Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) Announces Board of Advisors for Strategic Alliance with UCLA Extension



BLLA UCLA Extension Board of Advisors

Leading Hospitality Executives and Industry Suppliers Address Strategies For New Hospitality Program Designed to Address the Luxury Boutique Hotel Sector

Through this partnership, BLLA is thrilled to continue to be a leading innovator in the boutique and luxury hospitality space, promoting growth and knowledge within the industry.”

— Frances Kiradjian, CEO, BLLA

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, March 14, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — BLLA’s top executive, Frances Kiradjian, brought together leading boutique hotel brand CEOs and the industry’s top service providers to participate in advancing hospitality’s only boutique luxury-focused educational program, in conjunction with UCLA Extension. The Board of Advisors recently held their first meeting in Los Angeles to announce a new 5-day educational program for hospitality executives and professionals to launch in March 2018.

Through this partnership, BLLA will continue to be a leading innovator in the boutique and luxury hospitality space, promoting growth and knowledge within the industry. The Board of Advisors includes Co-Chairs Frances Kiradjian, Founder & CEO of BLLA, and Van Anderson, Director of Corporate Education & Custom Programs – UCLA Extension. Other members include:
• Bruce Baltin, Partner – CBRE Hotels
• Brian De Lowe, President & Co-Founder – Proper Hospitality & The Kor Group
• Mark Harmon, CEO – Auberge Resorts
• Tom Ito, Hospitality Practice Area Leader & Principal – Gensler
• Kim Kessler, Founder, KIPR
• Carlos Lopes, CEO – KARAS Hotels
• Jay B. Newman, COO – Athens Group
• Offer Nissenbaum, Managing Director, Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills
• Shane O’Flaherty, National Director of Hospitality & Travel – Microsoft
• Edie Rodriguez, CEO – Crystal Cruises
• Roger L. Torneden, Ph.D., CFP®, Director of Business, Management and Legal Programs, UCLA Extension

UCLA Extension and BLLA are also working towards an advanced curriculum for a more expanded educational program which the pair plans to offer beginning with a hybrid introductory course in the fall. These courses will address current training needs in this multi-billion dollar industry.

The innovative and flexible programs planned incorporate up-to-the-minute research, emerging trends and new paradigms to give participants the most current picture possible of the upscale, independent boutique hotel industry.

The curriculum, developed by BLLA and the new Board of Advisors and taught by leading industry experts, will address the real-world complexities and dynamic trends that hotel executives face now and in the future. Topics may include:

• Emerging business models that are shaping today’s luxury hotel industry for tomorrow
• Synergizing sales, marketing and public relations efforts for maximum results
• Navigating the needs of hotel owners, managers and shareholders in a sharing economy world
• Implementing green business practices to save $ and save the planet
• Embracing the multitude of new technologies being introduced daily
• Enhancing guest facing services and interfacing on-site services with experiential travel
• Managing your career as a leader in the hotel industry

Meet with BLLA executives about this new educational program at their events; the next one coming up is the Boutique Hotel Investment Conference on June 7th at The Times Center in New York. www.BLLAnewyork.com

About UCLA Extension
UCLA Extension is the continuing education division of the University of California at Los Angeles. UCLA Extension offers evening, weekend, and online courses, customized on-site programs and certificates for professionals in business, management, engineering, information systems, entertainment studies, public policy, public health, the humanities and many other fields. Find out more at www.uclaextension.edu.

About The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA)
The world’s most innovative and progressive organization dedicated to the luxury independent boutique lodging and lifestyle industries. The association connects the world’s most dynamic executives with cutting edge business and operational insight. BLLA’s membership benefits allow access to the world’s leading minds in the space through events, research and education. Our mission is to provide leadership and opportunities for global recognition and connections to the world’s best hotels, vendors and manufacturers. All resulting in strategic interactions and access to information that helps people and organizations thrive. www.blla.org

Frances Kiradjian
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Bernard Bonner Reveals the Secret Formula to Boost Credit Scores that Creditors Don't Want You to Know

Oscar Winner Viola Davis, with daughter Genesis, was blown away about Credit Accelerator.

L.A. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers and Credit Accelerator CEO Bernard Bonner agree after scoring a winning basketball game, achieving and maintaining a high credit score is top priority.

Grammy-Winner Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, is the most sought after music producer. A top credit score is just as important as 892 millions plays of his track “Lean On.”

Comic/Actor Stephen Kramer Glickman (Storks) knows a poor credit score is no laughing matter.

Credit Accelerator is an innovative, easy and effective approach to improving credit.

