Marc Sparks Shows the Best Mix of Entrepreneurship with Philanthropy through his Life

Marc Sparks, a leading serial entrepreneur, is known for his philanthropic life as well and leads a successful life in both. He is an investor, author, and motivational speaker with words from his heart. Marc is credited for a number of startups, and currently, he is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Timber Creek Capital, a prominent startup incubation firm. His more than 34 years of career comprises some outrageously successful ventures while few others were disastrous. However, he takes failures as the most valuable lessons in his life and thinks highly useful comparing to success. Marc is a man of endless passion, and that led him to build many companies from the scratches with his hard work and commitment.



Marc is a great inspiration for the aspiring entrepreneurs, and he is ready to share his experiences in entrepreneurship. His book, They Can’t Eat You, showcases every hurdle he faced in his life, and he says, “the readers have more to learn from my failed ventures than the successful ones.” Marc thinks that rather than talking about a software company that is founded and sold for $200 million after a year, it is good to talk about establishing an insurance company, growing it to a market cap of one billion, and losing everything in a 90 days period. He says that his book for entrepreneurs who are losing their hope and think that they cannot be successful. Learn more:



Sparks is known for chasing ideas that others think not possible. While coming to his firm, his doors are always open for his colleagues to access him and discuss any idea or issues they are facing. Sparks is ready to address the issues then and there, and people call it as “Sparks Speed.” Whenever he builds a new firm or organization, he tries to implant a culture in it along with short-term and long-term goals. What makes him highly successful? Marc says it his passion, tenacity, faith, the savvy of monetization, focus, and most importantly, a great sense of urgency that others call as Sparks Speed. Learn more:



Marc is also a man of deep compassion to the society, and he is a regular supporter and contributor of a Texas-based homeless shelter called The Samaritan Inn. The shelter houses 160 people at a time and gives them counseling, family services, financial education, health programs, and job placement services. Sparks also personally helped numerous homeless families in his locality to construct their dream homes by offering funds and assistance. He established a foundation called “Sparky’s Kids,” and it provided more than a thousand computers to the struggling children to get them out of the poverty. Sparks also supports American Can! Academy, a magnet high schools network. He is an avid traveler and loves golf, working out, hiking, fishing, and hunting.

James Dondero Joins Southern Methodist University Board

Jim Dondero is a well-known hedge fund manager. He is currently the president of a very successful company known as Highland Capital Management. Under his leadership, the company has done well, and at the moment, it has registered more than eighteen billion in assets. Jim founded the institution several years ago with the primary aim of offering consumers with the best services. Highland Capital Management has a history of being a leader in the alternative asset management industry. The institution has a particular focus on the health sector, and it currently manages around two billion in the healthcare asset department.

Apart from being the president of Highland Capital Management, Jim Dondero is a member of several boards of directors. Some of these include the American Banknote Corporation, NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare, MGM Studios and CCS Medical. The hedge fund manager is also serving on the board of directors for the NexPoint Residential Trust.

Dondero has worked in the credit and equity markets industry for thirty years, acquiring a lot of experience. Dondero is believed to have played a vital role in the use of the popular Collateralized Loan Obligation. Dondero went for his university education at the University of Virginia where he specialized in finance and accounting. He has worked in several companies in the past, and this is one of the reasons his organizations has done so well.

Just recently, the successful hedge fund manager was appointed to be part of the executive board of directors at the Southern Methodists University. At his new position, the successful entrepreneur will be able to expand the commitment Highland Capital has to the university. In the past, the institution was running the Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars, an extraordinary program that focuses on encouraging and recognizing the professional and academic pursuits in public policy. Under Dondero’s leadership, the organization has also been supporting the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

In the new position, Dondero will have several responsibilities. He will ensure meet with the other members three times every year to discuss important projects in the school and many other activities. Jim is very excited about the opportunity, and he hopes that his contributions will bring change into the society.

Fabletics Goes Full Steam Across America – Retail Outlets Continue To Open

Since its launch in 2013, the athleisure brand Fabletics has won many admirers in the activewear industry. In just three years, online revenues of the brand has reached approximately $250 Million, which is also a testament to the growing popularity of the subscription based model. Each year, thousands of subscribers looking for trendy activewear shop the online store to get their hands on the latest outfits approved by Kate Hudson. In fact, Kate Hudson is one of the main reasons for women subscribers to instantly approve Fabletics, when it launched in October 2013. Kate co-founded the company, therefore, she takes personal interest in deciding which activewear goes to the market on In addition, she spends a lot of time marketing her brand wherever she goes.

