Fortress Investment Group Acquires Marathon Patent Group Under DBD Credit

The strategic and successful alternative asset investment firm Fortress Investment Group acquires one of the leaders in intellectual property management, Marathon Patent Group as part of a restructuring agreement that transfers certain intellectual property from Marathon’s diverse portfolio into a new entity called DBD Credit Funding LLC a subsidiary arm of Fortress. Marathon Patent Group is attempting to invest in research and development of various intellectual properties to create strong IP assets that can be monetized in order to continue reinvestment and provide appropriate utilization of global investment opportunities to streamline their business in the technology field. By teaming up with Fortress Investment Group, Marathon can relinquish the monetization of their assets in intellectual property and patents to a seasoned veteran investment firm that has shown a strong track record of capitalizing on investment opportunities in distress, underperforming, illiquid, and intangible assets.

The leadership of Co-Chief Executive Officers Wes Edens and Peter Briger has provided strong leadership and intellectual prowess that has generated decades of positive lucrative returns on investment for their more than 1750 institutional and individual clients from around the globe. The Chief Executive Officer of Marathon Patent Group Doug Croxall has shown strong insight and perspective in the relinquishing of the investment portion of his patent company so that the strength which is the intellectual capital, research and development can be concentrated on to provide new forms of technological advances that will create revolutionary patents and intellectual property that can be sold and monetized with the assistance of Fortress Investment. The day-to-day operations and maintenance of the company’s intellectual property will remain under the control and direction of Doug Croxall as Chief Executive Officer and will continue to provide high-level intellectual direction and corporate guidance for Marathon Patent Group.

However, the direction of the newly-created DBD Credit Funding a subsidiary of Fortress Investment Group will take the lead on the appropriate evaluation and valuation of the intellectual property created at Marathon and provides opportunities to reinvest resources needed to generate profitable advances in the technology and innovation within the Patent Company.Wes Edens Co-Chief Executive Officer of Fortress has been a leading member of the organization by providing a high-level evaluation of various alternative investment categories that has generated tremendous success for the organization over the years. Also, Peter Bridger has served as the other Co-Chief Executive Officer and President of the Credit Business at Fortress and also has led in the evaluation of various distressed and underperforming asset classes and has developed a reputation of one of the savviest investors in this realm of investing. With the acquisition of Marathon Patent Group, Fortress is continuing to expand their current portfolio into the IP investment industry and capitalize on the intellectual property of this highly successful patent company. After the successful acquisition of Marathon Patent Group, Fortress Investment Group will be adding another valuable asset to its current portfolio that has more than $35 billion in assets under management and will continue to grow and expand into various alternative asset classes to generate continuously profitable returns on investment.

Ricardo Tosto views on Law 13254

Assets abroad are regulated by the law 13254. Lawyers from Brazil can engage actively with lawyers in the diaspora through this channel. Ricardo Tosto is well pleased by this opportunity. The law which is widely referred to as the asset repatriation project came into effect in January 2016. It allows Brazilian assets and resources to be returned back to the country. The lawyers work hand in hand to come up with the necesarry documentation that make this possible.

Ricardo Tosto, a partner at Nelson and Associates firm, says that the law provides good ground for the exposure of local lawyers to the rest of the world. They get to interact with their compatriots from countries across the world. The regulation of assets laws, as it is known in other quarters, is not limited to only two countries. Legal processes and procedures can be effectively carried out in a host of nations simultaneously so long as the assets in question are from Brazil.

Congress was in no hurry to approve the project according to Ricardo Tosto. He had to lower both the income tax and the fines rate to 15% from the 17.5% that he had initially proposed. This occured after a series of discussions among members of the house who sought to standardize it.

The exchange rate on the other hand was fixed to 20%, which was its value in December 2014. Earlier reports had indicated that the Union had collected 30% of the assets. Ricardo Tosto clarified that this was not the case. This was occasioned by a difference in the exchange rate fom the time the proposal was made to the time the collection was implemented.

Ricardo Tosto who was a founding partner of Leite also weighed in on the provision for letting some offenders go scot-free. It only denies amnesty to drug traffickers, corrupt officials and smugglers. Crimes like tax evation and money laundry had the possibility of receiving acquittal.

Ricardo Tosto stated that there was need for the lawyersto streamline the process so that this wouldn’t be the case. Laws that would allow for the possibility of tracking down offenders and investigating their activities keenly so as to impose the correct penalties ought to be formulated by the partnership between the lawyers.

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Incorporated in a glimpse

Nexbank Capital Incorporated is a financial service company. It offers tertiary services to the populace. The company runs on three major things. These are; execution, flexibility as well as expertise. This is to ensure that they give the people they serve the best of services that can be offered. This attracts very many clients due to confidence in the firm’s work.