Credit Accelerator CEO Bernard Bonner – the Business Consultant to the Stars – is on a Mission to Empower People with the Knowledge to Achieve Financial Freedom

Credit Accelerator is a revolutionary, state of the art, program that transforms your credit – from the privacy of your home.”

— Bernard Bonner, Credit Accelerator CEO

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, March 12, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Negative credit is an epidemic in the United States. According to the Fair Isaac Co. (FICO), only 1 in 9 Americans have a score of 800 or higher, and only 1% have a score of 850, which is a perfect score.

"The most important number for financial freedom is the credit score and most people have no idea how it is calculated or how to achieve and maintain a high FICO score," said Credit Accelerator CEO Bernard Bonner. "As a business analyst and consultant with more than 30 years of experience, I have first-hand knowledge of how even the wealthy struggles with saving money and are faced with debt that affects their ability to pay and their credit score suffers."

The three top factors for financial struggles are: location, lack of savings, and social media posts. If you live in Alaska, Hawaii, California, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Nevada, Florida, New Jersey or Rhode Island, you are most likely living paycheck to paycheck. In a study conducted by GoBankingRates, the cost of living (housing, transportation and food) in these 10 states will stretch your budget so thin, which leaves very little at the end of the month for savings.

Nearly 70% of people living in America have less than $1,000 in their savings account. Living beyond your means is typically the culprit for zero savings or less than the recommended amount of money needed to cover three to six months’ worth of expenses. Social media poses a "keeping up with the Jones," syndrome especially among millennials. Posts by friends and family taking trips, buying trendy fashion, attending high-profile events, and dining out, puts pressure on cash-strapped people to spend money and live beyond their means.

"More money going out then coming in and ignoring the bills that come later creates a vicious cycle of debt and the bad credit hole gets deeper," said Bonner who teamed up with Credit Accelerator to take the company nationally. "The good news is that turning negative credit into a positive outcome is possible and affordable with Credit Accelerator."

Bonner and his team have been successfully working with Hollywood influencers and business executives to help them achieve and secure their financial freedom. "While not everyone is on the brink of bankruptcy, influencers and tastemakers are savvy enough to know that high credit scores opens doors for better interest rates, larger loan approvals, lines of credit, and revolving credit," he said.

During award season, Bonner presented free access to Credit Accelerator for A-list celebrities to experience the innovative program, which included: Oscar Winner Viola Davis (Fences); Actor Russell Hornsby (Oscar nominated Fences); Actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Oscar nominated Kubo and the Two Strings); Oscar Nominated Producer Julie Goldman and Director Roger Ross Williams (Oscar Nominated Life, Animated); Actor Menik Gooneratne (Oscar nominated Lion); Actor Aldis Hodge (Oscar nominated Hidden Figures); Actor Richard Kind (Oscar Winner Inside Out); Grammy Winner Diplo; Actor Anthony Anderson (Black-ish); Music Producer Randy Jackson (original judge for American Idol); Karina Smirnoff (Dancing with the Stars); Producer Howard Barish (Oscar nominated 13th); and more.

Empowering celebrities and business owners through business analysis and consulting combined with the negotiation power that comes with good credit earned Bonner their trust and the title, "Business Consultant to the Stars." Bonner's company Business Development International (BDI) empowers the world’s small to medium-size business owners and their employees with the “know-how” using tools, training, procedures and motivation proven to provide growth and prosperity.

"Bernard Bonner is a no nonsense analyst but smart and always fair," said Actress and Business Owner Kirstie Alley. "In four months, we cut $90,000 from our monthly expenses and had the highest sales we've had in 6 months prior. My business is now expanding at a rapid rate."

Bonner has taken his vast experiences and applied his BDI formula of results-driven success to Credit Accelerator. "The software is the tool to unlock the secret to financial freedom to all walks of life," said Bonner. "For decades, there have been credit repair and credit “fixing” companies, but they all charge ridiculous fees and produce shoddy results. Credit Accelerator is not only the most cost effective, but has been certified as the most effective way to boost your credit."

When it comes to improving credit, no one does it better than Credit Accelerator. You might wonder if it's credit repair, fixing or building. The answer is that it just works. Accelerating your credit is new. It's a two-prong approach of removing negatives while at the same time boosting the positives by using the letter of the law as defined by the Federal Credit Reporting Act. "Every step of the Credit Accelerated program is in full compliance with this law," said Bonner.

Credit Accelerator, the secret to attaining a financial peace of mind, is now available to the public. Creditors make millions of dollars from people who don't pay on time or in full every month. "Credit Accelerator is a game changer. It's revolutionary, state of the art, program to transform your credit, removing negative items while boosting the effect of positive accounts – quickly, easily, and from the privacy of your home," said Bonner. "Our goal is to show you how to position your financial future first."

