Oxidien Pharmaceuticals Announces Favorable Response from FDA on Proposed Development Plan

Proceeds with Development of Lead Candidate to Address Unmet Need in Kidney Disease

GAINESVILLE, FL, US, December 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Oxidien Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a best-in-class enzyme therapeutic for secondary hyperoxaluria, announced today that it has received encouraging responses from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding their proposed Phase 1/2 trial in secondary hyperoxaluria patients and other development plans for its lead drug candidate.

The FDA reviewed Oxidien’s IND enabling pre-clinical data, and results from a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled healthy volunteer study evaluating both safety and efficacy. The official record of the meeting detailed the FDA’s requirements around the development plan (nonclinical and Phase 1/2) and confirmed that the proposed clinical end-points as well as the general trial design were reasonable.

“We are very pleased with the outcome of this interaction and appreciate the guidance from the agency,” said Helena Cowley, Chief Executive Officer of Oxidien Pharmaceuticals.

Earlier this year, Oxidien Pharmaceuticals, LLC, spun out the hyperoxaluria research division from Captozyme Inc., a microbiome contract development and manufacturing organization. Having raised a total of $5.7 million to support the development of novel oxalate-reducing enzymes, Captozyme established a solid foundation of data enabling a well-informed clinical program. Helena Cowley, former CEO of Captozyme, brings intimate understanding for the unmet need in hyperoxaluria from close to a decade of active participation in this area of disease.

“During the coming months we will work to secure the additional funds required to initiate and complete our Phase 1/2 trial. There is significant value and opportunity in the assets spun out. We are committed to realizing this value for our shareholders while making a big difference in patients’ lives,” Helena Cowley concluded.

About Hyperoxaluria
Approximately 2 million people in the U.S. are affected by hyperoxaluria, a condition for which there is currently no effective treatment option. Hyperoxaluria is a metabolic disorder presenting as elevated levels of oxalate in urine caused by either a defect in the handling of dietary oxalate (secondary hyperoxaluria) or a genetic condition causing increased liver production of oxalate (primary hyperoxaluria). Secondary hyperoxaluria increases the risk of recurrent stone disease, which can lead to progressive chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal failure.

About Oxidien Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Oxidien Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company addressing a large unmet need in kidney disease. The company is focused on treating secondary hyperoxaluria using novel oral enzymatic approaches. Oxidien has a strong intellectual property position with patents pending world-wide. The leadership team has a proven track record of successful product development, regulatory approval, and with operating, growing and exiting healthcare businesses. Oxidien Pharmaceuticals is located in Gainesville, FL, in UF Innovate the Hub – a world-recognized leader in biotechnology business incubation affiliated with one of the national leading research institutions, the University of Florida. For additional information on UF Innovate the Hub please visit http://innovate.research.ufl.edu/. For additional information on Oxidien please visit www.oxidien.com.

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Enlightening the Masses on Solutions to the Gender Wage Gap

Amelia Ransom, Sr. Director of Engagement and Diversity at Avalara

Amelia Ransom, Sr. Director of Engagement and Diversity at Avalara

Taryn Oesch and Amy DuVernet, Training Industry Managers

Taryn Oesch and Amy DuVernet, Training Industry Managers

Candice Georgiadis

Candice Georgiadis

How one person can reach the world, help expose the gender wage gap and provide solutions.

In order to impress the interviewer at my first job, I carried a fancy briefcase I’d received as a graduation gift. There was absolutely NOTHING in it.”

— Amelia Ransom, Sr. Director of Engagement and Diversity at Avalara

GREENWICH, CT, USA, December 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Candice Georgiadis, owner of the blog by her namesake, interviews individuals on the cutting edge of hotel, travel, lifestyle and other similar topics. She expands the marketing foot print of individuals and companies with a combination of branding and imaging across social media and conventional websites.

Amelia Ransom, Sr. Director of Engagement and Diversity at Avalara was highlighted in a previous interview by Candice Georgiadis on the gender wage gap topic. The full interview is also available on LinkedIn, further expanding to the masses the importance of this topic. When tools are used correctly, the impact is significantly increased, sometimes exponentially. Millenials were the first to truly embrace social media but Gen Z, the youngest among us, have further embraced and expanded the reach of social media, and are looking to enter the workforce without this gap. An excerpt of the interview is below:

Even in 2019, women still earn about 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. Can you explain three of the main factors that are causing the wage gap?

