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Stephens Inc. Expands Institutional Sales Team with Senior UK Hire

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 9 gennaio 2020

Stephens Inc., an independent financial services firm, today announced the addition of Managing Director Ralph Mastrangelo to its Institutional Sales team, signifying the firm’s expansion strategy for global equity sales. Mr. Mastrangelo will develop and lead cover accounts in the United Kingdom from the London office of Stephens Inc.Mr. Mastrangelo assumes this role after 24 years at William Blair International, where he was a partner and served as the London Office Sales Manager. During his tenure, he managed an equity sales team of eight and was responsible for institutional accounts within the UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Scandinavia. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mastrangelo was a financial advisor with Prudential Assurance PLC and a United States Naval Officer. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, South Bend.“We are very optimistic about our business in the UK and mainland Europe. Though we are seeing many investment firms downscale in these regions, we see opportunity and are building our offering accordingly. Ralph’s experience and highly cultivated relationships are advantageous to Stephens’ growth and long-term objectives. He is a proven leader and well-suited to direct this effort,” stated Nik Fisken, Executive Vice President, Head of Institutional Equities and Director of Research, at Stephens Inc.Mr. Mastrangelo joins the Little Rock based institutional sales team of Brittany Morgan, senior vice-president, and Joe Dacus, managing director, who focus on domestic and the UK institutional investors. Stephens’ institutional equity sales practice has offices in Little Rock, New York, Boston and Chicago.

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Ausilia Mapelli entra in Victor come EH&B Underwriting Team Leader

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 dicembre 2019

Victor Insurance Italia, parte della più grande realtà globale di Managing General Underwriting, annuncia l’ingresso di Ausilia Mapelli nella propria squadra, in qualità di E&B Underwriting Team Leader.Mapelli porta con sé quasi 20 anni di esperienza nel settore assicurativo, maturata in altre primarie realtà internazionali come Willis Towers Watson e AIG. In quest’ultima compagnia ricopriva il ruolo di A&H Senior Underwriter. Nel suo nuovo incarico, Mapelli sarà responsabile della divisione Employee Health & Benefits di Victor Insurance Italia. Oltre che nelle attività di underwriting, sarà impegnata, in stretta collaborazione con i partner Assicurativi, nello sviluppo di nuovi prodotti e nel miglioramento dell’attuale offerta dell’agenzia di sottoscrizione, caratterizzata da una robusta struttura tecnologica e da un approccio orientato all’innovazione.“Sono davvero entusiasta di questa nuova sfida: Victor rappresenta l’opportunità di contribuire alla trasformazione e alla digitalizzazione della proposta di soluzioni assicurative ad agenti, broker e assicurati. Processi su cui si giocano molte sfide per il futuro” ha dichiarato Ausilia Mapelli.

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Caliburn’s Mobile Medical Team Performs On-site Medical and Service

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 24 dicembre 2019

Caliburn International, LLC (Caliburn) showcased the expanded medical and on-site service delivery options available through its Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) at recent events at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), the first of many on-site occupational exams performed by the Caliburn mobile medical team.
Caliburn’s MMU is fully equipped to support a wide range of services, making it self-sufficient and responsive regardless of the location. Typical medical service options include wellness events, medical surveillance exams, surge hiring events, drug and alcohol testing, and disaster response with triage and first aid to support local businesses and community outreach programs. The MMU provides large numbers of occupational exams in a single day. For customers, this means minimized downtime and employees who are able to return to work quickly.“Our dynamic team of medical professionals are excited to be a part of this innovative concept. We are providing high quality medical services to our clients,” said Caliburn’s MMU Director, Jacqueline Rodriguez Valdes.According to Dan Jones, who leads Caliburn’s Medical Management Solutions line of business, “The medical surveillance required in support of the space industry is very complex and highly regulated. We want to make it easy and more cost-effective for our customers to keep their workers healthy and safe while maintaining regulatory compliance.”

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PRSA Colorado Announces 2020 Leadership Team

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 8 dicembre 2019

The Public Relations Society of America Colorado Chapter (PRSA Colorado) has announced its 2020 board of directors. New board members are volunteer professionals and were elected at the annual meeting. The 2020 board will begin its term Jan. 1, 2020 under incoming President Geoff Renstrom.Renstrom has spent nearly a decade leading PR agencies in the Denver market. Renstrom is president and owner of Attune Public Relations and focuses on communications strategy, media relations, crisis support, issues management, media training and digital storytelling to clients ranging from energy, B2B, craft beer and major consumer lifestyle and food brands. Renstrom has a bachelor’s degree in communication from Boise State University and a master’s degree in strategic communication from The University of Denver. Renstrom is also a passionate educator, holding adjunct positions in public relations education at The University of Denver and the University of Colorado, Boulder.PRSA Colorado, founded in 1958, makes communications professionals smarter, better prepared and more connected through all stages of their career. The chapter strives to achieve this by creating an exceptional member experience that educates, inspires, guides and galvanizes a diverse community of ethical strategic communications professionals. Through regular professional development and networking events, a day-long professional development event and an annual awards program, PRSA Colorado, along with the national PRSA organization, offer members and non-members countless opportunities to stay current in our industry and connected with a powerful network of the world’s best communicators.

