Before Talos Energy merged with Stone Energy, there was a storm named Harvey that ravished Southeast Texas in 2017 with wind speeds of 130 mph. Talos Energy executive Tim Duncan, found himself, his wife, his 6-year-old-son and their 2 dogs on a FEMA rescue boat from their home in Kingwood, Texas-a suburb of Houston. 4-months prior to this, Duncan had begun brokering merger. Brokering such a deal is a challenge under normal circumstances needless to say, Hurricane Harvey made closing this deal, much more difficult. In spite of the hurricane, Duncan persisted and eventually closed the deal with Stone Energy Corporation. Making Talos a public entity without the expense of a public offering. Now, Tim Duncan presides over an oil company with an annual revenue of $900 million.
Talos Energy’s expertise lies in the acquiring of operated shelf and developed deep water assets in the Gulf of Mexico. Talos then explores, exploits and optimizes those assets using innovative and cutting-edge seismic technologies. The company, which is located in Houston Texas, was voted one of the Top Work Places in 2017. For example, Talos reexamined seismic data that enabled the ship Helix Producer to make new discoveries 3,000 feet deeper than the old reservoirs. You might recall that The Helix is the ship that helped to capture some of the 4 million barrels that gushed into the Gulf after the big Deep water Horizon oil spill in 2010. Talos Energy is also a company that prides itself on making the welfare of its employees, contractors, visitors and the general public a top priority! Maintaining compliance with applicable health, safety environmental laws and regulations is a constant focus and is fundamental to the company’s culture.
One thing that won’t change for the foreseeable future, is that oil and gas will continue to be the main source of energy. When it comes to recovering previously unreachable valuable resources, Talos Energy is a company that is focused on continued innovation in the exploration and production of these resources.
Guilherme Paulus has been an entrepreneur in Sao Paulo, Brazil, since 1972. It was not long after graduating from college that he co-founded CVC Tours. This tourist company started in a very small retail space but it had the advantage that there was a lot of foot traffic on the sidewalk in front of it as there was a movie theater next door. From these small beginnings, he grew CVC Tours into the preeminent tourist company in South America.
Today Guilherme Paulus is the chairman of the board of CVC Tours. His company earns around $5.2 billion a year from people traveling in Latin America using the services his company provides. He has travel agencies in around 400 shopping malls plus 140 commercial galleries. CVC Tours is planning to open an additional 100 storefronts each year over the next few years.
Guilherme Paulus founded another company, GJP Hotels & Resorts and he is the chairman of the board for. The business expert started this company in 1995 when he opened his first hotel. He now has more than 20 hotels and resorts. These are three brands that each of the hotels and resorts fall into. There is a brand for the budget traveler, one meant to appeal to those who want some luxuries, and one brand that is fully committed to offering the most luxurious stay possible.
In 2006 he had bought an airline, Webjet. When he purchased this company it only operated a single airplane. By the time he sold this company in 2011, it was the third largest airline in Brazil with 20 airplanes flying to about 20 different destinations. He sold this company to Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA.
In 2017, Isto é Dinheiro magazine named Guilherme Paulus as the Entrepreneur of the Year. In the accompanying article, they talked about how he has helped hundreds of thousands of Brazilians by increasing economic activity through tourism and hiring thousands of workers. He has also helped other entrepreneurs establish their own companies in the tourism and hospitality industries. The article stated that he has invested around $600 million just into the hospitality industry in recent years.
OPSkins are launching a blockchain platform designed for virtual asset trading. The platform is Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX), and is a peer-to-peer marketplace where buyers and sellers can trade virtual assets, he platform being build upon a foundation of decentralized smart contracts and blockchain.
In addition, as a result of using a blockchain-enabled widget that allows individuals to buy or sell without leaving their game, the platform solves two big problems that virtual asset markets have to deal with, fraud and fragmentation.
Fragmentation came as a result of the emerging marketplaces that have issues with payment processing, security, and language. WAX allows users to tokenize their assets and buy or sell instantly. Additionally, WAX Token is a common currency, which means this will eliminate the problem of not being able to make transactions with other users who use different cryptocurrencies.
Security issues and fraud are major problems in the virtual asset market. OPSkins managed to solve the issues by using smart contracts to facilitate the sale or purchase of an asset, which means delivery of the asset is guaranteed. As a result, there is no need for intermediaries that would drive up the price.
