About twenty years ago Jacob Gottlieb and Stuart Weisbrod worked together before going their separate ways. They are now back together on the same roof and are collaborating with each other on the best ways to invest. Jacob Gottlieb is operating Altium Capital which will specialize in investing in healthcare firms. His first move was investing in Oramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in which he took at 5.61 percent stake.
Jacob Gottlieb and Stuart Weisbrod had worked together at Merlin BioMed Group. This company, which Weisbrod had co-founded, invested in companies that were in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, and healthcare services. Both have educational backgrounds in medicine with Jacob Gottlieb earning his medical degree while Stuart Weisbrod has a Ph.D. in biochemistry.
When Merlin BioMed Group shut its door in 2007 this team split up. Weisbrod went on to found Iguana Healthcare Partners while Jacob Gottlieb established Visium Asset Management. Gottlieb started out with $300 million and within a year he was managing a hedge fund worth $ 2.5 billion. He made it through the stock market crash of 2008-2009 and before long the hedge fund had ballooned to a value of $8 billion. His company had offices in New York City, London, and San Francisco.
Visium Asset Management came to a crashing halt in 2016, though. Three of its executives were arrested for mismarking and insider trading. This conduct had been revealed by a whistleblower. Both the FBI and the SEC investigated and another executive was also charged. Even though Jacob Gottlieb was cleared of any wrongdoing he was forced wind this company down, return money to investors, and dissolve its operations.
Jacob Gottlieb says that he enjoys now working out of the same office as Stuart Weisbrod. He sees some exciting developments in the healthcare industry and there are a number of investment opportunities to be had. He decided to invest in Oramed Pharmaceuticals because of their flagship product. This product is an insulin capsule that can be taken orally. This is much more preferential to the usual way of getting insulin which is sticking a needle in your arm.
Find out more about Jake Gottlieb Altium: http://inspirery.com/jacob-gottlieb/
Marc Beer is a degree holder in Bachelor of Science, which he acquired in the University of Miami. He is an expert in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals innovation. In August 2016, Marc Beer in the company of Ramon Iglesias and Yolanda Lorié formed the Renovia Incorporation, which is centered in Boston. Ramon Igles serves as the managing director while Marc Beer is the president.
Renovia incorporation aims at dealing with various ailments that affect women. Their primary objective is to provide long-term solutions to the disorders and hence minimizing the finances that are used in the frequent short-term treatments.
Marc Beer served in Genzyme, where his core duty was to oversee the marketing department by bringing products that targeted rare diseases into the market. Prior to working with Genzyme, he was a sales marketer of the Abbott Laboratories.
Back in 2000, he was the founding president of via cell, a biotechnology company that specializes in matters of the umbilical cord, i.e., collection, preservation and generating the umbilical cord’s blood stem cells. This company developed very fast, and in just five years of Marc Beers’s leadership, it created more open job slots and went public in 2005 and finally was bought by PerkinElmer.
Marc Beer’s involvement in the field before founding Renova significantly played a role in his governance at Renova. In just a few years, the company launched a new product ‘leva’ that has already gained the FDA’s approval back in April. The product segregates and enables favorable movement of the Levator Plate. Currently, they are into a new project; the company is coming up with various products that are aimed at treating pelvic floor disorders like loss of bladder control among others.
The company has invested $32 million from the Series B round and $10 million debt into the project. Series B round led by discerning investors exclusively in New York and Ascension Ventures from Missouri were joined by Inova Strategic, Longwood, OSF Ventures, Western Technology Investment, and Cormorant Asset Management. The funds will concentrate in; innovating and trial of four symptomatic products inclusive of a new type of Leva too and also to market and bring the products into the market.
The company hopes to find a remedy for the pelvic floor disorders that affects up to 250 million women globally. They also plan to use their research on the ailment to educate people more on the Pelvic floor disorder and to offer new therapy on the available medical care platforms. Learn more: https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=1285777&privcapId=47636573
With his wealth of knowledge and noble character, Dr. Sameer Jejurikar earned an honorable reputation in his domain as a reputable plastic surgeon. Both cultivated and grounded, Jejurikar possesses the characteristics of a successful surgeon. Jejurikar’s genius for reconstructive surgery became evident after implementing the extensive knowledge he’d garnered at the University of Michigan during his missionary work with Smile Bangladesh. Based out of New Jersey, Smile Bangladesh is an organization providing treatments for those who suffer from a cleft lip. Jejurikar states that his time spent in Bangladesh played a large part in shaping his humble disposition.
