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Steve Murray is well-known for being a prosperous participant in the private equity investment sector. He was a founding partner of the CCMP Capital as well as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Murray passed on at 52 years old on the 12th March 2015. CCMP recognizes him for making several significant contributions that facilitated the development of the firm and its predecessor.

He is also acknowledged for being a philanthropist, and he helped various important community projects such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which is based in Metro New York, Stamford Museum, the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield Country, Boston College and the Columbia Business School where he studied for his MBA. Due to his many contributions, Steve Murray was made to be a Council Member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and a Board of Trustees’ Vice Chairperson of the Boston College.

During his long and inspiring career, Stephen was an employee of the Manufacturer Hanover Corporation, and he worked for the firm’s credit analyst training program as form 1984. He later joined the MH Equity Corporation, which had its leveraged finance unit merged with the private equity section of the Manufacturers Hanover.

In 1991, Manufacturers Hanover got acquired by Chemical Bank, and the MH Equity became integrated into the Chemical Venture Partners. JP Morgan selected Mr. Murray to serve as the buyouts business leader in 2005, where he played a significant role in stabilizing the private equity enterprise. Read  more: West Village Townhouse for $17 Million

Stephen cofounded the JP Morgan Chase spinoff (CCMP Capital) in 2006 and at that time the company only had a takeover group and an investment development team. The company appointed him as CEO in 2007 and under his leadership, CCMP Capital rapidly grew to a worth of 12 billion dollars.

The company currently specializes in the private equity investment and its main areas of proficiency are capital growth dealings and leveraged buyouts. Learn more about Steve Murray:

CCMP Capital has currently employed more than fifty professionals who are based in New York, Hong Kong, London, and Tokyo. The firm’s primary clients are corporations, high net worth individuals, and institutional investors who want to find a good business to invest.

Mr. Steve Murray was also a member of some company boards, and they include Aramark, The Vitamin Shoppe, AMC Entertainment, Generac Power Systems, Warner Chilcott and the Legacy Hospital Partners. Stephen Murray is described as an enterprising individual who was goal oriented and wanted to ensure that his company grew to greater heights.

Darius Fisher penned an interesting article about his company, Status Labs, in The Huffington Post. Fisher provided a short bio of his company’s early days. Status Labs is a public relations firm and, ironically, the company was almost derailed by its own reputation crisis.

An executive who was employed at the company did something that brought a great deal of negative press onto the firm. Even though Status Labs was not directly involved with the incident, the company’s name was dragged into the mess. And the situation absolutely can be described as a mess. A lot of really bad – and frequent – media publicity swarmed the company.

To say this had the potential for sinking the company would be an understatement. Bad publicity does not draw in new customers. Talented employees do not want to be associated with a scandal. Therein was another problem the firm had to deal with. Employees quit when the negative media buzz got hot.

Darius Fisher and others in charge of Status Labs new something had to be done. The troubled executive parted ways with the company. Soon after, Status Labs went to work on making the workplace a highly positive one for loyal employees.

Additionally, the firm went to work on contributing to the local community. Joint ventures with other companies were formed to help out various charities and causes. In addition to doing good in the community, Status Labs was able to improve on a damaged reputation. By showing the charitable side of the company, the media and the public began to realize the firm was home to a lot of good people.

Things have been going steadily uphill these days.

Status Labs has grown to an incredible degree since the company has founded a few short years ago. A few well-publicized clients have helped with the cause. Revenues are up dramatically as a result.

Some may recall Status Labs represented the University of Missouri professor who was caught up in a controversial protest and video recording media firestorm. Status Labs has helped scores of other clients with their reputation management woes are is sure to continue to amass an impressive array of clients.

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I just did not have the time or the energy to spend all my money on a cell phone, and I started looking for ways to save money. There were a lot of options, but then I found FreedomPop because they have services that are very cheap or even free. I actually decided to go with the free service because I can use wifi and a special app. They are saving me tons of money every month, and I even hear that they are helping people save money by offering them special deals on certain apps.

