Is EPS Worth the Risk? Jeremy Goldstein Provides Solutions for the Largest Issues Facing EPS-Based Compensation

The usefulness of compensation based on Earnings Per Share is currently a hotly debated topic in the worlds of business and finances. Jeremy Goldstein believes that he can offer a unique perspective that can benefit businesses, shed some light on the debate, and provide a solution to the issues presented by critics of the EPS method. As a highly-experienced business lawyer, serving high-profile clients such as Bank of America, Verizon, and Goldman Sachs, Goldstein is uniquely qualified to tackle the questions and controversy surrounding EPS.

 

 

Is EPS Worth the Risk?

To the layman, EPS likely seems too good to be true. Its benefits far outweigh any obvious risks, and its intended usage allows it to benefit both the company and its stockholders significantly. Additionally, it has been proven through intense study that using EPS-based methods reliably increase stock prices and make companies more successful. With all these benefits, one might wonder what the downsides are. While the benefits are quite clear, the drawbacks of EPS are far less obvious. Critics of EPS are quick to disparage EPC due to its ability to harm the company in favor of netting short-term gains for executives via metric manipulation. Often, CEOs and executives will abuse the system to drive up share sales quickly, and make bank, this has led to the reputation of EPS as unstable and unreliable.

 

Jeremy Goldstein believes that he’s found a solution to the problem, a solution that would pair the benefits of EPS with protection against instability. He notes that, in order for EPS to work reliably, the CEO and executives must be responsible if they abuse it in order to make short-term gains for themselves at the expense of the company. Holding them responsible would mean incentives to focus on long-term growth and success, which would promote stability and growth.

 

 

Jeremy Goldstein

Jeremy Goldstein is a highly-esteemed business lawyer, currently working out of Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates, LLC. He has served a number of high-profile clients, from oil and petroleum to stockholder companies and banks. He earned his J.D. by studying at New York University’s School of Law. His reputation as one of the best lawyers in the country speaks for itself, and his accomplishments further accentuate a long and successful career.

 

His career has given him a unique perspective that allows him to give educated opinions and provide advisory services. He is a member of the NYU Journal of Law’s professional advisory board and contributes to the journal regularly. He also contributes a significant amount of money towards Fountain House, a charitable organization for those struggling with mental illness.

 

Connect with Jeremy Goldstein on LinkedIn for more information.

All About Kevin Seawright’s Success In Helping People and Building his Business

Kevin Seawright is an American financial and administrative operations expert. For a little over a decade, Seawright has implemented his expertise to improve communities on the East Coast.

As the Managing Fiscal Officer of Baltimore’s Commission on Aging and Retirement, he effectively created an accounting system that was directly responsible in the saving of more than $100,000 in funds for the agency. After his success as a fiscal officer, he was then promoted to the Payroll Director of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, where he consistently improved relations between employees and employers.

His excellent and effective work for the City of Baltimore resulted in his appointment as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer in the education sector, where he maintained his position for over five years.

Kevin Seawright also has experience as a strategic partner director for Finance and Human Capital at Tito Contractors in Washington, DC. While there, he gained experience in real estate and property development for small business investors. Read more: Newark economic development group names CFO

In 2015, Seawright joined Newark Community Economic Development Corporation, in an effort to further the progression of real estate ventures throughout Newark, the biggest city in the state of New Jersey.

Known as an active member of his community, Seawright has coached many local youth sports teams and served as a board member for the Babe Ruth Museum.

Kevin Seawright is also a member of various top-tier organizations, such as the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, the American Society for Public Administration, and the National Association for Black Accountants.

A quick look at his social media accounts shows that Seawright is actively engaged in affordable housing projects for minorities, and those with substantial financial needs. His achievements as a skilled business management professional has landed him placements in media outlets such as PR Newswire and The Style Map.

Read more: Kevin Seawright and RPS Solutions Are Working to Increase Baltimore Homeownership

David McDonald Pushes For International Growth

David McDonald has spent his entire career with OSI Group. He is currently the Chief Operations Officer of the organization and is leading OSI to its future. OSI Group has come a long way from its early roots as a family-owned organization. The company now has worldwide interest and facilities in several different countries. Its international operations have set the standard for the food manufacturing industry.

