Menu

Nola Hollywood

Let Me Entertain You

How Randal Nordone Co-Founded and Sold Fortress Investment Group

How Randal Nordone Co-Founded and Sold Fortress Investment Group

How Randal Nardone Co-Founded and Sold Fortress Investment Group

The investment world is a competitive environment where executives come and go with every change in the market. However, one investment executive has been able to rise to the top and find himself on Forbes Billionaire List. That executive, Randal Nardone, has been a major player in the alternative investment world.

Randal Nardone is best known as the Co-Founder of Fortress Investment Group. The company was created in 1998 and has since become one of the biggest players in the alternative investment world. As the company grew, it found itself as an attractive target for larger banks. Eventually, Fortress Investment Group would be sold to SoftBank for $3.3 billion dollars in late 2017.

Speaking of the SoftBank acquisition of Fortress Investment Group, Randal Nardone said that he would continue to lead Fortress and the investment group and that the firm would continue to operate as it did previously. Today, Mr. Nardone continues to lead Fortress Investment Group with almost $41 billion dollars of assets under management.

In the 2018 Forbes Billionaire List, Randal Nardone was listed at number 557 with a net worth of $1.8 billion dollars. According to the biography from Forbes, Mr. Nardone received his education from University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts. He would later receive a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Boston University. Mr. Nardone began his career as a lawyer at Thacher Proffitt & Wood. He would later go to the finance side at BlackRock Financial and UBS. Mr. Nordone would later Co-Found Fortress Investment Group in 1998.

In addition to his position at Fortress Investment Group, Mr. Nordone also serves on Director of Aircastle Limited. Previously, Mr. Nordone served on the board of directors of a number of other companies. Some of those companies where Mr. Nordone served on the board of directors includes Springleaf Finance Corporation, New Media Investment Group Inc., Brookdale Senior Living Inc., and OneMain Holdings, Inc. Today, Randal Nardone is known as one of the most accomplished leaders in the alternative investment world. Meet Fortress Investment Group’s Ex-Billionaire Interim CEO

Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff by Sean Penn

The book “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” is centered around a character named “Bob” who represents the problems and issues in America that Mr. Penn feels need to be addressed. He wrote this book to get people talking and create a conversation about today’s world, he makes obvious hints at President Trump and the issues that are not being dealt with in Mr. Penn’s opinion. This is the center of his story which is written through topics such as the Republican Convention and “El Chapo,” a drug l soord and major criminal who runs his business through Mexico and other countries. “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” even hints at conspiracy theories towards some of the bigger news stories about police shootings.

 

The book “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” whose main character is “Bob” has two sides to his character, one side, a middle aged man who is alone and keeps to himself and is used to point out Mr. Penn’s feelings and thoughts on today’s issues through weird behavior. The other side of this character is a contracted killer who kills old people, which also is used to tell the story of today’s society and its problems and issues in reference to politics, how our world is being run and Mr. Penn’s feelings about our society in general. In writing “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” he purposely goes way over the top to make his point and even in some places uses shock value to makes his point.

The reviews to “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” are mixed, in that some feel it has great potential, but is ruined by his odd wording and way of talking that keeps the reader from getting his point, it also is noted as being “written in crazy.” It has also been said that he says he wrote the book to express his thoughts and feelings yet he denied being the author of the book in the beginning. The entire book is being called “confusing”, and a “mess” and is hard to follow with a crazy story line. The book is not being accepted in a positive way, one review even stated that the “storyline is a mixture of “fantasy and fiction.” Others see it as a “joke” and “ridiculous” and not even worthy of a review.”

Young CEO, Writer, and an Equestrian, Milan Kordestani

At a relatively young age, Milan Kordestani is gaining popularity in his hometown. For instance, he is the CEO of Milan farms which he founded in 2015. Apart from establishing a successful farm, he is also a feature writer with the Huffington post and an award-winning equestrian. Through hard work and dedication, he has achieved a lot that none of his peers could have.

Early life

Kordestani was born and raised in the US. However, when his parents separated, they relocated to London. In 2010, he moved back to the US where he finished his high school studies in 2017. Since the age of ten, he has had the passion for horse riding. Unfortunately, it has not been a smooth experience like being thrown off a running horse. Nevertheless, he braved and conquered his fears to win the first leg of the Triple Crown in 2015. The following year he emerged second in the World Championships Horse Show.

