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New Zealand’s Largest News Site Partners with Brightcove to Launch ‘Play Stuff’

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 19 settembre 2019

Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), the leading provider of cloud services for video, today announced that Stuff, New Zealand’s largest news publisher, has selected Brightcove to power Stuff’s new online video streaming streaming service Play Stuff, in conjunction with video app partner Accedo. The Play Stuff video streaming service is built on Brightcove’s OTT Flow, powered by Accedo, as part of Brightcove’s OTT experience portfolio. The service enables Kiwis to watch local and international video content across news, sports, entertainment and lifestyle programming from the likes of Reuters, Press Association, Tech Crunch, VICE, Red Bull, Bravo New Zealand, NZ On Screen and more. Stuff decided to move into the online video market to expand its audience and increase market share beyond the traditional news publisher model, while boosting new advertising streams and solidifying its position as the leading media destination in New Zealand.“Play Stuff fills a gap in New Zealand for curated news and entertainment content in a brand safe environment,” said Paddy Buckley, Head of Video Products and Strategy, Stuff Limited. ”There has been enormous growth in demand for online video over the past few years, particularly short-form, and working with best-of-breed partners like Brightcove and Accedo has allowed us to deliver on this growing interest quickly and easily.” Together, Brightcove and Accedo provided a holistic solution to support Play Stuff, with Brightcove technology acting as the backbone and Accedo providing the UX-optimised front-end. This includes providing a consistent UX on multiple platforms across desktop, mobile web, iOS, Android and with more device coverage coming soon.

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Audio Network Partners with Musiio to Harness the Power of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 7 settembre 2019

Audio Network Limited, one of the world’s largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music for use in film, television, advertising and digital media, continues its focus on technology by partnering with Musiio to explore the power of AI to improve customer service and delivery.This industry first will equip the global music company with an added interface to their existing search platform, to make their catalogue of over 170,000 tracks even more discoverable, whilst keeping the human touch that Audio Network has always been known for.
Singapore-based Musiio provides a new way of “listening” to music at scale, easily searching up to one million tracks in under two seconds and supercharging a team of music researchers to increase their efficiency in responding to music briefs.“AI has been on the fringes of the music industry for the last few years, with talk of labels signing algorithms. But recently, more commercial and practical uses of this powerful computing technology have begun to surface,” explained Musiio CEO and co-founder Hazel Savage. “This deal demonstrates how AI and technology companies like ours can work with a company like Audio Network to protect everything that is great about the music industry, the personal touch, the knowledge of experts and also to create tools that let the team step up to the challenge of a huge and fast-growing industry.” Being able to search an entire catalogue of music in seconds lets a company like Audio Network keep up with demand. In addition, searching deeper within a catalogue helps maximise track usage, to bring an added layer of opportunity to the artists and composers creating the recordings.

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Cincinnati Bell Partners With Oregon District on Smart City Solution

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 2 settembre 2019

Cincinnati Bell is partnering with the Oregon District Business Association to implement a Smart City solution in the Oregon District. Cincinnati Bell is donating the upfront charges to deploy the Smart City solution over the next 2-3 months.The Smart City solution includes the following: Installing fiber to provide free public Wi-Fi in the Oregon District, as well as analytics and engagement software to support local businesses and drive economic development. Public Wi-Fi will extend on 5th Street from Wayne Avenue to Patterson Boulevard. Cameras that will be located throughout the business district, alleyways, and various parking lots to support law enforcement safety initiatives.
Links from the Wi-Fi portal that will facilitate donations to The Dayton Foundation, and the ability for users to easily contact legislators.
“Cincinnati Bell is committed to supporting the City of Dayton and Oregon District Business Association,” said Jason Praeter, President and General Manager of Cincinnati Bell’s Entertainment and Communications business. “As a lifelong Dayton resident currently residing in Bellbrook, I am especially proud that Cincinnati Bell is a part of this important project.”

