Talos Energy, based in Houston recently entered into a joint project with two other energy companies: Premire Oil based in London, England, and Sierra Gas and Oil based in Mexico. The three companies have started drilling offshore in Mexico on May 21. This latest venture is Mexico’s attempt to help stimulate their flagging state economy.
This is the first well not maintained by the state run “Petroleos Mexicanos” since 1938. Named “Zama-1“, the well, which is situated off the coast of Tabasco, is expected to hold between 100 to 500 million gallons of crude oil according to Premier Oil. The cost of drilling is expected to be around $16 million and take around 90 days to complete. The trio of businesses won this bid in 2015 when the government of Mexico first opened contract bidding. As the first non governmental well drilling in Mexico in almost eighty years, this a project is being closely watched by industry insiders and is a “high rate of geological success” according to reports.
Premier Oil holds a 25% share of this project, Sierra has a 40% share, and Talos, who is overseeing the drilling, holds a 35% share in the well project. Talos Energy was started by Tim Duncan and his partners after the successful sale of Phoenix Exploration, an energy company. With the sale of Phoenix Exploration Mr. Duncan and his partners had the capital of $600 million dollars for the startup of Talos Energy.
Mr. Duncan and his partners have had a good year with a successful drilling in Mexico. So much so that they are hoping to make another expansion of employees. In the past year the number of employees at Talos have went from 15 to 120. Mr. Duncan keeps an open door policy at Talos where all ideas are considered. Employees also hold a percentage of the stock in the company. A fact which has endeared the employees to Talos. To read more about this up and coming company, please click here.
There is little doubt that fighting cancer is nothing easy to do. It is difficult on the patient, and it is never fun for the clinicians involved either, not to mention the families hit by these devastating blows. However, now there exists a new means of caring for patients, a way that is helpful to both the patients and their clinicians alike. What could this possibly be?
Thanks to the alignment of three companies (Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Allscripts, and NantHealth) there is now a program that assists clinicians and makes life somewhat easier for patients afflicted with cancers. This is called eviti, and this allows real time progress as well as a slough of other important additions to combating the fight against cancer. It brings more confidence to everyone involved and helps make for more positive results.
This could not be possible if not for Cancer Treatment Centers of America. This company, which is headquartered in Florida, serves adult patients fighting cancer and is made up of a network of five hospitals. The other locations are found in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Tulsa, but do not be fooled; they help people from all over the world using new found technology and information to make the quality of life for their patients as positive as possible all the while doing their best to come with the cure.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America uses the motto “care that never quits” which is evident not only in how they treat their patients, but also in the fact that they are always open to talking to new patients as well, as it can be seen on their website they have an online chat and phone number that are always open to be used for discussing their program.
Vincent Parascandola began his career in the year 1987 when he worked for Prudential as an agent. While serving at Prudential, he achieved many things within a short time, and he was named the National Rookie of the year. The role that he played at Prudential was significant as it set up a good pace for his career. After working with the company for three years, he moved to MONY Life Insurance Company in 1990, where he served in various local and regional field management positions. Mr. Vincent Parascandola worked for the MONY Life Insurance Company for fourteen years and left a legacy before joining AXA Advisors in 2004.
Before joining AXA Advisors, Mr. Vincent Parascandola initially served as a divisional president of the Advantage Group, a subsidiary of AXA Equitable that was created to attract seasoned financial professionals. Mr. Vincent was the co-manager of the firm’s New York Metro Branch. The firm has approximately 400 financial experts in the tri-state area. When he assumed the role of the senior executive vice president of AXA Advisors, LLC, Parascandola was responsible for overseeing sales in the company. He was also in charge of management development, recruitment and retention, productivity and also the development of both new and experienced financial professionals.
Leadership positions held by Vincent Parascandola
Since the start of his career, Mr. Parascandola has held various high-profile leadership positions that have seen his career grow exponentially. Mr. Parascandola has earned numerous prestigious awards throughout his career. Mr. Vincent Parascandola at one point in his career was awarded the coveted GAMA’s Career Development and Master Agency Awards. Check out Pocomuseum to know more
Besides excelling in leadership, Vincent Parascandola is also a renowned public speaker and has held public lectures at numerous industry and company conferences, including the GAMA’s Nationa LAMP meeting and also at the LIMRA’s Distribution conferences. Mr. Vincent Parascandola is a member of GAMA and has been the president of Florida chapter. Vincent has also served as the chair of LIMRA’s field officers committee. Mr. Parascandola’s educational background has set a solid base that has contributed to his career growth. Mr. Parascandola graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Pace University, New York. Visit his Facebook page to know more
James Dondero is one of the most prominent names in the financial world of not the only United States, but across the globe. Over the years, he has helped Highland Capital Management, a financial services firm that he co-founded, become one of the leaders in the industry. With over three decades of experience behind his back, James Dondero certainly knows the tricks of the trade in the financial sector and has been able to develop a very keen sense when it comes to financing or business. James Dondero is associated with many other leading financial firms apart from Highland Capital Management, which includes Nexbank, CCS Capital, and Cornerstone Healthcare.
