Ara Chackerian Invests in Innovation Through TMS Health Solutions

TMS Health Solutions is a company that runs seven centers in the San Francisco Bay area. The centers are dedicated to the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, an innovative treatment that uses electro-magnetic waves to adjust the chemical make-up of the brain. The treatment was initially designed to fight depression, but the centers are also testing its use for other illnesses as well. Co-founder and investor Ara Chackerian believes TMS to be a future pillar of psychiatric care and is willing to support this belief with funding. As a serial investor, TMS Solutions is not the first medical start-up Chackerian has invested in. It also will not be the last.

A lot of the funding that drives the healthcare market can be traced back to the private sector. Wealthy businessmen and entrepreneurs alike invest millions into start-ups and medical treatments every year. Chackerian himself has made such investments his actual career. Under the banner of his holdings company, ASC Capital Holdings LLC, Chackerian has funded many companies such as BMS Diagnostics and PipelineRx. Chackerian is able to find success because he is passionate about healthcare and knows a lot about it. Ara even writes articles for publications like Medium on the subject. His investment in TMS was not so much on the treatment itself but on the passion of one man. Dr. Richard Bermudas who has championed the cause since the FDA approved TMS in 2006.

Ara Chackerian happened to bump into Dr. Bermudas when looking into TMS. In a recent interview, he recounted how Bermudas’s passion sold him on the concept of TMS. Dr. Bermudas, like many doctors within the medical field, was fighting cumbersome legal technicalities in his quest to promote TMS. Chackerian and his partner realized they could shave off some red tape to allow Dr. Bermudas to work more freely. As Chackerian put it they wanted to let Bermudas be a doctor. Thus, TMS was born. So far it has garnered success and merited the expansion to seven locations. It also continues to push forward the treatment itself. Ara Chackerian remains a member of the board and advocate for the treatment itself. Read more about Ara Chackerian: https://hitechchronicle.com/2018/02/ara-chackerian-explains-how-our-mental-health-state-may-largely-benefit-from-our-very-fingertips/

TJ Maloney – leading the future of Private Equity with Lincolnshire Management

Founded in 1986, and headquartered in New York City, Lincolnshire Management is a private equity firm that specializes in investing in middle-market companies. Middle-Market companies are an essential aspect to America’s economy, with an estimated 200,000 companies that account for a third of America’s private sector, driving more than 30 million jobs. According to their website, Lincolnshire Management maintains large investments across many industries, through an aggressive 85 acquisitions since their inception. At the helm of such an exciting company is TJ Maloney.

 

According to his official biography, TJ Maloney holds a BA from Boston College, and JD from Fordham Law School. TJ Maloney has served in various board positions, ranging from educational institutions such as Boston College, to financial institutions, such as the Boston College Wall Street Council. He has also given many lectures to various financial and educational institutions. TJ Maloney joined Lincolnshire Management in 1993. TJ Maloney currently serves on the investment committee, which entails active involvement in the various portfolio companies Lincolnshire Management maintains investments in.

 

Today, Lincolnshire Management maintains over one billion USD in capital. Through their many acquisitions, they have acquired deep industry exposure, with some of their acquisitions including Amports, a logistics company, Holley Performance Products, a professional auto parts distributor, and Transcraft, a flatbed trucking company. What makes Lincolnshire Management a successful Private Equity firm is their investment strategy: instead of investing in well-known large corporations, or taking a large risk with fledgling startup companies, Lincolnshire Management takes the middle ground and invests in middle-tier, established companies that have maintained a successful operation for more than a number of years. This strategy implies that, while there may be an inherant risk to an investment, a certain level of stability is achieved. In addition, a company that has established itself, yet still provides room for expansion, offers key factors for growth, and, obviously, a wider profit margin.

 

With the investment strategy of Lincolnshire Management, and their extraordinarily competent CEO TJ Maloney at the helm, Lincolnshire Management is set to become the next leader for Private Equity investment.

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Peter Briger Has Been Successful Despite The Ups And Downs In Investing

Nine years ago, based out of New York City, Peter L. Briger became the Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors with the Fortress Investment Group, and three years earlier, has held a position of being a member of the Board of Directors. His role at the Fortress Investment Group is running the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Funds, and taking lead in credit fundin, from gaining his extensive knowledge while working previously and being a partner with Goldman Sachs for 15 years. He is well educated in the fields of management, extensive credit, and private equity finance, being a member of the Goldman Sachs Global Control and Compliance Committee. The education that Peter Briger recieved attending Princeton University, and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania has prepared him to become such an expert, while having a positive impact on others, leading to their sucess.

