David Giertz Opens The Discussion About Social Security

David Giertz has been making an effort to bring more attention to the subject of Social Security. He is noticing that financial advisors within the industry are not speaking to their clients about this sensitive matter. It is not uncommon for financial advisors to glaze over the Social Security topic. The Social Security ledger has up to 2700 rules that need to be learned in order for an advisor to explain it properly.

It is complicated and often passed over in conversation. However, David Giertz has done his own research and discovered that clients are becoming more aware of their status in relation to Social Security. They have shown dissatisfaction with their advisors. Many have chosen to move on to new agencies if they are not counselled properly about their options. Giertz understands the concern. There is a great deal of loss that goes into misappropriation of Social Security benefits. Retirees stand to miss out on needed money if they implement Social Security at the inappropriate time.

David Giertz is a 30-year veteran of the financial services industry. He has been able to use strategy and innovative skills to bring profitable growth to the organizations he has worked with. David spent time as the President of Nationwide Financials Sales and Distribution Organization. He was directly involved with elevating the company’s revenue bottom line from 11 billion to 17.8 billion. David Giertz continuously displayed his successful work ethic by implementing wholesale strategy for private-sector retirement plans, annuities, life insurance and mutual funds.

David Giertz is an experienced business coach who led Financial Institutions Bank Channel in 2004. Warehouse Distribution Channel was acquired by Financial Institutions Bank Channel in 2009 under his leadership. David Giertz began his time at Nationwide in 1999 where he took on the role of Regional Vice President. He was based in Miami and had the responsibility of seven states, which included Puerto Rico.

David Gertz had a successful 10 year run at Citigroup before coming over to Nationwide. He held the title of Financial Services Advisor. However, Giertz quickly moved up to Area Director at Citigroup. The title of Executive Vice President of Sales soon followed where he continued a successful record of achievement.

David Giertz is a passionate member of community organizations and currently sits on the Board of Trustees at Millikin University. David is also the Chairman of the Board of the Budget and Finance Committee. Giertz is proud of his time as a board member of the Girl Scouts of Broward County.

David Giertz has built a successful career that started with an education from the University of Miami as well as Millikin University.

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Felipe Montoro Jens’ Report On Government Projects To Be Handed Out To The Private Sector In The Year 2018

In the Auction schedule given by the Federal government in the month of August, which is mostly scheduled for the second mid of the year 2018. There are fifty seven projects to be handed out to the private sector, that is in total, involving an investment worth R $forty four billion in over twenty two listed parts by the Partnerships and Investments program (PPI), a report from Felipe Montoro Jens, a professional in infrastructure projects.

Next year’s second part is scheduled for more than half of the projects in the 22 sectors. The Congonhas airport auction in Sao Paulo, and the airport of Brasilia Infraero’s stake sales, Confis , Guarulhos , Galeao (Rio de Janeiro) are just some of the examples. Felipe Montoro Jens reports that, the public company has forty nine percent interest consortium that have concessions of these terminals.

BR-153, which is a stretch between Alianca (TO) and Anapolis (GO), had the former concessions revoked of the Galvao group, is grouped on the list of concessions by the federal government, points out the infrastructural specialist. The Ministry of transport says that the bidding is scheduled to happen in the last 3 months of Michel Temer’s government. BR-364 is a another highway that will be given out to a private initiative, with an auction set for the end of the year 2018 points Felipe Montoro Jen. This stretch is between Comodoro (MT) and Porto Velho (RO), ranging over 800 kilometers long.

During the announcement of the schedule, the government had not explained how it will sell firms like Mint, Casemg, and Docks of Espirito Santo. The government only announced the privatization of state owned companies and gave out a schedule on the announcement of the announcements and realization of the auctions, reports Felipe Montoro Jens. During the event,Moreira Franco, the Minister of the secretary general of the Presidency, briefly explained that the sale of Mint- which is responsible for the making of passports and production of money in the country, is set to advance its technology.

The investment partnerships Program (PPI), created by the government, intends to widen and strengthen the associations between private and State initiative thus generating jobs and growth for Brazil.

PPI adequate and quality tariffs, aims at guaranteeing the expansion of infrastructure, it also aims at ensuring legal and stable security of projects through minimum intervention in investments and business.

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The Real Betsy DeVos May Be Someone You Do Not Recognize

Depending on what part of the country you are from, you may know Betsy DeVos as one kind of person or another. If you happen to be from her home state of Michigan, you might have some pretty strongly favorable views of the woman. She is seen as a powerful businesswoman, and she is also seen as a kind and generous soul by many there. Those from the rest of the country are often getting just their first look at this person, and they may view her quite differently.


