Steve Ritchie: Papa Johns Will Do Better

Steve Ritchie: Papa Johns Will Do Better

Business often has ups and downs like everybody has, and that is just the way of life, and not many companies admit to mistakes done on their part, but Steve Ritchie, the CEO of Papa John’s, wrote an apology letter to all its customers to make things right. The letter penned down by Steve Ritchie Papa John’s himself was a heartfelt apology and was sincere to the core. He first takes pride for working for the conglomerate for twenty-two years showing he is part and parcel of the team that was behind in seeing the company expand since its inception. It shows a connection that stemmed from his early years when he was still a young man fresh out of college getting in on a business that he believed in. He does not try explaining things which show us that he is sincere in thought and takes full responsibility for the mistake done. As per Biz Journals, the act takes one back to when we were young and had taken another child’s toy only to be told by our mother’s to give it back. Often kids would lie in this situation to keep the toy or outright refuse to give it back, but few would take the extra effort to utter that simple word ‘sorry’.

It is true that the views do not represent the whole company which is made up of over a hundred workers globally. It is not fair for one individual to cause so much harm while the thorn in the flesh has been removed from one’s heel. The past is exactly that and moving on to the future is what counts. Every pizza that is sold directly affects our economy as well as puts food on the table for many families. We should focus on the positive side as Steve Ritchie (@stevemritchie) has personally dedicated himself and the organization to do better. The approach to his apology letter gives clear guidelines on how this is going to be done. The occurrence is something that we can all learn from in that we are human, and we are bound to make mistakes and acknowledging the errors paves the way for faster healing.

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Guilherme Paulus Shares The Vision He Had When Co-Founding CVC

Guilherme Paulus Shares The Vision He Had When Co-Founding CVC

When entrepreneur Guilherme Paulus introduced Brazil to vacation packages he focused on affordability. Starting CVC in 1972 along with a business partner who soon departed, he says that he wanted to help people realize their dreams and create things that people could enjoy. He would adjust the price and size of the travel packages he created so that they would fit into people’s budgets so that everyone could enjoy a trip to somewhere new.

He learned that it was important to see what kind of personality you were working with when offering them a travel package. Some people want to go somewhere it’s sunny and has an awesome beach so offering them a travel package in the mountains of Brazil isn’t going to go over too well. Some people prefer luxury hotels, Guilherme Paulus says, so you need to be sensitive to that as well in what you offer to them.

He was born in Curitiba, Parana, and raised in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo. It was soon after earning a Degree in Business Administration that he co-founded CVC. Having been in the tourism business for over 20 years, he decided to become a hotelier in 1995. His first hotel was in Gramado while the second was located in Foz do Iguacu. His hospitality firm, GJP Hotels & Resorts, now has 10 hotels with three brands which are Wish, Prodigy, and Linx.

His latest hotel is located in Sao Paulo. Guilherme Paulus is building a hotel that will include 65 hotel rooms, a rooftop area to relax in, a convention room, and a restaurant. This will be a luxury hotel and it will be completed in either 2020 or 2021.

Guilherme Paulus no longer manages the day-to-day business of either CVC or GJP Hotels & Resorts. He is instead his company’s chairman of the board of directors. He provides a vision of where to take these companies and how best they can serve their customers. He continues to own about 8% of the shares of CVC and sold the rest of the company to Carlyle Group out of America in 2010.

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Marc Beer Receives Another Round Of Funding For His Renovia Company

Marc Beer Receives Another Round Of Funding For His Renovia Company

Marc Beer is a happy man in 2018. This follows the announcement that his Renovia Inc will receive another round of the funding. The amount that Marc Beer is expected to receive in this Series B funding is $32 million. An additional $10 million is going to the venture debt. This is not the first time Marc Beer’s medical startup is receiving funding worth millions of dollars. As the co-founder of a medical startup, Beer leads takes the lead in spearheading a company that deals with the development and commercialization of various enterprises that deal with pharmaceutical and biotechnological devices and diagnostics.

 

Beer’s medical and biotechnological company directs its efforts in developing practical medical and diagnostic devices that work towards the treatment of various urinary ailments that trouble women. Such urinary tract problems Renovia Inc finds solutions to include pelvic floor disorder, urinary incontinence, and several other related complications. According to the latest findings, such complications affect more than 250 million women worldwide.

 

During the initial funding, dubbed Series A, Renovia Inc received funding from Longwood Fund. This is one of the leading healthcare investing groups in the world today. Thanks to this initial funding, Renovia Inc was able to release its debut product, Leva. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this product in April 2018. Following the succession of Renovia’s first product, Beer is determined to press on to the production and testing of four more products. In a recent press statement, Marc Beer said that he is looking forward to producing a newer version of Leva.

