Redefining the Subscription ECommerce Model: Ressler and Goldenberg

 

Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg have had a long business partnership. Since meeting at Intermix, they have built a massive e-commerce fashion company and populated numerous clothing brands under their group TechStyle. Ressler came to Intermix after he sold fitnessheaven.com in 2001. Goldenberg came to Intermix after selling Gamers Alliance in 1999. When they met, they found they had a partnership and mindset that would turn out to be profitable.

 

Together they left Intermix in 2005 when it was sold to News Corporation. Their first venture together was a brand generator called Intelligent Beauty in 2006. This brand incubator helped to establish several health and beauty brands as ecommerce leaders. This first venture inspired Don Ressler to create a new brand popularly known as JustFab. They wanted an interactive online personal shopper type service.

 

JustFab became their latest creation with personalized shopping of high quality and affordable fashion. For today’s busy but discerning fashion consumer, it was just what they wanted. They knew it could work as long as it engaged the client, was socially interactive, and had an affordable price tag. They decided to expand Intelligent Beauty, hiring personal shoppers and organizing a subscription type business model. They also had to add the personalization piece to the shopping experience, so customers received exactly what they desired and paid for each month. They wanted to keep JustFab fresh with new and trendy brands and an engaging and interactive shopping experience. They saw how other subscription models were failing and wanted to ensure JustFab’s success. Many subscription models were not delivering as promised and JustFab wanted to make sure it was successful.

 

As JustFab grew, it’s brands grew. They added ShoeDazzle as a profitable partner and Fabletics as a trendy and affordable athletic brand. Kimora Lee Simmons, known for her fashion, joined as the Creative Director. With the success of JustFab and the other brands, Ressler and Goldenberg moved the company to the next level. They expanded JustFab globally and brought all their brands under one roof. They called it TechStyle. Over 4 million members and counting has shown that their model and way of doing business has helped redesign the subscription based model.  Read more about Don Ressler on Entrepreneur.Wiki, or connect with him through LinkedIn.

Alexandre Gama the Advertising Guru

Alexandre Gama is a Brazilian businessman, investor, and entrepreneur born in Rio de Janeiro in 1958. Gama is the CEO and the founder of Neogama agency that deals with communications and advertising, and has associate offices across the world.

With Gama’s leadership, Neogama has been featured on the list of top 20 advertising agencies in the world. Other than this, Gama is the only Brazilian businessman in a board of six global creative leaders of the global holding agency. He is also the Global Chief Creative Officer of the British-based network agency, and he was the first Brazilian to lead in such a position in the agency.

After attaining his bachelor’s degree in communications and advertising from Armando Penteado Foundation, Alexandre Gama immediately kicked off his career path by joining Standard Ogilvy & Mather in the position of a copywriter. Later, he moved to DM9 in the same position of a creative director and copywriter until 1994. In 1996, he worked for Young & Rubicam as CED, CEO, and a council member of the global board.

In 1999, Gama founded Neogama Company, which is scaling to international levels very fast.Gama has initiated many other agencies recent being VIOLAB, which is an instrumental music class dealing with acoustic guitar lessons and recording.

Source: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Gama_(publicit%C3%A1rio)

Oregon: Spotlight on Tourism for 2017

The state of Oregon is shaping up to be one of the hottest American destinations for domestic tourism in 2017. Travel industry analysts predict that the West Coast of the United States has the potential to attract a substantial amount of tourism in the near future, and the Oregon Tourism Commission is getting ready to welcome visitors.

 

Travel Oregon, the commercial arm of the Oregon Tourism Commission recently announced a new partnership with the Weather Channel for the launch of the Oregon Weather Compass, a unique mobile site for travelers. This new site focuses on the unique geography and micro-climates of Oregon, which may result in snow falling in one region while another spot is getting sunshine during the same winter.

 

With the Oregon Weather Compass, state tourism officials wish to target travelers located within 300 miles of the state boundaries. Similar to California, Oregon offers mountains, deserts, forests, and coastlines, which may all enjoy different weather patterns in the same season.

