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Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg are the two entrepreneurs behind Techstyle Fashion Group. The company is composed of various membership –based clothing, beauty or accessory firms. Although the two guys didn’t have previous knowledge about fashion, their strong desire to succeed and sensitivity and awareness of consumer needs played an essential role in establishing this company.

The Success Story of Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg

Goldenberg started his first company, Gamers Alliance at the age of 15. The company used to run advertisements for gaming companies. In 1999, Goldenberg sold the firm to Intermix Media. He then dropped out of high school and joined Strategic Planning for Intermix as the vice president. By the time he turned 20, he had been named the company’s chief operating officer.

Ressler joined Intermix after the company bought his website, FitnessHeaven.com in 2011. Besides, he had succeeded in raising capital for various online businesses. He once told Brandettes his success in raising capital inspired him to venture into the fashion industry.

Ressler and Goldenberg Become Friends

Ressler and Goldenberg met at Intermix and became great friends. By 2006, they had partnered and formed several companies such as Intelligent Beauty, an e-commerce company. Due to their involvement in running these companies, they decided to come up with a new way of shopping online. Although they knew the clothing that was in high demand, they knew customers didn’t have ways to personalize fashion.

Trendy Fashion Brings New Customer Experience

The first company to be started under Techstyle was JustFab. The company is only open to members who are allowed a monthly access to personalized athletic clothing accessories. The success of this business was a demonstration of how efficient mixing and matching fashion pieces is in driving sales.

Matrix Partners funded this company and also Intelligent Beauty. In 2016, the company rebranded and became Techstyle. The name of the company demonstrates the two long-time friends’ capacity to blend fashion and technology together.

Techstyle: a Unique Place for Customers

Techstyle is described as the meeting point of “Fashion Avenue and Silicon Valley.” The company resembles those at Silicon Valley apart from the fact that it focusses on fashion. The two investors’ commitment to social responsibility also plays a vital role in the success of the company.

What Next for Techstyle

The two entrepreneurs will continue to succeed and start more businesses in the future. Currently, they are determined to see Techstyle grow into the most preferred shopping site by women around the world. They aim to achieve this by maintaining the company’s goal to make affordable and great clothing that make wearers feel great.

When women are shopping for athletic wear, they have two choices to make, either fashion or affordability. This is because the fashionable athletic wear in the market are too costly and either they cannot afford or are not willing to spend that much. Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler noticed the high demand for activewear throughout 2010 and realized that the demands would not decline anytime soon.

This is when they decided to co-found Fabletics with the main goal of providing women with affordable and fashionable active wear. Don and Adam came up with a revolutionary vision for the activewear for women. The two did not focus on the market trends but instead, on the women’s demands. They used focus groups and consumer tests to identify the main problems that women faced, and they soon realized that the challenges were similar for different women. The clothes available were ill-fitting, garish, and expensive. The quality of the clothes was also a questionable factor. What this meant is that, to get a right outfit, women had to part with a lot of money.

Don Ressler worked with Kate Hudson to rescue the situation. Kate Hudson who is an actress is confident and friendly, and she helped to build the company brand. Serving as the spokeswoman for the firm, she was able to create a relationship with the consumers and connected Fabletics to many people because she is a media personality and has excellent communication skills. Kate Hudson focused on ways of improving the online presence of Fabletics.

It is not easy to make sportswear that is both fashionable and functional, and not many manufacturers were willing to go through the trouble. Don Ressler remained focused and determined to break this barrier. Together with his team, he was able to improve the activewear for women and made it more trendy and affordable without compromising the quality.

Fabletics stands out from other fashion players in the market since it has a strong grassroots appeal. With the help of Kate Hudson’s charisma, they successfully marketed the firm online, letting go of the traditional retail store system. Apart from online marketing, they also developed an online discount pricing system. Customers are given a chance to sign up as Fabletics VIP and in return purchase products at a discount, earn points, and get free shipping services. Don Ressler is happy with the results of his hard work and for coming up with a company that does not exploit women but instead meets all their needs.

Recently, End Citizens United (ECU) announced their endorsement of Doug Jones, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senat in the state of Alabama. He is against a Republican named Roy Moore and the race will be decided in a special election that is being held on December 12th.

