You can learn a lot about a person or company in the way they respond to a disaster. That is exactly what happened in twenty seventeen when hurricane Harvey hit. The damaged ravaged Houston area and greater Texas was short on food and supplies. The streets were flooded and homes were damaged beyond repair. That was the moment when you find those rear individuals and companies that care about people and not just the profits they make from them. Several Houston businesses stepped up the Houston Food Bank and H-E-B as well as Tony Petrello with Nabors Industries.
On most days the employees of Nabors Industries, a local drilling company, can be found chilling out at many of the recreational facilities or at a cafe. The company and its employees also participate in many community activities and fundraisers. Tony Petrello, CEO of Nabors Industries, says this is the way we are at Nabors Industries, giving back to the community. After hurricane Harvey, everyone at the company felt a since of community and compassion and took time to help out. We went where ever we were needed. To show appreciation to the companies workers, they were given paid time off to help.
Tony also matched relief donations contributed by his employees which amounted to over one hundred and seventy dollars before Tony’s contribution. This fund was used to help hands-on relief efforts. Tony’s spirit of philanthropy is not surprising to those on the social charitable circuit. Tony Petrello as CEO of Nabors Industries takes social responsibilities seriously. Houston is Tony’s home and most of his philanthropic efforts are focused there.
For many philanthropy is treated as a hobby as a side effect of wealth and with the cockiness and attitude to go with it, but not Tony. He has committed a substantial amount of donations in the tune of millions of dollars to the Jan and Duncan Neurological Research Institute. For Tony this cause is a person passion and will do everything he can to help everyone with a neurological disease. To improve the lives of those like his daughter and the wealth to do so, he teamed up with the Texas Children’s Hospital to help fund research into this medical sphere. With the ongoing success of Tony Petrello in business, there will no doubt be more opportunities for his philanthropic ambitions.
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Over the last few years, Americans have warmed up to consumer goods brands that offer natural products with an array of health benefits coupled with an inspiring story behind the brand. Modern entrepreneurs such as Livio Bisterzo understand current consumers and how to appeal to them.
Bisterzo, an Italian businessman who is currently based in Los Angeles, is the founder of Green Park Brands Inc. The company’s products (especially Hippeas, a natural snack made from chickpeas) have resonated well with the local consumers, American investors, as well as international buyers.
Just over a year after Hippeas was launched, investors are streaming in to own a piece of Hippeas. Some of the recent investors include Leonardo DiCaprio and Seth Rodsky (a managing partner for Strand in Los Angeles). The two gentlemen believe that Hippeas is set to become the “next big thing” in America. Bisterzo failed to mention the exact amounts that the two gentlemen channeled to Hippeas, but he says that Green Park Brands has raised only $2.5 million since it was started in 2015. As a business-minded individual, Bisterzo understands the importance of new partners that bring with them liquidity. He plans to allocate the funds from DiCaprio and Rodsky to strengthen the marketing and distribution of Hippeas.
Hippeas are available in over seven flavors in many American stores. Some of the stores that stock Hippeas include Albertsons, Vons, and Starbucks. Hippeas will be available in more retail stores as time progresses. Having lived and done a couple of businesses in London, Livio Bisterzo used his understanding of London to open an office in the UK which is the focal point for the company’s operations in the United Kingdom. Surprisingly, Hippeas are available in the UK.
What does the future hold for Hippeas? According to knowledgeable individuals regarding market analysis such as Norman Deschamps, the market for snacks incorporating chickpeas in their manufacture is beginning to expand rapidly. Over the last year, the market for chickpea based snacks grew by 153%. Green Park Brands has a chance to dominate the American snacks market with its product (Hippeas) because the competition it currently faces is from small companies and not established snacks businesses with the financial power to crash new ventures like Green Park Holdings.
It is Bisterzo’s dream to attain sustainability in production. The company donates some of its funds to Farm Africa, an initiative meant to empower chickpeas farmers in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa.
Hitherto, dating apps have only facilitated online interactions. Daters can chat and interact via various online platforms and meet at their discretion. This is a bit inconvenient since daters are not encouraged and provided with a platform to meet in person. However, this is about to change since Bumble the new dating app facilitates the physical meeting of daters. The dating app is opening up a pop-up location in New York. This one of a kind location will go by the name the ‘Hive.’ The Hive is designed to be more than a dating site. It is an all-inclusive place where Bumble fans can meet and hang out as they sample the Bumble brand.
The hive will be located in Soho, 158th Mercer Street, NY. It will be open Thursday through to Sunday at different timings. The hive will have a lot to offer. It will feature a coffee and real bar as well as stalls where Bumble merchandise will be sold. The dating space is souped up in Bumble’s unique flavor. Bumble plans to roll out similar joints in other cities after successes in this New York joint. Whitney Wolfe, the CEO of Bumble, said that she believes the hive is a bold step towards formalizing online dating. She stated that this formality makes Bumble something that people can be proud to be associated with. She added that they intend to expand Bumble to Bumble Bizz that will not only focus on dating but will cover professional networking as well.
About Whitney Wolfe
Whitney Wolfe is a Texas-based entrepreneur. She is a founder and the current head of Bumble. Whitney Wolfe is also a co-founder of Tinder, another popular dating app. Both bumble and Tinder have emerged as top dating apps in America. In the year 2014 at only 25, Whitney Wolfe was named to be among the most important women under 30 in tech by the magazine Tech Insider. She also featured in the 2016 Elle’s women in tech list.
Whitney Wolfe was born and raised in Utah. She attended SMU and pursued a degree in international studies. She joined Match Labs, an app development firm at the age of 22. At Match labs, Whitney Wolfe was involved in various app development projects. She still holds some stake in these apps. In 2014, she moved to Austin Texas and founded Bumble. She developed Bumble, an app that has revolutionized the dating space.
Managing a healthcare such that it offers quality care and at the same time makes enough returns can be quite difficult. It requires that you have great understanding of how the medical world works. Also, it requires that you have taken courses in business management. This will guide in achieving a balance between quality and affordability. If you are wondering how possible it is to be both a medical professional and at the same time be business-oriented, then you are yet to meet Rick Shinto. He is the man behind the success of InnovaCare.
InnovaCare is one the best managed healthcare service providers in North America. It offers both physician practice and Medicare plans. The goal of this hospital is to ensure that most of the people in North America can afford quality healthcare. The hospital, under the leadership has grown to employ over 750 healthcare providers. Subsequently, their clientele base has expanded. Today, they serve more than 200,000 patients in the region.
Great leadership has played a big role in the success of InnovaCare and Rick Shinto is the man behind that wheel. He is the Chief Executive Officer and President of InnovaCare. He has been serving in this position since the year 2012, when he joined the company.
Shinto’s experience of over 3 decades, in the health care industry has played a big part on him being a successful leader. But, his education has also played a major role. He studies at Irvine’s University of California where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Science. This is before being admitted by Stony Brook’s State University of New York, where he obtained his medical degree. Shinto further applied for an MBA at the Redlands University. Read more about Rick Shinto at intelius.com
As for his career experience, Rick Shinto had worked with a number of industry leaders before joining InnovaCare Health. His career started as a pulmonologist in Southern California. This was when he was a fresh graduate of Med school. After gaining some experience, his career began to shine.
Shinto worked for MedPartners for one year. He was the company’s medical management corporate Vice President. In 97, he left the company to join Cal Optima, Orange County. He worked here as the chief medical officer before being tapped by North America Medical Management, where he worked as both the COO and CMO of the company. Shinto also worked for Medical Pathways before joining Aveta Inc. in the year 2008. Learn more on XRepublic about Rick Shinto.