Nexbank Capital Incorporated offers three major services;

  1. Commercial banking
  2. Mortgage banking
  3. Institutional services

They fund different kinds of people as long as your project is legitimate. They are however restricted to the three field in their line of work. This narrowing down is what enables them to pay keen attention to their clients. They are also able to get the best professionals so as to give their clients confidence to work with them.

The firm recently cleared the fifty four million dollar subordinate debt that they had. The firm intends to use the returns or the gate money made out of this for the general corporate purposes. This will help with the probable expansion of the firm. After the completion of the debt, the firm has been able to increase both the debt and the equity to two hundred and thirty eight million dollars in the year 2016. Nexbank Capital Incorporation has also been able to amass assets that amount to 8.4 billion dollars.

The incorporation prides itself in their ability to provide access that remains unmatched to sophisticated as well as tailor made solutions to meet the client’s tastes as well as preferences. This firm is headed by a panel of executives. They are four in number. They are; John Holt who is not only the president of the firm but also the Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Operating Officer is Matt Sielkielski. The Chief Financial Officer is Stacey Hodges while the Chief Credit Officer is Rhett Miller.

The firm also has online banking services. The benefits of this modern technique are;

  1. One is able to get a clear account balance a well as transaction history
  2. One can transfer money to other accounts
  3. One saves time by paying bills online.

Brian Torchin: America’s Prominent Health Care Recruiter

Brian Torchin is the president of HCRC (Health Care Recruitment Counselors) staffing, a company that helps law firms and medical offices find and retain excellent legal and medical staff internationally. Torchin has been operating his business for a couple of years, for instance staffing, opening and managing offices in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Being a medical professional, Torchin started staffing his offices with doctors of chiropractic, physical therapists, physicians, and assistants that led to the expansion of HCRC Staffing. His dedication ensured his clients were being treated to satisfaction globally. Currently, HCRC Staffing is ranked as the best full-service recruitment and Consultation Company for the healthcare industry. View CNN iReport about Brian Torchin

HCRC staffing has been operating since January 2007 to date. The firm can find quality legal and medical staff within 72 hours by customizing staffing clarifications to the precise requirements of its clients. HCRC Staffing task is to build a lasting rapport with its customers by providing flexible staffing solutions based on confidence, respect, and reliable delivery of exceptional results. HCRC Staffing recruits candidates for a broad range of medical positions such as medical doctors, physical therapists and assistants, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, office managers, public relations representatives, and receptionists. Legal positions include legal administrators and administrative assistants, legal secretaries, paralegals, public relations representatives, office managers, and receptionists.

HCRC is considered the most experienced and professional company by its clients for always offering the most comprehensive solutions and its consistency in delivering exceptional results. Torchin has been described as a business-oriented person with a positive thought of the business world. His determination and hard work guarantees quality solutions to his clients and being respectful to their wishes.

As health practices’ needs for medical staffs grow with the industry, it would be crucial to select a healthcare-staffing institute that meet their requirements. With Brian Torchin as the CEO, the Health Care Recruitment Counselors would be the best choice for any medical practice.

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Polk Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To Robert Ivy

A successful lifetime is all an artist or businessman or scientist can ask for. But, at the end, when that individual is in the dusk of their life and they seek recognition for their lives, their is only one award that truly says that they have made a difference. A lifetime achievement award is exactly that. An award for a lifetime of excellence in a field, with many different awards being given out by organizations to people under different criteria. The Polk Lifetime Achievement Award is one of these, an award given to an individual who has strong ties to the state of Mississippi, and is involved with fine arts in some form. An artist who received this award is one who has truly changed the world over the course of his or her career and lifetime, either directly through great works or indirectly, through inspiration of others.

Robert Ivy is the most recent recipient of this award, joining a select few Mississippians who have received this award, such as famous American actor Morgan Freeman, star of movies like Shawshank Redemption and Chain Reaction. Where Mister Ivy differs from the other award winners, however, is that he is an architect. Never before has an architect like Robert Ivy received this award for excellence in art. However, Robert Ivy’s past in architecture, specifically American architecture, confirmed that he is the most obvious recipient.

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Robert Ivy first made an impact in architecture as the Editor-in-Chief of McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record. Under his direction, the Record received numerous awards, eventually becoming the standard architectural journal in the world. Raising a journal from near obscurity to a global icon is an award worthy achievement unto itself, however, Ivy also started a completely new, all-mandarin version of the magazine, catering more towards their audience in Asia, and resulting in an explosion of popularity for the magazine in this area.

After his stint as the Editor-in-Chief at McGraw-Hill’s Record, Ivy moved on to accept a position as chief executive officer of the AIA, the Architectural Institute of America. Robert Ivy, graduated from Tulane University. As CEO, Ivy made it his mission to expose more of the American population, and he did. The AIA reported that, under Ivy’s direction, they had attained their highest member count in the entirety of their 160 year existence. Also, Ivy led the Institute in a forward direction that opened up more of the American public to architecture on an artistic and professional level.

