Relationships are not always simple. Meeting the right person can be challenging. Dating apps have made this process a little easier for many people. While apps like Tinder and Match.com thrive, a new app, Bumble is making a name for itself. Founded by Whitney Wolfe, Bumble is making a name for itself as one of the best dating apps in the world. The app takes a unique approach to helping pair people with their perfect match.
Bumble takes a unique approach compared to other dating apps. This app permits only woman to initiate conversations in the attempt to meet a partner. After 24 hours if there is no response, the conversation is deleted and the female must seek another partner. The app provides a number of other interesting features including the ability to sort and favorite conversations and send photo messages. The app even includes a Bumble BFF mode where users can find platonic friends. Bumble has received praise from most users.
Whitney Wolfe’s creation is used mostly by women. More than have of Bumble’s users are women age 18-25. Bumble has experience great success including more than seven million users as of 2016. On average users use the app for more than an hour each day. As of 2016 the app has had more than 15 million different conversations and more than 80 million matches. It currently is ranked as one of the top Lifestyle apps on the Itunes Store.
Only in her twenties, Whitney Wolfe has built quite a resume as a young entrepreneur. She is responsible for founding the first and fourth most successful dating apps of all time, Tinder and Bumble respectively. Her company Bumble is now worth more than half a billion dollars according to TIME. Wolfe’s accomplishments earned her a spot on Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech list. With so much already accomplished, Whitney Wolfe is clearly a voice that will be heard for many more years to come.
There are a lot of people who wonder about the sustainability of the environment. A lot of companies in the past have neglected to invest in this area, and this is causing a lot of customers today to be wary of this industry. Over time, Duda Melzer has done a great job of investing for the future. He saw that this trend was coming, and he wanted to make sure that RBS Group was the leader within the industry. A lot of people today are excited about all of the new technology that is coming out of his business.
Running a major oil company takes a lot more time and work than many people realize. There are a lot of people who are excited about the changes that are coming within this industry. Companies today must be willing to invest for the future, especially when it comes to developing new technology that will be able to be used for their production purposes. The great thing about technology is that it makes things easier down the road. Although there is a cost on the front end, over time it makes everything easier on people within the process. Duda Melzer saw this many years ago, and this is why he has invested so much time and money to get things done.
Duda Melzer is one of the most influential people in the entire oil industry in Brazil. He understands that he has a lot of opportunities to change things for the better. With RBS Group, he wants to make a positive impact on the world through his work. It is easy to see that Duda Melzer is already starting to accomplish that goal.
Rona Borre is an entrepreneur and destroyer of glass ceilings. The Chicago-based Instant Alliance CEO has been recognized as an Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Women Magazine. Celebrated by The Business Ledger, and the National Association of Women Business Owners, as an Influential Woman in Business, Ms. Borre was also featured by several national media outlets including CBS, CNN, CNBC, and USA Today.
Rona Borre graduated from the University of Arizona, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in business, with an emphasis on marketing. Her first experience in the Information Technology recruiting industry was with a global recruiting firm. Starting as an account manager, Ms. Borre worked her way through the sales ranks, obliterating sales goals and company benchmarks along the way. According to chicagobusiness.com, in 2001, Rona Borre founded Instant Technology LLC, in a spare bedroom of her condo. The company later evolved into Instant Alliance, an increasingly successful staffing and recruiting firm, owned and managed entirely by women. The Instant Alliance specializes in staffing solutions in the finance and technology industries.
Rona Borre is a trusted source in the staffing and recruitment industry[/caption] and frequently contributes to several publications, including Staff Digest. She is also a proud member of the Economic Club of Chicago, Young Presidents’ Organization, and the Chicago Network.
In the world of cancer research, knowledge is the key to success. Having such knowledge can help the industry expand more so in the development of treatments or possible cures. Cancer is very prevalent in today’s society and it’s deadly wrath can be felt among us all whether it being a family member, friend, or associate. Luckily there have been some great advancements in the fight against cancer and it comes in the form of Antibody Based Treatments. These innovative treatments are much more effective than traditional treatments such as Chemotherapy and patients will experience a lack of sickening side effects after the treatments are over. Cancer Research has a much better prognosis and as innovation gets better, more and more lives will be saved.
Dr. Clay Siegall whom is the President and CEO of Seattle Genetics, is doing a great job for bringing new and innovative technology to modern day medicine. Dr. Siegall has a progressive approach that has yielded great results. Scientific innovation, drug development, and rigorous research is what he and the company stands by. Having much experience in the field, Dr. Siegall has transcended Seattle Genetics to a more mainstream market rather staying private. The good doctor has a Ph.D in Genetics from George Washington University as well as a (BS) in Zoology from The University of Maryland. As you can see he is very accomplished in his own rights, but Dr. Clay Siegall’s passion isn’t about earning new accolades, but more so helping others.
