Latest Acquisition Poises Securus Technologies For The Future

Leading prison and law enforcement technology solutions company, Securus Technologies, has landed yet another subsidiary to add to its array of holdings. The company announced in early January 2018 that they have acquired GovPayNet, a payment processor to over 2,300 government entities in the United States. Mark MacKenzie, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GovPayNet, is excited about what the acquisition will do for all involved. The opportunity to grow their business and services they can offer will be impacted positively by the deal. Mr. MacKenzie will retain his role as CEO at GovPayNet.

 

With the addition of GovPayNet, combined with the July 2015 purchase of JPay, Securus Technologies now becomes the leading processor of government payments in the U.S., with the ability to process over 40 million per year. CEO and President of Securus Technologies, Robert E. “Bob” Pickens, could not hold in his excitement, saying, “We are very excited to be adding GovPayNet to our portfolio of products.” Mr. Pickens was named to his current of the company effective January 1, 2018, after nearly 9 years of service.

 

Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based provider of technology-minded products to over 3,500 government agencies to include law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities. Their subsidiaries provide a host of services including inmate and parolee tracking, phone and video services, payment processing, commissary accounts, and others.

End Citizen United: Uniting Citizens For A Greater Cause.

End Citizens United (ECU) is a Political Action Committee (PAC) funded by grassroots donors. ECU is a non-profit committee based in Washington, DC and has more than 3 million members. Established on the 1st of March, 2015, the PAC’s purpose is to retaliate against effects of Citizens United and reforming the campaign finance system by putting a stop to Big Money in politics. ECU plans on achieving this by targeting a list of 20 Republican members in Congress in 2018. The PAC is calling this list “the Big Money 20”. The list comprises of Republican politicians that chose their own interests over constituents by accepting large donations and supporting legislations that were beneficial to their donors.

End Citizen United supports Democrats because they believe that they can be the harbingers of meaningful change. They plan on putting a stop to big money in politics and electing campaign finance reform advocates and working with them to undo the work of Citizens United. ECU plans on achieving this feat by spreading the word about the issue of money in politics as a nation-wide priority, utilizing grassroots membership to demonstrate political power and working with ballot measure campaigns to pass pro-reform laws.

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According to ECU’s group executive director, Tiffany Muller, the Big Money 20 are the “worst of the worst in Congress” and their names are: Ted Cruz, Dean Heller, Paul Ryan, Mike Bishop, Rod Blum, Mike Bost, Mike Coffman, Ryan Costello, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Duncan Hunter, Will Hurd, Darrell Issa, Tom MacArthur, Pat Meehan, Erik Paulsen, Rob Pittenger, Dana Rohrbacher, Peter Roskam, Claudia Tenney and Mimi Walters. The PAC hopes to raise and spend $35 million on the 2018 re-elections. According to experts, most names mentioned in the list will be subjected to fairly difficult re-election; however, Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan seem to be incapable of loss. ECU’s big fundraising goals are now dependent on a large number of donations not exceeding $5000 due to the fact that they operate as a conventional PCA.

While the odds may seem formidable, the possibility of this plan coming to fruition is fairly valid due to the PCA having more than 3 million members. According to polls, stopping special interest money in politics is a high priority concern for Americans, after terrorism and job creation which is a crucial aspect that plays in favor of End Citizens United. Tiffany Muller plans on using all of End Citizen United’s resources to try and accomplish results similar to that of the 2016 Nevada Senate race between Joe Heck and Catherine Cortez Masto, where Cortez Masto won a huge amount of favor and support upon incorporating reform messaging in her strategy. With a fair amount of odds playing in their favor, the End Citizen United’s vision might be close to accomplishment.

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Larkin and Lacey’s Heroic Lawsuit

What makes someone a real hero? That’s a question that sparks all kinds of answers. To most people, heroes are those who are willing to sacrifice themselves for a greater cause. In that sense, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are most certainly heroes. The two of them achieved what many believed to be impossible.

Lacey and Larkin met in the early 70s after they both dropped out of Arizona State University. Lacey started a small weekly campus newspaper as a response to the ultra-conservative local media. Before long, that paper gain popularity and Larkin joined the team. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

After he joined the team, he and Lacey led Phoenix New Times to the number one spot. A few years later, they bought another newspaper out of Denver. That was their first step to building their multimillion-dollar media conglomerate called Village Voice Media. They ran VVM and New Times until they sold VVM in 2012.

As for Phoenix New Times, that paper was their weapon against a corrupt sheriff. Sheriff Joe Arpaio was described as a racist bigot who got off on persecuting Latinos. Lacey and Larkin stood against his abuse by revealing to the world how disgusting he really was.