OSI Industries acquired European manufacturer Baho Foods. Baho Foods is a well-established organization in the European region. The company has been in business for 60 years and has its own segment of the market that OSI can tap into. The relationship is expected to put OSI in a new chapter of food manufacturing so that it can have the desired influence in Europe. How We’re Looking After the World.

Flagship Food Group was another European acquisition made by David McDonald and OSI Group. Flagship Food Group is a growing organization that has acquired other companies on its own. It specializes and mayonnaise and different serving sauces. OSI and Flagship Food Group will work to ensure both companies expand the nature of their business models.David McDonald is heavily involved in the day-to-day management decisions of OSI Group’s worldwide business. The company has a set team of experts in place that travel the world and inspects the processes in every region. The purpose of the traveling team is to ensure that every district of the company lives up to the appropriate standards. Regional leaders will be held accountable if they are not maintaining the quality of excellence that it is expected. Q&A with Dave McDonald, President & COO, OSI Group

David McDonald grew up in the state of Iowa. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University and went on to join OSI Group immediately after college. He has remained with the company ever since and patiently evolved into the top position.OSI Group began as a small company in the Chicago area and developed several different business relationships over the years that led to its success. It partnered with the McDonald’s Corporation in the 1950s and quickly adapted to the needs of the growing restaurant giant. OSI introduced several different innovations that set itself apart from other meat manufacturers at the time. It went on to become the exclusive supplier to the McDonald’s Corporation. Currently Dave McDonald’s and his team oversee OSI relationships with several other major food chains. These include Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Starbucks and Subway.

Securus Technologies Discussing the Future of Correctional Field

As one of the leaders in the field of criminal justice and inmate communications technology, Securus Technologies has always tried to bring innovative and affordable correctional products and services to end users in the correctional field. The company recently elaborated on how the technology in the corrections field is growing and fast developing, and how it would impact the industry and its target audience.

 

Rick Smith, who is the Chairman as well as the CEO of Securus Technologies said recently that company is focused on research and development to develop and update new products and existing products regularly to ensure the inmates as well as the law enforcement agencies have the best technology in hand for safer communication and limiting the crime rate to the lowest. And, so far the results have been phenomenal.

 

The overall aim of Securus Technologies has been to improve the incarceration experience of the inmates and give them means of communication with the outside world safely and securely without putting any party in danger in the process. Securus Technologies believes that in the future, the inmates would get more communication opportunities at far lower prices they are paying now. Also, Rick Smith said that the inmates would have access to a vast database of music, law books, general books, songs, medical assistance, legal resources, educational books, job opportunities, and more. It would completely change the dynamics of the correctional facilities and help in the rehabilitation of the inmates.

 

The results of these efforts would lead to fewer recidivism rates and better future for the inmates once released. The families of the inmates would also feel more secure with such facilities and feel more connected with their loved one in prison. Moreover, Securus Technologies is trying to develop technology that would help the inmate use these services from the device they own, which they understand and know how to operate.

 

 

Betsy Devos

There is a lingering question that haunts parents in America today: When does freedom begin for their children? For those without the money required to engage in educational choice, the years stack up. Underperforming public schools leave cities in a vicious cycle of generations who grow up into a world where their incomes and livelihoods are excessively limited.

 

Betsy DeVos describes herself as having been bored before college and political ever since college. Although her 30 years of close affiliation with her own political party have raised judgments against DeVos based on assumption, and some of her charity work appears to reinforce those assumptions, DeVos does what she can to push her hope to promote freedom in education and to close the opportunity gap.

 

Although DeVos has now taken on her national role, her focus on state and local initiatives remains. Part of her dream is to adjust state constitutions to make way for more flexibility in educational pursuits for young people. The DeVos family is directly involved in some schools on the immediate level, including a specialty high school which can graduate licensed pilots.

 

In recent years, programs supported by DeVos have led to jumps, by the tens of thousands across several states, in the number of families who can choose where to send their children in place of the school assigned by default. The struggles encountered on the state and local level motivated her to take on the national level.

