5 Feb

Highland Capital Management Appoints Linda Owens As Charitable Giving Manager

In a collaborative effort, Dallas, Texas-based Highland Capital Management, and renowned philanthropist Linda Owens will explore new charitable opportunities for James Dondero’s asset management organization. Ms. Owen, acting as Highland Capital Management’s charitable distribution administrator, will work with the Dallas Foundation, that oversees the organization’s charitable distribution fund.

More than $ 3 million goes to local and regional charitable organizations involved in education, veteran’s affairs, health care, and Dallas community needs. Current beneficiaries include the Dallas Zoo, the Center for Brain Health, the American Heart Association, Uplift Education and many other worthy causes.

James Dondero, commenting on Linda Owens appointment, “As we’ve expanded our philanthropic activities, we recognized the need for a dedicated professional to manage these efforts and ensure our contributions make the greatest impact in our community and the causes we support.” He cites her experience in developing relationships with the Dallas community as her strong point. She has a strong conviction towards charitable giving and believes in its impact within the community.

According to Glass Door, James Dondero shares the same commitment towards charitable giving as Owens does. Owens believes that their commitment and vision for the future serves as a solution to the many issues confronting local non-profit groups. Owens commenting on her appointment, “It’s an incredible opportunity to work alongside someone with that kind of dedication and I look forward to helping channel it into thoughtful, giving.”

Linda Owens served as the CEO and President of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, coordinating the Klyde Warren Park development in Dallas. Prior to joining the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, Owens held the title of President and CEO of the Real Estate Council, a non-profit commercial real estate organization.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Juris Doctor degree. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Owens worked at Wald, Harkrader & Ross, as a real estate associate. The Crystal Charity Ball and the Family Place are some of the many charitable organizations Linda has worked with.

3 Feb

Doe Deere Shares Her Secrets to Success

In a recent interview that Doe Deere did, she explained how she was able to make her dreams come true, with the success of her business Lime Crime, a makeup company with flare. She also wanted to explain how other young women can make their dreams come true as well.


Doe grew up in Russia, where as a child she figured out how to make temporary tattoos. She showed them around her school and started selling them to her classmates. This was her first entrepreneurial venture. Later she moved to New York City with her parents. New York was her stomping ground as a teenager and young adult. She currently lives in Los Angeles.


As a child, her big dream was to become a musician. She met her husband while playing in the same band. She says that playing in the band helped her learn about promoting and marketing. When she met her husband, they realized that they worked very well together, so it wasn’t long before they started Lime Crime.


Doe was always attracted to bright and unusual colors. In 2008, she found it very difficult to find these colors in makeup, because the trend had been more neutral colors. This is when she started making her own makeup. She says she was surprised to find that there many other people who liked the same colors. So, Lime Crime became a real company.


Their mission is to build a new way of thinking about makeup. They sell their products via the Internet, a new concept for makeup. They provide colors that are bright and very unique to the industry. They offer makeup that allows people to truly express their mood. All their products are certified as Vegan and animal cruelty-free.


When asked what she recommended to other young women with the entrepreneurial drive, she says to simply follow your heart. Find what really interests you and tune into it. You will find a way to build it into something successful. She claims that her love of color and flare, was the driving force behind her success with Lime Crime. So, whatever your passion is, is where you will thrive.

1 Feb

Anthony Petrello’s Call For Children’s Neurological Research

Sometimes those who understand the needs of various causes do so because they have dealt with them personally. Such is the case of Anthony Petrello, Chairman and CEO of Nabors Industries and a new spokesperson for children’s neurological research. Anthony Petrello is the father of a young girl named Carena who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, a condition that’s prevented her from doing many things that other young children her age are able to do. It was very hard for Anthony and his wife Cynthia Petrello to have to have to deal with, but with their gifts to the Texas Children’s Hospital and newfound friends who have helped them in their endeavors, the Petrellos have gone all-in in their efforts to help find cures for CP.

Anthony Petrello has come a long way in his career to be where he is today. He grew up in a typical New Jersey neighborhood just outside the busy metro area of New York City and the subject he did best at in school was math. So much so that he earned acceptance to Yale University and was considering going into the field full time after getting both his bachelor’s and master’s in advanced mathematics. He had a change of heart and decided instead that financial law was his thing, so he went to Harvard where he completed his J.D.