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A New Era for Australia’s Team

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 novembre 2019

Amazon announced that The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team, a new docuseries following the Australian Men’s Cricket Team will be coming to Amazon Prime Video. Offering Prime members a behind-the-scenes look at how one of the world’s best cricket teams fell from grace and was forced to reclaim their title and integrity, The Test will be available on Prime Video in Australia and more than 200 countries and territories around the world in early 2020. Picking up immediately after the incident in South Africa that led to an outpouring of disappointment and shock around the world, The Test begins with the appointment of Justin Langer as coach and follows the Australian Men’s Cricket Team around the world. With unprecedented access, The Test gives viewers an inside look into the highs and lows of the long road back in the team’s fight to regain the respect of world cricket. From a tough run in the short-form of the game, to their first ever Test series loss to India on Australian soil, the fans journey with the team as they rally and rise to a successful World Cup campaign and battle against England for the 2019 Ashes series.The Test is produced by CA Films in partnership with Australian production company Whooshka Media, and directed by Adrian Brown.The Test joins the growing lineup of Australian Amazon Original series, including LOL: Last One Laughing, hosted and executive produced by Rebel Wilson, which filmed this October in Sydney. Earlier this year, Prime Video announced a series of ten Australian Amazon Original stand-up specials. Featuring Australian comedic acts including Tom Gleeson, Judith Lucy, Celia Pacquola, Tommy Little and more, the specials were filmed this past September in Melbourne. Australia joins the ranks of countries producing local content for Prime Video, including Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Japan, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.Prime members in Australia will be able to stream The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team along with hit TV shows, popular movies and Amazon Original series including Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Emmy award-winner Fleabag and more, exclusively on Prime Video.

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CWT espande il team Finance Leadership con due nuove nomine

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 ottobre 2019

Minneapolis, 24 ottobre 2019: CWT, la piattaforma di gestione di viaggi B2B4E, ha nominato – per il suo team Finance Leadership – Robyn Arnell Brenden Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer e Fernanda Petto Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis. Entrambi riferiranno a Michelle Frymire, Executive Vice President e Chief Financial Officer, entrata in azienda a gennaio. I nuovi incarichi porranno Brenden a capo della divisione globale Amministrazione e controllo mentre Petto guiderà la pianificazione e l’analisi finanziaria corporate.“Le nomine di Robyn e Fernanda imprimeranno una forte accelerata al nostro impegno nel fornire partnership commerciali, analisi, dati e supporto di massimo livello al crescente business di CWT”, ha affermato Frymire. “Sono lieta di dare loro il benvenuto nel team Finance Leadership. Entrambi vantano un patrimonio di esperienza e competenza sviluppatosi in molteplici settori, caratteristica che li rende eccezionalmente adatti a questi incarichi”.Prima di entrare in CWT, oltre ad aver lavorato per Promus Hotels, Robyn Arnell Brenden ha ricoperto posizioni apicali nella catena Marriott & Starwood Hotels, tra le quali SVP Finance, VP & Corporate Controller e Chief Audit Executive. Più di recente, è stato VP Controller per Sprouts Farmers Market e ha all’attivo una lunga serie di successi nella trasformazione, nello sviluppo e nella guida del processo di standardizzazione della funzione amministrativa a livello globale.Nel suo percorso professionale antecedente l’ingresso in CWT, Fernanda Petto è stata per sette anni direttrice Corporate FP&A di Mosaic. In precedenza, ha trascorso sei anni presso General Mills Inc, dove ha ricoperto diversi ruoli nel settore della leadership finanziaria. Porta con sé una composita esperienza aziendale, avendo lavorato per società quali Avaya, Cisco Systems e BankBoston.

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K12 Inc. Welcomes Education Reform Leader to Executive Team

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 ottobre 2019

A powerhouse in the education reform movement has joined K12 Inc., the nation’s leading provider of online curriculum and school programs for students in kindergarten through high school. Dr. Charles A. “Tony” Bennett—who has more than three decades of experience in school management, strategic planning, and operations—has been named Senior Vice President, Academics and External Relations. As one of the nation’s foremost experts in education policy, he will manage and implement a diverse portfolio of initiatives and programs that support, measure, track and ultimately improve student academic achievement and growth across K12-powered schools.Dr. Bennett began his career as a high school science teacher and rapidly ascended to leadership roles in two of the country’s pioneering education reform states: Florida and Indiana. He served as Commissioner of Education in Florida before starting TBX2, Inc./Education Reform Strategies, a consulting company that focuses on supporting education reform across the country.Prior to TBX2, Inc., Dr. Bennett served as State Superintendent in Indiana. During his tenure, the state saw record high school graduation rates and participation and success rates in Advanced Placement courses and exams; student achievement on the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress (ISTEP) assessment rose dramatically; and improvement in the state’s National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) results was ranked among the top three in the United States. During this time, Dr. Bennett also launched one of the most expansive school voucher programs and developed one of the top-rated educator effectiveness initiatives in the nation.
Dr. Bennett previously held roles in Indiana as School Corporation Superintendent for Greater Clark County Schools and Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Operations at New Albany Floyd County Schools. He also served on the board of the Council of Chief State School Officers, the governing board of the Partnership for the Assessment for Readiness for College and Career (PARCC), and was a founding member and former chair of Chiefs for ChangDr. Bennett holds a doctoral degree in education and a superintendent license from Spalding University. He earned his certification in secondary administration and supervision, a master’s degree in secondary education, and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Indiana University Southeast.