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Keller Offers Partners with Offerpad

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 agosto 2019

Keller Offers, the iBuyer offering of Keller Williams (KW), the world’s largest real estate technology franchise by agent count and the U.S. leader in units and sales volume, announces a partnership with Offerpad, a leading real estate technology company and iBuyer. On average, Offerpad receives a new offer request from a homeowner every 30 seconds and acquires a home every 20 minutes throughout regular business hours. “With Keller Offers, consumers no longer have to pick between all the options available to sell a home without having an advocate to advise them,” said Josh Team, president, KW. “In our pursuit to drive the best end-to-end consumer experience, we’re giving consumers the most choice available. And, we believe an agent-driven consumer experience is best to deliver that choice.”The new iBuyer partnership will be operational by August 31 in Phoenix and Dallas. With the partnership, Keller Offers will scale to 10 other Offerpad U.S. markets by the end of Q4 ’19. Initial markets for 2019 will include: Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada; Orlando, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Antonio, Texas; Tampa, Florida; and Tucson, Arizona.“We’re excited to partner with Offerpad, a true pioneer in the iBuyer market, to further ensure our agents are providing today’s informed consumers with the most robust selling choices and valuable guidance on those options,” said Gayln Ziegler, director of operations, Keller Offers.
Under this mutually beneficial agreement, consumers have the freedom of working with a trusted KW agent, working on behalf of their best interests, when choosing Keller Offers powered by Offerpad.

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SatuitCRM Expands E-Marketing Partners and Adds Additional Security Measures

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 26 luglio 2019

We are pleased to announce our latest upgrade of SatuitCRM. The release includes many upgrades and new features for our CRM clients, such as integration with SharpSpring®, and a trusted IP system for our two-step verification security process.Our integration with SharpSpring adds yet another powerful e-marketing automation tool to our client’s repertoire, allowing them to use our familiar SatuitCRM interface to create, modify, and keep track of complicated mailing lists such as press releases, newsletters, marketing campaigns, and to make use of the powerful marketing automation capabilities. We will further enhance the integration in a later release to track lead score for contacts.
At Satuit Technologies, we understand that providing a tool that is as easy to use as it is effective is of the utmost importance. With this release, we have upgraded the CRM with a variety of quality-of-life changes that make it easier to use. Our Default Home Page upgrade now gives all users without an existing home page an easy to customize default, which displays recent items and activities, and upcoming tasks and appointments. We have added a trusted IP option to our Two-Step Verification, allowing users to avoid the additional security as long as they are accessing the CRM from a trusted IP address.

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Bounteous Recognized As Gold-Level Adobe Solution Partner

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 22 giugno 2019

Bounteous, a leading insights-driven digital experience agency, is proud to announce its elevated status as a Gold Partner in the Adobe Solution Partner Program (SPP), a global digital marketing ecosystem. The new partnership level for Bounteous follows rapid growth in Adobe-certified staff, successful large-scale deployments, and capabilities within the Adobe Experience Cloud.“Bounteous joins an elite group of companies recognized by Adobe for their depth of resources and excellence in deployment,” said John Anthony, Bounteous Vice President, Digital Solutions. “Our combination of Adobe-certified practice members, enterprise customers, and company growth are allowing us to continually drive value.”Gold Partners are regional companies that have earned the highest designation in particular Adobe geographic areas. Gold Partners develop Specialized Adobe practices in multiple Experience Cloud solutions.Bounteous, the 2018 Emerging Adobe Experience Cloud Partner of the Year, is Specialized in Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) and Adobe Analytics and holds over 100 certifications across the entire Experience Cloud, including AEM, Analytics, Adobe Target, Adobe Campaign Manager, Marketo, and Magento Commerce Cloud. Also a Magento partner for over 10 years, Bounteous has rich experience delivering complex commerce implementations for multinational brands.Bounteous experts are the top contributors to ACS AEM Commons, and were named both the 2019 and 2018 AEM Rock Star, awarded to the world’s best AEM architects. An additional testament to Adobe expertise, Bounteous was also cited twice in the recent Forrester report “Ten Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Adobe Investment.”

