Brad Reifler: The Right Man for the Job

To be called an expert in something is quite an achievement, no question. That title isn’t thrown around loosely and chances are that you have earned it, thanks to your hard work, dedication, and your reputation. It is a high honor to be considered an expert in anything. When you are talking about the world of finance, then you know you are talking about a heavy hitter and someone with some real strength and determination. They have done their homework, put the time in, and now they are reaping the benefits of their hard work. Nothing was handed to them and nothing came easy. It was earned.

It all started with his education, which is highly impressive, having attended Harvard School for Boys. That training helped prepare him for anything that life threw his way. He was ready, willing, and able to take on any of life’s challenges or challenges in the finance world. He ended up graduating from Bowdoin College. Everything in Brad’s life has led him to this point in his career. He has been around since the late 80’s, so you know he comes with experience and expertise.

At the moment, Brad’s main focus is Forefront Capital and its customers and clients. It’s something he takes incredibly seriously. He knows that when it comes to finance, you want to work with someone that is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to make you happy. They aren’t looking to get you in as a client and call it a day. They want to keep you as a client for as long as possible and earn that trust with their results.

Brad is also looking out for others in terms of affiliate organizations. He isn’t just in this for himself. He wants the business world to thrive. He isn’t looking to crush the competition or be difficult to deal with. The current organizations that he is working with include: Roots Markets, Symmetry Property Development, CIFCO International Group, and Sino Mercury Acquisition Corp. The exciting thing about Brad is the best is yet to come. This is only the start of a career and a life that will leave a lasting legacy. His legacy is going to be remembered for a long, long time.

Thor Halvorssen Backs The Principles Of Bernie Sanders

The rise of Senator Bernie Sanders during the 2016 Presidential election cycle has caused concern among many conservative commentators following the decision of the candidate of the Democrat’s to describe himself as a Democratic Socialist. Thor Halvorssen was recently invited to give his views on socialism on the Fox Business channel because of the personal experience Halvorssen has of living and working under socialist governments in Europe and Latin America. The film producer who recently developed a documentary on the uprising in Hungary against Communism explained why he feels Sanders is the right candidate for the U.S. Presidency despite his concerns over the use of socialist policies.

Thor Halvorssen has become a well known figure within the human rights community for his role as the founder of the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum. The basis of the opinions Thor Halvorssen gave on the use of socialism around the world are largely based on his human rights experience and the personal experiences he has of socialist policies in his home country of Venezuela.

In Venezuela, Thor Halvorssen lived for many years under a series of left leaning governments who used a small number of socialist policies in their bid to create a successful nation for the population. As Halvorssen saw in Venezuela and areas of Northern Europe where socialist principles were combined with a range of traditional policies socialism can be a success. However, the socialist principles that helped Venezuela become a success in Latin America have been hijacked in the view of Thor Halvorssen to allow government officials the chance to push their own personal interests over the needs of the nation. Halvorssen believes it is important to remember those in positions of power are responsible for caring for their citizens and should not be allowed to force political ideologies on the public, as has happened with the growing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela that has unfolded with prices fixed by government officials.

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Helane Morrison Continues To Make Tough Stands

Everyone wants to maintain integrity throughout their lives. However, it takes a special kind of commitment for a person to play by the rules throughout, and not everyone has an outstanding character to keep themselves and those around them on the right path.  It therefore takes a special type of person to thrive as well as police in that kind of environment. Such a person is Helane Morrison.

All through her career in journalism and government service, Helane has worked earnestly in the prevention of corruption and protection of the vulnerable. She is definitely a key player in the industry today. Her focus ranges from the naming and shaming of corrupt brokers to the revolution of the financial workplace. She has made her mark for the past three decades and continues to be exceedingly influential.

As the global economic crisis of 2007 – 2008 set out, people worldwide received the shock of their lives as the institutions they had depended and trusted upon came crumbling down. As banks were being bailed out by the government and unemployment reaching unprecedented levels, questions that had remained unasked for a long time had to be asked.

The economic crash of 2007 – 2008 was by far the worst financial crisis ever experienced since the 1930’s Great Depression. The crash shed light on the unethical behavior that had become rampant throughout the financial sector. With every unturned stone was the revelation of fraud, underhand dealings, and falsified records. This clearly pointed out the amount of corruption in the industry.