Well let’s be clear, that’s the pay gap for white women. The pay gap for black, Native and Latinx women is 61 cents, 58 cents and 53 cents, respectively. There’s one overarching factor here — sexism. Empirical data supports this. Sexism plays a role in the lives of women who work inside and outside the home, for the scholarly and the street smart, and it’s happening all around the world. Focusing all our attention on things like negotiating skills and whether we’re “likeable” will not solve this. Sexism is the root, so let’s fix the real problem. Continue reading the interview here.

Taryn Oesch and Amy DuVernet, Training Industry Managers were both interviewed by Candice Georgiadis on the topic of 'gender wage gap'. We see how different people see the issue and provide a multitude of solutions that fit most any industry. Candice Georgiadis' branding and image work is taking this topic to the 'street'.

Can you share with our readers what your work is doing to help close the gender wage gap?

My work is building organizational and operational muscle in the areas of inclusion and diversity. I’m not doing what I call “headline” work. I’m not trying to make a splash, but rather a difference. We are doing this through our own Employee Resource Groups, particularly our Women’s group, to hold us accountable to being the company we aspire to be. We’re teaching leaders how to lead diverse teams and doing our own internal wage gap study.

Can you recommend 5 things that need to be done on a broader societal level to close the gender wage gap. Please share a story or example for each.

1. Improve pay in female-dominated occupations, such as education and nursing. This strategy will create greater incentives for talented people to enter these fields and recognize the important work that teachers and nurses perform. It will also help close the gender wage gap by boosting the income of these workers, the majority of whom are still women.

2. Improve employer support of working parents, including flexible work options, paid maternity and paternity leave, and a culture that looks upon parenthood positively. For example, if a woman is able to take paid time off during her post-partum period, she will be able to maintain her income, return to work better prepared to perform and feel that her employer values her as a whole person rather than just a cog in the machine. If, after having children, she is able to take time off to attend school functions, work from home when her children are sick and otherwise be available as both an employee and a parent, she will be more likely to stay in the workforce and, thus, earn more money. For women who have taken a break from their careers, using programs like returnships can help accelerate their re-entry and earning potential.

3. We’re interested in seeing how next year’s elections shake out in regards to equal pay and family leave legislation. If family leave becomes mandatory, our only concern is whether it’s mandatory for both genders. If employers are required to give maternity leave but not paternity leave, we worry that it will incentivize them not to hire women, particularly young women.

4. Encourage pay transparency. When organizations go public on their wage gap (or lack thereof), it demonstrates their commitment to gender parity and encourages other employers to do the same. It also enables women to make decisions about where to accept jobs based on additional information (“Will I be paid the same as the men in my role and with my experience?”) and improves the company’s appeal to both job candidates and consumers. Read more of the tag team interview here.

The immense reach of social media allows people like Candice Georgiadis to instantly expose a huge segment of the population to topics, companies and individuals, thereby strengthening a brand or image along with introducing or further expanding understanding of many topics. The footprint created by this work brings results that are both instant as well as long lasting as once something is posted to the internet it is there 'forever'.

About Candice Georgiadis
Candice Georgiadis is an active mother of three as well as a designer, founder, social media expert, and philanthropist. Candice Georgiadis is the founder and designer at CG & CO. She is also the Founder of the Social Media and Marketing Agency: Digital Agency. Candice Georgiadis is a Social Media influencer and contributing writer to ThriveGlobal, Authority Magazine and several others. In addition to her busy work life, Candice is a volunteer and donor to St Jude’s Children’s hospital.

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Inside Sportex: The Story of the UK's Most Successful Sports Fund Manager

John Middleton – Sportex (Senior Fund Manager)

An Introduction To Professional Sports Trading

This means a potential bonanza for any syndicate able to accurately price the true odds of teams and to find an edge in the sports trading market.”