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Harkness partners with Cinema XXI making way for the best-in-class cinematic experience in Indonesia

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 18 giugno 2019

Global leaders in screen technology, Harkness Screens, announces its partnership with Indonesia based Cinema XXI introducing a highly engaging and best-in-class cinematic experience with its Perlux HiWhite screen. Harkness Screens has installed over 170 Perlux HiWhite 1.4 gain screens across Cinema XXI. The screen continues to be the screen of choice by exhibitors worldwide for 2D and active 3D cinema. Backed with Cinema XXI’s laser projection system, viewers will experience films just as film makers intended. The project was executed by Jakarta based PT.Megatech Engineering.Perlux HiWhite is known to improve presentation quality and reduce operating costs. It offers picture presentation with outstanding brightness, rich colours and deep darks to every seat in the house. Its unique coating technology places it as the most preferred and highly recommended screen for laser projection setups across the world.

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Snowden Lane Partners Opens New Coral Gables, Fla. Office

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 giugno 2019

Snowden Lane Partners, an independent, advisor-owned, wealth advisory firm dedicated to providing client-focused advice in a values-driven culture, today announced the opening of its newest office in Coral Gables, making it their 10th U.S. location and first in Florida. The firm has recruited several new advisors who’ll be based in the new space.
Owen Parr and Francisco Murillo join Snowden Lane to form the Parr Murillo Group as Partners and Managing Directors. They join from Merrill Lynch where they oversaw $187 million in client assets. Alberto Bravo, the team’s long-serving Analyst and Client Associate, will also be part of the new group.In addition, Arnaldo Rego and George Arias join as the Rego Arias Group as Partners and Managing Directors from Merrill Lynch where they oversaw $157 million in client assets. Both the Parr Murillo Group and Rego Arias Group specialize in serving domestic and internationally resident high-net worth families and institutions with a holistic asset management approach, emphasizing their practices specifically around financial planning and estate planning.
Snowden Lane is a nationally branded, open-architecture, hybrid registered investment advisor and broker-dealer that provides wealth advisory services to high net worth individuals, families, and institutional clients.Snowden Lane is led by an experienced team of industry executives, including Lyle LaMothe, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rob Mooney, Managing Partner and CEO, and Greg Franks, Managing Partner and President, who are dedicated to building a client-focused, nationally branded, boutique wealth advisory partnership.Snowden Lane is headquartered in New York City and operates an SEC registered investment adviser and a broker-dealer. Snowden Lane provides a multi-custodian, multi-currency platform, with aggregated performance reporting and leading analytical tools for clients and advisors. It further provides full operational, finance, compliance, human resources, and financial advisor transition support to its financial advisors.

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Stanford Seed Partners with Entrepreneurs in Africa and India to Catalyze Economic Growth

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 29 Mag 2019

Frank Omondi is a wildlife biologist turned entrepreneur. His desire to lead a business that makes a positive impact on the community led him to become the managing director of Ten Senses Africa, a fair trade cashew and macadamia nut processing company based in Nairobi, Kenya.With a background in wildlife biology, Omondi realized he needed further training to help him continue to drive the company forward. That realization led him to join the Stanford Seed Transformation Program in 2016.Stanford Seed is a one-year certificate program delivered by Stanford University through Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) that operates in East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, and India. The program, which is designed exclusively for busy business owners and CEOs, provides management training, one-on-one support, and networking opportunities to growth-minded business leaders.Following Omondi’s participation in the program, Ten Senses Africa doubled its sales, now provides 1 million cashew seedlings to support 30,000 local farmers, and employs 600 people, two-thirds of whom are single mothers. The company was able to expand to Tanzania with the support of the Seed Transformation Network, a group composed of past participants in the program.Surveys of past participants of the Seed Transformation Program reveal the impact participants and their organizations have on their communities. After completing the program, 89 percent of participants grew their customers, 72 percent introduced a new product or service, 64 percent increased their revenue, and 50 percent expanded into new geographies.Participants work with Stanford GSB faculty to gain the essential business and leadership skills that will enable them to grow their companies and, in turn, positively impact their communities. Admitted participants:Create an action plan to grow and scale their business;
Get in-company support from trained facilitators who help introduce what they’ve learned to their management team and promote buy-in;
Develop relationships with like-minded leaders to share experiences and develop an ongoing peer-to-peer support network;
Receive pro-bono project-based consulting services from senior executives.

