Wes Edens is the CEO of New fortress energy. He founded the company in the year 1998.Wes Eden graduated from the university of Oregon State where he graduated from with a bachelor’s degree in finance and business administration in 1984.His locations are in New York united states of America. He is mostly based in the norther part of US, greater New York. He serves in his company as the chief investment officer. He has invested in several industries which include financial services, media, real estate, healthcare, transportation and also capital. He is not only the cofounder of new fortress company, but also the chairman, president in the private equity department, principal of investment department. Check out cnbc.com to learn more about Wes Edens.
It’s through his long term earned skills that he is able to multitask in all those positions. Just before he founded his company, he was working in several companies. He was the managing director and a partner in BlackRock financial management. Wes Edens once bought the subprime lender Springfield which is a company that offers financial services. He was then nicknamed as “New king of subprime lending”. Before he bought the company, it was formally known America General finance.
Not only that, Wes Edens bought another subprime mortgage which goes by the name center home equity company”. The company’s chairman is now Mr. Eden’s. In addition, Mr. Wes Edens happens to be a sports fun since in 2014 his partner and he bought Milwaukee bucks which was worth $550 million. He assured the former owner that he would push the team wok to greater heights to ensure it remains in Wisconsin.
Wes Edens is a compassionate in his work and has shown his comprehensive ability in the business world. Currently, Mr. Eden’s has around 4 jobs of which 2 of them are past jobs. In addition, Wes has 3 advisor and board member roles. News has it that Eden is the most creative and savviest investor. That has been seen from the great work he has done from changing the boutique equity firm to a leading global asset manager.
Bernardo Chua is a proud product of the Philippines and is a staple name in the industry of multilevel marketing. Bernardo has rendered his services for Gano Excel and has helped the company to expand internationally in a span of three years. Bernardo then moved to the United States in order to become President of Gano Excel.
Back in 2015, Gano Excel decided to rebrand itself into Organ – which will still be focused on producing and distributing various products and consumables. Gano prides themselves into providing products that can be used to help erase certain diseases and help the human body function better. Know more about Bernardo Chua at zoominfo.com
About a decade ago, Bernardo Chua founded Organo Gold. Organo Gold is a brand of instant coffee that prides itself in its health benefits because of its utilization of the Ganoderma Lucidum. Organo Gold has a distinguishable smooth, dark taste that is sure to awaken your senses. The strength of the black beaned coffee is balanced with the nutty flavor of the Lingzhi mushroom – the perfect blend of coffee.
Organo Gold is a group of companies that are operating under the brand of Organo Gold – it functions as a multi-level marketing distribution network. Organo Gold produces the products and finds independent sellers that would sell the products under a suggested retail price.
Bernardo has not only provided an excellent product to the market, he has also created a brand opportunity for individuals, especially stay-at-home moms who barely have down time. Which allows moms to make more money on their free time.
Bernardo makes sure that he is an active member of the society and on his Facebook, he has posted a video of him taking the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. This is a clear testament that Bernardo T. Chua is not just a man of business, but a man of compassion, humility, and integrity.
The world we are living in today provides many investment opportunities from the stock market, real estate and a host of industries. However, the question is how viable are the chances. Matt Badiali is an investment expert with a unique and unexplored apprehension of the geological investment opportunities. He recently came to shed some light on how one can turn this project into a real gold mine.
Matt Badiali strongly believes that gold mining stock the vital thing in the market is the way to go. He explains why people hold back from investing in these stock and how the market is recent. Gold Investment is largely viewed as highly volatile since they stand the risk of resource depletion or mines shut down. However, even as this is true, gold mine stock will always remain profitable. First, it is a scarce resource and the rarer it gets, the higher it stands the chances of appreciating.
He explains that other valuable goods such as iron, energy, and concrete may vary but gold is relatively stable. Despite the 2015 crisis where the values dropped to US$ 1,051 per ounce, such is not expected in the future. Fluctuations in the market are bound, but gold is insulated from the effects of inflation or recession of the economy. Besides, metal investment is a wise way to diversify your portfolio of investments in a project with high future yields.
About Matt Badiali
Matt Badiali is a geological expert and financial analyst. He started as a scientist after successfully studying Earth Sciences at Penn State University and a Master’s degree in Geology from the Florida Atlantic University. However, his friend found him resourceful with his academic background and sought to apply it in Finance. This is because he stood out as a suitable candidate who would help in identifying opportunities in geology.
This geology expert, Matt Badiali in a move to switch careers, enrolled for a Ph.D. program at the University of North Carolina in Finance. He has since then used his background and experience blend to offer investment advice on natural resources. He is the founder of Real Wealth Strategist a newsletter at Banyan hill which he uses to share financial insights.
Nick Vertucci is an accomplished poker player who has gone up against some of the greats, and came out successfully on the other side. Many of his poker fans may not realize that he has a great background in the real estate market – called a “guru” by some of his believers. Real estate, like poker, can often be a gamble. In fact, there are several key skills in poker that one can learn from working in the real estate world, and vice versa. Nick Vertucci is a fantastic example of the utilization of these skills in both arenas.