When DeVos was first selected as the Secretary of Education by President Trump, some were left wondering who this person was. We wondered how it was that we had not heard of her name before when she was about to become someone with such power. The truth is though, perhaps we should have known of her.


Those who do know her say that she is often underestimated. Just because she has done a lot with her life to better the lives of others does not in any way imply that she is not a tough political fighter. As a matter of fact, anyone who crosses her had better prepare themselves for a battle.


She has long been a strong advocate for charter schools. It is her belief that these schools serve the student population more fully. She wants to see the country develop policies that encourage more charter schools to form, and to have more students attending those schools.


DeVos has little experience in politics herself, but she has worked alongside those who share her passion for charter schools. She is also a billionaire, so that helps her have a lot of influence no matter where she goes. She may not have a long history in politics, or with the President himself, but she does have political instincts that are difficult to organically develop in a person.


You can like her or hate her, but it is widely expected that she is going to get a hang for this political game and get the things she wants. She has a strong sense for when she should bring things into the public spotlight, and when it is best for her to operate in the shadows. Whatever has to be done to get more of the agenda pushed through, that is what she will do. It is really as simple as that.


Those who are opposed to DeVos have tried to point out that she does not have many connections to public schools. They wonder why it is that she is the one selected to run the way in which the government operates its schools when she does not particularly have the experience to do so. They very much question her abilities to work in this area at all. Even worse, they are skeptical of her agenda to push for charter schools. They believe that she is only doing so as a way of funneling more money into donors of her political friends. Regardless, she is the one with the power right now, and people are either going to have to love it or hate it. Learn more: http://www.hollandsentinel.com/news/20170127/letter-in-support-of-betsy-devos-for-secretary-of-education

George Soros Using His Tremendous Wealth To Make Positive Difference In The Society

George Soros is one man you cannot ignore when talking about the political landscape of the United States. He has been indirectly or directly related to how the politics of the United States has been shaping in the past couple of decades. George Soros is a staunch supporter of Democratic Party and has helped fund the election campaigns of many Democratic leaders, including Hillary Clinton in her Presidential Election Campaign in 2016. George Soros is a man with a mission, and he believes that his financial resources and the position in the corporate and political circle give him the power and the influence to make a positive difference in the world today, which he feels is not moving in the right direction, politically as well as socially.

George Soros comes across as a radical in the politics because of his outgoing ways, but he isn’t afraid of being judged. It is because he has seen the world transform in front of his eyes over the past six decades and knows precisely what the world needs regarding political leadership. As a philanthropist, his achievements are endless as he tries to work towards ending injustice and racial disparity in not only the United States but across the globe. His foundation by the name of Open Society Foundations has partners spread around the world that continue to work towards the causes that George Soros believes in. Even though the penetrating nature of the work he and his foundation does is not liked by many in the political hierarchy of United States and other countries, George Soros continues to move uninterrupted.

George Soros has been in the news time and again and one of the reasons why he has been in the news again recently is because of the donation he made to Open Society Foundations recently, amounting to $18 billion. Transferring a large part of his wealth to his foundation has made him one of the most prominent philanthropists of all times and his foundation, the second most well funded charity organizations in the world. George Soros believes that making the positive difference in the society we live in is necessary to give the next generation a better future and make some significant reforms in the political and social fabric of society we live in.

In a recent article written by George Soros, he said that Communism is not something that concerns him anymore as Capitalism has grown and evolved to become more frightening over the years. The people are not able to express themselves, the press is not able to run independently, the society is living in fear, and the government is turning deaf ears to the concerns of the people. He believes that giving such political ideology support would only continue to tear apart the social fabric of the world we live in and provide the power in the wrong hands, which one day can result in disaster. George Soros is in his late eighties currently but continues to try in any which way possible to help the political leaders who he feels has the potential to support the causes he honestly thinks about.

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USHealth Group Troy McQuagge and Son Named One Planet Awards 2016 Champion CEO

With modern performance appraisal systems, professionals and entities delivering extraordinary work are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Just last year, corporate powerhouse and business magnate, Troy McQuagge of USHealth Group, swept Gold at the 2016 One Planet Awards. He prevailed as the champion CEO. With his appointment, US Health Group touched on a series of restructuring and development exercises that greatly streamlined overall growth.