Smart contracts and blockchain allows new kinds of user operations, and the virtual trading community will benefit from being able to use the platform for global exchange. The platform is designed to support specific needs that the market has, and is made to provide an optimal experience for users looking to trade virtual assets.
Malcom CasSelle notes that he is confident in the WAX platform, mentioning that the gaming industry will push the world of cryptocurrency into the mainstream. He has been an investor in companies such as Zynga and Facebook while they were in their early stages, and he also invested in Bitcoin-related companies. CasSelle holds a Computer Science degree from Stanford University and has graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently the President of WAX, and the Chief Information Officer of OPSkins. OPSkins is the number one Bitcoin merchant in the world and a global leader when it comes to sales of in-game assets.
Since its inception in 1998, Fortress Investment Group has improved financial investment banking in a lot of ways. This became most evident in 2007 during its Initial Public Offering (1PO). At that point, the group became the first large-scale equity firm to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Fortress has spread its roots and can now be found in various sectors, managing assets worth $43 billion while employing 1,750 investors in various fields. Some of their specialties range from hedge funds, private equity to permanent capital vehicles. The New York headquarters employs more than 900 people itself. It has three main managers based in New York and San Francisco.
Fortresses’ asset-based investments through credit funds and private equity aim at generating a sustainable long-term cash flow. That is why they are made up of various assets; capital, real estate, and financial vehicles are some of the most popular. The company has a wealth of experience in financing, pricing, owning and managing both financial as well as physical assets. Fortress does well at appraising various parts of investments ahead of time too. Some of the areas that are taken into consideration are operational, strategic and structural standards. These are systematically analyzed before investments are made.
With over two decades in business, the company has taken charge by managing intricate details of mergers and acquisitions alike. They have developed close links to large players in the industry and understand the art of deal-making with management professionals, corporate board members, and other stakeholders. This great experience also makes Fortress Investment Group a go-to in capital markets. Their team has substantial expertise in getting financing deals over the line either through debt or equity markets.
Fortress Investment Group also has a long and proven track record of managing various companies. This has given the conglomerate firsthand experience and knowledge about various industries. They have employees who worked almost their entire lives in related niches. This is an advantage as time spent in related industries allows them to have substantial institutional knowledge on a global scale.
Fortress Investment Group set new records when they were purchased in 2017. It also became the first to be purchased at such a large scale. Valued at $3.3 billion, Fortress was bought by Soft Bank GROUP Corporation, a Tokyo-based Japanese multinational. However, Fortress continues to operate as an independent entity and founders Randal Nardone and Wes Edens stayed on as principals.
Peter Briger is a business spearhead and financial professional residing in San Francisco, California and has more than two years of experience in asset management.Currently, he works as the principal and the co-chairman at Fortress Investment Group, one of the top global investment management firm. From 2002, he had steered the firm’s operations in various management roles until August 2009 when he was elected as the co-chairman of the board of directors.Currently, he is responsible for the fortress investment group’s credit fund and real estate business. On the Forbes Billionaire list, he is ranked in position four hundred and seven currently.Peter Briger is a former student from the University of Princeton where he got a degree in Bachelor of Arts.
He then proceeded to the Wharton School of business at the University of Pennsylvania for his master’s degree in Business Administration.Before joining Fortress, he worked with Goldman Sachs and Co where he became a partner in the year 1996. He was tasked with the responsibility of supervising operations of various business areas.Along with helping on the various committees such as Global Control and Compliance Committee and Asian Management Committee, Peter Briger upheld duties as co-head of the firm’s Fixed Income Principal Investment Groups and Whole Loan sales and trading business group.Additionally, he helped in management branches, for example, the Asian Distressed Debt business and the Goldman Sachs Special Opportunities (Asia) Fund. He worked with the Goldman Sachs for fifteen years.
