Maggie Gill: Memorial Health’s Award-Winning CEO

Memorial Health CEO Maggie Gill graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree, earned an MBA from Saint Leo University in Florida, then attended the Wharton School where she completed course work in management and strategic thinking. She then went on to have a brilliant career in leadership in a number of medical facilities in Florida and Georgia and has developed a reputation as someone who cares about people and gets things done. She has displayed vision and a deep understanding of the issues that face people living in the Southeast.

 

Gill was hired in 2004 by Memorial University Medical Center as vice president of managed care and finance. In 2005 she was promoted to chief operating officer. Gill’s work within the organization was so impressive that in 2011, Memorial Health decided to name her president and CEO. The position put her in charge of all the medical facility’s vice presidents and physician leaders. She is also responsible for government relations, physician relations, cooperate communications, perioperative and trauma services, internal audits, financial assistance, the Heart & Vascular Institute, orthopedic and neuroscience programs, Memorial Health University Physicians and facilities management.

 

Prior to taking a leadership position at Memorial University Medical Center Maggie Gill was Tenet South Florida Health system’s chief financial officer for five years. During that time Gill was voted Tenet Outstanding CFO three times. While employed at Tenet she did work at Coral Gables Hospital located in Coral Gables, Florida, Palmetto General Hospital which is located in Hialeah, Florida as well as Miami’s North Shore Medical Center. The quality of the work Gill did at all these facilities is what led the leadership at Memorial University Medical Center to decide to hire her.

 

Maggie Gill’s body of work has been truly impressive. She’s not only helped the facilities she is in charge of to provide excellent quality service, she has also worked towards ensuring the communities in which she works has the services, facilities and staff they need. Gill has also shown a commitment to helping more students get the opportunity to get the medical training they need to be able to make a valuable contribution to their community. Her staff and facility also won 7 awards at the Georgia Medical Society’s 16th Annual Health Care Heroes awards program in 2016.

 

Maggie Gill was listed among the 2016 135 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know.

 

Don Ressler and the History of TechStyle Fashion Group

 

Don Ressler, a very well known entrepreneur, is the founder of JustFab Inc. The pair later went on to form Fabletics as a subsidiary of JustFab, partnering with actress Kate Hudson. Don serves as the co-CEO of JustFab, with Adam Goldenberg being the other co-CEO, and is the CEO of Fabletics. When Fabletics was first introduced in September and October of 2015 it only featured women’s wear, but thereafter quickly expanded into men’s wear as well.

JustFab was launched as a subscription service in March 2010. For $39.95 a month a female subscriber will receive a boutique that is picked out by her own personal stylist. Fabletics is a non-subscription based online retail provider.

Don and Adam were able to fund the startup of JustFab Inc. by obtaining $33 million from the venture capitalist firm Matrix Partners. Once they were up and running Matrix Partners funded an additional $76 million into the company along with Rho Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Intelligent Beauty. This funding enabled JustFab to expand out from the United States and into Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

In August of 2016 JustFab rebranded itself as TechStyle Fashion Group. Don and Adam explained this change as being caused by the company being transformed into a brand-building platform that was driven by data and personalization. Over time it had become a fusion of technology and fashion so the pair felt that they should change the name of the company to reflect this change of attitude by adding the word tech into the name of the company. This change in name was also necessitated by the fact that they had an umbrella of different brands under the JustFab name and they wanted the name of the company to communicate this.

These companies are based in El Segundo, California. In the words of Don Ressler they want to be based in a city that is as fun as the styles they strut. Also as a center of the fashion scene the surrounding area provides them with the opportunity of staying on top of new trends and fashions.  With a resume full of top level industry accomplishments, Don Ressler’s new venture will definitely be one to watch.

 

 

Lori Senecal Earns a Top Spot in the Global Advertising Arena

Lori Senecal is a graduate of McGill University, a public university based in Montreal, Canada. At the university, she majored in marketing and finance. Lori Senecal is skilled in advertising, digital strategy, digital marketing, social media marketing, and creative strategy. Her skills are attributed to her 13 years of experience in the advertising industry. Over the years, Lori has held various executive positions in several advertising corporations on AdWeek. This experience has groomed her into the top female chief executive officer in the country. Lori is the current CEO of Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CP+B). She earned this prestigious appointment following the exit of Andrew Keller, the retired CEO.