Mr. McQuagge was an instrumental agent in restructuring USHEALTH Advisors. Following this historical achievement, he was inducted into office as USHEALTH Group principal and president in 2014. A year earlier, he was promoted to CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) and EVP (Executive Vice President). When an opportunity presented itself to celebrate Mr. McQuagge exemplary leadership and commitment, USHEALTH had no reservations. Read more on Crunchbase about Troy McQuagge Son

Mr. McQuagge graduated UCF (University of Central Florida) with discipline in legal studies. With a long nurtured career serving the health insurance sector, he’s cultivated a comprehensive intelligence of the market and products. During the early 80s, he served Allstate Insurance before joining UICI/Health in 1995. In 1997, he UICI/Health appointed him president of their UGA agency. The group underwent a rebranding in 2006 following an earlier acquisition and assumed the tradename HealthMarkets AMG (Agency Marketing Group). During which time, Troy McQuagge Son remained an asset and commanded the group’s marketing/sales division. In 2007, Stevie Awards and Selling Power Magazine named AMG “Insurance Sales Organization of the Year.” The group’s annual sales threshold surpassed $1 billion that year. Again, Mr. McQuagge played a pivotal role in helping the group realize this accomplishment.

He spent 30+ years navigating the health insurance landscape, assuming sales roles. He’s served some of the industry’s premier health insurance merchants. Now residing in Coppell, Texas, Mr. McQuagge helps curate affordable senior citizens health insurance bundles under the US Health umbrella. With a coveted track record and corporate executive role, Mr. McQuagge continues to deliver professional service.


Talk Fusion’s rapid growth

Talk Fusion is a selling and video marketing company. Bob Reina is the founder and CEO of Talk Fusion. Reina got the idea to market video email after a video of a home he wanted to purchase failed to send through email. Bob Reina decided to market video email. He started Talk Fusion with the help of his friend who was very good with technology. Talk Fusion began as a video marketing program. The company has grown into a company with a variety of marketing products. A few of the products the company markets are video email, live meetings, registration forums, and video newsletters.

Talk Fusion has flourished since the day Bob Reina decided to market his video email idea. Employees enjoy instant payment and many other gifts. Their employees have to adapt to a company that is growing rapidly. Management tries to find ways to appreciate them for their work.

Talk Fusion’s products are designed to be used on all systems. The demand for the products has allowed the company to expand. The latest expansion was into India. The office in India is going to be located in New Delhi. The people in India are excited to be able to participate in the new jobs that Talk Fusion has available for them. The manager of the office in New Delhi is Guru Lal Singh. He is excited to help the company flourish. The company hopes that the success that they have acquired in the U.S. spreads to India. Learn more: https://www.talkfusion.com/en/login

Highland Capital’s Above Average Performance

Dallas based Highland Capital Management’s outstanding performance in 2016 produced over a 30% gain for its investors. The gain which tripled the performance of the S&P 500 was focused on energy stocks. In 2017 Highland Capital set its sights on underperforming healthcare stocks. By October of 2017, these healthcare stocks were up by over 20%. Michael Gregory the chief investment officer at Highland made the Healthcare picks For Highland’s Small Cap Equity Fund. Mr. Gregory works closely with James Dondero the president and founder of Highland. Learn more about Highland Capital at Crunchbase.

Mr. Gregory points to Highland’s credit competency as one reason for its success and when the oil prices were down Mr. Gregory and Mr. Dundero saw the potential for growth with mainstream customers and Limited Partnerships which rely on volume rather than the price of crude. Mr. Gregory also took notice of the difference in performance of the energy and healthcare sectors and after careful study, Mr. Gregory saw a possible rebound for the healthcare market happening 2017. The opioid epidemic in the United States was pressuring insurance companies to search for alternative painkiller solutions.

The potential for growth in this market was noticed by Mr. Gregory and he brought investment in Highland’s Small Cap Equity Fund up to 25% in healthcare. Other investments for the fund included multifamily real estate investment trusts. Mr. Gregory credits the success in this real estate market to the demographic boom going on throughout big cities in Texas. Highland Small Cap Equity Fund remains in the energy market and expects growth to reach over 20%. Read more at bloomberg.com.

Highland acquired the Small Cap Equity Fund from GE Asset Management in 2010. When Mr. Dondero and Mr. Gregory took control of the fund its performance skyrocketed and the fund is rated as above average by Morningstar. Highland Capital was founded over 20 years ago by James Dondero and is located in Dallas, Texas and holds over 14 billion dollars in assets. It is the most experienced and lucrative alternative investment firm in the world today. Its Investments include distressed and special situations, collateralized loan obligations, mutual funds and ETFs. Highland has offices across the globe.

