Meet Mike Bagguley, the Vivid Leader

Mike Bagguley is Barclays PLC’s current Chief Financial Officer (COO). Prior to this role, he was the COO for Barclays Investment Bank, and the former head of macro products and trading for the company. As COO, Bagguely  reports directly to the company’s Chief Executive Officer, James E. Stanley. Bagguley’s responsibilities include aligning company technology, rationalizing operating platforms, and executing various strategies for maximum impact. 

Over the last few years, Barclays streamlined its investment operations and implemented a three-year strategy to eliminate 7,000 jobs that were a quarter of the headcount at the bank. In 2014, Mr. Bagguley took over the macro product unit after the creation of the division. The department consolidates trading and distribution across credit, rates, commodities, and foreign exchange to streamline bank operations.

 Mike Bagguley has enabled the firm to build on significant progress and the executive team is confident in Bagguley. Already he has moved Barclays investment bank to high heights as its COO, to the benefit of its clients.  

About Mike Bagguley

Mike Bagguley has worked for Barclays for many years. He has served as the global head and managing director of US Dollar Derivatives Trading at Barclays Capital and led the Commodities and Foreign Exchange unit in Barclays PLC since 2013. He was in charge of all strategic positioning and risk management at the investment entity when it was franchising globally.

Since 2001, Mike has held senior roles in Barclays PLC. He was the head of FX Cash Trading and Interest Rate Swaps. Mr. Bagguley has also held executive positions in leading companies as director, senior vice president, and head of groups like Asian Swap Trading at Merrill Lynch

Additionally, he has worked in LCH. Clearnet Group Ltd as the shareholder representative director since 2011. Mr. Bagguley is a member of the Institute of Actuaries and a Director of the Association for Financial Markets Europe. 

Mike Bagguley is a graduate of the University of Warwick where he earned a bachelor of science degree in 1988.

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Stream Energy Makes Philanthropy Part of Their Business Model

Stream Energy is an independent provider of energy for seven states in the U.S., as well as wireless and protective home services nationwide. The company is based in Dallas, Texas and was founded in 2002 by Pierre Koshakji and Rob Snyder. What sets Stream apart from other energy providers is that it uses multi-level marketing and word of mouth as primary sales channels. Instead of dealing with a customer service department, Stream users have their own energy broker. These brokers are executives whose sole job is build up personal clients lists and sell energy plans. This makes using Stream a more personal endeavor and provides added value. Stream also is an advocate of corporate philanthropy.

Stream Cares is an in-house charity foundation that formalizes all the philanthropic exploits of Stream execs. It is essentially a philanthropic arm of the company, a department in of itself, that uses funds from Stream to support various chartable institutions. Stream cares is tasked with fostering relationships with charity organizations, continuing present relations with charities, and allocated funds to said charities for the benefit of the community around them. Stream Energy has long standing relationship with both the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. They are dedicated to improving the quality of life in Dallas, and all of its executive are involved in some philanthropic endeavor.

Stream Energy was one of the first Dallas-based companies to lend aid after Hurricane Harvey, allocating funds the relief and rebuilding effort. Currently it is funding a homeless initiative through Hope Supply Co. Stream has partnered with Hope to assist over 1000 homeless children through special events and regular aid. Another example of Stream’s dedication to the community is its hands-on assistance with the Salvation Army in the wake of Texas Tornados that cause destruction back in 2016. Stream Energy’s executives do not just sign checks and offer distant support, they are known for their hands-on approach. They are physically present at events, working alongside volunteers, and personally meeting the people they help. It is a corporate model that many businesses are taking on, and one that will truly better the communities around them.

Louis Chênevert: the CEO who revolutionised UTC’s operations

Louis’ time at United Technologies Corporation

Louis R. Chênevert served in United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in many capacities. In April 2008, he became the Chief Executive Officer and President, and in January 2010, he became the Chairman. He worked in the three positions till his retirement in November 2014. Louis was also a Director and Chief Operating Officer of United Technologies from March 2006. He became CEO when the subprime recession was at its worst, but during his tenure at UTC, their share price rose from $ 37 to $117 resulting in more than 200% increase in shareholder value.