Jejurikar was so moved by the work he did in Bangladesh that he vowed to remain intimately involved in the company’s affairs. Jejurikar continues to employ his expertise in the name of aiding others and regularly attends conventions, medical trips, and philanthropic causes as an attempt to gain insight into his ever-adapting trade. Jejurikar realizes that as the plastic surgery realm rapidly evolves, laymen will become apprehensive about exploring reconstructive procedures. In the hopes of alleviating these qualms, Jejurikar strives to arm himself with sufficient knowledge, in turn demonstrating to patients that there’s no facet of his trade he’s not adept at.
When he’s not thriving in his domain, Dr. Jejurikar is living his best life as a proud father. His three treasured and beloved prodigy remain the focal point of his life, and Jejurikar says that while his work is of paramount importance, his children are the elements on which all other matters hinge. Jejurikar strives to maintain a healthy balance between work and family life while pledging to cherish the simple pleasures in life. Both a doting father and skilled surgeon, Dr. Jejurikar is the exemplar of an industrious family man.
While healthcare has come really far over the years, there continues to be long waits for people who seek certain kinds of services. Dr. Mark McKenna has noticed that this is only getting worse over the years, and he decided to startup a new kind of healthcare company that cuts down on wait times. McKenna has opened the doors of his medical aesthetic company OVME and did so after the successful sale of another company he had built named ShapeMed.
OVME offers minimally invasive cosmetic services, which includes Botox, Intense Pulsed Light, Dysport, Dermal Fillers, Kybella, and more. Dr. Mark McKenna is more than happy to be a part of a new company that will surely be disrupting the industry. OVME will be allowing people to use an app that will help to connect them with medical professionals who can come right out to their home in order to offer cosmetic treatments. McKenna has said this makes OVME an Uber of sorts for the cosmetic medical industry.
Dr. Mark McKenna studied at Tulane University Medical School where he received his medical degree. Instead of pursuing a career as a doctor immediately, he got into real estate after graduating and did really well for himself in the beginning. Due to no fault of his own, his real estate business came to a crashing halt when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. Dr. Mark McKenna decided to hang around the city and worked to rebuild it by contributing to low income housing construction. After he felt like he had done enough, he decided to leave the city and moved to Atlanta, Georgia.
It was there that he built up his company ShapeMed before selling it and moving on to OVME.
As OVME gains steam, Dr. Mark McKenna will be connecting with quality medical professionals who desire to sign up as a provider for its app. McKenna plans on attending medical trade shows and plastic surgery society meetings in order to find the right doctors. He will also be looking for physician assistants and nurses who have the qualifications to treat people with Botox.
Franciso J. Domenech was born in Puerto Rico in 1978. Originally from San Juan, Domenech is one of the former Directors of the office of Legislative Services of Puerto Rico. He served this position from 2005 until 2008.
Although born in Puerto Rico, Domenech spent a large part of his childhood and teenage years in Florida. Domenech has had a very diverse political career. He has been a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in the years 2004, 2008, 20012, and finally 2016. For over five years he was part of the Democratic National Committee where he represented Young Democrats of America. Visit Francisco Domenech at SlideShare.
From a political perspective, Domenech is a huge advocate of making Puerto Rico the 51st state of the United States of America. Domenech has his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and his Juris Doctor degree, both from the University of Puerto Rico.
Domenech has worked closely with many big named politicians. Most notably, he served on Hillary Clinton’s campaign. He served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Clinton’s Puerto Rican campaign. This campaign was incredibly successful, and poll numbers at the time revealed that Clinton was favored 61-37 there over her then adversary, Barrack Obama. Domenech also helped Clinton with her campaign trip to Puerto Rico in 2016 before the election.
In 2016, Domenech was part of a very special political campaign. He managed the campaign of Jennifer Gonzalez, the youngest person and first woman to serve as the Resident commissioner.
