Month: March 2017

How Adam Goldenberg And Don Ressler Created A Fashion Empire

Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler are the co-founders of the very successful company, JustFab. As a team they know how to grow businesses and develop innovative brands. Together, the pair has experienced startup success that has yet to be seen in the industry.

After selling his first company to Intermix Media in 1999, Adam Goldenberg became the company’s Vice President of Strategic Planning. It was here that he would meet Don Ressler, shortly after becoming the youngest Chief Operating Officer of a publicly traded company on Brandettes. Don Ressler also joined the Intermix Media team after selling his own company, FitnessHeaven.com in 2001.

The pair brought Intermix Media unrivaled success and became fast friends. When the company was acquired by News Corp. In 2005, they decided it would be best to branch out on their own and start their very own company at https://www.facebook.com/public/Don-Ressler. Only a year later in 2006, the duo founded Intelligent Beauty, an e-commerce brand that would quickly produce numerous market-leading health and beauty brands.

Read more: New Sizes for JustFab

After the company’s fast success, Adam and Don Ressler began to visualize an online concept that would create a personalized shopping experience for consumers. They saw an idea of merging social interaction with fashion at an affordable price. The potential was there; an untapped opportunity awaited their leadership. They began the expansion of Intelligent Beauty, creating JustFab, a community of “members” that could receive selections of handbags, accessories, and shoes that were tailored to their personalized taste for a flat fee paid on a monthly basis.

JustFab wasn’t just a fashion site that shipped out items every month. Each member received a personalized experience from JustFab, with style boards, demonstrations, and tips. The company on techstyle.com allowed them to receive professional tips from the industry’s leaders and an opportunity to connect with each other.

The duo could admit that they were not fashion experts. They were intelligent enough however to hire those experts to head the company. Kimora Lee Simmons entered the team as its President and Creative Director. Kimora could lead the way into fashion success, and she did. JustFab is now a multi-million dollar company with millions of customers from all over the world, constantly expanding.

Arthur Becker Shares His Advice for Reaching Financial Success

Arthur Becker Is a Member of Madison Partners, LLC. The company focuses on investment in real estate and early-stage biotech ventures. Becker was formerly the chairman and CEO of Zinio LLC, a digital newsstand. He was formerly the CEO of NaviSite that provided Internet technology services, Internet hosting and co-location to companies in the UK and the US. Becker was also a senior advisor to be Vera Wang’s fashion company.

Arthur Becker claims that during his tenure at NaviSite and later at Zinio, he developed his interest in both technology and real estate. After selling NaviSite to Time Warner in 2011, Becker decided to get involved in real estate investing in condominium developments in New York City and Miami. He became aware of the many opportunities in the biotechnology sector that provide economic opportunities and potential to help others. Becker claims to be especially intrigued by a number of developments in biotechnology, related to cancer treatment.

Becker claims to have tried many businesses over the years, and he’s failed numerous attempts. However, he claims to have learned a lot from his failures, mainly how to avoid similar failures going forward. In the companies he has been successful with it seems that the chemistry between managers is critical to the operating of a business. This cooperative spirit between managers within a company is what he attributes his major successes to. He recommends that people looking for entrepreneurial success listen to colleagues and to the marketplace, and be flexible.

According to crunchbase, Arthur Becker has been the founder and managing partner of several companies specializing in investments in technology. One company, Advance Partners LLC, provided financial advice to Cendent Corporation and Global Switch, both of which are located in the United Kingdom. They also were consultants for empower a provider of technology services to the government in London.

Many real estate investors have tried to follow the successful route that Arthur Becker has taken. He has had exceptional success and offers advice to those who are interested in following in his footsteps. Many of his interviews and Linked In shared articles center around helping others understand how he reached success.

Reference: https://angel.co/arthur-becker-nyc

Dick DeVos: Sheds Light on their Philanthropy Work

Dick and Betsy DeVos have garnered a lot of attention lately especially because of Betsy position in the Trump administration. Following her nomination to the post of the Secretary of Education, it was mandatory for her to reveal her philanthropy work before she was confirmed.

 

The couple decided to reveal their contributions before the vetting. Most critics criticized the move saying that it was a ploy to divert the attention of the public away from their contributions. Now, whether it was a trick or not: revealing their charitable contributions showed their support for transparency.

 

According to a report that was published on their website, the couple has contributed over $139 million in the course of their lifetime. In 2015, they had contributed $11.3 million towards different causes. Most of their contributions are for the education sector. The couple is passionate about the education system. 26% of the $11.5 million was given towards the education sector. In addition, their foundation contributed $357,000 towards the education reforms. Dick DeVos said that their contributions reflect their priority on education.

 

About Dick DeVos

 

Dick DeVos is a businessman who has engaged in different projects. Despite coming from a wealthy family, he has managed to build his career on his own. He made a name for himself by working for Amway. Amway is a multi-level marketing Company that sells a variety of products on beauty, health and homecare products. He joined the Company in 1974 and was responsible for research, manufacturing, sales and marketing.

 

Dick later became the Vice President of the Company in 1984. He was in charge of overseeing the operations of the 18 offices of the Company based outside North America.

 

He served as the President and the Chief Executive Officer of Orlando Magic Company. Dick later resigned in 1991 and rejoined the Amway as its President. He succeeded his Father who was the co-founder of Amway.

 

He managed to lead the Company to great success. They expanded into other countries. In total, there were 50 offices on the six continents. By the time he was living the Company, the sales had increased to $4.5 billion. In 2005, he became part owner of Orlando Magic this was after his father divided the shares among his children.

 

Together with his wife, they founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. Through their foundation, they have made different contributions. They opened the West Michigan Aviation Academy in 2010. This was the nation’s first aviation high school.

 

They also established the Dick and Betsy DeVos Scholarship in 2008. The scholarship supports students pursuing MA, MBA, and MS. They also support students from developing countries.

 

Dick received his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the Northwood University. He did attend the Harvard Business School, but he did not graduate.