Doug Jones was a U.S. attorney who had a distinguished career. Roy Moore, on the other hand, was a judge who was removed from his position twice. He is described as an extremist with views that are racist and bigoted in nature. While endorsing Jones, the ECU said that Roy Moore wouldn’t represent the interests of Alabama citizens as he is beholden to special interests.

As the president of End Citizens United, Tifanny Miller described Roy Moore as a radical who shouldn’t hold any position of power, especially as a U.S. Senator. She described his views as anti-American as well as anti-Alabamian. She also pointed out that he controlled a charity and used it to pay himself and his wife a salary of over $1,000,000.

Tifanny Miller went on to describe Doug Jones as somebody with integrity and character who would serve the people of Alabama very well. She also said he was a very good prosecutor who has taken on the commitment of serving as a Senator and working to build a system of government that best serves the interests of all Americans.

When talking about his political views, Doug Jones said that people are increasingly being left behind by the politicians in Washington D.C. He has said that the current system is broken as it is completely dominated by those individuals and corporations with the deepest pockets. He pledged to work with End Citizens United in order to reign in those who are buying off politicians.

Roy Moore was removed from the bench as he didn’t respect the rule of law. Among his actions was telling other judges they should issue same-sex couple marriage licenses even though it was the law of the land to do so. By contrast, Jones once convicted members of the KKK who had bombed a church.

End Citizens United is a political action committee that is dedicated to removing the corrosive influence of big money in government. Their name stems from the infamous case before the Supreme Court that resulted in rich people and corporations being allowed to spend as much as they want on political campaigns as they have a free speech right to do so. The disastrous result of this ruling has been no one having a voice in government beyond those with deep pockets and connections with politicians, particularly Republicans. They seek to eventually pass a constitutional amendment restoring sanity to campaign finance laws.

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The next time you have a headache and reach for the ibuprofen, it is natural to be thankful that you have it available as you start to feel relief. There are many diseases, however, which can’t be treated with just an over-the-counter medication. Rare and orphan diseases, those diseases which don’t receive as much attention, and, therefore, funding, to treat, are some of the most devastating diseases precisely because of their uncommon occurrences. Amicus Therapeutics is seeking to change the devastating effects of rare diseases, one-by-one. It is a company devoted entirely to finding cures for these diseases that often no one else is seeking. View the market summary of Amicus Therapeutics at marketwatch.com.

Some diseases Amicus Therapeutics is researching are Fabry disease, Pompe disease, and other Lysosomal Storage Disorders, as well as the rare genetic connective tissue disorder Epidermolysis Bullosa. One of the challenges in treating these diseases is that the treatment often has to be personalized to each patient depending on their genetic diagnosis. One of Amicus Therapeutics’ greatest assets, though, is its laser focus on those individual patients, and its empathy with the personal situations they are facing as a result of having these rare diseases.

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Everyone from the chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, John Crowley, to those on the front lines of research and development embody this commitment to the individual to ensure their passion and visions are never lost in the day-to-day minutiae of their work. There are pictures of patients they are working to treat, along with their individual stories, hanging in Amicus Therapeutics offices around the world. They also try to make each decision as if they themselves were living with whatever disease they are trying to treat to ensure that any risks they take or treatments they prescribe are achievable for those actually dealing with them. While their work is difficult at times, it’s also incredibly meaningful, and the entire company works to embody the spirit of those bravely fighting against these often devastating diseases. Read the company profile at Crunchbase.

Brazil is a federal state in South America. The supreme law in the country is the Constitution. However, the country is subdivided into 26 states each of which is allowed to formulate its own state laws. However, the laws passed at the state level must abide by the Constitution. This means that Constitution law overlooks the state laws in case there is a conflict. The law of the Constitution is to be obeyed by everyone living within the borders of Brazil. The constitution has divided the government into 3 key branches. These are the executive, legislature, and the judiciary. The role of the executive is to formulate policies that will govern the people. The legislature is the branch that makes laws. The judiciary is supposed to interpret and implement laws passed. The Brazilian law borrows a lot from the European countries of Portugal, Germany, and France. Brazil is a former colony of Portugal.