However, the celebrity link is not the only reason for the immense growth of the brand. Co-founders Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg are successful entrepreneurs who have revived the concept of subscription-based model. Accordingly, Don and Adam preferred an activewear brand that can target a growing segment of the American society by offering clothing at every price-point. Besides, it was also important for the management to keep its activewear competitive by offering lower prices compared to its competitors. The idea took off as hordes of new subscribers quickly joined the trend making Fabletics one of the most innovative brands on the Internet.

The immense growth of Fabletics also led to growing number of customer complaints, particularly from new subscribers. Unaware of the subscription-based model, many users complained that they were charged for the services they never used, reported Racked. To provide a solution, Adam Goldenberg has confirmed that customers are no longer required to pay if they do not shop in a calendar month. For example, subscribers are allowed to use the option “Skip the Month” if they did not shop, online.

The success of the brand has prompted Fabletics to open retail outlets. Initially, Fabletics was seen as opening few outlets in some of the most popular spots in the United States; however, recent news confirms that Fabletics will open nearly 100 retail stores in the next few years. If there was any doubt regarding the expansion, a wave of new openings across the United States have dispelled rumors. It is also evident that numerous stores are already operational across America.

Interestingly, President of Retail, Gregg Throg Martin has confirmed that the decision to open new retail outlets has nothing to do with the online model. Already, the online model is generating hefty sales for the company. As such, the integration of both online and retail models will complement each other to generate even greater interest.

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Brian Torchin’s Career As A Successful Businessman In The Healthcare Sector


Brian Torchin runs a company that helps people to find jobs at all levels within the healthcare sector. His company is well known throughout many regions of the world. Employers are typically very impressed with the speed at which he brings in workers. In addition to being in charge of a successful healthcare staffing agency, he has taken other steps in his career.

Brian Torchin is a chiropractor. His undergraduate education is in exercise science, and many of his clients have come to him with sports related concerns. However, he also works with clients that have other musco-skeletal concerns. His practice has gotten great reviews, and it continues to be successful. In addition to being a successful chiropractor, he also showed expertise with regard to the business management aspect of his practice.

When he began to market his business expertise, he began to make a name for himself by assisting other healthcare practices with business management. Many practices became aware of his healthcare management skills, and he was soon managing practices in multiple parts of the mid-Atlantic.

Then his service were noticed by an existing healthcare staffing agency, HCRC, and he became the CEO of the company. He has been in this position for nine years. As CEO, Brian Torchin made a number of changes to the company. One of the most striking changes was the extraordinary system of customer service he added. Instead of directing clients through automated directories and delegating all the customer service to secretaries, he posts his telephone number on the company’s webpage. When people call him to ask questions, he is very quick in getting back to them. In addition, he works to ensure that companies using HCRC’s services have access to new employees within 72 hours.

In addition, Brian Torchin is well known for the articles that he has published. His articles cover subjects related to the management of healthcare establishes, along with tips for those working as healthcare professionals themselves.   Follow Brian on Twitter, where he runs the official HCRC account.

Flavio Maluf Analyzes UK Exit From European Union

Flavio Maluf is a Brazilian businessman. Currently, Maluf is the president of the company Eucatex. The Eucatex Group operates in the construction and furniture industry. The Eucatex Group helps meet the needs of furniture manufacturers, cars, toys, doors, and plates. The Eucatex Group also has a Forestry Unit.

Recently, Maluf, while speaking in his native Portuguese, offered his thoughts on the potential economic consequences of The United Kingdom exiting The European Union. The comments in Portuguese did translate to English. After the UK exit, there was a large drop in stock markets across Europe. The British currency has also been drastically devalued. Maluf feels this could greatly impact the global economy.

Maluf notes on his blog, that Paulo Figuieredo the Director of Operations of FN Capital, states that the UK insulation will cause a drop in the investment received by the country. Figueiredo suggests that the movement of goods between European Union member countries will lead to negative results.

In European Union countries, there is a customs union that permits free trade without tariffs and quotas on products from other countries. Using the block output, The UK will have new rates. This may harm foreign trade, however Maluf does see some ways that this may benefit the UK. Maluf envisions potential bilateral agreements that were not possible before.

Brazil may benefit from this situation due to the possibility of making a bilateral agreement with the United Kingdom. The business department at New York University believes that these benefits are limited. Maluf notes that the UK is not a major trading partner of Brazil.

The United Kingdom’s exit hurts Germany and France as well, because there is a lot of structure in those two countries. France is showing signs of weaknesses in its economy, according to Maluf’s Twitter posts, leaving the burden on Germany to pick up the slack. Maluf notes that there is uncertainty due to the impact of the UK exit from the European Union, and it remains to be seen how the impact of the exit may translate to other countries in the European Union and Worldwide.

