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Focus Search Partners, a Vaco Company Appoints New San Francisco-Based Managing Partner, Continuing West Coast Expansion

01 01 1970

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 10, 2017 -- Retained executive search firm, Focus Search Partners, a Vaco Company, announced today that Steve Finder has joined the firm as managing partner of the global technology practice as well as the financial officers practice (across all industry sectors), leading the team and adding new market sectors including additional depth in enterprise software, space/frontier technology and cyber security. Finder has more than 20 years of experience in matching high-performing executives with leading technology companies, ranging from venture capital and private equity-backed portfolio companies to publicly held organizations. Finder has expertise in a wide array of executive functional positions, including: finance, sales, marketing, engineering, general operations, human resources, CEO and board roles. Finder joins Focus Search Partners with a history of more than 300 successful executive searches, both during his time as a corporate executive at organizations...

FLOWE.green LLC Launches Kickstarter Campaign Aimed at Reducing Water & Energy Waste

01 01 1970

April 04, 2017 Dedicated to saving the Earth’s dwindling water and energy supply one household fixture at a time, FLOWE.green is proud to announce the launch of their Kickstarter campaign. In order to obtain the necessary funding to support their efforts, they are partnering with Kickstarter to surpass the financial goals preventing them from taking their product to production. Located in California, founders Chris Kirn and Jeff Horwitz felt firsthand the effects of a decades-long drought. With a background in automotive design, Chris Kirn decided to apply his skills as a behavioral scientist and engineer toward the design of water and energy conservation systems. After retiring from a successful career building and remodeling homes, with a problem-solving attitude, Jeff Horwitz felt the calling to create products that helped better our environment. Together, Kirn and Horwitz created FLOWE.green, where they have created three products that aid in reducing the amount of water...

Flow of Information in Consultancy World Cited as a Top Challenge in 2017, According to New Survey

01 01 1970

SAN CARLOS, Calif., May 9, 2017 -- A recent survey of more than 160 management consultants conducted by software firm Bluescape (www.bluescape.com) reveals surprising statistics:  while it's to be expected that landing new business is seen as a major challenge (cited by 66% of respondents), receiving necessary information from clients was cited by nearly half of all respondents as the second biggest challenge for consulting firms. Other top challenges for consultants include developing innovative and impactful recommendations (37%) and keeping project scope in line (33%). How consultants can collaborate to succeed. While it's evident collaboration is a top priority in consulting (97% of respondents cited it as extremely important or very important) very few report implementing new techniques to improve collaboration. Physical meetings and conference calls are cited by 48% of respondents as the most common forms of collaboration, while 20% rely on...

Florida Educator Named National Life Group’s ‘LifeChanger of the Year’...

01 01 1970

She's a hero to her students and an inspiration to everyone who has had the privilege of working with her. Montpelier, VT May 04, 2017 National Life Group announced today that Ana Rubio, physical education teacher at Earlington Heights Elementary School in Brownsville, Florida, has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner for the national 2016-2017 LifeChanger of the Year award. LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program that recognizes and rewards outstanding K-12 educators and school district employees who have demonstrated a proven ability to make a beneficial difference in the lives of students. “Ana is an extraordinary example of what it means to be a LifeChanger,� said Mehran Assadi, President and CEO of National Life Group. “She has shown a relentless commitment to the betterment of her students, and to serving her community in Miami-Dade County. We have received comments from hundreds of people whose lives she...

Flick Fusion's Tim James Selected by Digital Dealer to Present Special Pre-Conference Session at Digital Dealer 23

01 01 1970

First-of-its-kind session for vendors and sponsors focuses on how to effectively work a booth, get more leads and maximize exhibitor ROI Participating in this conference is a significant investment, but you can't expect attendees to magically show up at your booth.”— Tim James, COO, Flick Fusion Video MarketingURBANDALE, IA, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2017 -- Flick Fusion today announced that COO Tim James was selected by Digital Dealer to give a special presentation to vendors and sponsors on Sunday, September 17th at 4:30 pm PST. The 25-minute, pre-conference session is the first of its kind and will focus on how exhibitors can maximize their ROI at the show. James will share best practices on how to effectively work a booth, including how to attract attention from passers by, how to come up with an appealing value proposition for attendees, how to build rapport and get more leads."I have been to so many conferences where exhibitor staff are standing...