Lori’s work experience

Lori began her career in 2003 at McCann Erickson. In 2009, she joined Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners (kbs+p) as the chief executive officer and president. Lori Senecal is remembered for facilitating the growth of kbs+p from a 250-person to 900-person domestic agency. She also enabled the recognition of the company as one of the best places to work in New York City. At kbs+p, she rose above ranks and became the global executive chairman. In 2015, she became the global chief executive of CP+B, an advertising agency and member of MDC Partners at https://twitter.com/digitalori?lang=en. Since appointment, she has influenced both the corporate and entrepreneurial culture of the company, making it internationally recognized market flair. Under her leadership, CP+B bagged the Creativity Innovators of the Year Award from Advertising Age.

Before becoming the CEO of CP+B, she was the president of MDC Partners Network, a position she holds until now. At MDC Partners, Lori is in charge of developing and implementing strategies, as well as facilitating the company’s growth on salary.com. She is tasked with the duty of developing cross-collaboration throughout the business networks. Over the years, she has secured prominent clients such as Victoria Secrets, BMW, TE Connectivity, PINK, and American Express for MDC Partners. Lori is known to be innovative and is always encouraging employees to focus on developing their talents and careers. Lori Senecal encourages them to be inventive in everything they do. According to Lori, being inventive brings forth healthy competition in business.

Lori’s recognition and awards

In 2014, she featured on the list of “Agency Executives to Watch.” She earned this honor due to her prowess in running activities at MDC Partners and CP+B. Lori also scooped Quantum Leap award for leadership and innovation at the AWNY Game Changer Awards. Lori is a loyal member of the Ad Council Board of Directors.

Dr Walden: The Brilliant Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon

Every time you hear of the best female cosmetic plastic surgeons in the world, the name Dr Jennifer Walden arises. She has developed and nurtured her great reputation as one of the best plastic surgeons in the world, through her exceptional work. Dr. Jennifer Walden work has been seen through her many years of experience in the industry. More importantly, she has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

 

 

Having been an exceptional student, Dr Walden graduated Anderson High School with great grades and joined the University of Texas where she took up a degree in Biology. Having done so well, she joined the University of Texas Medical Branch where she specialized in aesthetic and plastic surgery.

 

 

After her graduation, Dr Walden went ahead to participate in her residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Jennifer  has also been trained and received her fellowship in cosmetic surgery. Career journey was fueled when she started at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and continued advancing her career. She is among the one hundred and eighty plastic surgeons in the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

 

 

She has more than eight years of experience in plastic and cosmetic surgery. She has worked in the New York’s East Side for more than seven years. She also took part in several clinical trials that led to the restoration of silicone breasts implants after they had been banned and discouraged. With her experience in the field, she started her own practice in Austin Texas called the Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center. She moved to Austin from New York following the birth of her twins.

 

 

Some of the procedures she has taken part in include:

 

 

  1. Face surgery: some of the procedures here include brow lift, rhinoplasty and chin implants among others
  2. Non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation
  3. Breast surgeries: some of the procedures include endoscopic breast augmentation and breast lifts among others
  4. Laser procedures
  5. Skin care and others

 

Dr Jennifer Walden is an experienced board certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon whose ambition and skills has been seen in her works. Her expertise has been seen in her book Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and her commentator work at Fox News.

 

 

AIG Continue To Ignore Insurance Claim From Bruce Levenson

The New Hampshire based insurance giant AIG have recently seen papers filed in Fulton County by a legal team acting on behalf of former Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson claiming breach of contract by the insurance provider. More importantly for AIG is the fact Levenson is also bringing a claim for insurance bad faith that his legal team feel can be proven with ease.

Bruce Levenson and his fellow Atlanta Hawks Basketball & Entertainment LLC consortium members state in legal papers they held a workplace based insurance policy that was breached in the buildup to the mutual termination of the $18 million contract of general manager Danny Ferry. Court papers reveal AIG and Bruce Levenson’s group held talks as early as April 2015 over the comments and actions of Ferry concluding in general agreement that a constructive dismissal claim could be filed following the June 2015 termination of the six year contract signed in 2012; since the insurance claim was made and the franchise sold AIG are reported by ESPN to have failed to have made any contact with Levenson’s consortium.

