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Dr. Clay Joins Mirna Therapeutics

Three years ago, Mirna Therapeutics, a biotechnology company announced that it was going to appoint Clay Siegall, the CEO and co-founder of Seattle Genetics to become a member of its board of directors. Clay Siegall will be operating as the outside director of the company.

Mirna Therapeutics is based in Texas, and it was started in 2007. The institution mostly focuses in microRNA therapeutics. The main objective of the biotechnology company is to come up with better cancer treatment. Dr. Clay has a lot of experience in cancer research, and his skills will help the institution in its plans. According to the CEO of Mirna Therapeutics, Dr. Paul Lammers, the company is very excited to have Siegall in its board. With his skills, the company is confident that they will be able to achieve their goals in advancing microRNA based therapeutics.

Dr. Clay Siegall is one of the most respected individuals in the biotechnology industry. He started Seattle Genetics back in 2008, and he serves as the CEO and president of the company. He is also the chairman in the institution’s board of directors. Under his leadership, Seattle Genetics has managed to create good antibody therapies to help individuals struggling with cancer. He is also a well -known author, and he has published over 70 works.

Before starting his company, Dr. Siegall was attending school at the University of Maryland. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. He also went to the George Washington University, and that’s where he got his PhD in Genetics. After completing his education, he was appointed to work for the National Cancer Institute and several other health institutions in the world.

Seattle Genetics has become one of the leading biotechnology companies in the world. The company has successfully developed clinical and other preclinical products. The first product from the company was introduced in the market several years ago, and it has done quite well. More drugs from the company are being developed, and before the end of the year, more drugs will be introduced by the institution. The company recently announced that it was planning to hire more professionals to help in the projects.

The Startup Business Growth Earns Mike Baur Entrepreneurial Respect

Mike Baur is currently the managing partner of the Swiss Start up Factory. He Co-Founded the company in 2014 with the goal of taking non-modern business models and creating future business opportunities for early juncture startups. It’s been a successful enterprise, and in fact, Swiss Start up Factory was named as one of the foremost well-established ICT Startup Accelerator’s in the entire Country of Switzerland.


The SSUF accelerator program helps a startup company improve their platforms, technology resources and eventually increase the business rankings within their perspective market. By enabling a financial support system, technological and mentoring support system, the SSUF program creates an opportunity for the startup to focus on the strengths of the company, and for building solutions to produce a community of customers. Once generating sustainable revenue, the startup will be more effective in positioning the business towards better growth and stability.


The key to growing a company’s resources and how they can utilize them effectively requires the company to invest within themselves as a team. Mike says that the greatest asset a company has for building its success lies within the core alliance of the team. He believes in order to have that core foundation it’s vital the startup acquire a significant diverse talent to build upon.


Mike is an adventurous business-elite. With an extremely wide-vision focused greatly on taking risks, he says that going beyond the normal industry standards will allow for greater business successes. He started as an entrepreneur at a very young age and eventually focused his attention for 20 years on the banking industry. During that time, Mike learned the skillful discipline of going beyond an outdated methodology for creating business ventures.


As a venture capitalist, Mike knows that in order to launch a true startup opportunity, it means the business needs to pivot timely before it can establish a solid product base within their market. In order to prove their business model successful, it will require dramatic changes to gain momentum and traction. With that type of mandate, Mike Baur determined it was essential to create a 3-month long program to give a startup company the creative edge to succeed. The program carries out its successful transitioning of startup companies and bridge them further into their perspective industry.


The Swiss Start up Factory’s branding for developing a business to reach beyond the standard market methodology for growth, has been its greatest contribution to the startup innovation.



A Real-Life “Robin Hood” Investing in Those in Need

Todd Lubar is as close as it gets to a real-life “Robin Hoood” (minus the frequenst acts of larceny Robin Hood used). As President of TDL GLOBAL VENTURES, LLC, Todd Lubar is able to help those in need. After years of success, this man is giving his all to give back to communities everywhere.

After graduating from Syracuse University Todd began working for Crestar Mortgage Corporation. Legacy Financial Group was his next stop, professionally (1999 – 2005). Let’s just say, he stuffed a couple million dollars in their coffers over the years. Legacy was just the start for Todd.