Domenech is incredibly involved in a variety of philanthropic endeavors as well. Some of these causes include the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, The Clinton Foundation, the Museo de Arte de ponce, and the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, among others. He is also involved in the TASIS Dorado Scholarship fund as well as the The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. Check: https://angel.co/francisco-domenech?public_profile=1
In this article, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum discusses how he comes up with ideas in his practice and how he incorporates them into his daily routines. There are days when Dr. Kirschenbaum works in his office on ideas related to the healthcare industry and ways he can improve upon it. On those days he will also meet with his top level staff to discuss the practice and touch base on issues that may be affecting the practice.
Other days he spends most of his time meeting with patients at his Orthopaedics practice in Bronx, New York, where he is also chairman. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum specializes in hip and knee replacement as well as in constructive surgery. He focuses on correcting tears and fissures with ligaments and joints, a speciality he has been working on for over 30 years. He also does a lot of work with athletes who encounter injuries during game play, making his take on injury care and correction a unique one.
He is especially concerned with value-based healthcare and wants his practice to reflect those values as well. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum considers himself to be an entrepeneur as well as his regular job of being a doctor. This has allowed him to consider new ways he can serve his patients and clients, opening the door for new possibilities when it comes to practicing medicine. He is constantly looking at the medical industry to see what other new things doctors are doing and how he might be able to learn from them as well.
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Shiraz Boghani is an entrepreneur and hotelier who is the chairman of the Splendid Hospitality Group and a founding member for Sussex Healthcare. He has been involved in many different hotel projects and was one of the original hoteliers to develop limited service branded hotels in London. His hard work and dedication in the field has made him one of the most recognized hoteliers, and he continues to add to his list of accomplishments, every day.
Shiraz Boghani works with the Splendid Hospitality Group by expanding its operations. The company now has many different trading hotels and continues to add more to its offerings. Boghani has always been committed to his community and has supported charities that make it a better place to live. He has worked with the Ismaili Community as the Chairman of the National Conciliation and Arbitration board and as a member of the National Council.
Shiraz Boghani has been given many honors and awards throughout his lifetime and was recently honored at the Asian Business Awards 2016 as the “Hotelier of the Year.” This award was given to him to celebrate his leadership abilities, and some of the judges on the panel who chose him include Shailesh R Solanki, Jitesh Gadhia, Richmond MP Rishi Sunak, and Amit Roy. Shiraz Boghani expressed his excitement to be chosen for the award and commented on how honored he was to be working with Splendid Hospitality Group. He also had plenty of good things to say about the rest of the team at the company, and the CEO of Splendid Hospitality Group commented that Boghani’s work has elevated the company to where it is today.
Shiraz Boghani also serves a chartered accountant and is the manager and owner of 19 trading hotels. One of his greatest works, of late, is the Hilton London Bankside, which is worth close to $150 million USD. He is also a founding partner and chairman of Sojourn Hotels LLP and has done a lot with the company. Boghani supports the Aga Khan Foundation in the UK and works with the Arbitration Board and Resource Development Convener for the Aga Khan University.
For an organization to prosper accordingly, good governance matters a lot. Well, one organization that has benefited from proper leadership is OSI Group. As for OSI Group, this is an organization that has earned a positive reputation as a global leader in the food processing sector. Far from that, it is good to applaud the efforts of Sheldon Lavin who has been the CEO of OSI Group for four decades in counting.
As much as the OSI group is currently operating globally, the organization was once a butcher shop that was under the management of Otto Kolschowsky. Well, Otto Kolschowsky was once a German immigrant who settled in America. Otto was just one among many more immigrants who settled in Chicago, Illinois. The population of the immigrants led to the formation of a new community in Chicago. Since the community was eventually coping with the new environment, Otto carried out a pilot study and saw it fit to engage in the meat industry.
Otto opened up a butcher shop, and with time the business was growing exponentially. After some time, Otto even established a branch to his shop in Maywood. Since Otto had two sons, he saw it fit to work with them thereby turning his business into a family enterprise. The sons of Otto were able to grasp the many basics within the food processing industry, and with time, they were fit enough to carry on by themselves.