Over the course of his career, Bruce Levenson has always been seen as an individual who has the ability to make his way through business with ease; Levenson formed the United Communications Group with business partner Ed Peskowitz in a spare room in the 1970s and has built it into a major provider of real time information. Bruce Levenson is not only concerned with creating a business empire, but he is also well known as a philanthropist who has dedicated much of his life to enhancing the communities touched by his personal and business life. The former head of the Atlanta Hawks looks to his faith at many times as he has tried to protect the history of the Jewish people during World War II in his work as a fund raiser for the U.S. Holocaust Museum.

More information regarding Levenson’s philanthropic works posted on PR Newswire‘s website.

John Goullet is the Principal of a Company with a Purpose

John Goullet humbly started his career as a computer consultant, but soon rose up the corporate ladder and was able to form his own company, Info Technologies, an IT staffing company. His business focus included understanding the wishes of his individual clients while having an appreciation for the corporate structure and being fully committed to honest business principles. Goullet has worked and studied the complicated IT industry and knows every aspect of its complex workings. Early in his business life, he saw the benefit of forming partnerships with other executives and businesses and soon merged with Diversant LLC. Goullet became the principal of Diversant, LLC., and sits as the chairman of the board at Diversant.

Diversant proudly represents a company that is primarily African-American owned and operated. Goullet has instilled a sense of professional respect and ethics to the members of his staff. His dedication to teamwork has enabled Diversant to rise above other similar firms in the industry. He expects his employees to maintain a sense of creativity and problem solving that is needed in the modern business world. Goullet has required a dedication to a high sense of ethics and respect for all those in the management chain and company customers. What is most important is the necessary outside the box problem-solving ability from all the members of the Diversant workforce.

Owing to the ethical, stimulating and inspiring work ethic of John Goullet, Diversant has become the largest African-American owned and operated firm in the United States of America.

It is refreshing to see a man so committed to building up and supporting an entire race, a people, that has been historically held down by vicious racism and in some cases by the “old boy” network of American business. His ethical sense of business practices and operational techniques should be a model for everyone in business, today.

 

Keith Mann: Ready For All Challenges

Keith Mann has always prided himself on being prepared in life. He believes that is a big reason why he has had the success he has had in his life and with Dynamics Search Partners. Keith Mann knows that nothing comes easy in life, however that is the way he likes it and prefers it. If things were easy, they would not mean as much to him. He believes in the value of hard work, dedication, and committing yourself to your craft. That is how you get results and that is how things get done. He is not big on being caught off guard or surprised by anything. It takes a lot to surprise him or catch him off guard.

 

That is why he was very careful when planning and putting together a fundraiser for the kids in the Uncommon School Districts. Mann  wanted to make sure the event would raise as much money as possible. This is not the kind of event that someone can just throw together and hope for the best. After all, this is for the children and their future. When it comes to something like that, people know that Keith Mann is going to go all out and leave nothing to chance.

 

The Uncommon School Districts is something that is very, very important to Keith Mann and it holds a special place in his heart. He knows that all these kids want is a chance and they want some doors to be opened for them. Once they are opened for them, not only are they going to go to college, but they are going to get that four year degree and graduate. They are going to give it full commitment and really go all out in making their dreams come true. Keith Mann sees a lot of himself in these kids, and he sees kids that want to make a difference and kids that have their head on straight.

 

Because they have been through so much, they have learned a lot at a young age. They are ready for the challenge and they will not shy away from it.

EOS Revolutionized Lip Balm

EOS, an acronym for the Evolution of Smooth, revolutionized the lip balm world just seven years ago when they released their own lip balm brand to compete with the large companies already dominating the space. Of course, lip balm is about the last industry that you would ever expect to be revolutionized, so their story is a compelling one to say the least.

How EOS lip balm came to change the market is a tale of learning about their customers including those who were not all that enthralled with the lip balms that they were using. For the most part, the lip balm that people consumed in the year 2000 was pretty much the same that was sold in 1900. Flavored were bland and medicinal, the products were made from petroleum jelly, that oil byproduct, and lip balm was sold in these androgynous applicator tube that was sanitary, but easily lost in the handbag of women, who were the primary buyer of lip balm.

