Eric Lefkofsky a Visionary Leader Leading the Fight Against Cancer

Tempus and Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in an announcement by Tempus CEO and co-founder have joined hands in the fight against cancer. The partnership between the two companies will see more advanced research conducted to help fight cancer and specifically brain cancer. Tempus is a renowned technological healthcare company that boasts of a massive molecular clinic database.

Some of the services provided at the Tempus lab include genomic testing and analysis of DNA, RNA as well as proteomic data. Genome testing is quite significant when it comes to the treatment and care of cancer patients as it provides a better understanding of tumors at a molecular level. Once the physician gets the molecular analysis of a tumor, then the physician will be in a good position to diagnose the tumor and provide patients with customized treatment plans that are tailored according to their needs. Tempus besides genome testing, use other analysis methods such as lab results, radiology scans, and pathology images. All these testing methods help the doctor have a deeper understanding of the condition hence better diagnosis.

Tempus boasts of having numerous sources of clinical as well as molecular information. The data has helped Tempus physicians recommended the most effective treatment plan for their patients. With increased inventions and advanced technology such as AI, Eric Lefkofsky believes that more and more cancer patients will be able to live longer and healthier lives.

The partnership of the two firms will see Tempus organization work with Dr. Georgescu, an experienced physician in the field of glioblastoma, which is the most common type of brain tumor affecting patients. Dr. Geosgescu has been studying the tumor that is believed to be the most dangerous type of brain cancers. As a result of the partnership, Dr. Georgescu patients will be able to benefit from Tempus clinical data as well as genomic testing and data analysis for better diagnosis and therapy.

Tempus is a healthcare startup that was co-founded with Eric Lefkofsky with the aim of providing improved care and diagnosis of cancer. Lefkofsky decided to help establish Tempus after one of his relatives was diagnosed with the disease. Lefkofsky witnessed firsthand the challenges that cancer patient went through, and as a result, decided to start Tempus.

Nitin Khanna: Well Rounded Entrepreneur and Businessman

Nitin Khanna was born in India. He went to Purdue University where he earned a B.S. and M.S. He founded Saber Corporation before becoming a partner at Hoist Fund LLC, CEO for MergerTech Advisors and President at Maxonic. Nitin invested in companies like Cloudability, Meridian and Geoloqi.

Nitin Khanna is a leader, investor and entrepreneur with a background in technology. He partnered with his brother to start Saber Software which was later sold and helps 21 states manage elections, but have added software such as child care, child support and DMV systems.

Nitin Khanna believes that the core to his success is having the right people and says his brother is one of those people and is essential in the operational phase of the business. Nitin himself is a better fit for sales. He says he is better at strategy and growth.

Nitin feels if he gets the best people working for him then the business is bound to be a success. He hires like-minded people with the same cultural ideas and values. He gets his vision set up and then hires people who are excited about the vision and can bring it to life.

Nitin Khanna’s greatest advice on staying productive is time management. He feels it is easier for him considering he has hired the best people to help him with his business. He keeps a tight schedule and knows how to prioritize. He focuses on things that make him more productive.

Nitin Khanna wakes no later than 6 a.m. and then checks emails. He does not like to let them sit in his mailbox and checks them every morning and evening. He believes in getting back with people as soon as possible. Nitin Khanna wants his company to be likened to other top companies. He wants to be the top in the cannabis industry and have a company that is built to last.

Nitin makes sure to spend 90 minutes every morning and from 5:30 till 9:30 in the evening to with his family. He has a few hobbies that include being a DJ and making wine.

See more about Khanna here https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nitin_Khanna2

How HGGC Sets Itself Apart With It’s Top-Tier Employees

HGGC published news about two promotions and six team additions after the period where they’ve been the most active last year that included 16 add-on transactions, seven platform investments and five liquidity events.

This top middle-market private equity company expanded its execution and sourcing abilities across the company with the following additions:

  • Dan Stanko as an investment Principal for HGGC
  • Chad Clawson
  • Bennett Nussbaum as an Executive Director with an extensive background in operating

“We are delighted to reveal these and other team additions as well a few well-earned promotions for Matt Roesch and Bill Conrad,” Rich Lawson, HGGC Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer mentioned. “While we keep expanding, it’s critical that we both recognize when our homegrown talent is prospering and bring fresh members to the team with outstanding backgrounds and precious expertise. We could not be more thrilled to reveal these expansions to the team as we keep up our strong stride.”

Dan Stanko held a position as Principal at Bain Capital Private Equity previously. He was accountable for evaluating, sourcing, executing and moving value creation over established and new investments. Dan devoted almost an entire decade at Bain and concentrated on investments in a couple of primary verticals— TMT and Industrials.

