James Dondero Makes New Appointments At Highland Capital Management

Highland Capital Management, L.P. is a leading investment management firm based in Dallas. It has just announced the appointment of Terry Jones to the firm. He will be taking the post of President of Institutional Products in the company. He will be reporting to James Dondero who is the President of Highland Capital Management. Terry Jones will be based in Dallas, TX where the headquarters of the company is located.


He has over 25 years of experience in this industry. James Dondero further clarified that Terry Jones would be spearheading meetings with several institutional allocators. These are meant to enhance business development that has a solutions-oriented approach. In this way, the wide institutional sales platform of the company will only get wider. Additionally, Terry Jones will have the task of aligning the risk management portfolio of Highland Capital in a way that will optimize its risk management infrastructure. This would require identifying, followed by assessing and then mitigating all the applicable risks.


James Dondero further clarified that Highland Capital Management had positioned itself well to face the market dynamics that are changing constantly. It has investing capabilities that allow it in to extend credit to those that are below investment-grade. It has experience as well as infrastructure in distressed, along with hedged equities position that allows it to outperform all across various market cycles. Hence Terry Jones will be working with the team at Highland Capital in order to develop customized solutions for its clients that can connect with those capabilities. James Dondero talks about the risk management capabilities of the company being interactive. This allows it to address the market volatility. This way the clients get the transparency they require in order to understand the risks as well as opportunities too.


He feels that Terry will enhance performance. He will be able to expedite client solutions as the markets get increasingly complex.


Highland Capital Management, L.P was founded in 1993. Its founders are Jim Dondero along with Mark Okada. Today it is considered to be among the largest as well as most experienced alternative credit managers globally. Its specialties include credit strategies, distressed, private equity, and so on.

Cassio Audi’s Early Musical Career Exposed

Formation of the Viper Rock Band
Cassio Audi’s brush with music emanating from the mid 80’s, when he together with three other colleagues namely: Yves and Pit Passarell (brothers), Andres and Machado. Cassio Audi was a skilled drummer and whose immense knowledge about composing songs could prove vital. Together with the other four, Cassio set the stage for his musical career with a lot of zeal and ambitions that at the end of it all, he could more famous within and outside Brazil.
His Musical Early Ambitions
Having got his drumming inspiration from the British heavy metals, Cassio perfected the art of drumming that was close to the British type. In fact, he managed to blend their classical form of music to the heavy metal type which the result came along so well. The more his persistent ambition to travel the whole grew, the more he dedicated his time to composing and songs.
A Showcase of Determination
Having worked tirelessly releasing songs and even staging various shows, they finally released their first album in 1987. The album referred to as the Soldiers at Sunrise got a lot of fame and it formed the yardstick towards their prosperity as the band. Soon than later, their band was the much sought after for any rock performance across Brazil. Through their ever growing influence in the country and beyond, they managed to silence their critics who always asserted that their musical style was old-fashioned. They further disapproved their critics with a landmark album entitled the Theater of Fate in 1989 which did superbly well and was felt across the international airwaves. It was after the release of this album that Cassio finally quit music to pursue a career in financial management leaving the other member of the band to sustain the band’s glory.

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Talos Energy: Taking the Energy Industry by Storm

Some of the world’s renowned oil companies namely Talos Energy LLC, Premier Oil Plc, and Sierra Oil & Gas, a Mexican-based company joined forces to commence the well drilling initiative. According to Premier, the initiative is the first of its kind since the nation decided to curb other nations from engaging in its oil industry since the year 1938.

Premier continues to reveal that the Zama-1 well which is based in the Sureste Basin has an estimation of around 100 million to about 500 million barrels of oil. According to him, the drilling project is estimated to take up around 90 days. The drilling expense is expected to amount to around $16 million. Interesting to note, the above mentioned three firms scooped the sought-after rights during the bidding once Mexico country decided to re-open the oil industry to the private investors. The act is meant to save the industry from drowning.

