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Rick Smith Announced Entry of New Executive to Lead Sales Team

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In January 2016, Securus Technologies announced there were new additions to its executive team. The company specializes in providing tech solutions aimed at improving public safety, aid in investigations and monitoring activities of those locked in correction institutions. John Bell is the executive who joined the company effective December 30, 2015, to serve in the position of Senior VP of Sales. During that announcement, Securus Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer, Rick Smith said that the company had invested over half a billion dollars to purchase and develop hundreds of equipment and accessories to enhance security and safety in correctional facilities. Through that investment, the company had to restructure its sales team in order diversify their portfolio.

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John Bell’s Professional Background

John Bell is recognized for implementing programs that transform company’s performance and culture. In his 35-year career, Mr. Bell has built a foundation, which has led to exceptional growth, excellent performance, as well as developing outstanding sales leaders. The sales executive once worked at IBM, NTT Verio, Time Warner Cable, AT&T and Verizon. Mr. Bell earned his undergraduate degree from Holy Cross, and later did postgraduate at Wharton School of Business. Also, he did another postgraduate studies at Kellogg School of Management. Mr. Bell will be responsible for supervising a sales team of 100 professionals.

Mr. Bell became the new boss of the company’s Sales Vice President, Josh Conklin, but he was to retain his executive responsibilities. Both executives were to collaborate together to accomplish the excellent work Josh had initiated, and also focus on other areas to achieve the following important goals:

  • Presenting the company’s products to a larger network of customers ;
  • Reach out more customers through face to face interaction;
  • To fully utilize the company’s tech center, and presenting to hundreds of customers each year; and
  • Creating an effective training program for the sales professionals.

Securus is focusing on ensuring their clients are able to understand as many products and service the company is offering. After doing that, they will attract new clients, and old ones retained, according to CEO Rick Smith. As a result of the changing technology, Securus’ products and services keep on changing, hence the need to have a flexible and dynamic sales team that would evolve and present their products more effectively. The CEO further explained that John Bell’s excellent performance record is what was required at Securus technologies.

About Customers’ Emails and Letters

Many Securus Technologies’ customers have been sending emails to the company, appreciating their services. The customers believe that Securus has played critical role of keeping the society safe. In addition, prisoners and their loved ones are more secure compared to previous years. This is why many clients and the society appreciate services provided by Securus Technologies because they have helped to enhance security. Read more on Wikipedia.Org

Talk Fusion’s Explosive Expansion In The World Of Business Continues

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If there are two paramount things in business that cannot be done away with, they are communication and customers. Without these two things there quite literally is no business to be had. Talk Fusion is looking to bring an evolution to both communications and the way businesses function at a core level.

In a recent You Tube video from Bob Reina, Talk Fusion’s CEO, he discusses the newest things happening with the company and the recent launch of products and services. How often have you opted to read the newspaper over watching a newscast with the exact same information? Chances are, never. With this technology being able to deliver video embedded right into your emails, the choice is even more simple now. Whether you’re company is home based or a huge conglomerate, you get the best service in the business. It functions on any mobile device as well as desk and laptops, so no worries there. It’s also available in over 20 languages, with more than 1,000 templates ready made for you. Learn more at about Bob Reina.

The man at the foundation of the company is Bob Reina. He’s an ex policeman who had a strong enough background in marketing to know this idea was huge. When he presented the concept to America Online, (AOL) it was dismissed as ‘not possible.’ Reina wanted to embed a 5-10 second video to some friend’s emails to see how it might work. After his rejection, he was even more determined to make it happen without the help of AOL. Being a graduate from Florida State University, he was no slouch in the smarts department. But, to make this happen he’d enlist the help of his far tech-superior and close friend.

Together they made a working model that could embed far more than 5-10 seconds. These things were capable of holding 5-10 minutes of video information. This was great news for Reina and his partner. The way that we use emailing is changed now. If trends show to be true, this will be the default way we email soon enough. Thanks to Bob Reina and his friend.