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Dr. Mark McKenna

During the times of hardships and trouble, like the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, most people expect to find their doctor searching for an acceptable place to practice and see patients. So was not the case with Dr. Mark McKenna, a medical doctor practicing medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana before the hurricane. Dr. McKenna was part of the disaster relief effort. He helped plan and develop moderate to low income housing for the people of New Orleans. He willingly put the needs of the community before his own. Dr. Mark McKenna, MD, MBA, is very passionate about being a patient advocate, and a servant to the community. He is a board certified doctor of medicine and surgery, licensed by examiners in both Florida and Georgia.

Originally from New Orleans, Mark McKenna graduated from Tulane University Medical School. Upon graduating, he joined his father in his medical practice. At this time, he was also launching his own business. McKenna Venture Investments, a real estate firm. Several years later, Dr. McKenna acquired Uptown Title Inc. and Universal Mortgage Lending. These companies grew and offered services in real estate closings, and finance. After the clean up in New Orleans, Dr. McKenna moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he set up another successful medical practice.

When he moved to Atlanta, Dr. Mark McKenna started the wellness medical center called Shape Med. He later sold the center to Life Time Fitness where he served as National Medical Director. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of OVME, which is a consumer facing company that focuses on elective healthcare. Dr. McKenna has a well established routine for success in all of his endeavors. He sets goal, and he meditates. This combination of activities is his formula for successful venture. He also cites that he is an avid reader, and this increases his productivity. Dr. Mark McKenna thinks that the one trend that has made an incredible impact on him and people ingeneral is that there has been a decline in smoking over the years. His strategy for helping to grow his business is to surround himself with people who are smarter than he.

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Dr. Mark McKenna; Bringing Healthcare Closer to You

Dr. Mark McKenna, who is both a doctor and an entrepreneur has founded many companies as well as organizations. Some of them include the McKenna Crescent Investment Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, ShapeMed in 2007, and most recently, OVME. OVME has been dealing with the production of aesthetic through the use of technology. The products from the company are used in the provision of healthcare services in different medical institutions. Since its founding in July 2017, the firm has come up with several inventions. Mark is the company’s Chief Executive Officer and has helped the company open clinics in areas like Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Through his efforts, the firm has also launched a mobile health app. These things have been made possible through funds amounting to four million dollars from investment firms.

Dr. Mark McKenna aims at providing clients with medical access at their places of residence through the clinics and mobile application. When they fall sick, they’ll just have to report through their phones, and one of the qualified doctors will come to their rescue. This will bring a lot of convenience to the sick person since it’s easier when the doctor is moving to where the patient is instead of the patient having to go to the doctor. Dr. Mark McKenna is approved by the Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners as well as the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. He studied at the Tulane University Medical School and began to work in the medicine sector alongside his father who was a physician.

After serving in the healthcare sector, he pursued his passion for real estate, and this saw him open the McKenna Crescent Investment Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title. The company hosted around fifty-five employees who contributed to its success in construction industry. ShapeMed has also been doing well over the years and now has a large number of chain offices in different locations. ShapeMed offers treatments and remedies like Botox injections, laser hair removal, weight-loss guidelines, and nutrition plans. Dr. Mark McKenna has received many awards for his contributions including the Black Diamond certification from the Allergan Inc. He has featured in the Doctorpreneur show on CBS and continues to receive more recognition every day.

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Rio Seeks PPP to Help It Expand Its Child Education Network

The city of Rio is intent on using Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to expanding the child education network. The plan is to create at least 20,000 and 40,000 new places in day care centers and pre-schools respectively. Feasibility studies on the PPPs are still being carried out. Once complete, these PPPs will come in to construct and maintain the educational equipment.

Fulfilling Campaign Trail Promises

Felipe Montero Jens reports that the current government made it clear on the campaign trail that it was committed to bettering the education sector. Marcelo Crivella, the mayor of the city, is committed to giving the entire education sector in the city a facelift. He is currently consulting widely with his team at the mayor’s office to ensure the current project is a success.His government has brought the International Finance Corporation (IFC)as the official consultant for the project. The World Bank Group member will also be responsible for providing consulting services for the Public Lighting PPP project in Rio de Janeiro. For now, however, the private sector developing institution is focused on project modeling for the child education sector. For the current project, it was hired for R $ 2.3 million to provide expertise, financial resources, global experience, innovative thinking to help with financial and operational challenges.

Legality of PPPs

Felipe Montero Jens reports that similar partnerships have taken place in Brazil before. In 2012, a similar agreement was reached for the first PPP of schools in the mining capital of Belo Horizonte. These PPP structures are in line with Law 11,079 established in December 2004, which allows the government to partner with the private sector for the provision of public services where the government is facing a shortage of resources. The private companies contracted develop, construct and ensure full operation of public goods and services. The companies are sign an administrative concession contract with municipalities, states, the Federal District or the Union which make up public administration.