When it comes to asset management, Peter Briger has more than 20 years of experience in the field, and has proven to be an exceptional business leader, having the Fortress Investment Group globally diversified, with over $43 billion dollars of assets, utilizing their liquid and equity market divisions. If there is a mainstream source of capital that has declined in the market, Peter Briger has been able to find innovative ways around problems in society, which was the reason for the decline, and still manages to create a decent amount of profit, while marketing correctly, selling high, and buying low. His world class investment strategies, and the team at the Fortress Investment Group is very consistent in delivering exactly what an organization is looking for, when it comes to the proper ways to invest.

In 2015, together as a group, we’re able to raise nearly $5 billion dollars for a new fund within the Fortress Investment Group. Regardless of a financial crisis, the expertise that Peter Briger brings to the table is unmatched in the financial sector, displaying the ability to make a profit with distressed assets, while banks are forced to change how they do business, having a major impact on their profit margins. Peter Briger has always been prepared for when one door closes in the investment market, and to know the next steps in achieving the goals of his group, when another door opens. Currently, Briger still remains to be one of the top players in the arena of special asset investing.

Luxury Is A Priority With Jose Auriemo and JHSF

Though JHSF Participacoes SA started as a residential real estate company in the 1970s, it has grown into a real estate juggernaut with commercial property development, the development of residential condominiums, its own construction company and a foray into luxury hotels. For a small real estate company started in 1972 by brothers Jose Auriemo Neto and Fabio Neto. Interestingly, JHSF Participacoes SA was created when a disagreement between both brothers forced the company to split.

JHSF came together when Fabio Auriemo partnered with brother Jose Roberto in a construction company and named it JHSF. And JHSJ stayed with the original Jose Auriemo Neto. Years later, JHSF Participacoes SA is now controlled by the second Jose Auriemo Neto, also known as Zeco Auriemo, and Jose Auriemo. Jose Auriemo worked his way up the company. He graduated from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) University and joined the company in 1993.

The young man who created Parkbem as a long way away from the man who expanded a million-dollar real estate company into new business ventures, including developing luxury residential properties and luxury hotels. JHSF Participacoes SA started its road to developing luxury properties by taking a risk on the Cidade Parque Jardim Project. The Cidade Parque Jardim Complex is a mix of 9 luxury residential towers with its own shopping area, the Cidade Jardim Mall. The complex includes amenities like a cinema, gym, spa, concierge and vocational as well as ballet classes in the nearby Jardim Panorama. Read More.

‘Mining the Gold’ through Direct Selling with Vijay Eswaran

Vijay Eswaran is the current Executive Chairman of the QI Group. The Malaysian businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist is one of the most successful Asian businessmen. Forbes Asia estimated his wealth at $500 million but is uncertain since the company is yet to reveal Vijay Eswaran’s stake in the international company.

QNET is one of the companies operating under the QI Group. The company is listed as a member of the Direct Selling Association of Malaysia and operates across several countries, especially Asian nations including Indonesia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. It also has operations in India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Côte d’Ivoire.

QI Group operates through representatives who link products to clients. Each representative receives compensation based on their sales and referrals volume, hence the growth of the business. The company sells several products such as jewelry, nutrition, energy products, and also has businesses in the hospitality industry.

In his younger years, Eswaran moved from Malaysia to the UK where he worked as a taxi driver to pay for his tertiary education. He graduated with a degree in socio-economics and traveled around Europe doing several odd jobs. A few years down the line, he pursued further training in binary system marketing and acquired certification from CIMA. Mr. Eswaran then topped up his education with an MBA from Southern Illinois University.

His education played a significant role in his role at Systematics, where he practiced -multi-level marketing on a part-time basis in the 1980s. However, it was not until 1998 that Vijay Eswaran considered the great potential multi-level marketing had. The Cosway group approached him, and from that point, Mr. Eswaran was on his path to international success.

Vijay Eswaran has since moved on from daily company operations to more legacy-based actions. He is a known philanthropist, author, and highly sought-after speaker. He oversees the operations of his foundations- RHYTHM and Vijayaratnam. The foundation is centered on the provision of education for disabled member so of society and in particular children. Thanks to his leadership and QI Group’s success, the Vijayaratnam foundation supports the operation of the TAARANA, a Malaysian institution that provides education for children with special needs. Charity truly begins at home.

Recent ventures include the QI City Project which is estimated at a cost $300 million a mixed development which is set to include residential, commercial, lifestyle, health, and educational facilities. At the heart of the project, is the Quest International University Perak, which has been set up in collaboration with the local government. Aside from creating an excellent living experience and completely satisfactory city, the project is also meant to invite numerous investments and add to the extensive QI Group portfolio.

Mr. Eswaran is also an ardent speaker, especially on conversations on entrepreneurship. He has participated in talks as high as the World Economic Forum and the ASEAN Leadership Forums, among others. For his unnumbered contributions to the community, Mr. Eswaran has received notable awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award and has been recognized in the Heroes of Philanthropy List by Forbes Asia.