In such an environment it is always obvious to find law practitioners. Brazil has a huge number of lawyers. This means there are diverse options for anyone looking to hire one. In the Brazilian legal fraternity, there are some lawyers who have established themselves as the leaders in the industry. This is partly to do with experience some lawyers have gained from their time in practice.

One such lawyer is Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho. He is one of the best business litigation lawyers you can ever find in this country. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has a huge experience having worked in the industry for about two decades. He has also handled some high profile cases with a huge success rate. During his time in the practice, he has represented many clients ranging from governments, non-governmental organizations, multinationals and high profile individuals.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has worked on high stake and sophisticated cases which have made him gain prominence in the country. Many of Ricardo Tosto’s clients especially in the banking sector love his work because he knows how to handle both the financial and legal aspects of cases. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is the founder of the law firm known as Leite, Tosto and Barros Advogados Associados.

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Mark Holterman is a prominent personality in the United States. Many people know him as a medical doctor who has helped many young children to live happily. Today, Mark is working as one of the pediatric and surgery teachers at the well-known University of Illinois. Apart from his numerous accomplishments in the medical profession, Mark has several other business ventures that give him wealth at the end of the day. The professional doctor has always been dedicated to serving the community, and this is why he has been doing well over the years. Read more at Vitals to know more about Dr. Mark Holterman.

When growing up, Mark wanted to make an impact on the society. The businessman wanted to advance several medical procedures in the industry so people can live a longer and fulfilling life. Mark and his friends have also been working hard to find a cure for some of the most common chronic illnesses such as stroke and diabetes. The doctor wants to make sure that children living with the condition can live a normal life just like the other children. The doctor is currently one of the respected members of the famous American Diabetes Association. Read more about his interview at ideamensch.com.

Just recently, the American Diabetes Association announced to all the hospitals in the country that it was going to launch a program that will assist children who are living with type 2 diabetes. The institution has announced that it is going to partner with a company known as the Los Angeles Children Hospital. The two teams will have some of the most respected pediatric surgeons in the United States such as Mark.

Dr. Mark Holterman believes that the number of people suffering from diabetes type 2 have increased significantly in the modern times. Teenagers and children have not been left out. This group of people have done all they can so that they can educate the society about the dangerous lifestyles that can lead to the medical condition. According to Mark, living a healthy life will reduce the number of young people living with the disease. The doctors will also be doing their best to treat and manage the children who have already developed diabetes. According to them, children should remain happy, and they do not have to worry about medical conditions.

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Richard Smith, now fondly being referred to only as Rick Smith is the man has been entrusted with the security of one of the most sensitive telecom companies. He is currently the CEO of Securus Technology, a leading service provider of detainee communications. He was appointed on June 23, 2008, and has continued to grow the company nine years later. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Masters in Mathematics. Furthermore, Rick Smith is an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering.

Rick Smith has had an extensive career in the telecom industry. He held the positions of Controller, Chief Information Officer and finally rising to the helm as the President of Frontier Communications. He also served at Frontier Corp from 1972 to 1998. Frontier has however since revamped and is now known as Global Crossing. The Midwest Telephone Operations was privileged to have him as the Vice President. Rick Smith then served as a director of Integra Telecom. From March 1999 to July 2007, Rick Smith was serving various positions at Eschelon Telecom Inc. He started out as the Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2003. He got a promotion to be the President Chief Executive officer. He held his position as president for three years, from 2000 to 2003. He, however, held the Chief Executive officer position for four years from 2003 to 2007.

With such an extensive experience in managing information, he was the right man to be entrusted with Securus Technology Inc. Securus, unlike the telecoms where Rick Smith had served before. Its services extend to solutions such as parolee tracking services. Securus is heavily involved with government entities to provide information management solutions. Securus has offered their services to at least one million inmates in America. 2,600 prison facilities in the country have taken up Securus as their telecom provider. Their services span across 45 states and on to Mexico, Canada and District of Columbia. Securus is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with four regional offices. These offices are distributed in locations at the Dallas metro area and Atlanta, Georgia.

Rick Smith took over the mantle from outgoing Securus CEO Richard Falcone at a time when Securus was newly formed from a merger. Rick Smith successfully led the transitional team that had resulted from merging T-Netix and Evercom in 2004. In 2007, Securus acquired the Syscon Justice Systems which was at the time a globally recognized firm in Offender Management Systems. Rick Smith has successfully to led Securus Technologies towards its long-term vision of growing into a recognized provider of comprehensive, innovative technical solutions in Offender Management Systems and a preferred Information Management company in government entities.