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Commerzbank Partners with GTC to Further Digitize and Automate its Trade Finance Business

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 Mag 2019

Commerzbank has entered into a strategic partnership with GlobalTrade Corporation (GTC), a leading Canadian application services provider of innovative multi-bank trade finance solutions. The bank plans to utilise GTC’s @GlobalTrade™ platform to strengthen its digital trade finance product range. As one of Europe’s leading trade finance banks, Commerzbank holds the digitalisation and automation of processes as key priorities. This partnership leverages Commerzbank’s unique network footprint and GTC’s multi-bank technology, coupled with SWIFT connectivity, to meet the trade finance needs of corporate clients across the globe more efficiently and effectively.
GlobalTrade Corporation (GTC) is a software developer and application service provider whose product solutions improve the world of trade finance and trade services. The @GlobalTrade systems help buyers, sellers, traders, and financial institutions communicate faster and more efficiently while reducing risk and improving monitoring and control. Their customers include both business enterprises that need consolidated access to multiple banks as well as financial institutions that require supply chain finance solutions to meet their clients’ needs

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Raiffeisen Bank International Partners with Feedzai

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 aprile 2019

Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), one of CEE’s leading banking groups, and Feedzai, a global leader in using AI to fight financial crime, today announced a partnership. Through the cooperation with Feedzai, RBI’s customers will benefit from even more security due to real-time monitoring in the payment channels.Financial crime attacks are increasing, and the need for robust security using the most advanced machine learning is more important than ever, especially for banks. This includes solutions that are flexible enough to scale to new use cases and channels as the bank develops. This is especially important in the age of PSD2 and similar regulation, where RBI and other EU banks strive to provide open banking solutions that meet strict security standards. Feedzai’s AI-based solution is the key to making that happen.RBI’s Financial Crime Management teams across the group will use Feedzai’s advanced machine learning products, such as AutoML, automating feature engineering and other parts of the data science loop for increased effectiveness as well as efficiency, and Feedzai Genome, visual link analysis for finding illicit patterns with greater scope and accuracy.
“This partnership will support us in keeping up the pace in this fast-evolving banking world, especially when it comes to fighting fraud in a variety of channels and products,” said Christoph Lehner, Head of RBI’s Group Compliance division.The bank reported significant profit growth in its FY 2018 results and has highlighted future growth plans driven by focusing on digitization in all segments. Feedzai will be a key partner in that evolution to a digital bank.“This is what it takes to turn a bank into a tech company. RBI is making a commitment to be a leader in digital banking across Europe,” said Nuno Sebastiao, Feedzai CEO and co-founder. “We’re proud to be working with such a forward-thinking bank to create the future of banking together.”

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Clubspeed Acquired by Nadavon Capital Partners

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 16 aprile 2019

Nadavon Capital Partners has increased its investment in Clubspeed, the leading global software solution for go karting tracks, race tracks, trampoline parks, and family entertainment centers, where it will acquire a majority stake. Nadavon’s Chief Executive Officer Romir Bosu will serve as Clubspeed’s CEO.Clubspeed was the first to develop software serving a variety of family entertainment centers, offering an innovative gamification and automated marketing solution that drives increased sales with their customers. It has since expanded to serve adjacent businesses within the industry, helping business owners manage their operations more efficiently. Clubspeed’s online booking engine, secure payments, mobile app, jump tracker and customer management tools are examples of why it’s the leader in the industry.
Nadavon Capital Partners originally invested in Clubspeed in April 2017, and an opportunity recently arose to increase that investment. “Clubspeed is a thriving business with a solid foundation, and a great company with global reach,” says Bosu. “It made sense to invest more now, as we continue to add new customers and expand in the family entertainment industry.” Bringing in his competence to take the lead of Clubspeed’s business strategy, Bosu’s focus will be to continue developing the company’s venue management products to deliver value to customers, with a clear vision to scale and expand in existing and new markets around the world.He continues, “Clubspeed’s mission has always been to deliver innovation to customers to help grow their businesses, and I am excited for the opportunity to play a larger role in that innovation.”