To interview Bernard Bonner about Credit Accelerator, contact Raffles van Exel of Raffles Entertainment at 310-925-8448 or raffles@rafflesentertainment.com.

About Bernard Bonner:

Bernard Bonner, the CEO of Business Development International (BDI) and with more than 30 years of experience in the fields of executive and management consulting in the construction, retail, manufacturing and transportation industries, is considered an business consultant expert. BDI is a group of highly trained and diverse set of executives, consultants and staff with one purpose: To empower the world’s small to medium-size business owners and their employees with the “know-how” using tools, training, procedures and motivation proven to provide growth and prosperity.

Bonner attended Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas and studied marketing. After college, he played on the professional tennis circuit and was sponsored by Evander Holyfield, the former heavyweight champion of the world. After playing tennis for several years, in 1997, Mr. Bonner joined International Profit Associates (IPA) and became the company's top business analysis. He was responsible for conducting comprehensive and objective third party analyses which identified a company's strengths and weaknesses and what could be done to improve them. In November 2003, Mr. Bonner left IPA to work with different businesses as a consultant so he could learn exactly how to implement the theory learned as an analyst and apply it to everyday businesses to produce positive results. In September 2007, after 4 years and 7000 hours of practical application and getting many businesses to function at a very high level, he established BDI to help businesses, executives, politicians and celebrities worldwide. Mr. Bonner is known as the "Business Consultant to the Stars."

About Credit Accelerator:

Credit Accelerator is the fastest way to boost your credit score and get ahead in life. It is the most powerful method available for improving your credit, developed by a team of the world’s leading experts in credit. Credit Accelerator is a revolutionary software product that allows you to remove negative items from your credit while boosting the effect of your positive accounts. Both quick and easy to use, Credit Accelerator will help you get lower interest rates, be approved for loans and get ahead in life! So, if you want to lower your monthly car payments, qualify for a home loan, qualify for lower payments on insurance, credit card interest – and dozens of other credit affected areas of your life – Credit Accelerator offers the most sophisticated and effective method available today – all in an easy to use, guided software product. You don’t have to be a credit expert to get expert results. Credit Accelerator helps you every step along the way.

Raffles van Exel, President
Raffles Entertainment
310-925-8448
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Global Online Accounting Software Market 2017 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast To 2022

focuses on top players in these regions/countries, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player in these regions

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, March 14, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Online Accounting Software Industry

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This report studies sales (consumption) of Online Accounting Software in Global market, especially in United States, China, Europe and Japan, focuses on top players in these regions/countries, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player in these regions, covering

Intuit
Sage
SAP
Oracle(NetSuite)
Microsoft
Infor
Epicor
Workday
Unit4
Xero
Yonyou
Kingdee
Acclivity
FreshBooks
Intacct
Assit cornerstone
Aplicor
Red wing

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Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Regions, with sales (consumption), revenue, market share and growth rate of Online Accounting Software in these regions, from 2011 to 2021 (forecast), like

United States
China
Europe
Japan
Southeast Asia
India

Split by product Types, with sales, revenue, price and gross margin, market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into
C/S(Client/Server)
B/S(Browser/Server)

Split by applications, this report focuses on sales, market share and growth rate of Online Accounting Software in each application, can be divided into
Manufacturing
Services
Retail

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Global Online Accounting Software Sales Market Report 2017
1 Online Accounting Software Overview
1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Online Accounting Software
1.2 Classification of Online Accounting Software
1.2.1 C/S(Client/Server)
1.2.2 B/S(Browser/Server)
1.3 Application of Online Accounting Software
1.3.1 Manufacturing
1.3.2 Services
1.3.3 Retail
1.4 Online Accounting Software Market by Regions
1.4.1 United States Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.2 China Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.3 Europe Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.4 Japan Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.5 Southeast Asia Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.6 India Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.5 Global Market Size (Value and Volume) of Online Accounting Software (2012-2022)
1.5.1 Global Online Accounting Software Sales and Growth Rate (2012-2022)
1.5.2 Global Online Accounting Software Revenue and Growth Rate (2012-2022)