Seattle Genetics is located in Bothell, Washington and it’s one of the area’s biggest job producers. With over 800 employees all ready to work; the company’s growth in revenue will likely increase the need or more hiring. Antibody Based Therapy is the future of fighting cancer and Dr. Clay Siegall is in firm control of it’s future outcome.
Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC, the ownership group headed by controlling partner Bruce Levenson, sold the National Basketball Association franchise to another ownership group headed by Tony Ressler in early 2015 according to Forbes.com. However, it seems Levenson and AHBE still have some unfinished Hawks business to attend to. They have filed a lawsuit stemming from the departure of Hawks general manager Daniel Ferry.
AHBE signed Ferry to a six year, $18 million contract in 2012. Ferry and the Hawks separated just prior to the sale of the team in 2015. AHBE settled Ferry’s contract for an undisclosed amount. Levensoon and AHBC had previously taken out insurance with New Hampshire Insurance Corporation (also known as AIG)to cover losses due to certain employment matters such as the Ferry contract.
According to the lawsuit, AIG has refused to acknowledge AHBE’s claim as of September, 2016. The lawsuit alleges breach of contract and insurance bad faith. AHBE is seeking to recover the Ferry settlement amount, a 50 percent penalty, and legal costs.
Bruce Levenson is a true American success story. Along with partner Edward Peskowitz, he started a business newsletter called Oil Express in 1977. At the start, the two worked out of Levenson’s apartment. The newsletter grew into United Communications Group. Today, it is one of the largest privately held business information firms in the world. UCG provides business data and analysis to a range of industries, including energy, mortgage banking and healthcare. Levenson’s tenure as owner of the Atlanta Hawks began in 2004. He also served on the NBA Board of Governors while he owned the team.
Levenson is also known as a philanthropist. For example, he helped found the United States Holocaust Museum. Levenson supports or has held leadership positions in a number of nonprofit organizations such as the I Have a Dream Foundation.
Raj Fernando is a successful entrepreneur, and the founder and chief executive officer of Scoutahead, a startup firm for small businesses. Scoutahead is a company designed to improve professional and corporate development and efficiency through safe and innovative communication systems. Raj supports various philanthropic activities in Chicago including the Clinton Foundation and Wounded Warriors. With his support, Clinton raised over $450,000 for his foundation. He is a board member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and PAWS Chicago. Raj commits to collaborating with various charitable organizations to better the community.
Initially, Raj was the chief executive officer of Chopper Trading, where he exercised excellent leadership skills by recruiting the best employees as the core team players. Through the trading floor at Chopper Trading, Raj maintained a hard working team of professionals through conducting a stringent recruitment process. According to Raj, Chopper Trading had to maintain a healthy client relationship for good business. In his words, Raj explains the importance of recruiting qualified workers instead of focusing on high sales by stressful employers.
Under his leadership, Chopper Trading employed over 250 workers and initiated the partnership with the LSE, CME, ICE, Cantor Fitzgerald and Nasqad. Raj collaborated with various organizations in the contribution of funds to the US Commodity Trading Futures Commission to support its mission of enhancing clear, competitive, open financial market gaps. In 2010, Raj featured as a motivational speaker in the Commission’s discussion of disruptive business practices. With his knowledge of the current market trends, Raj addressed a global audience of shareholders at Rosenblatt Global Exchange Leader Conference, an annual event for industrial leaders.
About Raj Fernando
Born in Chicago, Raj graduated from Beloit College with a bachelor degree in history and economics. Raj also attended the University College of London. While in college, Raj began his career by volunteering at the Mercantile Exchange. From 1991 to 2001, Fernando’s career path went through various positions before his way up to the Chicago Board of Trade. He is a board member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee.
Andy Wirth is one of the most notable names in the ski resort industry in America. He has almost 3 decades worth of experience in the industry. He worked his way up through the ranks to of the marketing department of the Steamboat Springs resort in Colorado on the marketing side. He eventually became the director of marketing for Steamboat.
This is a position that he held until he got one of the most high-profile jobs in the American ski resort industry. He was hired by Squaw Valley Holdings as the CEO of the Squaw Valley resort. His mission is to make Squaw Valley one of the most popular destinations in the world for skiers.
His most important charitable work may be his efforts to help the families of special forces soldiers in the military and their family. He helps raise money for them through his ironman team “Wounded Warrior Support”.
His company’s next step towards becoming a worldwide destination for skiers is the expansion that they are planning. This expansion has been met with some opposition, though. This opposition has mainly come from the League to Save Lake Tahoe led by Jesse Patterson. They say that the planned expansion will have a huge negative impact on the traffic congestion in the area.
Both sides recently met with the Placer Country Planning Commission to see if the expansion can move forward. The meeting was civil in nature and both sides had a chance to make their point.
The commission voted to give the thumbs up to the resort so that they can have an October meeting with the county executive board of directors. This will be the final meeting to decide the fate of the expansion.