FlexPrint LLC Strengthens Leadership Team - Makes Two Executive Appointments

01 01 1970

Mike Weetman as Chief Financial Officer and Randee Manley as Vice President of Human Resources Press Release - updated: Oct 11, 2017 12:35 MST PHOENIX, ARIZONA, October 11, 2017 - FlexPrint LLC, a leading office technology and national managed print provider, added two key executives to its leadership team. Mike Weetman, formerly with Whalerock Digital in West Hollywood, California, takes the reigns as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Randee Manley joins the FlexPrint team from Ameritas in Lincoln, Nebraska as Vice President of Human Resources. Mike will oversee all aspects of finance, acquisitions, integration, corporate financing, planning and IT while providing business insights for FlexPrint's strategic growth strategy. Mike brings over 30 years of finance leadership at well-known companies like Yahoo, DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox. In his most recent assignment as CFO/COO of Whalerock Digital, Mike grew the company from start-up to over $100M in a short period of time. Mike's...

FleetCor (FLT) Alert: J&W Investigates FleetCor Technologies, Inc.; Long Term Investors Encouraged to Contact the Firm

01 01 1970

The Complaint filed alleges that defendants during the Class Period made false and misleading statements and failed to disclose that FleetCor owes its earnings and growth to overcharging customers, disseminating misleading marketing materials, and engaging in predatory sales practices. The lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.  If you are a FleetCor shareholder, have held shares continuously before February 5, 2016, and are interested in learning more about the investigation or your legal rights and remedies, please contact lead analyst Jim Baker ([email protected]) at 619-814-4471. If you email, please include your phone number. About Johnson & Weaver, LLP: Johnson & Weaver, LLP is a nationally recognized shareholder rights law firm with offices in California, New York, and Georgia. The firm represents individual...

Flagstar to Acquire Opes Advisors, Inc.

01 01 1970

TROY, Mich., April 3, 2017 -- Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: FBC) announced today the signing of a definitive agreement under which it will acquire certain assets of Opes Advisors, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close within the next 30 days. Opes Advisors' mortgage banking business generates retail originations from 39 retail locations in California, Oregon and Washington. The footprint is strategically focused in markets with strong demographics, resulting in high credit quality originations. In 2016, its 160 mortgage advisors produced approximately $3 billion in mostly purchase originations. The company also has a wealth advisory arm that currently has approximately $325 million in assets under management. Flagstar will operate Opes Advisors as a separate division with its own brand, providing a strategic expansion to Flagstar's retail home lending franchise. "We're...

Fla. Housing Market: Hurricane Irma Impacts Sales, Data in Sept. 2017

01 01 1970

"The impact from Hurricane Irma was wide-ranging across Florida, though the devastation and damage was certainly greater in some areas, such as the Keys and in Naples," said 2017 Florida Realtors President Maria Wells, broker-owner with Lifestyle Realty Group in Stuart. "But there were other consequences from Irma that disrupted the state's economy and housing market as people took needed time for hurricane preparations and one of the largest evacuations in Florida's history. Once Irma passed over the state, it took days or even longer to restore power to many areas, residents had to return from evacuations, and there was still debris cleanup, insurance claims and other issues to handle in the hurricane's aftermath. "It's not surprising that Hurricane Irma had a negative impact on existing home and condominium sales across most local markets in September – but that's a normal occurrence after...

Fix Auto USA Announces Two New California Locations

01 01 1970

San Diego, CA, October 31, 2017 -- Fix Auto USA continues its expansion with the addition of two California locations, bringing the total number of Fix Auto franchise locations to 119.Fix Auto Santa Maria, the first location in California’s Central Coast is owned and operated by Hector Paz, who is recognized by insurance companies as being a consistently high performer in his market.“It’s truly an honor to have received and accepted an invitation to join such an elite organization,” stated Fix Auto Santa Maria Owner-Operator Hector Paz. “Now, I have the best of both worlds: my shop remains locally owned and operated by my family and I have the support of a national brand that will allow me to thrive in a consolidating market. By far, this is definitely the best business decision I’ve ever made.”Fix Auto Sunnyvale, the 17th franchise location in Northern California and the 66th in California, is owned and operated by Steve Springer and Mary Oliver...

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