The most interesting part of the lip balm market was that the female consumer who primarily bought lip balm was not all that excited about using it and had no loyalty to the brands that they bought. EOS set to change that by making a product that excited these female consumers on Target.

They started with organic and all natural ingredients including higher quality oils which last longer and provide added moisture protection. New and unique flavored were added which contain fruit and subtle flavors which were appealing to women. Finally a new applicator orb (http://www.racked.com/2014/10/31/7571165/eos-lip-balm) was introduced which was not only sanitary but also unique and stood out.

According to Fast Company, this market strategy proved to be a success and consumers bought EOS lip balms in droves to the forefront of the market to the point where competitors started to emulate EOS.

 

White Shark Media And The Strengthening Of Marketing

Business requires marketing in order to sell and be successful. However, a lot of people who try marketing find out that it is important to come up with a marketing campaign that is going to be really strong. Not everyone knows how to bring forth the campaign with the power needed to attract the users. While some people may believe that all they need to do is bring traffic to their site, there are people that understand that the marketing campaign has a large influence on not only the amount of people that visit their site, but also the conversion rate of those visits.

 

Fortunately, business owners don’t have to do all of the marketing by themselves. They can also send the project over to someone who knows how to market for companies. They marketing professionals will take the time to come up with a marketing campaign that will get people interested in the product that is being sold. The most important thing to do is to convince people that they want and need the product or the service that is being marketed to them. Once they manage that, then the customer will decide to buy the product. However, it is important to find a marketing company.

 

White Shark Media is one of the companies that are really good at marketing. One of the reasons that they are effective at marketing is that they look at the company and the client. Therefore, they are able to come up with something that catches the customer. It also has to be a good representation of the company that is being marketed so that they customer will associate the products and the services with it. This will cause the customer to not only buy from the company, but to also come back for more services.

 

White Shark Media has a lot of experience when it comes to marketing campaigns. They know how to reach the target audience. One of the best ways to market is by using AdWords. This makes it a lot easier for the user in that Google has already figured out the way to get the target audience with the use of keywords.

 

Find out more about White Shark Media:

 

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Chris Burch’s Idea On The Future Of Fashion And Technology

Fashion and technology are two areas of great interest. Over the years, the two industries have grown together. Fashion and technology seem to take the lead role interchangeably. With time, technology becomes fashionable and fashion turns out to be technological. To understand how the future of fashion and technology will be, one needs to examine the past and current trends.

A glimpse of the 70s highlights the excitement that accompanied the introduction of the boom box. This is because it allowed users to listen to their favorite stations. In addition, with two cassette decks, people could record music from one side as the other side played music. Carrying the boom box became popular after its inclusion in movies. In the 90s, the Walkman became popular. People purchased it to get a personal music experience. In the 2000s, the iPod was introduced to the world. Because of its portability, many people purchased the device. This scenario shows that technology advances with the popularity of what people consider fashionable.

Presently, the two industries complement each other. Advancement of technology has seen fashion designers use different gadgets, especially on the runway with the view to popularizing a given innovation. Anouk Wipprecht is one of the top designers that have succeeded in marrying fashion with technology.

Additionally, innovators have been using technology to make items that help in protecting people during accidents. For instance, Anna Haupt has created a fashionable bike protection system for cyclists. During an accident, the airbag inflates and protects the head of a cyclist. Haupt’s creation is part of the trend where fashion designers are using technological advancements in to enhance their fashion. Other trendsetters are recycling material to develop exceptional fashions. Recently, SegraSegra created jackets and T-shirts from recyclable bicycle inner tubes. For this reason, the future of the two industries lies in working together.

About Chris Burch

Chris Burch is Burch Creative Capital’s founder. He is also the company’s chief executive officer. Burch Creative Capital is an investment firm that has created innovative solutions to address various challenges faced by clients in the market. The entrepreneurial values, philosophy and vision of Chris Burch have guided the firm to success. They include applying imagination, incubation, and creativity. The company believes in having a vision for the emerging markets as well as a positive, direct, and long lasting impact on consumers.

For over four decades, Burch has made successful investments. He has played an integral role in the growth of over 50 companies. Burch has invested in a number of industries, including hospitality, retail, and apparel. His brand portfolio includes Nihiwatu, TRADEMARK, Cocoon9, Poppin, and ED by Ellen DeGeneres.