According to Elaine Reynolds, a renowned analyst working at Edison Investment, since the well it’s the first initiative to be taken up since the re-opening of the industry, they will keep a close eye. According to the management overseeing the drilling project, the investment is believed to be successful in the long-run.

According to Charlie Sharp, an analyst based at Canaccord Genuity Limited, the project is expected to be quite a turnout. This is because it is the first of its kind during this year. Interesting to note, Talos holds much of the 35 percent of the stake and is the sole operator of the oil drilling project. On the other hand, Premier holds 25 percent whereas Sierra holds 40 percent of the stake.

About Talos Energy

Talos Energy is an oil firm that is based in Houston. In the year 2013, the oil company announced that it had acquired Energy Resource Technology GOM, Incorporation which was a subsidiary of the renowned Helix Energy Group. According to Talos Chief Executive Officer, Tim Duncan, they are excited with the great step taken in the acquisition of Energy Resource Technology GOM, Incorporation. He continues to reveal that they have what it takes to penetrate and emerge successful in the oil industry.

Talos Energy is based in Houston which provides both development and energy solutions in the energy industry. The firm is associated to both Riverstone Holdings LLC., and the Apollo Global Management, LLC.

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Bruce Bent II Works to Help Clients

Many CEOs do not play as big of a part in their business as what Bruce Bent II has done but he wants to make sure that all of his clients are taken care of and that his business is performing in the best way possible. Because of this, he has come a long way and has been able to show people that there are different options that they will be able to benefit from no matter what is going on. It has helped him to be a better businessman and has also given him the chance to experience more than what most CEOs are able to thanks to the business that he is a part of. The Double Rock Corporation has been successful when other, similar companies are not successful. This success has many factors that play into it but the fact that Bruce Bent II is so active in the company is a major contributing factor.

Bruce Bent II wants to make sure that things are going to work for the company no matter what is going on in the financial industry. The outlook of the economy is not a determining factor of how well the Double Rock Corporation will be able to perform and it is something that has allowed Bruce Bent II the chance to make changes to the company. He runs it in a way that has allowed the company to cater to different financial forecasts and has given him the chance to try new things.

Since Bruce Bent II has been working so hard on different financial strategies, he has come up with many that are similar to different things that are going on in the area that he is a part of. Bruce Bent II wants to make sure that people know what they can do with their finances. He has even developed strategies and tools that people can use to make sure that they are getting what they need out of their finances. He does a lot of different things and works as an innovator to show people what they may be missing.

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Honey Birdette Launching Of US E-Commerce and Strategizing Of Quick UK Retail Roll-Out

Honey Birdette is Australian lingerie who ventured into the U.S. market with an internet store that featured committed extended product range. The news came in less than six months in the wake of propelling another site and starting three boutiques within the UK, while the Australian name proceeds with its worldwide development.
Preceding the dispatch of the US webpage, American clients had to visit her retailer’s worldwide site so as to purchase on the web, which included perusing and requesting costs for the items in Australian dollars. The new website focuses on enhancing the experience of customers by making it less demanding to shop.
The US online business website will get new accumulations every week simultaneous with Honey Birdette’s stores in UK and Australia and the UK, and they will likewise get free conveyance in the US for all orders valued at 50 dollars and free expedited service for orders above 100 dollars.
“Honey Birdette has encountered a 374 percent expansion in online deals to the US in the course of the past 12 months,” said Eloise Monaghan, the Managing Director. “The new online business platform targets to improve the customers’ experience.” The brand included that the web based business dispatch is the initial step and plans to roll physical stores within the US and even across the world in the near future.
Honey Birdette brand was launched in Australia in the year 2006 where it started by providing its premium bedroom accessories and high-end lingerie. To date, in the currently, it has at least 55 stores and more than 350 workers in Australia. It opened its first global boutique in September 2016 in Covent Garden, London and currently has three boutiques within the UK in addition to targeting its retail openings in the US. Some of Honey Birdette openings lined up within the UK include Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool and Westfield Stratford.

