March2017

Brian Bonar: A Successful, Beloved Business Executive

Scotsman Brian Bonar is a businessman that’s internationally known and respected. For almost 50 years he has played an important role in a wide range of businesses in several industries. After earning his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Scotland’s Strathclyde University and his MBA and International Business Development Studies PhD from Staffordshire University in England, he became a procurement manager for IBM in Europe.

After 18 years there, he held management and executive positions with a variety of companies in the United States.

The talented, experienced, innovative businessman has earned a number of awards and accolades. In 2016 Who’s Who in Cambridge voted him ‘Executive of the Year’. He earned this award for his years of quality work leading a wide variety of companies to success and helping employees under his purview to grow professionally.

The Scottish businessman is so beloved in the United Kingdom he was honored with the title ‘Lord Bonar of Wilcrick, Cardiff, Wales.’ Many people that have done business with Bonar simply say he is a effective, innovative, caring, visionary leader that gets things done.

Part of the reason for Brian Bonar’s success is his excellent leadership skills, solid educational background, exemplary work and impressive achievements. Plus his skill set is vast. He is an expert in mergers & acquisitions, engineering, printing technology, temporary staffing, software and hardware development and insurance services.

He is also in great demand because of his expertise in new business development, private equity, venture capital, finance sourcing, business restructuring, turn around management, marketing strategy, sales, recruiting and employee relations.

Bonar has played an important role in helping companies in several industries to succeed. Some of those companies include Smart-tek Automated Services, the Rastek Corporation, Adaptec, itec imaging technologies, The Solvis Group, Dalrada Financial Services and Trucept temporary staffing.

Bonar has also founded Bezier Systems, a successful printing technology company, and AMS Outsourcing. He has also developed valuable relationships with printer manufacturers in Japan and Korea and businesses and consumers in Mexico, Eastern Europe as well as the United States.

In the past few years Bonar has become involved in the restaurant business. He now owns two restaurants in San Diego.

With the help of Patrick Pontasy, an award-winning French chef, he took over Bellamy’s and has made it into a popular destination for diners in San Diego looking for quality French food. Brian Bonar also opened The Ranch at Brand’s Canyon on a 144 acre plot. The Ranch also features an event space and a farm in addition to a great restaurant.

According to Bloomberg, people describe Brian Bonar as articulate, intelligent and focused. He’s the type of executive with whom everyone enjoy working. He’s always willing to share his time, talent and expertise.

This CEO Disagrees With The Oracle Of Omaha, Warren Buffet

Tim Armour, Chief Executive Officer at the Capital Group, recently had his commentary published on CNBC regarding Warren Buffets’s belief in passively managed funds. Buffet is a known critic of actively managed funds, and believes that many mutual fund managers add little value to their investors.

Armour counters that with the proper information considered in the selection process, top managers can be utilized to outperform the market. Mr. Buffett’s main concern with actively managed funds lies in their fee structure more so than the strategies employed by their managers. To this, Armour counters that it is not always clear what, exactly, are the fee structure in passively managed funds, and how much money is truly being earned by these funds.

While it is true that the market has had a large net gain in the past decades, Timothy Armour argues that there are managers that have realized greater returns than the indexes over the same time period. Mr. Armour notes that the top five actively managed American Funds (The Growth Fund of America, AMCAP, Washington Mutual Investors Fund, The Investment Company of America and the American Mutual Fund)have outperformed the market indexes. Yes, investors in these five funds would have accumulated greater wealth than their peers who invested in index funds, or the majority of other actively managed funds.

In mid-2015, Tim Armour was named to succeed the recently deceased James Rothenberg. Prior to this promotion, Tim was the chairman of the Capital Research and Management Company. With over 30 years of capital investment experience, and he has also worked as an equity investment analyst and portfolio manager. Based in Los Angeles, Tim is a graduate of Middlebury College, and his career at Capital Group began in the Associates Program. His success in the markets make him one to watch.

Read more: Timothy Armour, Capital Group CEO, Says Post Trump Change in Markets ‘Is Real’

Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. Continues Its Dominance and Excellent Service

Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc., is a very successful wholesale title and document processing company with which eight out of ten of the top retail mortgage processing companies chose as their main source. In a very competitive industry, it is remarkable that one company would command that much attention at the top levels.

