Wes Edens is an American national and an investor. He was born on October 30th, 1961. He is at times called Wesley Robert Edens. Apart from his responsibilities at Fortress Investment Group, he is also a co-owner of a sports club. Above all that, he is the co-founder of the most prominent financial investment group in the world, Fortress Group.

Marc and Wes Edens co-own the Milwaukee Basketball team located in Wisconsin. The team is a regular participant of the National Basketball Association league. The club is famous for signing the most talented and renowned basketball players around the country.

The two entrepreneurs purchased the basketball club from Kohl. They paid Kohl $550 million in order to alter the ownership of the team. However, there were some agreements that the two new co-owners had to agree. After completing the deal in 2014, they had to conform to the fans plea not to alter the club’s location.

Marc and Wes agreed to the plea and even promised to construct a new Arena that was going to accommodate the multitudes of spectators. They notified the Milwaukee fans that they were going to replace the old BMO Harris Bradley Center arena. The Arena was too small failing to accommodate all the Milwaukee fans, especially when the team had home matches.

Wes Edens is also the owner of the League of Legends team Fly Quest.

Wes Edens pursued a degree of science in Business administration at the University of Oregon. He graduated in 1984. Edens decided to pursue a working position three years after completing school.

Edens was fortunate to get a job vacancy at Lehman brother’s firm. He joined the company in 1987. He served as a managing director and partner. Seven years later, he quit the firm and joined another company. He joined Blackrock’s. Edens served the firm until 1997.

He quit the job and decided to venture into something different. Today, Wes Edens is a celebrated and successful businessman and investor. He is recognised as the backbone of the Fortress Investment Group. He relates well with all the Fortress employees.

Throughout his career life, Peter Briger has never shied away from portraying excellent performance in whatever task that he pursued. Starting from his educational background when he was pursuing his college education at the Wharton School of Business at the Pennsylvania University. He left a legacy of exemplary performance which was admired by every person who went through the institution after him. This was he had completed a degree in business administration at the Princeton University. After school, he joined the Wall Street America where he got employed by the Goldman Sachs, an organization that gave him the working platform until 2002 when he resigned and joined Fortress Investment Group.

Any other development in the industry cannot match the kind of development that Peter Briger has brought to Fortress Group. This is because since Briger joined the company, he has been involved in almost all the significant transactions that have transformed the state of the organization. For instance, in 2006, Peter Briger advised Fortress Investment Group to purchase Intrawest, an acquisition that made a significant impact on the company’s capital base and also the return on investment. Later in 2007, the same Briger advised his company to go public. This was one of the transactions that have been met with tons of criticism by the competitors and the general public since there was no other firm of the caliber of Fortress Investment Group that had traded publicly. To know more about him click here.

As a result of the IPO, fortress Group managed to collect more than $3 billion, something that astonished the critics. In a few months’ time, the same companies that were criticizing Fortress Group took the same step of registering their shares in the New York Stock Exchange and started trading publicly. This was a massive milestone for Peter Briger because he was able to prove to the industry that he saw further than any other leader could have seen.

Peter Briger has been listed at the 317th position in the Forbes list of the wealthiest individuals in entire America. His wealth can be attributed to the hard work that he does for Fortress Investment Group and its investors.

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Matt Badiali has for a long time made accurate predictions for investors in the natural resource industry. He currently serves as the chief resource investment expert for Banyan Hill Publishing. He is the brain behind the Real Wealth Strategist where he shares a lot of his insight on investment opportunities. He recently took time to comment on the precious metal, silver.

The price of silver had taken a hit owing to fear in investment circles. Its slow growth rate was a point of concern for many market players. Matt Badiali however believes that the time has come for the story to change. Silver currently holds a lot of promise for investors according to the natural resource expert.

The price of silver recently hit a two-year low and is not very far from its 2015 low. As of September 4th, the precious metal’s stock was retailing at $14.15. The price is a few cents away from the prices during the 2009 Great Recession. Matt Badiali was keen to point out that the situation is not unique to silver as other precious metals were not doing well either.

The advent of cryptocurrencies has taken most of the blame for this steady decline. A lot of investors pumped money into the alternative haven that eventually caused other metal prices to decline. Matt Badiali however insisted that the decline was in respect to dollar terms.

The demand for silver was still high especially in industry circles. Green technology, electric cars as well as solar technology industries need a large supply of silver to remain afloat and achieve their targets. Silver had gotten to an emotional extreme making it a great area of speculation. This claim was further supported by the silver-to-gold ratio that has grown to a ten-year high.