When Otto decided to work hand in hand with his sons, he rebranded the business to Otto & Sons. Under the leadership of his two sons, the organization was prospering accordingly. Nevertheless, since the company was the major supplier of meat products to the McDonald’s restaurant, they had to expand by building more food processing plants among other things. The expansion was mandatory since the McDonald’s entity was developing fast and Otto & Sons had to meet the enormous demand for meat products.
There came a time that Otto & Sons were in need of finances that would help them to complete the construction of a particular food processing plant that would serve the McDonald’s restaurant. Well, in this time of need, Sheldon Lavin came to the aid of Otto & Sons. Since Sheldon Lavin was well knowledgeable about finance, his assistance came in handy since Otto & Sons were able to access the funds that they needed. All these occurrences took place in the 1970’s, and Sheldon Lavin eventually got appointed as the CEO of the company since the sons of Otto Kolschowsky were fast approaching their retirement age. Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, the organization came to be known as OSI Group.
OSI Group is a food processing company based out of the Greater Chicago Area. It started in 1909 as a small meat market and was later expanded to a leading international food quality and service company. Its employees work high to meet the expectations of their customers, who have supported them and have led them to their current success. Many brands use their services as a global food provider. OSI finds food-solutions for their product developments and processing demands. David McDonald is the president, alongside Sheldon Lavin, the Chairman and CEO of OSI Group. OSI Group has also branched out if the US and created a food division in Europe, called the Creative Foods Europe.
OSI has been able to become such a global powerhouse because of the leadership and steadfastness of its President, David McDonald. He has worked at the company for over 30 years, working out of college there as a project manager up to his current position. OSI has its beginnings as the neighborhood butcher shop ran by German immigrants, and then grew to becoming meat suppliers for McDonalds’s restaurants. McDonald grew up on a small farm in Iowa. He went to his state’s school, Iowa State University to earn his BA in animal science. McDonald is committed to his community and his private company, using his ties with ISU to create internship opportunities between the students there and OSI.
OSI has grown alongside McDonald’s restaurant chains, which has helped the company to expand to China. The company has also been able to buy Baho Foods, a Dutch food company specialized in deli snacks. McDonald has a huge vision and sees that OSI has a bright future and will continue to expand. The CEO of OSI, Sheldon Lavin, has been working on sustainability measures for the company. Food production is very taxing and can be harmful to the environment, a large companies like OSI could cause greater issues. To combat this, OSI Group has looked towards sustainable food production methods. OSI is the one of the largest food production companies, and has a responsibility as leaders to find efficient means. They are focusing on new strategies and technologies to decrease their carbon footprint, and at the same time, increase their operational output. OSI has been awarded several awards for their efforts, and will continue to lead the world in meat and food production.
Milan Kordestani: Student, Writer, And Farmer
Milan Kordestani began life in Stanford, California. After his parents divorced, his family moved to England. A year later, in 2010, he returned to the United States and graduated from high school in 2017.
Kordestani has many interests, and one of those of being horseback riding. Kordestani notes that one of the most significant moments in his life is when he was thrown off a horse while trail riding. Instead of being terrified of the horse like most kids his age would be, he got back on the horse and rode back to his camp. He quickly rose through the ranks and began competing on world championship horses. He has won many awards, and his highest ranking was a second place at World Championship Horse Show.
The start of Milan Farm
Just like many other high school students, Kordestani wanted to work. However, instead of getting a job at a fast food restaurant or at the mall, he started a company. Milan Farms was started while Kordestani was a sophomore in high school. His farm’s main concentrations are eggs, chickens, and saffron. He is the first farmer to grow saffron on a microfiber sponge.
Milan Farm became a trademark company in 2016. The farm has even expanded to three farms that distribute the cage-free eggs throughout the west coast. The saffron is sold all over the world. Kordestani’s goal is to create a system that would allow poultry to be raised humanely and organically. He also wants to grow pure saffron in an organic manner. He wants his processes to be completely transparent and for his customers to understand how their food is being raised and produced. Kordestani is constantly researching how to better grow his products. In his spare time, he continues to go to school and is also a writer for the Huffington Post.