A Silent Moment for Stephen P. Murray

Today we speak about Steve Murray and attempt to do so in honor and with a moment of respectful silence.

The financial mogul who is now deceased held the prior CCMP Capital firm as CEO and as an investor known the world over. This recognition comes today due to a Fortune.com news of Steve Murray’s death. Though he took leave from his duty in office, the headlines across America could only pronounced him dead in the spring of 2016.

The ongoing health issues he faced have not been disclosed to the public at the moment.

In his absence, the prolific financial professional, Greg Brenneman now chairs the CCMP Capital firm and its public reputation. Greg Brenneman jumpstarted a career by establishing himself as the owner of Quiznos Sub. He also led the Burger King Corporation with great success.

These advancements in his career gives him perfect standing for absolute authority over the of CCMP Capital agency. A position that comes with tremendous respect in the closed industry of investment. But Brenneman first earned his diploma from Washburn University, the Topeka, Kansas college. He then excelled in his MBA program finished at Harvard Business School.

The private equity investment firm he now manages is found, located in its headquarters on 245 Park Avenue, NY., New York. The group is an investment giant to say the least. One that holds registration with the U.S. Government as a partnership with limited liability clauses. This status is the result of the group officially “spinng-out” from JP Morgan Chase who was recognized as CCMP’s parent company.

But Greg Brenneman owes a tremendous amount to Stephen P. Murray who was born in the United States on August 2, 1962. Murray also impresses the world with his educational credentials by attending Boston College where he studied, graduated and earned an economics degree.

That very education would propel Stephen Murray above his competitors in his future and career founded within the investment sectors.

As the all-American we know, Steve Murray’s tale eventually influenced the planet. He inspires businessmen due to his work in forming the organization we speak of today: CCMP Capital. Before Brenneman began his lead, Murray put on a world platform the CCMP Capital name that we can acknowledge now.

Chemical and Chase and JP Morgan Partner found its own space in business but in 1984 was still under its founder, the Morgan Partners. Nevertheless, things and the world at large have transformed and likewise has CCMP Capital.

Their transactions exceed multi-million dollar amounts regularly.

It continues to operate transactions the world experiences by the simple decisions it makes.

Top 4 Secrets To Transforming Business Success Through Venture Capitalism By Marc Sparks

Surely, Venture Capital powerhouse, Marc Sparks has a gamut best business practices to empower today’s entrepreneurs. In fact, he’s been quite generous in revealing his top-4 picks as a recent CNN iReport piece reads. So what’s the key feature every venture capitalist need to promote and sell a business or patent successfully? “An award-winning presentation strategy?” Yes, that’s right!

Interestingly, that’s not the singular commodity. A presentation cannot yield positive feedback if it doesn’t have the correct formula. Marc Sparks recommends the following four strategies to garner maximum outcome:
First, utilize visual tools effectively and make every point count.

Why overproduce graphics that really do not add value to the presentation? Entrepreneurs often waste time on visual attributes while forgetting the relevant content of a presentation. In addition, it’s sensible to exploit data and author a legitimate narrative.

The best venture capitalists possess an extensive knowledge of manipulating data. They’ll exercise this craft to present data correctly so as to educate consumers. Consequently, it should outline a create plan, so it counts to makes use of data mining and research to cement investors interest.

Thirdly, entrepreneurs should keep their presentation simple to avoid overwhelming the audience. The best route is to harness factual information and present it in a logic sense. Additionally, it’s pragmatic to explain any complex topics without abetting confusion. Lastly, share success as a unit and not individually.

With multiple parties contributing to a patent or prototype, it’s novel to acknowledge their contribution. Business ideas are greatest when it’s understood to depth. If a team is a grand architect, it requires the entire group effort to do the presentation.

So who’s Marc Sparks? A vehicle of venture capitalism, Marc Sparks has formed a group of companies. He’s certainly an entrepreneurship extremist. Sparks conceived his first business plan as a high school graduate. “They Can’t Eat You,” recounts this memory.