Matt Badiali indicated that every time silver reached an extreme in the past, its prices skyrocketed. The end result was great gains of up to 110% for the prudent investors. As the signs pointed towards this, he believed that it was only a matter of time before the market trend changed.

After spending a huge chunk of his career investigating and monitoring natural resources, he has developed a knack for pointing out ‘gold mines’ in the industry. Investors who pay attention to what he says have reaped big.

Guilherme Paulus has had an exceptional and enviable career. It started with him having his degree in Business Administration and joining Casa Faro Turismo in 1971. While working, his experience with a small group of French tourists would create a spark that Guilherme would turn into a raging fire. The French tourists were bored with not knowing what to do, Guilherme would step in and suggest a way to spend their vacation. His service was so well received that at the time of leaving, the tourists had already booked their next trip with him. View Guilherme Paulus profile at Forbes.

This ignited the drive in him which would end up with him owning what is now the largest tour operator in Latin America – CVC. Founded in 1972, Guilherme Paulus started CVC with a partner, a Brazilian politician who would eventually take his leave from the partnership.


Guilherme, alone at the helm of CVC would take the predicament as an opportunity and spend the next forty years taking CVC to unimaginable highs.

In 2009, Guilherme would part with 63.6% of CVC in a sale to global private equity company – Carlyle Group. The sale would net Guilherme Paulus $420 million, yet allow him to stay on as the chairman of CVC. He would demonstrate his ability to turn any situation into a positive when he took control of struggling aviator – WebJet, which only had a fleet size of one aeroplane and turned it into the 3rd largest domestic aviation company in Brazil, with a fleet size of 20 aeroplanes at the time of its sale to Gol.

His mind has always been active, in spite of CVC’s incredible growth, Guilherme Paulus continued to look into what his beloved country required as the times changed. He noticed how the tourism sector in Brazil needed a boost and founded the GJP Group of Hotels and Resorts which now owns sought after tourist spots across the nation and employs upwards of 2,000 people. With his involvement in the tourism sector, he quickly realized that Brazil was changing, and it’s people were demanding a higher standard of living. It was no longer a case of necessities. This realization made GJP start the construction wing of the company, aimed at building condominiums and villas, something that was being demanded by the people of his country.

His career has seen him win countless awards and honors, including a place in the Brazilian Board of Tourism, an arm of the government to which he was invited by the President, recognizing that Guilherme Paulus was the perfect expert on tourism. Read more: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/GJP_Hotels_%26_Resorts

 

Vinod Gupta epitomizes the phrase ‘mover & shaker.’ He’s the type of person you think of when you hear the old adage, ‘if you want something completed, assign it to a busy person.’ Yet even more so, Vinod performs goal and mission oriented actions. Though he may keep a journal of one, his checklist is an organic, effervescent, dynamic matter anchored in enhancing customers’ life experiences and guided by the magnet of thoroughness. Vinod Gupta is the kind of person who, when you learn of all of his accomplishments, how he achieved them and their magnitude of change for so many, you want to ask, ‘Do you do architecture..? I’d like someone to design my home and I know you’d see to it that all of my specifications were met and in grand style!’ Or at least whether he knew of anyone of his character who would fulfill the request. In essence, you can exhale with Vinod on the job.

Vinod Gupta excelled through all of his school years avoiding miseducation but choosing premium material, giving 200% of his focus and efforts and yielding maximum rewards in terms of scholarships, promotions and cheerful mentors. During his corporate work under others, he always diligently completed way more than the expected or required aims. In so doing, he wound up developing a business of his own by über addressing the needs of his clients. And while he knows it will always take hard work to make it big, he also recognizes the need to lend a helping hand to others, especially the marginalized.

Accordingly, Vinod Gupta builds and funds educational institutions. He continues to donate millions of his hard earned dollars to his alma maters. Also, to help reverse the ills perpetuated by generations of oppression against girls and women in India, he founded and commissioned the building, development and promotion of his Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic learning institute in the year 2000. Similarly, he ensures the continual flow of more than enough money to cover all needs associated direct and indirectly with girls and women getting to and succeeding at his and all schools citing the motivation instilled in him by his father toward education. What a difference! What a new legacy!