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Carlson Private Capital Partners Appoints two new positions to growing team

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 aprile 2019

MINNEAPOLIS. Carlson Private Capital Partners (“Carlson Private Capital or CPC”), a middle-market investment firm formed by the Carlson family, today announced the appointment of Cory Petersen as a Vice President of Finance and Administration. CPC has also appointed Stephanie Johnson as an Associate. Both appointments are effective immediately.“I am delighted to welcome both Cory and Stephanie to our growing team,” said Andy Cantwell, CEO and Managing Partner of Carlson Private Capital Partners. “Our ability to add talented professionals who understand the unique needs of closely-held businesses allows us to tailor thoughtful investments and partner with management teams for long term success.”
Primarily responsible for all financial, administrative and compliance responsibilities, Cory will also support the structuring, financing and due diligence efforts for the firm’s investment opportunities. Immediately prior to his appointment he was a director at Stone Arch Capital, which he joined from PWC, where he was a director in their M&A Advisory practice, specializing in providing strategic, business and financial advice on acquisitions and divestitures.Stephanie was previously a member of Chartwell Financial Advisory’s Corporate Finance practice, where she assisted in the execution of M&A, ESOP-related, and capital markets transactions. Prior to joining Chartwell, she served as an analyst in Jefferies’ Healthcare Investment Banking group in New York.

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Celltrion Partners with the Canadian Biotech Company, iProgen Biotech to Develop a Series of Novel ADCs

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 aprile 2019

Celltrion (KRX:068270) and the Canada-based iProgen Biotech Inc. announced to agree to partner for the development of novel ADCs against validated antibody targets, including HER21 and CD202. The terms of the partnership agreement include: (1) Celltrion manufactures and supplies four recombinant antibodies to iProgen, among which two are HER2 and CD20 targeting, selected by Celltrion, and two additional targets to be selected by iProgen, (2) Celltrion provides supports for the Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control (CMC) activities for the IND application and the Phase-1 clinical trial, (3) iProgen conducts the Phase-1 clinical trial using these drug candidates, and (4) upon completion of Phase 1, Celltrion has the right of first negotiation on these drug candidates for global in-licensing.
The antibodies encompassing iProgen’s proprietary delivery technology, Antibody Delivery Enhancing Domain (ADED) is expected to increase anti-tumor efficacy by enhancing the drug delivery and internalization to cancer cells. The ADED technology is applied to anti-HER2 ADCs to potentially treat not only the breast cancer patients with high levels of HER2 expression more effectively but also those with low levels with no approved targeted therapies. In addition to HER2, other tumor antigens may be therapeutically targeted by ADCs that embody this technology.The representative of Celltrion said, “Celltrion has been searching for novel technologies that could expand the use of existing antibody therapeutics and produce biobetters and next-generation biotherapeutics, in order to bolster its pipeline outside biosimilars and small molecules,” adding that “We will keep on enriching our pipeline to include a panel of oncology drugs, as part of the effort to improve patients’ lives worldwide.”

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NGL Energy Partners LP to Attend Mizuho Energy Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 1 aprile 2019

NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL) announced today that it will attend the 3rd Annual Mizuho Energy Summit in Napa, California on April 1– 2, 2019. Members of NGL’s management team will be participating in a series of one-on-one meetings with members of the investment community at the conference.NGL’s slide presentation referenced at the Conference will be available on NGL’s website at http://www.nglenergypartners.com on the “Presentations” sub-tab under the “Investor Relations” section on Monday, April 1, 2019.
NGL Energy Partners LP is a Delaware limited partnership. NGL owns and operates a vertically integrated energy business with four primary businesses: water solutions, crude oil logistics, NGL logistics and refined products/renewables. For further information, visit the Partnership’s website at http://www.nglenergypartners.com.