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9 Global Online Accounting Software Manufacturers Analysis
9.1 Intuit
9.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors
9.1.2 Online Accounting Software Product Type, Application and Specification
9.1.2.1 Product A
9.1.2.2 Product B
9.1.3 Intuit Online Accounting Software Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
9.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview
9.2 Sage
9.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors
9.2.2 Online Accounting Software Product Type, Application and Specification
9.2.2.1 Product A
9.2.2.2 Product B
9.2.3 Sage Online Accounting Software Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
9.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview
9.3 SAP
9.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors
9.3.2 Online Accounting Software Product Type, Application and Specification
9.3.2.1 Product A
9.3.2.2 Product B
9.3.3 SAP Online Accounting Software Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
9.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview
9.4 Oracle(NetSuite)
9.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors
9.4.2 Online Accounting Software Product Type, Application and Specification
9.4.2.1 Product A
9.4.2.2 Product B
9.4.3 Oracle(NetSuite) Online Accounting Software Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
9.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview
9.5 Microsoft
9.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors
9.5.2 Online Accounting Software Product Type, Application and Specification
9.5.2.1 Product A
9.5.2.2 Product B
9.5.3 Microsoft Online Accounting Software Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
9.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview
9.6 Infor
9.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors
9.6.2 Online Accounting Software Product Type, Application and Specification
9.6.2.1 Product A
9.6.2.2 Product B
9.6.3 Infor Online Accounting Software Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
9.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview
9.7 Epicor
9.7.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors
9.7.2 Online Accounting Software Product Type, Application and Specification
9.7.2.1 Product A
9.7.2.2 Product B
9.7.3 Epicor Online Accounting Software Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
9.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview
9.8 Workday
9.8.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors
9.8.2 Online Accounting Software Product Type, Application and Specification
9.8.2.1 Product A
9.8.2.2 Product B
9.8.3 Workday Online Accounting Software Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
9.8.4 Main Business/Business Overview
9.9 Unit4
9.9.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors
9.9.2 Online Accounting Software Product Type, Application and Specification
9.9.2.1 Product A
9.9.2.2 Product B
9.9.3 Unit4 Online Accounting Software Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
9.9.4 Main Business/Business Overview
9.10 Xero
9.10.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors
9.10.2 Online Accounting Software Product Type, Application and Specification
9.10.2.1 Product A
9.10.2.2 Product B
9.10.3 Xero Online Accounting Software Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
9.10.4 Main Business/Business Overview
9.11 Yonyou
9.12 Kingdee
9.13 Acclivity
9.14 FreshBooks
9.15 Intacct
9.16 Assit cornerstone
9.17 Aplicor
9.18 Red wing

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PyroGenesis Canada – Recieves All Components to Commence Production

Provides Update on Production System Assembly; All Components Received
On Schedule for Q1-2017 Completion & Production

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, March 14, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PYR) (OTCQB:PYRNF), a high tech company (the "Company" or "PyroGenesis") that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma based systems and plasma torch products, is pleased to announce today that it has received all equipment, parts and components for its powder production system (the "System"), and that the System is well into the assembly phase.

PyroGenesis' System uses Plasma Atomization to make very pure, small, uniform, fully dense, spherical metal powders that flow like water, and which are highly sought after in the Additive Manufacturing industry.

PyroGenesis is the inventor of Plasma Atomization. The Company first began producing powders using this technology for the Biomedical industry, between 2001-2004. In 2015, PyroGenesis invested approximately $2MM in improving both the production rate and particle size distribution, which not only lead to a patent pending, but also to PyroGenesis' decision to re-enter the market and produce powders for the Additive Manufacturing industry. The System being built today is the first of many PyroGenesis expects to make to address this increasing need for metal powders in the Additive Manufacturing industry.(1)

(1) Wohlers Report 2016 (ISBN 978-0-9913332-2-6)

We also confirm today that the first powder run is still on schedule for the end of Q1, and that the ramp up is projected, as previously announced on January 23, 2017, to take place linearly, over the ensuing four (4) months.

Figure 1 – Plasma Atomization System Assembled: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/plasma_atomization_system.jpg

"So far there have not been any unforeseen challenges during the assembly phase, and we don't expect any during the start-up or ramp up phases", said Mr. P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. "What is noteworthy however, is the amount of interest we are receiving for the supply of our powders from potential customers and investors; the volume of interest from potential customers has taken us all by surprise."

Additionally, and as previously announced, powders produced during the ramp-up phase will be available for sale. The initial focus will be on producing pure Titanium (CP Ti) and Ti-6Al-4V powders however PyroGenesis has also received interest for other metal powders and expects to attend to this as well.