Kerrisdale Capital and their CIO Sahm Adrangi have recently issued a very negative report on the Kodak Eastman Company and their two announced products KodakOne and KodakCoin. This does not fair well for the company that has been struggling considerably for the last several years. If Sahm Adrangi, who has a long history of successfully shorting the stocks of companies that he believes are engaging in poor business practices or outright fraudulent, is correct, Kodak Eastman knows that their new products are doomed for failure.

With Kodak constantly looming around the edges of bankruptcy, it’s understandable why so many people believe that they are making their final efforts to keep bankruptcy at bay for just a little longer at the expense of their investors. Cryptocurrency has been getting a lot of attention in both the media and the investment world as of late and KodakCoin appears to be trying to join the craze to make a quick buck. If Sahm Adrangi is correct, their new products KodakOne and KodakCoin will not only fail but probably never even reach their final stages of development due to considerable problems technically and legally.

Sahm Adrangi graduated from Yale University in 2003 and is the founder and chief executive officer of Kerrisdale Capital Management. Sahm Adrangi is known for publishing his research on companies and arranging short sales of stocks. He has been able to predict the failures of several different companies and has made considerable amounts of money by short selling these companies’ stocks. He recently made the news for the successful short sales of 2 different pharmaceutical companies that were developing drugs with little to no positive effects for the patients that would be taking them. He published his research on these companies and their medications while they were still in the research phase.

Sahm Adrangi has made a fortune for himself and his investors by making these predictions. With news organizations like CNBC reporting on his negative report on Kodak, it seems like it may only be time before the inevitable happens and Kodak claims bankruptcy.

http://fortune.com/2016/04/21/sahm-adrangi-kerrisdale-short-sale/

Everyone both in the elite business circles and the hard-working blue collar jobs came together in September of 2017 to help people who suffered from the worst storm in Texas history, hurricane Harvey. Among those assisting emergency workers on the ground were Nabors Industries employees who were given time off to help with damage cleanup by the company’s CEO Tony Petrello. Extra pay was given to those who went even further out of their way to help, and on top of that Petrello began a fundraiser. Every cent of the funds raised went directly to damage repairs and the victims, and Petrello himself matched the amount raised with his own money.

Tony Petrello manages major business strategy and acquisition deals for Nabors Industries as their chairman and CEO. He’s been in his current post for about 7 years and in recent days made a buyout of Tesco Corporation, another oil drilling company and also has been forming a joint venture company with Saudi Aramco. In the year 2013, Tony Petrello made headlines when he had a new compensation deal done which added millions of dollars to his bonus pay, and it made him the top compensated CEO of that year at $68.7 million.

Tony Petrello has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s in an advanced part of the field at Yale University. He even studied under the direction of mathematician Serge Lange, a founder of various Algebra theories. Petrello attended law school at Harvard University and received his JD and completed the Bar. He practiced corporate, financial and administrative law for 13 years at Baker & McKenzie and was a partner there for six of those years. Petrello represented several big name clients including Nabors Industries, and his tax compliance and securities advice to them eventually led to his being hired as chief operating officer there.

Tony Petrello is not only one of the nation’s top-paid executives, but he’s also a husband and father who has raised a young girl who has cerebral palsy. The challenges this has entailed have also led to Petrello getting involved at the Texas Children’s Hospital because they have a state-of-the-art neurological research facility where some of the top medical experts in the field are studying the causes of various neurological disorders. Dan and Jan Duncan, friends of Petrello’s helped start this facility, and he decided to help then out with a gala that raised contributions including $7 million of his own.

Isreali-American leader and influential Jewish philanthropist, Adam Milstein wrote a piece in the Jerusalem Post about the significance of Israeli Air Force planes flying over the Auschwitz death camps in Poland. Mr. Milstein described the aircraft flying over in solidarity with their Polish Air Force counterparts as a testament to the will of Jewish people to live on despite massive persecution and attempts at annihilation by the Nazis.

Three planes from the Israeli Air Force partook in a ceremony that marked over 8 decades since the Polish Air Force was established. All of the Isreali pilots in the Polish Air Force commemoration ceremony were descended from Jewish Holocaust survivors says Adam Milstein. While flying over the site of the worst death camp in history, the commander of the Israeli Air Force announced that Jews are no longer helpless or silent. The strength of the Israeli Air Force shows that Jews will now fight back and defend themselves against similar threats of annihilation coming from Iran and terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah.