UTC has never failed to pay dividends in its 77 years of operation despite operating in Connecticut which is an expensive place to run a business. To be cost-effective, Louis chose a different strategy, unlike other firms that sought to outsource their workers from countries with people willing to work in exchange for cheap wages. With Chênevert at the helm of UTC, the company avoided laying off engineers by moving them to Connecticut to enable them to utilise their skills in military and commercial markets where they were needed.

Louis was able to arrange UTC’s acquisition of Goodrich Corporation, an aerospace manufacturing company, to reduce internal production costs and further expand their market share

Career before UTC

Before joining United Technologies Corporation, Louis was the president of Pratt & Whitney from 1999 to March 2006. Before working for Pratt & Whitney, Louis worked at General Motors for 14 years and served their St. Therese operation as the Production General Manager. Between 2015 and 2017, Chênevert was the Senior Industry advisor at the Banking division of Goldman Sachs Merchant.

He is currently Business Council Member, Chairman of Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and Advisory Board of Yale Cancer Centre. Chênevert also serves as a Director at Cargill, Inc. and was inducted in 2005 as a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He is a founding director and Chairman of International Advisory board of HEC Montreal, as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the friends of HEC.

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Anti-Semitism and Linda Sarsour according to Adam Milstein

A blog contributor and prominent member of Jewish society, Adam Milstein, writes at JNS.org that anti-Semitism is becoming more commonplace and rising in America. It is extending into Leftist politics and the mainstream, where it was once just a fringe group of people on the alt-right. In the past, Muslims have usually blamed Jews for being all powerful Zionists that are the root cause of all problems in the Middle East. The interesting thing that Adam Milstein notes is that leaders of the women’s movement and the Women’s March such as Linda Sarsour are pushing extreme views that have anti-Semitic ties.

Linda Sarsour has publicly led a “Jihad against Trump” speech where she praises extremist people such as Siraj Wajjah, who is one of the co-conspirators that tried to blow up the World Trade Center in 1993 in New York City; Linda Sarsour even praises the Saudi Arabian poor treatment of women.

In addition to everything that Linda Sarsour has been doing and advocating to thousands of women and Americans, Adam Milstein asserts that some colleges and universities have taken on anti-Semitic positions themselves. At Tufts University, which has long been a university in good standing, there has been allowed a “disorientation guide” for incoming students which asks them to condemn the state of Israel for its “white supremacy”. Even at NYU, New York University, the state of Israel is called out 55 times compared to a far lesser number then extremist jihadism or even sentiments from Trump are. But this type of anti-Semitism on college campuses does not stay just within New York City, it also extends into Chicago as well. Adam Milstein writes that at the Dyke March for LGBT members and also the “slutwalk” which is aimed at ending sexual harassment in Chicago, anyone who is caught displaying the Star of David is promptly kicked out of the march.

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Vijay Eswaran Studies Peaceful Activist Leaders For Inspiration In Business

Vijay Eswaran has transformed how many businesses work in Asia and across the world through e-commerce distribution and direct selling. His company is QI Group Ltd. and its primary sales group is QNET, though it does also hold commercial and residential real estate through QI Asset Management and also is a partner with the Malaysian government for QI University.

He’s also an author who studies philosophers and other political and religious leaders who’ve adhered to strong morals and religious principles.

The values Eswaran espouses the most from them are learning to listen to everything people have to say and staying at peace with them, and even sacrificing of your own ambitions in your quest for success to help others succeed.

Vijay Eswaran saw generosity in his own childhood from his father Vijayratnam who worked for the Malaysian Ministry of Labor, and Eswaran later named a charity organization after him.

He attended the London School of Economics back in the 1980s and completed an MBA at Southern Illinois University. He didn’t know what he was going to do at first in business, but he learned about how direct selling could make not only himself money but others as well.

His first company that he worked with was the Cosway Group, and from there he and Joseph Bismark established QI Group in Hong Kong. The company initially had to host its own fundraisers to get working capital and had a few other operational hurdles to overcome, but by the mid-2000s it was becoming one of Asia’s top direct selling companies.

Vijay Eswaran not only turned QI Group into a billion-dollar sales company, but also has used it to reach out and touch the lives of special needs children in needy communities.

He’s done this through RYTHM Foundation, a foundation whose acronym means “raise yourself to help mankind.”

The millions of dollars he’s donated to charity earned him a listing in 2011 Forbes Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy and the New Global Indian award given at a Global Indian Meet conference in New York in 2012. Eswaran’s books include “In The Sphere Of Silence” and “18 Stepping Stones.”