 

The Oregon Weather Compass works by placing a smartphone or tablet on a flat surface and selecting the type of weather they plan to enjoy. Travelers are then taken to another section of the site that highlights things to do around Oregon based on weather preferences.

 

Aside from highlighting benevolent weather, tourism officials also want to put Portland in the spotlight. This metropolitan area is unlike any other in the United States; it is blessed with agriculture and a sophisticated way of life that favors diversity. Portland is filled with ethnic and fusion restaurants, craft breweries and performance spaces.

 

The Versatility of Shea Butter Will Amaze You

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No matter what the weather conditions may be your skin deserves to feel good. Still, we often find ourselves having to switch out products seasonally because what works great in the colder months doesn’t work too well in the middle of summer. This is what makes shea butter such an amazing product, it has the versatility that can be used any time of year in may different ways. You don’t need a cabinet full of half-used beauty products that expire due to lengthy periods of non-use. Shea butter has everything that your skin needs, all year long. You’ll enjoy the benefits of using it so much that you won’t want to miss out on a day of rubbing it into your skin.

Shea butter is especially effective as a skin moisturizer. The shea nut from which shea butter is derived has a host of vitamins and antioxidants that delivers maximum hydration to your skin that will not only keep your skin from being dry in the winter, but you’ll also notice healthier looking, more supple skin in the summer. Speaking of summer, the levels of SPF in shea butter also makes it a great product for protecting your skin from sun exposure.

Those who suffer from psoriasis or eczema know how much a pain either of these conditions can be in any season. Applying shea butter to areas affected by psoriasis or eczema can help to heal these conditions much to the delight of users. The anti-inflammatory properties will help you to soothe away severe dryness and bacteria with ease.

If you need to stock up on shea butter, don’t just grab any brand. Get the best. Eu’Geneia Shea is one of the latest additions to the shea butter market, but the locally sourced ingredients used in each jar proves that this is a brand that only operates in excellence.

You can choose the size and level of shea impact needed to suit your personal needs best. Eu’Genia Shea uses raw unrefined shea butter from Ghana. The company was founded in 2014 by a mother-daughter duo who are committed to maintaining the legacy of their beloved ‘Grandma Sunshine’s’ shea butter secret as they help women locally and all over the world to look and become the best versions of themselves.

Air Lingus to Increase Travel to West Coast USA

The states in the western coast of the United States have always been a popular option for tourists. Major cities and beach communities in California, Oregon, and Washington have always attracted to domestic travelers and those from Asia. However, getting to the west coast from Europe and other parts of the world has benn tough due to the lack of direct flight.

 

According to a recent news article (https://news.causewaycoastcommunity.co.uk/local-news/sales-blitz-west-coast-usa-boost-tourist-numbers-causeway-coast-2017/), this trend could be changing in the near future. In order to boost travel to and from Ireland, Air Lingus has announced that they will now offer direct flights from Dublin to several major cities in the US. For now, these flights will be limited to a daily flight to and from Los Angeles and San Francisco each day during the summer months. However, in the coming years the amount of flights to and from the West Coast will likely increase and expand to other cities throughout the year.

 

The new agreement is likely to increase travel to both countries. This is not the first time that the Irish airline has offered new travel offers in an attempt to get new customers. The airline has previously offered similar promotions to and from a variety of other cities in the United States including Chicago, Boston, and New York City. The new air offer and promotion is part of a massive tourism push in Ireland called the Jump to Ireland promotion. Those who take advantage of the promotion could also receive hotel and activity discounts.

 

Visit California Wants To Attract More Affluent Travelers

At the most recent International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in Cannes, Visit California presented a marketing initiative entitled “California: The Golden State of Luxury.” This paper and the accompanying video were targeted at travelers who make more than $250,000 a year.

 

It’s clear from this initiative that California wants to remind the world that it was the first premier luxury travel destination in the modern world. The team at Visit California said that they view their travel plan as “laid-back luxury,” which means focusing on local food, outdoor adventures, as well as the traditional spas and high-class resorts one associates with luxury travel.