Anthony Petrello was in the corporate legal field for 13 years when he worked as an associate and later Managing Partner at Baker & McKenzie law firm in New York. While there he primarily represented affluent clients and performed services such as underwriting, tax guidance, arbitration and other financial law matters. In 1991 he accepted a position at Nabors Industries as Chief Operating Officer and in 2011 he became Chairman and CEO after longtime leader Eugene Isenberg retired. Petrello has helped Nabors invest in drilling technologies and develop proprietary software and automated systems. Nabors currently owns one of the largest land and offshore drilling rig fleets in the world. In addition to being Chairman of Nabors, Petrello is also on the boards of Hilcorp Energy, Stewart & Stevenson LLC and the Texas Children’s Hospital.

20 Jan

Goliath meet David: Here Comes Fabletics

There are many challengers to the mighty Amazon’s 20% stronghold it now carries in the fashion e-commerce realm but one, in particular, is standing up to be noticed; Kate Hudson’s Fabletics. If you are unaware of who Kate Hudson is, she is an actress and the daughter of Academy Award winning actress Goldie Hawn and actor, comedian Bill Hudson. In three short years, Kate has turned her Fabletics into a $250 million e-commerce empire. But it’s not the fact that her business is booming, it’s the fact of HOW she got this business to go big.


First off, Fabletics is an online subscription retailer that is best known for selling women’s sportswear and accessories. Recently though, they have moved past offering only sportswear by adding swimwear and dresses to their inventory.


Fabletics relies on what the industry is labeling “reverse showrooming”. Showrooming, in general, is a term applied by the industry where people will browse for clothing in a physical store but then purchase those items at a lower price online. But Fabletics uses a membership model to take care of both offline and online shopping. It’s their membership model that allows Fabletics the ability to offer valuable personalized service as well as on-trend fashion at the price of their competitors.


Fabletics prefers to compare themselves to companies such as Apple. In that regard, they have many physical locations as well as their expanding online presence. Because of this, and the fact that Fabletics runs many events and other activities, a whopping 30-50% of the customers who walk into their stores are already members with another 25% becoming members once in the store. Fabletics is taking this amazing data and turning into more physical stores, enhancing their e-commerce presence. Of course, none of this works if Fabletics can’t provide an extremely competitive price on their products, but this is where they shine as they try to strengthen their online position.


But how does one get started with Fabletics? It’s quite simple, but unique. The interested party takes a quick “pop quiz” which allows Fabletics to create personalized outfit recommendations that fit their specific lifestyle. As Fabletics adds to these recommendations, you will have the opportunity to choose from thousands of styles or accessories based solely on your personal likes. Fabletics also gives you the choice to begin as a guest or become a VIP Member which allows you access to shop for additional savings and fun perks.


Fabletics continues to grow. It’s presence in the fashion e-commerce trade is undeniable. But where they go from here is up to you. Happy shopping!

7 Jan

Wealth Solutions and it’s Three Pillar Financial Planning Process

Richard Blair’s financial advisory services firm, Wealth Solutions, offers excellent services that ensure the growth and protection of its clients and their assets. Richard is highly qualified and experienced with several professional certifications including CES, CFS, RICP, and CAS. His Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm has served countless satisfied clients over the years.

Wealth Solution’s Financial Planning Process

Richard holds the opinion that all his clients need a solid financial plan that enables them to achieve their goals. Thus, he strives to arm the local Austin, Texas, community with excellent retirement planning and wealth management services. Richard follows a three pillar approach that discovers a client’s financial situation and their retirement needs before coming up with a customized plan.

Pillar one: It’s specifically designed to assist clients to come up with a financial roadmap. It identifies goals, risk tolerance, strengths, and growth opportunities. It’s only after understanding a client’s financial situation can one help them forge a financial plan.

Pillar two: Here, a long-term strategy is forged to meet the client’s investment needs. The strategy is tailored to a client’s investment goals and liquidity needs. Richard manages and reallocates assets to ensure maximum performance of his clients’ portfolios. He also minimizes any negative effects that their portfolios may face should the markets perform poorly.

Pillar three: Here, Richard Blair Wealth Solutions concentrates on his client’s insurance needs including life insurance, annuities, and long-term care. He ensures that his clients and their families are well cared for even after retirement.

Today, Richard Blair Wealth Solutions continues to provide objective and unbiased advice to his clients without any conflict of interest. He puts the interests of the client above his own.