The entire situation ended with him having them arrested in the middle of the night. Everyone in Phoenix knew Arpaio’s “Selective Enforcement Unit”. Basically, it was a team of heavily armed deputies that did Arpaio bidding whenever he wanted. He sent these deputies to Lacey and Larkin’s homes, where they forced the two men into unmarked SUVs.

Now, as surprising as that sounds, Arpaio’s actions are far worse. What made him hate Lacey and Larkin so much was their in-depth investigation into his life. They told the world about many of his misdeeds, lessening his reputation in the eyes of many.

The morning after their arrests, the rest of the country heard about what Arpaio was doing. They were immediately released and filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County. During the trial, more of Arpaio’s misdeeds came out. He repeatedly used fake subpoenas to silence his critics, including his assault.

By the end of 2012, the duo finally won their court case. They were awarded $3.7 million, which they used to support migrant-rights groups along the Mexican border. They started the Frontera Fund, which also helps advocate groups of freedom of speech.

Fabletics Growth in the Athleisure Brand

Fabletics an online retail business that deals with women accessories and sportswear has positioned itself strategically in the market. The company enrolled for a membership model that allows them to interact more with their customers. Fabletics offers customized on-trend fashion at subsidized rates from their competitors.

 

Kate Hudson, the co-founder of Fabletics, contributes to the growth of the business to a $250 million business within three years. Market trends change triggered innovation of a different selling mechanism for this company. The subscription mechanism seems to yield results for Kate Hudson brand. The firm will be opening other walk-in stores in Illinois, California, Hawaii, and Florida. Market positioning and strategies for Fabletics has contributed to their growth and yield results for their fashion membership brand.

 

Fabletics Uniqueness in The Reverse Showroom Technique

 

Fabletics have implemented distinctiveness in the browsing. They have focused more in on building customer relationship through improved reliability and making sure they offer results. Fabletics membership is different, 30-50 % of walk-in customers are already members where else 25% get registered before living the store. During the shopping any clothing a customer tries, gets posted in their shopping cart. The destination of purchase does not matter, but the customer receives services whether they buy at store or retail. To find out the Fabletics gear that suits you, you can take a Lifestyle quiz.

 

 

Fabletics the Athleisure Brand

 

Fabletics came into existence in 2013, and within three years Kate Hudson and other founders grew the company revenue to $250 million. Besides her lack of knowledge in entrepreneurship, Kate Hudson the actress was approached by Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg. The three ambitious individuals started the athleisure brand triggered by lack of stylish, quality and well-priced women workout gear. Kate makes sure that athleisure brand meets the expectations of the modern women. She is involved in the design process and works closely with the team. Her keenness in monitoring weekly sales gives an idea of what clothes are selling more in the market.

 

Better Business Bureau rated Fabletics top for its performance and improved customer satisfaction score in 18 months. The company also recorded tripled revenue growth in 2014. In 2015 – 2016 the online retail company grew by 43 % and it is projected to hit a $250 million sales by 2017. Fabletics has a membership pool of 1.2 million members.

 

The two investors and celebrity aim was to offer the best product in the industry at almost half price. Success did not come easy for Fabletics, but hard work and committing to provide quality has yielded results. Through the support of Kate, Fabletics introduced different strategies in their customer service departments. They also managed to install new information systems to make sure they kept track of inventory.

The Successful Lacey-Larkin Frontera Fund

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin established the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. Back in 2007, they founded the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund which has grown to be among the most significant Frontera funds in the United States. Sheriff Joe Arpaio was widely known for mistreating people and pushing them away was arrested by Lacey and Larkin. They came from the community of Hispanic and lived in Arizona.

At some point, they were arrested from their homes and taken into custody with no guilt of their own. In the past, the Sheriff had arrested many people especially those who were coming from Latin America and other countries.

Since Mike and Larkin came from media framework, on a spread of the news about their arrest, many people especially who had Latin-American genealogical tree were highly agitated. Lacey and Larkin filed a lawsuit against Arpaio for defamatory pursuance.

They were compensated with $3.75 million settlement. The Frontera fund focuses on supporting groups that champion and relentlessly campaign for domestic, human, and migrant rights in addition to freedom of speech and civic engagement all over Arizona and the Mexican border popularly known as the La Linea Fronteriza.

Lacey and Larkin have always been hopeful to willingly help people and defend them from such malicious acts mainly people from the Hispanic community.