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Knopman Marks Partners with the University of Iowa for SIE Training

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 marzo 2019

The University of Iowa SIE program was launched in January 2019 and is one of the first of its kind. The course, offered within the finance curriculum, covers detailed information about financial industry products, markets, accounts, and regulations, preparing students to pass one of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) exams required for securities industry licensing and employment. Before October 2018, individuals could take securities licensing exams only after they were hired and sponsored by a financial firm. The new SIE Exam changes that paradigm. It can be taken by anyone age 18 or older, and if passed, a shorter, focused, “top off” exam is required after hire to complete the licensing process.With the addition of this program, the University of Iowa is supporting students in earning a credential that can differentiate them when they apply for securities industry employment. Once the exam is passed, the qualification is valid for four years.
Cathy Zaharis, CFA, in charge of professional/employer development and director of the university’s Henry B. Tippie College of Business’s finance department, initiated the implementation of the Knopman Marks SIE training program, which kicked off January 14, 2019. “In reviewing materials for SIE prep, I found that the Knopman Marks material was thorough and clearly understood. I also appreciated their high pass rates for exams.”
Before incorporating the program at U of I, Cathy successfully studied for and passed the SIE Exam. “I utilized the Knopman Marks materials in my own preparation, and I felt I was prepared for success. And I passed, which I attribute to the study materials and process they provide.”
Knopman Marks designs and delivers training for securities licensing exams. It successfully prepares thousands of candidates domestically and internationally each year and consistently delivers the best pass rates in the industry.

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Knopman Marks Partners with the University of Iowa for SIE Training

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 marzo 2019

Knopman Marks Financial Training is pleased to announce its partnership with the University of Iowa for Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam preparation.The University of Iowa SIE program was launched in January 2019 and is one of the first of its kind. The course, offered within the finance curriculum, covers detailed information about financial industry products, markets, accounts, and regulations, preparing students to pass one of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) exams required for securities industry licensing and employment. Before October 2018, individuals could take securities licensing exams only after they were hired and sponsored by a financial firm. The new SIE Exam changes that paradigm. It can be taken by anyone age 18 or older, and if passed, a shorter, focused, “top off” exam is required after hire to complete the licensing process.With the addition of this program, the University of Iowa is supporting students in earning a credential that can differentiate them when they apply for securities industry employment. Once the exam is passed, the qualification is valid for four years.According to Brian Marks, senior managing director of Knopman Marks Financial Training, these changes offer an excellent opportunity for college students and career changers to earn an important credential that can jumpstart a career in the securities industry. “Firms benefit greatly when candidates for new jobs have this credential. They’ve proven their initiative and their ability to pass securities exams, which are not easy. These candidates spend less time in training and can contribute in their new roles sooner.”He adds that a number of firms are requiring new associates to pass the SIE Exam before they begin summer training and expects that this trend will escalate in the next several years.Cathy Zaharis, CFA, in charge of professional/employer development and director of the university’s Henry B. Tippie College of Business’s finance department, initiated the implementation of the Knopman Marks SIE training program, which kicked off January 14, 2019. “In reviewing materials for SIE prep, I found that the Knopman Marks material was thorough and clearly understood. I also appreciated their high pass rates for exams.” Before incorporating the program at U of I, Cathy successfully studied for and passed the SIE Exam. “I utilized the Knopman Marks materials in my own preparation, and I felt I was prepared for success. And I passed, which I attribute to the study materials and process they provide.”