This enabled to obtain a lot of experience which later helped him to serve at Fortress.Besides his professional activities, Peter Briger supported several philanthropic and community-driven causes, for example, he is on the Silicon Valley Leadership Council for the Global Fund for children.Additionally, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent organization that is established to enhance an extensive understanding of external policy concerns among both citizens and elected officials.Peter Briger has supported Princeton entrepreneurship by coming up with programs and dynamically participating in the Princeton University Investment an organization that provided support to up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
Matt Badiali is top level investor with years of experience in the natural resource market. A trained geologist, Badiali was actually serving as an advisor in a natural resource company when his investment career began. Urged by a friend Badiali put his knowledge of geology to work for him. Now he travels the sphere to get a close look at natural resource operations. He looks at drilling, mining, and pumping. He speaks to CEOs and workers. He even tests the soil on site. All of the information he gleans is used to create actionable projections for upcoming investments. Most of his knowledge he shares through two newsletters he writes for Banyan Hill. The newsletters are Real Wealth Strategist and Front Line Profits, and they deal in natural resource investment and short-term stock options. Matt Badiali is one of many investment experts who use their knowledge to help average investors make good on returns.
In addition to his newsletters Badiali also shares information through his twitter account. Badiali is very active in the market and is constantly following new trends. Anyone who wants some quick ideas on where to look just has to view @MattBadialiGuru. Lately, Badiali has been dedicating a lot of focus to the world of Cannabis. Canada is set to fully legalize marijuana sales nationwide for both medical and recreational use. This has set investments markets concerned with cannabis in a tizzy. Matt Badiali has been observing with expectation as the result could be skyrocketing stocks for many investors.
In an article recently penned for Banyan Hill, Matt Badiali discusses the safe ways to invest in cannabis. One of the trends he has been following closely are cannabis-infused drinks. Big alcohol company Constellation, distributor of popular brands like Coors and Heineken, is expanding into the marijuana markets. Part of what they are doing focuses on drinks mixed with small amounts of cannabis. Apparently, cannabis-infused beverages are set to replace traditional smoking. Badiali pegs Constellation to make a big move based on their yearly growth to date. The company needs something to boost profits, and this new trend could be the answer.
Plastic surgery can have a life-changing effect on your life. You can fix a problem area that has always caused you to struggle with low self-esteem. Dr. Rod Rohrich is one of the very best plastic surgeons in Dallas. He offers a wide variety of services to his clients to meet all of their needs. Rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, breast surgery, and facelifts are just a small sampling of the common services provided.
Nose reshaping can completely change your looks. Perfecting flaws and imperfections lead to the ideal nose that flatters your face. Dr. Rohrich specializes in rhinoplasty and is at the cutting edge of advancements.
People that have previously gotten a nose job and it was not executed correctly or the results were not as promised get a second chance to get it right. Dr. Rod Rohrich carefully executes this difficult surgery to achieve stunning results. His academic work on revision rhinoplasty has been published and is considered a key asset in ongoing research.
Breast lifts and augmentations create a remarkably flattering look. Silicone and saline implants are both utilized. Whether for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or for a boost of confidence Dr. Rohrich’s experience leads to excellent care.
Fighting the signs of aging can be challenging. A facelift works to fill and lift sagging areas affected by age. This procedure when combined with a neck lift is called facial rejuvenation. Facial rejuvenation provides a more youthful appearance by correcting signs of aging on the face.
Dallas is home to Dr. Rod Rohrich. He is one of the best local plastic surgeons with ample knowledge and experience. Dr. Rohrich offers many services including rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, breast surgery along with facelifts.
Randal Nardone is Fortress Investment Group’s Co-Founder, Director, and Principal from New York, New York. He has been part of Fortresses committee of management since 1998. On top of that he’s been chosen for the Board of Directors since November 2006. For education he attended the University of Connecticut and got a B.A. in subjects of Biology and English. He also got J.D. when he attended Boston University School of Law. Nardone had worked in the post of Blackrock Financial Management, Inc. From there in 1997 he went into UBS AG in position of a managing director.
Recently the company Randal Nardone works for “SoftBank”got acquired by a company called “SoftBank”. This was for a deal of $3.3-billion. It got approved by Fortress shareholders in July 2017. This became authorized on December 27th 2017. Each company has been consistent in seeking new places to extend out into. Both have displayed interest in having themselves rebranded in the years as well. Fortress Investment Group will keep on functioning as a company that’s independent. It will also go on put there money into the things they specialize into. They are hedge funds, railroads, private equity, real estate, and credit funds.
