John Holt Is Respected In The Banking Industry

During the Texas Bankers Association’s 5th Annual Strategic Opportunities and M&A Conference, John Holt gave his information in a fantastic way. His abilities were highlighted as he discussed the topic of “Reinventing Community Banking: Perspectives on Competing by Innovation” with the many other panelists at the conference. A variety of points and issues were brought to the fore. The conversation was clearly positive, and was evidenced by the pleasure of all that attended. Having the ability to listen to a variety of different members of the banking industry was a very positive part of the conference.

The conference took place on Nov. 7, 2016. It was based in New Orleans, and there were a variety of banking leaders present that all found the conference to be interesting and educational.

John Holt is the President, as well as the CEO of NetBank. They are in the financial services business. They offer a variety of options for their clients, which are based across the country. Since many of them require expertise, they recommend the company to others that they know.

The NetBank staff is dedicated and experienced. They are looking to the future with great ideas to acquire even more clients, and to increase their lead in the banking industry. With all that the company has to offer, they will surely have great success in the years to come.

Securus Technologies wins customer service award

Securus Technologies, the leading provider of prison telephony services in the U.S., has recently been nominated as a finalist in the prestigious Stevie Awards for Customer Service. This honor is bestowed on companies who demonstrate a track record of excellent customer service and unyielding compassion for their clients.


The award is another milestone in the company’s recent history, which has seen it go from a controversial services provider embroiled in public disputes with critics to one of the most respected and admired players in the prison communications industry.



Customer satisfaction starts with great products


One of the ways in which Securus has won over the hearts of its customers is through the provision of world-class products and services. An example of this is their innovative video visitation technology. This Skype-like service offers inmates and their families ways to stay in touch that were never before possible. Not only can inmates in jails and prisons with Securus video visitation stay in nearly constant contact with their loved ones, the costs of doing so are tiny fractions of what outgoing phone calls cost just a decade ago. Through high quality video feeds, cross-platform functionality and extremely low costs, Securus Technologies’ customers are some of the most satisfied anywhere in the U.S. prison industry.


But there are other hit products as well. Securus offers a line of prepaid collect calling and traditional calling cards that allow inmates to make nearly unlimited outgoing calls for some of the lowest prices in the history of the U.S. prison system. This has been enabled by the advent of VoIP technology, which has drastically lowered the per-minute costs of outgoing phone calls. All this adds up to inmates staying in touch with family, making a very tough life situation a little less harsh. Securus continues to deliver value to its customers through innovation and compassion.


Investor and Entrepreneur Arthur Becker Acquires Residential Properties in New York

Arthur Becker, a New York investor and entrepreneur acquires three adjacent townhouses, reported by The Real Deal, in August 2016. The acquisition resulted from a trade for condominium property he owns through his real estate company, Atlantic Investors. After Mr. Becker earned hundreds of millions of dollars in the technology industry starting tech companies and making investments, he explored real estate. He has invested approximately $500 million to purchase NY real estate and continues to explore investing opportunities.

Before entering the real estate industry, Arthur Becker served as Senior Advisor at Vera Wang Fashion Company. He joined NaviSite, a provider of application management services and technology products, in 2002, and sold his interest to Time Warner, in 2011. He served as the chief executive officer for nine years at the company. The latest technology investment venture of Arthur Becker is Zinio, LLC, a New York-based digital magazine distributor and producer. He resigned as CEO and President of the company, and presently, serves as the Chairman of the Board.

To replace Mr. Becker, the Board elected Kelly Conlin, in 2015 when Zinio launched the SaaS platform. He has assumed the executive roles and is responsible for leveraging a technology acquisition from Audience media, and its growth. Zinio has offices in New York, San Francisco, Ho Chi Minh City, London, and Barcelona providing services to magazine publishers and consumers. Users, such as magazine publishers demand the platform to create content applications in their native languages and of any brand. The way SaaS works is by conversion of PDF to XML, which allows content to be delivered in customized applications for most electronics, including smartphones, tablets, and computers (laptop and desktop).

Arthur Becker has established a reputation in the New York region as one of top investors in the real estate and technology industries. His technology investments comprise of Zinio LLC, NaviSite, and Madison Technology Group LLC, an IT consulting and management company in Denver, Colorado. He has been at Madison Technology for nearly 16 years now and remains active with the company, Zinio, and Atlantic Investors.