 

DeVos believes the real key to bringing the people together for these causes is to use as many methods of outreach as possible. This includes both advertising and direct contact with members of the community. DeVos has observed that when she starts with the community, her fellow elected officials are more likely to take notice than when she directly calls for action. Learn more: http://enablediversity.com/2017/08/11/dick-devos-reveals-the-staggering-amounts-of-money-he-donated-to-charity/

 

DeVos is an advocate of technological innovation in general, but also sees technology playing an important role in empowering educational choice, especially when it makes remote learning a more realistic choice. Education reform aligns with the idea that education happens in the minds of the children and not in the confines of buildings, and this is part of what she hopes to realign in the school system. She also states that understanding technology from a young age has become a crucial part of achieving the fullest success for future generations.

 

Brandao’s Career At Banco Bradesco SA

Having served Banco Bradesco SA for over 74 years, Lazaro de Mello Brandao was perhaps the longest serving employee of the financial institution prior to his resignation mid last month. The bank hired him in 1943, and he was only 16 then. The young Brandao had not even completed his fundamental studies. Not many positions were available at the bank for the young job seeker, and when the bank offered to hire him as a clerk, Brandao was delighted. He knew one thing: he would not remain a clerk for the rest of his life.

It took 20 years for the bank to offer him a significant promotion; Brandao was elected a director in 1963. Fourteen years later, Brandao was elected vice president of the Osasco headquartered bank. In 1981, Bradesco appointed him the overall CEO of the bank. His name went down in history books as the second CEO of the bank after Amado Aguiar, the founder of Bradesco. He was the CEO of the bank with Aguiar as the chairman of the board of directors until 1991 when Aguiar’s health deteriorated promoting the bank’s management to appoint Brandao the second chairman. Between 1991 and 1999, Brandao was not only the CEO of the bank but also the chairman. Marcio Cypriano succeeded him as CEO in 1999, but he steadfastly held on to the chairmanship roles until his resignation last month.

At the time of Brandao’s resignation, Luiz Carlos Trabuco was the CEO of Bradesco; a position he has held since 2009. It came as no surprise when the bank named Trabuco Brandao’s successor as many expected the same. Trabuco may not double up as CEO and chairman of the bank for long like his predecessors, Aguiar and Brandao, as his term as the president of the bank will come to an end in March next year, as per the new bylaws of the bank. Cognizant of the fact that presidency post will be vacant soon, Bradesco is searching for a new CEO to lead the bank starting in March.

Read more: O Bradesco, de Brandão a Trabuco


According to folha.uol.com.br Bradesco’s search for a new CEO is unlikely to be cumbersome has the bank has been categorical that it will consider only its high ranking executives for the job. Some of the executives likely to be considered include

• Mauricio Machado de Minas
• Alexandre da Silva Gluher
• Domingos Figueiredo Abreu
• Josué Augusto Pancini
• Marcelo de Araujo Noronha
• Octavio de Lazari
• André Rodrigues Cano

Having served at the bank for a considerable period, the seven understand Bradesco’s culture and the bank will not spend resources in training or inducting anyone of them chosen.

About the new Chairman

Luiz Carlos Trabuco has been an employee of the bank since 1969. Just like Brandao, Bradesco hired Trabuco to discharge administrative roles. And just like Brandao, he got a significant promotion after 15 years at the bank; Bradesco appointed him the marketing director. The position became a stepping stone for Trabuco who leveraged it to earn higher appointments at the bank.

In 2003, he became the president of Bradesco Seguros, an insurance subsidiary of the bank. Six years later, the bank named him the overall president replacing Marcio Cypriano. Trabuco assumed the presidency of the bank when the global economy was turbulent and whose effects would trickle down to Brazil and eventually to Bradesco. Also, the board of directors was reeling from the impact of Banco Itaú and Unibanco’s merger that pushed Bradesco to the second place in the list of leading private banks. However, Trabuco instituted measures that would see the bank regain its position but most importantly lead to better service delivery.

See: http://www.valor.com.br/financas/5194121/trabuco-apesar-das-incertezas-investidores-acreditam-no-pais

How To Become A Better Talk Fusion Associate At Talk Fusion University

Talk Fusion is a company that Bob Reina founded on more than just the idea of changing how people use videos to share their stories with others or promote their company. He wanted it to be a doorway for people to go into business for themselves and become the catalysts for Talk Fusion’s sales since he himself had been the beneficiary of direct selling. The Talk Fusion Associate program allows people to become authorized resellers of Talk Fusion’s products and they have incentives to make high commissions doing so. But Reina has decided to give new associates some pointers on winning customers and making sales, so he just started Talk Fusion University. This is a video series featuring Reina himself going over many new ideas and objectives for video marketing.

