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How Marc Sparks Inspires Hundreds of Startups to Succeed Through Tenacity and Insight

Marc Sparks is a man who has surmounted many obstacles to become a serial entrepreneur and a prominent venture capitalist. He is an embodiment of what a resilient spirit coupled with long term strategic business plans can achieve in the investment industry. His strong faith in developing lasting and winning strategies has a strong foundation in religion and God. His story in venture capital investment is unique in the sense that he has helped to build many startups into leading organizations.

The huge revenue running into millions, by the conservative estimates of those who are privy to his finances, is solely due to the shrewd business acumen that he displays in all the transactions he engages in. Mr. Sparks rose to his present position through dedication and diligence, but not because he had a foundation in any industrial training or the study of financial investment. In Dallas, Texas where most of his operations are based, he has received great respect, and acclaim from his competitors and business partners alike . He is an excellent present day American investor in every sense of the word because had it not been for his forward-thinking philosophy of taking calculated risks, he could not be the owner of the sprawling business empire.

Marc Sparks has written a book that is inspiring many investors, and the private equity organization he owns specializes in turning the dreams many passionate entrepreneurs have into products and services that generate massive revenue. Timber Creek Capital provides nearly everything a person might need in business from capital, equipment, office space, to banking, accounting, and legal services. Other areas of investment in which he extends his interests include expertise in customer services, web development and graphic art designs, intellectual capital, merchant banking, and networking.

He is tenacious and full of vigor for living purposefully. It is this trait the makes him a pillar of organizational synergy. No one knows how to navigate and steer a business from birth to maturity the way he does. The secret to his success might be in the ability he possesses of combining serious business with fun. For over 37 years he has nurtured many organizations in the media industry, construction, and telecommunications to prosperity. Some of the companies he owns include Jay Wireless, Splash Media, and Cardinal Telecoms. Apart from being at the forefront of managing his businesses, he also sells own-designed strategic solutions to upstarts.

In the philanthropic community of Dallas, he is a household name because he generously donates to many charitable events, and nonprofits like the Samaritan Inn. He also supports education through American Can! Academy – a series of attractive programs for high schools, and his foundation known as Marc’s Sparky gives poor children computers. In the inspiring book “They Can’t Eat You.” he tells the story of his success. His hobbies include traveling, hiking, fishing, biking, and other outdoor activities.

 

Thor Halvorssen the Human Rights Advocate

Thor Halvorssen is a human rights supporter and film maker. Depicted by the New York Times as “a champion of the powerless and underdog, he started pushing for human rights as a teenager in 1989 in London by coordinating for opposition to South African politically-sanctioned racial segregation. Thor Halvorssen’s experience is Norwegian and Venezuelan. He got to be distinctly included full-time in the advancement of due process and individual rights after his dad became a political detainee in Venezuela. More so, he established the New York-based Human Rights Foundation after his mom was shot amid a political protest in 2004. HRF is given to freeing political detainees and to promoting democracy and tolerance in Latin America. Since its establishing, HRF has secured the freedom of seven conscience detainees, offered Truth Commissions with evidence, provided amicus briefs in key international human rights cases, and additionally published two books on state responsibilities and human rights.

Mr. Halvorssen is the CEO and founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum, a yearly worldwide social affair. He was born in Venezuelan in 1976 and he is a history and political science graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he was also offered the award for securing student speech. Mr. Halvorssen is the CEO and founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum a yearly world gathering and also heads FIRE (Foundation of Individual Rights in Education) a U.S. freedoms association. The organizer and CEO for human rights establishment, a universal group created in 2004 that was to champion the meaning of Human Rights. He established the group subsequent to stepping down as the leader for Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Thor Halvorssen is an all around prestigious Human rights advocate with his primary commitment focus being in supporting the public rights and interests, pushing for privileges of people and advocating for common freedoms.

