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.

Joseph Bismark: A Spiritual Powerhouse in Marketing

 

In today’s business world it is unusual to find someone who has climbed the corporate ladder without crushing people along the way. Joseph Bismark found a better way from the very beginnings of marketing giant QNet. Instead of stepping on people, He raised them up with him along the way.

Where did this unique view of management come from? Bismark was educated in a vedic monastery in the Philippines. From ages nine to seventeen he studied to be a monk. It was here that he learned the importance of teamwork, empathy, encouragement, and service. He was working as a martial arts instructor when he met Vijay Eswaran. They bonded over a shared spirituality and desire for healthy living. They built that bond into a small marketing company where they applied the idea of servant leadership. That little company grew into QNet.

Today, Bismark holds many titles within The QI Group, of which QNet is a subsidiary. He co-founded RHYTHM, which is the group’s philanthropic entity and he founded The V, which is the group’s global training, networking marketing, and development company. He is a very successful, highly regarded businessman who encourages his own employees to attain their full potential and emboldens other managers to integrate his philosophy of service into their own businesses. He thrives on serving others believing that to be more important that individual wealth. Bismark has said “We are not the physical body, we’re spirit – souls. True happiness lies in the understanding of our real identity as spirit-souls and not the physical body.” As part of his philosophy, Bismark maintains an open door policy and encourages teamwork. According to him, communication is the key to building a successful business.

Joseph Bismark owes all that he is today to what he was taught in the monastery. By applying those spiritual tenets to his whole life he has garnered success in business and in life. He has said that “everyone has the potential to do extrordinary things.” By building up and respecting his employees he has proven that to be true.

 

Joseph Bismark Lives Humbly and Operates QNet Through His Spiritual Nature

The business world can be a very demanding and stressful at times. It is a place that many find overwhelming on a day to day basis. When trying to ascend the corporate ladder, few make the climb successfully. So many people want to bring spirituality into their business, but very few accomplish this monumental task. However, Joseph Bismark has learned how to unit business and spirituality and that they can work harmoniously for the greater good. He is not only on the board of directors at Qnet, but he is also the co-founder. His innovative ways have allowed him to take the company to exciting levels and in the meantime his spiritual approach to running a business has moved the masses.

What makes Bismark so unique? Well, at the age of nine, he left his family and home and became a monk in the Philippines Mountains of ashram. He remained there until he was seventeen years old. He received a firm foundation that allowed him to change from the inside out. He used what he learned on those mountains to practice business principles that were effective. Using a higher power, he has lived a great life and runs an efficient company. He believes in teamwork; there’s no such thing as one person who is more important than the other. He is also vision oriented. Everyone has the power to exceed, and they just need someone behind them pushing with a helping hand.

Unlike most corporate executives, he believes in a simple way of life. The lavish lifestyle is nothing that has ever appealed to him or his wife. They are ordinary people with extraordinary abilities to touch others. He is grounded and humble. He has core values that will not be overstepped no matter what is thrown his way. He believes that although he has obtained success, it is just a temporary thing. It is all about the relationships you form on the way up the corporate ladder that will last for the long term. He believes in the brotherhood, and his employees are family to him. Bismark says that his life changed with his spiritual awakening, and he has inner peace because of his selfless nature and his willingness to serve others. While Bismark lives in Singapore, he influences people from around the globe through his blog.

With so many leaders pushing others out of the way to attend success, it’s refreshing to find someone like this who is all about doing good to others. Those who need a leader who is encouraging, passionate about humanitarian efforts and an all-around good guy should follow Bismark.