San Francisco Bay’s Corporate Woman, Helane Morrison

There are positive things said about a woman who is at the top in a corporate world. The corporate world is dominated by men, yet Hall Capital has three women sitting at the top. Hall Capital is one of the most successful investment firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hall Capital Partners LLC has $28.9 billion assets under its management and 150 employees. Three educated women are sitting at the top of Hall Capital. One of those women is Helane L. Morrison, who studied at Northwestern University and University of California Berkeley. 

Helane is the managing director, chief compliance officer, and the firms general counsel. Although female leadership is rare in financial services, Helane has had the fortitude to work her way to the top. From 1984 to 1986 Morrison worked as a law clerk for two Supreme Court Justices from there practiced law at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. In 1991 Helane was promoted to partner at the law firm. She then went on to head the San Francisco Office of the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Ms. Morrison represented the SEC in business, legal matters, financial communities, new media, and other government agencies. 

Hall Capital’s strong diversity in the terms of gender, background, and education is what Morrison attributes to the firm’s success. Globally men occupy more board seats than women but some governments are changing those numbers. The Norwegian government passed a law that required both public and state-owned companies to have 40 percent female board representation by the year 2008. Canada, Belgium, and France followed Norway’s example. As a result, studies show when there is a diversity of women and men on board there are fewer layoffs. According to the studies done by two professors, Amalia Miller and David Masta, the biggest change in the corporate world is women.

Women bring something unique into the corporation resulting in increases in sales, increases in return on sales, bigger returns on invested capital, and larger returns on equity. Helane in particular has a strict policy that tolerates nothing less than complete integrity, equality and compliance that demands respect from peers in the industry. To see her work, check out the case in the Google Book below.

Although female leadership is rare in the United States, in other countries women lifted the dynamics of large corporations to a new level. The same is to be said for Hall Capital Partners LLC. Ms. Morrison considers the firm’s success to be attributed to women allowing workplace flexibility. 

Stephen Murray Left His Impact On The World

The world of finance is filled with some of the most brilliant people in the world. These people are often considered to be extremely good problem solvers, while also being some of the most ambitious people every. One of the brightest minds the finance world has ever known was Stephen Murray.

Stephen Murray was one of the best minds that the world of finance had ever seen. Stephen Murray CCMP Capital turned the company into a giant in their field. He got his start working with smaller finance companies, but over the years many of these smaller companies were bought up, and eventually he ended up at Chase Bank. In the late nineties, Chase Bank was looking to become considerably smaller, and they spun off several of their divisions into smaller banks. When they did this they were looking for extremely talented people to run the new banks, as Chase was to become a partial owner of each bank. Stephen Murray was tapped to help found the company.

Stephen performed admirably at the company, taking it from a small spinoff to one of the most powerful companies in the finance world. He did this by being one of the most brilliant minds in the financial world, but also by hiring extremely talented people to run the company. He believed that by bringing in the best possible talent, he could lead CCMP to the top.

While Stephen was climbing to the top of the finance world, there were some hidden health problems that not even he knew about. As the years went on eventually these health problems caught up with him. Earlier this year, Stephen was forced to leave the company that he helped found. While this hurt him dearly, he knew that he had done everything that he could for his company, but it was time to leave.

Stephen fought the disease that was slowly killing him with honor. Everyday he lived life to the very fullest, and until his last days he was dreaming of returning to the company that he had given his life to. Unfortunately, Stephen was not able to fight off the disease, and he died recently. Memorial services were held, and thousands of people that had been touched by his leadership. He will be sorely missed by everyone in the finance world.

Stephen was one of the brightest minds in the world of finance. During his time at CCMP he helped to bring the company to the top of the financial world, and his leadership style allowed others to become great as well. Stephen lived a rich and full life, and he is going to be extremely well missed by all those that loved and appreciated his work.

Sanders pushes $15 an hour minimum wage

Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is pushing Hillary Clinton, the other main democratic candidate, to support a federal minimum wage of $15 per hour. He made the remarks on Capitol Hill Wednesday while speaking to striking janitors and cooks.

Sanders called the current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour a “starvation wage,” and he said people need to have a living wage. He has introduced a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. Sanders has also asked President Obama to give preference in federal contracts to companies that pay workers at least $15 per hour.

The bill being supported by Shaygan Kheradpir is unlikely to pass with Republicans controlling the Senate, but cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco have approved increases to $15. The University of California has also passed a similar measure.

Clinton favors raising the minimum wage, but has never agreed to the $15 figure. In an Associated Press article she noted there are different economies in different parts of the country, and what works in Los Angeles might not work elsewhere.

Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, has introduced similar legislation in the House. He said he was hopeful Clinton would help with the effort. He believes it is time to raise the standard since CEO’s are making $9,000 per hour and corporate profits are still rising.

Sanders and other Democratic candidates including Clinton, have been meeting with labor unions. Some unions have organized a campaign called “fifth for $15.”