"There are many factors which set us apart from all other powder producers," said Mr. Pascali. "For one, the fact that PyroGenesis is the inventor of Plasma Atomization, and has one of the largest concentrations of plasma expertise under one roof, has enabled the Company to not only improve the process significantly, but allow it to continuously improve and thereby enable Additive Manufacturing. Let us not forget that PyroGenesis has produced Titanium powders in the past, and is not new to this prospect. Add to this the fact that there is serious consolidation taking place in the industry which is exasperating an already serious lack of powder suppliers, particulary of the characteristics we supply, all bodes well for PyroGenesis' strategy to supply unique powders to the Additive Manufacturing industry. In short, we remain confident, and recent events have only made us more optimistic than ever before, that PyroGenesis will quickly become one of the leading metallic powder suppliers to the Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) industry."

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes. PyroGenesis provides engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, additive manufacturing (3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Its core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Its operations are ISO 9001:2008 certified, and have been ISO certified since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian company on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace (Ticker Symbol: PYRNF). For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com

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Brett Hickey Announces Former Washington State Treasurer & Chairman of Investment Board Joins Star Mountain

Mr. McIntire, former Washington State Treasurer & Chairman of the Washington State Investment Board, joins Star Mountain as a Senior Advisor

Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to help us educate public pensions and other large institutional investors on the merits and opportunities in the U.S. lower middle-market”

— Brett Hickey

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, March 13, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Star Mountain Capital, LLC ("Star Mountain"), a specialized alternative asset manager focused exclusively on the U.S. lower middle-market (generally companies with between $10 million and $150 million in annual revenues), is pleased to announce that James “Jim” McIntire has joined as a Senior Advisor.

James McIntire has had a distinguished forty-year career in government policy and finance. Most recently, Mr. McIntire served two terms as Washington State Treasurer from 2009 to 2017. As Treasurer, Mr. McIntire was responsible for $400 billion of transactions per year, a $21 billion debt portfolio, investments of $18 billion of assets and public deposits of $6 billion. Mr. McIntire is also the immediate past President of the National Association of State Treasurers.

Mr. McIntire served three terms as Chairman of the $110 billion Washington State Investment Board. The Washington State Investment Board manages investments for 17 retirement plans for public employees, teachers, school employees, law enforcement officers, fire fighters and judges and has nearly $20 billion allocated to private equity investments.

Mr. McIntire is the former Director of the Fiscal Policy Center at the University of Washington and served on the faculty of the University’s School of Public Policy and Governance for 25 years. Mr. McIntire also served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1998 to 2009. He began his career working in the U.S. Senate for Hubert Humphrey (the 38th Vice President of the United States) and served as a policy advisor to congressional committee chairmen and Washington governors. Mr. McIntire holds a BA in Urban and Regional Affairs from Macalester College, an MA in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington.

“Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to help us educate public pensions and other large institutional investors on the merits and opportunities in the U.S. lower middle-market where many high quality businesses are seeking growth capital,” said Brett Hickey, Star Mountain’s Founder & CEO. “We are honored to have Jim help us continue to build a leading asset manager and bridge the gap for investors to access the lower middle-market in a high quality, scalable and fee-efficient manner.”

“It is a pleasure to join Star Mountain which serves a double bottom-line purpose of creating attractive risk-adjusted and absolute returns while also being a value-added investor to growing U.S. small and medium-sized businesses, helping create and sustain high quality jobs in America,” said James McIntire. “Star Mountain has built a distinctive platform providing large institutional investors with the scale, quality and governance requirements to invest in an attractive marketplace that is generally very challenging to properly access.”

ABOUT STAR MOUNTAIN
Investing in the Growth Engine of America ® – Star Mountain Capital is a thought leader and specialized lower middle-market asset management firm. It has a differentiated business model and “Collaborative Ecosystem” including its three-channel approach to investing into small and medium-sized businesses via Direct Investments, Strategic Primary Fund Investments and Secondary Fund Investments.

Star Mountain Charitable Foundation is a New York not-for-profit 501(c)3 focusing on improving lives through Economic Development (including job creation, education and internships) and Health & Wellness (including cancer research).

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Digital Fuel Taps Nick Boswell to Lead Federal Government Sales Growth

Digital Fuel Services

Digital Fuel has hired Nick Boswell to head up Federal Government sales efforts. Nick will help Digital Fuel set the channel and direct strategy.

Federal agencies spend billions of dollars on IT each year. We help agencies organize their IT assets and services and provide the clarity that financial and technology leaders need. ”

— Nick Boswell

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, March 13, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Digital Fuel SV, LLC (“Digital Fuel”) has hired senior sales executive Nick Boswell to head up the firm’s Federal Government sales efforts. Nick will be responsible for helping Digital Fuel set the channel and direct strategy for the Federal practice.

“Federal Government requires an IT Business Management (ITBM) solution that provides high levels of financial transparency and also meets their application security needs,” said Nick. “This is critical for financial and security compliance.”