Dan was one of the main contributors to the acquisitions of Viewpoint Construction Software, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Big Tex Trailers, American Trailer Works and Blue Coat Systems. Dan worked as an Analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co’s Private Equity Group before working at Bain.

Chad Clawson served in the Operations Group at American Capital as Principal before coming to HGGC. He worked in C-suite roles at firms including Paradigm Precision, Global Conference Partners and Service Experts as his most recent position.

Bennett Nussbaum has decades of experience in executive leadership roles from well-known international companies including Kinko’s, Burger King, Billabong, Winn-Dixie Stores, PepsiCo and American Apparel. He dedicated 25 years at Pepsi-Cola International and developed into SVP and Chief Financial Officer for the company before moving into his position as SVP – International Operations Development with the same unit of business.

https://www.iam-media.com/defensive-aggregation/rpx-board-accepts-555million-purchase-offer-palo-alto-private-equity-fund

Doe Deere Asks For U.S. Citizens To Have Faith In Immigrants

Doe Deere, the founder of the cruelty-free cosmetics company, LimeCrime believes the future of the U.S. will be shaped by many Americans who were not born in the country but moved from their birth nation. Deere herself is an immigrant who moved to the U.S. as a 17-year-old in 1998 from her home city of Izhevsk, Russia to seek out a better life. Deere is at pains to point out the success she and her family has achieved in the U.S. can be credited to the assistance received by experienced U.S. citizens.

The entrepreneur now sits at the head of two successful companies, the vegan cosmetics brand, LimeCrime, and the Poppy Angeloff jewelry line employing over 30 people. Despite the success she has achieved in her chosen retail sector, Doe Deere is quick to explain the problems and difficulties her family struggled with when they first arrived in the U.S. Doe Deere believes the faith shown in her family by social workers and members of the Sanctuary for Families charity who believed they could achieve great things.

Faith in the belief in the people arriving in the U.S in the coming days, weeks, and years is something Doe Deere believes strongly in because of her own amazing story. Although her family was headed by an accountant who had achieved success in Russia, problems verifying her mother’s qualifications meant the job she planned to take was out of reach upon the family’s arrival in 1998. Despite working any job available, the family found themselves destitute and homeless without the ability to keep their home or feed themselves.

It was at their lowest point that Doe Deere and her family found themselves partnered with the people who would have an instant impact on their lives. A kind-hearted social worker put the family in touch with the Sanctuary for Families group who set about changing the lives of Doe Deere, her mother, and sister. Doe Deere set out on a journey to the Fashion Institute of Technology with the encouragement of Sanctuary for Families founder Dorchen Leidholdt, who remains a mentor to the members of the family.

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InnovaCare Health – Background of Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides

When a company is doing good it is no surprise that everyone would like to know the driving force behind it and in particular the leaders behind the wheel. We can have a look at the two super experienced people behind the success of InnovaCare Health that is Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides. I call them super Experienced since they both boast over 20 years of experience.

About Richard Shinto

Dr. Shinto is the CEO of InnovaCare Health. Rick Shinto started as an internist and Pulmonologist after which he joined MedPartners as their VP where he was in charge of medical management. He has worked with Cal Optimal Health Plan in California, Orange County, worked with Pathways Management Company as operations manager, worked as a senior officer at NAMM and in 2008 moved to Aveta Inc. where he later became CEO until 2012.

Dr. Rick Shinto has been recognized because of his managerial and vision when he was given Ernst $ Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award back in 2012 in the Service Category. He has not relented as we can see this year Modern Healthcare has recognized him as one of 2018’s Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare, this tells you how determined he is to make sure everyone especially the minority receive good healthcare for a healthier nation.

About Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope is a graduate from Binghampton University with Bachelor’s in Classical language and biological sciences and later did Masters in New York University. At InnovaCare Health she is Chief Administrative Officer appointed in June 2015, previously she had worked as a chief operating officer in the same company. In her more than 20 years’ experience she has worked in government programs such as Medicaid and Medicare, In the private sector she has worked with Centerlight HealthCare, Touchstone Health different capacity from operations head to corporate VP.

In her Interview on IdeaMensch, she highlights how good her team is proving how good a team player she is. She also talks about how organized she is by thinking about the next day every night which makes her more productive, a clear sign InnovaCare Health is at good hands with a very bright future.