— John Middleton

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, December 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The past decade has witnessed a great deal of evolution for professional trading individuals and syndicates. A job that had previously been done in bedrooms or at home with multiple screens and manual placing has turned into a hedge fund-style set up for the most successful…

Many betting groups or syndicates are now very hard to distinguish from their counterparts in the city. Both work in plush offices, employ numerous traders and monitor the markets on a number of screens. Although the markets they trade in are very different, the principles can be very similar. The city traders buy and sell at a price they believe is correct or value and create, hedge and cut positions. Betting syndicates operate along the same lines. Many have their own complex betting algorithms that set the odds they believe to be correct and trade the market either side of that accordingly. They may lay a bet at odds they believe to be too short in the market and conversely back odds they believe to be too big. Many syndicates have pre kick off ratings and in running ones that react to the action on the pitch.

The individual transactions placed by traders are not necessarily always guaranteed winners; there is no such thing as a sure thing. However over the long-term, a crucial statistical concept, these more advanced traders will profit in the long term because they have used their algorithms or ratings model to play the market in a mathematically sound way. If you are more efficient at calculating the odds than the exchange or the bookmaker your probability of winning long term is much better than losing.

Whilst some of these trades placed by ourselves are done manually, there is now a wealth of trade execution software created and available to us in a competitive market place. The ‘one click’ trading option is invaluable due to the fact the trader can place a large sum across multiple accounts without ‘spooking the market’.

The availability of data to build statistical models and ratings for teams and players allows them to create models and algorithms more sophisticated than ever before. The wide range of low latency television pictures from type of sport on the globe, available 24/7, allows for bespoke ratings and data sets to be created from the action on the pitch.

Whilst these individual traders, syndicates or hedge funds have existed in the financial world for some time they are relatively new to sports trading markets. Due to the emotional involvement of many everyday punters, it is hard to create a fully balanced and efficient market. This means a potential bonanza for any syndicate able to accurately price the true odds of teams and to find an edge in the sports trading market.

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Global Credit Insurance Market Report 2019-2025 by Technology, Future Trends, Opportunities, Top Key Players and more…

A new market study, titled “Global Credit Insurance Market Research Report 2019”, has been featured on WiseGuyReports.

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, December 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Credit Insurance Market

This report studies the Credit Insurance market status and outlook of global and major regions, from angles of manufacturers, regions, product types and end industries; this report analyzes the top manufacturers in global and major regions, and splits the Credit Insurance market by product type and applications/end industries. Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific are still the main markets of Credit Insurance. Credit Insurance has low penetration in India, the Middle East and Africa, which makes these markets have great market potential. Market players are responding to new opportunities by expanding their global presence and product offerings. On the one hand, Credit Insurance manufacturers are dedicated to lowering their manufacturing cost; on the other hand, they try to provide more qualified products to customers. Besides, they are trying to broaden the applications of Credit Insurance.

This report includes estimations of the market size in terms of value (USD million). Both, top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the size of the Credit Insurance market and to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets in the overall market. This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources.

The major players in global market include
Euler Hermes
Credendo Group
QBE Insurance

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The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges.

Main content of the study are:
To define, segment, and forecast the size of the Credit Insurance market with respect to type, application and region
To understand market conditions, company ranking, market structure, growth drivers by report
To historical and forecast the data of the market segments with respect to United States, EU, CIS, China, India, Japan, SEA, South America, Middle East, Oceania and the Rest of the World
To provide detailed information about the crucial factors that are influencing the growth of the market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges)
To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders and provide details of the competitive landscape for market leaders

Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate of Credit Insurance in these regions, from 2013 to 2024 (forecast), covering
North America
South America
Middle East

On the basis of product, the Credit Insurance market is primarily split into
Domestic Trade
Export Trade

On the basis on the end users/applications, this report covers
Buyer: Turnover below EUR 5 Million
Buyer: Turnover above EUR 5 Million

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ARX, a new integrated suite of security services launched to redefine security with modern identity

Next-generation security solution improves accuracy and real-time digital identity management

ARX, the newly integrated security service suite will give the businesses the security they need to secure digital identities of users and restrain unauthorised access.”