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Global Credit Specialist CIFC Completes Initial UK Research Team Hires

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 luglio 2019

Global credit specialist CIFC, which launched a European office in London last year, has completed the first phase of its UK research team recruitment with the appointment of its fourth analyst.Senior Analyst Rinse Terpstra has joined from Chenavari Investment Managers where he worked as a senior investment analyst focusing on CLOs. He has more than 12 years of leveraged loan and high yield credit experience in Western and Central Eastern Europe as well as Turkey.Analyst Zoltan Paller has joined from UBS where he focused on leveraged finance and direct lending opportunities in the EMEA region. Prior to UBS, he held positions in the Corporate Credit team of Morgan Stanley in Budapest and Fitch in London.
Analyst Max Elliott-Taylor has joined from Investcorp Credit Management in London where he was an associate in the credit research team investing in leveraged loans and high yield bonds for five years.Analyst Alessandro Garello Cantoni has joined from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he worked for five years focusing on Italian and Iberian markets and later leveraged finance origination in the EMEA region.Their hires follow the recruitment last year of Managing Directors Joshua Hughes and Dan Robinson to open the London office and start building out the team.

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Sublime Expands US Team and Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 giugno 2019

Sublime, a global high-impact advertising marketplace that creates and delivers premium ad experiences, today announced the appointment of Alexx Cass as Vice President of US Publisher Partnerships, and Andrew Buckman as Global Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Cass joins Sublime with more than 10 years’ experience in digital media and is an expert in publisher development, ad tech, SaaS solutions, and audience data. Before joining Sublime, Cass worked as VP Global Publisher Solutions at Pureprofile, where he was responsible for business development, partnerships, and product strategy. Prior to this he held roles in publisher development at SAY Media and Nielsen.As well as the new hire, Andrew Buckman has been named as Global Chief Operating Officer, having joined Sublime in 2017 as Managing Director EMEA to drive developments in key European markets. As COO he will be instrumental in forming strategic partnerships and meeting Sublime’s growing global demand, working closely with Christophe Menard, Co-Founder and COO Americas.Andrew Buckman, Global COO commented: “I’m excited to strengthen our relationships with key premium publishers across the globe, as they are integral to Sublime’s journey. We instil creativity in everything we do, and this is apparent in the ad units we provide, which not only take into consideration the user experience, but the device and environment in which the ad is served. I’m also delighted to welcome Alexx, and look forward to working closely with him as we enter a new chapter.”Commenting on his appointment, Alexx Cass, VP of US Publisher Partnerships, said: “I’m excited to revamp the way we work with our publisher partners and offer solutions that are relevant to their needs, such as more seamless integrations through header bidding or ad tech solutions that help publishers scale their own high impact ad products.”These announcements follow an exciting period for Sublime, having expanded globally and locally, with new offices in Singapore, and Germany, as well as Manchester in the UK, and Lyon in France. The company also recently announced the acquisition of the global measurement company Adledge.

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RadianceTx® Expands Team to Develop Beta Ophthalmic System

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 1 maggio 2019

Radiance Therapeutics, Inc. (RadianceTx®) is pleased to announce the expansion of its core team: Abigail Mackrill, formerly of Ophthalmology Futures Forums and The Ophthalmologist, joins as Director of Business Development and Outreach. James Fazio, MBA, Msc Eng, formerly Global Business Leader for Gore Medical’s Peripheral Vascular business unit, will now serve as Director of Engineering at RadianceTx®. Cassie Vollmer, Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, joins RadianceTx® from Vyaire Medical.Ms Mackrill, Mr Fazio, and Ms Vollmer join the growing RadianceTx® team lead by Chief Executive Officer, Laurence Marsteller MD and President and Chief Financial Officer, Harry George, to drive RadianceTx® through its next phase of development.The RadianceTx® Beta Ophthalmic System is a device solution designed for topical application of beta therapy, currently under development.
Dr Marsteller comments “Radiance Therapeutics’ successful recruitment of commercial leaders to our team is due in large part to the exciting opportunity our device presents as a tool that can help ophthalmologists improve surgical outcomes.” RadianceTx® Board member Marc Sandroff, Founder and Principal at Cadre Partners, an investor in Radiance Therapeutics, Inc., and formerly Managing Director of Essex Woodlands Health Venture Funds states: “We have seen the compelling clinical data and strongly support the vision of the leadership team to address this vital therapeutic unmet need. We look forward to our coming achievements together.”
Validated in three clinical studies conducted by preeminent ophthalmic research teams utilizing legacy devices, beta therapy has been shown to reduce post-operative scarring and therefore improve glaucoma filtration surgery outcomes [1,2]. A recent study reported odds ratios that beta therapy patients were five and a half times more likely to experience lower IOP at the end of one year than patients treated with the current standard of care, Mitomycin-C