Todd briefly served as the Senior Vice President of Charter Funding (2005 -2007). As most of us are aware, 2007 was not a great time to be in the mortgage industry. Todd Lubar agreed and pressed on in other directions. He branched out into the night club, recycling, demolition and other industries over the past 10 years. A perfect example of “business agility”. Adapt to overcome and to overcome means you have survived.

The motto Lubar lives by is, “be better than you were yesterday”. Be a better person not only professionally, but at home as well. Todd is a father of two children. He resides with them and his wife in Bethesda, MA. Much of his work requires travel to and from the west coast. Again, Todd Lubar adapting to his situation, he often takes the family along for the ride.

Using TDL GLOBAL VENTURES, LLC Todd Lubar is busy giving back after so many years of success. TDL Global Ventures has a real-life “Robin Hood” and true captain of industry guiding their sails. He is not only an expert in one area of business. He is an expert in any business he takes part in.

InnovaCare Participates In HHS Initiative To Reform Payment Models

InnovaCare has announced its participation in the LAN’s (Learning and Action Network) mission of transitioning health care payments to alternate modes. LAN is targeting to change 30% of the United States’ health care payment methods to alternate payment modes (APMs) by end of 2016 and 50% by 2018. Being an LAN committed partner, InnovaCare Health is supporting this initiative in order to accelerate the transition of the payment modes. The company has set goals that support the reform and intends to share the progress with LAN.

Through its CEO and president, Rick Shinto, InnovaCare announced that they would participate in the data survey for their Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Plans and classify payments according to the APM Framework. Richard added that the announcement reflects InnovaCare’s deep commitment to improve the healthcare industry. Taking part in the payment modes reform enhances the firm’s mission to redefine healthcare management through provision of innovative, cost-effective and coordinated care for patients on Bloomberg. Dr. Shinto explained that through alternate payment modes, InnovaCare would strengthen patient-provider bond within its networks.

LAN was created because of the demand to align payment modes among the private, public sectors of healthcare systems in the U.S. HHS launched the initiative in March 2015, with the intent to transform the healthcare industry. The alternate payment modes are methods where patients make payments depending on the quality instead of the quantity of healthcare services received. LAN has close to 100 top-committed partners from public, private and non-profit organizations that work together to enhance the healthcare system. Penelope Kokkinides, the chief administrative officer of InnovaCare, was hopeful that working together with other LAN’s devoted partners would help the company to improve its quality of services.
About InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare is the leading provider of Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicaid. In addition, the company offers physician practice services. Through the creation of sustainable and cost-effective models that are integrated with advanced technology, the company strives to offer high quality healthcare to its clients. InnovaCare operates two main Medicare Advantage Plans in Puerto Rico; PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare. It serves close to 200,000 people through a network of over 7,500 service providers.

In addition, the firm runs two Medicaid plans in Puerto Rico’s Government Health Plan (GHP) where it offers wide benefit coverage through coordinated care modes on LinkedIn. The leadership team includes Richard Shinto, M.D. and Penelope Kokkinides. The others are Christopher Joyce, Michael Sortino, S Bjasker, Jonathan Meyers and Daniel Straus.

Highland Capital Management’s CEO Jim Dondero Thinks The Dallas Foundation Can Manage The Firm’s $3 Million Charitable Budget

Jim Dondero, the charismatic CEO of the Dallas-based investment firm Highland Capital Management is as cautious with the firm’s charitable giving budget as he is with their hedge fund partner’s investment money. That’s why Dondero teamed up with Mary Jalonick at the Dallas Foundation. The Dallas Foundation raises money for civic organizations in Dallas that need help and Highland Capital has an annual philanthropic budget of more than $3 million. In fact, the Highland Capital budget is big enough that Dondero was instrumental in the hiring of Linda Owen. Linda Owen is the former Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation CEO. Owen is familiar with Dondero’s interests and she knows the Dallas Foundation has many of the same charitable interests. Having a major hedge fund manager as a charitable giving partner will help the Dallas Foundation immensely, according to Jalonick. Dondero said he was excited about the new agreement and the addition of Linda Owen.

Hedge fund investors and managers are an elite group. Hedge funds are only available to accredited investors, so they are not offered to the average investor. For years, hedge funds avoided direct regulatory supervision, so they operated with greater flexibility than mutual funds and other investment vehicles. But when the Great Recession hit Wall Street in 2007-08, the United States, and Europe decided to pass legislation that eliminated regulatory gaps.