The saga continually deepened with the revelation of falsified audit claims and destruction of key documents. The result of all this was the collapse of the Stock Market, foreclosure on homes, high rate of unemployment and loss of faith in Wall Street.

But one officer is making a stand against the rampant corruption and unethical practices that plague the financial sector. Helane Morrison, the Managing Director of Hall Capital Partners is keen on restoring order to the industry. She is also the Chief Compliance Officer at the firm. Ms. Morrison was tasked with heading U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission San Francisco Officer from 1999 to 2007.

Prior to SEC, Helane had practiced law at a San Francisco law firm from 1986 to 1996. In 1991, she was elevated to partner. Helane practice put emphasis on business litigation as well as internal corporate investigations. Before working in private practice, Ms. Morrison was a law clerk for the Supreme Court under Justice Harry A. Blackmun.

More information about Helane Morrison can be found here.

Beer Now in Short Supply in Venezuela

According to an article published via the Wall Street Journal, beer is now in short supply in Venezuela. Over 80 percent of the beer drank in the country is produced by Empresas Polar SA who closed three plants earlier in April. On April 29, 2016, it started the process to close its last plant leaving the country with less than a week’s supply of beer.

In fact according to the LatinoShowMagazine, the very survival of the privately owned company is in question since it depends on beer sales to bring in over 40 percent of its revenue. Not being able to produce beer has sent ripple effects through the shaky economy leaving shipping companies, liquor stores and others fearing the worse.
The company that also produces corn flour says that this part of their business is a money loosing proposition because of government price controls. Additionally Luque thinks, corn to make the flour is in extremely scarce supply.
Officials with the company blame the government for this latest tragedy saying that the government controls the money. Therefore, they have not been able to pay their foreign suppliers.

Basics of Visual Search Engine

What is Visual Search Engine?

Everyone is familiar with what search engines are. These are your basic search tools that many of you use everyday. For instance, one of the most popular search engines on the Internet is Google.

Basically, a search engine is a tool that you can use to look up any information that you want, as long as the information is available.  You type in the words or phrases you want to look up, press enter, and the information you wanted is on your computer screen.

Well, what if I told you there is a new way of searching? What if I told you that you can now utilize the search engine: with an image recognition?

“A Visual Search Engine is a search engine designed to search for information on the World Wide Web through the input of an image or a search engine with a visual display of the search result.”

How many times have you wanted to know the name of something(a car, for instance), but you had no tools to look up what that is or knew anyone for the answer? With visual search engine solutions, such as Slyce, you can find your answer in matter of seconds.

Slyce, the industry leading visual search engine solution, offers a way to utilize the visual search engine function. Now that people have access to cameras and Internet anywhere with the rise of smartphones, Slyce has developed a way to maximize the technology by allowing people to take a picture of an object and search the image directly on the Internet.

With Slyce, you can now just take a picture of the car on your phone and use the visual search function to look up the model of the car.

To learn more about Slyce and their technology, check out their official website here.

Slyce Makes It Easier For People To Shop Using The Universal Scanner

Slyce has created visual search tools that are going to make it very easy for people to get the help that they need, and it is going to take in all the pictures that they take of things they love. People find things they love all the time, but they often have to let them go because they do not have a picture. Now people can take pictures of things on their phones, and they will be able to get the app to tell them what they are looking at.

This is especially helpful for people who find things in the real world that they just pass by without knowing what they are. They can put a picture into the app to see if they can find where it is sold, and they will also learn basic information about the item. The information for the item is going to help people make a purchase, and the information can be saved.

There are a lot of people who are using Slyce and its apps to make sure that they can shop more easily, and all these people are pleased to know that they can find something in a second. There are a lot of people who want to be able to search for something that they have just found, and they can put the information into the app to get a result. They will find all the places where they can buy something, and they will find those things in a lot of different prices. Someone who is trying to save money can get the cheaper option, and someone who wants the exact item can get that for a fair price.

Slyce has made sure that shopping is easy, and they have made it simple with mobile apps. People can search for anything they want, and they will even find the equivalents if they need them. It is a really simple way of shopping, and it is a really basic way of making sure that everyone finds what they need. Slyce also has partners that help with the shopping, and they offer matching items that are very close to the original.