Milan farms

In 2015, while still in high school, he decided to establish the Milan Farms. His major concern that prompted him to start the farm was the inhumane way animals were raised. Milan farm has grown to become a huge supplier of eggs, poultry and saffron mint. In an effort to boost production, the farm works closely with other farms with similar interests across the country. Milan Kordestani rose to prominence in farming by becoming the first to use hydroponic technology instead of soil to grow saffron. The farm adopts a one hundred percent organic model of agriculture. Products from the farm have gained a considerable reputation in the area and across the country for transparency and integrity in the production processes. Due to the increased demand for poultry products, the farm has since expanded to three other farms. The new farms are aimed to supply products to the west coast and Colorado regions.

About Milan farms

The core aim of Milan Farms is to provide the consumer with an honest option through transparency in the methods of production used. The farm has committed to provide their clients with the best quality products at the most affordable prices.

Farming by Milan Kordestani

Milan Kordestani is the chairman and also the CEO of one of the most well-known firms known as the Milan Firm. He is one of the students at the Francisco Bay area where he has schooled for a very long time. In the year 2015, he decided to establish this firm whose primary goal was to ensure that he create a humane and organic system so that it can become a good environment where he can comfortably be able to raise poultry and also the organic growth in the form of 100% saffron.

One of the most exciting activities that he is now doing is that he is offering free saffron and also the organic eggs in his new firm. The main reason as to why he is doing all this is that he has an aim of ensuring that he has been able to provide consumers with an honest option to the customers. One thing that Milan do for his firm when raising this animal is that for them they use transparency and they only use one method for their plant, and that is the organic option.

He believes that when choosing any product to use honesty is one of the critical issues and what most of the clients prefer because it is through that they build their trust in the firm. In the year 2016, this is when Milan logo and also the brand became a trademarked company. Since then it has expanded to other three different firm that it currently operates on this new area. It is one of the biggest firms that is known to distribute most of the eggs in the West Coast.

The saffron that they are known to produces is very marketable, and they are the largest distributors in the whole world. It is one of the firms that appreciate the traditional means of providing and cultivating saffron, but at the same time, they are known to give a chance to some of the innovation that has been discovered. The Milan team are currently using drip irrigation, and also they are researching the use of hydroponics.

 

OSI Industries: Expanding their Business for a Century

OSI Industries is one of the world’s leading food suppliers. they recently completed a merger with another company to expand their Australian operations. This is the latest move in nearly a century of continuous innovation and expansion. While the company started in Chicago, Illinois, it is relatively rapidly outgrown its humble beginnings as a simple butcher shop and meat market. It was started in the early 1900s by a German immigrant and his sons, and remained a local supplier until the end of World War II.

With the rapid development of American suburbs and an increased demand for fast food, OSI Industries was able to become one of the first suppliers for the McDonald’s franchise. This was later pronounced when McDonald’s consolidated it’s supply line and the company became one of four core suppliers. the company also use McDonald’s international expansion to move their operations on to new continents.

A key component of OSI Industries expansion, was being able to provide a consistent product to each customer so that no matter where there product was served it would taste the same. This meant that the company had to remain on the cutting edge of technology in order to supply consistent and affordable products that could be transported over great distances to more and more restaurants.For example, the development of flash freezing food with liquid nitrogen reduced the cost of their products and allowed them to expand the number of goods that they could supply to customers. Recently, this has been realized with the opening of three new research centers to improve the quality and quantity of their products.

As the founders of OSI Industries retirement age Sheldon Lavin joined the company as a partner. Soon, with his negotiating skills and the company’s expansion in the international sector Lavin became the CEO in the early 1980s. this transition led to substantial growth for the company and led to the eventual expansion into Central and South America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. This was followed by similar expansion into Taiwan and the greater Asia – Pacific area along with the Philippines and China. The company continue to grow its product lines, new plants were opened both in the U.S. and abroad.

OSI Industries also begin processing chicken to provide even more products to all of their customers. Still headquartered in Chicago where the company had started nearly a century before, they began to consolidate diversify and expand as one of the leading multinational food suppliers. The recent growth as focused on China and Europe as well as an expansion of their Australian presence by merging with Turi Foods. This is one of the latest moves buy an international company that has remained focused on providing quality products, research Innovations, and customer service from their inception as a small meat market in Chicago.

OSI Group Adds To It’s Chicken Output In Toledo, Spain

The European markets, especially in Spain look good for meat sales which is why OSI Group has added to a poultry meat production plant in the region. This plant in Toledo, Spain was previously producing about 12,000 tons in chicken products, but with expanded space and upgraded technology they will now be producing around 24,000 tons. The overall output of the plant is 45,000 tons in meat products, and this investment of 17 million euros by OSI Spain is in response to customer demands for chicken which have grown over 6℅ in the last year. OSI Group President David McDonald said the expansion was a brilliant move to better serve customers in the region and build the company’s food portfolio.

