Fortress Investment Group was named “Hedge Fund of Year” by well-known business publishing magazine Institute Investor in 2014. The company is one of the largest investment firms around the globe. In 1998, Fortress was launched in New York City as a private equity firm by a group of investment bankers including Randal Nardone, the company’s current CEO. In 2005 the company proclaimed itself as specialized in hedge funds. Their current porfolio hosts $36 billion in assets and the files of more than 1,750 customers. The company specializes in alternative investments. Some of the most well known companies under Fortress Investment Group inclue Intrawest’s ski and vacation resorts, RailAmerica, Inc., and Brookdale Senior Living who owns the largest set of retirement communities inside the U.S.
Peter Briger joined Fortress Investment Group in 2002. He previously worked as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs & Company making partner through a highly selective process only four years after joining the company. Briger, recently titled Co-CEO, is now president and Co-Chairman at Fortress. He was #962 on the list of the World’s Billionaires by Forbes Magazine in 2008. Since Peter Briger’s introduction into the firm, Fortress was able to go public and join the stock market in 2007. Briger’s specialities mainly sponsor real estate and credit funds. Even while at Goldman Sachs, Peter Briger was already demonstrating the capability for buying distressed debt and later making money off of it. At Goldman Sachs, Briger was in charge of the financial distress group. It is not surprise that even when the economy fell down in 2008, Briger and Fortress were able to recover quickly the following year. Briger obtained his Bachelor’s degree at Princeton University in 1986 and received an MBA business degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Lately, the topic of bitcoin has knocked on every public investor’s doors and Briger is no different. Peter Briger had a previous set of ups and downs with the Bitcoin industry. After setting up Fortress’ own offices with a Bitcoin account, Briger had to cancel a future plan with Wells Fargo to establish a bitcoin investment title due to federal entities canceling the transaction. Briger has his own investment of $100,000 in Bitcoin but the relationship is a slow one. With current distrust in the cryptocurrency market, Briger has made sure to be a careful participant. He is more of an observer now, but he agrees that the ways of transferring money is changing and cryptocurrencies are part of that evolution. Peter Briger resides in San Francisco where Silicon Valley famously sits a couple miles away. He is an active contributor to the Global Fund for Children along with other Silicon Valley Leadership Council members. He is very interest in public relations as Fortress works with international companies everyday and is a recognizable figure all around. In 2015, Briger, along with other ex-classmates, set up a fund at Princeton’s Business School for entrepreneurs interested in building start-ups.
About Randal Nardone: www.fortress.com/about
Stream Energy is a large organization that is currently headquartered in Dallas. The institution has won many hearts in the United States because of the high quality connected life services it has been offering. Although the direct selling market has proven to be very competitive in the recent times, Stream Energy has done its best to ensure that it gets a top position in the lives of people. The institution has been in the American market long enough to understand how it can impress the consumers and at the same time offer high quality services at all times.
The people who are working at Stream Energy play a leading role in the success of the company. Women, for instance leave their children and husbands so that they can work with the institution and bring great results as a team. This is why the company has been looking for ways to make sure that all the company employees are motivated so that they never get an opportunity to complain. In 2010, the successful company realized that the women in the firm played a great role in the success the company was experiencing, and this is why they formed a group that would focus on women empowerment.
The Stream Women of Power group is not a newbie to the American market. The institution has been organizing its annual meetings so that the women in the company can meet and share information together. The company chief financial officer has been a key figure in the success of the women group. According to the news that have been shared on several occasions, Renee Hornbaker has been organizing the women annual event so that the women leaders working in Stream Energy can get a chance to share and motivate each other concerning the problems they face while working in their personal businesses.
Last year, the women group announced their annual event early enough so that the women could prepare themselves and get ready for the lessons of the day. The company made sure that it had invited some of the most successful women leaders in the world so that they could share with the women who were present.
Recent changes in Brazil’s policies have affected all areas of infrastructure, including transportation, communication, and sanitation systems, as well as the aeronautical and petrochemical industries. Systems expert Filipe Montoro Jens weighs in to explain what these changes represent, and why they have occurred.
The country of Brazil has a history of using state run industries to provide the people with many daily needs, from communications to sanitation. In the 1930s, the country underwent a modernization process due to the current government structure. From the 1930s to 1980 the country saw expansive growth of all infrastructure systems through government run businesses. In 1980, this changed. Filipe Montoro Jens says that this change was due to an “external debt crisis” which the country had to contend with. In order to complete economic reform and survive the financial crisis, the government entered into a privatization phase. During this phase, many government enterprises were auctioned off and transitioned into private enterprises.