— Ramanan S V, CEO, Strategic Monetisation, Intellect Design Arena Limited

CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA, December 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Privacy management oversight and coordination is a business imperative for corporates across the world. Privacy is now a global issue and data security is a vital component of every organisation’s infrastructure. Critical to every organisation’s success is its ability to protect proprietary information and customer data, from those who can abuse it. ARX is an integrated suite of security services to provide end-to-end security with regard to user identification, authentication, single sign-on and entitlements. Built on the robust principles of Design Thinking at the R&D Innovation Lab at Intellect, it is trusted by over 200 financial institutions worldwide and for the first time, we are launching ARX as a standalone product for corporates.

In today’s dynamic digital environment, cyber security challenges pose a grave risk not only to financial institutions and governments, but also other industry segments: IT, Telecom, Education, Retail, Travel and Energy, etc. There are various ways in which the security could be compromised: hackers deploy many techniques to steal passwords and attempt to gain access to the system. Secondly, in many companies, IT departments are failing to provide adequate access controls to employees using their internal and cloud-based systems. Thirdly, poor authentication strategies and their implementation can leave your system compromised and the loss of user data can lead to permanent shutdown of business organisations.

Key Benefits of ARX Security Solutions:

Single Login: Single sign-on (SSO) enables users to securely authenticate with multiple applications and websites by logging in only once—with just one set of credentials (username and password).
• Efficient, cost-effective and nimble identity infrastructure for IT
• Helping users to increase their productivity as they can seamlessly connect to multiple IT resources using the same credentials
• Mitigate risk of having lost, weak and shared passwords, by restricting access to services via various intelligent integrations like OAuth, SAML, and RSA

Enforce Strong Authentication: Multi-factor authentication, a security system that verifies a user’s identity by requiring multiple credentials.
• Enable ‘MFA Everywhere’ within on-premise with strong integration support
• Easy configuration of authentication through simple question-answer, finger authentication and random pin generation device

User Management: Limit the amount of damage that an employee acting inappropriately or maliciously can do with existing privileges.
• ARX will be a one-stop-shop for not just authentication, but also access controls, privileges, single sign-on and security policies, and activity auditing across organisation
• On-board and de-board bulk users with exact accuracy

Visibility, Detection and Response: A major challenge of a good incident response program is balancing the need for visibility, detection and response with the cost and complexity of building and maintaining a usable and effective security stack.

“Identity and access management market growth is attributed to the increasing risks of data exposure, data loss, data leakage, insider attacks, and insecure usage. These cyber-attacks are fuelled by the rapid adoption of emerging technologies such as cloud-based services, Internet of Things (IoT), and Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) across organisations” said, Ramanan S V, CEO, Strategic Monetisation, Intellect Design Arena Limited.

He further added “ARX, the newly integrated security service suite will give the businesses the security they need to secure digital identities of users and restrain unauthorised access. It's an enterprise-grade service, built for on-premise, but compatible with any cloud deployment. With ARX, IT can manage any employees’ / customers’ access to any application from any device. ARX was built to address the security concerns of over 200 leading financial institutions around the world. The same security suite is now available to enterprises across all industry verticals.”

ARX will be offering a 90-day free trial period for organisations to get a complete picture of how the integrated suite of security services could possibly benefit them. It also allows them to discover its rich feature-set and align with the organisation’s objectives.

To access the free trial of ARX, please visit: https://www.arxsuite.com/

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India Real Estate in 2019 – Housing Hit Slow Track, Office Spaces Upbeat

Anuj Puri, Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants

Indian real estate showed no appreciable momentum in 2019. Dwindling consumption, low investment appetite & the global slowdown precluded all growth potential

The Indian real estate sector's performance painfully reflected the macro-economic state of affairs of 2019. The liquidity crisis did not relent and dented any ‘real’ growth during the year.”

— Anuj Puri, Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants

MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, December 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Indian real estate sector's performance painfully reflected the macro-economic state of affairs of 2019. The liquidity crisis did not relent and dented any ‘real’ growth during the year.