 

Bob Reina is a former police officer who got into video technology and marketing with really no background in computer science or programming. But he did have one thing he desired to do with his business endeavor which was to help others and felt he could do better than if he stayed on a schedule he couldn’t control as a police officer. He had tried several direct selling ventures before he stumbled across the idea for Talk Fusion. He had tried to send videos of a vacation he was on, but his email client at AOL couldn’t do this, so he decided he needed to have his own email software designed that could send videos. In 2007, Reina and his friend announced the completion of Talk Fusion’s first product and from there the company grew. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/user/TalkFusionOfficial

 

Reina and his team have streamlined Talk Fusion’s services to make one-on-one and group chat relatively free of overhead and have updated them for mobile users. Beyond the email video client, they’ve created video meeting apps and also have signup forms that can be placed on web pages. Reina also decided customers should try all of Talk Fusion’s products before deciding to buy them, so starting a couple years ago he added 30-day free trials to the suite that require no credit card. Also, Talk Fusion associates can donate a Talk Fusion account to any charity they support.

 

How Daniel Taub Strengthened the Ties Between the UK and Israel During his Term as Israeli Ambassador

Israel and the UK recorded a significant growth in their trading activities when Daniel Taub oversaw the diplomatic relations between the countries. Taub held the position of Israeli ambassador for four years before stepping down in 2015. It was reported that the growth in the trading activities is attributed to the good business, academic and cultural relationships that the countries have with each other.

 

Daniel Taub carried out his diplomatic duties from his Israeli embassy office in the UK. The Israeli embassy issued a press statement back in 2015 acknowledging the Taub’s efforts to strengthen links between the UK and Israel. As a UK citizen by birth, he got appointed to work for the Israeli embassy in 2011 as an ambassador. Prior to his appointment, he was a peace negotiator for Northern Ireland.

 

Taub is known for emphasizing on trade and technology during his tenure at the Israeli embassy. Using technical support from Google, Taub managed to introduce Bizcamp, which is a competition for start-ups. Thanks to the success of Bizcamp, he became a nominee for the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. He got nominated for this award in the category of developing business and trade.

 

In reference to Sajid Javid’s speech during the 2015 British Israeli Business Awards, trading activities between Israel and the UK were in a “golden era.” Javid serves in the capacity of State Secretary for Business, Innovation, and Skills in the United Kingdom. He also pointed out that the bilateral trade is expected to be worth $7 billion because hundreds of Israeli Business ventures are increasingly being established in the UK.

 

About Daniel Taub

 

Daniel Taub is an international attorney, public speaker, lecturer, writer and former Israeli ambassador. At Yad Hanadiv (Rothschild) Foundation, his director position allows him to oversee strategy and planning. Taub is an alumnus of Harvard Law, Oxford University, and London University. During his visit to Israel, he worked in the international law division of the Israeli Defense Forces as a reserve officer. He also carried out legal and diplomatic duties at the Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry.

 

BBC Radio 4, CNN, Sky News and Hardtalk are among the media channels that have interviewed Daniel Taub live. As a writer, Taub’s essays cut across current affairs of Israel and the Middle East. These essays are published on The Times, The Huffington Post and The Daily Telegraph. Taub is credited as an author of a book (Parasha Diplomat), which features the diplomatic views on biblical scriptures.

 

Connect with Daniel Taud on LinkedIn.

Reasons Why Flourishing Brands Such as Fabletics Leverage Crowd Power

In the modern business environment, consumer purchases are largely influenced by the crowd power. Most modern customers rely on reviews sourced from the crowd religiously before making up their mind on making a purchase. This has seen tech-savvy brands like Fabletics exploit this consumer behavior shift to their advantage. Fabletics has experienced tremendous growth from 2013 when it was officially launched. It has managed to push its revenue to more than $235 million and has membership subscribers that surpass the million-mark. This huge growth is largely attributed to the company’s embracing of the crowd or user reviews. Here are some of the reasons why savvy brands are embracing user reviews and the power of the crowd.