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Vijay Eswaran – Philanthropies
Vijay Eswaran | Professional Profile – LinkedIn

How Kevin Seawright Helps First-Time Homebuyers In Baltimore

Kevin Seawright is an accomplished businessman who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the managing partner and chief operating officer of RPS Solutions LLC, a company he joined in January 2015.

He brought years of experience in management to this role and is deeply experienced in managing people, budgets, properties, and other core areas of running a business.

He is a graduate of Almeda University, where he earned his MBA in 2006, as well as the Mendoza College of Business located on the campus of the University of Notre Dame where in 2016 he earned an executive leadership designation. Learn more about Kevin Seawright: http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150520/NJBIZ01/150529987/newark-economic-development-group-names-cfo

For several years Kevin Seawright worked for the Baltimore city government in a variety of capacities. Among the leadership roles he filled were positions such as the chief financial officer of the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, and serving the City of Baltimore as the payroll director. From 2001 to 2011 he lent his expertise to the city by managing budgets and city personnel in a highly professional way.

In March 2011 Seawright entered the world of business when he joined Tito Contractors in the Washington D.C. area.

He served this company as their vice president of operations where he managed such things as a $50 million budget. Another accomplishment was increasing profits by taking an aggressive approach during collection bargaining agreements.

After working for two other organizations, Collington Episcopal Life Care Community and the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation, Kevin Seawright rejoined the Baltimore community when he took on his position at RPS Solutions. Read more: Kevin Seawright Joins Newark Community Economic Development Corporation and Kevin Seawright and RPS Solutions LLC Assist Baltimore City Housing Employee Attain First Home

At this company he is focused on increasing the homeownership rate in this city. He has said that homeownership is very important as it builds wealth for the homeowner. It’s also important for the overall community as homeowners are more involved in their communities and take better care of their properties.

One of Seawright’s big accomplishments with RPS Solutions is filling one of Baltimore’s areas, Belvedere Square, with a host of first-time homebuyers. His company built and/or renovated several affordable homes in this area. By working with several lenders Seawright was able to help several families accomplish their dream of homeownership.

Anthony Petrello’s Great Leadership at Nabor Industries

Anthony G. Petrello has been the chief executive of Nabors Industries Ltd. Besides Anthony Petrello significant role in the well-known company, he is a silent figure in many households in the US that blends its rank in the corporate America. Anthony G. Petrello is not a familiar figure in the television broadcast but well famous in the politicians’ speeches. Despite his great contributions, Anthony G. Petrello is on e of the most prominent figure in the US that is to very minimal extent appreciated.

Anthony G. Petrello was formally ranked as one of the top paid CEO. Working with neighbor industries, Anthony G. Petrello earned $68.2 in the year 2014. Nabors industries is a leading oil and gas drilling company. His significant achievements deserve attention, especially that Anthony G. Petrello is known all over the US as an honest and gentle person. He is always in pursuit of proper respect and fairness despite the greedy tactics criticism to learn more about us: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabors_Industries click here.

Anthony G. Petrello is a hardworking and brilliant business man and a strategist. However much of his success is entirely based on his treatment towards his fellow man. He is indeed termed as modern captain of business that works to help the Americans to obtain a means for good life. He has created thousands of jobs positions to the population.

Anthony G. Petrello’s success in leading the giant in oil drilling industry was not born to a wealthy family. Like many great Americans, he was born in a humble environment in Newark, in a predominantly Italian neighborhood. it is an area that faces great economic hardship but has maintained a culture as a strong work ethic and honor area. Dishonesty is shunned while honesty is valued above all. This character is the clear picture of what has been instilled in Anthony G. Petrello.

With very much commitment and hard work for about 20 years, Anthony G. Petrello graduated with a post graduate degree and soon afterward vigorously searched for a job. Anthony G. Petrello has done a lot of jobs before becoming the CEO of Nabor industry. Anthony G. Petrello leadership has created more than 100000 job vacancies in over 1050 rigs.