The Growing and Advancement of IAP Worldwide

IAP Worldwide Services is a corporation that brings unique skills, expertise, and knowledge together to solve problems that people are going through. Each person who works for IAP Worldwide contributes the unique skills of experience and knowledge to what they are able to provide to the company. There are many different qualities and personalities that bring a unique professionalism to the team, who are empowered to do their jobs safely and effectively. As stated in IAP Ingenuity and Purpose:

“IAP’s Human Resources professionals care about your success in contributing to IAP’s mission – to provide “world class” levels of customer satisfaction. We are committed to developing and implementing support programs and processes which add value to IAP and its employees. We do everything possible to ensure that working for IAP is a satisfying and rewarding experience for everyone. In all our interactions with our customers and employees we live out our core values — respect, responsibility, integrity, ingenuity and purpose” (IAP Careers. 2016).

IAP Worldwide Services empowers their employees with a multitude of different ways to success in their field of profession. Education assistance is available for those that need it in regards to any career-related education. Full time employees can take advantage of improving their job skills and enhancing their career development with employee incentives, rewards and recognition. IAP encourages managers to create an award program for their employees, as well as individual and team accomplishments that encourage safety.

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There are different services and areas that a person can take advantage of that would include government services such as hospitals, emergency response, logistics and supply chain management and network and communications. There are expeditionary infrastructures such as engineering, security and parking in places such as hospitals and emergency services. As well as utilizing renewable energy by using cost-effective, non-polluting, alternative energy sources from water, wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass sources. As stated in IAP Ingenuity and Purpose:

“For us, we engage the “unexpected.” From natural disasters to overseas battlefields, we are ready at a moment’s notice — with the experience to plan, coordinate and carry out complicated logistical and technical challenges. We maintain, manage, and operate military installations the size of a small city, civilian facilities, and remote research laboratories. IAP delivers the people, technologies, and program management required to support its customers’ workforce flexibility needs around the globe” (IAP Careers. 2016).

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Sam Tabar Accepts Role as Chief Operating Office of FullCycle Energy

In December of 2015, FullCycle Energy named Sam Tabar as its chief operating officer, according to Private Equity Wire. Tabar is an attorney and financial strategist who has spent years managing the budgets of large institutions and corporations. Prior to signing on with FullCycle Energy, Tabar served as Merrill Lynch’s Bank of America head of capital financing. As head of capital, Tabar would introduce hedge-fund managers to large groups of institutional investors that included endowments, pensions and foundations.

Prior to Merrill Lynch, Tabar served in the role of co-head of marketing at the Sparx Group. At the time, the Sparx Group was the largest independent fund in the Asian Pacific, and he supervised all aspects of the company’s global marketing campaigns. Mr. Tabar built office teams as he consulted with the Sparx Group’s executive division of marketing.

Mr. Tabar holds a Masters of Law from Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts from Oxford. Before working as a private venture capitalist, Tabar worked as an attorney for the law firm Skadden, Arps, Meagher Slate and Flom and worked for Schulte, Roth and Zabel. Mr. is a member of the New York State Bar Association and while attending Columbia, he worked as the editor of the school’s business law journal.

As a private equity investor, CrunchBase indicates Mr. Tabar made a name for himself by investing in the company She Thinx, which helped revolutionize the feminine hygiene industry by empowering women. Tabar’s goal at FullCycle Energy is to eliminate the need for high-polluting fuels and develop ways to introduce environmentally friendly fuels.

Kevin Seawright and RPS Solutions

Kevin Seawright appeared on the Larry young Morning Show last month to discuss his project with RPS Solutions. RPS Solutions was founded in 2015 as joint partnership venture that specializes in constructing and renovating affordable housing in the city of Baltimore. Kevin told Larry Young that the company is very passionate about home ownership. He also stated that he deals with a lot of first time home owners and buyers and are trying to give them an opportunity to have a home to live in and to create stability in the neighborhood. As the founder of RPS Solutions, Kevin Seawright’s mission is to grow Baltimore’s home ownership rate to 48%.

Kevin Seawright is a financial and administrative operations leader who’s recognized for his strategic vision and ability to achieve business goals. Kevin has used his financial expertise to help improve communities on the East Coast. He currently serves as the vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newark Economic Development Corporation. During his career, Kevin has managed to reformulate business strategies that has built responsive accounting and finance divisions that continue to deliver results. He has also helped to transform revenue planning corporate processes that have successfully worked across the board for general contractors and sub-contractors. Kevin’s accomplishments include revenue enhancements that have helped to increase annual returns by 25%. He has also solidified Human Capital Divisions by improving staff retention, enhancing recruitment efforts compensation adjustments and change management. Kevin has had 13 years of experience in executive-level finance and human resource.