I am pretty impressed with FreedomPop because they have made sure that they have a calling system that works for all people. I heard that they are trying to reach all over the world, and they are going to keep pushing until their networks can reach people all over the world. It is something that I think really helps, and it means that I will be able to use my phone overseas in countries where they have already been able to expand. It is just a nice feeling to know I picked a company that works at home and abroad at the same time.

The first thing that I noticed about FreedomPop is that they still have smartphones, and that means that you do not even have to use a phone you do not like. They let you use a smartphone when you get on their network, and you can use it any way you need. They have these plans that are cheaper and offer some more data and minutes, and I think that is going to work better for my friends. Basically, we are able to use the system to get the results we want while paying almost nothing for our phone service at FreedomPop.


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The Christian right and conservative movement have seen generous benefactors such as Bradleys, Coorses, Kochs and the most liberal Devos. Richard Sr. and Helen Devos laid a philanthropic foundation for their children, Daniel and Pamela Devos, Douglas and Maria Devos, and Richard ‘Dick’ Devos Jr. and Betsy Devos. The family through Amway and other companies they own has donated to Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise, Council for National Policy, FreedomWorks Foundation, National organization for Marriage, Mackinac Centre for Public Policy among others. The companies run by the family are Michigan GOP, Orlando Magic, Windquest Group, DP Fox Ventures LLC and Pamela Roland.

About Richard ‘Dick’ Devos Jr.
He is married to Betsy Prince and together they have accomplished a lot especially in charity works. Dick has a degree in Business Administration from Northwood University and honorary doctorates from Central Michigan University, Grove City College and Northwood University. Other than being a business person, Dick is a qualified helicopter pilot, a sailor and an active civic leader. He has authored a book, Rediscovering American Values, where he emphasizes on self-discipline, honesty, compassion and hard work among other attributes.

Dick started working in Amway Corporation in research and development, finance, marketing, sales and manufacturing departments. He became the vice-president where he was in charge of companies operation in 18 countries. During his tenure, the company opened numerous new markets, and the international sales surpassed the domestic sales. He later became the president and CEO of Orlando Magic before succeeding his father as the president and chief executive officer of Amway Corporation. As president, Amway expanded operations in over 50 countries across six continents. Currently, he is the president of Windquest Group an investment management company.

Dick Devos Charity Works.
He has received Art of Giving Award from the Spectrum Health Foundation for his exemplary work in charity. Together with his wife, they formed Education Freedom Fund, which provides private scholarships to the low-income families. The fund has donated to America Education Reform Council, Children First America and Choices for Children.

Dick and Betsy Devos Foundation has supported religious, educational, Community, civic, free market and artistic organizations. Some of the beneficiaries include Helen Devos Children’s Hospital, Art Grand Rapids, Calvin College, Kids Hope USA and Princeton University. The love for education and aviation saw them open the West Michigan Aviation Academy, the nation’s first aviation public charter High school.

Through the Dick DeVos and Betsy Devos Scholarships, they have supported students pursuing MA, MS, MBA and BBA in some schools. Dick is a civic leader and has led the Grand Action and Alliance of West Michigan. He is truly an exceptional and exemplary leader.

Many reviews out there will say one company is better than another, but I must say that I have reviewed FreedomPop thoroughly and have found them to be the best. I found out about FreedomPop’s services when I had a very low income and couldn’t afford cell phone service. Even paying $50 per month was too much money for me, so I decided to join FreedomPop and accept their 200 minutes per month cell phone service. Whenever I ran out of minutes, I would use the text messages, which really helped me to communicate with friends and family members.

Using the free cell phone service I got from FreedomPop, I was able to obtain a job, which allowed me to go on to pay for the unlimited FreedomPop cell phone service. Even though I could afford to pay a higher cell phone bill, I didn’t see the need to pay more money for cell phone service when it wasn’t necessary. I’ve used FreedomPop’s unlimited cell phone service now for about a year, and I wouldn’t switch for anything. I get 4G LTE speeds on my data, and I even upgraded to a newer cell phone.