Some hedge fund managers have fallen into a passive state where they rely on overall market gains instead of using their investment skills to produce decent returns. Alpha management is the term James Dondero uses to describe producing extra returns from acute investment skills. Dondero and Okada spoke at the Alpha Hedge West conference in San Francisco recently, and he said the value of investing in alternative credit funds has been a winning strategy for Highland Capital Management. The Highland Global Allocation fund is a $947 million fund that is a hybrid between a hedge and mutual fund, and it is up more than 20 percent in 2016, according to Jim Dondero. That’s why Dondero decided to team up with the Dallas Foundation. More charitable money may be available in 2016, and Linda Owen will use it wisely.


A Look at Diversant LLC as a Leader in the IT Staffing Industry

Diversant LLC ranks up as one of the biggest African-American held firms in the IT staffing industry, particularly in the United States. It also serves as a Minority Owned Business Enterprises that is fully registered or certified. Consequently, this places it in a better position of comprehending the importance of diversity as well as the challenges associated with attaining it in a corporate environment.

Since its inception through the merger between Info Technologies and Diversant Inc., Diversant has consistently strived to cater to varying IT staffing needs. As such, it supplies its clients with professionals who work on direct-hire, contract-to-hire as well as temporary basis. It has made this possible by identifying, vetting and recruiting qualified IT professionals through the help of its skilled and experienced Account Managers. The Account Managers work in close collaboration with the clients to spot their particular requirements or desires.

In a bid to ensure that clients are fully satisfied with their choices, Diversant offers a guarantee for all its IT professionals. As such, the customers are allowed to assess the capabilities or performance of the desired professionals for a week. Those clients who area not pleased with the work of the preferred professional are not charged for services rendered in that week.

John Goullet’s’ reputation and expertise in the IT staffing sector has elicited extensive talks in the corporate scene. Before founding Info Technologies in 1994, Goullet held a professional career as an IT consultant whereby he served a myriad of companies including Computer Sciences Corporation, 3D Information Services, The Constell Group, TSR Consultants as well as Cap Gemini America. Joining the IT staffing industry through the inception of Info Technologies Inc., marked a significant breakthrough in his career and life, as the venture was successful.

Through Info Technologies, John Goullet assisted top Fortune 500 entities around the United States in meeting their IT requirements or needs. This was possible since Goullet held a better understanding of the IT sector as well as emerging market trends. The success of the company was depicted by its rank on Inc. Magazine’s list at the eighth position among other 500 fastest-developing privately-owned companies. Since joining Diversant, he serves as an executive head of the company whereby he serves as its Principal.


Financial Expert Brad Reifler Shares 3 Problems Investors Face

Brad Reifler is a savvy investor and smart businessman. Over the span of his 20 year career he has helped thousands of individuals secure their financial future by making smart investments.

For the bulk of his career Reifler focused on helping accredited investors, which are those who make at least $200,000 a year, or have a net worth of at least $1 million not including their home. Reifler was basically a Wall Street guy helping the rich get richer.

That is until one day he had a serious wake up call. When his father in law, who had just turned 80 at the time, asked him to invest his life savings, Reifler realized there was something seriously wrong with the way things are set up.

Here are three big problems Reifler says every small investor has to deal with:

#1 – Extremely High Fees

If there is one thing Wall Street loves, its charging small investors unbelievably high fees. Most management firms will charge fees even if their clients don’t get results. This means the brokers are getting richer while the clients are suffering.

#2 – Limited Investment Options

If you don’t make at least $200,000 year, the government doesn’t believe you are smart enough to have access to certain investment options. You are basically stuck investing in stocks that never produce the results you are after.

#3 – Your Only Option Is The Stock Market

Again, since you are considered a non accredited investor, you don’t have access to the best possible investment options. You are basically limited to the stock market which is extremely risky. One bad move and you could wipe out your entire savings.

About Brad Reifler

According to Wikipedia, Brad Reifler is the Founder and CEO of Forefront Capital, LLC. He has been a part of the world of finance since the 80’s and has built a reputation for being one of the most trust professionals in the industry.

Reilfer founded Forefront Capital, LLC as a way to level the playing field and ensure all investors, regardless of their income, have access to the best possible investment options.