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Honey Birdette is Quickly Becoming a Leading Provider of Luxury Bedroom Accessories

Honey Birdette has been kicking up a lot of dust “Down Under.” Since it began in 2006 the Australian lingerie brand has continued to roll out good products one after another. No one expected the relatively new startup to grow at such a rapid pace. Because of the quick growth it has begun a plan to expand even more than it has already.

It has launched a US e-commerce site and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It expects to have expanded its UK retail portfolio from three stores to 40 in under two years. When Honey Birdette swings it swings for the fences.

Its launch of the US site didn’t comes as such a surprise considering it experienced close to a 400 percent increase in US online sales in the past year alone. Realizing it had developed a huge customer base in the US the next logical step was to improve the consumer’s experience. The lingerie brand accomplished that with faster delivery (and free delivery for orders over $50), easier returns, and an extended product range for the US customer. It is in the midst of targeting the US for retail openings while simultaneously acting on its strong ambition to rapidly increase its UK store count. Honey Birdette has 55 stores open in its home market.

Honey Birdette

Honey Birdette is an Australia based lingerie brand founded by Eloise Monaghan, who is also the Creative Director. Monaghan came up with the idea for Honey Birdette while enjoying a glass of champagne with a friend. The two friends talked about a lack of provocative lingerie and sensuality in the bedroom and she was so passionate about the subject she decided to do something about it, hence Honey Birdette.

Honey Birdette first store out of Australia was located in London’s Covent Garden. Two more openings quickly followed in succession.

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Success Academy Charter Schools Live Up to Name As Extraordinary Success Story

Since the launch of their first location in Harlem, New York City’s Success Academy has set itself apart from the public school system. Since it’s founding as a charter school it has functioned outside of that system, and the results from day one have been a dramatic success.

Growing from the first school in Harlem, founded by former city council member Eva Moskowitz in 2006, to include over 30 locations scattered throughout most of New York City’s boroughs, the academic achievements of Success Academy students have made it a school that parents want to send their kids to.

The beginning of 2017 finds Success Academy receiving more than 17,000 applications which is more than four times the number of available seats. This growth shows no signs of slowing down, and as a result Success Academy has needed to expand along with it. New locations continue to open as space becomes available.


Behind this incredible success and a waiting list of more than 10,000 applicants is a teaching approach that pushes beyond accepted standards of the public institutions. The students of Success Academy tend to test high above their public school counterparts in part due to courses being highly challenging. At Success Academy, the tough academic curriculum is helping to produce students who actually want to learn, and eventually leave the institution as educated members of society who are ready to contribute to society.


An in-depth discussion with Success Academy founder Eva Moskowitz, found at the school’s website: http://www.successacademies.org/news/interview-with-eva-moskowitz/ and originally published at: http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/topic/k_12_education/interview_with_eva_moskowitz, reveals some of the classroom tools that Success Academy teachers and administrators are using in greater detail. While some of the curriculum and methods may seem unconventional in comparison to the accepted ways things have always been done they are producing extraordinary results that speak for themselves.



Omar Yunes’ Enormous Contribution towards the Growth of Sushi Itto Recognized

Omar Yunes was named as the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW) for the year 2015 in an event hosted by Florence, Italy on December 5, 2015. Omar, the franchisee of Sushi Itto, was given this honor in recognition of his unparalleled input in the growth of the Japanese food chain. He joined the organization as a franchisee in his early 20s and has since managed to establish himself as the brand’s icon. He had 13 franchise units to his name as of December 2015, an equivalent of 10 percent of the total franchises owned by Japanese food chain. These units employ over 400 people and are located in the major cities of Mexico, such as Veracruz, Mexico City, and Puebla.

The Event

Omar was awarded in the presence of representatives from over 34 nations. France, Hungary, and Portugal represented the European continent while South America had Argentina and Brazil. In the same event, Ivan Tamer of franchisee of Prendamex was named as the runners-up in the Mexican Chapter. Patricia Campos, the brand’s franchise manager, praised Ivan’s commitment to improving his franchise and the network in general.