It’s his first published journal, an exceptional memoir that received positive feedback. A business visionary, Marc shares his insights with aspiring entrepreneurs. Companies have enlisted his services countless times to maximize earnings and restructure corporate functions.

Fresh Pet Rides The Healthy Lifestyle Wave

Fresh Pet is a new pet food company that is cashing in on the healthy lifestyle trend that has moved from people to those people’s pets. When you think about healthy lifestyles the first thing that crosses most people’s minds is eating more fruits and veggies. The other thing is eating real food. Score one for Freshpet because this is exactly what they are doing, matching the trend in people food with their pets. How does that translate? Quite well actually, part of the novelty of Freshpet is seen when you are travelling with the CEO or the manufacturing chief Michael Heiger and you listen to how obsessed both men are about their company’s pet food and how fresh and tasty it is, This becomes very apparent when on the tour of their manufacturing facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania CEO Tompson offers visitors a slice of his company’s Chunky Chicken and Turkey Recipe fresh off the manufacturing line. This is clearly nothing that anyone has ever seen before and appears to be the direct result of a lifestyle trend with the general population that is now moving into the are area of household pets. And when we talk about pets what we really mean are those animals that people usually keep in the home. These household pets are looked on as part of the family, pets that you would want to do something special for. They are part of the family.

Beneful is definitely benefitting from this trend as sales of its innovative pet foods have clearly shown. It is also becoming more obvious that many pet owners are willing to spend more and more on this specialty pet food. One of the things that sets Beneful apart from its competition is the use of refrigerated stocking containers for its food. These containers serve two purposes.  As of 2016 Fresh pet has found its way to over 13,000 target Stores Wal-marts and Kroger food stores nationwide in America. In addition, Beneful is inundated with unsolicited testimonials from pet owners that state very positive claims such as “Since using Freshpet, I’ve seen a change in my pet’s overall health.” and, “…it’s the only food my dog with cancer will eat.” Although some people might think this is taking it over the top it really isn’t when you understand that Hippocrates the Greek Physician who is called the father of Medicine stated over 2000 years ago for people to let their food be their medicine and to let their medicine be their food.


Coriant America Headed for Substantial Growth in 2016

Coriant America is the new and rebranded name that houses the last of the Sycamore Network’s Intelligent Bandwidth management business. That technology alone accounted for the $18.75 million paid by Marlin Equity Partners in order to be able to combine that technology with the existing Coriant Company it owns. The combined Coriant America is operating out of Sycamore Network’s old headquarters location in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Coriant America is a Tier 1 service provider of OTN switching, 100G+ optical transport, and software service control and management solutions. Already they have been able to add such products as intelligent control plane software, optical mesh technology and multi-switching solutions. The growth is just the beginning for the new conglomerate; Coriant American has also made other professional acquisitions.

Coriant is now being lead by the well know and 28 year CEO veteran Shaygan Kheradpir. Kheradpir is taking the reins from now vice chairman of Marlin Equity Partners, Pat DiPietro, who served as Coriant’s last chief executive officer. The two have been working together closely at the venture capital firm Marlin Equity Partners prior to Kheradpir’s appointment. Marlin Equity Partners is credited with helping to build the strong foundation Coriant sits upon, and has helped other well-known providers in the industry such as Nokia, and part of the Sycamore Network, as well as Tellabs. Coriant is no longer a subsidiary of Nokia, as of 2013, and has since purchased Tellabs.

Kheradpir has near thirty years of experience running corporations in the fields of financial services, telecom, and technology, so he is right at home at Coriant America. Coriant America is expected to reach a new plateau of growth in the coming year and is already a great achiever in the field of technology services. Industry experts expect that Kheradpir will focus on Coriant America’s optical planning and transport systems as the basis for the growth.