 

Visit California’s main goal with this paper isn’t to exclude budget travelers. Rather, Visit California wants to remind more affluent travel agents and travelers that the Californian luxury market is still very strong in terms of cuisine, hospitality, and originality. Visit California executives reminded the panel that Californian wines were the first to successfully compete with European wines, and California was the birthplace of the artisanal food phenomenon.

 

Today, every luxury destination in the world has copied the innovations made by California in the 1980s. Such features as outdoor dining, environmental sustainability, experimental architecture, and a focus on healthy cuisine all started in the Golden State.

 

This new paper from Visit California argues that California is still a unique luxury travel destination. The Visit California staff wants all tourism offices in the state to focus on communicating that message to high-end luxury travelers.

 

Although the so-called “super affluent” only account for three percent of California’s consumer base, they make up a whopping 14 percent of its revenue.

 

The way Visit California wishes to bring high-end travelers back to their market is to emphasize California’s unique “laid-back” brand of luxury. This means the Visit California advertising will most likely focus on the natural wonders of California and vacation options with less glamorous pretense.

 

 

Margaret (Maggie) Gill, MBA: The Superstar in Healthcare Leadership

Margaret (Maggie) Gill, MBA, is the chief executive officer and president of Memorial Health Medical Center (MUMC). Gill has been in this position since 2011. She joined MUMC in 2004 as the vice president of managed care/finance. In 2005, she became the chief operating officer. She led several, main, strategic initiatives which included the expansion of clinical services, construction of new facilities, and the new physician-led Centers of Excellence development. In 2006, she was the interim chief financial officer where she initiated a financial growth yielding to $30 million in annual cost savings. And because she has been such a great asset to Memorial Health, it’s no wonder she was promoted to CEO and president of the company.

 

In her current position, Gill offers leadership for all senior vice presidents, vice presidents, and MUMC’s physician leaders. She is directly responsible for government relations, physician relations, internal audit, the Heart & Vascular Institute, financial assistance, perioperative services, orthopedic programs, neuroscience programs, Memorial Health University Physicians (MHUP), financial assistance, facilities management, trauma services, and corporate communications.

 

Her Past Experience

 

Before working for MUMC, Gill was the chief financial officer for Tenet South Florida Health System for five years. During her time there, she was recognized three times for the Tenet Outstanding CFO Award. Additionally, she worked in Hialeah, Florida at the Palmetto General Hospital during her tenure with Tenet South Florida Health. During her tenure at Tenet South, she also worked in Miami at the North Shore Medical Center and in Coral Gables, Florida at the Coral Gables Hospital

 

Her Education

 

Gill received her bachelors degree with honors from Florida State University. She received her MBA with honors from the Saint Leo University in Florida. Additionally, she completed course work in strategic thinking and management from the Wharton School.

 

Recent Award Earned

 

In November 2016, Gill was recognized as one of the 2016 “135 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know” by the Becker’s Hospital Review, a national healthcare publication which is targeted at hospital executives and have an audience of around 18,500 healthcare industry leaders. Gill was also recognized in Becker’s 2016 “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” later on in the same month. The selected leaders were chosen by Becker’s editorial team with the focus on management and leadership abilities and career accomplishments.

 

Los Angeles Will Host Huge Travel Expo For West Coast World Travelers

Some of the greatest minds in the travel business will descend upon Los Angeles next February. This is all a part of the 12th Annual Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show, which is designed to help world travelers on the West Coast plan their dream vacations.

 

2017’s travel show will be held on February 18th and 19th in the Los Angeles Convention Center. Attendees at this event can meet thousands of global travel agents to receive tips and tricks for planning the best vacation possible.

 

The Los Angeles Travel Show will also host numerous panel discussions on various aspects of travel throughout the convention. These activities will be held on the convention center’s five stages.

 

A few of the educational panels this year will focus on travel technology, travel apps, rewards programs, and disaster prevention. In the Destination Theatre, guests will learn more about various specific travel destinations, including Japan, Australia, and the South Pacific Islands. Attendees can also eat some of the finest food from around the world at the Taste of Travel Theater.

 

The Global Beats Stage will host various dance and music groups from many cultures. There will be 20 performances in total.