While other ITBM solutions use a “black box” approach where allocations, logic and data transformations are hidden or completely de-centralized, Digital Fuel leads with its transparent use of obvious and centralized cost allocations, logic and data transformations. The high levels of transparency provided allow the Federal Government to meet and exceed financial compliance requirements.

With the only full-featured on-premise ITBM solution offered today, Digital Fuel is uniquely qualified to meet the security needs of the Federal Government. The on-premise solution allows the Federal Government to confidently manage security compliance within their trusted datacenters.

These features and more have allowed Digital Fuel to serve as a trusted ITBM advisor and partner to the Federal Government for many years.

“Federal agencies spend billions of dollars on IT each year. We help agencies organize their IT assets and services and provide the clarity that financial and technology leaders need to easily understand exactly where their money is going, while optimizing the efficiency of each dollar they spend on IT. We invite all agencies to review our whitepapers and case studies and contact us to get started,” said Nick. “As we grow in Federal Government we are looking for partners. We encourage groups with an interest in becoming partners to reach out to us.”

Nick brings over 15 years of experience in the technology industry to Digital Fuel. Nick was most recently VP of Sales at Expert Choice, a SaaS company focused on collaborative decision making and resource allocation of project portfolios (R&D, Capital Asset, and IT Portfolios). Nick began his career at Bindview Corporation and holds an MBA from Darden at the University of Virginia.

“We are pleased to add Nick Boswell to head up the Federal Sales division at Digital Fuel,” said Rick Bigelow, Digital Fuel COO and General Manager. “Nick brings a deep understanding of the Federal marketplace and is a proven leader in setting up partnerships in the space.”

To find out more about Digital Fuel’s Federal Government solutions, visit our dedicated Federal Government page on our website.

About Digital Fuel SV, LLC
Digital Fuel is an IT Business management (ITBM) tool that provides transparency and control over the costs of cloud environments and quality of IT services. Its suite of products allows businesses to optimize costs and sourcing across internal virtual infrastructure/private cloud and public cloud. Infrastructure teams use Digital Fuel to understand the costs of supplying private and public cloud environments, while CIOs and IT executives can understand the costs of supplying IT services.
For additional information, please contact Public Relations at Digital Fuel at (925) 997-2557 or via email at PR@digitalfuel.com .
Stay connected with Digital Fuel by following our LinkedIn Account at https://www.linkedin.com/company/digital-fuel

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Digital Fuel
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Globalsat Group and Sky and Space Global signed a MoU towards testing and offering satellite service in Latin America

Globalsat Group, the leading provider of mobile satellite services in the Americas and Sky and Space Global (AXS:SAS) have announced a MoU

We are excited to take part in early testing and welcome the opportunity to explore commercial arrangements with Sky and Space Global, an innovative company with a leading edge nano-satellite offering”

— J. Alberto Palacios

DAVIE, FL, USA, March 13, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Globalsat Group, the leading provider of mobile satellite services in the Americas and Sky and Space Global (AXS:SAS), the UK aerospace company which plans to launch a constellation of narrow-band communication nano-satellites, have announced a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding).

Under the agreement, Globalsat Group will take part in early trials of the Sky and Space Global satellite system. The non-binding deal also involves working towards establishing a commercial agreement for providing services to end-users across Globalsat Groups' multi country footprint.

The MOU represents Sky and Space Global’s first entry into the large equatorial Latin American market as well as providing strong customer validation from a leading American satellite communications provider.

Key Points:

• Memorandum of Understanding signed between Globalsat Group and Sky and Space Global to explore provision of narrow-band communication services.

• Globalsat Group is an American consortium that provides Mobile Satellite Services, with a strong local presence across the Americas.

• MOU represents Sky and Space Global’s first entry into the large equatorial Latin American market.

• Provides further strong customer validation from a leading regional communications provider.

• Globalsat Group sees potential in the Sky and Space Global system as a way to expand M2M / IoT beyond current use of satellite technology.

Globalsat Group CEO, Mr. J. Alberto Palacios said: “We are excited to take part in early testing and welcome the opportunity to explore commercial arrangements with Sky and Space Global, an innovative company with a leading edge nano-satellite offering that has the potential to bring affordable communications coverage to countries where we have local presence. Sky and Space Global’s technology could be transformative for satellite M2M/IoT by lowering costs of network operations and terminal equipment. It can therefore allow services to be offered where other systems are currently not cost-effective.”

The core Sky and Space Global business is to construct a communications infrastructure based on nano-satellite technology and develop the highly complex and sophisticated software systems that will deploy, maintain orbit control and handle communication between each of the nano-satellites to provide global coverage.  