More info: http://www.shaygankheradpir.com

Beneful Produces High Quality Premium Dog Food

A recent increase has surged into a billion dollar market for premium dog food. When we say premium dog food, we are talking about the freshest ingredients only with organic qualities and wholesome ingredients. That is what has consumed the market for premium dog food. Many manufacturers take a special kind of pride when it comes to the delicacy of crafting dog food that is especially healthy. The world has taken a trend in producing and supplying our family members with healthy snacks and wholesome foods, and more pet owners are starting to do the same for their furry family members. They notice when they eat healthier they act different and feel different. The billion dollar market has soared the premium dog food sales and more consumers are spending the cash to ensure that their pets are well fed with natural ingredients that are easy to digest and overall healthy.

One kind of dog food that has been making the news with their quality, premium dog food ingredients is Purinastore Beneful. They provide a line that is suitable for your pet and offer a variety of flavors and options when it comes to providing exactly what your pet needs. Beneful understand that just like people, we are all different, and some dogs need extra care in a specific category. Their brand explores that idea and offers exactly what your dog needs. Not only do they provide wholesome quality ingredients that you can see, but they take pride in each kibble that is created, ensuring that it passes the rigorous testing process ensuring customer and pet satisfaction. Beneful have been in the dog food industry for many years, and continue to support the need for our dogs to fall back on the ways of the wolves, which is their ancestor.

Beneful creates a multitude of varieties filled with fresh ingredients from farmers and ranchers located down the road. They take pride in offering great products at a reasonable price.


Skout Recommends Kindness To Strangers

I’m pretty good at meeting girls in real life. I have never had a problem finding a date, and my friends are always impressed that I have a girl on my arm all the time. When I started using an online dating website, I started using it to make friends. I had a few romantic relationships come from it, but that wasn’t my plan. I knew that it was good for that already because my friends were always talking about it. I wanted to make some good friends around the country with the online app I had found.

I found this app called Skout that was supposed to be great for travelers to find new people in the cities that they go to. I found it helpful when I was traveling in the Pacific North West of the United States. I go on these business trips. They’re very boring if you don’t have friends to spend your time with. Sometimes I will get lucky because I will already know someone in the city where I am visiting. However, most of the time I don’t know anyone until I get there. I get tired of going to bars to meet people. Skout makes it easy to make a few friends online to show me around the city. I have made a few really great connections thanks to Skout.

They also have a nice way of reminding others about important issues. For instance, Skout reminded me about Random Act of Kindness Week. Actually, I had never even heard about it until Skout sent the survey to me. I was taking a few classes in college at the time, so I fit into their demographic. They were only surveying college students at the time. They surveyed about 2,700 college students about their views on kindness. I knew that the survey results would be interesting, but I didn’t know if I could find them easily.

I found them on Uloop’s website. The website published Skout’s survey results as statistics, but they did something even better. They actually shared the top random acts of kindness that survey participants chose. I recommend the article if you like being kind to others.

Ross Abelow Is Saving New York City’s Animals A Little At A Time

In New York City, Ross Abelow has started a fundraiser that would simple help the animals. The city’s animals are benefited from it, and it began in 2016. He designed the fundraiser to make enough money to give shelters the ability to give the animals blankets, medical and food. He wants to raise $5,000.

The Winters Are Hard On The Animals

The winter temperatures are very difficult for the city’s animals to withstand. It not only has to do with the low temperatures, but also with the weather conditions, like ice and snow. Since he cares about the animals very much, he wants to make sure that they don’t become sick and die, especially during the hard, winter months.

Who Is Ross Abelow?

Ross Abelow is a lawyer in New York City. His practice deals with family law. Other specialties include commercial litigation and entertainment law. Right now, he is a partner at Abelow & Cassandro, Llp.

What Is Ross Abelow’s Educational Background?

He received an undergraduate degree from the State University of NY. After that, he acquired a law degree. This was from the Brooklyn Law School. It was in the year 1989, and he has been practicing law ever since then.

What Does Ross Abelow Do During His Spare Time?

He likes to write articles for the Crown Point New York. These are about legal issues, and they are meant to help the public. He also has a personal blog that he also writes on often. This deals with both financial and legal problems that can affect many people. He gives them ideas on how to go about handling the different issues that they might encounter.

