FORMER CEO OF CCMP, STEVE MURRAY, PASSES ON

CCMP Capital is a New York-based private equity investment company that deals with growth capital and leveraged buyout transactions in upper middle market companies. Since the inception of the firm, it has invested approximately $12 billion in growth capital and leveraged buyout transactions. The firm invests in retail, consumer, and services including healthcare, industrial, media, telecom, and financial services sector. Within the services, retail and consumer industry, the company focuses on direct marketing, specialty retail, services industry and consumer packaged goods. For its media and telecom investments, the company focuses on content and programming cable broadcasting, wireless and wireline communications and consumer and trade publishing sectors. Recently, the firm mourned the passing of their former CEO Stephen Murray CCMP Capital, who had previously resigned on health grounds.

Mr. Murray was a founding partner of the firm, which rolled out of JPMorgan Chase & Co in 2006. Stephen Murray grew up in New York City and attended Boston College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Business Administration later when he attended Columbia University, New York. He grew to be a terrific investor and spent most of his career in private equity and by 2005; Murray was the head of the buyout business at JP Morgan Partners. He co-founded CCMP Capital, which spun out of JPMorgan Chase, and in 2007, CCMP named him CEO of the firm. One month before he passed away, Steve Murray had left CCMP Capital on health-related issues. In January 2015, the firm had given Murray a 60-day medical leave of absence, but in February he succumbed to illness at the age of 52. Before he passed on, CCMP used the same term, (“health-related”), in deciding that separation with Murray would have to be permanent. Steve Murray was of positive contribution to CCMP, and his loss was tragic to both the firm and his family.

Champions of Change: Yeon Mi Park

At just 23 years of age, Yeonmi Park is already making world headlines concerning her hard stand in the fight against human trafficking and activism for human rights for the people of North Korea. She fled her country in 2007 to South Korea through China to escape starvation and harsh treatment that glared on her family after the arrest of their father. She has experienced firsthand; oppression from her own government and inhuman treatments in the hands of human traffickers; the two vices that she is currently championing around the globe.
Why did she leave North Korea?
Yeon Mi was born of a well established North Korean family thanks to her well politically connected father in the capital of Hyesan. By this time he was working as a civil servant at the ruling partyís headquarters while her mother was a nurse working with the military. She was brought up in a wealthy family but only until the arrest and prosecution of her father.
During the economic slump experienced in the 1990ís, her father started a cartel that smuggled steel from Korea to neighboring China and this was the beginning of her familyís woes. He was apprehended and jailed by the dictatorial government. From then on, her family started going through hard financial times and constant discrimination from government forces and members of the public being branded the smugglers family. These are the factors that prompted them to leave North Korea for South Korea but given the harsh border relations between these two countries, they had to go through China.
The journey to South Korea
Park and her family found themselves in the hands of Human traffickers upon crossing over to china. These demanded that park serve as theirs leaderís mistress so that she could be allowed to bring her mother along. They went through a lot of oppression and harassment in the hands of these oppressors until they got a chance to escape to Mongolia. This remained the only place they could access the South Korean border where they would seek asylum to the South.
In South Korea her mother found a job as a shop assistant and she as a waitress and continued with her studies at the Dongguk University, Seoul. She has been expressing the oppression her and her family on various platforms with worldwide coverage including the Washington post, and the Guardian. She has also been hosted by TEDx and the One Young World summit, two of the worldís most influential talk forums hosting people contributing positively to making a difference in the world.
She continues to be an inspiration to many other young men and women across the world for her inspirational life experiences, selflessness, and courage. She is also a member of various non-profit organizations championing for fair treatment of the people of Northern Korea as well as the re-union of the Koreas.

Strategic Business Leaders in chicago

Chicago is one of the biggest cities in the United States and grows every single day. Businesses are opened; others are closed, and some expand by opening new branches so as they can reach their clients easily as well as reach more people. Through all these business operations, different people have risen to the top management levels while others have fallen. Focusing on those who have managed to rise in Chicago and stayed at the top of the game because they are playing their cards right include following:

Irene Rosenfeld
The 61 year old is the CEO and chairperson of Mondelez International Inc. She is a very powerful female figure in the Chicago business world as well as the entire United States. She is in charge of $35 bullion Mondelez International and any decision she makes affects over 110,000 employees in 80 countries around the world. Due to competitive challenges that were sinking food industry in Chicago, Rosenfeld navigated the split of Kraft Foods Inc. in 2012, and this has added to her reputation. She is also a former basketball star and the defensive skills she learnt while playing are applicable in management up to date. Any threats and challenges that face Mondelez are neutralized in such a manner that they might seem minute, but it is because of her wits and excellent problem solving skills make them look the latter.