More organizations are being formed across the nation to safeguard the rights of the people. Justice that Works is a non-profit organization that is devoted towards authorizing and unchaining the minorities to become risk-free and healthier. It focuses on protecting their interests and rights through restructuring the judiciary system in Arizona.

Justice for Immigrants and Families Project is an organization geared towards helping non-detained immigrants facing deportation through free or low-cost services which are legally accepted. This is because Arizona is composed of more than 325000people who are unexpressed. It also focuses on promoting access to justice for immigrants in different counties especially Maricopa. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

Other organizations include American Immigration Council, American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, The Frozen Immigrant and Refugees Act and Promise Arizona among other people. Many detainees in different counties are fighting repatriation.

Majority of them are impoverished and cannot afford to commission lawyers for fair and equitable legal services. These organizations work to help people in detention especially women and unsupported immigrant children, domestic violence survivors and people seeking shelter and protection.

Equities First Holding Expands locations in Australia

Equities First Holding currently has 3 offices in Australia. With the company growing they decided to expand their current Melbourne Australia location. This makes a total of 3 locations currently in Australia. The latest relocation was needed to accommodate the growing company and staff as well. With locations already in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney the Melbourne location grew quite fast. As a global lender the company offers loans to those who wish to invest the money with no restraints as to where its to be invested. Since 2002 Equities First Holdings has been an international lending company. Besides Australia internationally recognized for the last 15 years, Equities First Holdings also has offices in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Hong Kong and Switzerland. The Headquarters still remains in USA at Indianapolis, Indiana. Any inquires made in Melbourne should be directed to the new office located at Pty Ltd, level 2, 287 Collins

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Whitney Wolfe Is Ready For The Next Step In Life

The Start Of A New Life

Whitney Wolfe is prepared to start the new chapter of her life with her newlywed husband. After her wedding at the Amalfi Coast, it’s clear the CEO of Bumble wants to take her life in a new direction and possibly change the way she runs her business. As of now, she has a new lifestyle ahead of her and she wants to do everything that she can to savor every last moment of it.

Her Reputation Precedes Her

Whitney Wolfe has developed a reputation for excellence due to her work at Bumble. Previously known for her role in Hatch Lab’s development of Tindr, she decided to take her knowledge and experience into a personal endeavor. The results of her efforts are the dating app Bumble and the social media app Bumble BFF. These two apps have taken the model designed by online dating apps and turned it on its head. Instead of men doing all of the chasing, women are the ones to make the first move on Bumble. This has given Bumble recognition as the feminist version of Tindr.

What Bumble Is Showing

Bumble is changing the way that people think about online dating. Specifically, it’s dealing with the issue of sexual harassment in online dating. All too often, online dating causes men to believe they are free to speak to women in any manner that they choose due to the nature of internet communication. By taking away that supposed protection, Bumble gives women a chance to break free of this new form of misogyny for themselves. It serves as a way for Whitney Wolfe to express her own desire to empower women while still advancing her business forward.

A New Look At Life

In the business world, people tend to adjust they way they conduct business after new events in their life. With this new phase in life, Whitney Wolfe might decide that she wants to change the way she’s doing business for herself and for her target demographic. She created Bumble with the idea of giving young singles a way to meet each other, but she may decide to take things in an entirely different direction. Perhaps she will decide to create something for families. It may even bring something completely new to the table for everyone to see and for business people to copy.

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How Does A Typical Day For Bridget Scarr Look Like?

It’s sometimes tricky balancing some family time with work. For Bridget Scarr, she has managed to get a balance on both as she ensures she gives both ample times. Bridget Scarr is the content developer, strategist and in charge of partnerships at Colibri Studios.

 

 

Bridget Scarr has been involved in many productions, and she has gained experience enough for the efficient running of Colibri Studios. The mother of one is very particular on how she handles her work duties as well as still has time with her partner and her son.

 

 

Her previous experience has seen her in leadership positions, and she has mastered the art of delegation as well as working with people. She has moved from working with five people to over 200 of them. Her principle is that everybody needs to be equally treated which is why she’s able to work together with her team.

 

 

Bridget Scarr’s day starts with some meditation. This is a routine she believes is very instrumental to her mental health. Meditation helps in keeping her focused and psychologically ready for the day. Once she’s done with meditation, she has breakfast with her son and partner before heading out for work. She commutes to work which is not so far from her home. During this time, she plans her day and the activities she needs to do.

 

 

Upon arrival to the office, she comes up with new ideas for projects and extensively researches about it. The morning section is when she concentrates more and comes up with viable ideas that are most likely to succeed. She then presents the ideas to her team, and they get to discuss in details.