Not only has he helped in making Highland Capital Management successful in its sector, but all the companies that he is heading or is associated with are market leaders in their respective industries due to the strategic guidance provided by James Dondero. He is also a certified Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Managerial Accountant, which helps him understand and read the market in technical terms much easier. It is what has also helped him devise some of the most successful financial and business strategies for the Highland Capital Management and its top investors and clients.
Even in the most sluggish of financial markets, he has been able to make sure for the customers and investors that they continue to make significant returns and that their investments are safe and secure. James Dondero has done B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia. James Dondero has also been on the directorial board of MGM Studios and American Banknote Corporation. He also has the experience of working for American Express, where he joined in 1985, and by the time he left the company in 1989, James Dondero was already managing over $1 Billion in assets for the corporation.
Under the leadership of James Dondero, the Protective Life’s GIV Subsidiary net worth increased to over $2 Billion in just a few years. James was associated with GIV Subsidary of Protective Life before he started with Highland Capital Management. James is also a well-known philanthropist and continues to encourage and donate to many charitable organizations and programs in his community.
Cassio Audi, the eminent budgetary administration official in Brazil, has an early music profession history. He was the individual from the band called “Snake” and was dynamic in the 90s. The band is popular for its pop and shake tunes and has discharged a few collections and performances. It was really framed in 1985, and Audi was the drummer of the band from the underlying days. In 1987, Viper discharged its first collection named Soldiers of Sunrise, and it turned into a tremendous accomplishment in Brazil. In the year 1989, the band came up another collection, Theater of Fate, and that exhibited the traditional touch of the band with awesome verses and impact to established music.
Snake is known for blending both metal and exemplary and framing a dynamic metal and neo-traditional style tunes that pulled in individuals crosswise over South America. The third collection named Evolution, discharged in 1992, was following hard shake style with impacts from traditional. Amid the later phases of the band, Audi observed to be incompletely coordinating with the band because of his exceptionally drew in money related vocation. Be that as it may, he regularly discovers time to go through with partners in the band and tests his drum aptitudes. Audi’s energy towards music is similarly measured to his money related vocation.
Audi has over two years of involvement in budgetary industry and began his profession with worldwide managing an account firm JP Morgan Chase as a dealer. He worked with various organizations from various businesses. Audi finished his unhitched male’s from Universidade Pontifícia Católica de São Paulo in Business Administration and furthermore did his MBA from de São Paulo Universidade. He is known for basic considering, vital arranging, and group administration, and that helped him to be exceedingly fruitful in the profession.
James Dondero is the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, which is considered to be one of the largest financial institutions in Texas. James Dondero has been leading the company to new heights ever since he was given the position. He is making sure that the company is doing great by supervising its rising numbers, and at the same time, he is also participating in philanthropic works as a sign of gratitude for the community that trusts in their company.
The most recent charity work that James Dondero did was when he authorized the challenge grant amounting to $1 million to be given to the Family Place, a non-government organization operating in Texas which aims to put a stop in domestic abuse, and to help the victims as well. According to the Highland Capital Management, the fund that they will be collecting will be handled by their philanthropic arm, called the Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc. According to James Dondero, the reason why they released such amount is because they heed to the call for assistance of The Family Place. They explained how they wanted to help the victims of domestic abuse through their program called the Legacy Campaign, but they ran short of $2.8 million that is why they are knocking on the doors of different companies who are willing to give. James Dondero did not think twice and immediately gave the company’s position that they are willing to help. The amount that will be given by the Highland Capital Management would cover more than 30% of the remaining fund that the organization needs. The Family Place could not thank James Dondero enough for his generosity, and stated that because of the donation, the planned shelters and centers for domestic abuse victims will soon become a reality.
James Dondero stated that they are looking forward to the shelters and centers that The Family Place will be building, and has also offered some assistance in constructing these structures. He stated that helping other people is necessary, especially if you have something to give, because for James Dondero, giving is better than receiving.
James Dondero is the kind of man who others should take a lesson from. It is rare for someone of such success and privilege to be so generous to those who are less fortunate, especially on a local level. James Dondero has given millions of dollars to local charities over the last few years, most notably he has been instrumental in the completion of the capital funding campaign for The Family Place and their 16.5 building fund. This is just the most recent act of giving for a man who started his career humbly.
James Dondero started out as a Corporate Bond Analyst for American Express. After a short time of great success, he was moved to more responsibility when he was made Portfolio Manager for more than $1B in fixed income assets. He left AmEx in 1989 to move on to other opportunities, which eventually led to him starting his own firm, Highland Street Capital. With the success of highland street capital Dondero has been able to help the good of the greater community by establishing the Dallas Highland Foundation. Most of his giving has been through the foundation, with the most recent act of generosity being the assistance given to The Family Place in their efforts to complete their capital funding campaign for expansion and future development projects.