 

Trust

 

Modern consumers lead a digital life and thus trust online reviews more as they influence their final decisions. According to a research conducted by BrightLocal, about 84% of the people today believe online reviews just as much as they would from somebody they fully trust. The feedback and opinions from the crowd are now trustworthy, safe and powerful. This is the main reason why brands that understand this fact leverage this power.

 

Common Feature and Frequent Use

 

A huge number of surveyed customers often research various businesses often like once monthly. A high number of consumer brands include user reviews on their product pages and website to boost sales. From 2014, this number has shot upwards by more than 70%. Studies show that the modern consumer is searching for more information and reviews about a particular product than even its price.

 

Great Reviews Mean More Revenue

 

Genuine and authentic reviews have the ability of boosting the bottom lines of businesses due to the improved rankings on search engines and capturing more customers, which signal revenue increase. The business strategy of incorporating reviews on websites begets loyal repeat customers. This means higher returns on investment.

 

Positive Reviews Spur Revenue

 

According to findings by BrightLocal, about 74% of consumers are ready to pursue the purchase option after reading positive reviews. Any slight increase in the rankings of a website or product consequently leads to an increase in revenue. Positive reviews keep the loyal and valuable customers coming back signifying a steady and increasing income stream. Fabletics benefits a lot from the high number of repeat customers and referrals. Crowdsourcing helps businesses to become more customer -focused and transparent.

 

Kate Hudson’s Efforts on Growing the Fabletics Brand

 

Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler, founders of TechStyle Fashion Group, came up with the idea of launching an athleisure brand. There was no brand offering quality athleisure that were reasonably priced and stylish at that moment. The duo picked on Kate Hudson to be their partner due to her approachable and easy personality as well as her leading an active lifestyle.

 

Kate Hudson is actively involved in making budgets, choosing social media strategies and in designing the outfits. She came up with a fresh data system that ensures they have accurate inventory levels. This was after customers complained that the best outfits at Fabletics were getting sold out fast. Fabletics got a better customer satisfaction score and top ratings from the Better Business Bureau in only 18 months thanks to her efforts.

How Roberto Santiago has strived to establish a Business Empire

Roberto Santiago is revered Brazilian entrepreneur who is well known for the success of his businesses. The millionaire has accumulated wealth by investing in different ventures since he was a teenager. He is a resident of Joao Pessoa and is among the region’s most accomplished businessmen. Santiago’s first investment was a small restaurant that was located in Santa Rosa. The enterprise was a success, and it allowed him to accumulate sufficient wealth to establish a cartonnage business. The firm manufactured a broad array of products from cardboards. The entrepreneur has gained wealth over the years is the founder of the Manaira Shopping Mall.

 

Santiago attended the University Center of Joao Pessoa and was awarded a business administration degree. The skills that he acquired from the learning institution have enabled him to attain success in his ventures. During his time as a youth, Roberto actively participated in the motocross and kart sports. He was a winner in a couple of championship races and was awarded trophies. The entrepreneur made his first real estate investment in 1987 when he started constructing Manaira Shopping. The business center began its operations in 1989, and it has been providing top-notch services to the people of the city. Roberto has invested in a wide variety of entertainment and fun facilities that have become a trademark of the shopping mall.

 

Manaira Shopping ensures that all its clients can access different types of products that they may need. It has a variety of shopping stores that offer products that include fashion, household commodities, furniture, and electronics. The building has an excellent movie theater that has modern designs and is fitted with top-notch 3D screens. It also has a bowling area and fully equipped gaming zone. Manaira Shopping mall’s customers have an opportunity to see magnificent beaches and enjoy a fresh breeze since it is located close to a coast line. The place has a superb food court that can be used by families and friends as a destination for catching up as they enjoy their favorite meals.

 

The Domus hall has been the pride of the business center from when it was launched in 2009. The hall is located on the rooftop of the building, and people hire it to hold huge events such as music concerts and conferences. Manaira Shopping is often renovated to ensure that it keeps up with the changing trends in the shopping mall business. In 2013, the millionaire businessman opened another business center that is called Mangeira Shopping. The place is well known for the modern facilities that it owns. The economy of Joao Pessoa and the social lives of its resident has have been improved by Santiago’s businesses. He has been an inspiration to the youths in Joao Pessoa.