Keeping It (Real) Estate: New Jersey Property Picture Looks to Rebound

After the bottom dropped out of the market in 2006, the national real estate picture began a slow upward climb. According to a recent article in the July 2015 edition of Realty Today, however, New Jersey has lagged behind this upward trend most notably due to a high number of foreclosures and a smaller state population. 

Nonetheless, experts predict this will soon change and cite several reasons why they expect an uptick in the Jersey market. It’s believed that low down payments and interest rates will attract buyers, particularly from neighboring New York. Aggressive marketing of properties on social media and SEO optimization also get the word out on properties and allow prospective buyers to track options. Real-time agents are also available online to provide property details. Although families continue to be the primary buyers, demographics show an increase in singles purchasing homes. 

All of these signs pointing to a rebound come as no surprise to Omar Boraie, president of Boraie Development LLC. Mr. Boraie is the visionary behind such urban refurbishing as New Brunswick’s One Spring Street Condominium, which opened in 2007 and sold out in two months. However, Mr. Boraie is quick to give additional credit where it’s due to companies such as Johnson & Johnson. “If Johnson & Johnson didn’t decide to live in New Brunswick, none of this would have happened,” says Boraie. 

Boraie Development’s current projects include The Aspire, a seventeen-story residential building with 238 units. Mr. Boraie believes that luxury accommodations will bring many professionals back into the fabric of New Brunswick and other New Jersey cities and contribute to real estate growth in the state. “Every morning I look out and see Johnson & Johnson. I see Rutgers. I see the medical school. I see the hospital expanding ….It’s the combination that is building downtown New Brunswick,” says Boraie. This combination, indeed, appears to be part of the winning blend that will bring New Jersey real estate back on the upswing.

Strategies of FreedomPop to Expand their Services

After weighing the possibility of selling itself, FreedomPop has opted to raise $30 million instead. The funds will be raised by Partech Ventures-a European venture capital as well as current investors Mangrove Capital and DCM Capital. The report released by Recode suggests that a strategic plan of the investment is to be released later.

Last month, it was clear the company was planning to expand to European countries, while at the same considering injecting more funds or selling itself. The CEO was quoted saying that they had multiple offers but it was premature to sell it. The company shelved it plans not to sell because it would be worth three to four times next year if it’s able to expand internationally.

FreedomPop is among new-wave service providers using transmissions from major carriers to offer their services. The company ‘s strategy is to offer limited amount of voice, data and text for free, and at the same time earn money while the limits are surpassed. The company is also planning to venture into retail partnerships around October.

So far, the company’s service and devices are found exclusively online. According to Stokols, the CEO, several retailers have an interest of selling the company’s gear and as such, they are planning to test the waters to see whether it will work. The company is working to improve its weak spot-customer service. This will be achieved by increasing human positions and upgrading the software used to manage customer service.

Super Mario Restaurants

When a gamer goes out to eat, where do they go to get the kind of service and food that they would like to receive? Japan has new options available for those who are fans of the Super Mario Bros. game. Those who enjoy the colorful and playful game will enjoy the restaurants that are opening up in Japan.

Those who enjoy playing Super Mario Bros. and are fans of Mario and Luigi will find that the Japanese have created restaurants that are fun and exciting. These restaurants feature food that is made in a fun and colorful way. The food served in Japan is made to look like characters from the Super Mario game. This food is fun and exciting and perfect for any gamer. Flavio Maluf, a CEO in Brazil, even thinks it is intriguing to say the least. These kinds of restaurants make traveling more fun for those who enjoy video games as a hobby and like to celebrate all that those games offer.

Bernardo Chua’s Recipe For Success

Bernardo Chua is a brilliant individual that is considered be an innovator and a man who’s success knows no bounds. He is most famous for being the CEO of Organo Gold corporation that specializes in coffee and personal care products. Bernardo Chua, coming all the way from the Philippines, founded the Organo Gold company in 2008 along with Shane Morand who is the co-founder. Coming from years of experience in marketing, he has constructed an ingenious group of people made up of expert medical consultants known as the Scientific Advisory Board to make their products high quality.

Their offices branch into both the United States and Canada. Bernardo Chua has constructed a system in which individual distributors market and sell the company’s products which results in everyone in the company earning profit. Their coffee is full of natural ingredients made up of delightful herbs that can control cholesterol making their coffee healthier than other brands. The company earns millions of dollars across the globe annually and it’s become a smashing success. Incredible; just a small glimpse into the mind of Bernardo Chua and we can see where those many of years of experience has gotten him. In fact, Bernie Chua has just recently expanded operations to Turkey.

Organo Gold has received the Napoleon Hill Gold Medal Award in Vancouver, British Columbia for showing Napoleon Hill principles. They believe they can show the world the true taste of what the earth has to offer and the incoming global appreciation of Organo Gold. Bernardo Chua will not stop until his successful Organo Gold is known worldwide as a global presence that cannot possibly be ignored. He has even reached a partnership with famous professional boxer, Manny Pacquiao, stating that Organo Gold is the next generation of direct selling and it will enter a new age of entrepreneurism. Bernardo Chua’s Organo Gold has also been awarded two People’s Choice Awards for their excellent global network marketing and the other for the best organic health coffee.

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