Mike Baur Educates The Youth On Creating Profitable Startups

After two successful decades, Mike Baur finally called his banking career quits. Mr. Baur bid the Swiss banking industry goodbye and ventured onwards to become an influential serial tech investor. At 39, Mike had worked with the who’s who of the Swiss banking community. Mike is an excellent business leader and proven financial strategist. Some of the established financial institutions he’s associated with are:-

 

  • Swiss Startup Invest
  • Swiss Startup Association
  • Innovation Lab Fribourg (ILF)
  • Clariden Leu
  • UBS
  • Think Reloaded AG

 

It didn’t take long before the philanthropic Swiss investor’s name reappeared on the mainstream media headlines. Mike and two-like minded visionaries came together to create the privately held, Swiss-Up Factory AG. Primarily, the tech start-up serves as a bridge linking aspiring tech investors with their dreams and aspirations.

 

Why Swiss Startups Fails?

 

It’s no secret that over 80% of start-ups in Switzerland and elsewhere, tend to collapse in their early stages. Companies struggle to raise the necessary capital to keep them afloat before they clock their breakeven points. Other entities run into all sorts of confrontations with the law. The professionals working at the Swiss Startup Factory guide you to avoiding such challenges. Mike’s company funds these small companies. It also mentors the youth on all the core aspects required to run a successful start-up.

 

Apply for the 90-Day Accelerator Program

 

Swiss Start-Up Factory has a trademark three-month crash course for the entrepreneurs. Mike Baur personally designed the 90-day accelerator program suitable for both early and late state companies. The Swiss Start-Up Factory runs an impressive hub at the heart of Geneva. These premises are an ideal ground for you as an aspiring tech developer to network with those who have already made it in the same industry.

 

About Mike Baur

 

Mike Baur, the co-founder of the Swiss Startup, attended the University of Applied Sciences in Bern, Switzerland from 1997 to 2000. In 2007, Mr. Baur enrolled for an MBA Course at the University of Rochester. By the end of 2008, he received his Executive MBA degree from the Universitat Bern.

 

Mike is a huge sports fan. He is a staunch supporter of his local hockey team in his hometown, Fribourg. Additionally, the seasoned investor likes watching the ATP Tennis series. In 2014, Mr. Baur founded Swiss Startup Factory which is a disruptive innovation incubator for young Swiss ICT entrepreneurs looking to make a break for the big league.

 

Marc Sparks is a Serious Businessman, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Marc Sparks is the poster boy for entrepreneurship. He is from Dallas, Texas and jumped into the world of business from the entrepreneurial diving board. With practically no formal training to speak off, the 1975 high school graduate has been involved with many start-ups, some that are successful beyond anyone’s wildest dreams and some considerably less than successful. One of his more successful ventures was to create and sell several hundreds of millions of dollars worth of self made products, along with the creation of some very successful businesses. Learn more: http://thebrotalk.com/bro-recommendations/dallas-entrepreneur-marc-sparks-spills-must-visit-list-wineries-dfw/

 

He credits his success to being passionate about what he does, his tenacious spirit, his never let a failure create a speed bump, but a stepping stone and his monetization skills. He is not afraid of losing it all. He loves to win, but Sparks knows he cannot win it all. That kind of reality is part of what keeps him on an even keel. He revels in building a successful business, putting together a team that supports that success and having happy customers. That, along with enjoying good health with family and great friends is a great day for Sparks. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/marc.sparks1

 

In addition to being an entrepreneur, Sparks is also a businessman and philanthropist. Sparks along with his wife created Spark Tank. It is Spark’s way to help non-profit entrepreneurs contribute to society with ideas and solutions to social situations.

 

Entrepreneurs apply for the cash grants and if they pass the rigorous inspection by the Spark Tank panel, they win funds for their venture. It is important for Sparks to have the ability to recognize the great work non-profits do and it is vitally important for them to help others.Learn more: http://sparktankdfw.com/

 

Sparks and his wife have helped other entities, as well. They took over a small homeless shelter and turned it into a multi-million dollar operation that feeds and houses more than 200 people every day. Samaritan Inn has a program where participants can find help with job training and placement, healthcare and family services. Graduates of the program have all the tools necessary to go onto live productive lives. He gets a great deal of satisfaction from hearing from former members of the Inn who return and tell of their success thanks to the help they received while at the Inn.

 

Mark Sparks has also added author to his list of credits. His book “They Can’t Eat You” describes his entrepreneurial adventures. He writes about all aspects of his career – the good, the bad and the ugly. His book shows others that it is possible to be successful despite encountering failures from time to time, and it is essential to never give up. Sometimes, failure teaches a better lesson than success. Sparks hopes his story will inspires others to never give up.