Patricia Woertz
Another key business leader in Chicago is Patricia Woertz, who is aged 61 years and serves as the chairperson and CEO of Archer Daniels Midland Company. Midland is a giant agriculture company that focuses on grain processing and then exports the finished products to all markets in Europe and America, sometimes to Asian countries. Patricia has propelled the company the company to making a turnover of $90 billion, beating every other public company in the state of Illinois. The international company currently has over 31,000 employees in 74 countries across the world. Its latest acquisition is the building of a sweetener and soluble fibre manufacturing complex in China.She has grown from the ranks of a mere accountant to the vice president of Chevron Corporation managing branches in 180 countries across the world.

Majeed Ekbal
Majeed is the president of Expresso Inc., which is a company that deals with delivery of grocery and vegies that have been ordered online by clients. The recently American University graduate has great service to his clients to the extent that his employees can take up car keys from clients’ offices, then place the freshly ordered food in their car trunks ready to be shipped home.

Expresso currently operates in Lincoln Park but plans to extend its services to Wilmette and Evanston in the future. The company only accepts payments in cash or checks and not credit cards but Majeed Ekbal is working to improve on the availability of making payments via credit cards. Find him on Vimeo for more information.

NACVA Honors Madison Street Capital Co-Founder Anthony Marsala

 

According to an article originally published in the Chicago Tribune, Anthony Marsala the Co-founder and COO of Madison Street Capital has been recognized by th National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). NACVA has placed Marsala on its 2015 40 Under Forty list. In order to make the cut NACVA looked at nominees for their list that were under the age of forty and made extraordinary advances or successes within litigation counseling, financial forensics, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, expert witness testimony, and similar professions. The CTI and Executive Staff of NACVA decided on the final list of honorees.

Being a part of the list is a top honor, especially this year as the judges stated that they were overwhelmed with the list of qualified nominees which made the final decisions quite difficult to make. Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the NACVA, Brien K. Jones, explained that the list was created to help recognize visionary leaders in the financial and accounting consulting professions. The 20 Under Forty list was created so that they the next generation of mavericks could be recognized for what they have already given to their professions and community and what they will continue to give. Those who make the final cut are considered to be the best of the best in the industry.

Over 125 people were nominated for the list of 40 making the inclusion of Anthony Marsala a testament to the strength of the young leader. Marsala currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Madison Street Capital and along with CEO Charles Botchway has helped the financial firm develop a strong international presence in Asia, Europe, and Africa. In addition to running the company, he also directly overseas the analytical and due diligence teams of Madison Street Capital which take care of all business valuation work for clients.

It is no surprise that Marsala is on the list as he has been dedicated to the industry since his graduation from Loyola University of Chicago where he studied Information Systems and Finance. Following graduation he attended the University of Oxford and earned a Master’s Degree in Strategy. Over the past 13 years he has reviewed and performed numerous transactional engagements and valuations in many industries and companies. His specialties however are early stage ventures and middle market companies.

The Amazing Susan McGalla

Mrs. Susan McGalla is a consultant for the retail industry and the director of strategic planning and growth for the NFL team the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mrs. McGalla has been an advocate of women’s rights for a long time because she was able to grow through the ranks of American Eagle Outfitters, which was largely dominated by men when she joined the company.

Long story short, Susan McGalla became the president and CMO of American Eagle Outfitters after about 23 years in the retail industry. She originally worked for Joseph Horne Company, then joined American Eagle Outfitters. Mrs. McGalla decided that it would be best for her to start her own consulting firm, which she did in 2013 through founding P3 Executive Consulting, which currently only lends its services to the biggest companies in the retail industry.

Mrs. McGalla owes a large part of her success to her father, who was a football coach at the high school she attended. She grew up around her two brothers, as well, and was not treated like a girly girl was — she was raised exactly how her two brothers were raised, which has resulted in Susan McGalla’s success.

Many women in the workplace today are treated much more equally than they were just twenty or thirty years ago, but top-level managerial and executive positions are mostly composed of men, which makes it very hard for females to work into these roles. McGalla commonly speaks to female audiences in hopes of motivating them and instilling in them strong values that will get some of them to the highest level and furthest frontiers in their careers.

When Susan McGalla started working at American Eagle Outfitters in 1994, most of the company was men. Susan felt that she might not be able to succeed in the company because there were not many women. This might have meant that women were destined to not do very well in the company, but she trudged on anyway in hopes of going far in her career.

