Today, David Zalik is featured among top billionaires by the Forbes magazine. He was born in Israel and later moved to the US when still young. Soon after completing primary school he enrolled at Auburn University. He never attended high school education. His desire to date college ladies fuelled the entrepreneur skills. When still in university he decided to involve himself in computer assembling business. Business was doing great and soon after he dropped out of school so that he could focus on his business. He established a company by the name MicroTech which he later sold in 1996 and moved to Atlanta.
David Zalik decided to invest his fortune in real estate business. His investment grew and felt the need to explore new ideas. The established a web and mobile-development consulting firm called Outweb. It is out of the consultations with his clients that the idea to start GreenSky Credit was born. Zalik is currently the CEO of GreenSky LLC. The company was established in 2006, and its main operating base is in Atlanta. Recently, the company was listed among the top financial technology company in the US. The company facilitates the issuances of loans to clients through the use of technology. Through their platform, they can sign up merchants/clients and link them to willing banks and other financial institutions for loans.
Today the company has employed around 650 people. Besides the company has facilitated billions of loans. Zalik feels that by 2020 the company will have hit the $20 billion goals. The primary source of income is from originating and loan servicing. In September 2016 Fifth Third Bancorp, a bank in Ohio, partnered with GreenSky and also bought a stake worth $50 million. However, David Zalik still owns more than half of the company. According to him there no plans for floating share for the public. It is the same year that he was awarded the National EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Financial Services. Making it this far has not been an easy journey. David Zalik has attributed his success to hard work, determination, and innovation.
Dr. Mark Mckenna is aLouisiana native hailing from New Orleans. Tulane University Medical School was the start of his pursuit for furthering himself in education. After Dr. Mckenna’s graduation from Tulane University Medical School, he went on to receive his licensure in Medicine and Surgery by the following State Boards of Medical Examiners: Florida and Georgia. Dr. Mckenna’s graduation was the beginning of his professional advancements, as he went on to launch a franchised real estate developmental firm named McKenna Venture Investments. The company started off small, but it opened doors; allowing Mr. Mckenna the opportunity to expand his brand and open up companies such as Uptown Title, Inc and Universal Mortgage Lending, employing over 50 people.
As a real estate businessman, Dr. Mark Mckenna began making a name for himself. He launched a successful business in New Orleans and as it grew, but devastation soon followed. Hurricane Katrina struck causing Mr. Mckenna to lose millions and rethink his business ventures. Mr. Mckenna used his knowledge in real estate as he indeed helped with the rebuilding and redevelopment of the lower socioeconomic income housing in New Orleans. Upon completion of the new housing, Dr. Mark Mckenna knew it was time to relocate and start over. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he created the successful company, ShapeMed. ShapeMed is a medical practice based around aesthetic and wellness. Life Time Fitness Inc. caught wind of the company and purchased it from Dr. Mark Mckenna. This purchase allowed Mr. Mckenna to serve on the board of his newly sold company as a National Medical Director.
Dr. Mark Mckenna has used his ideas at ShapeMed and advanced them for the startup of a new company. Mark Mckenna’s newest venture is called OVME. OVME is an app that connects freelance practitioners with customers. The idea of OVME is having freelance practitioners making house calls, doing cosmetic medical procedures whenever they receive a request. This app will be similar to that of Uber, because it will connect providers across the country with customers that need certain cosmetic procedures. A medical provider will have clients at the push of a button and customers will be able to access cosmetic physicians without having to worry about the paperwork and scheduling conflicts that comes with doctor visits. OVMEis the future of cosmetic procedures and it’s captain, Mark Mckenna, is ready to see how far this ship can go.
At one time, Paul Mampilly would’ve been seen scrambling to his vehicle and trying to beat traffic to get to the office and meet his clients in the nine to five schedule of the corporate world. But now he just works on his own time as a contributor to Banyan Hill Publishing and a newsletter author. He also spoke to Ideamensch, a blog that interviews entrepreneurs to find out what’s made them successful and what they recommend to others to succeed in the same field.
Paul Mampilly said he got the idea to go into newsletter writing because he could still make money while offering affordable information to customers. Plus he said in all the years he served in the big banks and wealth management firms, he was disappointed he never really helped people in the struggling middle class. His newsletters are a way that he can inform people on how to invest in stocks while making sure they understand the process, and giving them complete control of their own portfolio at the same time. Paul Mampilly told Ideamensch that entrepreneurs should consider how they could be wrong in their investment strategy and adapt when that’s the case. He also said the trends they should be looking out for are Internet of Things trends such as artificial intelligence and digital currency.
Paul Mampilly also recalled a little of his journey to success on Wall Street which took hard work on his part including serving at a gas station and in the cafeteria of Montclair State University where he attended. But it was well worth it as he later said it taught him a lot about work ethic and after completing an accounting and finance degree, he started his banking career at Deutsche Bank. He began in research in the commercial division, but then moved into bigger investment advisory services. After several years at Deutsche, ING and Banker’s Trust, Paul Mampilly became a Managing Director at an emerging hedge fund in 2006 known as Kinetics International Fund. During his time there, he grew the firm’s assets under management to $25 billion, and on the side he entered and won the investment competition hosted by the Templeton Foundation where he found an investment that moved against the tide of the 2008 bear market. Mampilly stayed on Wall Street for about 10 years until he retired and joined the team at Banyan Hill.