Anuj Puri, Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants says, “Multiple developers fell off the grid while others still struggle to stay viable. However, strong players with healthy balance sheets – in many cases diversified beyond real estate – sailed through 2019 and recorded decent housing sales and revenue growth. Towards the end of 2019, more than 72% (approx. USD 47 bn or nearly INR 3.3 lakh crore) of the total loans advanced to Grade A builders (USD 65 bn) are safe and stress-free. Grade B and C developers collectively accounted for just USD 28 bn of the total loan advances.”

Commercial office real estate flourished and remained the top-ranking real estate asset class. Residential continued to struggle under the funding crunch and slow annual sales growth. Other asset classes like co-working, logistics & warehousing, co-living and student housing gained traction in 2019, attracting slow but steady investments (collectively USD 210 mn).

Government's Housing Interventions – Amidst the gloom, the government gave real estate major shots in the arm in the first leg of its second term in office. There were concerted attempts to revive the economy while simultaneously addressing challenges in the struggling automobile, real estate and retail industries. Most notable among these:

• The creation of an alternative investment fund of INR 25,000 Crore for last-mile funding of stalled housing projects
• Deep cuts in corporate taxes.
• Further relaxation in FDI norms for single-brand retail and expansion of the definition of mandatory 30% domestic sourcing norms

While these interventions have not shown any significant impact so far, they have boosted the confidence of India Inc. and the affected sectors.

“2019 saw RERA gain firmer ground with over 40% growth in project registrations,” says Anuj Puri. “To make under-construction projects more attractive, the government slashed GST rates to 5% – unfortunately, without ITC benefit. The government also took a major step towards safeguarding homebuyers’ interests by banning the once-popular (but often misleading) subvention schemes. RBI reduced the repo rates by a significant 135 bps all through 2019 and mandated commercial banks to link home loan rates to it.”

All in all, in terms of policy interventions in 2019, real estate drew considerable fire but failed to display appreciable growth. The seeds sown in 2019 are expected to bear visible fruit in 2020.

Residential in 2019 – Only Affordable Housing Shone

For the housing sector, 2019 was a non-event in terms of sales growth and investor interest. Sentiments remained subdued, sustaining almost solely on end-user activity focused on ready-to-move-in or almost-complete homes.

Branded developers gained ground, with some listed players performing exceptionally well on sales and commensurate revenue growth. As per ANAROCK research, the housing sales value of India’s top 9 listed players touched INR 108 billion in the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2019, amounting to a 5% q-o-q growth. However, some other big names were dragged into insolvency.

Smaller developers continued to perish or collaborate with the big players due to extreme financial constraints. To be certain, the liquidity crisis gave no respite to the housing sector. Private equity inflows in residential real estate remained subdued, with major PE funds focusing on the commercial segment.

For the housing sector, the only light at the end of the dark financial black hole was the announcement of the alternative investment fund (AIF) of INR 25,000 Crore to facilitate the completion of stuck affordable and mid-segment homes.

In fact, affordable housing remained upbeat in 2019 thanks to multiple government sops throughout the year. First-time homebuyers were given further tax deductions (now amounting to INR 3.5 lakh in a year) on interest amount of home loans below INR 45 lakhs availed within FY 2020 end. Luxury and ultra-luxury segments remained limited to end-user interest, with no serious investor activity.

Of the estimated 2.3 lakh new unit launches in 2019 in the top 7 cities, nearly 40% or approx. 92,000 units were in the affordable segment, followed by mid-segment with a 33% share. The luxury and ultra-luxury segments accounted for the least share with 10% (approx. 23,000 new units).

• Housing sales in 2019 saw a modest 4-5% annual growth with over 2.58 lakh homes sold during the year. (Over 2.48 lakh housing units were sold in 2018.)
• New housing launches in 2019 saw 18-20% annual growth with new launches in the region of over 2.3 lakh units. (1.95 lakh units were launched in 2018.)

Housing Prices Remained Stagnant in 2019

Average housing prices in 2019 maintained status quo across the top 7 cities, with a minuscule 1% yearly gain in MMR, Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad. NCR and Chennai saw no change at all, while Kolkata saw a 1% decline in 2019. Interestingly, between the pre-and-post DeMo period (2016 vs 2019), the end-user and IT-driven markets of Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune saw the maximum price increase in three years – at 6%, 5% and 4% respectively

Commercial in 2019 – The Year's Torch-bearing Sector

India’s office real estate sector was decidedly vibrant in 2019, with demand for Grade A office space spiralling upward while vacancy levels in prime locales reduced. India’s first REITs received an overwhelming response and within just six months of its launch, its value increased over 37%. Thanks to REITs, India entered the league of mature markets in 2019.