Furthermore, Mr. Halvorssen has additionally been alluded as the Children’s Peace Movement supporter, a team situated in C-Czech republic that encourages relations amongst kids and young people in Poland, Canada, Norway and Slovakia. His affection for human rights freedom is great and in 2001 he stated that freedom of speech, opinion and expression is free and indispensable and has the deepest sense to a growing society.

Professional Life

Mr. Richard A. Smith is the President of Securus Technologies Inc.He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the same company. He served as the CEO from June 23rd, 2008. Many of his friends just refer to him as Rick Before taking up the role of CEO at Securus Technologies; he was serving as the President of Eschelon Telecom Inc. for three years beginning from April 2000 to August 2002. Mr. Smith also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Eschelon Telecom Inc, from 16th August 2003 to 8th August 2007 and as its Chief Operating Officer from 19th March 1999 to July 2003. He also served as the Chief of Eschelon Telecom Inc for two years beginning October 2008 to March 2000.

Mr. Smith has also served as the Vice President of Financial Management at Frontier Corp currently known as Global Crossing, a role he assumed in April 1997 to October 1998. Mr. Smith has served a larger part of his career life at Frontier Corp where he was working from 1972 to 1998 serving in various capacities. While at Frontier Corp he served as a Chief Information Officer, a Controller, President of Frontier Technologies, Director in charge of Network plants operations, Director in charge of Business development and Vice President of Midwest telephone operations.

He has served as the chairman of Securus Technologies, Inc since January 2009 doubling up as its Director from June 2008. Mr. Smith also serves as the Director of Integra Telecom.

Mr. Smith is a seasoned telecommunications expert with a remarkable background and an exceptional set of skills complemented with vast experience and an impressive track record at Securus. Read more on PRNewsWire.com.

Educational Background

Mr. Smith first enrolled at the State University of New York (Buffalo) for a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. After finishing his studies, he joined for an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Later on, he undertook a Master’s in Business Administration from the famous University of Rochester’s Simon School.

Personal life

Smith is regarded as someone who loves privacy, and not much is known about his private life. He is someone with exceptional moral values who has gone an extra mile in protecting his career and the company he heads. He is known to be as kind and a very silent individual who rarely comments on issues until the time gathers all the facts. He believes that his company is doing everything possible to provide a crucial public safety tool to enhance law enforcement. He believes in socialism, and he has been on the frontline to ensure that all prisoners live a decent life. Through Securus, Rick Smith has invested significant resources in helping provide solutions to some of the problems faced by inmates.

Check this article at Bloomberg.com to know more about Rick Smith.

Chris Skiff Appoints Farron Bernhardt as CEO of The Manse on Marsh

 

On September 8th, 2016 Chris Skiff, Owner of The Manse on Marsh appoints Farron Bernhardt as Chief Executive Officer. The award-winning senior and retirement living facility is headquartered in San Luis Obispo serving communities in Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles and other nearby areas. Mr. Skiff has successfully established over 20 senior communities to meet the needs of seniors and retirees; providing them with spacious homes, social activities, nurse care, personal assistance, dining, and maid services. From 2014 through 2015, The Manse maintained an all-time review rating of five-stars from its customers and/or family members.

Farron Bernhardt joins The Manse on Marsh with more than 30 years of experience fulfilling leadership positions in the senior housing industry. He is former Vice President of Assisted Living for Nevada Housing and Neighborhood Development, and has built a reputation for his management expertise. Farron said he’s honored to join The Manse Team and ecstatic about setting superior standards for the providing caregiving and living services in the Central Coast community and close communities. Chris Skiff chose Bernhardt because of his prior and broaden knowledge in helping to oversee daily operations assisted living facilities.

Our Parents recently recognized The Manse on Marsh as the Best of 2016 Caring Star, the second consecutive award. The senior living community is now considered as the nation’s top one percent senior care providers. Manse is known in the San Luis Obispo community for its lifestyle options; including adjacent homes, cottages, studios and single bedrooms. Their caregivers and medicine technicians are available to assist tenants with 24-hour daily services.

