Scott Rocklage is a highly experienced chemist who currently serves as a managing partner of 5AM Ventures. He has been working for the firm since 2003, and he has been holding his current position since 2004. Rocklage has been an administrator in the healthcare for the about two decades now and has gained a lot of experience. He is also highly learned and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry. Scott has used his skills to help the company in coming up with various drugs that have been approved by the FDA. The medicines that it has developed include Cubicin®, Teslascan®, and Omniscan™.
Scott Rocklage has gathered experienced by holding various top positions in different companies. He worked at Nycomed Salutar (CEO and president), Nycomed Interventional (president, chairman, and CEO), and Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CEO and chairperson). Scott worked for Catalytica and Salutar, where he was offered research and development positions.
Apart from his roles at 5AM Ventures, Scott Rocklage serves as a chairperson of institutions such as Semprus, Achaogen, and Relypsa. He has also been appointed to act as a board member of WaveRx, Pulmatrix and Variation, as well as Whitehead Institute. Dr. Rocklage schooled at the University of California-Berkeley, where he was awarded a degree in chemistry. He later enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated with a Ph.D. in chemistry.
5AM Venture is a company that focuses on funding new science enterprises that have a high potential of penetrating the market and can generate profits for investors. It has supported firms that address healthcare issues by offering unparalleled innovations that deal with medicine and science. The companies that it has supported have always strived to come up with new ways that can be used in examining, preventing, and curing various medical issues.
The company has also allowed its board member to participate in its undertakings by offering them short-term functions. It is accountable to various individuals who invest their money in it and also ensures that they are provided good returns. The main area that 5AM Ventures operates are San Francisco, Massachusetts, Boston, and California. It has been nurturing businesses from the time that they are established to the moment when they become successful.
Securus Technologies is one of the few communication companies that helps provide methods of communication for those incarcerated in jails and prisons across the country. The difference however, is that Securus Technologies is the most technologically advanced company and provides the broadest range of services in the country.
Securus reported recently in the news that the company has been able to use its advanced technology to help a different side of law enforcement. Because the company has so much advancement in their communication technology, they have been able to help law enforcement in a preventative manner.
Securus Technologies has used its services to isolate and find various crime either ongoing or about to happen in jails and prisons across the country. From crimes such as corrupt prison guards, to illegal contraband or drugs being used within the confines of jails and prisons, Securus has aided law enforcement in stopping those various crimes.
With the ever increasing growth in communication technologies, Securus will continue to invest in expanding and increasing its technologies available to inmates and their families. With that growth Securus will be able to aide law enforcement even further in preventing future or stopping ongoing crimes from behind bars. Inmates will have to make a decision in the future, either stop committing crimes during incarceration or be more careful about what they transmit in their communications.
Securus Technologies is so large in how many customers they service that nearly 1.2 million incarcerated inmates use Securus communication services on a regular basis. They provide their services to over 3,400 jails and prisons around the country. With that much connection, it will be very difficult for Securus not to have an impact in aiding law enforcement agencies in crime prevention.
Prominent philanthropist Adam Milstein has a calling; his charitable work centers on strengthening the State of Israel and reinforcing the relationship between the United States and Israel. Frequently writing about the need to instill pride in the State of Israel, especially among the younger generation, Milstein believes community involvement and education are the keys to forging a connection to Israel in today’s youth.
Serving as the national chair of the Israeli-American Council (IAC), a group he helped start, Milstein rallies the American Jewish community with youth groups and education about the Jewish state. The IAC coined the term Israeli American to gather former Israeli citizens who have settled in the U.S. permanently and give them a distinct identity.
Also president of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, Milstein focuses the foundation’s support on educating college students about their Jewish roots and them inspiring them to advocate for the State of Israel on their campuses. The foundation also supports a number of other causes, including Stand By Me, a Los Angeles charity serving cancer patients and Human Rights Voices, a group which publicizes anti-Israel actions by the United Nations.
