Louis Chenevert was born in the year 1958 in Canada. He schooled at universite de montreal where he did Bachelor of Commerce and specialized in production management. He has also received two honorary degrees. In 2011, he got one from HEC Montreal and in 2014, he got another from Concordia University. He is the CEO and a chairperson of a company called United Technologies Corporation. In 2008, he became the president and the chief executive officer and two years later was promoted to be the chairman. Between 1999 to 2006, he worked as the president in Pratt and Whitney. Initially, he worked in General Motors St. Theresa where he was the production general manager. He worked there for 14 years. Currently, Louis Chenevert also is the chairman in Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee. Since 2011, he has also been serving in the board of directors in Cargill Inc. Among the many positions he is sitting on, he chairs the Yale Cancer Center’s Advisory Board.
Additionally, he is among the members of the US-India CEO forum. He served in the board of Congressional Medal Honor Foundation where in 2015, he was voted to be the co-chairman. In the same year, he became the Senior Advisor in Marchant Banking Division. While serving as the CEO, he was compensated money amounting to $22,032,175.
In 2018, he gave his view on how one can improve his/her businesses by investing in the current employees. Other people might be thinking of improving technology or bringing in the external stuff but he believes in the other way round. For the existing employees, an entrepreneur or a manager knows what they can and what they can’t handle. He said treating workers well contributes to success of a business like rewarding the hard workers, team building and creating a good working environment.
One strategy that he uses in growing the business is being focus and thinking openly which narrows down to thinking big. Be close to the winners. What makes him to be more productive is the ability to disregard the internal politics and using more of his time on pushing certain agendas.
There are a lot of energy companies out there that you can choose right now. The problem is that it can be difficult and time consuming to try to figure out which one is the right choice for you. This is where Agera Energy comes in handy and why a lot of individuals are choosing this company for their natural gas and electricity. The company has millions of customers all over the country, allowing you to see just why they are so popular. This is the reason a lot of people choose Agera Energy and are finding the company to be the right one for them.
The great thing about Agera Energy is that you are using a company that offers a wide range of options as far as energy is concerned. There is nothing better than knowing that you are going to be able to quickly and effortlessly get the exact type of option that you need without it costing an arm and a leg. You can find out more about Agera Energy by visiting the site or checking out the account that you have created. This gives you information on how much energy you are consuming and anything else that pertains to what they are able to do for you and your own needs. Be sure to consider utilizing Agera Energy if this is something that you feel is going to help you out and get you the energy that your home needs right now without the high price.
Rick Shinto is the president and CEO of InnovaCare Health, the indisputable leader in managed healthcare programs in North America. Through this firm, he is providing high-quality care by integrating their services with innovative provider network models to ensure that clients obtain the highest quality service possible. InnovaCare Health has redefined healthcare services as we know them by providing Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans that are designed to address the health care needs of every single person. The health care models run by this organization are based on sustainability, cost-effectiveness, quality, and integration with the most recent technologies. This company is also performing very well due to the influence of Penelope Kokkinides, the chief administrative officer. InnovaCare Health is based in Puerto Rico where it has attracted a membership of over 400,000 individuals and a provider network of over 7,500 employees.
Penelope has been working with InnovaCare Health since 2015 when she joined along with other three executives. The CEO of this company was interested in raising the bar of management and therefore had to look for the best talent that was available in the industry. It is at this point that Penelope was headhunted to lead this organization. She has a vast experience in the healthcare industry since she has worked with other organizations such as Aveta Inc. where he was president and chief operating officer. She has also spent some years working with other organizations such as Centrelight Healthcare and Touchstone Health. Penelope holds a degree in classical languages and biological sciences from Binghamton University and a master’s in public health from the University of Columbia. For the past 20 years, she has been in the managed care industry helping implement government-sponsored programs.
Penelope Kokkinides has a wealth of knowledge on clinical and operation of programs that need to be implemented to achieve growth. In an interview with Ideamensch, she made it clear that her success has been a result of a strategy that has worked so well for her. To remain productive for such a long time, she believes in approaching each day with its unique challenges. Her advice to investors is that they should invest in learning the market trend and always making their decisions based on facts on the ground.
In 2016, through the guidance of Penelope Kokkinides and Rick Shinto, Innovacare Health joined the learning and action network healthcare payments model which was recently launched by the federal government with the aim of streamlining healthcare services in both private and public sectors.
Well, Market America has done it again. They’ve won a prestigious award for business ethics from the Better Business Bureau serving Central North America, adding to the company’s previous Torch Award for their integrity, trust and business acumen that already sits in the company’s trophy case.
What an incredible honor!