Richard Blair and Wealth Solutions

Richard Blair is the owner and proprietor of Wealth Solutions, an investment advisory service firm that he founded in Austin, Texas. Richard started Wealth Solutions to serve individual clients, small business owners, and families. He wanted to leave a positive impact on the lives of all his clients. Growing up, Richard experienced, firsthand, the importance of education and the impact it had on the lives of those who pursued it.

After graduating from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Richard immediately started working in the finance industry. In 1994, he opened Wealth Solutions, an independent firm that provides objective and unbiased financial advice to clients sans any conflict of interest. Since then, Richard has increased his experience and knowledge in retirement planning.

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5 Jan

Cosmetics should Do More Than Cover Blemishes Says Lime Crime’s Doe Deere

The cosmetics industry has always traded somewhat on the issues people have with their complexion or on blemishes that can make even the most confident individual feel uncomfortable; for Lime Crime founder Doe Deere trading on the discomfort of others is not an option s she feels makeup should be a major part of the life of every person. The Lime Crime brand has developed its name based on the bold color choices and the confidence that can be gained from following one’s own style choices and personality at all times.


Doe Deere launched the cosmetics brand, Lime Crime in 2008 after struggling to find makeup that matched the vision she had for herself and the clothing line the company had begun life as. The switch to cosmetics saw the Russian born Doe Deere facing a challenge from established professionals in the cosmetics industry who believed it impossible to find success selling cosmetics Online, a belief the Lime Crime brand has shown to be incorrect.


The decisions Doe Deere makes each and every day in a bid to extend the success of her cosmetics brand are often based on her own gut feelings that she believes have developed over the course of her professional life to be as important as getting the best possible information. Understanding the mind of Doe Deere means looking to use the best i technology and business ideas in a bid to push herself and her brand to the very top of the fashion industry in a way that is cruelty free on all levels. The cosmetics created for Lime Crime are vegan and cruelty free, while the work of Doe Deere is also completed in her business relationships in a way that lifts up each individual in a bid to bring out their positive attributes.


Doe Deere has become a major figure among young entrepreneurs who are hoping to follow in the footsteps of the former singer in a rock band who has made the Online marketing of cosmetics her own niche area. Young entrepreneurs are often among those Doe Deere provides motivational talks for and hopes to inspire young women around the world to find their own voice and sense of personal style.

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4 Jan

The Remarkable Story Of Cotemar’s Growth

In Mexico, Cotemar ranks as the largest service company in the energy sector. The company has specialized in offering its services to companies such as Petroleos Mexicanos at their offshore oil and gas drilling operations. Cotemar’s history dates back to 1979. However, it has operated only in Mexico despite having close ties with many international companies.

During its inception, the company offered services in two strategic lines. It zeroed in on providing accommodation and catering services. This line of business sought to deliver food and provide accommodation to workers at offshore oil wells. It eliminated the need to transport food and personnel into the sites frequently. Secondly, the company had specialized vessels in the Campeche Bay. They provided diving, maintenance, and personnel transportation services at http://www.indeed.com.mx/cmp/Cotemar/reviews.

Three years after it was founded, Cotemar introduced additional specialized vessels to its fleet. This addition expanded the company’s capacity and enabled it to operate at multiple sites. The new vessels were designed to transport materials and personnel for various clients.

Cotemar continued to strive to improve its services and established itself as a market leader on Expansion.mx. This way, the company acquired its first rig in 1985. The introduction of this platform revolutionized how the company provided its services. The company was now able to serve more workers and provide them with more comfortable accommodation services. The rig served as an accommodation platform for many offshore working sites.

With the growing oil reserves around the world, the demand for the company’s services increased. It responded to this demand by introducing more rigs and specialized vessels on cotemar.com. In 1988, the company added 5 rigs and 3 specialized vessels simultaneously. These facilities strengthened the company ability to offer quality personnel and material transportation services. Cotemar’s catering & accommodation departments and construction & maintenance lines also gained significantly from the new rigs and vessels.

Cotemar entered the new millennium in style by introducing Hibernia in 2002. The innovative platform had improved safety, fire systems, and modern accommodation rooms. Its helipad ensured that personnel and materials could be moved in and out of the rig much faster. In the recent past, the company has contracted COSCO to construct its semi-submersible rigs. In 2012, the entity ordered the construction of two such rigs.

16 Dec

Dherbs.com Offers Amazing Products And Information


Dherbs Cleanse is an all natural, vegan solution to health, nutrition, and well-being. The Dherbs Cleanse lines of body cleanse include a full body cleanse and a blood cleanse. They are designed to remove toxins and impurities that build up in the body and cause a whole range of serious issues for people. The Dherbs.com brand believes that people should listen to their bodies and strive to be healthy and vital.


