur, author and a philanthropist. He is a very talented businessman who has founded more than 15 companies and he has raised millions of dollars for ventures that he has co-founded or founded.

Pulier has founded or co-founded and/or funded many well-known companies, which include Digital Evolution and US Interactive. Other companies he founded or co-funded include Media Platform, DeskTone, Akana and Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council, which eventually merged into TM Forum.

Asides from that, Pulier has invested in numerous charitable organizations and venture capital funds, which include eCompanies, Trident Capital and Monitor Ventures.

Pulier cares deeply for his community and he cares about kids who have chronic illnesses. In fact, he serves on the board of a summer camp for kids who have illnesses. The camp is called The Painted Turtle. He sits on the board of the XPRIZE Foundation, and he is the father of four children. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles, California, with his four kids.

It was in the fourth grade when Pulier started to learn how to program computers. When he entered high school, he launched a database computer company and eventually he was accepted into Harvard University. While at Harvard, he studied English and American literature and he was active with the school’s newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. He was the paper’s editor and he had his own column. In 1988, he graduated from college.

Today, he continues to enjoy success and he continues to work hard.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eric.pulier

Adam Goldenberg: the face behind JustFab

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Business leaders | Posted on 07-10-2016

In an industry that’s known to take itself too seriously, Adam Goldenberg has combined fun and passion for spotting trends and at the same time grow and develop the best brands around. Adam first business venture was at the age of 15 when he founded Gamers Alliance. Adam later sold this company to Myspace parent company, Intermix Media three years later. This was in the year 1999. After this sale, Adam quit high school and traveled across states to become the vice president of Strategic Planning of Intermix. At the age of 20, Adam became the youngest Chief Operating Officer of a publicly traded company when he was appointed COO of Intermix Media.

While at intermix media, Adam Goldenberg met Ressler, an entrepreneur who had also sold his business to intermix media. Don and Ressler became good friends. When News Corporation bought Intermix Media, the pair founded a company of their own, intelligent beauty. Their main aim was to combine social media experience with the latest fashion and at the same time offering it at the best price available. Adam believed that for the venture to work online, it had to be fun and at the same time highly social and engaging. The result of this idea is what came to be referred as JustFab on rgtadvisors.com, another great innovation thanks to Adam Goldenberg. JustFab was a subscription e-commerce retailer and initially received a $33 million funding from matrix partners. The first online venture for this two was the DERMSTORE. This was an online marketplace dealing with cosmetics and skincare products.

The next venture for Adam Goldenberg was the weight loss system referred to as SENSA. However, for this venture to be successful, they had to bring Dr. Alan Hirsch aboard as the CEO. Adam’s firm, intelligent beauty has never released its financial results. However, his other ventures such as SENSA and DERMSTORE are believed to be highly profitable. For the first two years, intelligent beauty mainly survived by bootstrapping their funding. However, in the year 2008, Adam accepted a $43 million funding from crossover technology ventures.

During his entire life, Adam has been involved with various companies. This includes; Dermstore.com where was a director, founder, and Co-CEO of intelligent beauty, founder, and CEO of Games Alliance, Inc. He has also served as the president of Brentwood cosmetics on entrepreneur.wiki since the year 2004. Adam believes that easiest way to success is being passionate about what you do, ensure that you develop a great product and at the end of the day, surround yourself with a phenomenal team. To Adam, teamwork is the key to success.

Further Reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf2sndxN0js

Why Marketers Should Consider Embracing Reputation Management For Their Brands

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Business | Posted on 03-10-2016

Marketing is not a new phenomenon; the only thing that has changed is how it is done. Traditional marketing, although still in use, used slow methods that were expensive. However, modern changes in technology have seen marketers shift their focus to better methods like digital marketing, which does not necessarily require huge investment.
In the process of promoting a brand online, there are bound to be challenges and one of the most pressing issues that arise is the reputation of a company. Reputation.com and reviews management, therefore, is something that any business cannot ignore if there are results to be expected in the long run. Marketers need to change their approaches to the topic and here are the some of the areas they need to look into while promoting their businesses.

Managing loads of data
Among challenges that online reputation management offers is the problem of sifting through loads of data available online to get information that can be used to amend things in a business. These huge loads of data can hide some vital details like a comment highlighting an unhappy client, something that could later bring about a crisis.

Using media monitoring tools allows you to filter out all the interactions that occur targeting your brand and helps you to identify PR issues and trends in the market that could help you sharpen your reputation.

Collect insights
An article posted on Marketing Tech News explains that media monitoring tools offer a perfect source of insights that one can use to understand the past crisis and triumphs in marketing.

During times of crises, these tools help you to identify the starting point of the disaster, for example the first tweet or comment expressing an issue. Tracking the issue to the origin allows you to understand what led to the behavior exhibited by the customer.

With such information, you can come up with strategies that can work to repair the lost popularity of a brand or a business in general. Alternatively, one can reach at professionals with the right tools and capacity to bury bad press and this would be helpful for the long run.