About InnovaCare Health

Talk about quality healthcare, cost-effective and innovative in one sentence, and I tell you it is incomplete without adding InnovaCare Health as the provider. InnovaCare is the epitome of a perfect business model providing health services good for stakeholders and excellent for customers, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Puerto Rico recognized this as it is the only with 4.5-star ratings.

https://connect.data.com/company/view/kOvnO9HbFUEskLldOgdM-w/innovacare-health

Erik Lefkofksy’s Belief in Biotech

Erik Lefkofsky was recently featured in the Ideamensch interview which discussed the origins of Tempus. Erik Lefkofsky began Tempus to create a more personalized treatment plan for patients who have cancer. This machine learning platform allows physicians to have a better understanding of the disease. Lefkofsky is also known for co-founding Groupon, an e-commerce website that provides coupons on various activities around the world.

However, Erik Lefkofsky is a serial entrepreneur. He began Uptake Technologies and Mediaocean, technology companies that provide integrated media and analytics. He also started companies like Lightbank which uses investing to disrupt the technology world.

He started Tempus after his own personal experience watching a loved one go through the treatment process for cancer. The physicians were not able to access the data and technology that are available to so many other industries. This was the beginning of a personal quest to help provide data to cancer patients in a clinical setting.

Lefkofsky is one of the few that does not have a typical day in the office. However, he does try to be the first one in the office to work before other people start demanding his time. He focuses on problem management. Building the company requires input and time form the CEO and co-founder that can be exciting but also draining. He began working form home on Fridays to help him stay productive.

Erik Lefkosky believes ideas work the best when they are solutions. He and his business partner want to create solutions to the world’s problems and believes that creating new ideas just for the idea’s sake is wasteful. They have begun more than six companies over the past two decades and they have discovered the key to success is quite simple. They simply need to identify a big enough problem and discover a solution.

One trend that really excites Erik Lefkofsky is Biotech. He believes that technology can create a huge paradigm shift in the way we live, particularly when we start implementing technology into the way we treat the body. Though the body has been subject to the same diseases for thousands of years, the improvements in technology are creating new solutions.

Octavio de Lazari Junior Is The New Proposal To Replace Luiz Carlos Trabuco At Bradesco

Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco has been the Chief Executive Officer of Banco Bradesco S.A. since March 10, 2009 until Banco Bradesco announced on February 5, 2018 that Octavio de Lazari Junior would be replacing him as CEO of the well renowned bank.

Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco started his professional career at Bradesco on April 17, 1969 where he served as President of Bradesco Vida e Previdência SA until the year 1998. In addition, Mr. Trabuco has been the President and Director of Odontoprev SA since December 23, 2009.

In a conversation with the press, Luiz Carlos Trabuco explained that the process of his successor had a specific calendar, and would conclude in March with the AGO. He did not, however, wanted to give more details on the subject. “We have a timetable before the assembly to propose the board of the council,” he summarized at the time.

The expectation, as anticipated a Broadcast Column on January 16, 2018 was that the name of the next president of Bradesco be released before the carnival. During interviews in Davos, Luiz Carlos Trabuco confirmed the date and mentioned February 10 as the deadline.

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Octavio de Lazari Junior will lead the country’s second largest private bank, with about $1.3 trillion in assets and a credit portfolio of almost $493 billion at the end of December, 2017. He assumes the chairmanship of the past bank the worst crisis that the Brazilian financial system faced amid the deterioration of asset quality and at a time that Bradesco still captures cost synergies and mainly gains with HSBC, the largest acquisition in history of the institution.

The departure of Luiz Carlos Trabuco as CEO from Bradesco’s command was delayed with the extension of the age limit to exercise the position of CEO, which went from less than 65 to less than 67 years in September, 2016. It would have been heavy at the time, beyond integration of HSBC, the tragic death of the chief executive’s successor candidate, Marco Antonio Rossi, then vice president of the bank and president of Bradesco Seguros, in a plane crash. However, the choice of the substitute for Trabuco was anticipated with the resignation of Brandão from the bank’s board last October, as the executive could remain in the presidency of the institution until 2019.

According to estadao.com.br Bradesco also informed that the names of Domingos Figueiredo de Abreu, Alexandre da Silva Glüher, Josué Augusto Pancini and Maurício Machado de Minas, current Executive Vice-Presidents, will be submitted for the shareholders’ from the bank.

Learn more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: http://www.valor.com.br/financas/5306443/bradesco-anuncia-octavio-lazari-no-lugar-de-luiz-carlos-trabuco

Lori Senecal Gracefully Exits The Advertising World

For several years Lori Senecal has been a leader in the advertising industry. She has headed multiple agencies in the industry and is presently the Global Chief Executive Officer of Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CP+B) which is involved in advertising campaigns across the United States and internationally. She joined CP+B in March 2015. During this time she has also worked for another advertising company, MDC Partners Network, as that company’s president and CEO.

