Logan Stout, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and CEO of the Dallas Patriots baseball organization is a busy guy. He uses his own IDLife shakes, vitamins and energy drinks to get everything done and still has time for prayer and his family. Stout, a former professional athlete, is always interested in nutrition, so when he had the opportunity to buy a customized vitamin program from a doctor, he did.
As Stout told Ideamensch, he is excited by health and wellness business opportunities. He had not heard about customized vitamins before, however, Stout built a successful MLM company around the concept, which is why his mentoring business does so well. Logan Stout practices what he preaches.
Stout serves as the CEO of IDLife, a company that develops personalized nutritional recommendations for individuals based on their sex, medical conditions, exercise habits and many other factors. The idea of mass customization appeals to experts in the industry, including celebrity trainer Jen Widerstrom and venture capitalists, Michael Salim and Patrick McGee, who have invested in IDLife.
Using network marketing was Stout’s idea; he knew that advertising campaigns ate into the company profits. He wanted to offer an affordable product that gives individuals a way to earn money promoting IDLife. With products ranging from shakes to skin care products, representatives have the opportunity to build a base of loyal customers who will shop on their personalized IDLife website. IDLife makes it easy for men and women to get started selling high quality products, which consumers are eager to try.
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After making a name for himself as an attorney and a capital strategist, Sam Tabar serves as the CFO of Awearable Apparel and the COO of FullCycle Energy Fund. New York City-based Awearable Apparel offers children’s clothing embedded with technology so parents can track their child, while FullCycle invests in technologies for electric generation plants to use waste instead of fossil fuels. Learn more about Sam Tabar: https://angel.co/sam-tabar
Oxford-educated, Tabar also has a law degree from Columbia University, where he served as an associate editor for the Columbia Business Law Review. With degrees from two of the world’s most prestigious universities, he had no difficulty securing a position as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meager & Flom LLP on Wall Street in New York City.
Next, Tabar took a position with PMA Investment Advisors in Hong Kong, where he managed a $2 billion hedge fund and Tabar developed non-traditional asset raising strategies for the firm as well. Having a noteworthy international career, Tabar learned how to speak a little Japanese as well as fluent French. Read more about Sam: Ex-Merrill’s Tabar Joins Schulte Roth to Advise Hedge Funds
Sam Tabar went on to become the head of capital management for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong. Becoming a senior associate managing hedge funds at Schulte Roth & Zabel in 2013 brought Tabar back to the legal profession.
While Tabar specializes in hedge fund law and commodities investment for others, he has his own investment portfolio. THINX, one of the companies that Tabar invested in 2015, makes women’s underwear for use during menstruation. Every purchase helps provide menstruation supplies for women in Uganda, who frequently miss school or work for a lack of sanitary napkins.
When counseling others about their investments, Tabar suggests that novice investors stay away from commodity trading due to the amount of research involved and the short-term losses that are common. Instead, Tabar suggests a diversified portfolio, possibly companies led by social entrepreneurs, such as THINX.
Lloyd Grove reminisces in his article at The Daily Beast, about his freshman roommate in college at Yale, Tony Petrello. He remembers the young Petrello as an Italian-American kid who came from the public school system with a scholarship. Lloyd jokingly mentions his jealousy over the multi-million dollar success Petrello has achieved over the course of his life. Lolyd seems to be genuinely proud of his young friend from college and mentions his wit and humor, along with his incredible smarts.
Petrello is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Nabors Industries. He began his work with Nabors in 1991, after working as an attorney with the law firm, Baker and McKenzie, for 10 years. Petrello has worked his way up the company ladder, starting with the title of Director and Chief Operating Officer. Anthony Petrello has been with the company for 26 successful years. Since its inception in 1952, the company has been turned into a $7 billion company and employs over 26,000 people.
Petrello also works with the Texas Children’s Hospital as the Director. He and his wife, Cynthia Petrello, have donated $7 million to the children’s neurological research center. Their daughter Carena, who is eight, has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. She was born prematurely with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). Their hope is to one day find a cure for children’s neurological diseases or the answers to help make their lives a little easier. Petrello and his wife find much hope through their young daughter.
Find more about Tony Petrello: http://people.equilar.com/bio/anthony-petrello-nbr/salary/503049#.WKHy57YrKRs
Mike Baur has over the last 20 years honed his experience in the banking industry in Switzerland. He is a founding partner of a Swiss incubator company called Swiss Start-Up Factory AG. At the start up, he is responsible for sourcing for funds.
Swiss Start up Factory
This company was introduced to the public in 2014. It is based in Zurich and is an accelerator. It seeks out digital entrepreneurs who are thriving and passionate about what they are doing. From the moment these entrepreneurs are introduced to the factory, they are connected with exciting opportunities in Switzerland and around the world.
The program runs for three months, a period within which the new entrepreneurs are provided with empowering services. They are coached and mentored in the Zurich based offices. They are also connected with an entrepreneurial networkto help them grow.
Founder Stories Interview
In an interview with Founder Stories‘ Jean Pierre Vuilleur, Mike Baur says that the reason why he decided to name his incubator factory was because it is precisely what the company does. It builds and manufactures new Swiss companies. The second reason for the use of the name factory is that he wants young Swiss people to start working hard and stop feeling entitled to things in life. Hard work is typical of factories, which is what young entrepreneurs need to develop and design a product. He encourages young people to roll back their sleeves and get to the task of creating their own companies.
In the factory, there are two things that are actually taking place. The first step in the factory is what Mike refers to as prototyping and accelerating. This step is followed by shaping and proving the concepts.
Asked about what stands his incubator out from others, he says that his factory is an independent company with no political affiliation and therefore able to make its own decisions without being compromised. Secondly, he says that the partners and co-founders have invested in the company and are therefore determined to see it do well. This is not the case in many incubator companies where the founders invest their money in the startups sparingly so that in the event it collapses, they do not lose much.
The problem,Baur says, is that Swiss people are good only in innovating. Swiss people innovate, but cannot execute. The lack of assertive execution of concepts is what has denied the Swiss people many Swiss founded companies, according to Baur.
Real estate is growing across the world and many people are rushing to invest in the industry. However, with no support and information, making the right decision is not easy and people often are left with difficult problems to tackle. This explains the reason there are several companies that have come up to offer advisory services to those looking to invest in this industry. One of the companies that has proved to offer quality and reliable services is Davos Financial Group, which has been serving the Venezuela market since 1993.
The most recent step the company made includes the development of a new mobile application that will offer information about different deals in the market as well as connecting buyers to the right types of properties. The event was presided over by the CEO of the company, David Osio, who expressed hope in the program and cited that they are looking to expand their scope of operations by coming up with new companies that will start operating in other countries like the U.S. and Canada.
With the application, one can customize preferences so as to receive alerts whenever an asset with the description they have added is uploaded. It will also eliminate the different processes that delay the execution deals because one can verify the details of a property online before going ahead to choose the listed item.
The project was handled by a team of professionals over a period of six months, so it is a thorough job that delivered a unique and perfect application.
About David Osio
David Osio has gained extensive experience in business management and he also comes out as a proficient financial advisor. He has worked with several advisory firms and he boasts of skills in both law and finance, something that presents him as a strong player in the financial industry.
He has been in the real estate industry mainly offering support to clients looking for advisory services and his ideas have brought about the development of a whole industry in Latin America and Venezuela. He founded Davos Financial Group after completing his studies in 1993 and the company has been performing remarkably well in advisory and management.
Learn more: http://www.officialdavidosio.co.ve/about-david-osio/