Jeffry Schneider’s Alternative Investment Skills are Second to None

Ascendant Capital, LLC Founder and CEO, Jeffry Schneider, is a successful alternative investor whose leadership skills are second to none. It takes a lot to run a billion dollar business, and to do it well, you need the kind of stamina, dedication, charisma, and care for people that a man like Jeffry Schneider has. While many other business’s have failed due to a lack of vision and creativity, Ascendant has thrived and grown. The company started out with only two employees and now has over thirty. It looks to be earning $50 million a month over the next year, and countless family offices, investment advisors, and broker dealers can thank Ascendant for a large part of their own success.

At Ascendant, Jeffry Schneider has carefully crafted a special company that cares about its employees. He assures, daily, that every single employee feels appreciated, valued, and encourages them to share their ideas and opinions in a transparent environment that focuses on trust rather than greed. The health of his employees are also of great concern to Jeffry and he pushes himself to research about the latest health findings and to provide the office-place with plenty of nutritious food options. Jeffry also takes part in half ironman challenges outside of the business to ensure that he is doing all he can for his own health.

He started out his work career by spending time with numerous prestigious firms, such as, Alex Brown, Smith Barney, and Merrill Lynch and also worked as part of the management staff for both Axiom Capital Management and Paradigm Global Advisors. While with these companies he learned all about alternative investing and was, and still is, the go-to-guy for advise about how to best structure various investment vehicles. With over 24 years of experience in the financial services industry, now, he knows his stuff. During the earliest years of Ascendant, Jeffry helped Virtus Real Estate raise six different funds that eventually purchased more than $1.5 billion in Real Estate.

Outside of work Jeffry has supported loads of charities and among them are the Gazelle Foundation, Wonders and Worries, the Cherokee Home for Children, and Gods Love We Deliver and Jeffry on Facebook.

EOS’ Building of an Empire in Lip Balm

Many people don’t think much about the lip balm that they used as well as what it was made of until EOS lip balm sprang onto the scene. The brand came seemingly out of nowhere to redefine the lip balm industry by taking clues from the manner in which other industries were changing and providing customers with a variety of other choices.

Customers of lip balm tended to view their lip balms as a product that worked to accomplish the job that they wanted it to, but that they were not individually tied to or overly passionate about. There was a lack of differentiation between different brands and customers would generally just choose the option that was cheapest or on sale.

EOS’ founders noted that there were changes in other industries that indicated that customers were looking for more choices and higher quality products. Most lip balms on Walmart and Target supermarkets were based o a petroleum jelly base and had not been significantly modified in almost a century. More natural oils were noted to be more effective in helping your lips to be protected from wind and other outside factors and EOS decided to use these oils as the base of their product, despite the higher cost of doing so. As such, shea butter and jojoba oil are the base of many of the EOS lip balms.

The quality of the lip balm was not only a complaint of the buyers of lip balm, but also their flavor. EOS started to create flavors of lip balm that didn’t taste like vapor rub and had unique flavor pairings like vanilla mint.

These flavors, as well as the clever orbs that they were housed in, proved to be a real hit with the Facebook active millennial and the brand was able to gain a foothold in the lip balm industry.


The Launch Of Swiss Start Up Factory By Mike Baur Is Welcomed By All

Life for any start-up is tough. This is because young entrepreneurs to move around in a harsh and tough environment. But still, there is an ever-increasing number of Swiss who wish to be an entrepreneur. This is because it helps them to realize their dreams. They are able to create and present products and services that are as per their personal convictions.


But being out there on your own also means a higher risk of making a wrong decision. This is why the Swiss Start Up Factory is supporting such young entrepreneurs to take the right decision. It aims to support them so that they can realize their visions. This is because Mike Baur believes that any young entrepreneur in Switzerland must get access to a professional execution platform. This will help to guide them as they need to move through a business-driven process that will have ambitious milestones.


It was this strong conviction of Mike Baur along with his passion for entrepreneurship that led him to launch the Swiss Start Up Factory. It is like an accelerator that has an approach which is completely business-driven.


The Swiss Start Up Factory was launched in 2015. It is privately financed. This is why their founders have high interest in the growth and development of all their start-ups. All the entrepreneurs here need to undergo a highly ambitious accelerator process that lasts for three months. It is based entirely on the methodology of lean start-ups. It has eight milestones that are clearly defined and helps to reduce the time to market. This is not all. While this acceleration process is on, the entrepreneurs receive funding too. They also receive execution excellence that comes directly from the team at Swiss Start Up Factory team. Hence they get support in various fields that include Strategy, Law, Sales and Marketing. Other areas include Finance and Technology. This means that practically all the avenues required to launch any business tend to get covered up this way.


Another support is their mentorship program. Mike Baur has appointed 30 entrepreneurial exponents who are experts in their respective industries. A platform is provided to integrate the entrepreneurs in an environment with investors along with strategic, external partners. All this is an excellent combination of technical know-how and such other resources. This way the startups are able to get valuable input. It helps to build up a business model on a solid foundation of skill and knowledge. It will help in establishing start-ups in the highly competitive market.