But don’t take my word for it. First, let’s try to get some perspective on just how much of an honor that is … then we’ll look at some of the commends made concerning this award by none other than Kevin Hinterberger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Better Business Bureau of Central North Carolina, who attended Market America’s Silver Anniversary company conference in here’s the gracious response from the company’s founders J.R. Ridinger and his wife, Loren.
Hinterberger sets the stage nicely – and he did that on stage at the August 2017 conference. He explained to the 25,000 Unfranchise developers in attendance.
The Better Businesses Bureau, a well known and widely respected organization is over 100 years old, Hinterberger explained. And he put this nicely: “Our mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust, denouncing substandard behavior and exposing bad advertising,” he said.
Trust, if you will, is the one overriding aspect of business that concerns the Better Business Bureau. Trust is what they applaud. Substandard behavior, which erodes trust, is not tolerated, nor is “bad advertising,” which is commonly called inaccurate or fraudulent advertising.
This jumps us to the particular aspect of the Better Bus’ Bureau that most of us can relate to – the service they perform that most of us know, which is that they handle complaints from customers and, when necessary, advise customers on their rights and their options for how to address a problem with a company when they feel cheated, mislead, lied to, etc.
What do we do when a company does us wrong? We call the Better Business Bureau and lodge a complaint.
That said, it would be understandable to think that a company the size of Market America, which has hundreds if not thousands of products that they sell and has, according to Hinterberger, more than 3 million customers worldwide and earns multiple millions of dollars in revenue – a company that does business in every continent, except, perhaps, Antarctica, that it there would be hundreds of complaints phoned or mailed in on an annual basis concerning misleading claims, terrible service and so on.
Just to say so, there are some companies that everyone can easily recognize that do have hundreds of complaints filed every year.
Market America is not one of them. Read Hinterberger’s comments and you will see, when he gets to the number of complaints phoned in about Market America each year is, simply put, jaw-dropping low.
Hinterberger said he went through the files and found that there were only 18 complaints filed against Market America in a three-year span! Not only is that only 18 complaints per year among more than 3,000,000 customers, it is only 18 complaints across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. That’s only six complaints per 1,000,000 customers, he said.
In a word: Wow.
But the Better Business Bureau does more than just check their phone records before handing out an award. They do their research.
Again, Hinterberger is the source of these comments, so let’s let him talk for himself:
“From the moment that I got there and I saw the doctors and the quality control personnel and the warehouse people pulling orders, checking to make sure that your products meet your stringent standards, I knew that this was an organization that really paid attention to detail and was committed to what they said they were going to do.”
You know, it’s only that simple. Trust means you don’t say you can provide the sun, moon and stars – and have them in your mailbox by Tuesday morning – when you can’t do that. Just say what you can do and do what you say and you will earn your customers’ trust. It isn’t that hard to do. (So why do so many companies get this wrong?)
“Further evidence of just how well run this organization is can be evidenced in the Better Business Bureau profile for Market America,” he said, noting those 18 complaints were an astoundingly low number. “Take time to think about this. Some time this afternoon Google the Better Business Bureau profiles (on other companies) and you will see that their complaints are much higher than Market America,” Hinterberger said.
And then, it doesn’t end there, because no company is that perfect; we all live in the same universe, do we not? As such, those complaints do arise from time to time and now it’s up to the company to figure out what to do about that. Here, again, Hinterberger has the answer:
“They make sure that their customers are taken care of and that’s all you people here, too,” he said, aiming the second part of that comment at the Unfranchise developers listening to his speech.
Moreover, “complaints are handled in a efficient manner; they’re timely and everything is handled expeditiously,” he said.
His praise was ongoing, too. “Market America is a company that builds trust. They advertise honestly. They’re responsive to their customers.”
Hold the phone! Market America is a company that advertises honestly!!! Who does that? Well, Market America does and they always have.
Already said in this column, Market America has the word “Market” in their name for a few specific reasons. Yes, they are establishing themselves as an online market place – a place to buy their terrific line of products. But they also understand and have always understood that marketing these days is the name of the game in business. Online business demands careful, trusted marketed to take a company to the next level and one slip that goes public and goes viral on the Internet can undo years of trust-building. So Market America makes as few mistakes as is humanely possible and responds appropriately when a mistake is made, so customers are taken care of. (Customers understand mistakes happen; what they do not forgive is a company that treats the mistake like it’s the customers fault or the customer’s responsibility to do something about it.
Yes, the Ridingers responded gracefully to the company earning its SECOND BBB Torch Award this spring. But the words of praise from Hinterberger stole the show in 2017. “In a nutshell, they (Market America) do what’s right even when nobody’s looking,” he said.