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FreedomPop Goes Global

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FreedomPop is a Los Angeles mobile startup that has decided to expand their reach to a wider audience. The startup is going global. This major step is due to new financing that guaranteed that they would have the ability to expand to a wider audience. Now, they’ve added a new global hotspot and SIM card to their line of products that provides their customers with seamless use, according to a Freedom Pop spokes-person.

New Launch
Of course, they were able to upgrade to a plan with more options. Now, FreedomPop is offering their service to just about every major country in Europe, with plans to expand to Asia and Latin America. Currently, the global hotspot is available for less than a $100. The SIM is available for $10.

FreedomPop is excited about world domination of their mobile services. Their new financing raised a considerable amount of cash. This money will make it possible for them to expand to the far corners of the world. The financing will fund their new global launch and provide free Internet service across the world, according to co-founder Steven Sesar.

Handy Workers Can Clean Any Size Home With Ease

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Not every person has time to clean their home every week or in some cases, every day. There are some people who have children that need to be cleaned up after on a daily basis, and the more children in the home, the more likely the home is to have a mess to clean up, especially if the children are young in age. In some cases, a home can become untidy, simply because some maintenance cleaning cannot be done, such as sweeping, vacuuming, dusting and more. These types of cleaning jobs and more can be done by Handy workers, and it doesn’t matter what size the house is.

Some people fear that they have a house that’s too small or even too big for a Handy worker to manage, and this is just not true. There are several workers that can be sent out to home if necessary, especially if it’s to accommodate a large home. A single worker can go out to a small apartment to clean it, if necessary, depending on what the customer wants. Handy workers are not only great at what they do but are also professional as well. Every person that works for Handy is screened beforehand to determine if they are skilled enough to work for the company.

The fact that Handy workers are insured is something that many customers like to hear because customers will have expensive items in their home that can easily be damaged during the cleaning process. Something as simple as using the wrong chemicals to clean a delicate piece of furniture can cause damage, which is why professional cleaners are hired by Handy.

No matter what mistake or problem occurs in the home while a Handy worker is cleaning, they are insured, and the customer will be taken care of if any damage occurs. Many love the fact that they can hire Handy workers and feel comfortable knowing that the person is trustworthy, which is something that many other cleaning companies cannot promise. Handy truly cares for their customers, and customers that want cleaning services from Handy can go to the website to get started by creating an account with Handy and setting up an appointment. Download the Handy app on iTunes and Android today!

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Highland Capital Management: A Third Quarter That Brought Significant Change

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There have been changes going on at Highland Capital Management and Octa Finance analyzed their 2015 third quarter 13F to find out what is different. In the article, they saw that the fund is quickly moving sectors. While the fund was previously heavily involved in finance and health care, things are changing.

The fund used to have 40 percent of its portfolio in health care. Currently, the firm only has just over 680 million dollars in health care, or 20 percent of their portfolio. The firm also has 615 million dollars put towards both information technology and finance. This puts them both at 18 percent of the firm’s portfolio, which is a big drop from 56 percent in finance. The firm has 12 percent of its portfolio in energy, 10 percent in consumer discretionary, 8 percent in transport, 4 percent in utilities and telecommunications and 1 percent in services. The rest makes up roughly 1.4 billion dollars in the portfolio.

James Dondero is the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management. He founded the firm in 1993 and has been running it ever since. The firm has now grown to have both full time and part time staff that number more than 100. There are also 35 employees who are dedicated investment researchers and investment advisors. The firm deals with somewhere between 26 and 100 clients at a time.

Jim started out by attending the University of Virginia and getting a dual degree in accounting and finance from the highly esteemed McIntire School of Commerce. After he had graduated with high honors, Jim started as an analyst for the Morgan Guaranty training program. Jim Dondero then moved to American Express and worked first as a corporate bond analyst and then as a portfolio manager of a 1 billion dollar portfolio. In 1989, Donder was asked to join the team at a Protective Life GIC subsidiary as the Chief Investment Officer. He assisted the subsidiary in creating a value of 2 billion dollars.