 

The Series B funding comes from two other reputable companies. Missouri’s Ascension Ventures and The Perceptive Advisers, based in New York are contributing towards Renovia Inc’s Series B funding. Beer said that the money from the two companies will go a long way in marketing his remaining products. Learn more: https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/potmsearch/detail/submission/6457372/Marc_Beer

 

In showing his appreciation for their funding, Beer explained how thrilled he felt that he has partners that are interested in seeing his company meet its objective. Marc said, “We are thrilled to have the support of this group of leading healthcare investors who share our vision to better diagnose, treat and improve the lives of millions of women affected by pelvic floor disorders.” Mr. Beer went on to say that he values the collaboration he continues to receive from various healthcare stakeholders.

 

Marc Beer has more than 25 years of experience in the medical and biotechnology devices. He has worked for various healthcare service providers. One of the notable achievements under Marc’s belt is when he joined ViaCell. Marc joined this biotechnological firm in 2000. By the time he left, while presiding as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the company had over 300 employees.

How the Chainsmokers Became Two of the Best-Paid DJs Ever

How the Chainsmokers Became Two of the Best-Paid DJs Ever

“Don’t let me down.” “Closer.” “Something just like this.” “This feeling.” These names are familiar to millions of teenagers around the world, and they are probably very familiar to you as well. They are some of the most popular songs of the band “The Chainsmokers,” created by two guys who really loved electronic music and made one of the most successful names in the industry.

This EDM/Pop band was created by Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall when they met each other and realized that they had the potential to create one of the most influential bands of the genre. However, with their names appearing in the American Music Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards, they admitted that they could never have predicted the amount of positive feedback that this passionate project would receive.

Forbes has recently announced that the duo earned, in 2018, up to $45.5 Million from their biggest year yet. They were featured on Forbes’ list of highest-paid DJs in the entire world, being among stars like Steve Aoki, Diplo, and David Guetta.

Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall met each other when they had a familiar contractor. Both were already amateur DJs, and Alex Pall was even working here and there, but nothing stable or fixed. Andrew Taggart already had an account in SoundCloud where he would occasionally post self-composed tracks that had their own legion of fans and loyal listeners.

The Chainsmokers, since that time, has been among the most successful bands of recent times, and the group’s rise to the top came out of nowhere, having been in activity only since 2008.

Already in 2014, the duo received prestigious nominations from the Teen Choice Awards, and the same happened in 2016, the year where they acquired massive success in the media. It was in 2016 that The Chainsmokers won the Favorite Electronic/Dance Music Artist nomination from the American Music Awards.

Since then, they also won the Top Dance/Electronic Artist nomination from the Billboard Music Awards and the Top Dance/Electronic Song, Top Collaboration and Top Hot 100 Song as well.

The band continues to create new tracks and to win awards, with 2018 being one of the most successful years for them.

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Dick Devos and the FAA

Dick Devos and the FAA

Last year, the Federal Aviation Administration made some changes, including the creation of the Management Advisory Council. The council consisted of 13 members who help the FAA by providing advice on policies, regulations, budgets, and future growth. The council is made up of former transportation authorities as well as airline executives. However, one name stands out as neither.

 

Dick Devos was appointed to the Management Advisory Council in September 2017. As the last member appointed, his nomination was praised by the CEO of Southwest, who had previously worked with Devos, as well as the CEO of Gerald R. Ford International Airport. It was actually these two business partners who created a legend out of Devos’ involvement in the expansion of the little executive airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 

Since the 1900s, Grand Rapids has always had an airport, but it has always been a smaller executive-style airport that didn’t service as many flights as it could. Devos had been obsessed with flying since he was young and had several pilot licenses. He also had private jets and helicopters as well that he flew out of the airport. It was one of the reasons why it was so easy for him to partner up with the CEO of the airport and start expanding.

 

In 1999, the airport re-launched as the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Devos saw some real opportunities to make the airport into a business traveler’s destination. However, he knew that the airport would have to open up far more flight destinations and terminals to be able to support new business. He saw his first opportunity and seized it, calling the CEO of AirTran Airway to get support. The CEO would be able to open up four new flights at the Grand Rapids location. These flights would include Orlando, St. Louis, Vegas, and Denver.

 

All of these locations were areas where business travelers frequented for conventions and seminars. Devos was going to see to it that Grand Rapids was going to be another destination for business travel. He worked with airlines to support a $45 million renovation that will be completed by the end of 2018. The new expansion includes more terminals as well as a business traveler center and new food court area.