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AmaZix Confirm Partnership with ZB Nexus in Effort to Derive Relevant Crypto Intelligence

AMERICA, December 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Full-stack consultancy firm AmaZix proudly announces its latest partnership with ZB Nexus, a crypto research and blockchain think tank based in China.

Recognizing the growing need for blockchain intelligence, AmaZix and ZB Nexus will work together to provide deep industry knowledge and insight to help their network of clients generate informed decisions and develop relevant solutions.

Accelerating the integration of blockchain technology and real economy
From current and future trends in tokenization of assets, and the need for identifying and promoting best practices in the industry, there is still much to learn and understand in the nascent space.

Recognizing the limited amount of information, and the restricted access to available data, ZB Nexus also plans to open source all of its findings, ensuring mutual benefit for the wider industry.

ZB Nexus founder Aurora Wong noted the common ground of both companies, explaining: “Even in current market conditions, the blockchain and crypto space is growing at an incredible pace and the need for better industry intelligence is more relevant than ever. As a think tank, ZB Nexus hopes to unearth more industry insights and create more blockchain real use cases. This aligns with the goal of AmaZix to bring about a real digital economy.”

AmaZix CEO Jonas Karlberg emphasized the importance of forward-looking endeavors like that of ZB Nexus, saying: “The fundamental and disruptive potential of blockchain technology is well recognized within the financial and tech sectors. But as is often the case with emergent technologies, there are many avenues of knowledge yet to be discovered, many solutions that need continuous refinement, and many other considerations that must be made. The eventual mass adoption that AmaZix strives for can only come about with understanding, acceptance and recognition. We believe the work from the likes of ZB Nexus to be crucial to these.”

About ZB Nexus

ZB Nexus is an institutional research and consulting service that connects blockchain technology with real industry. ZB Nexus offers an integrated blockchain research system, helping to realize a panoramic perspective of the space and promote real-world application of various verticals.

The institute is part of ZB Group, whose flagship platform is the ZB.com digital asset exchange. ZB Group also includes the innovative crypto trading platform ZBG, the world’s first mining-pool based exchange BW.com, wallet leader BitBank, as well as exchange brands ZBM, ZBX and Korea’s Bithi.

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Mine the Gap: BalancedComp CEO Christie Summervill Brings Data-Driven Insights to Bear on Gender Pay Equity

BalancedComp develops comprehensive salary surveys and job description libraries; creates compensation and performance management software and provides strategic guidance for partners in financial institutions across the United States

BalancedComp creates salary administration tools exclusively for banks and credit unions.

Christie Summervill, founder and CEO of BalancedComp

Christie Summervill, founder and CEO of BalancedComp

Christie Summervill, financial services entrepreneur is taking the lead in tackling compensation discrimination

Christie Summervill,financial services entrepreneur is taking the lead in tackling compensation discrimination

The financial services entrepreneur is taking the lead in tackling compensation discrimination

Everyone has their own network in the digital age. You really want to be known as the company that takes equitable pay seriously. It can give your recruiting efforts a real competitive edge.”

— Christie Summervill, founder and CEO of BalancedComp

WICHITA, KS, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Women in America are paid 20% less on average than their male colleagues, despite multiple legislative attempts to end gendered wage discrimination. Christie Summervill, founder and CEO of BalancedComp, says her integrated compensation design firm, BalancedComp, has the right tools to level the playing field. As the national conversation once again becomes attentive to wage inequality in the wake of the U.S. Women’s National Team’s victory at the 2019 Women’s World Cup, Summervill and BalancedComp find themselves uniquely positioned to lead the fight against wage discrimination.

BalancedComp’s strategy begins with data, and Summervill sees diversity and inclusion as a fundamental component of good data. “If we have the opportunity to create a better understanding of how compensation works across an even wider range of factors, it only improves our ability to help our clients create more equitable workplaces,” Summervill says.