When the Jewish Telegraph Agency published their list of the 100 Most Influential Jewish Twitterers, Adam Milstein came in at number 21. The list honors individuals with a large number of followers who tweet about and participate in Twitter discussions regarding Jewish issues.
When he is not serving as a leader in the Jewish community, Milstein is a managing partner with Hager Pacific Properties at their San Fernando Valley office, where he oversees the private real estate investment firm’s property management and financing. A Huffington Post article praises Milstein for his persistence in convincing David Hager to become his partner, which ultimately made him a multi-millionaire and allowed him to become a generous philanthropist.
No industry can solely survive on its own. All sectors of the economy seem to be somehow intertwined creating a mesh between them. However, one interesting relationship is between technology and fashion. It is amazing how the two industries complement each other. They have been doing so for ages and will continue doing so in the future. This was one of the things that have greatly fascinated Christopher Burch. This has made him invest a lot of his time, skills and financial resources in empowering companies that seek to venture into technology and fashion industries.
Burch is one of the most successful entrepreneurs having founded his company Burch Creative Capital where he is also the CEO. His business nurturing skills began back in his youth. While at Ithaca college, he and his brother named Bob began a company Eagle’s Eye which they grew to a $165 million from an investment of $2000. Burch has a deep understanding of the consumer behaviors and various business models. With his skills he has groomed many technology and luxury brands such as Poppin, Voss water and Faena Hotel + Universe just to mention a few.
According to Burch, people in the fashion industry consult technology in innovating products that sell since it enables them to create and test their designs without having to create prototypes of the products. Technology is also directly affected by the changes and trends in fashion. Burch uses the example of the transition of the music system from the boom box in the 70s, the two cassette decks in the 80s, the Walkman in the 90s and later a much smaller gadget; the Ipod in the 21st century. The two industries also assist each other in creating popularity. For example, the Google Glass was not considered fashionable until models of Diane Von Furstenberg wore them on a catwalk.
Burch says that an analysis of the past and current relations between the two can give a foretaste of how the two will work in the future. For example, more designers are coming up with fashion items that seek to protect the humans. An example is the Frontline Gloves for firefighters invented by Kevin Cannon and Ashwin Rajan. These gloves enhance the communication of firefighters during their missions. The future will also ensure that designers embrace recycling of materials. SegraSegra is one of the designers who have embraced technology in this way by creating jackets and t-shirts from recycled bicycle tubes. Designers will also incorporate energy saving and thus environment conservation in their inventions.
Andrea McWilliams is well known in Central Texas as half of the power couple who founded McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants, a lobbying and consulting firm in Austin. From her early employment as a filing clerk at the Capitol while attending the University of Texas to her years in the private sector to now running her own business, Andrea McWilliams has worked tirelessly for her employers and her clients, earning her an exceptional reputation locally and nationally. She works with politicians on both sides of the aisle, businesses and nonprofit organizations, using her years of expertise to achieve the optimal outcome for each client.
Her widespread success demonstrates her ambition and drive, characteristics which Andrea McWilliams applies to every area of her life. In 2006, she was diagnosed and battled breast cancer, just as she approached everything else in her life, with fierce determination. Since this experience, she has become an advocate for breast cancer prevention and funding for cancer research. In 2007, she used her lobbying expertise to protect funding for cancer research, saving the 3-billion-dollar fund.
Among other causes, like George W. Bush’s presidential campaign, Andrea McWilliams uses her fundraising skills to raise money for breast cancer research and to help support families affected by this disease. She has served as honorary chair for the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride, a bike ride that has raised funds to support programs serving Texans with breast cancer. She also uses her lobbying business to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation as well as the KillCancer organization.
Andrea McWilliams has received well-deserved recognition for both her professional and philanthropic achievements from organizations like the Austin American-Statesman, Girl Scouts of Central Texas and the Austin Business Journal. In 2014, Seton Breast Cancer Center honored her by naming a screening room after her.