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BankFLORIDA Adds Key Members to Leadership Team

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 gennaio 2019

BankFlorida, recently announced the addition of John Mede as Vice President of Retail Development and Debbie L. Kohl, CPA as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer.
Mede is a seasoned banker with more than 20 years of financial industry experience in Southeast Florida. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing and growing the bank’s new office in Jupiter, Fla. BankFlorida will relocate from its current location in Palm Beach Gardens to the newly renovated Jupiter office on April 15th of this year.
“We’re pleased to welcome John to our leadership team and our company. We could not have found a more ideal candidate to help us open our new location and grow our deposit base in Southeast Florida. John previously worked in an adjoining regional bank branch in Jupiter as the branch manager and was very successful in growing that branch to over $50 million in deposits,” said Tracy Keegan, President of BankFlorida. “We look forward to our upcoming move and to immersing our team in the local community with John’s help.”Mede joins BankFlorida from Regions Bank where he served as Vice President, Branch Manager for over a decade. Prior to Regions Bank, John served in management roles with other financial institutions in the Southeast Florida market.Kohl, also a seasoned banker in Southeast Florida, joins BankFlorida from First Green Bank where she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer prior to its sale in October 2018. Previous to that, Kohl served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Broward Bank of Commerce. She is active in the local community and currently serves on the board and as treasurer for the Broward Health Foundation. In addition, she previously served as a Governor-appointed Commissioner for the Broward Health Hospital System of the North Broward Hospital District.

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Generex Biotechnology Adds World-Class Leadership to Executive Management Team

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 1 dicembre 2018

Generex Biotechnology Corporation (OTCMKTS:GNBT) announced today the appointment of Anthony J. Dolisi as Generex Chief Commercial Officer and Michelle Starr as Generex Chief Marketing Officer. The two executives join the corporate executive team of Generex following the acquisition of Olaregen Therapeutix, where they will focus on the commercial launch of Excellagen®, a regenerative collagen gel matrix, which is cleared by FDA for 17 indications, including partial and full thickness wounds, pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, chronic vascular ulcers, tunneled/undermined wounds, surgical wounds (donor sites/grafts, post-Mohs surgery, post-laser surgery, podiatric, wound dehiscence), trauma wounds (abrasions, lacerations, second- degree burns, and skin tears) and draining wounds.Mr. Dolisi has built a 24+ year career in the industry as a senior executive and business leader with fortune 500 companies including American Home Products, Glaxo SmithKline, Agouron, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Dolisi is a sales, commercial and channel expert with: IDN, 340B, MCO, PBM, Specialty SPP LTC, State/ Federal Government, Reimbursement /MACs, PAP / PSP / HUB. Mr. Dolisi is able to combine both commercial sales and clinical expertise. He made his mark by building multi-million-dollar businesses, igniting growth in business lines, devising innovative differentiated product strategies, and spurring company growth through creative and comprehensive portfolio strategies. Mr. Dolisi will lead in all efforts to commercialize the products, develop sales structures to effectively impact the market, and will be responsible for oversight of all commercial sectors of the company.Ms. Starr has had a highly accomplished career in medical communications and strategic planning in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for over 25 years. Her experience spans several therapeutic categories including all aspects of cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ophthalmology, gastrointestinal diseases, and inflammation. She has designed initiatives to create disease awareness for first in-class/category products, as well as previously untreated disease states. In addition, Michelle has also developed and retained long-standing relationships with Global Opinion Leaders in several therapeutic categories. Michelle started BioDialogue with a focus on early- and clinical-stage companies where she applied her experience, skills, and competencies in their development of products from proof of concept through commercialization. The goal of the company was to bring together early in the process, all stakeholders including companies, physicians, regulatory/payers and patients to ensure not only approval of products but market access, physician adoption, and patient advocacy. Michelle will be responsible for creating an effective communications strategy targeting the viable end users and creating a universal product message to be utilized with all key products.“We welcome Anthony and Michelle, two highly regarded and experienced pharmaceutical executives that will be joining the Generex team,” said Joe Moscato, CEO of Generex. “The acquisition of Olaregen advances our corporate strategy as an integrated life science holding company, and we are excited about the impending launch of our first product, Excellagen®, which has FDA clearance as a 510K Class III medical device. In Olaregen, we acquire not just a company, but an exceptional management team; Anthony is joining Generex’s leadership team as our Chief Commercial Officer and will leading sales, marketing, and commercialization of the Olaragen and Generex pipelines in addition to his role as CEO with Olaregen. In addition, Olaregen’s Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle Starr, will be joining the executive team at Generex as the Chief Marketing Officer. We are fortunate to have such an experienced pharmaceutical team leading the commercialization of products for the Generex family of development companies. Their expertise will lead to successful market introduction of our current product portfolio and will also motivate future acquisition targets to become part of our growth strategy.”Anthony J. Dolisi, CEO of Olaregen & Chief Commercial Officer of Generex, commented, “Joe’s vision of bringing together an interconnected network stakeholder with a goal to provide optimal, cost effective patient care is setting a new standard in healthcare and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”