 

 

Bridget understands that having a team where you are on the same page is what will take Colibri to the next level. The company was established in 2016 and has been showing a lot of positive progress. After the morning hours, she heads back home to have lunch with her family as it’s their main meal.

 

 

In the afternoon she goes back to work and does follow-ups on emails. As the one in charge of partnerships, she looks for people willing to partner with Colibri to come up with award-winning projects that will be beneficial to both parties.

 

 

Bridget is multitalented as she is a singer, songwriter as well as an author. Her strength is in creating creative content. Her passion is what is driving her towards success, and she has no signs of giving up.

 

For updates, follow Bridget Scarr on twitter.

 

Meet Paul Mampilly; An Investment Advisor

Paul Mampilly is a focused businessman with unmatched abilities. Paul has distinguished himself in the finance and investment industry in offering great advice through Profits Unlimited an Extreme Fortunes. Mampilly has featured on television broadcasts like CNBC and Bloomberg TV where he shares his knowledge in business. Mampilly mostly specializes in the stock market, and he aims to help many individuals to make the most out of their money.

At Bankers Trust, Wall Street is where Paul begun his profession as a portfolio assistant manager. Later he worked at ING and Deutsche Banks where he took high-ranked offices and was in charge their big accounts. With his abilities and experience, Kinetics Asset Management employed him to manage their hedge funds. When they employed Mampilly, Kinetics Asset Management was worth $6 billion. But after Mampilly leadership, Kinetics firm assets grew to $25 billion.

His unique knowledge in business didn’t stop there. Templeton Foundation invited Mampilly to participate in big investment competition where great investor competed. Paul Mampilly won the Templeton competition comfortably as he managed to invest $50 million, and within a year the investment had grown up to $88 million. On top of that, Paul has invested in Sarepta Therapeutics and Netflix and later sold his shares which gave him significant gains. With his experience, he gives advice on which companies to invest in and when to do it.

Paul Mampilly said he left Wall Street because he felt it wasn’t helping many people. After leaving, he aimed at helping the local people by offering guidance on proper investments. Through newsletter ‘Profits Unlimited‘ Paul can reach many individuals. He is dedicated to offering credible investment advice that will change the lives of many local people. Before giving investment advice, Paul focuses on the positive and negative aspects of a recommendation.

Paul Mampilly uses great strategies to make his business grow and expand. His priorities are straight, and with his newsletter, he addresses the readers needs before anything else. Mampilly also makes money in the stock exchange market using few basic principles that address various buying and selling patterns. Paul Mampilly knows that in business there are ups and downs, but one needs to adjust to overcome the challenges.

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Dr. Scott Rocklage: Outstanding Chemist and entrepreneur

Dr. Scott M. Rocklage is a scientist turned entrepreneur. He attained his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of California. He was awarded a P.H.D from the reputable Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in chemistry. During his time at MIT, he worked at the laboratory of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Richard Shrock.

He has over three decades working in several positions in the pharmaceutical world. In 2003, the outstanding scientist joined 5AM Ventures as a Venture Partner. His competence in the firm was quickly noticed and was made a Managing partner the next year.

Currently based at the Boston office, Dr. Rocklage has invented and co-invented more than 30 United States patents. With his incredible and focus driven leadership, he has been part of 3 new drug applications that were approved by the United States FDA. The brilliant Chemist has also entered numerous drugs into clinical trials something that is quite an accomplishment in the pharmaceutical industry. Learn more about Scott Rocklage: https://ideamensch.com/scott-rocklage/

Scott is a team player who believes in motivating his team to achieve efficient results. His leadership qualities developed from working in pharmaceutical management makes him a greater who ensures quality and efficient results.

He is currently chair to three board organizations namely, Kinestral, Cidara, and Renovia. He is also a member of the council of other agencies like Pulmatrix.

Dr. Scott Rocklage has written more than a hundred peer-reviewed publications. His research aims at solving the problems facing human diseases and their solutions.The scientist has also worked in various research laboratories over the years where he gave unparalleled insight into many problems.

He believes in dedication to one’s field and hard work. He is known for his multi-tasking abilities yet fruitful outcomes. For example, he was once the Chief Executive officer at Cubist Pharmaceuticals and at the same time was the chairman of the same company.

He is a philanthropist who believes in giving back to society and currently is a board member of the nonprofit organization Whitehead Institute. The institution researches biomedical related fields and its education. He is a well-known entrepreneur who continues to develop sound and practical strategies for the company he works.

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