Dherbs cleanse has been featured in numerous articles and has even been seen on the Steve Harvey show. People everywhere have started to realize the potential to be healthier through using these incredible products. There are also nutritional supplements as well as an informative blog that is packed with valuable information that can be found on their home website. This company is dedicated to helping people realize their full potential when it comes to having a healthy body and mind.

If you are active on social media you can easily find their Twitter and Facebook pages. They offer informative posts such as articles intended to improve your health, recipes, and helpful information to assist in a healthy lifestyle. There are many ways to connect with the company such as their home website, Dherbs.com. By checking out Dherbs.com you will get a better idea about what the company has to offer and get access to valuable information as well as a chance to check out the products that they offer. Check them out and discover what all the recent press is about.  But make sure that you read the reviews, including from reputable websites like EarthlyBodies.org as well as TrustPilot’s in depth review.

7 Dec

David Osio and His Company Launches the Davos CAP Calculator Mobile App

David Osio is one of the most accomplished professionals in the financial and real estate development industries. He is the current CEO of the Davos Financial Group. This is a collection of independent companies licensed to deliver investment opportunities. The primary focus of Davos Financial group is to provide financial services advisory and expert asset management. The company has earned high recognition in the Latin American market as a full-service company. In the recent past, the company had its services expanded through its companies situated in regions including Miami, Florida, New York, and Panama. For more information, you can visit the company’s website.


Before founding the company, David Osio was working as the Vice President of the Banco Latino International. In 1993, he had numerous responsibilities in the company including defining market strategies, management of all corporate departments, and the management of customer acquisition. His efforts expanded his portfolio of services significantly. He studied at the University of Andres Catolica. While he was a director, his leadership abilities have developed in various ways. In 1988, he completed his bachelor’s degree in Law. Mr. David Osio is also a philanthropist when he is outside office. He has engaged in numerous campaigns and organizations that support the rights of children.


According to the recent news, Davos Real Estate Group has announced the launch of its new mobile application. This mobile app will serve as the tool to work with the company without visiting the premises for further consultation. The app allows their prospective customers estimate the amount of profit they would get if they invest in the selected real estate developments. The Davos Real Estate Group is part of the parent company Davos Financial Group that focuses on investments in Latin America. For more than 20 years of experience in the financial and investment world, the company has gained popularity as the most trusted firm for investment. According to investors, they choose the company because it offers a clear list of their investment services and your profit.


Davos Real Estate Group has launched the mobile application as a sign that there are more coming on the way.  For the preferred investment opportunities,the investment agents will extend an invitation to the office and lay out the deal.

28 Nov

Mike Baur: A True Modern Day Revolutionary

When it comes to being labelled as a revolutionary means that you have to be able to great things that are on another level from the competition. Changing the game is another way to put it, but many individuals just doesn’t have what it takes to be a true revolutionary. Have you ever heard of Mike Baur? Have you heard of The Swiss Start Up Factory? Unlike famous celebrities and athletes that world seems to idolize, most authentic revolutionaries will never become household names even though they’re providing products/services that enhances lifestyles of man-kind.


The Swiss Start Up Factory is a reflection of the 21st Century. Technology dominates the scene no matter the field or industry. Some of the most popular devices today use some of the most advance technology whether it’s phones, apps, televisions, or computers. The Swiss Start Up Factory is designed for those brilliant individuals who are looking for successful careers in this innovative industry. The program prepares individuals for entrepreneurship and the business world. With such a sophisticated structure, this program teaches people the tips, tricks, and techniques for pitching ideas to investors or to simply start a brand/company of your own. People who have active minds and are wanting to “set the world on fire” with their ideas can truly benefit from the program. Technology is a field that will never go out of style so brilliant minds of the present will be leading the way into the future.


This Swiss Entrepreneur has over 20 years of experience in the world of banking and has worked for some of the most prominent banks by the names of Sallfort and Clariden. Mr. Baur is from Fribourg, Switzerland and with his strong ambition to push himself to the limit, he and two other individuals partnered up and started the (SSUF) back in 2014. Now digitally innovative people had a place to learn, be tested, and to shared their ideas for starting businesses.  Mike Baur is transcending the tech start-up world with his ideas, beliefs, and expertise, while the Swiss Start Up Factory is developing the next wave of tech geniuses.