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Rabobank Strengthens F&A Innovation Team in North America

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 novembre 2018

The expansion of its Food and Agribusiness (F&A) Innovation team in North America as part of its commitment to strengthening client relationships and contributing to the F&A industry of the future. The company announced the appointment of Anne Greven as the Global Co-Head of F&A Innovation and welcomes new additions to the team.The F&A Innovation team is a critical part of Rabobank’s Banking for Food mission to feed the global population more sustainably by 2050. Its two platforms, FoodBytes!, a next generation pitch competition and discovery platform for sustainable F&A innovation, and TERRA, Rabobank’s global innovation accelerator, catapult major breakthroughs into scalable solutions by pairing emerging growth companies with established multinationals.
“We pitched at FoodBytes! Boulder in 2016 and had an incredible experience with peers, mentors, and industry stakeholders. To this day, some of the connections we made there are in our inner circle,” said Dan Kurzrock, co-founder of ReGrained. “Then, we were selected for TERRA Cohort II in 2018 and conducted two incredible pilots. Taking this to the next level, one of our corporate collaborators is now a key strategic partner and investor. We’re very proud and grateful to be a part of this community!”Within the robust F&A innovation ecosystem, Rabobank’s platforms are connecting the dots between startups, corporates and investors and making a scalable impact. Since launching in 2015, over 1,700 startups from 59 countries have applied to pitch at FoodBytes!, and the 250 alumni of the platform have raised a collective $500M in funding. TERRA has selected 66 startups that have collaborated with 10 leading F&A companies on 48 pilots, many of which have turned into continued partnerships.A growing team with more than 50 years’ combined experience, not just in banking but in creating pioneering initiatives and experiences, Rabobank’s F&A Innovation team is charged with no small feat: to identify, select and develop the most promising F&A startups in the market and make them part of Rabobank’s worldwide community.

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Loomis Sayles Announces Changes to Global Fixed Income Team Leadership

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 settembre 2018

Loomis, Sayles & Company, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, announced today that Kenneth Buntrock, portfolio manager and co-team leader of the global fixed income team, will retire in March 2019 after 21 years with the company. In preparation for Ken’s retirement, longstanding portfolio managers Lynda Schweitzer and Scott Service will assume leadership roles effective immediately, joining David Rolley as co-team leaders. The team oversees approximately $29.61 billion in institutional and retail assets for global clients.“We are grateful to Ken for more than 20 years of service and leadership at Loomis Sayles,” said Kevin Charleston, chief executive officer. “His dedication is reflected within the success and growth of the Loomis Sayles global bond capabilities over the past two decades, and we wish him the best in retirement.” Until his retirement date, Ken will continue in his leadership and portfolio management roles to ensure a seamless transition and provide continuity for clients.This transition is part of a comprehensive succession plan that was initiated in 2007, when Lynda was named portfolio manager following her six-year tenure as a global portfolio specialist and trader for the team. Similarly, Scott joined the team in 2004, became portfolio manager on a variety of global credit strategies in 2011 and was named portfolio manager on all remaining global bond products in 2014. “We believe this is the ideal time to elevate Lynda and Scott in recognition of their tenure, experience and track records as portfolio managers,” said Jae Park, chief investment officer. “Lynda and Scott have been vital members of the global fixed income team working in close partnership with Ken and David for over 15 years, and their leadership will be integral to the success of our global bond capabilities moving forward.” David Rolley will continue his portfolio management responsibilities with Lynda and Scott for the global fixed income portfolios, as well as the emerging market fixed income team portfolios. There will be no changes to the team’s style or investment philosophy. David, Lynda and Scott will continue to report to Jae Park, chief investment officer.

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Carolon Capital Appoints Daniel Khan to its European Fund Sales Team

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 aprile 2018

Carolon Capital Ltd (“Carolon”), a global financial services firm, has named Daniel Khan as a member of its European Fund Sales team.Mr. Khan will be responsible for the marketing and distribution of Carolon’s UCITS funds which include the THB U.S. Opportunities fund, the Victory Sophus Emerging Market fund and the Victory Sophus Emerging Market Small Cap fund. In addition, Mr. Khan will work closely with Carolon’s third party fund managers on the distribution of their global fund products. Mr. Khan will initially focus his marketing efforts in the United Kingdom and Ireland.“We are excited to have Dan join the Carolon team as he brings a wealth of experience that matches well with Carolon’s current mandates,” commented Roger Brookes, Global Head of Sales & Marketing. “We have recently expanded our fund offerings and Dan’s background with institutional sales and his prior focus in emerging markets and US equities will be a valuable addition for Carolon’s clients.”Prior to joining Carolon, Mr. Khan was Vice-President and Client Relationship Manager at T. Rowe Price in London. At T. Rowe Price, Mr. Khan worked with a full range of long only and absolute return strategies including emerging markets, fixed income and US focused funds. Prior to T. Rowe Price, Mr. Khan held several positions within HSBC Global Asset Management with a focus on institutional sales and client management. Mr. Khan holds a degree from the University of Edinburgh.