While the Isreali Air Force pilots were proudly saluting the memory of the over million Jews that were exterminated at Auschwitz, Isreali Defense Force soldiers on the ground sang the Hatikva, which is the anthem of the Jewish State of Isreal. Adam Milstein is himself a former soldier who completed mandatory military service in the IDF or Isreali Defense Force. He knows how important it is for the Jewish state to have a powerful military. Adam Milstein also knows that the ceremony must have been incredibly touching for Jewish airmen flying over the Auschwitz death camp and those singing the anthem near the camp on the ground.

Adam Milstein is proud to say that Jewish people from all over the world can now depend on the Isreali Defense Force and the Jewish state of Isreal to provide them with safe haven and protection. Mr. Milstein is also one of the most prominent Jewish philanthropists in the world today, as stated by the Jerusalem Post. Adam Milstein works diligently day in and day out on behalf of the Jewish state of Isreal and Jews across the world to improve their security and livelihood. He is @ Facebook page

SahmAdrangi is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC which was started in the year 2009. He is a holder of a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the university of Yale. Mr. Sahm has been tangled in every side of his firm’s growth since its inception. Prior to the launch of Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC, he served at Longacre Fund Management, LLC as an Investment Analyst.

While working in the bankruptcy restructuring group at Chanin Capital Partners. He was recognized for his nice work in advising creditors in out-of-court and Chapter 11 bankruptcy reforms and tasks like representing bank bondholder committees, debt holders, ideal equity groups and other creditors of upset and bankrupt businesses. Before this, he was in the leveraged finance group of Deutsche Bank where he aided to structure and syndicate non-investment grade bank debt and high yield bonds, inclusive of leveraged buyout financings, debt refinancing and Chapter 11 exit financings.

The Piece

“An Ode To Those Who Wander” was a piece written to express pure happiness that even after several years of professional downfalls and disappointments, the underdogs could celebrate even with a rare success. The writer expressed how he was not taken to be good enough for analyst material at Liberty Mutual.

After he was pushed out of Liberty, the writer came into a professional wondering time. He was only able to land two interviews in institutions with fixed income. After several struggles, the writer found Seeking Alpha platform where there is no past education required or even buy side and sell side experience.

Sahm’s Comments

The writer got a chance one weekend to chat with Sahm. During this conversation the writer was able to gather some facts about Adrangi and his interest in the piece. Sahm’s had been keenly tracking the writer’s work on GNC.

Sahm’s networking and hustle landed him an internship opportunity at Merill Lynch’s credit desk. Due to his hard working nature he was added three more years to work there. In June 2015, Sahm decided to leave Wall Street given the high cost of living in NYC, hours and the belief that the field had changed. Like the writer, he still likes capitalizing and generates a lot of his present revenue from nice securities choices from the wealth returns he makes from his seed money he made on Wall Street.

Playing Only Where The Heavy Hitters Are

There’s one thing to think about the high-level corporate life, and there’s another to be a major influence among world CEOs. Running a business is difficult in all of its stages. Businesses can only succeed when there’s a reasonable amount of focus and determination within their leaders.

Every company needs these ingredients, and they’re found with Sheldon Lavin.

Mr. Lavin has a career of over 35 years in working professionally.

He enters the realm of giants in business, and they include brands like McDonald’s or Subway. The magnitude of these corporations operate billions of dollars yearly, and their CEOs are earning millions. This platform is the professional level where Sheldon Lavin operates business, and where he’s also making a mark on history.

What Is A Heavy Hitter In The First Place?

“Heavy hitters” in the corporate world are the brand names that everyone has heard of. These names include Johnson & Johnson, Welch’s, Pizza Hut and the OSI Group. The OSI Group is led by CEO Sheldon Lavin and is the world’s leading meat processing manufacturer.

The various food brands that exist need constant service by meat processors like the OSI Group. If you can imagine what it’s like to provide McDonald’s with all the meat it uses, then you can imagine the role that the OSI Group has played. The major corporation has also found international standards to be favorable.

The OSI Group now expands business substantially.

Access To Where Only Few Survive

This level of business, as managed by the OSI Group, is a place where few other entities succeed. We enter a world of outstanding entrepreneurship when we see the vast resources at play, the number of orders in production and the final balance sheet at the end of the day.

The Endless International Scene

The OSI Group thrives today because of an international market. This market is one where emerging nations are in dire need of modern supplies or goods. These nations are expanding and reaching out of a Third World status but need a new infrastructure first.

The end result requires a supply of goods due to a new, emerging demand, and the OSI group is servicing it as we speak.

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