BalancedComp provides banks and credit unions across the country with high-quality compensation survey data and robust consultation services for human resource departments. Their suite of apps looks at market averages for salaries and incentives across hundreds of job descriptions in every market across the United States. Using proprietary algorithms and expert analysis, BalancedComp can determine whether a client is underpaying, or correctly compensating employees based on multiple criteria including performance, tenure and gender. This year, BalancedComp included a non-binary gender preference in order to accommodate employees who don’t identify as male or female.

Taking the guesswork out of compensation means employers can easily discover where unintended bias may have crept into pay calculations, and quickly adjust. And word gets around, whether it’s positive or negative. “It can be a really small world,” says Summervill, “Employees talk to potential employees, everyone has their own network in the digital age. You really want to be known as the company that takes equitable pay seriously. It can give your recruiting efforts a real competitive edge.”

Summervill sees her role as offering a powerful corrective to the idea that equal pay is a thing of the future. “We have the tools to solve this right now,” she says, “We just have to decide to use them.”


BalancedComp creates salary administration tools exclusively for banks and credit unions. The company develops comprehensive salary surveys and job description libraries; creates compensation and performance management software and provides strategic guidance for partners in financial institutions across the United States. These services help clients develop customized salary and incentive programs that increase equity and help attract, retain and motivate top talent in the industry. Founded in 2010, with headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, BalancedComp serves over 300 financial institutions in all fifty states.

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An Introduction to BalancedComp

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Bressler, Amery & Ross Promotes Seven Attorneys to Principal and One to Counsel

Seventy Five Percent of the 2020 Promotions Group at Bressler are Women

FLORHAM PARK , NEW JERSEY , UNITED STATES , December 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. announced today the promotions of seven attorneys to principal and one to counsel. Of the promotions, 75% of the group are women. The promotions are effective on January 1, 2020.

Promoted to Principal were Andy Egan, Krista Elsasser, Samantha Epstein, Lauren Fenton-Valdivia, Katie Gannon, Heather Lang, and Gerd Stabbert. Promoted to Counsel was Susan George.

“I am very proud to announce one of our largest promotion classes in recent years and the first to include so many women,” said Bressler Managing Principal Frank Cuccio. “The exceptionally large showing of women in this group of new Principals exemplifies the commitment of our firm to diversity and inclusion.”

“We are doing our part to support and acknowledge the success of women attorneys in the firm and legal professional overall,” added Mr. Cuccio. “Further, this collective group of eight attorneys exemplifies our purpose and demonstrates our firm values. Our 2020 promotions group has served our clients well, and they are now poised for even greater success in the future. Congratulations to each of them.”

Andy Egan joined the Commercial Litigation and Private Clients practice groups in 2016 and is one of New Jersey’s premier fiduciary litigators. He focuses his practice on navigating emotionally-charged, high stakes probate, trust and guardianship litigation. Mr. Egan is an experienced trial attorney with a history of success in guiding clients to the most efficient business result in contentious disputes. He has significant experience representing individual and charitable beneficiaries; fiduciaries including executors, trustees, guardians, and persons acting under powers of attorney, and is frequently appointed by courts to handle difficult or contentious matters. Mr. Egan is based in Florham Park, N.J.

Krista Elsasser joined the Insurance Litigation practice group in 2015. Her practice focuses on first party property insurance defense and pre-litigation investigations and evaluations. Prior to joining Bressler, she dedicated her practice exclusively to defending insurance carriers in first party property actions across South Florida. Ms. Elsasser is based in Miami.

Samantha Epstein joined the Insurance group in 2016. She graduated from New York University in three years with a B.A. in Philosophy in 2005 and earned her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 2009. In law school. Prior to joining Bressler, Ms. Epstein was an Assistant Public Defender in the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida. She is based in Miami.