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E chi lo dice che le donne non possono fare gli ingegneri ed anzi dirigere un team di colleghi maschi?

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 19 gennaio 2018

Ing. Micla CauseroAmaro (UD). La prova la offre Modulblok di Amaro (UD) che, nel nutrito team ad alta specializzazione del suo ufficio tecnico, di donne ingegnere ne ha addirittura tre di cui una è una figura di vertice della struttura.«I nostri modelli di approccio esigono menti giovani e preparate – dichiara Mauro Savio amministratore unico dell’azienda friulana – senza barriere preconcette: lavoriamo sulla personalizzazione del servizio, su punti di vista differenti per affrontare i problemi della realizzazione di magazzini automatizzati autoportanti. La componente femminile nel nostro team di dodici ingegneri c’è sempre stata e addirittura adesso si sta affermando in modo importante».
Modulblok da oltre quarant’anni lavora alla progettazione e realizzazione di profili metallici per la costruzione di sistemi logistici e di magazzino di grandi dimensioni, con una specializzazione unica in Italia nei prodotti ad alta resistenza sismica. Un eccellente esempio di made in Italy performante e tecnologicamente evoluto al punto che, proprio grazie all’apporto di risorse molto qualificate a qualsiasi livello della catena produttiva, l’azienda friulana sta scalando velocemente la classifica mondiale del settore. «Abbiamo chiuso il 2017 con un portafoglio ordini di 35 milioni di euro» conferma Mauro Savio. «Nell’ultimo anno, anche grazie delle agevolazioni consentite dall’iperammortamento, siamo cresciuti molto sul suolo nazionale. Ma la nostra realtà è molto conosciuta a livello internazionale con commesse importanti in tutta Europa e nel resto del mondo».
Team_uff.tecnicoQuesta crescita (nel 2016 il fatturato dell’azienda era a 21 milioni di euro) porta con se la necessità di aumentare le risorse: «nel corso del 2018 – continua Savio – stabilizzeremo almeno 30 risorse, tutti giovani, che in questo momento lavorano con noi con contratti a tempo determinato. Anche in queste nuove acquisizioni la componente femminile è decisamente presente, a tutti i livelli». Fin dalla fondazione nel 1976, Modulblok si è specializzata nella realizzazione di sistemi di immagazzinamento e logistica ad altissima risposta per il rischio sismico: la sismoresistenza dei prodotti Modulblok è garantita dagli alti standard di ricerca avanzata e dalla progettazione strutturale di alto livello che portano allo sviluppo di prodotti innovativi nel rispetto dei più severi e aggiornati standard qualitativi. Modulblok non limita la propria attività di ricerca a quanto prescritto dalle norme ma, grazie alla stretta e costante collaborazione con una rete di Università italiane e internazionali, opera anticipando ciò che diventerà futura pratica progettuale, con particolare riguardo alla sicurezza delle scaffalature in zona sismica.(foto: Team_uff.tecnico, Ing. Micla Causero)

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uStudio Adds Three Top Technology Executives to Leadership Team

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 13 gennaio 2018

Leadership TeamuStudio, Inc., the industry’s leading enterprise media platform, today announced the appointment of three top technology executives to its leadership team. Bryan Jones joins the company as chief operating officer, Matt Dussling as vice president of sales, and Michael Nels as vice president of engineering.“Pervasive use of media in the enterprise is inevitable; it’s becoming an essential ingredient to business agility and managing customer experiences,” said uStudio CEO Jen Grogono. “We couldn’t be happier to have these talented executives join our team to address this growing opportunity. Their leadership will play an important role in helping customers displace first-generation video publishing players with modern hub-and-spoke media workflows that integrate audio, video, AR and VR into strategic business conversations.” Serial entrepreneur and digital media pioneer Bryan Jones has been appointed to the COO position. In this role, Bryan will work with product and sales to further expand uStudio’s application suite and its adoption by Fortune 500 enterprises. Bryan is a widely-regarded technology executive having founded or co-founded companies including Collider Media (now part of Videology) and b.well Connected Health. He also served as the SVP of Product & Solutions at Videology Group, the leading software provider for converged TV and video advertising.Matt Dussling joins uStudio as the vice president of sales, where he will accelerate the adoption of the uStudio platform across industries, as well as expand relationships with the company’s industry-leading enterprise accounts. An accomplished sales executive, Matt brings more than twenty years of enterprise software sales experience at technology companies including Spredfast, Lombardi Software (acquired by IBM) and Trilogy. Most recently, Matt served as a Vice President of Sales for Andreessen Horowitz-backed Capriza.Michael Nels joins uStudio as the vice president of engineering. He brings more than 19 years of software industry experience in R&D, Product, Engineering and Operations roles. Michael will work closely with CTO Josh Marshall to oversee the ongoing development of the company’s patented media platform and its suite of business applications. Most recently, Michael served as VP Engineering at on-demand delivery service Favor. Prior to Favor, Michael led the creation of IT management products and internal systems as VP Software Development at SolarWinds, a global leader in IT service management software. (photo: Leadership Team)