Comparative law is the study of theories on legal systems where the systems are compared to each other. Comparative law has been practiced for more than a century. Of recent times, the law has gained importance due to two reasons. One, increased world trade globalization has created the need to trade in legal systems that are unfamiliar. Two, there has been efforts made towards harmonizing laws. Most recently, there have been efforts made towards codification among the members of European Union, which have several legal systems.
Sujit Choudhry is the Professor of law at I. Michael Heyman and Berkeley Law’s Dean. He is recognized globally as the authority on the comparative law of constitution and comparative constitutional development. The research that Sujit has done gives answers to basic questions of methodology in the law of the constitution.
The professor has published more than ninety articles, book chapters, reports and working papers. His collections that are edited are Constitution Making, Migration of Constitution ideas, and Constitutional Design for Divided Societies. Sujit Choudry is a member of the Board of Editors of IJC-ICON, Executive Committee of ISPL-ICON.S, Editorial Advisory Board of Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law, and Editorial Board of CCR-South Africa.
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Sujit is additionally the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. This is the first University in the World that generates and mobilizes knowledge and information in an effort to build the constitution. He has also consulted for the World Bank Institute and worked as an expert to support transitions in constitutions in foreign jurisdictions like Jordan, Nepal, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Sri Lanka. Check this on huffingtonpost.com.
Before being part of Berkeley Law, Sujit was Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. He was also Scholl Chair at Toronto University’s Faculty of Law. He has also received the Trudeau Fellowship in 2010. Sujit has been a clerk to Antonio Lamer a chief justice at Canada Supreme Court. He also holds degrees from Oxford, Toronto, and Havard.
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Jeffry Schneider is the founder and CEO of Ascendant Capital LLC, an enterprise based in Austin in the year 2008. It provides marketing, sales, educational and financial services and raises funds.He holds a degree of Bachelor of Science from Massachusetts University, Amherst.
Jeffry Schneider has played a crucial role in establishment of the enterprise. He started with almost nothing in 2008 and now has raised the company to a world class level, specially the previous 5 years have been very fruitful for the company as it was able to raise a fund of $1 Billion. This capital was further invested in Automobile dealership, real estate and technical industries. The employee strength has also increased from 2 to more than 30 because of his hard work and dedication.
Jeffry Schneider and his team have set a much higher aim this year, to raise a monthly capital of $50 Million. “We have to work according to the condition of the market and as per the current scenario alternative investment has high scope and opportunities”, believes Jeffry Schneider. A company’s environment has a great impact on the output of the employees. He has structured the company’s environment so as to develop trust and friendship among the employees and provide encouragement and optimism for better results.
Jeffry likes staying fit, doing exercises , eating healthy food and has even participated in many marathons. He loves traveling and exploring the world around us. He believes in charity and is a working member of many Charitable organizations such as The Gazelle Foundation, God Loves We Deliver.
Jeffry Schneider is the Founder of Ascendant Capital, LLC. Ascendant Capital is a boutique alternative investment firm based in Austin Texas. Alternative investments are usually made up of hedge funds, managed futures, commodities and derivatives contracts. They are usually held by large institutions or high net-worth individuals. Ascendant Capital has been highly successful under the leadership of Jeffry Schneider. The firm has earned almost $1 billion for their clients over a 5 year period.
Jeffry Schneider has over 24 years of investment experience. He was raised in Manhattan and earned a bachelor’s in science degree from the University of Massachusetts.
Schneider has worked for several investment firms including, Merrill Lynch, Axiom Capital Management and Smith Barney. It was while working at Axiom Capital Management that Schneider established relationships with hedge fund managers and worked with alternative investment managers. In 2009 Jeffry Schneider founded Ascendant Capital.
Ascendant Capital would grow at a rapid pace due to having a diverse range of marketing and operational services. They have an innovative approach to financial structuring. In 5 years the company has gone from two to more than thirty employees. Jeffry Schneider has said that alternative investment offers countless opportunities due to its diverse holdings and low volatility. Ascendant Capital works with over fifty broker dealers and 250 investment advisors to better serve their clients. Their expectations for 2017 are high. They expect to make $50 million on a monthly basis.