Danilo Diaz Granados: The Great Latin Entrepreneur

Danilo Diaz Granados is a household name in the world of entrepreneurship and investment. Danilo is a successful Miami-based businessman and investment advisor. He has an extensive career that has allowed him to gain vast knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship. Mr. Granados can best be described as a man who has a good eye for identifying profitable investments.

Danilo’s Investments

The Latin entrepreneur noticed that Miami men needed a one-stop shop that sold contemporary art, jewelry, watches, and exotic cars. He used this concept to co-found Toys for Boys Boutique in 2013. The boutique offers Miami men, especially the Hispanic community a place where they can shop for almost everything under one roof.

One of the marketing strategies Danilo has used to advertise his boutique is by planning events for hand-selected Miami guests. Last summer, he organized a fun-filled event where guests were treated to fun activities that featured helicopter rides, royal cuisine, and a sunset boat ride.

Mr. Granados’ entrepreneurial abilities do not end here. He also owns a film company in Miami known as Edge of Glory Films. At the company, Danilo Diaz Granados is in charge of promotion, editing, production and communication distribution activities. The motive for setting up the film company was to produce captivating media to identify with Hispanic individuals who reside in the United States.

Education Background

In 2007, Danilo joined Babson College from where he graduated with a degree in Economics and Entrepreneurship in 2010. Later on, Mr. Granados undertook his postgraduate studies in Business Administration at the IE Business School.

Besides the formal learning, Danilo attends several international conferences on entrepreneurship and leadership to help him gain more insight on entrepreneurship.

Work Experience

In addition to being a serial entrepreneur, Danilo Granados is an associate of Fireman Capital Partners as well as the wing liaison for the capital investment initiative at the firm. He has been with the organization since 2015 and is in charge of investigating global problems that influence investments. He is also tasked with carrying out environmental analysis to get information on demographic and social factors that can affect business and advise private investors accordingly.

Danilo Diaz Granados also serves as a manager at Movilway S.L., a provider of electronic payment systems and recharge services for prepaid mobile phones.

James Dondero Sets Million Dollar Challenge Grant from Highland to Match The Family Place’s $16.5M Campaign

Highland Capital Management’s co-founder and president announced that his firm would be awarding an astounding million-dollar challenge grant in order to assist The Family Place charity. As Dallas’ top organization raising awareness and support for local victims of domestic violence, the grant is aimed to help The Family Place to meet the ultimate goal of $2.8 million for their Legacy Campaign within six months. It was publicized that Mr. Dondero would be administering this grant via a philanthropic branch of Highland Capital known as the Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc.

The acclaimed corporation promised to match 50 percent of all funds raised in the capital campaign up to an even million dollars up until early April 2017. When the announcement was initially made, The Family Place organization had already managed to raise an incredible $200k to add toward the Legacy Campaign effort. Thanks to James Dondero and Highland’s grant, that massive donation would be matched with $100k. Although the charity’s fundraising goal still desires $2.8 million in order to hit the final goal of $16.5 million, Highland Capital’s challenge grant is determined to help them get there.

With a local call to action in place by the Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Dallas Police Chief David Brown asking the community to assist in these life threatening issues, James Dondero knew a grant was simply the right thing to do. In a public statement, Mr. Dondero confided, “The civic community in Dallas gets things done. We at Highland Capital Management were impressed by the way The Family Place, through avid philanthropic support, took this concept from inception to the final stage of this campaign in just a year. We are proud to invest alongside many of the most generous and thoughtful in the community.”

The Family Place aims to offer shelter along with life altering services for local victims of domestic violence. Following their completed construction, The Family Place shelter is set to deliver a number of emergency bedrooms including a medical clinic, a call center, both private and group counseling rooms for children and adults and even multi-purpose areas for job training. James Dondero and Highland Capital Management have shown tremendous faith in this organization and hope to provide a multitude of opportunities for them to multiply the impact of their wonderful gifts to the public.

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Jason Halpern’s JMH Development Announces Topping Off At Aloft South Beach

For more than one decade of professional experience in the real estate industry, JMH Development has worked under the leadership of Jason Halpern to gain experience and develop high-end properties well-positioned in many parts of the United States. Jason Halpern, through his knowledge of the real estate environment, has worked to determine the numerous ways in which he can make business better through his skills and knowledge. He has worked to encourage his partners and employ the best people to work in his companies finding expert knowledge has been his primary duty ever since he took leadership in the enterprise.