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HyperX Ready to Play, Mavs Gaming NBA 2K Team Announced

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 dicembre 2017

HyperXHyperX®, the gaming division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., is preparing for the upcoming NBA 2K18 season with the newly named Dallas Mavericks Mavs Gaming team. On December 12, the NBA announced the names of all 17 teams including Mavs Gaming. HyperX recently announced they are the official gaming headset of Mavs Gaming, and now the partnership begins as the league prepares for competition to begin in May. The Mavs Gaming team will be comprised of five players who make it through qualifying in January, tryouts in February and chosen through the NBA 2K League draft held in March. As a team, they will be using HyperX gaming headsets while practicing together and during NBA 2K tournament action.“It’s is an exciting time in the NBA with the NBA 2K league becoming an extension of the Mavericks and bringing a new brand of basketball entertainment to Dallas and to NBA fans around the world,” said Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks. “HyperX has a global gaming fan base and we see the fan base for basketball growing faster than any other professional league and NBA 2K will bring these enthusiastic gaming fans into arenas to watch and experience NBA 2K.”“I am eager to start working with HyperX and the amazing team that brings years of knowledge and experience to our new NBA 2K League team. With last week’s launch of the #NBA2KLEAGUE brands, we couldn’t be more excited to present Mavs Gaming and get started on the tryout process,” said new Mavs gaming manager Roger Caneda. “HyperX gaming headsets play a valuable part in the training with players, hearing their teammates and game play clearly and accurately, and leading to a winning advantage.”Over the next few months, the NBA 2K league will be holding qualifiers and the best 85 players will be brought together to be part of the inaugural NBA 2K draft. Players that get picked by Mavs Gaming will live in team housing in the Dallas area where they will practice together and wear HyperX gaming headsets to enhance their player experiences.“The NBA and Mavs Gaming are at the forefront of an incredible new venture in eSports and entertainment,” said Dustin Illingworth, HyperX influencer marketing manager. “We’re thrilled to be bringing the Dallas Mavericks and Mavs Gaming into the HyperX family, delivering award-winning sound and comfort to NBA 2K gamers here and abroad.” (photo: HyperX)

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Parkinson: individuata alterazione nella fase iniziale della malattia