If you do what’s right when nobody’s looking, what is that called? In a word: Trust.
Alex Hern is the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Tsunami XR, a technology-based organization that is based in San Diego, California. The main objective of the organization is to provide technical assistance by revolutionizing communication in a significant number of companies around the country. A significant number of organizations have been assisting in communication technology but Tsunami XR remains to be one of the standout organization in the industry. Tsunami uses innovative skills and scientific research to offer reliable and state of the art communication technological support.
Tsunami XR has the role of ensuring that the companies in various industries have multiple plans that they can use to increase interactions and proper communication strategies. The company has been able to bring new technological developments in the communication industry. These goals and objectives have been achieved due to the experience that Hern has in entrepreneurship. He has been able to help the company to accomplish its goals within a short period than other similar organizations operating in the same industry.
Alex Hern has been involved in formulating a large number of companies where he has been the co-founder and the director of such companies as well. One of the organizations that Hern was involved in its formulation is ArcSight, which is a technology-based organization. He was also involved informing Yesmail, an email marketing organization that helped inform monthly newsletters for a significant number of companies that were marketing their products to customers with specific needs. His experience is unmatched, which has played a key role in the development of Tsunami XR.
Hern happened to provide some insight into the progress and development of his organization and his entrepreneurship journey as well. Throughout the interview, Hern presents himself as a person who uses a significant part of his day thinking about new ideas that can be used in growing his company. This means that the company incorporates upcoming technology that helps the entity to remain competitive in the industry. He goes further to highlight that concentrating is an important factor that all business owners should incorporate in the management activities as it helps them to be more efficient.
Sheldon Lavin spent the first half of his professional career as a financial consultant. He became interested in the food industry when he was hired by a food processing firm, Otto & Sons Company, which needed help securing a loan. They had a huge opportunity to become one of McDonald’s Corporations main beef suppliers but didn’t have the resources to grab it. McDonald’s put them in touch with Sheldon Lavin because they really wanted Otto & Sons as one of their partners.
Sheldon Lavin was able to secure a business loan for Otto & Sons which resulted in their being able to acquire a food processing facility dedicated wholly to supplying McDonald’s. He also cleaned up some of the company’s other financial matters and got them onto the road of success. The owners of Otto & Sons were so impressed by him that they asked him to join them as a co-owner of the company as the chairman and CEO.
Since 1975 Sheldon Lavin has been leading this company, now called OSI Group. When he started this company mainly earned money by supplying McDonald’s restaurants across the Midwest. His dedication and appetite for expansion led to OSI Group becoming a national, and then international, firm. They now have facilities in several countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Japan, the Philippines, and Australia.
OSI Group has also picked up many more customers beyond McDonald’s for the food they process under Sheldon Lavin’s leadership. Other quick serve restaurants they provide food for includes among others Burger King, Subway, QFC, Taco Bell, and Starbucks. They also create processed food that is sold as store brand in many grocery chains around the world. One of the things that these companies most love about his company is that everything can be customized to fit exactly what they need.
He has earned a number of awards over the course of his career. He traveled to India a few years ago as they gave him the Global Visionary Award. His company has also received numerous awards such as the British Safety Council’s Globe of Honour.
Aloha construction is a company built on expertise and professionalism. The company led by CEO David Farbaky has grown from a small roofing company into a company that that handles projects that include renovation, siding roofing and repairs. The company is based in Lake Zurich but has in the recent past expanded to other locations where clients are now enjoying the same services it used to offer its first clients only that now they are more experienced and bigger as an organization. The company has been very well grounded in ethics, professionalism and consumer satisfaction. These qualities saw Aloha construction win the 2017 BBB torch award for ethics in recognition of the extraordinary efforts they put into ensuring they achieve customer satisfaction. The company employees fully certified technicians who are well trained in their respective areas of expertise. The company has thus been able to expand into a general contractor but still retain the touch they had when they only dealt in roofing.
Renovations can prove to be quite a hustle and as such Aloha construction employee’s who include valuers, interior designers and structural engineers who assess the quality of workmanship before embarking on upgrades and/or renovations. This has enabled potential homeowners, as well as home flippers, get more value from houses once they hit the market.
To ensure that a house is not only structurally strong but also aesthetically pleasing designers are on hand to guide the process. This has proven to be a valuable strategy for homeowners who credit the unique designs found in their homes to these experts.
Aloha construction has gone a step further, and they now offer free property inspections. These inspections help homeowners detect issues with their houses early enough as well as give them a hint at how much their homes may be worth if they decided to sell. Aloha construction continues to be a leader when it comes to taking on community initiatives, and as such had been part of the various goodwill causes in all the jurisdictions, they are present in. This level of involvement has not only helped the company, but also enabled it to gain goodwill from the community.
