Glen Wakeman, the Business Revolutionary

Glen R. Wakeman is an esteemed executive mentor, board member, financial services executive, investor, CEO, and a small business owner. He is the co-founder and CEO of LaunchPad Holdings, a SAAS company. LaunchPad offers a fully automated software service to assist early stage entrepreneurs as they shape their ideas into a workable plan. The company’s toolkit is complemented by a wide-ranging ecosystem comprised of capital advisors and providers. Glen Wakeman’s career kicked off at GE Capital where he held P&L and business developmental positions for 21 years. At GE, he received recognition as a Growth Leadership role model. He has successfully built his career in finance and business for the past twenty years.

 

From GE, Glen Wakeman joined Doral Financial Corporation where he served as the President, CEO as well as the Chairman of the Doral Bank’s Board. DFC is a diversified financial service company that deals with retail banking, insurance agency operations, commercial banking, mortgages and institutional securities. Glen Wakeman changed Doral from an inefficient, non-compliant mono line bank holding company into a streamlined community bank. Under his leadership, DFC successfully launched a $2.7 billion stand-alone United States operation from its headquarters in Puerto Rico (BusinessWire). Glen Wakeman is also the founder of Nova Four where he was also a President. He also takes up Board roles and CEO coaching to sustain improvements of the company. Nova Four offers access to capital and strategic advice for developing businesses.

 

Glen Wakeman is well known for his 5-step performance methodology that focuses on human capital, business execution, risk management and leadership power. Glen has been honored with various awards both national, local, and international for his dedication to corporate social responsibility and his exemplary leadership. Glen has guided many M&As, new market entry, start-ups, exponential growth, and divestitures. He has revolutionized companies with over 17,000 staff members and assets amounting to $15 billion which has led to their success and development. Wakeman is also a writer with blog posts that provide knowledge on matters relating to management & administration, emerging markets, international fiscal issues, and strategy. He continues to be an inspiration to many in subjects relating to organizational policies and financial economics.

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Jose Auriemo Neto’s Business Administration Prowess Leads JHSF Participacoes to Winning Endless Awards

JHSF Participacoes started operations in the Brazilian real estate sector in 1972 after Fabio Auriemo partnered with three like-minded entrepreneurs to open its first office in Sao Paulo. The company was named JHS initially. As a small company then, JHSF struggled to cope with internal management wrangles but 18 years down the road, it split into two companies. Fabio Auriemo continued investing in construction and real estate, rebranding his share of JHS to JHSF. He led the firm for 13 years before relinquishing his CEO position to his eldest son, Jose Auriemo Neto, in 2003.

An Award-winning Company

JHSF Participacoes has developed many high-end shopping centers, commercial and residential apartments, and airports in Brazil, Uruguay, and the U.S. Some of these projects have gone ahead to win awards from different organizations, both for themselves and for the company. Jardim Cidade in Brazil, for example, won the Best Aqua Seal Environmental Profile Award in 2012. The Vitra Building, on the other hand, was listed among the Worth Magazine’s top ten residential apartments across the world in 2012. During the Brazilian Forum of Shopping Centers in 2014, Catarina Fashion Outlet was among the award-winning shopping centers. These, among other projects developed by JHSF, have won the company a good reputation from across the countries in which it operates.

2015 Fiscal Year

JHSF Participacoes SA did impressively well in the first quarter of 2015 fiscal year. The company’s records indicated a 3 percent increase in both sales and SSR of malls in the quarter compared to the year ending December 2014. SSS and SAS registered a 2.1 percent and 2.8 percent increase respectively. The records further showed that the company’s average convert recorded a 2.3 percent increase. Over and above that, JHSF’s financial expenses decreased by 27 percent. JHSF was valued at a market value of approximately R $1.2 billion by May 2015 and what JHSF knows.

More about Jose

Since taking over the reins of management from his dad in 2003, Jose Auriemo Neto has done nothing short of marvelous. It is during his tenure that the company launched and completed big projects, including the Jardim Cidade Shopping Mall and the Shopping Ponta Negra and JHSF’s lacrosse camp.

Socially, Jose is married to Mariana Landman Auriemo with whom he has two kids. Jose is also an early riser and works for long hours.

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Texas Bankers Discuss Innovation to Grow Business

John Holt is the President and CEO of NexBank Capital, Inc. and was a featured participant in the Texas Bankers Association’s 5th Annual Strategic Opportunities and M&A Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. He participated in the panel discussion on Reinventing Community Banking: Perspectives on Competing by Innovation.

The conference is a gathering of bankers meeting to discuss opportunities for growth as well as expected challenges in the months ahead. A chief subject driving the conversation is exploring the potential to expand through Mergers and Acquisitions. How to implement ideas for Organic Growth also featured prominently in the discussion. Expanding the number of local branches, known as Branching, was also a relevant topic and is still a reliable avenue of growth for banks.

The Mergers and Acquisitions route for growth is an attractive option. Burdensome regulations are proving to be expensive in the wake of the Great Financial Crisis. M&A offers a viable way for banks to acquire the resources necessary to implement costly rules and compete in a low-interest environment.

Organic growth strategies are also an important way for banks to improve results. Niche Lending could be a possibility here in addition to improving customer service. Providing a personalized, positive banking experience can pay great dividends in growing local business. Staff development can also be a key factor as customers prefer continuity and comfortable relationships to meet their banking needs.

Nexbank is a leading financial services company based in Dallas, Tx. They have three primary platforms in which they provide products and services. Commercial, Mortgage, and Investment banking comprise the bulk of their business. They also engage with Real Estate investors and provide services for all stages of a given project. Their services are custom designed for each client’s specific needs, and their staff has extensive experience in implementation.

Nexbank has assets of $5.3 billion and they are the fourth largest bank in Dallas, Tx. They are the 13th largest bank in Texas. With their vast experience and a wide range of expertise, Nexbank is well positioned to provide quality service to its customers.

Vincent Parascandola:Financial Services Professional With AXA US

Vincent Parascandola is AXA US’ senior executive vice president. He joined the company in 2004. At AXA Parascandola is in charge of management development, sales, recruiting, productivity and retention of financial professionals in the company, both new and experienced. A graduate of the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in the greater New York City area, Parascandola has a bachelor of science degree in computer science. He became involved in the financial services industry in 1987 when he joined Prudential as an agent. Parascandola did so well he was voted Prudential’s National Rookie of the Year.

In 1990 Vincent Parascandola changed jobs and went to MONY Life Insurance Company. While there he held numerous field management positions both locally and nationally. He joined AXA Advisors 14 years later. Since moving to AXA he has worked his way up through the company to the leadership position he holds today. Parascandola was president of the Advantage Group of AXA Equitable from January to December 2008. From 2009 and 2010 he was president of the company’s Northern Division. He then spent three and a half years as president of the Continental Division.

Between January 2013 and October 2014, Parascandola was both president and chief sales officer of AXA Equitable’s Continental Division. Since then Vincent Parascandola has served as senior executive vice president of AXA US and is based in the company’s

Woodbridge, NJ office. In his current role within AXA US, Vincent Parascandola is responsible for helping more than 225 financial professionals based in Central New Jersey to develop and grow. He also continues to recruit and train the firm’s new advisors. Parascandola works to improve the company’s productivity and overall sales growth.

In 2014, Vincent Parascandola was chosen to give the commencement address to the graduating class at his alma mater Pace University. He has given the school a good name by his more than 30 years of positive work in the financial services industry. He has helped AXA US with his work to improve their recruiting, productivity, sales and profitability through their AXA Advisors branch offices throughout the United States.