Learn more about Robert Ivy: http://www.zdnet.com/article/qa-robert-ivy-ceo-the-american-institute-of-architects/

Clayton Hutson

Clayton Hutson is a leading live sound engineer. He is also one of the top production managers in the country. Mr, Hutson is very dedicated to taking care of his clients’needs. From creating the idea, budgeting, and the final implementation, Hutson stands with you all through. He is a one-stop shop that provides all event-needs under one roof. Hutson is ambitious and passionate about music and all that pertains to it. Some of the services that he offers to his clients include the following:

  • Production Design and management
  • Show Production
  • Logistics and stage management

 

Throughout his career, Clay has worked for and with renowned international musicians. Before starting his own company, he had worked for other firms where he was able to gather experience in the music industry. When his last employer was struggling financially, Clay Hutson decided to start his firm. The business broke even after some time, and it is now a big venture that earns him a lot of money. He attaches great importance to confirming that all his duties are complete and done to perfection when preparing for a live event. He also believes in hard work. Clay has received numerous positive reviews from his clients. Customer satisfaction is paramount to him. Clayton believes that his former clients are the primary source of the future ones. Learn more: https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/potmsearch/detail/submission/6451483/Clay_Hutson

 

Ashley Nicolette Frangipane is a pop singer who goes by the stage name Halsey. She is a good reflection of the contemporary world of pop music. That is because of the uniqueness of her journey to stardom. Halsey first got into the spotlight in 2014 when she handed her career to Astralwerks. She made it to her first top ten hits within three years. She has toured with big names such as Kooks and Imagine Dragons in a bid to advance her music career. Presently, Halsey is on the final part of Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour.

 

Most pop stars go on tour when they want to release a new song. It is a marketing strategy for them, and these tours elicit excitement from their fans. Keeping the hype spirit up and going is quite a task that demands good support staff. Halsey, recently, hit the road and chose to work with Clay Hutson. Working with him assures Halsey of many valuable things. They include aspects such as strong supporting musical acts, modern equipment, and a tour manager able to coordinate these elements to give a perfect gig.

 

OSI a Leader in the Industry

Back in 1909, Otto Kolschowsky opened a small family butcher shop in the outskirts of Chicago to peruse the American dream, and almost 110 years later that small shop is now an international force in the meat processing industry. They are considered to be one of America’s top 100 food companies, and part of that accolade comes from their core corporate values of seeking out business relationships, striving to improve, being innovative, dedication to the company as a whole and working for the betterment of it, and doing everything with integrity.

OSI Group really came into its own as one of America’s top food providers under the leadership of CEO Sheldon Lavin. During his tenure, OSI went from being completely focused on their decade’s long relationship with the McDonald’s corporation and expanded their outlook internationally. OSI has grown into a billion-dollar corporation with 55 facilities in 16 countries. They’ve recently purchased industry standards such as Tyson Food, Baho Food, and Flagship Europe increasing their reach into new markets (on new continents) and providing employment for scores of people worldwide.

It’s not only geographic growth that sets OSI Group as an industry standard, it is also their innovation and creative problem-solving skills that give their customers an advantage over the competition. OSI relies on a get-it-done mentality to move customer needs from the concept to solution and that isn’t just relegated to the kitchen. The supply chain bring food to customers is just as important as the food itself and OSI tailors their packaging and logistics capabilities around the creative food solutions they develop for customers, not the other way around. Those creative food solutions are developed in OSI’s R&D test kitchens located in every one of their major food processing plants. In these kitchens, R&D specialists will take customer ideas and develop new productions in a cost-effective way that coincides with nutritional value, shelf-life, marketing research, sensory analysis, and mass production. OSI has everything covered from A to Z when it comes to serving restaurants the best choice.

Between their core values, innovative approach to delivering customers whatever food creations they have, and expansion into new markets, OSI Group has climbed the peaks of the food processing industry and stands as one of the giants in the field. With a healthy bottom line and continual growth, it looks like OSI will continue in this way for, at least, the foreseeable future.

OSI Group  info: www.monster.com/jobs/c-osi-group.aspx

Dr. Mark McKenna’s OVME Is An Innovative Take On Medicine And Business

Dr. Mark McKenna is a highly successful medical doctor and businessman these days, having started up several successful companies that have incorporated his talents in medicine. Mark was interested in medicine at a young age thanks to his father owning his own private practice. This inspired Mark to attend Tulane University to expand his medical knowledge and earn his own medical degree, which he did with the highest honors. Quickly after he earned his medical degree to practice medicine, Dr. Mark McKenna began working with his father to get all the hands-on experience he could. The more Mark learned, the more he wanted to expand his horizons even further. He finally realized he wanted to try  his hand in business as well and use his medical knowledge to help people in new ways.