When it comes to a charity doing the right thing can make a huge impact on someone’s life. For instance, when stream energy decided to open a branch of their company focused on the charity they had no idea the number of lives they would help. Some of the charity’s work as change the lives of children all across the state of Texas. The charity branch called stream cares runs a program that helps homeless children get basic necessities that they need as well as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to a local water park. For many of these children, this will be a life-changing event. This day is designed to allow the child a chance to be a child and play without worry. Many homeless children spend most of their time worried about their next meal.
Stream energy is a direct selling energy company based in Dallas Texas. This company has grown a great deal in the last few years. They believe that the success can be attributed to the support of the global communities and they appreciate the success their supporters have provided them with. They also believe in making the world a better place through the support of neighbors helping neighbors. Stream energy being based in Dallas felt compelled to move and help those who suffered when hurricane Harvey hit Houston.
Hurricane Harvey hit Houston Texas hard and quickly dumping 56 inches of rain across the city. This rainwater was unable to dream properly and quickly led to rising floodwaters. These floodwaters engulfed homes and businesses and led to the destruction of a lot of the city. Stream cares they would it could in order to help those in need. Through their efforts, they were able to provide assistance to their fellow Texans. They were one of the first businesses to respond to the tragedy. Stream energy believes that is just good business to support the local community. This lets everyone know that stream energy really does care about the needs of individuals. Giving in this manner is becoming even more popular as more and more companies are realizing that it does pay to give.
A home improvement loan available at GreenSky Credit offers great rates and terms to homeowners across the country. The interest rates are extremely competitive. The loan amount can be as high as $55,000 if you need it. The program is set up so you pay back only what you actually spend. It is quick and easy to apply online.
GreenSky Credit is a financial company with headquarters in Atlanta. It was founded in 2006 as an online financial tech company. One of its co-founders is David Zalik, and he has held the position of Chief Executive Officer from the company’s inception and right through to the present. His educational background differs widely from what one would expect of a typical CEO these days. David skipped high school completely, and later he decided to drop out of college.
David’s family emigrated from Israel to the United States when he was 4 years old. The family settled in Alabama, where David grew up. He was a bright boy and excelled scholastically. At the age of 12, David began to take some college level courses. After two years, he was more advanced in terms of what a high school education could offer him. He instead enrolled full time in college at the age of 14. He attended Auburn University in Alabama. In those days, David already had the mindset of an entrepreneur anxious to get started. Soon after, he dropped out of college to pursue his career goals and dreams.
GreenSky Credit has been a privately held companyfor many years until recently. David proved correct in thinking that this would be a financially positive direction for the company to pursue. The IPO was brought tremendous capital into the company, and it was a financial success. GreenSky Credit is currently worth several billion dollars, and David Zalik is reportedly worth in the vicinity of $2.5 billion.
Aloha Construction is a family owned business that was founded by Dave Farbaky and is located in Zurich, Illinois. The company was launched in 2008 and has grown to become the leading construction company in Illinois. They provide quality services and have embraced new technology trends to build modern houses. Aloha Construction offers numerous services ranging from roofing, siding repair, waterproofing, gutters installations & repair, kitchen design, flashing masonry and many more. The construction service company is renowned and has been the best choice for many people in Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. They have completed over 18,000 projects in Mundelein, Wauconda, Morton, Washington, Bloomington and Hoffman Estates.
The firm’s success is based on the highly talented workforce from the leadership ranks of the company, managers, and specialists who are committed to providing exceptional home construction services. The company believes in making the customer the number one priority by ensuring they handle clients with respect. The construction company has 24/7 customers care service that ensures prompt response to clients. They provide quality services with affordable pricing, and this has led to many referrals from previous clients. The company has also created lots of job opportunity within its area of operation.
Aloha construction has earned reputation for integrity and excellence. In 2017, the company was honored to be presented with the BBB Torch Award for Ethics. The award recognizes explicitly companies that demonstrate exceptional ethical practices in their business. Aloha Construction won the award because of their frequent contributions to the local community. The company is also cautious on home safety measures; they provide free roof inspections every year and inform homeowners of any repairable damages.
Aloha Construction has been actively involved in philanthropic causes over the years. They have funded many charitable organizations including the Central Illinois Flying Aces USHL Hockey Team, where they provide players with education and opportunities needed to achieve their goals. They are also major sponsors of the Kane County Cougars. Through Aloha Construction Dave Farbaky supports Lake Zurich High School Football by providing the team with all the essential tools they need to be successful. The company also provides life skills education to adolescents, adults and children through the OMNI Youth Services.