The fundraiser is based on a GoFundMe page that people can go to in order to donate money for the city’s animals. The cause is a good one, and the people love to help the animals so they can stay safe and warm.

Check out Ross Abelow on Twitter

Michigan Entrepreneur Branches Into Liquor Business

Dick DeVos is a self made businessman as well as an entrepreneur. Dick DeVos is a member of the prominent family in Michigan which is the founder of Amway Corporation. With a background in business, Mr. DeVos worked and thrived at his family’s company. Only ten years after he started his job at Amway, he received a promotion to become one of the company’s vice presidents. With this role, he was in charge of international sales and was able to grow the company’s profits even further (Source: MLive). In addition to Mr. DeVos’ success as a businessman, he is a philanthropist who has donated millions of dollars to the community where he lives.

Dick is also known for his political views and generous donations, even getting some coverage by way of allusion in the popular show, House of Cards. You can read more about his thoughts on the episode here: http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2015/03/dick_devos_weighs_in_on_house.html

Recently in news, Dick DeVos and his wife, Betsy, have had an interest in becoming involved with the liquor industry. One distillery in particular that had caught their eye is the Coppercraft Distillery which was opened in 2013 by owner, Walter Catton III. Dick DeVos has invested in this distillery for the purpose of helping the company expand even further.

With the new investments made, Mr. Catton has been able to expand his business into a 9,000 sq-foot facility. This facility is now complete with both a kitchen as well as a tasting room that can seat over 50 people. The kitchen will be used to cook up delicious appetizers for the purpose of pairing them with the provided cocktails.

Currently Coppercraft distributes to over 100 different locations which include locations in Colorado, Illinois, as well as in Michigan. Currently the coming is collecting inventory for the upcoming Tulip Time Festival which is a large event in the Lakeshore area. Coppercraft has the ability to provide its product for a number of different events such as a fundraiser or even a simple party.

Now that DeVos has expanded the business, both individuals are looking forward to welcoming both part-time and full-time workers who share the love in crafting the perfect product. In recent news, the distillery has expanded to include handcrafted wine and beer in order to expand the clientele. Mr. DeVos and Walter Catton are thrilled to do business together are are excited to soon expand the growing business even further alongside his wife Betsy. 

Learn more about Dick by liking his Facebook page or connecting with him on LinkedIn, here.

Ricardo Guimarães and His Thoughts on LinkedIn


With so many people using social media, it is no wonder that young professionals are also using certain social media sites to get their names out there and noticed. One site in particular is known as LinkedIn and it has been a wonderful source of opportunity for those who are looking to get recognized when they can. This site has been a great way to get resumes out there and for employers to find new workers who fit their needs wonderfully.

One of the most influential business people out there is known as Ricardo Guimarães and he is the owner and operator of the BMG banking firm. BMG is one of the largest banks in Brazil and has millions of people using their services all the time. Ricardo Guimarães has recently talked about the benefits of using LinkedIn and why many people who are trying to find the perfect job should be making profiles themselves on this popular site. Ricardo Guimarães has told young professionals that LinkedIn is one of the greatest sites that they can possibly use if they want to land the job of their dreams and that can truly help them to advance in their career.

One of the great benefits of taking advice from Ricardo Guimarães is that he has a lot of experience and knowledge when it comes to owning a business. As stated before, he is the owner of BMG in Brazil and he has many years of experience in the banking field. He has worked his way from the bottom to the top to be one of Brazil’s most successful business people. Because of this, it has been a wonderful opportunity for him to find great help for his firm by using sites like LinkedIn as well. This is why he is continually telling people that they need to make profiles on this site themselves and start putting in their resumes so that they can get noticed when they most need it.

Whether you are using LinkedIn or some other type of social media site for your business needs, it is all about getting your name out there and finding the employers who are right for you. There are many people right now using LinkedIn for their own benefit, so this is definitely something to think about using for yourself if you are tired of always trying to figure out how and why you should be looking in local ads just to be able to find the right job.