Despite his talent in medicine and working with his father, Mark knew the only way to satisfy himself and be happy was to try the things he truly wanted to do. The combination of business, investing, and medicine is the perfect combination for Dr. Mark McKenna and he couldn’t imagine being happier doing something else. His dedication to his work is noticeable, since his companies are not only successful, but they are innovative and have created new ways for people to enjoy the benefits of Mark’s medical knowledge.

Dr. Mark McKenna has started up several companies today that were all successful, including McKenna Ventures, ShapeMed, and his latest pursuit OVME. Although his first company was caught in the 2005 hurricane Katrina, he still managed to rebuild a great deal of the assets he lost, which allowed him to continue on his business path. ShapeMed was extremely successful for many years until Dr. Mark McKenna received an offer from Life Time Fitness that he couldn’t refuse. Mark is currently trying to grow his latest business that is doing quite well, OVME. This medical wellness company delivers products and various treatments through their own app, which will allow customers to avoid doctors visits and costs.

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Fortress Investment Group CEO Randal Nardone: An Experienced Financial Services Professional

Fortress Investment Group co-founder Randal Nardone is a very successful financial services professional with more than 30 years of experience. Prior to starting his business career, Nardone attended the University of Connecticut and earned bachelor’s degrees in English and biology. He then graduated from the School of Law at Boston University with a juris doctor. Randal Nardone was hired by the law firm Thacher Proffitt & Wood and became a partner and executive committee member. Next, he turned his attention to the financial services industry and joined Blackrock Financial Management.

Nardone was a principal with the company until 1997 when he left to join UBS as a managing director. After one year at UBS, Randal Nardone became one of the co-founders of Fortress Investment Group LLC in 1998 and has been its CEO since 2013. During his time with the company, Nardone has played a significant role with many of its subsidiaries. He is a principal at Fortress Credit Corporation and co-founder, CEO and COO of Fortress Investment Fund IV and Fortress Investment Fund V. Randal Nardone also co-founded Fortress Registered Investment Trust and served as its COO, vice president and secretary. He’s currently the company CEO and principal.

In addition to his work at Fortress, Randal Nardone is also Springleaf Financial Holdings’ president and chairman as well as Ncs 1 LLC’s president. He is also Newcastle Investment Holdings’ secretary and vice president. Nardone has served as RIC Coinvestment Fund’s secretary, portfolio manager and COO. Beginning in May 1999, he was IMPAC Commercial Holdings Incorporated’s secretary and chief operating officer. Nardone has been Eurocastle Investment Limited’s director since 2006. He became Alea Group Holdings Bermuda Limited’s director in 2007 and in 2008, Randal Nardone became Florida East Coast Holdings Corporation’s director. He has also served as director of OneMain Holdings Incorporated beginning in 2010.

Since 2004, Randal Nardone has done stints as director of Aircastle Limited, New Media Investment Group, SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd., doBank S.p.A., Mapeley Limited, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. and GAGFAH S.A. In May, 2015, Nardone also became Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC’s director. All of this experience has given Randal Nardone vast expertise in management, private equity finance and credit. He is also a very busy man.

All of that work has positively impacted Randal Nardone’s net worth. On Forbes’ billionaires list the husband and father of one’s $1.8 billion saw him ranked number 557.

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Talkspace Helping People Connect with Professional Therapists with Ease

These days’ people live very hectic as well as complicated lives, both professionally and personally. It tends to talk a toll on not only their physical health but also their mental health. Many people these days are suffering from depression or other such mental health issues, but they are just too stubborn or ignorant to accept it or submit to it. It is this kind of attitude that leads to further problems in the future because the mental health problems like depression can continue to grow with time. If you allow the mental health issue to harbor in your mind without any vent out, rest assured that it would continue to haunt you.

Talking to a therapist in such a situation is a good idea. A therapist would help you understand the cause of your problem and what can be done to solve such an issue. If you find going to a therapist’s office an expensive affair, then you can consult with the professional therapist on an application called Talkspace as well. It has so far provided counseling to more than 500,000 people and has more than a thousand registered therapists. People who need a bit more privacy to discuss their mental health issues can do so on Talkspace as it gives the users the freedom to not only talk over the phone with therapists but chat via text as well.

Talkspace is one of the leading apps in its category today, and its popularity is proliferating as more and more people are learning about it. Talkspace helps the people to come out of their shell to discuss what they are going through with the therapist on the other hand, without the fear of being judged. No matter what you are going through, rest assured the therapist at Talkspace would provide a lending ear as well as professional assessment to deal with the situation appropriately.