Mrs. McGalla is walking proof that women can go far in their business careers and achieve whatever they want to. Susan McGalla was responsible for more than three billion dollars in revenue while the was at the highest position of American Eagle Outfitters, which is a lot of money, even for one of the largest retailing companies in the world.

Susan McGalla only had to earn a bachelor’s degree to get where she is today. She earned it from Mount Union College with a concentration in marketing and general business. Today, Mrs. McGalla is a member of Mount Union College’s board of advisors, a prestigious position to hold. Mrs. McGalla has a career that all young women should look forwards to chasing after.

There is plenty of information about Susan McGalla’s career and the steps she has taken to get where she is today. Lots of very hard work and focused determination factored into the position that Mrs. Susan McGalla stands in on this very day.

Cosmetics That Stand Out Developed by Doe Deere

For decades, there was a certain look that women were expected to have. More importantly, they were strongly discouraged and even ordered from deviating from that outlook. Anyone that was brave enough to do so was ridiculed to the point that they might as well have been shunned. It has been a long and uphill battle when it comes to allowing women to express themselves the way that they truly want to. It can become so frustrating for them because they watch everyone else express themselves in a way that is completely personal, unique to that particular individual. At the same time, they have long been told that they are not allowed to do the same thing and that they must instead conform to the standards of other people that have deemed acceptable for them.

Gradually, women started breaking out and becoming more independent. As they did, they experimented with things like wearing slacks, mini skirts and cutting their hair. It may seem silly to think about those things today, but in their time, the women that did these things were definitely on the cutting edge and many of them were practically blackballed from society for doing it. However, that did not stop them. They knew that they wanted to be treated fairly and they had the courage to stand up and do something about it.

Today, women have a lot more freedom and in many cases, they have the independence to choose a life that they want to live for themselves. However, they are still scrutinized for practically every fashion choice they make and everything that they do. It takes someone that is truly revolutionary to come along and change things in order to set the stage for everyone else. Today, that iconic individual is Doe Deere. She is a business executive that has taken her passion for style and cosmetics and turned it into a very profitable business of her own. More importantly, she has set the stage for other women who want to experiment with extreme colors and cosmetics, all to create a look that is unique to them instead of conforming to what everyone else expects them to look like.

For years, Doe of Lime Crime cosmetics wanted to create something that was truly different. She wanted to revolutionize the cosmetics world and she has done exactly that. She creates vibrant colors for things like eye shadow, lipstick and even nail polish. Most of these cosmetics are things that she has experimented with until she got it exactly right and then she made it herself. She is truly a unique individual because she has started this with something that existed only in her mind and then created and marketed it in order to see it through and make it a reality. Thanks to her, women now have access to bright yellow lipstick and neon green eye shadow that transforms a woman’s appearance completely. For anyone that feels like they have been invisible their entire lives, there is no way that they could be invisible with these vibrant colors. It gives a voice to every individual and allows them to safely experiment with different things in order to find out who they truly are.

Doe Deere: Unicorn Queen and Makeup Mogul

Doe Deere is the self-proclaimed Unicorn Queen and cosmetics mogul of whimsical modern fashion. Many people will recognize her by her technicolor hair and flawless makeup. A self-made woman, she is the founder and CEO of her own makeup line, Lime Crime Cosmetics.
Doe Deere was born under the name Kseniya Vorotova in Russia but grew up in big New York City. She’s always been a creative woman, trying her hand in fashion, art, and self-expression. She is also an avid music-maker, having played in a band called SkySalt some sixteen years ago, where she met her future husband, Mark. Incidentally, Mark is now the president of Lime Crime Cosmetics. These two are a true red belt power couple, and currently live in the left coast’s most glamorous metropolis, Los Angeles.
After working a series of administrative jobs in her early life, Doe Deere decided to reject the traditional career path and embrace the American Dream by becoming her own boss. In 2004 she registered an ebay account titled “limecrime” to promote and sell her fashion line. She made and modeled all her own clothing, marked by its ultra-feminine and technicolor style. Finding the right makeup to accompany her clothing was difficult, as vivid colors were not in vogue. Therefore, Deere began creating her own makeup, and Lime Crime Cosmetics was born in 2008.
Lime Crime is an online industry, marketed mostly to the younger population. Scandal hit the company in 2014, when hackers breached the website’s security and stole customer information. Instead of folding, Ideamensch guru Doe Deere and her associates contracted major online security programs and made a comeback. The company is now stronger than ever.
Lime Crime’s most popular line of products is the vivid technicolor range of lipsticks, though they also sell a variety of eye makeup. Doe Deere supports a cruelty-free formula for her products. In interviews, she has expressed her desire to turn makeup into artistic expression and not just a means to cover up a woman’s perceived flaws. She even dubs her cosmetics line “makeup for unicorns”, which boosts its purpose as a whimsical method of artistry. The young ultra-feminine crowd has gone wild for her sense of style and makeup. It does truly bring more glitter and fairytale colors to the fashion scene. The Unicorn Queen is here to stay, creating magical colors and glitter for the artistic ladies who desire an unconventional beauty that stands out.