The telecommunications industry was one of the first to completely move through this change. Filipe Montoro Jens, who has researched this topic thoroughly, explains that in order to hand off the industry in this manner the government had to be sure to split up the holdings so that not just one privately owned company had a monopoly on telecommunications. In 1997 and 1998, almost ten years after the National Privatization Program went into place, the telecommunications program was officially handed over to private companies. The country passed a law which said that they were not responsible for providing telecommunications services for the people of the country, but rather responsible only for regulating the companies which do so. This was a big shift in responsibility, and the first of many to come.
Filipe Montoro Jens is a business man and infrastructure specialist. He received his masters from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and has studied systems and country-wide infrastructure extensively.
Through his unique lens Filipe Montoro Jens is able to shed light onto the Brazilian infrastructure shifts which are occurring as privatization occurs. Filipe Montoro Jens writes on the subject of government systems and business, and the ways these two concepts intersect.
Find out more about Felipe Montoro: http://www.saguarostudios.com/the-uniqueness-of-felipe-montoro-jens/
Eric Pulier was brought up in Teaneck, New Jersey; which begun his journey in the computer field. During Elementary school he started working on computer programming. This lead to him starting his own database computer company by the end of high school. Graduating from Teaneck High School in 1984 as a prodigy in the computer field. Mr. Pulier then went to Harvard University, majoring in English and American literature. While attending, he also wrote and edited, “The Harvard Crimson”. Such a man he was, this still was not enough for him. Striving for more, he also attending some classes over at, “MIT” in his spare time. Graduated Harvard in 1988 with his Bachelor of the Arts (BA) degree, he proceeding forward to help and solve the worlds problems one at a time.
Mr. Pulier’s greatest achievements in the entrepreneur world was that he founded or co-founded many different companies. These companies are involved with technology but on many different aspects. To name a few… Media Platform, which is a rich media presentation format. US Interactive is a enterprise of professional services offered to people. Desktone is a cloud-hosted virtual desktop mainly used for businesses. Service Oriented Infrastructure (SOA), now known at Akana is used to share, send, connect as API’s with enterprises. ServiceMesh was created to blend IT support and maintenance through the cloud, to these enterprises and even residential later on.
Because of Eric Pulier, we have such a huge leap forward in technology through the cloud. From Virtual Desktops, transferring information/data, business meetings, presentations and so on. This American entrepreneur has made it easier for other entrepreneurs and enterprises to grow rapidly using his technology.
Technology has grown hand in hand with fashion as it expands possibilities that designers have to explore their talent. It makes the two industries seem intertwined just like two sides of the same coin. Technology has been evolving so fast and the same applies to fashion. The evolution is more evident in the music storage devices where at first decks were used. But the present situation is different with the use of iPods, which are much smaller. This gives convenience since people can now carry their music around. It is clear that technology grows with what individuals consider fashionable. Fashion designers are delighted when they create things that sell and this is made possible through the use of technology. Technology assists the designers in modification of functionality and innovation of the different items. For sure technology is like a playground; the deeper you go, the more endless opportunities it brings to you.
There are many future aspects of technology such as innovations to protect human. A good example is the airbags that help cyclists ensure that they are protected from head injuries. Innovations will improve safety of some careers for instance thanks to Frontine Gloves invented by Kevin Cannon and Ashwin Rajan, the fire fighters can communicate better in the missions. Technology and fashion has also enabled innovation of gadgets that tap kinetic energy that help power items such as mp3 players and watches. For sure the future of technology is bright as it goes hand in hand with fashion.
Chris Burch is the founder and chief executive officer of Burch Capital. Through his insight into entrepreneurship he has applied his imagination and creativity to come with irresistible brands that have changed consumers’ lives. For the last 40 years in his career as an investor he has spear headed the establishment of many companies towards their success. Through his understanding of the consumer behavior he has built a record of connecting innovation to impact.
He has led to a majority of the companies fulfilling the needs of their consumers in the most appropriate ways. Burch creative capital comprises of a group of well established brands that Christopher has a passionate for and this makes his entire portfolio. Another notable aspect about this brand is the diverse portfolio that it holds ranging from home furnishings, retail, and organic food technology among others. Chris Burch believes that creativity and productivity play a key role in the success of any business and should never be alienated at any given time.