Portland-based Entrepreneur Nitin Khanna Enjoys the Fruits of His Determination

Nitin Khanna is currently the CEO of MergerTech, a company specialised on advising on mergers and acquisitions and also provides tech consultancy services. The company has created relationships with diverse business around the globe, thanks to its diverse expertise in the above areas.

Early Life

The business magnate was born in Himachal Pradesh in India. The province is located north of India near the monstrous Himalayas Mountains. His dad worked in the military as a colonel. The rest of the family members were entrepreneurs. In his young years, Nitin Khanna worked in several businesses from motorcycle repairs factory to a cement plant. This experience proved important when he got his hands into a business enterprise.

He would later join Lawrence School, one of the best schools around. At age 17, he settled in the United States where he attended Purdue University located in West Lafayette, Indiana. He took a major in Industrial Engineering before taking a Masters in the course at the same university.

Career and Business Life

After completing his studies, Nitin Khanna did a two-year management trainee program at the International Paper. In the company, he worked at different positions. He then headed a cardboard box factory for two years before calling it quits.

Nitin was then employed at Oracle in1995 and worked for three years before joining his brother in a business venture. His brother Karan Khanna had has his MBA. Together, they started Saber Software in the year 1999. For the next decade, Karan and Nitin Khanna grew the business taking up various projects. Soon it was the largest software vendor for USA government systems. Some of the departments it has served are DMV and Child Welfare.

It was in the course of the business that the brothers decided to start another company that deals with mergers and acquisitions. This was the start of MergerTech in 2009. The company has since added an investment and advisory arm.

Mr Nitin Khanna is the head of MagerTech Advisors, the MergerTech investment arm. He is also involved in the community around him with several projects, including urban management and children welfare. Nitin also heads Cura Cannabis Solutions, a cannabis vaping products company as the CEO

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Vijay Eswaran Reveals his Secret of Business Growth

Growing a business

In a recent interview, Vijay Eswaran was asked what makes a business grow, particularly QI Group. The first rule Vijay Eswaran follows is one of duplication, especially when one realizes that you cannot do it all yourself. Vijay Eswaran believes that the manager needs to stand aside let delegated authority carry out the heavy lifting. The more interference from self the less likely things will work. Vijay Eswaran uses the saying that the manager needs to “fire self.”

Dependency Upon Government

Vijay Eswaran’ thoughts on growth in business are greatly dependent in the government taking an interest in nurturing entrepreneurship in regions where they can get involved. In other words, the government needs, on their part, to take an active interest in the needs as well as the growing wants that the business community offer. These are thoughts Vijay Eswaran expressed at the 2018 Chinese World Economic Forum, where he was asked to speak.

Difficulty in Gaining Licenses

In this talk, he gave examples from India and China. He gave an example of India, which shows a very difficult for those trying to do business in India. Vijay Eswaran says that in India they are called “licensed Raj,” which means highly dependent upon licenses. A license is needed for almost anything practical to get accomplished. The time’s licenses can be granted in India’ different regions also may vary. Vijay Eswaran is speaking from experience, since he knows that as the main leader of QI Group that launched in 30 countries he practically knows the difficulty in dealing with governments in certain areas of the world, especially when new technology is being ushered in and governments do not have the legislative structure to support the business growth.

Stepping Aside

The same example he gives to the managers who expect growth from their organization he gives an example in the economic life in China at the same 2018 Chinese World Economic Forum by saying that when new growth hit China just recently rather than standing in and controlling all the growth, China basically stepped aside and let the economic boom take a natural growth. Vijay Eswaran remarks that China has done very well when it observed entrepreneurs to take root and run with the growth that was possible and taking place before its eyes. In short, Vijay Eswaran input at the Chinese Economic Forum was significant to world leaders that were there and came from his own experience.

Duplicating Yourself

Vijay Eswaran is keen on separating the duplication of business and the duplication of self in getting a business to grow. Once the training is done and a company has set the right trained people on the right course then stepping aside is the next logical step. But, Vijay Eswaran, cautions, to get to that step fo hiring 10 strong people who will stay, you will have to go thru at least a hundred who will come, stay a while and leave; ultimately, the ten you need will stay.

Vijay Eswaran

Vijay Eswaran started QI Group in 1989 and lead the company to heights of nearly $1 billion growth in 30 years times, bringing QI Group to at least 30 different countries. IT is estimated that QI Group has more than their direct sales agent, 1.1 million other sellers of their products the world over, working thru the network marketing of QI group. Vijay Eswaran was recently named one of Asia’s most influential Philanthropist in Asia. He was only 1 of 4 in Asia to be given the title of Heroes of Philanthropy.