OSI began in 1909 as a butcher shop that became a family-run meat business in Chicago known as Otto & Sons. The Kolschowsky family who ran the business knew how to create customized finished meat products that restaurant owners could have prepared quickly for customers. Their fine quality was noticed by Ray Kroc, a businessman who bought McDonald’s and wanted Otto & Sons to be the the meat provider for his planned restaurant chains. The agreement both parties entered into turned out to be the catalyst for Otto & Sons to take their business across the nation and around the world. But the person who really made this happen was former financial analyst Sheldon Lavin who turned the company’s loans into profitable production centers and started buying outlets overseas that became strategic distribution centers.

The company changed its name to OSI Group in 1975 and in the next 40 plus years moved into 17 countries and became the 10th largest meat processing company in the world. But despite their huge size, they have sought to avoid the usual norms most corporations are known for. Lavin and McDonald believe in addressing employees personally and letting them come to their doors when they have suggestions or concerns. OSI Group is also welcoming to new employees who become part of the team after a major acquisition is made. In many cases OSI looks to keep most things about an acquired company intact since they know best how to serve their customers. OSI is also safety and environmentally conscious about how they run their facilities. They also have joined with their McDonald’s partners to give back to their communities through the Ronald McDonald House Charities and more

Ryan Seacrest Does It All and Makes It Look Easy

Ryan Seacrest became a familiar face in show business by hosting American Idol, but he didn’t stop there. He has been adding successful ventures to his plate including stepping behind the scenes to produce popular television shows like “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and “American Idol,” hosting a nationally syndicated radio show, starting a clothing and skin care line and starting a charity called the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

Seacrest’s most recent venture involved a significant move from the west to east coast to co host “Live” with Kelly Ripa. The lingering question considering Seacrest’s growing list of significant undertakings is “how does he do it?” In a nutshell, Seacrest keeps on top of his many ventures with a disciplined and balanced schedule. He starts his mornings by waking up to an alarm and squeezing in a shower and shave, but makes sure not to sacrifice his physical and social needs in the hustle of everyday life. Seacrest said in an interview from the New York Times that earlier in his career it was tempting for him to feel guilty for making time for a workout, but now realizes the release of exercise is essential. He will even bring a trainer when traveling so as not to drop his routine.

Ryan Seacrest has learned to segment his day and his week so that he has time set aside for everything he needs to accomplish and he isn’t overrun by emails and demands. He said that this took a lot of self discipline, and fortunately means he has time left over on weekends to indulge in good company, good food, and good wine. He describes himself as a foodie and ensures he has some time to enjoy the pleasures of life while pursuing success. He’s also learned to put the phone down from time to time, especially on vacation, in order to rest and relax.

When Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) looks at what he hopes to achieve in life he thinks of the late Dick Clark who he worked with a few years before his death. He remembers watching Clark as a child and admiring the sense of ease he conveyed. Clark told him that when you make it look easy you are doing it well.

Here’s Ryan’s video that you must watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yG38b6MIl4

Clay Hutson’s Interesting Career in Live Entertainment

Clay Hutson is an experienced live entertainment producer who is different compared to anyone else in the industry. His insight into live entertainment has helped him to cultivate a business unlike other competitors in the market. Clay’s basic model comprises of the infusion of an artist’s feelings and thoughts in setting up the stage for the live shows. His overall goal for any performance is to create a unique and beautiful experience for the audience who show up to the live shows.

 

How Clay started his company

 

Clay Hutson used to work at different companies that specialize in tour production and live entertainment, the different positions he has held has helped him acquire different skills which he has perfected over time to make him a complete asset when it comes to all segments of the live entertainment.

 

The years Clay spent in the industry helped him to take the step of starting his own company. One specific event that made him start his private company was the fall of a company he was working for; the company went under during the days of the recession.

 

The daily activities in the work life of Clay Hutson

 

In the various events that Clay’s company works on, Clay is always on the floor as a stage manager. If a show is coming up, Clay wakes up at around 6:30 am, and he gets to the venue early enough before everyone else. He goes on over the day’s schedule, goes through a walk through and creates a storage plan together with a to-do-list for the crew.

 

Clay’s purpose on a daily basis is to be as productive as he can be, and he also desires his crew to be productive. The productive mode that runs through the company means that each person has to pay close attention to how things are done before the main show begins because it will determine how the rest of the show will proceed.