Jeffry Schneider attributes the success of Ascendant Capital to the company’s culture. He states that the company has an atmosphere that encourages trust and open communication. Employees take their fiduciary responsibilities seriously. The interests of the investor is the priority at Ascendant Capital.
Jeffry Schneider has a multitude of hobbies and interests. He is deeply involved in charitable organizations. He has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and South America.
He is committed to keeping himself fit by participating in marathon and ironman events. Jeffry Schneider is a dedicated leader who is committed to bringing out the best in people.
Adam Milstein knows a lot about real estate and how to break into investing in properties. He’s a Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties, a company he helped build back in the 1980s and that owns many expensive commercial properties across California, Illinois and Texas. Milstein is also a respected philanthropist who not only financially supports the Jewish community but is also actively involved with every group his foundation supports. Ideamensch is an independent blog for entrepreneurs and they wanted to know what was important to Adam Milstein in terms of his business, so they interviewed him recently.
Adam Milstein told Ideamensch that he founded Hager Pacific Properties out of a desire to do better than other companies that were offering him work while he attended graduate school. He mentioned that he had previously tried to launch a business selling art to the temples while he still lived in Israel, but he learned that he had to be a little more patient before investing too large in a particular enterprise as he did this one. What Milstein loves about investing in real estate is the ups and downs of the market and the challenges it presents each day. He also says entrepreneurs should be patient because real estate investing takes some time to make money.
Adam Milstein was born in Israel in 1952 and is the oldest of three sons. His father was a building framer and a former veteran of Israel’s first independence war. Adam himself served in the military when he came of age and fought in the Yom Kippur War in 1973. He married Gila Elgrably after returning home from the war and also enrolled at the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology. He worked with his father in building framing for a few years, but then he relocated to the US and pursued a master’s degree at the University of Southern California. Some years after completing his master’s and cofounding Hager Pacific Properties, he and Gila founded the Milstein Foundation and Sifriyat Pijama B’America, a Hebrew learning program. Adam Milstein is also the Chairman of the Israeli-American Council and several other activist groups.
USHEALTH Group is a company that underwrites and sells insurance plans and supplementary products for individuals and small business owners in the US. Recently, the corporation was named the winner of the Golden Bridge Awards as the company of the year for accounting, banking, financial and insurance. The prestigious annual Golden Bridge Awards celebrates outstanding performances of different organizations across the world. It focuses on various segments, including innovations, products and services, executives and management teams, best deployments, customer satisfaction, women in business and professions among others. Organizations from different parts of the globe are free to submit their nominations.
USHEALTH Group achieved a remarkable growth rate through the sale of its products in the “under-65” individual health market. Still under the high-yield period, the payments of time-service on claims improved significantly, giving the company’s subsidiaries unprecedented high marks for customer service and claims payments. This recognition came few days after the company’s president and CEO, Troy McQuagge, won the CEO of the Year award for Insurance in the 2012 CEO World Awards. Troy said that they were honored to be recognized by the Golden Bridge Awards as industry leaders. He added that their company is highly devoted to offering quality services to their customers. The award is a reflection of USHEALTH team’s dedication and hard work to achieve its set objectives.
About USHEALTH Group, Inc
Through its subsidiaries, USHEALTH Group strives to be America’s trusted choice of innovative health coverage to individuals and families. They offer a full portfolio of plans that meet the specific needs of their customers. The company’s coverage includes Specified Disease/Sickness and Accident Insurance, Life, Dental Coverage, Disability Income Insurance, Short-Term Accident, and Vision among others. Operating on a core value of Helping Other People Every day (HOPE), the USHEALTH team is committed to making a positive change in the lives of others. Their services are reputable because they are reliable and affordable. The company offers flexible plans that fit customers’ needs for its every day medical expenses or coverage for more serious medical events. USHEALTH has been in operation for over 50 years. Over the years, they have acquired extensive knowledge and expertise in the health insurance industry.