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FoodMaven Announces New Sustainability Initiative with Local Hospitality Partners

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 21 marzo 2019

FoodMaven, a Colorado-based startup, announced today an initiative aimed at helping hospitality institutions source local, sustainable food products for their kitchens in Colorado and Texas. The initiative is already in place at Hilton properties in Denver including DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel-Westminster, Hilton Denver City Center, and Hilton Stapleton North. “As part of Hilton’s Travel with Purpose commitment to cut our environmental footprint in half by 2030 and double our social impact investment around the world, we are identifying solutions to reduce food waste and expand sustainable sourcing,” said Terry Jenkins, Sr. Manager of Corporate Responsibility Americas, Hilton. “Our hotels are finding innovative local partners to help achieve these goals and make an even greater positive impact.”
Sourcing local food items can be challenging for already-established hotel chains, who often need to reach out to multiple suppliers for specific food products. FoodMaven retains valuable relationships with local suppliers to navigate the logistics and provide buyers with an online marketplace that allows them to see product in FoodMaven inventory. FoodMaven fully integrates their technology into the hotel’s existing purchasing platform, creating a seamless buying experience.
FoodMaven handles the process from safety guidelines and insurance procedures to securing onsite delivery at hotels and restaurants – which most local suppliers cannot provide – and also leads local businesses towards more sustainable sourcing practices.The move towards a locally sourced model helps larger institutions meet rising consumer demand for more sustainable and fresher food options. Additionally, sourcing local is more cost-effective and can help invigorate a more local economy by tapping local suppliers that face challenges getting their product to a larger market.FoodMaven currently serves hospitality institutions in Colorado with plans to expand nationwide.

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Worksoft Acquired by Marlin Equity Partners

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 marzo 2019

Addison, Texas, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Worksoft, Inc. (“Worksoft”), a leading provider of continuous test automation software, and Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”), a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management, today announced Marlin’s majority recapitalization of and growth equity investment in Worksoft. Worksoft provides the market’s leading end-to-end continuous test automation platform for packaged applications (e.g. SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and Workday). The company’s solutions enable enterprise customers to conduct automated business process discovery, test creation and execution, analytics and documentation of cross-application workflows that support mission critical processes. Marlin’s investment and operational support will enable Worksoft to rapidly scale its platform and help global enterprises increase the speed, accuracy and coverage of process testing in an increasingly diverse business application landscape. “Digital transformation has enabled vendors across a wide range of industries to improve product offerings, drive deeper engagement with customers and optimize selling and marketing efforts, but has also demanded these enterprises modernize their core business application environments to keep pace. This transformative shift to modern platforms has made the discovery, test creation and automation of business processes mission-critical” said Lee Constantino, CEO of Worksoft.
Shea & Company acted as exclusive financial advisor and Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr acted as legal advisor to Worksoft. Goodwin Procter LLP acted as legal advisor to Marlin. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Apple Growth Partners Receives Best Employers in Ohio Recognition

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 febbraio 2019

Apple Growth Partners (AGP), accounting and business advisory firm, was recently named one of the 2019 Best Employers in Ohio. The annual list of the Best Employers in Ohio was created by the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council, Crain’s Cleveland Business, and Best Companies Group.This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Ohio, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce, and businesses. The 2019 Best Employers in Ohio list is made up of 41 companies. Companies must meet multiple criteria to be considered for participation.Having completed a year-long celebration honoring the firm’s 75th anniversary in 2018, the Best Employers in Ohio recognition kicks off an exciting year ahead for the firm.Modern benefits, along with in-house resources for professional development and coaching, positions AGP as a pioneer in the accounting industry for employee advancement. As the firm continues to grow its presence in Northeast Ohio and beyond, leadership is committed to putting employees first.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Employers in Ohio. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics – worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second component consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience – worth approximately 75 percent of the total assessment. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Ohio and analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings. For more information on the Best Employers in Ohio program, visit http://www.BestEmployersOH.com.Apple Growth Partners is an accounting and business advisory firm with more than 75 years of helping grow local businesses. With offices in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and Kent, AGP offers a full range of services including audit and assurance, tax planning and compliance, business valuation, litigation consulting and transactional advisory services. To learn more, visit http://www.applegrowth.com.

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