Over his 30 years of experience, Jim Dondero has received certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant.

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Marcio Alaor: Netflix Extends Global Service Area

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Netflix, the market leader in streaming videos, has been making notable moves to increase its market reach in early 2016. With a spread of service to several new countries marking the start of the new year, the business enterprise now covers than two times the area covered in previous years, and other massive investments are planned. Considered as one of the biggest bets for the year, Netflix is counting on global brand loyalty by their subscribers and is investing to reach them wherever they are in the world.

The well regarded streaming video provider extended its network to over one hundred thirty international locations this years, notes Marcio Alaor, vice chairman of Banco BMG. In 2015, the carriers services were provided in sixty countries. An expansion of larger proportions has been limited due to the American authorities preventing their businesses from negotiating with international locations such as Crimea, N. Korea and Syria.

A country for which the enterprise has plans with a high quantity of consumers because of its large population, is India. In India, there are a great number individuals wherein Netflix operates and the country has a sturdy movie industry. Here Netflix will collect local talent, says Marcio Alaor of Banco BMG, and work towards the production of Bollywood style films along with movies that have traditional global appeal. Nonetheless, India is one of the international leading exponents of piracy, so it isn’t always certain what is going to be the actual profit in this marketplace.

Netflix’s in-house production projects, which include, “Orange is New Black”, “Jessica Jones” and “House of Playing Cards”, are gaining tremendous value in consumer preference, informs Marcio Alaor of Banco BMG, inspiring the company to make large investments in the year 2016, that are expected to attain 5 billion dollars, notes Marcio Alaor of Banco BMG. The corporation released its first film, “Beasts of No Country”, a movie based totally on a novel that depicts a civil war struggle.

It is projected that through 2020 the amount of subscribers will grow at a rate of 24% year to year, says Marcio Alaor of Banco BMG, and reach 150 million, says the executive of Banco BMG. The year 2016 should be a fantastic 12 months for Netflix.

Marcio Alaor is vice chairman of Banco BMG, the market leader in private loans and payroll loans in Brazil. Alaor was born within the mining city of Santo Antonio do Monte and nowadays is considered one of the best Brazilian entrepreneurs within the financial industry.

Shaygan Kheradpir as the new Coriant’s company CEO

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Formed as an independent company in 2013, Coriant stands out as one of the top network operators in the globe. Additionally, the company has well established a channel where they offer solutions to clients on issues pertaining network connections and network transport. The company has hence so far attracted many customers who have placed great trust in the services the company offers. Some of the customers include, government agencies, financial institutions, large enterprises and content providers.

Coriant Company was brought to its feet following the merge between Nokia Siemens optical network, Tellabs and Sycamore Networks. Since initiation, Coriant has helped many clients in resource utilization and management hence placing them into profit margins. The company has also assisted in creating much end-user revenue. Currently the enterprise sells software and hardware that aid in optical transmission holding the backbone network of data, voice and mobile networks.

In the current appointment of leaders at Coriant, Shaygan Kherapdir was appointed the new Chief Executive Officer. Formerly, Mr. DiPietro was the CEO and he stepped down for Shaygan following his great executive experience working in technology industries. Kheradpir has been in the telecom, technology and financial service industries for the past over two decades. Assisting Robert Leggett who is the chairman at Coriant, Mr. DiPietro became the vice-chairman.

Shaygan Kheradpir was born in London and raised in Iran. Shaygan later on moved to the United States for his education. He attended Cornell University where he graduated with a PhD, masters and bachelors in electrical engineering. Shaygan began his career at GTE Corporation after his professional qualification. Later on, GTE Corporation merged with Bell Atlantic after which Verizon e-business division was formed. Shaygan was appointed the president of the division.

Later on, Shaygan after leaving Verizon joined Barclays bank where he served as the chief operations and technology officer. Shaygan brought together his team at Barclays and together they facilitated the bank to making a step of greatness. After leaving Barclays bank, he joined Juniper networks where he also served as a Chief Executive Officer working for the improvement of the networking in the company.