Mr. Meir Moalem, Sky and Space Global CEO, adds: “We look forward to working together and collaborating with Globalsat with a view to establishing a commercial agreement to provide Sky and Space Global’s narrow-band satellite communication services to end-users across the Americas. Being able to collaborate with an industry leader such as Globalsat at this early stage puts us ahead of the curve for building commercial relationships.”  

Sky and Space Global is set to launch its innovative “3 Diamonds” nano-satellites aboard the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in Q2 2017. Following the successful demonstration of the “3 Diamonds”, the Company intends to launch an equatorial constellation of up to 200 nano-satellites from mid-2018.

About Globalsat Group LLC

Globalsat Group is an American consortium founded in 1999 which provides mobile satellite services (MSS) through local presence in the United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico, as well as distributors in the region’s most important cities. Delivered solutions span all MSS service areas including land, sea and air, serving satellite data and voice for thousands of customers in sectors such as Defense, Government, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Mining, Banking, Media, Agriculture, NGOs and Tourism.

The group received the “2016 Latin America Satellite Communications Company of the Year” award from the highly recognized international consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. Globalsat Group was also named "2016 Company to Watch" in the category Emergency Response Mobility Satcom Innovation by the Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA). For more information please visit http://www.globalsatgroup.com/ .

About Sky and Space Global Ltd

World Experts and Highly Disruptive Business Plan
Sky and Space Global Ltd owns 100% of Sky and Space Global (UK) Limited, a UK incorporated company with European and Israeli centres of Aerospace, Satellite and Software Industry Experts, plans to deploy nano-satellites constellations in orbit to provide global communication infrastructure and services to the telecommunications and international transport industries. The Company is currently fully funded beyond the Q2 2017 launch of its “3 Diamonds” pilot network with the Indian Space Research Organization, following the completion of the Company’s recent capital raising.
The core Sky and Space Global business is to construct a communications infrastructure based on nano-satellite technology and develop the highly complex and sophisticated software systems that will deploy, maintain orbit control and handle communication code between each of the nano-satellites to give a global coverage.
Sky and Space Global aims to provide low cost, nano-satellite communication coverage on an anywhere to everywhere base with relatively low maintenance costs. Due to the experience and expertise of the founders in the aerospace industry, the business will be able to develop with inherent upgrading capabilities within short intervals, utilising their unique IP-nanosat software protocols.

Silvina Graziadio
Globalsat Group LLC
+1 (561) 419 9856
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Simulation of SSG constellation of 200 satellites that will gives narrowband service for the equatorial region all the way to latitude 15 (north and south).


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Gilles Herard Jr of Capital Corp Merchant Banking Receives 2017 Best of Orlando Award

Gilles Herard Jr of Capital Corp Awarded as Internatioanl Financial Consultant

Gilles Herard Jr of Capital Corp Awarded as 2017 Best of Orlando

Gilles Herard Jr of Capital Corp was awarded the 2017 Best of Orlando Award in the International Financial Consultant category by the Orlando Award Program.

This year marks the 5th consecutive year that Mr Herard of Capital Corp Merchant Banking has won this award, thus inducting him into Orlando's Business Hall of Fame.”

— Orlando Award Program

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 13, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Each year, the Orlando Award Program identifies companies that it believes have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Orlando area a great place to live, work and play. This year marks the 5th consecutive year that Mr Herard of Capital Corp Merchant Banking has won this award, thus inducting him into Orlando's Business Hall of Fame. He previously won this award twice as well, in 2009 and 2010.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Orlando Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Orlando Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Capital Corp Merchant Banking

Capital Corp Merchant Banking offers quality Merchant Banking services for a variety of projects worldwide. Capital Corp Merchant Banking is solution-oriented and known for being the most flexible Funding Source on the Market in creating handcrafted investment structures to meet the needs of the different constituent groups in each individual transaction, including general project funding, equity funding, debt restructuring, and real estate development. For further information, please visit the website http://www.capitalcorpmerchantbanking.com.

About Orlando Award Program

The Orlando Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Orlando area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Orlando Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Orlando Award Program

CCMB Business Development Department
Capital Corp Merchant Banking
407-540-0142
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CFI Launches New Advanced Excel Training Course

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Become an Excel power user with the most advanced formulas and functions for financial analysis

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 13, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — CFI, a leading global provider of online financial modeling training, today announced the launch of its new Advanced Excel Formulas Course. CFI’s latest course is designed to replicate the training experience of a new financial analyst hired at a global investment bank.