I like that FreedomPop allows me to bring a phone over to its service or to purchase one from them at a low cost. I’ve able to use the newest cell phones on FreedomPop services, even when I was using the free service that they had to offer. I never pay more than $20 each month for my cell phone service, and I’m also happy to know that FreedomPop has other services that they offer too. I found out about the FreedomPop Wi-Fi service, and I thought it would be a good idea to get the service.

I’ve used the unlimited Wi-Fi service from FreedomPop for my laptop whenever I go to public places that I know I’ll be at for a while. I’ve been able to use my laptop as well as my cell phone on the Wi-Fi service, and I love the fact that it only costs me five dollars per month. I’ve examined many of the products and services that FreedomPop offers, and unfortunately, no other companies compare. I wish more companies were willing to cater to their customers to give them low prices for services like FreedomPop. No matter what, FreedomPop is my company of choice.

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Shaygan Kheradpir is stirring things up once again in the telecommunications industry. The former CEO of Juniper Networks Inc. caused quite a buzz in the weeks prior to and up until his eventual resignation from the company in November, 2015. His departure came about after a highly publicized whirlwind of events that started with attacks from investors and was followed by investigations of company strategies, employee layoffs, and several other executive resignations. Now Kheradpir is making headlines again but this time on a more positive note with his acceptance of a CEO position at Coriant, Inc.

The move to Coriant is no small move as Coriant, Inc is considered to be a major player in the telecom/technology industry. According to LinkedIn, “Coriant is a proven supplier of innovative networking solutions to leading network operators in over 100 countries. Coriant customers include nine of the top 10 global Tier 1 Communications Service Providers (CSPs), as well as cloud providers, enterprises, and government agencies.” Coriant is headquartered in Munich, Germany and some of its industry rivals include Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Huawei, Nokia Networks, and Ericsson.

There are some skeptics who question whether Coriant has made a wise hiring decision with the new addition of Shaygan Kheradpir since his controversial exit from Juniper. Obviously though, there are others who are hopeful regarding what the new CEO could bring to the table and are excited about his potential to increase revenue and lead the company to greater expansion. Kheradpir certainly has an impressive set of qualifications and experience on his resume with his previous employment in senior level positions at GTE and Verizon Communications and also a role as chief technology and operations officer for Barclays Bank. In all, Kheradpir has more than 28 years of executive experience in the telecommunications, technology and business sectors.

Shaygan Kheradpir will take over the role that was previously held by Pat DiPietro, who will be taking over the seat of vice chairman and operating partner for Marlin Equity Partners, the private investment group that is the parent company of Coriant. DiPietro is looking forward to the change of roles and is especially excited about bringing Kheradpir onboard. DiPietro responded to the announcement by saying, “We are honored to welcome Shaygan to Coriant and fortunate to have an executive of his caliber leading the company. His strategic insight and guidance on focused operational execution have been invaluable since we began working together earlier this year, and we are confident in his ability to drive Coriant to the next level of growth.” The next few months will be a critical time for both Shaygan Kheradpir and for Coriant and it will be interesting to see what happens next–one thing is for sure though, there will be plenty of eyes watching to see how this next phase will unfold.

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Getting dressed for the day should not be hard for women, but a lot of them have to spend too much time because they have not discovered Fabletics yet. The Elite Daily article claims that Fabletics is something that people will be able to use easily, and they can use the things that will make it much easier for them to get the clothes they want. Kate Hudson made Fabletics a lot easier to manage, and she made it so that women were going to be able to make the best choices for their bodies.

A woman who is trying to look great when she leaves the house for the gym is going to have clothes that all match each other. There are a lot of choices for women like Fabletics who want to leave the house without much of a problem, and there are people who are going to want to make sure that they can get the clothes that will make them feel good when they go to the gym.

The gym is not the only place that women are going during the day, and then these women need to remember that they are going to have a lot better options because they can pair these clothes with all kinds of different things that look good. The woman who has stuffed some things from the Marie Claire feature at into her bag will have a lot of choices that she can put together. There are a lot of things that women can use to make themselves look good in Fabletics, and then they will be able to handle their clothes the way that Kate Hudson does. She is a much better fashion designer than most, and she has set off the athleisure furor that is now taking over the fashion industry of The Summer Refresh on every runway around the world.