What the Executives Had to Say

A lot of considerations were made before reaching the winner. Factors, such as employees’ motivation, brand improvement, and influence level of a franchisee were all factored in. With such considerations, Omar led in not only the overall award but also in the national qualifier. According to the event organizers led by Diego Elizarrarras, Omar won these awards for he had positively changed the operations within the brand. Diego said that Omar had shown impeccable skills in managing the 13 franchise units. He reemphasized how the Mexican franchises had won the bragging rights both in Mexico and internationally.

CEO Benjamin Cancelmo of Sushi Itto on his part said that the awards were appreciating the cordial franchising-franchisee associations that exist between the brand and its franchisees. He further said that the relationship had brought about better customer service.

About Omar Yunes

Omar Yunes is a top franchisee at Sushi Itto. Born in 1978, he is among the most brilliant young entrepreneurs in Mexico. He also has business interests in real estates, with a condominium in Polanco.

Better Medical Treatment with Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cancer Treatment Centers of America partnered with NanHealth and Allscripts in enabling seamless workflows for all Allscript’s electronic health records. The Clinical Pathways program is producing more efficient cancer treatment options with a technological advancement in workflow. The seamless process was designed with a vast amount of data points indicative of past treatment results. All this data is gathered through oncologist’s cancer care data from around the nation.

The most up to date data is available to help accomplish better treatment options for cancer patients. The platform offers the most efficient regimens available through tried data. These regimens are produced to be specific to the patient and align with similar patients from past treatments. All this data is available in real time. Clinical Pathways was created to improve quality and efficiency in treatment and that has been the exact result. Besides the efficiency and intuitiveness of the platform, another benefit is that it provides the possibility of expediting treatment. Saving time in medical related situations is often invaluable to treating a patient.

A medical library stores evidence based treatment solutions and allows physicians to objectively view the data in accordance to other patient needs. It is a peer to peer library of medical happenings able to be viewed at any time. All CTCA hospital locations have access to this data.

Based in Boca Raton Florida, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America consist of five hospitals offering precise cancer treatment solutions. Cancer Treatment Centers of America is regarded as a high quality medical care institute. Currently the centers are located in the major cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, Tulsa and Philadelphia.

These centers employ highly qualified medical professionals equipped with advanced cancer treatment technology. The utilized innovative health platform efficiently aids patients and guides treatment. The CTCA has proven to offer integrative technologies better enabling medical professionals to offer better medical treatment in all their locations.

Honey Birdette; On A Mission To Conquer The Lingerie Market

The lingerie niche is the large fashion industry is taking the world by storm. As a consequence, Honey Birdette, a famous Australian undergarments cloth line, has extended its services to other prominent locations across the globe. Recently, the firm established an independent website, tailored for its clients living in the United States. Furthermore, the enterprise is working on expanding its coverage in the United Kingdom, opening additional thirty-seven stores within the next year. If the plan is realized, the company will have a total of forty retail outlets within the Great Britain.

Unprecedented success in the US was the driving factor behind the inauguration of the website, as sales hit an enviable 374% upsurge within the past year. Eloise Monaghan, the franchise’s originator, sad that the new site will improve client satisfaction through the provision of a better experience. She further revealed that orders over $50 would be delivered for free, and the e-shop will have an extensive lingerie collection.

Additionally, Honey Birdette plans to roll out physical stores to complement the website. Currently, the firm has three stores outside its native Australia, all of which are in England. However, it is expected that new locations will be explored in the future, with primary focus placed in the leading cities across Europe.

About Honey Birdette

Honey Birdette was inaugurated in 2006 by Eloise Monaghan. It opened its first store in Brisbane, Australia in the same year. The lack of creativity and elegance in the undies produced at the time gave Eloise impetus to revolutionize the niche, with an aim to inject excitement into the industry.

Since its inception, Honey Birdette has grown exponentially spreading to different locations internationally. Nowadays, it is one of the most esteemed underwear brands worldwide. This prosperity ensues from the company’s determination to create lush, elegant and flirty undergarments. Moreover, the graceful lingerie is accessorized with state-of-the-art perfumes sourced from renowned experts in France.

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