 

This story is one of the reasons why Devos has become synonymous with entrepreneur. He has been seen as one of the quintessential businessmen for our time, and he has led multiple businesses to greater heights including the family-owned Amway, as well as several businesses under his private equity firm The Windquest Group.

 

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Jason Hope Donates A Startling $500,000 To Advance Research That Will Help To Fight Age-Related Diseases

Jason Hope Donates A Startling $500,000 To Advance Research That Will Help To Fight Age-Related Diseases

The Sens Research Foundation has been hosting the Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference for years now. The goal of the nonprofit organization is to treat or combat the negative symptoms associated with aging. Aubrey de Grey is the chief science office and founder of SENS, and Jason Hope has been following his work for some time. Hope is a tech entrepreneur and philanthropist who has a strong interest in biotechnologies, and he knows that the mission of SENS is to treat age-related diseases before they ever occur.

Jason Hope always does his research before dedicating himself to help an organization out. After looking into the work of the SENS Foundation, he decided to donate $500,000 to help it build the Cambridge SENS Laboratory. Some of his money will also help the organization to begin a new research program. Hope commented during an interview about how happy he was to be able to help the SENS Foundation. He has been studying the effects of aging, himself, and understands the value that the foundation will be providing to the world. For more information read about Jason Hope at theinternetofthings.eu

Jason Hope is a well known figure to many in the business world, and because of this, he has been able to shine a light on the work of the SENS Foundation. SENS is currently working on a development program it has called AGE-breaker. Any drug that fits into the program must be able to break down advanced glycation end products. These are metabolic waste products that build with age and are part of the reason for arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and osteoporosis. Jason Hope has been disappointed that there hasn’t been a lot of research covering glycation end products but is glad that the SENS Foundation is doing so.

Jason Hope is an investor and tech entrepreneur who was born in Tempe, Arizona. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance while attending Arizona State University and continued on to earn his MBA while studying at the university’s W.P. Carey School of Business. He has been recognized on a global level for his entrepreneurial success and serves his community and the world as a mentor for aspiring entrepreneurs. When Hope isn’t learning more about the coming changes in the world of technology, he is helping nonprofit organizations to succeed with their missions. On top of the SENS Foundation, he has donated to a spread of local charitable organizations and nonprofits who help to improve the community he lives in.

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How Peter Briger’s Unique Business and Investment Skills Led to His Success in the Financial Industry

How Peter Briger’s Unique Business and Investment Skills Led to His Success in the Financial Industry

Peter Briger has built a very successful career in the finance and investment industry. He is a very capable leader and has proven to be a very savvy investor. He spent fifteen years at Goldman, Sach, and Company, and was named as one of its partners in 1996. During his time at this financial institution, he had a seat on a number of committees. Among these was the Asian Management Committee, the Japan Executive Committee, and the Global Control and Compliance Committee. His leadership roles at Goldman Sachs included heading the Whole Loan Sales and Trading department, the Special Opportunities (Asia) Fund LLC, and the Asian Real Estate Private Equity side of the company.

In 2002 he joined Fortress Investment Group, LLC. This is an alternative asset management firm where Peter Briger heads their real estate, natural resources, distressed debt, and intellectual property investments. He is a managing partner based in their San Francisco area office while the main office is located in New York City. The division he manages has 300 people in it who primarily focus on distressed, illiquid, and undervalued assets.

Over the course of his career, Peter Briger has acquired the moniker of being the “King of Debt”. While working at Goldman Sachs his ability to make money from debt led to him making money from delinquent mortgages in Asia as a troubled British power plant. He also bought and sold Thailand car loans and got involved with a South Korea adult beverage firm. What his strategy was is to buy the assets that the traditional sources of capital don’t want to deal with.

Once a market Peter Briger is involved with stabilizes he would will sell these distressed assets, earning a huge profit from taking the calculated risks involved. It seems pretty simple but the truth is you need to be really skilled in the world of business to pull this type of investment strategy off successfully. It was this skill and market savvy that made him a target for Fortress Investment Group which wanted him as one of their top executives and investment decision makers.

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Neurocore Helping People Increase Brain Performance

Neurocore Helping People Increase Brain Performance

Neurocore is one of the most innovative brain training and assessment centers based in Florida and Michigan. So far, Neurocore has eight brain training and performance centers and plans to open many more in the years to come. The popularity of neuroscience in the mental health world has been increasing rapidly, and Neurocore is at the forefront of this industry. Neurocore provides treatment that is affordable as well as result-oriented, and most of the people who come to Neurocore are the ones who have not been able to find the solution to their mental health issues the conventional way. The conventional methods of treating mental disorders are not holistic, and thus, it does not completely cure the problem.

