Dr. Mark McKenna is a medical doctor who is based out of Atlanta Georgia. Dr. McKenna has a vast array of experiences from real estate investing to medical surgery, to entrepreneurship. Dr. McKenna is a renowned surgeon and medical doctor who is licensed in both Georgia & Florida. In addition to his medical expertise, Dr. Mark McKenna also owns a boutique cosmetic company named OVME. It is his most recent venture and is a display of his entrepreneurship skills. While Dr. McKenna was attending medical school, he created a real estate investment company called McKenna Venture Investments. He devoted a signifiant amount of resources to this venture and it paid off in his benefit. His ventures in the medical field, real estate investment industry, and cosmetic company have all been successes.
Medical vs. Entrepreneurship
Dr. Mark McKenna has proved himself successful as a businessman & medial professional. The two industries no do not coincide and are somewhat opposite one another. However, Dr. Mark McKenna does both. Dr. McKenna was very successful at real estate, acquiring some competing company’s and had a staff of over ten employees. However, his successes in real estate were halted due to the devastation that hurricane Katrina brought to the southern states. He had to make a difficult decision to reinvest into his real estate and build up what was lost, or pursue the medical field. He ended up choosing the medical industry at this point and has continued in his pursuit of medicine. With his success in the medical field and previous business experience, Dr. Mark McKenna founded OMVE aesthetics. The venture combined his entrepreneurial skills with the medical expertise. OVME specializes in proving overall cosmetic health including botox and skin care. Dr. McKenna is a proven visionary with a passion for entrepreneurship and medical expertise.
As one of New York’s leading corporate attorneys, Jeremy Goldstein sits on the board of one of this city’s most established charities. Mr. Goldstein is on the Board of Directors for Fountain House, an organization that has been helping adults with mental illnesses live more productive lives since 1948. As an advocate for Fountain House, Mr. Goldstein recently helped the organization raise more than 56,000 dollars through the combined efforts of two events held as wine dinners. The money will allow Fountain House to continue helping in the recovery process adults with mental illnesses need in order to find gainful employment.
The first wine dinner event provided an amazing atmosphere for guests as it was held on the rooftop of the NoMad Hotel, which has a view of the New York City skyline. Reported to be one of New York’s top private fundraising events, this wine dinner featured vintage wines from Chateau Latour. The second dinner was a direct result of the popularity of the first event. Mr. Goldstein commented on his involvement with the events by stating how mental illness affects people on a global level and how the assistance provided by Fountain House helps these individuals find real solutions for employment.
Although Jeremy Goldstein became a member of the Fountain Hose Board of Directors in 2010, it is not the only organization he is a member of. As someone who often writes about corporate governance he also became a member of NYU’s Journal of Law and Business’s Professional Advisory Board. He is also chairman of a subcommittee known as Mergers and Acquisitions, which belongs to the Executive Compensation Committee under the American Bar Association.
As a corporate attorney who had specialized in assisting companies with mergers, he saw a need for a service that addressed the issues of corporate governance and executive compensation. This led him to establish his own law firm under the heading of Jeremy Goldstein and Associates. This law firm is dedicated to providing advice to corporate leaders and management personnel on matters that often involve compensation for executives. With a career in corporate law spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Goldstein is often asked about the new trends taking place in the corporate world. He is glad to see changes taking place in corporate governance that will lead to more stability for executive compensation, which in the past was sort of a gray area as far as what criteria to use for salaries.
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Daivd Zalik, founder and CEO of GreenSky Credit, has managed to build a fortune estimated at $2.5 billion. He has accumulated all of this wealth under the radar with an innovative financial services tech startup. His company, GreenSky Credit, operates through a smartphone app. Affluent homeowners log into the app to see what kind of home improvement loan that they can secure. Loan options pop up immediately and approval happens just as quickly.
GreenSky Credit works with over 17,000 contractors who perform all of the renovations. The contractors give him 6% of the loan amount and then Zalik takes that loan to the bank. the bank assumes all of the risks and kicks the tech startup 1% of the loan amount, as well.
Forbes has estimated $250 million in revenue in 2017 alone. Moody’s has projected $400 million in revenue in 2018. And this financial tech company has stayed under control of Zalik for its entirety. But the Wall Street Journal has just discovered that Zalik has confidentially filed for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The IPO has a potential to drum up $1 to $5 billion. However, Zalik could still rescind his IPO in order to protect his brainchild. After all, this high school dropout hatched the idea for GreenSky Credit back when he was a teenager.
The reclusive billionaire has managed to figure out a way to connect homeowners with lenders without assuming any risk. He’s the middleman and doesn’t own a thing. Contractors do the work while banks assume the risk. That’s how Zalik has used GreenSky Credit to amass a $2.5 billion fortune.
And this flies in the face of standard Silicone Valley business protocol. Other massive companies like Uber and Stripe remain private so long as they have the quarterly earnings to fuel the business operations. And it’s rather en vogue for young tech startups to fight against the establishment by avoiding banks altogether.
But Zalik and GreenSky Credit have embraced banks. Zalik has also worked hard throughout his life to avoid diluting his ownership stake. It’ll be interesting where this IPO takes him.
Igor Cornelsen was born in Curitiba, Brazil in October 1947. He joined the Federal University of Parana in 1965 to pursue a degree in engineering. Shortly after two years, he decided to change to another course and started studying economics.
He later received his degree in 1970. He was able to get a job at an investment bank. Here he was successful and would move to Rio where he got the opportunity to work as an investment banker.
He also excelled in this position and was named the best in his class which would contribute to his promotion to the Multiblanco board of directors in 1974. Two years later in 1976, Igor Cornelsen would again be promoted to be the bank’s CEO.
In 1978 the Bank of America acquired Multiblanco and Cornelsen decided to leave to seek other opportunities. He later landed a job at one of Brazil’s leading investment firms, Unibanco.
Due to the inflation rates in Brazil at that time, he decided to leave in 1985 and managed to get a job at Libra Bank which was a subsidiary of London Merchant Bank. He would work along with his colleagues on the board of directors and as a representative for the Standard Chartered Merchant Bank in Brazil.
After serving in this position for seven years, Cornelsen decided to leave in 1995 to start his investment firm. Here he offered the same kind of services he provided for London Merchant banks.
He continues to serve as an investment manager and carries out operations of his investment fund daily.
Igor Cornelsen has worked for many banks where he has gained experience in managing market fund stocks. This is made his transition to becoming an investment advisor very smooth. With this in mind, Cornelsen was inspired to start his firm.
Cornelsen’s daily activities involve him waking up early in his base in Sao Paulo. He then studies economic policies and international companies’ actions in the news. He sometimes discusses strategies with colleagues.
He also likes to analyze information from other investors. To implement his ideas, he continually follows economies that want to improve investment opportunities