Lauren Fenton-Valdivia joined the Business and Commercial Litigation group in 2014. She has a diverse litigation practice and represents corporate clients in state and federal court in New Jersey and New York. Her practice includes handling a variety of complex litigation, including commercial disputes, employment litigation, professional liability and environmental matters. She has experience in all stages of litigation, including complex written discovery, fact and expert depositions, and the oral argument of high stakes motions. Ms. Valdivia has served as trial counsel for numerous corporate clients in state and federal court, trying cases to verdict, and in various arbitration proceedings. She also has experience in multi-district class action matters. Having recently passed the Florida bar exam, Ms. Valdivia is based in Fort Lauderdale and continues to litigate in New York and New Jersey.

Katie Gannon joined the Environmental Law practice in 2014. She advises clients on environmental law and state and federal environmental litigation matters, with a focus on representing clients in resolving liability at complex Superfund sites. In connection with managing clients’ environmental liabilities, Ms. Gannon has substantial experience advising clients on recovering insurance for such liabilities, often under historic general liability policies. On the regulatory side, she counsels clients on site remediation matters, including regulatory compliance and permitting, enforcement defense, and brownfields redevelopment and funding. Ms. Gannon also has extensive transactional experience, negotiating and drafting environmental provisions in a wide variety of corporate and real property transactions. She is based in Florham Park.

Heather Lang joined the Insurance Litigation group in 2017. Her practice focuses on civil litigation with a specialization in first party insurance defense and pre-litigation investigations and evaluations. Prior to joining Bressler, she worked at a state-wide insurance defense firm in Miami, where she represented business owners and insurance companies in the defense of a wide range of matters including personal injury, products liability, premises liability, professional liability, and construction litigation. Ms. Lang is based in Fort Lauderdale.

Gerd Stabbert joined the Commercial Litigation and Franchise Law practice groups in 2007. He counsels clients from diverse industries, including automobile, mortgage banking, commercial real estate, scrap and recycling, telecommunications and food service, as well as in the franchising of the full spectrum of products and services. His practice concentrates on complex commercial litigation, primarily on franchising matters and the defense or prosecution of contract disputes, consumer fraud claims, business torts, commercial real estate matters, non-compete disputes, environmental claims and intellectual property issues. He also represents secured and unsecured creditors in corporate bankruptcy cases. Mr. Stabbert’s experience spans all phases of litigation in state and federal courts, including class actions and alternative dispute resolution. He is based in Florham Park.

Susan George joined the Securities Litigation and Regulation practice group in 2011 and also has a robust pro bono practice. Her corporate practice focuses on regulatory defense and securities arbitration, representing broker-dealers and other financial firms in customer arbitrations, expungement proceedings, and regulatory inquiries and enforcement actions before FINRA. Ms. George’s pro bono work includes advocating on behalf of military veterans and their families and victims of domestic abuse. She is also a Board Member for the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. Ms. George is based in New York.

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Los Angeles Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Celebrates Crossing $1 Billion Dollars Worth of Real Estate Transactions

2019 was a big year for Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty crossing the milestone of $1 Billion in transactions booked by the team’s realty experts.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Innovation, ethical, transparent conduct and putting clients first has proven to be a successful path in the extended Los Angeles-area real estate world. Building off of these principles, Los Angeles’s Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty recently announced the company achieving a remarkable accomplishment in 2019 – breaking the $1 Billion dollars in real estate transactions mark. This was done by the Your Home Sold Guaranteed team while never compromising in the moral foundation the office has been built around by their forward-thinking founder and CEO Rudy Lira Kusuma.

“Our vision is to be the best Place to work, buy and sell Real Estate in California,” commented the passionate Kusuma. “Accomplishing something like this – which is a huge amount of happy real estate transactions – shows that we are on the right path. It’s something to really celebrate with the New Year approaching!”

Kusuma pointed to the special system used at Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty as being a key to their standing out from the competition and being able to dominate the market. The firm has their own marketing and lead generation department, administrative, inside sales team, outside sales team, transaction coordinator, accounting and finance, and IT and media department. Other brokerages only have a broker and outside sales agents, where as Your Home Sold Guaranteed presents a total package to help meet their goals.

The team is always happy to discuss details with potential clients who would like to buy or sell a home and let them know how they can help. This includes offering the chance to look at off-market homes for sale in the Los Angeles area, on request.

To learn more be sure to visit http://yourhomesoldguaranteedinc.com.


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