Neurocore provides non-invasive mental health treatment with a very data-driven approach. With years of research in the field of neuroscience backing them, you can be sure that the treatment they would provide you would help you get the results you want. The adults and children who have received the treatment from Neurocore with the neuroscience applications have witnessed and experienced more positivity in their life, and their focus and performance have also improved drastically. Getting rid of the negative thoughts and being able to sleep well and perform better at work can be life-changing. Neurocore believes that the consistency is the key to success and thus, the patients are asked to come back for neurofeedback sessions from time to time. It helps in checking if there are any issues that need to be addressed or if there are any underlying symptoms that have been left untreated.

Brain training provided at Neurocore helps many athletes and professionals that need to do heavy physical activities to train their brains to perform efficiently and sustain the stress that follows. It has been used by many athletes looking to become more focused and to get excellent results. Neurocore is known to provide excellent results for them, and it is the reason why people keep coming back to them for more such treatments. They have a long list of happy clients who have received excellent treatments and encourage other people to try them too.

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Why Robert Ivy won the Noel Polk Achievement Award

Why Robert Ivy won the Noel Polk Achievement Award

Robert Ivy is renowned as the Chief Executive Officer and vice president of the American Institute of Architects. Robert won the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award which he was given by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, which made him the first architect to win the prize. The award is given to living artists with extraordinary efforts of supporting, creating, and performing art. Ivy joined the list of former honorees who included actor Morgan Freeman, artist Walter Anderson, and writer Eudora Welty. Commenting on Ivy’s selection, the president of AIA Carl Elefante termed Ivy as a worthy ambassador of the artists through his career as an author, practicing architect and editor. He also added that Robert’s achievement, as a Mississippi native was both personal and professional gain in his career. Additionally, MIAL president Nancy LA Forge termed Robert Ivy as an architect who always makes architecture accessible in the public limelight. Read more about Robert Ivy at Tulane School of Architecture website.

 

Alpha Rho Chi previously recognized Robert as the master architect in March 2010. Robert Ivy had received other awards before he won the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. His communication skills the value of design made him join the list of former master architect award winners. They included I.M Pei, Buckminster Fuller, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, John Wellborn Root, Eliel Saarinen, Cass Gilbert, and Dr. Nathan Clifford Ricker. Clifford was the first architect to graduate in an American school of architecture. Another award that Robert Ivy had won is the Crain Award the highest individual recognition in the American Business Media in 2009. In 1998, Ivy won the Mc Graw-Hill Management Excellence Award. Additionally, he is a senior member of the Design Futures Council. Visit Archinect to know more about Robert Ivy.

Robert Ivy is pursued his at the University of the South in Sewanee where he studied for his Bachelor of Arts degree from 1965 to 1969. He also did his Architectural Maters from 1973 to 1976 in the University of Tulane. Robert Ivy has led American Institute of Architects since 2011 having worked in companies like Architectural Records, Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy to name but a few from 1981 to 1996. He helped Architectural Records earn many publishing honors during his tenure as the editor in chief.

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Impressionable Facts about Deirdre Baggot

Impressionable Facts about Deirdre Baggot

Based in Denver, Colorado, Deirdre Baggot has made an outstanding career for herself through her notable achievements. She is a healthcare strategist and payment expert that shared her counsel with other people concerning her field of specialization. Her extensive experience as a clinical expert has also played a significant role in helping her build her career. She seeks to bring reforms in the medical field through the numerous researches that she conducts. Being team oriented, the renowned medical expert has also striven to work closely with other experts in the field of medicine with the aim of meeting their set goals. Click here for more Related Articles.

She has implemented development strategies for over 200 hospitals in the country, and she aims at improving the medical practitioner`s relationships with their patients. The dedication she has shown towards her career has served a great deal to both patients and doctors through improving the entire medical sector and making medical services readily available and accessible to the patients. Additionally, she also advises a vast number of senior executive and physicians in the health sector with the aim of pinpointing the critical issues that they ought to address for the smooth running of the industry. She continues to inspire many people through her advocations, and she is today among the most sought out medical experts.

Deirdre Baggot has also received national recognition for her ground-breaking work, and this has motivated her to keep putting effort towards achieving the best. She is unstoppable when it comes to making her goals. She encourages medical experts to keep their executions and therapeutic approaches simple for the growth of the sector. Besides, she has also advocated for the scaling of competencies in the field to make it easier in the management of actuarial and clinical risks. The positive results achieved from her advocations are impressive, and as a result, she has inspired many people to continue putting more efforts towards bringing development in the medical field. Besides, she believes that every medical expert should be sure to adopt the winning strategy in their operations as by doing so, they are assured of achieving great results.

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