Investing takes a deeply honed ability to read others, and to avoid letting them read you. It’s about going all in when you may not have the best hand, or when Nick Vertucci goes to bat for clients by telling the broker that they need to give a better offer to the buyer because they have other options – even if they don’t. Bluffing has to be done strategically and with the best intentions in mind.
In opposition to bluffing comes the ability to read others and gather the truth. In a real estate transaction, reading others may involve determining if the seller truly has other offers; or in poker, you may be faced with calling the bluff of another. These experiences are very similar and can easily be interchanged.
The Ability to Adapt
Real estate and poker, just like every part of life, require the ability to adapt to change. In these two arenas, changes will be inevitable and unpredictable. Nick Vertucci is even quoted as wishing he had the ability to give the advice “plan for change” to his younger self.
Vertucci’s poker face is a strong one, and he has been known to be successful against the odds in both real estate and poker.
David Mcdonald is the current President of OSI Group, one of the worlds largest food providers. With over three decades of experience under his belt, David Mcdonald is widely known to be the cause of the incredible growth and innovation of OSI Group these past years. David Mcdonald’s priority when he entered the company as president was not to change the goals of OSI but to innovate the steps being taken to reach those goals. In an in-depth interview with David McDonald, we get to delve deeper into his mindset in order to better understand how he has been so successful during his time at OSI Group.
How does the “Can Do” ethics of OSI workout at the company?
David states that as a private company, OSI employees are encouraged to be patient and flexible with their projects in order to better serve their clients. This flexibility allows OSI to take the time to create better relationships.
How has the ability to have a large number of employees improve the company?
David believes that the cornerstone of the company is the relationships that employees have with their specific regional clients. Having the ability to maintain a large group of people at these locations can only result in great partnerships and happy clients.
Why is OSI Group so successful in the Chinese market?
If you’re going to be doing business in China, you better understand the culture, says David Mcdonald. The time that OSI took to establish itself in China is one of the added perks of being a private company, the flexibility of time was extremely important in forming a solid foundation with both the client and people as a whole.
Where Chinese technical issues a problem for OSI Group?
The partnerships formed with other companies and government agencies have been a huge help for the establishment of OSI Group in China says David Mcdondald. This is an excellent example of staying patient during difficult times.
Big money mogul, Wes Edens, makes the grade as a sports figure as well, which is not something that can be said of all money men. The co-founder and private equity chief investment officer of Fortress Investment Group has been part owner of the Milwaukee Bucks for four years, ever since he and millionaire hedge fund manager, Marc Lasry, bought the team after the final 2014 season game from prior owner, Wisconsin Senator, Herb Kohl.
Before creating Fortress Investment Group, Wes Edens was a partner and managing director at both Lehman Brothers and BlackRock Financial Management Inc. Besides owning his own company, Edens holds down three board and advisory roles at Springleaf Holdings, Nationstar Morning Holdings and New Senior Investment Group. And yet, despite having a huge array of fiscal concerns decorating his plate, the sports ownership itch has struck Wes Edens again. More about of Wes Edens at nba.com
This time the team is an English soccer team, Aston Villa. The partnering entity for this deal is second-generation businessman and billionaire Egyptian mogul, Naseef Sawiris. Reportedly, the pair plunked down a cool 39 million for a 55% stake in the team. While there’s little doubt Mr. Eden enjoys watching players duke it out on the field, there’s also little doubt that the investment in Aston Villa is a shrewd financial one.
Although currently the team competes in the English Football League Championship, Aston Villa is poised to make a gambit for the Premier League, one tier above its current station as well as the reputed most popular professional sports league worldwide. The team lost Premier League status following a close loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford, 1-0. Perhaps with Wes Edens and Naseef Sawiris acting as investment angels and fans with a stake in the action the team will be all the more motivated to turn it all around.
Today OSI Group McDonald is a world leader in the food industry. It boasts of having over 20,000 employees working in sixty-five facilities in seventeen countries around the globe. Its remarkable rise from a family-owned meat market and butcher shop to a leading global supplier of custom value-added food products is the perfect economic success story of the century. It is ranked number sixty-three by Forbes among America’s largest privately-owned companies with an income of sixty-one billion dollars.
In 1909, Otto Kolschowsky, a German immigrant opened a retail meat market and butcher shop in Chicago. He ran a good business serving the nearby community and in 1917 he had grown his business into a wholesale meat company. As part of the expansion, he moved his business to Maywood in Chicago. The company was later rebranded and named Otto and Sons in 1928. Over the next years, it continued to thrive and earned a reputation as a local supplier of quality meat.
The first OSI Group McDonalds restaurant was opened in 1955 by Ray Kroc- a franchise agent at the time for Maurice and Richard McDonald who were running a family restaurant. Prior to opening this first OSI Group McDonalds restaurant in Des Plaines, Mr. Kroc had made a verbal agreement with Otto’s sons. The arrangement was that Otto and sons would be the supplier of ground beef to the McDonalds franchise. This was the beginning of what would later turn out to be one of the most fruitful economic partnerships of the century.