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 dicembre 2017

Parkinson04Un team formato da Elvira De Leonibus, responsabile del Laboratorio di neuropsicofarmacologia dell’Istituto di genetica e biofisica del Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Igb-Cnr) di Napoli e Faculty presso l’Istituto Telethon di genetica e medicina (Tigem) di Pozzuoli, Barbara Picconi e Paolo Calabresi della Fondazione Santa Lucia Irccs e dell’Università di Perugia, ha scoperto un nuovo meccanismo di memoria cellulare attivato dall’apprendimento motorio, che viene alterato nelle fasi iniziali della malattia di Parkinson. Il lavoro, finanziato dalla Fondazione con il Sud e dal Miur, è stato pubblicato sulla rivista Brain.
La memoria motoria è l’abilità attraverso cui impariamo a compiere azioni come scrivere, andare in bicicletta, suonare uno strumento, ed è caratterizzata da un apprendimento lento e progressivo che richiede tanto addestramento ma che, una volta acquisito, consente di compiere automaticamente i movimenti. Si sapeva già che la sede cerebrale dell’apprendimento motorio fosse il corpo striato, una struttura antica del cervello posta al di sotto della corteccia cerebrale. Non era chiaro, invece, come le cellule dello striato riuscissero a ricordare quanto già appreso e, partendo da lì, ad apprendere nuovi movimenti e a perfezionare quelli noti. “Nel nostro studio abbiamo scoperto, in modelli animali, che l’esercizio motorio lascia un segno per giorni nei neuroni dello striato”, spiega De Leonibus, coordinatrice del team di ricerca. “Se applichiamo uno stimolo elettrico ai neuroni dello striato di animali non addestrati, questi danno una risposta inibitoria; se lo stesso stimolo è applicato ad animali sottoposti alle prime sessioni di apprendimento, i neuroni rispondono eccitandosi e questo li rende riconoscibili e consente di perfezionare i movimenti appresi. Tuttavia, una volta che l’esercizio motorio viene acquisito alla perfezione e il movimento viene effettuato automaticamente, i neuroni tornano a dara una risposta inibitoria allo stimolo elettrico”.
Il gruppo di ricerca, che ha coinvolto numerosi giovani ricercatori, come Nadia Giordano e Attilio Iemolo, ha studiato la rilevanza di questa nuova forma di memoria cellulare nella malattia di Parkinson, i cui sintomi (tremori a riposo e lentezza nei movimenti) indicano la morte di un particolare tipo di cellule che porta allo striato la dopamina. “Oggi sappiamo che l’aumento nella produzione della proteina alfa-sinucleina può da sola portare alla morte dei neuroni dopaminergici e, quindi, allo sviluppo della malattia. I ricercatori hanno quindi inserito all’interno delle cellule che producono dopamina il gene dell’alfa-sinucleina umana, in modo che questa venisse prodotta in quantità spropositate nelle cellule che rilasciano dopamina nello striato, determinandone la morte”, prosegue la ricercatrice dell’Igb-Cnr. “Si è visto così che molto prima di arrivare alla morte l’eccesso di alfa-sinucleina impediva agli animali di effettuare automaticamente i movimenti appresi. Questi risultati identificano per la prima volta una manifestazione clinica molto precoce nell’apprendimento motorio che precede la morte dei neuroni nella malattia di Parkinson. È quindi un campanello d’allarme utile per la diagnosi precoce e per lo sviluppo di nuove terapie che, se somministrate subito, possono prevenire o rallentare la morte dei neuroni”.
I ricercatori si sono chiesti a questo punto in che modo l’eccesso di alfa-sinucleina impedisse la formazione della memoria cellulare, una domanda importante per capire le primissime modificazioni biologiche legate allo sviluppo del Parkinson. “Abbiamo visto che l’eccesso di alfa-sinucleina preveniva la formazione della memoria cellulare riducendo drasticamente la quantità del trasportatore della dopamina, una sorta di controllore dei punti di contatto tra diversi neuroni, e quando i livelli di questo trasportatore si riducono tutte le vescicole di dopamina rilasciate disturbano il corretto scambio di informazioni tra le cellule nervose e, dunque, la formazione della memoria motoria”, conclude De Leonibus. “L’identificazione di bassi livelli del trasportatore della dopamina in questo stadio precoce, quando ancora non c’è neurodegenerazione, è perciò un aspetto molto rilevante per la diagnosi della malattia. I risultati di questa ricerca suggeriscono che bassi livelli del trasportatore non necessariamente indicano la morte dei neuroni dopaminergici, ma possono invece indicare una sinucleinopatia, un’ipotesi diagnostica che merita approfondimenti mirati con indagini genetiche e prelievo di liquor, al fine di prevederne l’evoluzione”.
Questo risultato è stato reso possibile anche grazie ai finanziamenti di Fondazione Telethon che proprio in questi giorni sta promuovendo #presente, la campagna di sensibilizzazione e raccolta fondi per la ricerca scientifica contro le malattie genetiche rare. Inoltre, fino al 23 dicembre si terrà la 28° edizione della Maratona televisiva in collaborazione con la Rai e fino al 24 dicembre sarà possibile fare una donazione inviando un sms o chiamando il numero solidale 45518

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Jackson Enters Private Wealth and Trust Market

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 2 novembre 2017

borsaJackson National Life Insurance Company® (Jackson®)  announced the formation of its Private Wealth & Trust group, a specialized team focused on complex planning, investment management and tax mitigation strategies for high-net-worth and ultra high-net-worth families. This dedicated group works with private banks and trust firms as well as families’ trusted tax and legal advisors on long-term, tax-efficient planning and wealth transfer opportunities.“Since trust and private wealth firms operate on a fee-only business model, many of these entities haven’t traditionally utilized annuities in their practices,” said Justin Fitzpatrick, head of Private Wealth & Trust at Jackson National Life Distributors LLC (JNLD). “However, we’re hoping to change that. We believe fiduciaries should have access to the tax deferral and income control provided by variable annuities in a commission-free form that fits their business. We’re looking forward to building relationships with the firms in this space.”In creating this product, Jackson sought input from trust and investment management firms and created Private Wealth Shield, an investment-only, tax-deferred variable annuity developed specifically for trusts and private banks. This new annuity is institutionally priced and available as a fee-based offering without commissions or surrender charges.By leveraging the tax-deferred nature of variable annuities and the investment-only feature of Private Wealth Shield, portfolio managers and trust officers can help high-net-worth and ultra high-net-worth individuals and families access tax-sheltered investments, lessen tax burdens and enhance flexible portfolio construction for long-term growth over multiple generations in agency and trust accounts. For irrevocable trusts, Private Wealth Shield provides greater income and tax control and removes the need for tax-related distributions, keeping more assets in the trust for improved growth potential.“Private trustees have long relied on tax-deferred annuities, but Private Wealth Shield’s investment-only platform offers trust and private wealth firms a more powerful solution for mitigating taxes on nonqualified assets, particularly within the high-net-worth market,” said John Poulsen, executive vice president of sales strategy at JNLD. “As financial institutions and professionals navigate complicated fiduciary rules that can lead to difficult investment and tax management decisions, Private Wealth Shield presents a viable strategy that can help alleviate these challenges to meet the needs of their clients.”Jackson is committed to providing education, service support and digital tools to increase the ease of doing business through a new product offering.

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