 

The Los Angeles Travel Show is proud to welcome Rick Steves as its star guest this year. You probably recognize Steves from his YouTube channel “Rick Steves Europe.” Steves is also the author of many books on European travel such as Europe Through the Backdoor and Travel as a Political Act.

 

A few other travel experts expected to make an appearance here include Johnny Jet, Peter Greenberg, and Pauline Frommer. All of these world travelers will give speeches at the 1,000-seat Travel Theatre.

 

Anyone interested in traveling across the USA or around the world is urged to buy a ticket to this event. The Los Angeles Travel Show is a perfect way to plan future trips, gather valuable information, and meet fellow travel enthusiasts on the American West Coast.

The Flaws Of Laidlaw

Relmada Therapeutics is a company who develops new therapies to help treat individuals with chronic pain. They have recently amended their complaint against Laidlaw & Company. This amendment was part of a lawsuit previously filed in Nevada. The lawsuit stated Laidlaw had released confidential information. This information was obtained while in the position of investment banker for Relmada Therapeutics.

 

Relmada incurred monetary damages regarding a misleading proxy from Laidlaw and is seeking compensation. James Ahern and Matthew Eitner are the principals for Laidlaw who is under a temporary restraining order. Relmada wants to stop Laidlaw from harming any other companies in the future.

 

A letter was sent to the Relmada stockholders regarding the incidents concerning Laidlaw. Relmada explained the legalities of the situation involving Laidlaw and assured their stockholders appropriate actions were being taken. Relmada explained they would continue with their current plan for development. They feel their plan is already succeeding. Relmada is looking forward to the opportunities they are creating for the future.

 

Laidlaw has previously been the primary investment banker for Relmada. They have also acted as their financial advisor. The problem began in 2015 when the possibility of finding new investors was discussed. This information regarding specific investors was sent to the board and filed with the SEC by Laidlaw. Relmada’s board reached out to Laidlaw to try to peacefully settle this dispute. Matthew Eitner and James Ahern were both in attendance at the resulting meeting. Unfortunately, due to Laidlaw nothing was accomplished.

 

Laidlaw is an investment and security brokerage firm. They have locations throughout the United States and Europe. They employ more than one-hundred-fifty individuals. The needs of their clients are served globally. After one-hundred-seventy years in business I am appalled they would do this. I believe after researching this incident they knew exactly what they were doing. The world is in a sad state of affairs when a company we should be able to respect is capable of these actions.

Tod Lubar, a Versatile Finance Professional

The President of Global Ventures, LLC. is Todd Lubar. He

is also the Senior Vice President of Legendary Investments. From 1977 to 1987,

he went to Sidwell Friends School located in Washington DC. Later, he went to

The Peddie School, Hightstown in New Jersey. After that, he went to Syracuse

University where he acquired a B.A. degree in Speech Communications in 1995. He

began his professional career by joining Crestar Mortgage Corporation and continued

working there until 1999. After that, he joined Legacy Financial Group. It was

an Arlington-based group that needed to establish its Maryland office for a

huge amount of financial management. Lubar continued working with Legacy Group

until 2005. The same year he joined Charter Funding as Senior Vice President.

Charter Funding is a division of Arizona-based First Magnus Financial

Corporation. He worked there for two years. During that time, the mortgage industry was going through many ups

and downs. It was surprising for many people that he decided to go to Priority

Financial services to buy money mortgage origination.

 

The primary focus of Tod Lubar during his entire career

was mortgage banking. However, he was also involved in several companies of

demolition sector, real estate development, recycling industry, and night club

business. For many years, Lubar was

considered one of the twenty-five originators of mortgage in the United States.

Due to his versatile experience in many industries, he learned how to run a

business and how to be successful in any situation. Now, he has also entered

another industry which is about helping the needy people. He is also serving as

the President of TDL Ventures.

 

He lives in Bethesda,

Maryland with his two beautiful children. His favorite place is Orange County,

California. His favorite activities after work are

traveling and spending time with his children. When asked about his plans for

the future, he said that he wants to be a person than he is. He also wants to

add value to everything he interacts with in his life. One of the reasons he chose to finance

and Real Estate was his inner desire to help other people.