Sam Tabar, The Real Deal

The legal world is notoriously difficult to make waves in very quickly. Despite it being so difficult to do anything at all in the legal industry, Sam Tabar has done quite a bit in just a few years. Tabar is widely respected as one of the greatest attorneys and capital strategists in the world. He first worked with the New York-based law firm Skadden, Arps, Slater, and Meagher & Flom LLP. Although it was and is a law firm, it was here that he really proved himself a business genius. He proved so apt at business management that he eventually moved into the all business sector.

He then moved on to work for the SPARX Group where he was Co-Head of Business Development and Managing Director. Tabar left SPARX Group to take the position of Director and the Head of Capital Strategy at The Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Tabar did exceedingly well during these years. He was successful in his entirely business career and could very well have continued a very prosperous career in this same vein. One of Tabar’s most winning points that really helped him with business clients was being a real people person. He was very well liked throughout the industry by everyone with whom he came into contact.

But Tabar decided it was time to move back into the legal sector. He reentered the legal arena via Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. Here he quickly made a big name for himself again as the firm’s Senior Associate. Tabar is currently working for FullCycle Fund. Under FullCycle Fund, he was first just an associate, but was quickly put in charge of capital strategy and business development. You can find out more details about Sam Tabar and see some of his personal pictures. on his active Instagram account.

Danilo Diaz Granados Conjured Up Imagery of Miami Luxury

Danilo Diaz Granados is building a name for himself in the Miami area. He has presented a lavish lifestyle that has given a lot of people access to the lifestyle that they only see in magazines or videos. The Dom Perignon and champagne popping events are giving him a reputation as someone that knows how to throw a party.

As with any aspect of marketing, there has to be someone that has the ability to show what they are selling in an alluring way. People have to want it. That is what Danilo has managed to do. He has made people stop and take a look at what is going on in the Miami area. Granados has become the person that has made people look at the possibilities of lavish living. He has the events in place that are going to draw the customers to the Toys for Boys boutique. This may be one of the most important parts of getting potential customers in place. When the business has a co-founder like Danilo Diaz Granados in place the business is bound to get the exposure that is needed.

Granados has a degree in economics, but he has really shown his skills in marketing. He has managed to become a person that has put a spotlight on Latino lavishness in the Miami community. It was a void that he felt the need to fill. He made his way into this business of high end art, luxury watches, high priced real estate and exotic cars. It was something that he was passionate about, and that gave him the ability to market these things with grace. He has managed to build a concrete network of friends and associates that have given luxury a name. Granados has become the connection to southern Florida luxury.  Check out Danilo’s WordPress blog to learn more about the man, and his mission.

Kyle Bass Is Covering His Greed with Faux Concern for Consumers

In an interview with Gary Kaminsky and Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business Network’s (FBN) Wall Street Week Friday, Kyle Bass predicted a Chinese market crash similar to the one the US experienced in 2008. Bass assured the interviewers that China wouldn’t have a “Lehman moment,” because the Asian market lacks the interconnection with other markets–as the US had with Europe in 2008—but the Chinese decline will end with the recapitalizing of their banking system, similar to what the US did after 2008.

Bass, Founder and Principal of Hayman Capital Management, has built a sordid reputation since 2008, when he was regarded as a financial luminary by accurately predicting the subprime mortgage crash. This came after his meeting with Bear Sterns in 2006, warning them of the impending disaster. Bass has since built a facade of concern for the consumer in the interest of lining his own pockets.

Bass has ties to Erich Spangenberg–who formed the Coalition for Affordable Drugs–is notorious for shorting pharmaceutical stock and profiting from the sale. In the process, stock prices go down, Spangenberg makes a substantial amount of money, pharmaceutical prices go up while research funding also increases, and consumers bear the brunt of this chicanery.

Bass’ concern for the consumer is just a facade for his desire to increase his bottom line. In his FBN interview, Bass alluded to his ties to Spangenberg, claiming that consumer-friendly prices of pharmaceuticals have increased in the past year. Bass expressed concern for the “divide between the haves and the have-nots,” before going on to say that the US will need to increase personal income taxes and cut corporate tax in order to compete globally.

In addition to his shady Wall Street ties, Bass is currently preoccupied with the Argentine economy, and has defended former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s risky financial moves, including the default on the country’s sovereign debt. Bass has criticized court rulings in the creditor’s favor, saying it’s immoral for creditors to demand countries like Argentina to repay their debts, likening it to a hostage situation.