Jason Halpern, Thomas Hansen

Jason Halpern has also announced that the company has attained their main goal for the season. The topping off the Southern Aloft Beach is one of the biggest platform managerial positions achieved through their service criterion. According to the plan of the company, they wanted to ensure that the hotel was open y the beginning of 2015. This is a project handled by the management of two companies namely the Madden Real Estate Ventures together with JMH Development. According to the plan of the structure, it is an adaptive re-use of a historic structure previously known as the Ankara Motel. It also has the inclusion of the eight-story tower which gives rise to the development components which make it beautiful scenery.

According to the plan of the construction, the building process in the structure will be handled by Plaza Construction. For this reason, they have also worked to issue the architectural process of the construction of the management of ADD Architectures. For this reason, the company will work to ensure that all the construction work in the building adheres to the planned architectural design. The Southern Aloft Beach, according to their plan and schedule, will become the first constructed property in the Miami Beach to attract many people to its site because of its strategic position in the heart of Miami Beach. As compared to its competitors, the new company will also offer significant prices in the developmental workings of the company. Their rooms are bigger than all the hotels in the region.

According to Jason Halpern, he is very excited to become part of the managing partners of the company through the development of the topping off of the Southern Aloft Beach. For the company, this process does not mean any big issue. However, it is viewed as a process in which all people can make a better place in the community. The company has worked, to achieve the topping off of the Southern Aloft Beach. For this reason, they have also made it their mission to ensure they develop high-end structures which meet the expected standards of excellence in the region. They want to complete and move forward to serve other citizens in their capacities.

Jason Halpern

One of America’s Top Leaders in the Jewish Communities, Adam Milstien is a Philanthropist and Entrepreneur

Successful entrepreneur and philanthropist Adam Milstein is a leader in advancing the heritage of Jewish-Americans. His focus is directed towards two goals: 1) to educate and support the heritage of Jewish-Americans and 2) to strengthen the relationship between Israel and America. Growing up in Israel, he has dual citizenship and sees his mission as vital for the Jewish nation in America.

Milstein has been a co-founder of Hager Pacific Properties, a private commercial real estate investment firm. For over 25 years, Adam has managed this brokerage and investment firm as the managing partner. Milstein is self-motivated and a self-starter who manages the firm with the flexibility to move with the market. Adam does not set goals, but rather knows what needs to be accomplished and keeps moving forward.

A good interview always includes history on the interviewee, in order to see their progress. Adam Milstein grew up in Haifa, Israel. In his late teens, he served in the Israeli Army as all young men are required to do. When he was released, he attended Technion in 1978 but wanted to get a better education in the United States, so in 1981, he moved his wife, Gila, and children to California. Soon after arriving in the U.S., he attended the University of Southern California and attained an MBA. After graduation, he co-founded Hager Pacific Properties, and still manages it today.

Adam and Gila Milstein worked together to co-founded the Milstein Family Foundation, MFF. The philanthropic venues he has founded have kept him involved as a leader in the Jewish community. The other organizations he is in involved in include co-founding the Israeli-American Council. Milstein sits on the Board of the Israel on Campus Coalition, Jewish Funders Network, StandWithUs, Hasbara Fellowships, the AIPAC National Council, the Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel, and AISH in Los Angeles.

Milstein and his wife are also co-founders of Sifriyat Pijama B’America, which is one of his prize non-profits because it assists Israeli-Jewish-American families across the United States in reconnecting to their Jewish roots. Adam Milstein has been recognized as one of the top Jewish leaders in the U.S.

Talk Fusion: Awards Are Coming In Fast and Furious

When there is a product and a company as good as Talk Fusion, it should come to the surprise of no one that it is winning so many awards and so popular. In the year 2016 alone, it has won two awards from the Technology Marketing Corporation. One must remember this is the kind of company that goes through and sees a lot of products. They don’t just hand out awards to anyone. For a company to receive one award let alone two, they must be doing something right and on the right path. Talk Fusion’s recent award was for the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of The Year Award .


This award is given out to a product or a company that is looking to expand itself and make it better. That is what Talk Fusion is all about all of the time. That has started with Bob Reina, the founder and CEO. He is never satisfied and that is meant in a good way. The minute someone becomes satisfied or feels as if they have all of the answers, that is when they fall down a very, very dangerous path. Bob Reina has made sure that has not happened with Talk Fusion. He has kept things fresh and interesting and adapted to the times.