 

During the show, Clay starts by thinking of ways to bring down the whole setting in his mind, so that he can direct his staff on what needs to be done once the show is over.

 

How Clay Hutson implements his ideas

 

Clay’s experience in the music industry has helped him to create an imaginative mind. Before the day of the show starts, Clay starts by envisioning how the entire set will look like; how the lightings will be in place and even the music will be playing. Right off the bat, he always knows what can work and what cannot work. As his vision is being also developed with the help of CAD design, he fills up the loopholes by ensuring that the slightest detail like the size of the door is taken into account, because all the equipment have to go through the door in every venue. Learn more: https://angel.co/clayton-hutson

Jason Hope: A Soldier In The Fight Against Aging

Jason Hope is a successful businessman and well-known entrepreneur that has shown a keen interest in the research and science surrounding anti-aging. Hope firmly believes that there is technology now available that will soon prevent age-related diseases like high blood pressure, dementia, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

Jason Hope made his interest in the subject quite clear with a 2010 donation to the SENS foundation that totaled half a million dollars. The company is dedicated to researching techniques that are able to slow the effects traditionally associated with aging.

The SENS Foundation is based in Mountain View, California and focuses its efforts on researching compounds that lessen the effects of oxidation, strategies to decrease the presence of waste in cells, and substances that can serve to repair cells that have been damaged. The founder of SENS has been on record saying that he believes the human lifespan can be increased to 1000 years.

The subject of telomerase is one that has many in the anti-aging community excited. Telomerase is an enzyme that aids the size of the telomeres in the body. The telomeres are portions of the chromosomes that provides protection to genetic material within cells of the body. Research has conclusively shown that extra telomeres have the ability to decrease the rate of aging experienced by the human body. Telomeres may also prove capable of mitigating the damage that is caused to the body by oxidative stress.

This knowledge can be especially useful at fighting the effects of dementia as it has been observed that the accumulation of inflammation in the brain during the aging of an individual could instigate the development of the debilitating condition. Inflammatory compounds can also decrease cell lifespan and cause extracellular waste to break down cell barriers and increase the effects of oxidation.

About Jason Hope

Jason Hope lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and is the founder of a successful telecommunications company. The successful entrepreneur received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona before going on to the Carey School Of Business to obtain

Jason Hope is a self-proclaimed futurist that uses both his platform and financial resources to promote innovative solutions to the anti-aging industry as well as others. Hope also frequently speaks to young entrepreneurs and businessmen on all levels of their journeys in order to offer advice to them based on his many years of experience in the world of business.

Learn More: cityscene.org/jason-hope-the-entrepreneur-from-arizona/

Ara Chackerian Makes Impressive Moves In The Healthcare Industry

Ara Chackerian has a track record of success as an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He is one of the managing partners at ASC Capital Holdings. ASC Capital Holdings specializes in investing towards early-stage healthcare businesses. Ara Chackerian is also the founder of TMS Health Solutions, which is designed to help patients that are suffering from resistant depression.

 

Ara Chackerian has demonstrated great success as a businessman throughout his career. He was always a smart investor who was able to spot opportunities and manipulate impending trends within the market. Ara was aware of a disturbing trend that developed in the healthcare solution system. It encouraged him to form TMS Health Solutions. The company is an assistance to doctors running their clinics and patients. It is difficult for many clinics to deal with certain types of insurance. Ara Chackerian studied these limited insurance coverage policies and developed a method of service that satisfied the doctor and patient.

 

TMS Health Solutions has gone on to help thousands with resistant depression. Ara and his team expanded access to treatment by building new outpatient facilities. There are seven new facilities in the San Francisco Bay area and Sacramento. Each is designed with treatment rooms and consult centers. The centers were developed by Josh Heitler and are intended to give the patient a more relaxed feeling during the visit. Chackerian thought that this was extremely important while dealing with patients who have psychiatric issues. The New Concept is expected to turn each patient into a loyal follower of the brand. Check out norluyce.com for more.

 

 

Ara Chackerian is not a regimented person. He does not allow list to dominate his life. He takes each day as it comes to him and allows the priorities to determine his decision-making. Ara is always aware of his entrepreneurial activities as well as philanthropic efforts.

 

Ara Chackerian has had many business partners throughout his career and understands that you cannot build a business based on emotion. He has traveled the world and studied how people are the results of their life circumstances.

 

 

Click here: https://about.me/ara-chackerian