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Mike Baur: A Dazzling and Ambitious European Businessman

Mike Baur is a painstaking entrepreneur who has a superior track record in Switzerland, his nation of residence and rearing. The entrepreneur has made waves with a company that’s called the Swiss Startup Factory. He’s among its co-founders. He also works as its managing partner. Entrepreneurship hasn’t been the sole focal point of Baur’s career. He, prior to entering the entrepreneurship world, was a banking professional for more than two decades. Baur had employment with notable financial institutions such as Clariden Leu and UBS AG (Union Bank of Switzerland). He made the decision to leave the financial world, however, after developing an interest in startup organizations. He started investing in them in earnest and the rest is history. In 2014, he was behind the launching of the Swiss Startup Factory. The company’s other two hard-working founders are Oliver Walzer and Max Meister.

 

Baur was a big part of the START Summiteer. This took place at the University of St. Gallen. He was a jury member for the competition. The goal behind the contest was to assess startup organizations and their strengths. Baur landed a position as CTI Invest’s deputy managing director in the winter of 2016. This occurred right when CTI Invest joined forces with the Swiss Startup Factory. He guided the latter company via its in-depth accelerator program. This program was a collaboration with the Goldback Group. He was in charge of all of this in the beginning of 2016. The Wall Street Journal is one of the most widely known financial publications in the world. It delved into this businessman’s illustrious career at the end of 2016. That’s when it discussed the beginning of his vocation in banking in Switzerland. It also discussed his journey with startup organizations and with entrepreneurship in general.

 

Baur spent his formative years in the Freiburg part of Switzerland. Freiburg is home to an abundance of gorgeous and tranquil sights. He entered the banking universe as a teenager. He was merely 16 years in age when he secured his first banking position. He earned an apprenticeship with UBS then. A manager who worked in recruitment talked to him about the course of his upcoming career with the bank. He talked in significant detail about promotion opportunities that may come Baur’s way with the passing of time. Oddly enough, Baur didn’t end up staying in the banking community for the rest of his existence.

 

Susan McGalla Paves The Way For Women In The Boardroom

Susan McGalla is a businesswoman and entrepreneur has paved the way for women seeking to break that glass ceiling. She has successfully run two Fortune 500 businesses and currently runs her own firm P3 Executive Consulting LLC.

The reason for McGalla’s success is because she was fearless. Growing up in a family with two older brothers and a father football coach laid the groundwork for her success. She was raised with a work ethic that let her know that nothing is given. If she wanted to be successful, she had to work hard to get it. And her gender was absolutely not a reason for failure.

McGalla took that attitude into the workplace, where she was highly-respected by her peers and her gender was never a consideration.

After she graduated from Union College, she went to work for Joseph Horne Co. She worked in a number of positions, including marketing and sales. She moved on to American Eagle Outfitters. This is where she made her mark. McGalla says she saw very few women in the boardroom. But through her hardwork, she was finally promoted to CEO.

During her tenure at American Eagle Outfitters, the company’s sales skyrocketed. After her work was done, McGalla decided to go out on a limb and open her own company.

Her P3 Executive Consulting helps start-up companies that need help with staffing, financial advice, sales, marketing and other business solutions.

McGalla is the current Director of Marketing for the Pittsburgh Steelers organization. She also serves on a number of local boards.

One of her favorite things to do is travel the nation giving speeches to women who are trying to make it in the business world. But she also enjoys the autonomy of owning her company and calling the shots.

She says she is hoping that more women reach her level of success.

Bitcoin Is Not A Good Investment Says Paul Mampilly

Paul Mampilly is always researching stocks and other investments and sharing with his followers which company or industry stocks they should be paying attention to. He used to provide his insights and advice for only the wealthy clients of Wall Street, but now he gives that information to anyone who wants it at his affordable newsletters at Banyan Hill. Mampilly has focused on finding new companies to invest in that most big name papers won’t tell you about, and one investment he recently brought up was Bitcoin.

Mampilly says he likes what Bitcoin is about because this digital currency is a way for money to become decentralized and not affect people with unstable interest rates. But he says he’s not recommending investing in its stocks because there’s become a bubble with them. The bubble he says has come from Bitcoin growing too popular that its price has become overly high, and since that’s how the bubbles in the dot-com crash and the housing crisis were formed, he predicts Bitcoin will suffer the same fate though not all in one big crash. Mampilly did say that there was another digital currency investors should look at that they can find out by subscribing to his newsletter.

Paul Mampilly worked for several major banks across the world and a New York hedge fund before becoming an independent newsletter author. He immigrated to the US from the UAE to attend Montclair State University back in the 1980s, and he recalls working in a gas station and cafeteria to support himself through those years. But he managed to graduate in 1991 and then got a job as a research assistant at Deutsche Bank, and as he became a savvy investor he started taking over full client portfolio management. ING, Sears, Banker’s Trust and a private Swiss bank all benefited from Mampilly’s expert services as well.

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Paul Mampilly joined one of the top hedge fund companies in 2006 at Kinetics International and grew their client base to where the AUM reached $25 billion. Barron’s named this hedge fund the “world’s top hedge fund for returns as high as 43%” while Mampilly was there. Mampilly also turned a $50 million investment to $88 million in 2008 when he won the Templeton Foundation’s investment competition. Mampilly is also one of the first investors who bought into Facbeook and Netflix and sold their stock for a hefty profit when they became big companies.

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David Giertz’s Take on Social Security and the Aging Population

There are many people that look forward to the day where they can lay down their briefcases and spend their days on a beach somewhere warm. When it comes to retirement, there seems to be a lot of dreaming and not enough planning. The recent article, “These Big Mistakes Will Result in Smaller Social Security Checks” on CNBC.com talks about the risks that retirees are taking when drawing Social Security. Within the article, prominent financial adviser David Giertz even warns that almost 40% of retirees are not able to live the retirement that they initially envisioned for themselves. This can be due to health problems or lower incomes.

It is important for the aging population to engage in better financial planning. Giertz points out that many retirees used to be dependent on pensions throughout retirement but as the population ages, pensions are drying up. Retirees need to understand what they can do to make the most out of their money. The author states that one of the worse things a retiree can do is take their Social Security benefits too early. Even though they are eligible for them at 62, they can see as much as a 25% permanent decrease in their benefits. They advise that working as long as possible, up to age 70, will help maximize benefits.

The fact is that while Social Security benefits are important, they should not be the only plan that retirees have for their future. They should seek out the advice of professionals, such as David Giertz, on appropriate avenues to help have the retirement that they want. Giertz, a former President of Nationwide Financial Distributors, Inc., has extensive knowledge of the financial industry. Obtaining an MBA from the University of Miami, he knew from the start that he wanted to help people throughout their lives. He continues to remain a vocal advocate for proper financial planning and has been involved with many organizations that reflect those values. For David Giertz, financial planning is key.