Tony Petrello is committed to the company he is running. He knows a lot about the company and a lot about what it takes to make the company better. He also knows there are many aspects to oil drilling and geothermal processes that he has become a professional on. Since Tony Petrello knows so much about these things, he is sure he is going to be able to continue helping people and showing them the right way to do their best with each of these opportunities. It goes back to the right way to react to different situations and to things that are going on in different areas.
As long as Tony Petrello knows what he can do and knows how he is actually helping, he feels good about what he has done. Tony Petrello gives the community just what they are looking for. He tries to make sure he isn’t stopping at the positive help he provides to Nabors and has spent time lending a hand to different causes he believes in. For Tony Petrello, this is how he will continue to show people what they can get and how they can react to different situations they have started to be a part of. For more click Here.
Everything that Tony Petrello stands for is part of his business and part of the right way to do his best. He tries to always show people what will happen and what they will get from the situations they are in. It is his own way of thinking positive and of giving back to the community. While there are sometimes issues with what he has done, Tony Petrello knows he will not have to suffer or struggle any longer to get what he can from different situations. It is his way of making things easier for other people.
Out of everything Tony Petrello has done, it all goes back to the philanthropic efforts he has tried to make. The biggest things he does is help out at the hospital but he also tries to make sure people are realizing he is going to be the best in different situations. He also knows there will be a positive outcome for himself and for other people who are trying to get by on their own. It all goes back to the community and to what he can do to make sure the community understands how hard he has worked.
There has been an alarming amount of cancer survivors and the number continues to grow each year. Research and development have helped to expand technology improvements related to cancer treatments. The past 30 years have shown a large increase in the cancer survivor category by millions. In 2016, it was reported that there were approximately 15.5 million people who experienced successful cancer therapy. It’s estimated by 2040 those numbers will reach 26.1 million. People who are in remission have many different needs than most of us. They have to make sure that they continue to monitor the effects of treatment, continue with their scans and take certain medications.
Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder and CEO of Tempus. He has dedicated much of his career to cancer research and detailed studies. As a successful entrepreneur, Lefkofsky created Tempus to help develop innovative and popular cancer treatments. Tempus helps work with many physicians and healthcare professionals by using cutting-edge technology utilizing genomic sequencing and methods of analysis. These are used to understand the necessary details needed to properly treat a patient’s tumor. By gathering large amounts of information and data, Tempus is able to better assist physicians so they are able to treat their patient’s properly. They can prescribe a more intense and personalized approach to therapy by utilizing high scaled technology. The data collected from Tempus is relayed to help doctors promote a more advanced plan of care and treatment for each patient.
Lefkofsky and his wife are fully engaged in the industry of cancer research. They regularly donate to research causes and have created a foundation called the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. They donated $1 million to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Other donations have been made to give support to immunotherapy in relation to gastric cancer and breast cancer. He is also involved in The Giving Pledge and serves as a Trustee at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. As an entrepreneur, he has committed a lifetime of research to help those who are diagnosed with cancer. His future hope is to help those recover from the disease and remain in remission for a lifetime. With technology on the rise and a rapid growth with research, the success of survivors is increasing at a rapid rate.
Warren Buffett recently wagered $1 million saying that he can make more money by investing in S&P 500 index fund than by investing in expensive funds, and it looks like Warren Buffett would win this challenge. It is true that the market is filled with many expensive funds that have low manager ownership and high expenses, which wasn’t the case earlier. However, it cannot be only said that passive funds are better than other expensive funds out there that are equity linked. Warren Buffett is one of the leading investors in the world, and his theory of making simple investments for long-term is a strategy that is followed by the majority of the investors worldwide.
He believes that no matter which path of investment one chooses, it is essential that people do a thorough analysis of the concerned investment tool as well as follow the market trend to get a proper insight. He says that people should start investing for a better future and must take retirement planning seriously. As the world has evolved and the way investments are made has changed, it only makes sense to start investing early for long-term wealth creation.
Maggie Gill is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Health in Savannah, Georgia. She came to Memorial Health in 2004, after having served as Chief Financial Officer for Tenet Healthcare for 10 years. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in English Language and Literature/Letters and from Saint Leo University with an MBA. In 2016 Gill as named as “135 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Recently Memorial Health and Novant Health were in partnership talks. Maggie Gill indicated that these talks were called off because the Chatham County Hospital Authority, who were primarily only looking out for their own interests, overstepped their bounds and overly inserted themselves into the discussion. Gill would like the government authority to come back around to what was originally agreed to so that partnership talks can resume with Novant Health. The alternative, she said, was that Memorial Health might have to partner or be acquired by a for-profit hospital system. She went on to say that this would not be ideal because it would interfere with their nonprofit mission to provide a safety-net for the community in the region.
Also in 2016, Gill congratulated her team as Memorial Health won seven awards from the Georgia Medical Society. Some of the awards included their health care education initiative teaching teenaged drivers about safe driving, and two physicians winning Lifetime Achievements awards.
When not working one of Maggie Gill’s greatest joys in life is her family. She is married and has two young children, who keep her very busy. She especially enjoys traveling with her family. They enjoy a number of outdoors activities in the Savannah area such as hiking and fishing and they try to get out every weekend when they can.