French Insurance Conglomerate AXA Provides Innovative Insurance Products across the Globe

AXA is a French insurance conglomerate whose products include health insurance, investment management, casualty insurance, and life assurance. Claude Bebear founded the firm in 1816 as Mutuelle de L’assurance, which later adopted the current name AXA in 1985. Today, the company is offering its services all over the world.

AXA is a premier insurance brand whose value has increased consistently over the past eight years with a 14% value increment in 2016 alone. Furthermore, AXA was named among the top three international brands offering top-end insurance services. Mostly, AXA operates in Western Europe, the Asia-Pacific area, the Middle East, and North America.

As a corporation of independently managed businesses, AXA follows the rules and regulations of the countries in which it operates. The brand is listed in the Euro Stoxx 50 index. Between 1999 and 2000, AXA acquired Guardian Royal Exchange and all its shares. On 14 June 2006, it obtained a leading Swiss Insurance Company from Credit Suisse for about nine billion pounds.

In May 2016, AXA announced that it planned to terminate all its investments in tobacco bonds and shares. It established the AXA Research Fund, which was endowed with 100 million pounds to support research on preventing and understanding the risks facing the society, human life, and environment.

Vincent Parascandola

Vincent Parascandola (Vinny) is the Senior Executive V.P of AXA. He is responsible for the management, development, retention, recruiting, sales, and productivity of financial professionals. He has gained a lot of knowledge and experience after spending over 25 years working in the industry. He started his career as one of Prudential’s insurance agents in 1987.

Parascandola has earned several management awards all through his career including Master Agency Awards and GAMA’s Career Development Awards. Moreover, he is a good orator and has spoken at numerous industry and company conferences including LIMRA’s Distribution Conferences and GAMA’s General LAMP Meeting.

Clay Siegall: The Name Of Quality Research In Cancer Therapy

Clay B. Siegall, Ph.D., one of the co-founders and CEO of Seattle Genetics, renowned for his contributions towards cancer therapies and researches. His passion towards improving the lives of cancer patients is well known around the globe. Dr.Siegall has interests in various subjects, and this can be clearly identified while going through his blog posts. From sports to space science, he shows keen interests on any developments. His recent posts regarding NFL draft, show that he is not a mere fan of the sport, but a critic and analyst of the games including its off-season programs and recruitments.

Clay B. Siegall has a decent collection of informative and interesting blogs that depicts his areas of interest. The blog relates to the journey offered from earth to the moon by the private company SpaceX in late 2018, show his widespread interest in space technology and how, he is updated on the recent developments, innovations, and advancements in space research science. Blogs on medicines that reduce the buzz alcohol show his commitment towards the society and how he is concerned about the health consciousness of the young and old generation.

Dr. Siegall’s passion and determination have helped the company to reach new dimensions in terms of research advancements. Dr. Siegall has always given predominant contributions to the biomedical world since he started his career in biomedical studies. The CEO of Seattle Genetics bags several accomplishments for cancer research and path-breaking findings in the cancer therapies. Under the leadership of Dr. Siegall, Seattle Genetics developed first antibody-drug conjugates, together with ADCETRIS that secured FDA approval in 2011.

Clay B. Siegall, in his initial career, worked as a Senior Research Investigator with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research from February 1991 and resigned as a Principal Scientist in December 1997.Dr.Siegall was presented with the Pierce Award in 1995 for his achievements in the area of targeted toxins. He was chosen as one among the finalists of Ernst & Young Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year award in the healthcare category. Dr. Siegall received B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland and Ph.D. in Genetics from the George Washington University.


Maggie Gill is the Chief executive officer and the president of Memorial Health center. She joined the organization in 2004 as the vice president of finance and became the chief operating officer in the year 2005. Due to her competency and aggressiveness in her job she was later promoted to her current position as the president of the organization. Her main role involves providing leadership to the senior members of the organization to ensure that the health center runs smoothly. She also manages the health center’s facilities and is part of the management of memorial Health University. Prior to joining the health center she worked at Tenet south Health Systems for a period of five years. Maggie Gill has won few awards that have given her recognition in the health sector.

Maggie has also done well in her education having been awarded a behavioral neuroscience Ph.D. from Kansas University. She later conducted her postdoctoral fellowship at Medical University of South Carolina. After her fellowship she ventured into teaching neuroscience and psychology at North Central College. Due to her outstanding performance she is in the list of Becker hospital review that contains prominent people running 135 nonprofit hospitals and health care systems. The program entails letting people in towards knowing the chief executive officers running the organizations. She is good at what she does and that made her appear on this list because the list was created through nomination and discretion. This means that other people recognize the work that she does and the passion she has towards her responsibilities.

Under her leadership the health center won seven awards in the 16th Annual Health Care Heroes Awards. The awards recognize teams that give exceptional services to the people and the community at large. Under her leadership the team at Memorial Health care has become good at their jobs and love what they would for the community. In addition to her career and achievement Maggie has a life outside the confinements of her office job. She enjoys spending time with her family as it is the most important thing in her life outside the office.