After Chris Skiff completed studies at the University of California Los Angeles, he entered the senior living industry. Since he was 23 years old, he had a passion to contribute to the community and cater to seniors and retirees. He built facilities in communities designed to provide independence, privacy and safety. The Manse on Marsh also offers complimentary services to assist with housekeeping chores, such as making up beds and trash removal. Farron Bernhardt will continue with fulfilling the mission of The Manse, including expansion and perfecting its services.

Talk Fusion: A company dedicated to helping the community

 

Talk Fusion is a video communications company that was established in the year 2007. The company’s foundation was built by dedicating its time to help communities around the world and helping people to realize their dreams. The company has been noted as one the top fifty companies in the Direct Selling Association. Talk fusion has also been cited as one of the world’s fastest growing video communications. Talk fusion was founded on sweat, hard work, and dedication. Talk Fusion has helped to build businesses in over one hundred and forty countries, utilizing its innovative video marketing tools. The company has been utilized to help bring awareness to the Humane society of Tampa Bay as well.

Bob Reina, the CEO and founder of Talk Fusion, is a very ambitious person, who is committed to helping change people’s lives for the better. Bob is very dedicated to the company and the people working in it as well. Bob often promotes Talk Fusion through the direct sales industry in order to make it the next billion dollar brand. Bob Reina believes that the company can help anyone, who comes to it with a dream and dedication. Mr. Reina founded Talk Fusion with a vision to help people enhance their lives while helping them realize their potential, excelling them to pursue their dreams without fear, and giving back to the communities all around the world. His dedication to the community drives him to often state,” With great success comes an even greater responsibility”.

Bob Reina has had a large influence on the Tampa Bay community. Both Talk Fusion and Mr. Reina have predominantly contributed to bringing awareness to the Tampa Bay Humane Society. Talk Fusion also produced a video in order to promote the awareness of the Humane Society in Tampa. Mr. Reina launched a program offering Talk Fusion’s associates to donate a free account to one charity of their choosing.

A Quick Guide to Sam Tabar

Anyone who’s shown any interest in joining the legal field needs to know who to talk to and what the subjects are all about. This is where attorney Sam Tabar comes in.

According to many media outlets, Sam Tabar is a heavily successful legal attorney and capital strategist who operates in the New York City area. His work is done at the FullCycle Fund and his good reputation has come from pleasing all of his clients in his field.

Before becoming successful in the legal field, Tabar has previously worked for one business that has broadened his horizons, that business being called Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP. While working at this firm, Tabar was able to uplift groups and manage projects and time consistently, improving the overall aspect of business development in the process, cemented by the fact that he had a passion for doing his job well and helping out his clients.

Tabar was also affiliated with the SPARX Group and during his time there, he worked as the company’s Co-Head of Business Development and Managing Director and was able to increase productivity and allowed the business to grow more. His knowledge of the legal field was a huge factor in the company’s growth, though some time later he moved on and began working at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Here, Tabar had the privilege of serving as the Director and the Head of Capital Strategy, specifically in the company’s Asia-Pacific Region. After working here he then felt it was time for a change of heart and eventually moved back towards working at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, solely due to him wanting to increase his total experience in the legal field. Managing hedge funds and sorting out compliance issues was his main task with the firm, and this is what has given him such a good reputation in the legal world now.  See Sam’s full list of career credentials at CrunchBase.

Two Million Unicorns And Growing: The Lime Crime Brigade

 

Doe Deere is from Russia–at least that’s where she was born. But she was raised in New York City, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Between her birth, upbringing, and professional career, Doe has seen every side of the fashion industry. It’s no wonder her sensibilities have become popular enough to fairly enwrap the globe. Doe identified a need and filled it with an alternative cosmetic option that, as yet, has no equal. That option is Lime Crime.