Randal Nardone had thoughts on that event. He had optimism on the deal and how it would make the company stronger. He believed the company would have the ability in the future to speed up. It would also have the ability to gain entrance to larger sources of credit. The company of Nardone’s is now thought to contain approximately $69.5 billion in assets under management. Half of it is in fixed incomes and the remainder is in credit hedge funds, permanent capital vehicles, private equity, and credit private equity.
Randal Nardone was not alone in the establishment of “Fortress Investment Group”. He established this with two other co-chair’s. Their names are Wes Edens and Pete Briger. Fortress will assist Fortress in accomplishing it’s goals and on top of that will be a big boom. This is to both the future and the current private equity firm.
Shafik Sachedina is a business person and a renowned philanthropist in the UK. The individual’s main agenda in life is to offer a significant change in the life of the Ismaili Community members. Most importantly, Sachedina purposes to better the livelihood of the community members not just in the UK, but the entire world. The leader offers support to the Institute of Ismaili Studies as a member and an advisory. The institute supports the history of the Ismaili Community and educates about the Muslim culture. Sachedina relocated from Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania to the UK in his adolescence. Later on, the individual acquired training at Guy Medical Hospital in London. Sachedina graduated from the University of London with the bachelor’s degree in the dental surgeon.
Shafik Sachedina’s core agenda is to make the Ismaili Community much influential to the members. Also, the individual is a primary supporter of the Aga Khan Foundation, the UK- based charity group and the Aga Khan Development Network. The foundation raises the living standards of people with low life across the world. Sachedina is the primary organizer of the Ismaili Community’s charity missions. On two occasions, the individual was the president of the Ismaili Community. Thus, he dedicates much time, resources, and attention to the community missions.
After completing his studies as a surgeon, Shafik Sachedina served in various ranks in numerous healthcare institutions. Thus, he ensured that the patients received appropriate medical attention at all time. As a philanthropist, Shafik Sachedina organized the delegations that settled the confrontational matters between Syria and Afghanistan. The individual is the ambassador for peace in the entire world.
As a business person, Shafik Sachedina began a medical center known as Sussex Healthcare. The institution takes care of the old people giving them a good life. The institution offers emotional and physical support. The institution owns more than 20 homes around Sussex. Besides taking care of the old people, the institution provides support for people living with disorders like autism, learning disability, neurological condition, and brain injuries. Recently, the institution appointed Amanda Morgan-Taylor as the new chief executive officer. The leader began her career as a mental health nurse in 1984. The individual worked both in private and public health arenas.
Wesley Robert Edens is the official name of Wes Edens, and he is among the few billionaires popularly known globally. In 1961, Wes Edens was born as a citizen of the United States, but currently, he lives in New York City. Education is the key to success; he underwent his studies in Oregon University and 1984 he was awarded a Bachelor Degree in both Finance and Business Administration. Immediately after his academics, he ventured corporate world to utilize the skills that he was bestowed while in school. Wesley Edens has built an excellent reputation for himself in the finance sector, and his notable achievements have seen him ascend to victory. Also, the impact of Wes Edens is much felt by the society since he has enabled many people to actualize their dreams as well as giving a u-turn in many people way of life.
In 1987, Wes Edens commenced his career as a partner and managing director of Lehman Brothers until 1993. Despite the stiff competition from the other organizations which were wealthier, he was able to adopt and implement various competition strategies that added the firm a comparative advantage over its competitors in the market. Also, it has an excellent reputation and the right image to the public such as ensuring its customers are fully satisfied hence winning customer loyalty to its services. Later on, he joined BlackRock and worked in its private equity division as a partner and managing director up to 1997. Wes Edens, having worked in several enterprises he acquired much experience and knowledge in relating to finance industry.
In 1998, Wesley Edens joined hand with his colleagues and worked jointly to bring Fortress Investment Group into existence. Edens’ investment way of life while at Fortress was based on developing business from innovative financing and reserves. Fortress Investment Group became the first freely traded buyout company from the aid of Wes Edens. At the end of 2009, Fortress had sold shares worth $600 million to the general public. Wesley Edens made it possible for Fortress customers to benefit from his skills through developing strategies that they should use in their Investment to grow their investments as well as managing them.