In addition to this James Dondero has also given generously to other area, and national charitable foundations, including Education is Freedom, The Dallas Zoo, The Perot Museum of natural Science, and The Capital for Kids Organization. In addition, he is also very active in the board of directors of several major companies including NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical at which he serves at Chairmen for the companies. He also sits on the board in other capacities at American Banknote and MGM Studios.
He is an active supporter of initiatives in education, public policy, and veterans’ affairs. He has been called upon by the administration of both the State of Texas and the United States to consult on important matters more than once. He is an award-winning scholar, and holds degrees and certifications as a CPA, CFA, and CMA.
James Dondero is a man who has a passion for giving back to the community. He is a great example of those who have been blessed with success and find a way to share that blessing with those less fortunate.
James Dondero attended McIntire School of commerce, which is a University of Virginia undergraduate and graduate business school. He received highest honors and achieved dual majors in Accounting and Finance. He has certifications as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and Chartered Financial Analyst.
James got his start of his career as an analyst in 1984, when he was a part of the Morgan Guaranty Training Program. He continued to get over 30 years experience in the credit and equity markets through the positions he has held and those he continues to hold.
James was a Corporate Bond Analyst and became the Portfolio Manager at American Express during his employment there from 1985 to 1989. After American Express he was the Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life’s Subsidiary, which was founded in 1989. He worked there until 1993. He is the Co-founder and President of Highland Capital which was established in 1993. He continues to be a part of Highland Capital, but he is also a part of other boards. He is President and Secretary of Highland Acquition Corporation since April of 2016. He is the Director at Jernigan Capital since August of 2016. He is currently a board member for American Banknote and MGM Studios.
James Dondero likes to give back to the community. He is partners with and ssupports numerous non-profit organizations and charities that focus on education, veterans’ affairs and public policy. He is committed to the improvement of educational opportunities for those living in the Dallas /Fort Worth area. His partnerships and donations continue to help enrich the lives of the Dallas residents. James has donated approximately $1 Million Dollars each to the Dallas Zoo and Family Place. He also donated approximately $2 Million towards the SMU’s Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars Program. Other organizations he has partnered with or donated to are: Education is Freedom, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, Uplift Education, Capital for Kids, Perot Museum of National Science and Snowball Express.
A world-renowned authority on sleep medicine, dentist, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Dr. AviWeisfogel presses forward to revolutionize treatment methods. Although he didn’t envision a career in dentistry, he advocates passionately. Before establishing systems such as Healthy Heart Sleep (2010), Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient (2012) and Dental Sleep Masters (2014), he committed many years to dental medicine. After graduating dental school, he launched a private practice namely Old Bridge Dental Care in 1999. At this New Jersey location, he practiced with mastery and professionalism. He practiced dental medicine for 15+ years and earned many accolades. Among awards and recognition, he’s been designated “Best Dentist.” The community appraises his involvement in philanthropy and career duties over the years.
While Dr. Weisfogel developed and nurtured a disciplined relationship with dental medicine, he needed exploration. As someone fascinated with sleep, he’s sophisticated his practice and sharpened intelligence on refining treatment. He’s developed a broader interpretation of sleep disorders and its relation to many health conditions. For example, stroke, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and more. Today, he’s coined a culture in dental medicine that’s enabling professionals to better treat patients. Sleep apnea cases have gained traction in recent years and many patients lack information. Through Dental Sleep Masters, many physicians and health professionals receive quality education on treating related disorders. Under Dr. Weisfogel guidance and mentorship, they’re using revolutionary methods to discover sleep. He employs sophisticated technology and dental appliances that optimize treatment.
Dr. Weisfogel has combined strategic marketing and expertise to deliver world-class services treatment solutions. The former NYU (New York University) alumni studied dentistry and hold a degree as a licensed dental surgeon. In addition, he holds a Bachelor’s in psychology and biology from Rutgers. In an IdeaMensch interview, he explained his daily routine and how he’s managed such success as an innovator of dental medicine. From morning devotions, public speaking, business meetings to curating blogs, Dr. Weisfogel keeps everything pretty organized.
He’d enjoy optimizations to automate his blogging experience and documentation principles that put a strain on his daily routine. Nonetheless, he’s content and meticulous with current exercises but would entertain productive innovations to enhance processes. As a visionary, he’s always been open to creativity and optimization of the workspace. Operation Smile manages a global charity which benefits from giving hearts like Dr. Weisfogel who’s pledged money and service to the cause. Last year he dedicated a GoFundMe fundraiser to rally support and campaign for Operation Smile. An admirer of Steve Jobs’ success and strategy, he’s remarked on his journey and how it’s helped shape his reality. The system he employs accounts for accuracy, optimization, satisfaction and growth in dental practices today. In fact, Dr. Weisfogel treats an average of 200-300 patients monthly using his system.
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