Lime Crime has a sublime rhyme to it, and so far it’s stood the test of time, becoming popular in 2008 and continuing in popularity today. Any business that can withstand five years’ operation is one that will likely endure; but Doe Deere’s escapades are quickly becoming a sensation. Recently, her Instagram account transcended two million followers.

Called unicorns, Lime Crime users have a creative nature to them. Doe Deere herself doesn’t look at makeup as a means of enhancing beauty. She looks at makeup as a means of individualized expression. That is one reason she has dubbed her followers unicorns. They are unique, expressive individuals who are not afraid to loudly, vibrantly express their stylistic proclivities to the world. And that loud individuality has definitely caught on. To fully understand why requires a deeper examination of the history of Lime Crime itself, and Doe Deere’s trek to success.

Lime Crime wasn’t always related to cosmetic solutions. Originally, Lime Crime was a term Doe used to describe her favorite shade of green; a vibrant lime so eye-popping “it should be illegal!”. Though, not literally of course; that’s just Doe’s approach to colors. There’s an eye-popping quality to them that sort of acts like a tangy, citrusy flavor for the eyes. If the eyes could taste, Lime Crime would be sweet and sour at the same time. But Doe wasn’t originally working with cosmetics when the name came about. At first she was designing a line of fashionably chic and unique dresses. Though this clothing line didn’t take off as she would have hoped, it did retain the name Lime Crime. Eventually it was abandoned, however; and between 2002 and 2008 there were no Lime Crime forays. During this time Doe and her husband performed throughout LA in a band called Sky Salt, which had some moderate success. It certainly put Doe in a position to see stylistic fashion trends, and develop her own brand accordingly.

Now, eight years after Sky Salt broke up, two million unicorns march behind the Instagram of Doe Deere’s Lime Crime, coming up with their own unique and beautiful configurations with the Lime Crime line of colors. And so, through endless possibilities in color combination and application, the unicorns of Lime Crime are revolutionizing fashion.

To find out more, visit www.doedeere.com or check out Doe Deere’s Instagram account.

Darius Fisher: Innovative PR Professional

In an article featured in PR Week, Darius Fisher, co-founder of Status Labs was recognized as one of the top 50 individuals in the marketing and personal relations industries. This should come as no surprise as a simple look at Fisher’s track record reveals the waves of impact he is creating in the fields of PR and marketing. For one, Darius Fisher established a management reputation company, Status Labs and has since grown it into a nation-wide operation that works with individuals from around the globe. Fisher himself was able to maintain his growth and good reputation despite some negative coverage of his own in the past. For example, Fisher’s last company was involved in an accusation of changing Wikipedia pages against the online encyclopedia’s rules. In addition, there was controversy over the resignation of Jordan French, a partner to Fisher within Status Labs. Despite these issues, Fisher was still able to maintain a positive reputation and image. After all, this is his specialty.

Darius Fisher created Status Labs in response to the growing impact that technology and internet search can have on reputation. In a world dominated by technology, people do their own research and it is difficult for companies as well as individuals to control what information is presented about them online. Darius Fisher saw opportunity in this problem and created Status Labs as the solution. Status Labs is an online reputation management company that specializes in optimizing the search engine results for their clients.

Since its founding, Status Labs has extended globally and now works with over 1,500 clients in over 35 countries around the world. They have worked with high profile business execs, athletes, celebrities, and more. Before his involvement in Status Labs, Darius Fisher worked as a political consultant as well as a copywriter. He has been featured in many high profile magazines and websites including Forbes where he wrote a piece on how to reduce employee turnover and increasing satisfaction within the workplace. Follow Darius on Twitter @fisherdarius to keep up with his news and events.

More information about Darius Fisher:

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150915006953/en/Status-Labs-President-Darius-Fisher-Speak-Impact15

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/status-labs-offers-free-damage-182200637.html

 

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