 

Agora Financial is doing a lot of positive things when it comes to helping people sort out their investments. This has become the company that people look for when they want to maximize their portfolios and build completely different strategies for investing. Agora Financial has definitely become one of the most interesting companies because it keeps people aware of all of the market changes that are going to affect the things that they put their money into.

The people that do not take the time to do their research are going to have a hard time with investing. It is going to be beneficial to anyone that is serious about what they are trying to do with their time to wisely put their money towards investment opportunities that are designed to make their portfolios grow instead of shrink.

Everyone can benefit from some advice when it comes to investing. No one has everything figured out, and it can be beneficial to listen to analysts and what they have to say about investing.

It is going to be very beneficial for investors to subscribe to Agora Financial because this company has publications that can alter portfolios in a positive way. People that have never given much consideration to how they can improve their portfolio will benefit from something like market watch publications that the editors bring to Agora financial customers. People need to know what is happening in the market when it comes to day trading and all of their mutual funds and stocks that are fluctuating each day. The stock market is unstable. Without the advice to be one step ahead of the other investors it can be hard to consistently turn a profit. That is why Agora Financial is an excellent resource for those people that want positive change and more information click here .

 

Most people don’t give much thought towards cyber-security beyond the basic firewall on our computer. The more judicious might run a full scan occasionally, or look through and uninstall programs they don’t recognize. Overall, cyber-security is taken for granted until it fails. OneLogin wants to change that.

OneLogin is a corporate cyber-security service based in San Francisco that aims to raise awareness about how vulnerable corporate data can be. They offer a variety of services that best suits the customer, and flexible in terms of scale and coverage. They also aim to make cyber security simpler, and allow everyone to understand the real benefits of a solid security system.

They recently released an article (found here) on their blog that used Game of Thrones to outline major holes in most companies’ approach to cyber-security. The article specifically points out zombie accounts, a lack of awareness, and need for baseline knowledge in every employee. Zombie accounts are accounts left active by ex-employees. These accounts allow a basic level of access to data, especially if the employee leaves for a rival. It’s important that companies make sure to sweep periodically for these accounts, or as the Night’s watch does, burn the bodies. OneLogin has also found a staggering portion of board members and CEO’s who don’t consider cyber-security a priority. It’s important to keep cyber security in mind, so the appropriate resources are allocated. The last point is also the most important. Companies can have top notch security teams and systems, but every employee needs to have a baseline level of knowledge to make data truly secure. A security team and system only cover so much ground. Every employee needs to have the knowledge to avoid basic scams, keep passwords secure, and avoid sharing crucial information.

OneLogic is not the first, or the last to explain complex topics with popular culture. Nonetheless, the article is clear and concise. The article covers major points and uses comparisons that casual viewers can understand. Most importantly, it demystifies cyber-security and shows the value and the importance of cyber-security.

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One of the ironies of retirement is that the people who have diligently saved the most amount of money for it are generally the ones who are most reluctant to spend what they have saved. David Giertz, a registered investment advisor, says that he often comes across people who have a really hard time transitioning from carefully saving their money to actually using that money in retirement to pay for bills and enjoy their lives.

David Giertz offers his advice which is that you should enjoy your retirement and you can do so responsibly when talking about your finances. Create a budget that is sustainable and live on the money that you had earmarked for spending once you stopped working. He recognizes that flipping that switch from saving to spending is a hard one but he says that was the entire purpose of saving and investing the money to begin with. He says that retired people who saved over the course of their careers have more than earned the right to have entertainment and joy in their lives and they shouldn’t let their fear of spending money get in the way. As long as you’re responsible about the spending it’s ok, he says.

David Giertz has spent his entire career in the financial industry, helping people save for retirement as well as the other financial goals they may have. He also has developed and offered insurance products in case things go wrong such as life insurance. Additionally, he has advised clients on how annuities can fit their individualized needs.

As an executive in the financial industry, David Giertz most recently was a president at Nationwide Financial. He led this company’s sales and distribution division and under his leadership he grew that divisions value from $11 billion to almost $18 billion.