On Crafting a Good Wiki Page

A Wikipedia page truly does have to embody a proper sense of professionalism in order to have any real value. For those who wish to ensure anything written about them in Wiki does no harm, the pages must read well. This means the writing has to be free of grammar and syntax errors. Through engaging the edit feature on the site by Wikipedia writers, making corrections is very easy. Of course, it would be easier to not have those mistakes present in the first place. Poorly written material can do harm even if it is only online for a short while. Someone may come across the poorly composed page and develop a negative impression from the content. Nothing positive can come from such a situation.

Wikipedia does provide a nice section for contributors that covers the topic of grammar and usage. Reading the text on that particular section surely would be of help. Learning the proper steps for excellent grammar, however, is not going to come from just reading a “how to” section once or twice. A formal education combined with a lot of experience on how to write effectively is necessary.

Writing effectively also entails more than good grammar. There has to be something very appealing to the writing for the entry to become a cited and popular one. Flat writing may get important facts across, but the prose is not exactly going to be inspiring. Now, writing for an online encyclopedia is not like writing fiction. Going off on tangents or trying to spice up the writing with immaterial content is not going to be a help. Likely, someone is going to come along and edit that type of content out.

A skill with language does have to go into the creation of a really good Wiki entry. Wikipedia even provides a listing of the featured pages, entries that contain excellent, intriguing, and entertaining writing. Reviewing these excellent entries definitely will provide a writer with a decent amount of food for thought. Devising better Wiki pages becomes easier upon understanding what is considered a solid, above average entry.

Yet, the writer does have to have experience in order to really understand what makes the feature pages so solid. Perhaps it is best to hire the writing and editing service Get Your Wiki to craft pages. The professional team at Get Your Wiki can produce professional work that is interesting and intriguing.

Doe Deere: Mastermind Behind Lime Crime Makeup

Makeup is something that many women in the world uses every day, and thanks to Doe Deere they can choose from a special kind of makeup from Lime Crime makeup company. They call Deere the Unicorn Queen of the makeup industry and she has lived up to having lots of success since she started Lime Crime in 2008.

Deere was born in Russia and says she has always loved both fantasy and mythology. She loves movies like The Dark Crystal and The Last Unicorn, hence her moniker of the Unicorn Queen, which she gave herself. Plus, she decided that the unicorn would be the symbol and mascot for her makeup company Lime Crime because of its beauty, independence and it also stands for being kind to animals.

Lime Crime has lots of colors to choose from

The packages are a pastel color of purple with the iconic unicorn on them that Deere seems to love. The makeup is fantasy based and involves lots of different palettes to express Deere’s love of all that is mystical and magical.

For instance, there is a collection called Alchemy that has lots of colors of purple, copper and green, and there are other lines with pale blues, pinks, reds, and even neutral colors like grey and black.

Doe Brings Vision, Whimsy to the Makeup World

Lime Crime through Deere brings lots of imagination to the makeup world. It features cruelty free makeup that isn’t tested on animals and offers its customers things like rainbow colors of eye liners, pastel shades of nail polish, lip gloss with glitter, and other unique and varied makeup products not sold elsewhere.

Deere says she called her company Lime Crime because she likes whimsical names and it keeps everything fun for her, the company and the clients. Her line of makeup products also have fun names such as Countesses Fluorescent and Airborne Unicorn. The names are meant to be lively and attract attention, just like Deere’s lines of makeup products are doing all over the world.

Photography, Fashion also on Deere’s Love List

Deere’s loves include other things besides makeup. For instance she was a musician before starting Lime Crime, and she also loves fashion and photography. Plus, in the past she also worked as a clothing designer and even attended the Fashion Institute of Technology located in New York City.

Deere says that being a clothing designer helped her to understand all the upcoming trends and that it was like a stepping stone to help her in her career that led to the forming of Lime Crime. She says the most important thing is to find someone that agrees with your vision and also that getting a partner helped her to complete her vision of her work.

She says that anyone aspiring to be part of the beauty business should know that it is very competitive. However, she says there are always opportunities to succeed no matter what you want to do.