"CFI's mission is to help anyone in the world learn how to perform world class financial analysis, and this advanced Excel course is a major step towards that end," said Tim Vipond, CEO of the Corporate Finance Institute. "For anyone who wants to take their Excel skill to the next level, this course provides a powerful combination of formulas and functions, which taken in conjunction with each other produce extremely advanced financial analysis."

About the Advanced Excel Formulas Course:

Learn the most advanced formulas, functions and types of financial analysis to be an Excel power user. This course builds on our free Excel Crash Course and is designed specifically for spreadsheet users who are already proficient and looking to take their skills to an advanced level.

This advanced tutorial will help you become a world class financial analyst for careers in investment banking, private equity, corporate development, equity research and FP&A.

The main formulas & functions covered in this course include:

– INDEX and MATCH
– IF with AND / OR
– OFFSET combined with other functions
– CHOOSE for creating scenarios
– INDIRECT combined with other functions
– XNPV and XIRR
– CELL, COUNTA and MID functions combined together
– PMT, IPMT and principal payment calculations
– Other combinations of formulas and functions

The main types of data analysis in this advanced tutorial include:

– Data tables
– Pivot tables
– Column and line charts
– Stacked column charts
– Waterfall charts
– Gauge charts

Who should take this course:

This Excel course is designed for anyone who is seeking to develop advanced financial modeling skills. It’s aimed at professionals in investment banking, equity research, commercial banking, financial planning and analysis, and anyone interested in mastering the art of building models from scratch.

About CFI:

The Corporate Finance Institute (CFI) is a global online financial training firm, specializing in financial modeling, business valuation, and advanced financial analysis for corporate finance careers. CFI courses pick up where business school leaves off to teach you on-the-job aspects of corporate finance and accounting. These courses have trained thousands of students and professionals at many of the top universities, institutions and corporations in the world.

Tim Vipond, CEO
Corporate Finance Institute
1-800-817-7539
email us here


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BeeSeen Solutions Selected as the Social Media Management Partner for Jeanne Kelly, the “Credit Guru"

Jeanne says, "I am thrilled to have partnered with such an amazing team of rock stars at BeeSeen Solutions."

In today’s world, credit awareness and credit understanding is paramount amongst all age groups. Being selected by Jeanne to manage her Social Media on a large scale is both an honor and a privilege”

— Peter Pinto

HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 13, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — BeeSeen Solutions, a Long Island Based Digital Marketing Agency, has been selected as the Social Media Management Partner for the “Credit Guru” and nationally acclaimed Jeanne Kelly, The Credit Coach.

Jeanne Kelly is an author, a speaker and a widely sought-after credit coach. Fifteen years ago, Jeanne was turned down for a mortgage and she realized that she needed to understand why and fix the problem. Today, Jeanne has become one of the country’s foremost authorities on credit, credit reports and credit scores. She is the author of two books, has appeared on The Today Show, The Lisa Oz Show, Blogs for the Huffington Post, Credit.com and her advice has helped thousands around the United States to build stronger and healthier credit.

“I am thrilled to have partnered with such an amazing team of rock stars at BeeSeen Solutions. From the start of our conversations they just got it! Our team knows the value and importance of Social Media, so having BeeSeen Solutions as our go to partner gives us tremendous comfort knowing our message will be communicated properly.” Jeanne Kelly, Founder.

Jeanne's promise to you: "I'm here to offer you a real way to learn more about credit reporting and credit scores. I will provide you tools to work with the credit bureaus and creditors. Let's start today to work together on improving your credit score!"

“In today’s world, credit awareness and credit understanding is paramount amongst all age groups. Being selected by Jeanne Kelly to manage her Social Media strategies on such a large scale is both an honor and a privilege for our team.” Co-Founder, Peter Pinto

About BeeSeen Solutions
BeeSeen Solutions is a digital marketing agency based on Long Island, New York. Their core services include: Social Media Management, an Industry Leading SEO Performance Guarantee, SEM, Content Marketing and Online Public Relations. Founded by a group of entrepreneurs who over the last 20 years have built a number of successful companies; BeeSeen Solutions’ executive team have helped take start-ups and develop them into multi-million dollar companies servicing business owners and corporations both locally and nationally. With a combined 40 plus years in sales and marketing, a proven track record of success and a deep understanding of the challenges facing small and midsize businesses, BeeSeen Solutions is uniquely qualified to help companies succeed online.

Credit Coach
Contact: Jeanne Kelly, Credit Guru
http://jeannekelly.net
To get in touch with Jeanne and her staff call 866-283-8818

Peter Pinto
BeeSeen Solutions
631-777-8811
email us here


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