Bernardo Chua and Organo Gold are Skyrocketing in Success

Organo Gold is a direct sales company founded by Bernardo Chua in 2007, and today, in 2016, it is doing phenomenally in 35 countries around the world. One reason for its success could be the incredible natural products that they carry, The super mushroom Ganoderma, which is infused into rich, Columbian coffee and herbal teas as well as other hot beverages, is the star product

Ganoderma is a mushroom grown in the Asian Mountains, and as a boy, his mother brought it from China for the family. Bernardo experienced the super healing qualities of the Ganoderma as he was growing up.

Bernardo has a dream that is coming true. He wanted to introduce the excellent benefits of the Ganoderma to the entire western world. Bernardo took his expert business skills and developed excellent strategies to use in managing and marketing a direct sales businesses, and he founded Organo Gold.

His first networking company was Gano Excel, which also sold Ganoderma, but in capsule form. In 2004, Bernardo got the idea of infusing Ganoderma in hot beverages, so more people would be able to reap the benefits. Coffee and tea are the most popular drinks in the world, and Bernardo made the Ganoderma available to millions more people. In 2007, Organo Gold was founded in Bernardo’s living room. he then he moved it to British Columbia Canada where it is today.

Organo Gold is achieving amazing success because Bernardo Chua is a successful entrepreneur. One of his strategic concepts is the Preferred Customer Rewards Program. This program offers 25 percent off when the customer signs up for auto-ship. The program was introduced in December 2015 for the United States, Mexico, and Canada, and it provides four significant benefits besides the discount: specials, savings, high-quality customer service, and a phone support system that is available to answer any questions.

Bernardo has over one million distributors globally, and the number is growing. This Customer Rewards Program will also benefit the distributors who can also register for it.
Organo Gold is the top 55th direct sales company, and with the new program, Bernardo Chua will undoubtedly increase Organo Gold’s already phenomenal sales numbers.  That will likely lead to Bernardo winning even more awards.

How A Failed, Plan to Incorporate Olympic Valley Made A CEO Famous

Life has been very hard for residents who live around Lake Tahoe. A prolonged drought has dealt a blow to economic activity in the area. Behind the scenes, there is a looming battle for control over the area.The area is a renowned winter sports destination. Squaw Valley Ski Holdings are located on these plains.

The CEO Andy Wirth says there is light appearing at the end of the tunnel. He is happy to inform that there may be some relief in the way.

The president pointed out that things had been very hard. Weather conditions were very erratic and unpredictable.

The combination of storms and cold temperatures forced Ski Resorts to open ahead of the norm. Olympic Valley is caught in an incorporation battle. According to Andy, such a move would be the final blow to the ailing area economy. The light was seen when players backed away.

The Chief of Squawk was adamant that such a move would be a step in the wrong direction. The company went on a spending spree to block this move.

The results of an incorporation would have been higher taxes and a fall in business. Andy was quick to point this was a recipe for disaster for North Shore communities. Olympic Valley would have been isolated.

Andy Wirth has appeared on the hit ABC show Undercover Boss. The Undercover Boss is a television series where CEO leave their offices to work as employees. The show makes participants undergo a transformation to hide their identity. Andy is a self-proclaimed skydiver.

He was involved in an accident which almost cut off one of his arms. The life changing experience saw his arm reattached. To aid in his recovery, he became a triathlete and cultivated a relationship with naval seals in the Squaw Valley – Get more details: Squaw-Alpine boss looks to turn page on ‘divisive’ fight.

The charismatic CEO announced a plan to connect Squaw Valley with Alpine Meadows with the help of a gondola. He is working hard to bring a vision from the founder of Squaw Valley Wayne Poulsen to life. The move comes at the perfect time. If successful, the connection would make the area the largest ski area in North America.

The incorporating company did not take this news kindly. They have been recorded as saying there were hidden motives. The CEO of Squawk Valley played down these comments.

He said the firm had spent considerable amounts of money to bring the evil plan to fruition. Backed by the California Local Agency Formation Commission, the incorporating company did not have a chance

One thing which stands out is the CEOs dedication to his community. He understands the importance of unity in the Northern region. The love for money should not go beyond Olympic Valley, Wirth said. The recent attempt was nothing but divisive. The lighthearted CEO called for members of the community to use this occurrence as a lesson and to take some time to heal.