Mr Kroc went on to acquire McDonald’s and install himself as its Chief Executive Officer. Tasked with supplying the rapidly expanding OSI Group McDonalds franchise, Otto and Sons made McDonald’s their primary focus. Technological advancement in 1960 in the form of flash freezing process enabled Otto and Sons to keep up with the pressure of supplying the growing network of McDonald restaurants.
Otto and Sons constructed its first plant exclusively for the OSI Group McDonalds franchise in the year 1973. This facility had cutting-edge machinery to be used in flash freezing hamburger patties. Concurrently, all the business non- related to McDonald’s was put under a separate company called Glenmark that focused on other local restaurants.
In 1975 Otto and Sons became known as OSI Industries. ISO industries manufacturing capacity increased with McDonald’s continuous growth. Both companies entered the international scene and the rest is history.
Jose Auriemo Neto is the CEO of JHSF, the largest real estate development company. He is so prominent that he has appeared as one of the BOF’s most influential persons. The Business of Fashion recognized 500 most influential fashionistas in the world. Auriemo Neto was recognized by Business of fashion for changing the face of fashion in Brazil. He has created the first open-air mall in the country, and it is known as Cidade Jardim. He has gone ahead to bring international brands such as Valentino, Hermes, and Pucci into the country by giving them space in the malls.
The steps that JHSF is taking to ensure that everyone in the country feels the effect of enjoying world-class facilities in their country is great. Auriemo Neto has done a great job of ensuring that the real estate sector in the country is fully developed. In the past few decades, there has been a lot of efforts being applied to ensuring that the country is getting the best facilities for Brazilians. If you visit Brazil, all the main shopping centers in the cities of Sao Paulo, Manaus and Salvador have been developed by this company.
Jose Auriemo Neto has been working with this company for more than 20 years now. He first joined in 1992, when he father was still the CEO. After his father exit, he took over the role of leadership. He was responsible for the transformation of the company when he came up with the idea of the Parkbem, a parking lot management system that was the first in the country.
Jose Auriemo Neto has done a great job as an investor in the real estate sector. He has made everyone in the country to realize that the country has so much potential in the real estate industry.
Alternative investment manager and publically traded firm Fortress Investment Group is one of the most successful and respected entities in the financial industry today. The firm boasts an impressive $70 billion-plus in assets that are currently under its management expertise. Fortress Investment Group is based out of New York City and also has offices across the globe. These offices include LA, Philadelphia, Hong Kong and Singapore among others and over 1600 institutional investors count of Fortress Investment Group. The company was founded back in 1998 when Wes Edens, Randall Nardone and Rob Kauffman came together to form something truly special. The firm has been a publically traded entity since 2007. Recently, the company has been acquired by Japanese powerhouse SoftBank but operations at Fortress continue to go on in a business as usual type of manner.
When SoftBank acquired Fortress Investment Group, it totalled up to be a $3.3 billion deal overall and was a situation that worked out great for both parties. SoftBank officials wanted to create a branch of their business for alternative investment management and so the Fortress acquisitions created this need for them immediately. Fortress gains the benefit of being backed by one of the most successful global firms in business today. To know more about him click here.
Now that this massive SoftBank acquisition is complete with Fortress Investment Group, the firm is now working towards the creation of a pair of funds for real estate. One of these funds is expected to be created by the end of the year and another one is in the works. Fortress has an overall strategy of broadening its overall scope by increasing its amount of activity in the private credit sector and these real estate funds will be instrumental in assisting with this. The second of the two critical funds will work toward the purchase of real estate debts and also other assets.
Before entering the financial industry Matt Badiali had worked as a scientist. He has a master of science degree in earth sciences which he earned at Florida Atlantic University. For five years he pursued a Ph.D. in this subject before a new friend of his asked him to join him at a financial firm.
His friend wanted Matt Badiali to help educate average investors who were interested in natural resources, something right up his alley as a scientist. His educational background was critical as to succeed in these types of investments you have to understand the science behind them. He says he breaks the science down for is readers because he wants everyone to be able to use his knowledge when it comes to natural resources.
He now works at Banyan Hill Publishing. He started Real Wealth Strategist in May 2017 and has helped his readers make double and even triple-digit gains in their portfolios. He says that to best inform his readers he travels around the world so he can talk face-to-face with experts. Among the countries Matt Badiali has visited are Hong Kong, Switzerland, Peru, Singapore, and Turkey.
His typical day starts at 6:30 am. He gets his daughters to school and then catches up on the news of the day. He also watches Bloomberg and the Weather Channel. Matt Badiali arrives at his office at 8 am and he has found that he is most productive at writing during the morning hours. He can get two to four pages of his financial newsletter written by noon. During the afternoon he follows the news of any companies he is thinking of recommending to his readers. He squeezes in another hour of writing in the afternoons but says he just isn’t that productive as a writer past noon.
He thinks that how people consume energy is soon going to be radically altered. The world is shifting to everything being powered by electricity and at some point nobody will be using oil or natural gas. The game changer will be when somebody invests a batter large enough to power an entire small city.