Dick DeVos Is A Multi-talented Businessman

Entrepreneur, billionaire and professional sailor Dick DeVos and his Volpe team scored two major victories at the Melges 32 Bluewater Series.  Argo and Team Hydra placed second and third respectively. DeVos attributed the win to his team’s strong tenacity and leadership from team tactician Mark Mendelblatt. “This was a tremendous win for our team. We are very fortunate to have a great group of kids.” DeVos also gave props to the other competitors, including Team Hydra, who won a share of the title after winning the 2016 Lauderdale Cup Corinthian Championship.

So proud of our team on Volpe! It’s humbling to have sailed with so many talented and formidable teams this weekend at the Melges 32 Blue Water Series. Congratulations to all who participated!

Posted by Dick DeVos on Monday, April 4, 2016

Dick DeVos knows a great deal about winning. He learned a lot from his father, Amway founder Richard DeVos. The former Amway president now spends much of his time heading the Orlando Magic NBA team, which his father acquired in 1991 until DeVos decided to found and run The Windquest Group. The DeVos family run one of the largest charitable foundations in the United States. The Michigan native is a huge supporter of education and school choice.

DeVos has given hundreds of millions to many educational initiatives in Michigan. He has also helped with the revitalization of the Grand Rapids area and awarded over 4,000 scholarships through his Education Freedom Fund. A political conservative, DeVos has helped shape many Republican agendas in his state.

He and his wife, Betsy, have been married for 35 years.

Corporate Operating Office of Madison Street Capitol Honored By M&A Advisors

The M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Award honored Madison Street Capital’s Co-Found and Chief Operating Officer Anthony Marsala as a winner. The Emerging Leaders Award recognizes achievements of successful, young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals. In response to his award, Mr. Marsala says “I am thrilled to be recognized for my accomplishments in such a competitive industry… It would not have been possible without the support of such a dedicated and exceptional team of professionals.”

M&A Advisors Emeging Leaders program expanded into the United Kingdom and Europe, putting Mr. Marsala among a global network of successful young leaders. The M&A Advisor will will host a black tie Gala in Manhattan on June 10th. A feature of the 2016 Emerging Leaders Summit, the gala will pair award winners with peers and industry leaders.

Mr. Marsala’s extensive experience over the span of a 15 year career includes M&A advisory and leveraged finance. He is also a Certified Valuator and Analyst, as recognized by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. In 2015 the NACVA made Mr. Marsala a honoree of it’s 40 Under Forty recognition program.

Business valuation, valuation for financial reporting, financial options and corporate advisory are among the services offered by MSC. Offices in North America, Asia and Africa help Madison Street Capital to be a leader in providing M&A advisory and valuation services, with a deep understanding of both domestic and international corporate governance.

MSC has represented an extensive range of public and private middle-market clients, providing the expertise of their experienced, knowledgeable associates. They have proven themselves indispensable in providing financial advisory and capital funding services for businesses in a variety of industries.

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Wen by Chaz: A One Week Experiment

Seven Days with Wen by Chaz

If you haven’t seen the advertisements for Wen Hair by Chaz Dean, then you’re one of the few. This supposed miracle hair treatment can take lifeless, dull hair and transform it into sassy locks of bounce and shine. The question is, does it really work? A blogger decided to buy from Ebay and put this product to the test over a period of seven days and see how Wen by Chaz really performs.

It Truly Does Work!

According to the writer, she could feel a positive change to her hair even while she was in the shower. She reported that the washing process felt fantastic and that, after she got her hair dried, it looked great. Wen hair also made her hair incredibly soft; which was a mixed blessing when she tried to curl it. After washing and styling each day, her hair continued to look progressively good as the week went by. You can see the pictures for yourself and read the entire story at

A Few Precautions

While the product does work to promote shine, body, and bounce to lifeless hair, it also produces a lot of oil and grease. According to the blogger, if you aren’t persistent about hair care, then you’ll end up with a slimy mess on your head. In other words, if you want Wen hair to perform, you’ll have to use it on your hair every day.

WEN Hair seems to be a fantastic option for those who struggle with thin, unmanageable, or dull; however, it definitely requires persistence and regular washing to keep hair looking great.