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Students Of the Academy of Art University Take The Runway

The huffington post released an article covering a much anticipated event during New York’s Fashion Week that shined the spot line on young, up and coming designers. The Academy of Art’s School of Fashion held it’s 21st runway show September 9 of 2017 in New York, showcasing the beautiful creations of ten Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Master’s of Fine Arts graduates from the academy. With great anticipation, each graduate debuted 2 menswear looks, and five womenswear looks on the runway during the course of the evening, at Skylight Clarkson Square.

With a vast variety of backgrounds, including a student from mainland China, and wide expanse of tastes, the carefully designed garments that adorned the runway proved to amaze and enamor the spectators. Designers put forth every effort in making this event a night to remember, using extravagant vinyls, elegant cashmeres, and beautiful natural fibers. Inspiration came from varying influences such as culture, life style, as well as personal interests, making it a truly enriching experience

The Academy of Art was founded in San Fransisco, California in 1929, by Richard S. Stephens, who was also the director of Sunset Magazine. With his wife Clara, a rented loft at Kearny Street, and 45 students, Stephens began a thriving University, dedicated to giving hard working students the best education for their field of study. In 1977 the Academy of Art University established, for the first time, a graduate program offering a Master of Arts program. Today the Academy of Arts University stands as a symbol of modernism and creativity.

All prospective students, with passion for their art, and a drive for honing their skill, are encouraged to pursue their degree with the Academy of Art’s No-Barrier Admission Policy. The Academy of Art also boasts a faculty of the finest professor’s with the highest standards for education, who also possess practical experience from a fellow artist, and an individual working in the field.

With an encouraging community of peers, and inspiring faculty surrounding the academy, it’s no wonder the university boasts a large student body, and the finest arts program in California.

 

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Life As Gustavo Martinez Knows It

Recently Gustavo Martinez, who is well known for his work in advertising as well as his work in marketing, did an interview with Professional Tales. In this interview he went on to discuss is vision, the way he works, and more!

 

Moving Up The Ladder

 

During the course of his career, Gustavo Martinez has been employed at marketing firms that are said to be the best globally. When he was working for J. Walter Thompson Worldwide he worked as the CEO. When he was working for McCann World Group and Olgilvy and Mather, he was actuall the President. Before he worked with those firms he was able to put his creative talents to use with some very impressive clients coming from Henkel and Price Waterhouse. Now, he has been working using his skills in marketing and advertising as a consultant. He also has been making use of his entrepreneurial skill with the same job.

 

Mixing It Up

 

Having worked for many years now, Gustavo Martinez has gained some very useful insight that he seems to want to share with those willing to take the time to learn. One thing that he has pointed out is that marketing and advertising are not at all similar to other industries. In most industries workers are expected to be on time, be dependable, and to be happy with completeing the same tasks constantly. According to Martinez marketing is a form of artisitic work, meaning that every person who wants to work in both marketing and advertising are going to have to mix it up and get creative.

 

Marketing With Startups

 

Martinez believes that it is important to market correctly when dealing with startups. This means that those running startups have to focus on analytics, functionality, and technology design. Most people who are running startups and try to do the same thing he is doing will fail due to expenses, time-consuming tasks, and mistakes. That is why it is important to make sure that the right people are behind a startup to make sure that everything flows nicely.

 

Leading In A Creative Way

 

Being a leader, Martinez makes sure that all of his focus stays on keeping his creative juices going and also helping other team members get their going and directing them correctly. The work environment that he has created is one that will help his team members feel as though they can share their ideas with him openly. Of course, he always makes sure to recognize those that are doing a great job and does his best to keep them going down that great path of success.

 

Charity

 

Anyone who is making a good amount of money should be donating some of that money to things that matter. Gustavo Martinez is someone who fully believes in donating both time and money to the greater causes.

 

Gustavo Martinez

 

Gustavo Martinez has many years of experience working in advertising and marketing, in fact, he has over 35 years doing just that. He certainly has built quite the name for himself in that amount of time, and has also become very wealthy. Martinez is someone who not only places value on the work he does, but also places value on the work of his team members and charitable causes. He certainly is someone to admire.

 

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TJ Maloney Welcomes Newcomers to Lincolnshire Management Team

In June, Chairman, and CEO of Lincolnshire Management Inc., TJ Maloney, welcomed four newcomers to their team at Lincolnshire Management. Lincolnshire is a private equity firm located in New York City, although it has an office in Chicago.

TJ Maloney announced Matthew Nacier would be rejoining the firm as a senior associate. In addition, T J Maloney welcomed Nicolas Vega Llona as a new senior associate, as well as two new analysts, Yashna Ginodia and Georg Stoit-Nielsen.

Maloney said in his statement that, “These additions to the team reflect the strong commitment we have to growing our staff with talented professionals who share our passion for our hands-on investing approach. They will work with our teams to help find new investment opportunities and drive growth in our portfolio.”

The firm, which was founded in 1986 is a middle-market private equity firm which invests in acquisitions of private companies and recapitalizations. They are also known to invest in corporate divestitures and management buyouts. Currently, Lincolnshire Management manages over $1.7 billion in private equity capital under the direction of TJ Maloney.