Lori recently announced that she would be stepping down from her roles at the end of 2017. She is ready to hand her duties off to the next generation of leadership at these companies. Joining her is Richard Pinder who is one of the top executives at CP+B’s London offices. He has chosen to go back to entrepreneurship and had recently co-founded The House Worldwide. Senecal, meanwhile, has chosen to exit the advertising business entirely and will pursue other business interests.

The chairman of CP+B, Chuck Porter, praised Lori Senecal for her leadership at the company. He said she was a genius when it came to management and organizational structure. He also said that it was largely due to her that his company hadn’t lost an advertising client since she had joined the company which was a remarkable achievement in that industry to attain. It was also said that they have yet to choose her successor.

Lori Senecal is a native Canadian who first joined the advertising world in New York City in 2003. Her first position was at McCann Erickson where she was a co-founder of their TAG Ideation. This is an advertising group that creates ads targeting millennials. Her management skills and creativity led to her being named McCann Worldgroup’s Global Chief Innovation Officer just four years later.

Campaign Live is an advertising industry magazine. It has recognized Senecal’s ability a number of times. In 2014 she was named one of their Women to Watch in the industry. In 2016 she was also named one of their Agency Executives to Watch. She is also responsible for another publication, Crain, naming another agency she headed, KBS, as one of the best places to work in New York City. Follow Lori on Twitter.

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Desiree Perez: The Force Behind Tidal

Also known as Dez Perez, CEO of Roc Nation and Tidal streaming services, Desiree Perez, is one of the entertainment industry’s fiercest business executives. Her expert negotiating and managerial skills prompted Tidal founder and popular rapper, Jay-Z, to call on her when he needed help in growing his new business after other executives had left the company.

Since she already had experience with running her own business in the past, she was no stranger to using aggressive negotiation skills to close business deals. She helped Jay-Z create a new strategy for his company, which had experienced slow growth before she breathed new life into it. Her friendship with Jay-Z goes back 20 years, and she has not only been a part of his Roc Nation group, but she has also worked within his other company, SC Enterprises.

Desiree Perez has negotiated deals for Jay-Z’s wife, Beyonce, as well as for singer Rihanna and others in the industry. She arranged Beyonce’s Formation World Tour in 2016, and was a part of the production team for her and Jay-Z’s On The Run Tour. She also assisted Rihanna in obtaining a lucrative business deal with the Samsung company.

Called “Babe Ruthless” by the New York Daily News because of her powerful negotiating and accounting skills, Perez managed to bring more subscribers to Tidal by offering them musical performances, videos and albums that are unique to this particular service. Through the ROC Nation company, she also offers musicians her management services.

Her husband, Juan Perez, manages Jay-Z’s other company, Roc Nation Sports, and Desiree is involved with the operations of Jay-Z’s exclusive sports bar in New York, as well as his club called 40/40.

Since she’s been managing Tidal streaming services, the business has seen more growth and interest than it did in the past, and that most likely means that she is the right person for the job.

Steamworks Founder Eli Gershkovitch Explains His Love For Beer

Eli Gershkovitch didn’t start out wanting to own a brewery. In fact, he wanted to be a lawyer. He graduated from the University of Toronto, armed with a law degree and ready to jump into a very lucrative profession. But he was sidetracked after venturing through Europe and tasting Belgium beer. Gershkovitch developed a passion for the beer and decided that tank to tap beer might be something he could craft.

Eli Gershkovitch beer

Eli Gershkovitch didn’t immediately turn his back on law. While building his practice, he was also researching everything about the craft brewery business (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6457149/). After scouring the area, he settled on a location in Vancouver’s historic Gastown area. The best thing about the location is that it was equipped with a rare steam system that created steam-powered brewing. After 14 months of roadblocks, Gershkovitch opened his Steamworks Brew Pub in 1995.

 

In the beginning, he only had six beers. But Gershkovitch is one who doesn’t mind pushing the envelope. His brewery continued to grow, and by 2013, he built a full-scale brewery. If you look closely at the labels, you will see a symbol of his love of flying (OttawaCitizen). Eli Gershkovitch, who is also a pilot has flying machines hidden in every label. He routinely flies his 182 Cessna to and from Vancouver.

 

Eli Gershkovitch was able to reestablish a family connection in Salzberg who helped him launch another brewery in Europe. He attributes his success to tradition, craftsmanship, and creativity. Gershkovitch makes no bones about how he feels about the brewery business. He says he loved the taste and the possibilities owning a brewery could produce.

 

“I believe in myself. That’s why I’m so successful.” Eli Gershkovitch says once he gets an idea in his head, it’s hard to move it forward. His successful foray into brewing is the proof in the pudding.