Maurício Mendonça Godoy Is A Brilliant Businessman

Maurício Mendonça Godoy is a skillful businessman and a titan in Brazil’s oil and natural gas industry. He is a natural leader in the oil and natural gas field because of his technical prowess and business acumen. Mr. Godoy completed a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He also holds a strong background in business thanks to his studies of business administration. Maurício Mendonça Godoy has had a long and rewarding career in the oil and natural gas industry of Brazil. One of his chief accomplishments was moving up the ranks at Setal and becoming its chief operating officer. Setal is a leading petroleum company in Brazil.

Mr. Godoy would eventually join SOG Óleo e Gás SA as CEO and later return to Setal to become its CEO as well. Today, Maurício Mendonça Godoy is the president of Estaleiros do Brasil Ltda. This is a Brazilian shipbuilding company that builds offshore oil extraction equipment and platforms that are used in the Buzios and Libra oil fields off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Mr. Godoy’s position at Estaleiros do Brasil Ltda represents a new phase and a significant challenge in his career in the oil and natural gas sector. It is a challenge that Maurício Mendonça Godoy is relishing, however. Under the leadership of Maurício Mendonça Godoy, the shipyard he is leading is thriving and garnering awards from significant clients such as Petrobras in Brazil.

In fact, Petrobras awarded Godoy’s shipyard the award of the best supplier to Petrobras in 2018. Petrobras said it awarded Godoy the award because they completed a major piece of equipment 80 days ahead of schedule. The project that Godoy helped oversee and that was completed for Petrobras was called FPSO P-74. This magnificent piece of equipment can extract up to 150,000 barrels of oil a day from the oceans. It can also compress six million cubic meters of natural gas a day. This project was completed at the São José do Norte shipyard of Estaleiros do Brasil Ltda. It represents the genius of both Mauricio Godoy and his company in terms of project management, detail engineering, construction, and integration.

Nitin Khanna’s Excellent Adventure

There might be nothing hotter than the cannabis market right now, except for the incubation-type, small investment banks. Nitin Khanna, the once-CEO of Cura Cannabis, is now the CEO of Mergertech, a Portland, Oregon-based small investment banking firm. Cannabis seems to be a hot commodity on the West Coast and the greater Pacific Northwest market, so Nitin Khanna might be a touch clairvoyant as the history books might illustrate. The Portland market, an area that is very cannabis friendly, might just be the best place to start a cannabis-based business, as Nitin Khanna did. That same Portland market, however, is not exactly a hot bed of investment banking action. Under the auspices of Mr. Khanna, this Oregonian city just might start to see some more investment banking interest.

 

Early on, growing up as a young man with an entrepreneurial spirit in India, Mr. Khanna was showing signs of having some special skills regarding startups. He spent some time around a cement company, as well as a motorcycle parts manufacturer, and he made note of what he saw and experienced. It has been said that many of his philosophies on business were born in those early days back in India as Nitin was developing his interests based on how these concerns were run.

 

It is not surprising that Mr. Khanna went to the Lawrence School in India, which has the motto “never give up,” where as a young man he continued to experience development, in both education and his evolving business philosophies. Taking all he learned in those early years in India, he eventually would create “Saber,” a tech-giant that over 10 years became a provider of state government solutions. This company that Mr. Khanna started would eventually have revenue of over $120 million, and that which he sold for over $450 million. It was the experience with mergers and acquisitions while running Saber that led him to develop “MergerTech,” the small investment banking startup he created in Oregon. Cura Cannabis, his venture that he started in Portland in the years after the Saber sale, and today that company is one of the best cannabis oil providers in the nation. Based on all of Nitin Khanna’s successes, we are likely to hear a lot more about MergerTech going forward.

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Ara Chackerian: A White Knight

Ara Chackerian is a well-known name which is due to his various ventures. He is an entrepreneur as well as an angel investor. He hails from the area of Florida and has a bachelor’s degree in the field of marketing. He is now based in the city of San Fransisco.

An angel investor can be defined as an investor who invests in different ventures which are not popular options amongst professional capital investors. The professional venture investors do not want to invest in such areas due to the fact that these are risky investments and may fail to provide anything in return. However, for angel investors such as Ara Chackerian, the main outcome is not the monetary returns, but the efforts which are made by the ventures being invested in. The main area of concern for Ara Chackerian is the healthcare companies which are at a start-up stage. Especially those companies which are venturing to revamp the system of healthcare by the means of different innovations.

Ara Chackerian believes that this is the way forward in getting humanity to the new breakthroughs. These breakthroughs can prove to be a potential saver of millions of lives. Another area of concern for Ara Chackerian is environmental issues such as deforestation and global warming. The effects of global issues such as climate change are becoming more and more obvious with every passing day and he believes that now is a high time for people from all over the world to play their role in turning around these issues. If not, humanity may end up spoiling the only place they have to live to an extent where it will not be possible to reverse the changes. He is playing his role by investing in ventures which are active for the eradication of such issues