Lincolnshire Management has an impeccable 33-year track record of investing.

Some of Lincolnshire’s current investment portfolio includes Dulbo Holdings, Inc., Allison Marine, True Temper Sports, Nursery Supply, Inc., Latite, and Desch Plantpak.

Recently, Lincolnshire sold some of its acquisitions. They include Holley Performance, Amports, Inc., and Fabbri Group.

TJ Maloney himself has had many accomplishments in his career. Maloney, who joined Lincolnshire in 1993, previously served as an intern CEO of Credentials. He attended Boston College where he received his BA. He had a law practice in New York City after graduating from Fordham Law School in 1979.

TJ Maloney has lectured extensively and has been a guest lecturer at many universities. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Boston College. He once served on the Board of Trustees of Fordham University.

In 2007, Maloney was presented the Richard J Bennett Memorial Award from Fordham Law School. This prestigious award recognizes corporate leaders with excellent moral standards.

With the leadership of Maloney and his team of professionals, Lincolnshire will continue to grow and flourish.

Follow this link to learn more https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/person/2009927

Interview with entrepreneur Nitin Khanna

The CEO of MergerTech has made quite a career for himself as an investor, leader, and as a driven entrepreneur with experience in the tech field. Nitin Khanna grew up in a household of businessmen, whether it was his father or uncles, as he was raised in India and later pursued a degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University. After finishing school, he started out a company with his brother called Saber Software that was successful from the start with companies using their software; even for the big election in the year 2000 between Bush and Gore. After selling Saber Software, he built the company known today as MergerTech with the mission to help out other entrepreneurs with their own companies.

Nitin Khanna is a strong believer in having a good team of employees with a clear mission, value, and culture. He admits that he and his brother worked well together with Khanna working more on the sales side of things while his brother was running the plans. Nitin Khanna makes sure that he executes his plans and that is what he believes is a key to his success throughout his career in business. Again he emphasizes the essential nature of having a good unit of employees who will tackle their goals and if present is destined for success. Whenever he can, he tries to get each team member working effectively through motivation and the goals of the brand.

One of the interesting elements that Nitin Khanna states in the interview is that successful entrepreneurs make free time and will have it at their disposal; an unlimited amount of it too. He believes that successful and like-minded people such as himself will make time and know how to use it effectively. One of the tips that the entrepreneur gives is that others should use their time wisely and stay productive throughout the day. The ultimate goal when it comes to Nitin Khanna is building a company that stays around for a long time and gives others advice to recognize what they are truly good at and going for it. The businessman spends his days speaking with team members either addressing their problems or answering their questions. In his free time, he likes to spend his time DJing, reading, or producing documentaries at festivals.

See Nitin’s profile https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=26286906&capId=143882691&previousCapId=100891&previousTitle=Accel-KKR%20LLCC

Pharmaceutical Entrepreneur Marc Beer Announces The Results Of His Company’s Series B Funding Round

Marc Beer, the chief executive officer, chairman of the board of directors, and co-founder of Renovia Inc. was pleased to announce in August that his company had held a very successful Series B equity round. His company raised $42.3 million in total with $32.3 million raised in equity and another $10 million raised from venture debt.

He said that the money his company raised would be used to finance his pharmaceutical company’s clinical trials, develop the company’s products, add additional products to its pipeline, and support future commercial launches. The companies that took part in this equity round were OSF Ventures, Western Technology Investment, Inova Strategic Investments, Perceptive Advisors, Cormorant Asset Management, Ascension Ventures, and Longwood Fund. Learn more: https://renoviainc.com/

Marc Beer was pretty happy that the investors included a mix of old and new investors in his company. They could see the value of his company’s commercial and clinical vision which is all about supporting women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders. These types of disorders result from their organs pushing down on their vagina and results in a lack of bladder control and fecal incontinence.

The lack of bladder control due to pelvic floor disorder is pretty common across the globe Mark Beer says. His company, which is based in Boston, MA, has a product called Leva on the market that helps women with this disorder. They learn how to correctly perform pelvic floor muscle exercises. About 33 percent of women do these exercises incorrectly which can cause further problems if anything.

It’s estimated that over 60 percent of women age 60 and older have bladder control issues. However, their pelvic muscles can be strengthened just like any other muscle which reduces and even eliminates this problem. There are interconnected muscles in the pelvic area that, when strengthened, lead to much better bladder control.

Marc Beer is a member of the 1987 graduating class of Miami University. He entered the pharmaceutical industry in 1988 when he became the director of sales training and development at Abbott. Six years later he was a vice president at Biostar, Inc., and in May 2000 he first became a chief executive officer at ViaCell.

He has been the chairman of the board for three pharmaceutical firms which are Myolex, Good Start Genetics, and Minerva Technologies. He co-founded Renovia in August 2016. More recently, he co-founded another firm which is LumeNXT. This company creates surgical devices and is a leader in the non-tethered LED illumination field. Their product is the only device of its kind that is battery powered and offers safe and effective lighting to be used during surgical procedures.