As a matter of fact, Bob Reina has always been ahead of the curve. He started the company in 2007 because he saw real potential with it in terms of its video emails, video chats, video newsletters, and video conferences. He knew there were a lot of people out there that were looking for more out of life and needed more out of life. They were sick and tired of the same old, same old. They had gone through it enough and it was not bringing them any joy whatsoever. It was time for a change. With this product, it allows them to do things they probably have only dreamed about, but they never actually saw happening such as working from home, spending more time with family, and most of all, being happy all of the time.

Eric Lekofsky – More Than A Businessman

Born and raised in Southfield Michigan, Eric Lefkosky was able to create a blueprint for success from an early age. Upon his graduation from Southfield-Lathrup High School, he went on to graduate with honors from the University of Michigan. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.

Recently, Eric Lefkofsky Co-Founded the company Tempus. Tempus is a technology company with the prime focus of assisting doctors in providing care to cancer patients. The company is able to do so by compiling data and analytics about the disease in comparison with a particular patients case. This information will provide the doctor with the data needed to tailor a treatment specifically for each patient. Currently, Tempus works with patients suffering from breast, lung, and pancreatic cancer, but will work to extend treatment to other cancers in the future.

As a businessman, Lefkofsky’s portfolio extends across multiple industries. He has been at the forefront of companies such as Groupon, Uptake, Lightbank, Echo Global Logistics, and Inner Workings. He is stated to be a top influential figure in Chicago not only for his involvement in the technology industry, but also for his philanthropy.

In 2006, Eric Lefkofsky established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation alongside his wife, Liz Lefkofsky. They started this charity for the purpose of providing support to non-profit, technological, educational establishments, and other causes around the world. The husband and wife duo focuses most of their giving in their hometown of Chicago. Lefkofskys are devoted to charity, so much that they became members of The Giving Pledge in 2013. They made a vow to dedicate at least half of their earnings to charity over the span of their lifetime.

Eric also serves as a community leader. He serves on the board of director for the Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago, the board of directors for The Art Institute of Chicago, a trustee of Steppenwolfe Theatre Company, and on the board of directors for The Museum of Science and Industry. Lefkosky is also a board member for World Business Chicago and also serves as the co-chairman for the companies Technical council. He was also played a role in the committee responsible for bringing the 2016 Summer Olympics to Chicago.

Eric Lefkofsky

Technology is one of the biggest economic disrupters that there is today. Many people are going to find that their line of work no longer exists in a couple of years. In order to take things to the next level, Eric Lefkofsky is doing a lot of work in the field. With all of his wealth, he finds that he has the time and resources to take things to the next level in this area. If you are someone who is excited about the changes ahead, he is a great resource to go to. Many people look up to his success in the field and what he has to say on a variety of topics. If you want to learn about the changing themes of technology, he is the person to learn from.

Eric Lefkofsky

From the time he was young, Eric Lefkofsky has always been someone who is ready to get to the next level in life. There are a lot of people who want to learn how he was able to build a business so quickly. Although he is deeply involved in the technology space today, a lot of people really look at him as a businessman. Over time, he did a great job of starting out and growing a business rapidly. Anyone who wants to learn from his example has the opportunity to do so. His huge presence on social media helps to build his brand in a variety of ways. With all of the changes that are coming in the economy, learning from him can help you prepare in a variety of ways. He is the perfect example of someone who is ready to lead by example.

Giving Back

One of the themes that has defined the life of Eric Lefkofsky is giving back to others. There are a lot of people who look up to all of the success that he has had in a short period of time. If you want to learn how to grow a business or to invest in your future, he is the person to go to. A lot of people are nervous about all of the technology changes that are coming in the future. If you are someone who is ready to take things to a new level, he is the perfect person to go to. There are many people who are excited about the future, especially after learning how to prepare for it. Eric Lefkofsky donates to a lot of great charities, especially ones that invest in science and technology for young people. After all of the changes that he has made lately, there are a lot of people who are looking up to him.

Eric Lefkofsky is the perfect example of having success at a high level over a long period of time. His passion for learning is something that a lot of people are excited about. If you are ready to start preparing for the technology changes ahead, he is the perfect person to learn from. He has studied a lot of material on the impact that it is going to make.