 

Established in 1991 as a small startup company, Nationwide has become the largest lien release and assignments provider company in the world. The experts at Nationwide can track and find county documents in all of the over 3,600 document recording jurisdictions in the United States. The goal of the company is to provide and deliver the best research services with the highest degree of accuracy. This not only helps and protects homeowners while assisting the mortgage process, but it also helps to preserve the land records all over the country.

 

Nationwide has a very enviable track record of less than a 1% reject rate and a 99.8% compliance rate. This means that when a record is searched, the chances are 99 out of 100 times it will be found on a very accurate basis with little chance of failure.

 

Employees are hired from the best sources, and once they are onboard, they go through a very detailed and specific training. When they are working, they are some of the most knowledgeable and capable individuals in the mortgage industry. In addition to their initial training, they also have available over 100 more educational modules designed to cover even more detail while leading to more advancement into supervisory and management positions with the company.

 

Employees like working at Nationwide, as evidenced by the last five out of six years, the company has been voted as being among the top 100 best companies to work for, as cited by the Tampa Bay Times. John Hillman said it best when he spoke before an audience at a recent industry gathering. He stated that in such a high-stress environment it is important to make the job fun while at the same time demanding. Employees enjoy the finest of benefits, incentives and professional pride which results in a fun environment with great achievers.

 

Nationwide was recently recognized as being in the top 500 companies in America whose fast-paced growth and contribution to the community was among the best and most fast-rising companies in the country. Nationwide is certain to keep achieving and leading their industry in the documents industry with their hard work and dedication to the task.

 

For more details, visit www.nwtc.com.

 

The M&A Advisors appreciates Madison Street Capital in its Annual Turnaround Awards

The M&A Advisor recently named the winners of its 11th edition of the Annual Turnaround Awards. Madison Street was recognized by the organization as the winner of the Restructuring Deal of the Year (Under $25M). M&A Advisors plans to hold a Black Tie Gala on March 23rd to offer the awards to the winners. The venue of the event will be at The Colony Hotel, which is based in Palm Beach, Florida.

 

The president and CEO of The M&A Advisor, David Fergusson, said that the organization has always been devoted to appreciating outstanding professionals, companies, turnabout transactions, and deal makers. The category that Madison Street Capital won had more than 300 competitors. According to Mr. Fergusson, the foundation is very pleased to give its leading distressed investing award to Madison Street Capital. The firm is presently recognized as 2016’s top enterprise in the distressed investing and reorganization. The category had many impressive and competitive candidates.

 

According to Charles Botchway, who is Madison Street Capital’s CEO, the firm is contented to be recognized as the victor of the restructuring deal of the year. He said that the company is served by distinguished experts who are highly committed and have excellent knowledge of the sector. The staff of the company strives to offer excellent services to customers across the globe.

 

The M&A Advisors plans to host its Award Gala as a feature of this year’s Distressed Investing Summit. The event will be attended by more than 200 leading industry professional who will be at the engaging summit that will be spearheaded by top Bloomberg media personnel and partisans in the restructuring sector. The organization plans to host the opening night reception at Mar-A-Lago Club while the awarding event, conference, and closing party will be at Colony Hotel.

 

Madison Street Capital is one of the most reliable multinational enterprises that have specialized in investment banking. The firm has devoted itself to offering services with leadership, excellence, and integrity. The primary services that it offers are the valuation of public and private enterprises, merger and acquisitions, and providing financial guidance to corporations. The services that the company offers are devoted to assisting the businesses to gain profits in the international markets. Madison Street Capital believes that emerging markets are a dependable element that can help its clients to grow globally. Madison Street Capital reputation has significantly developed due to its high standards and professionalism that it displays when offering services.

 

The M&A Advisor has been providing intelligence and insights on M&A activities since it was established in 1998. It has strived to develop a robust worldwide network of finance, turnabout, and M&A professionals. The organization appreciates the efforts of various experts in the industry and links them with high performers across world.

 

 

EOS or Chapstick? And the Winner Is…

Move over, Chapstick, EOS is here! Evolution of Smooth is a seven-year-old company that creates all-natural lip balms. The company offers their product in an orb-shaped container, with eight exciting flavors to soothe your lips. With only all-natural ingredients inside, EOS lip balms are exciting, fun, and here to stay. In fact, EOS lip balm now ranks as the second-best lip balm brand on the market today, surpassing Chapstick and Blistex, two brands that, at one time, had no competition.

EOS lip balm overshadowed Chapstick by providing something new and exciting for consumers who had limited options with the 100-year-old-brand. Chapstick stuck with the ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it,’ motto to the dismay of customers while EOS came in with a product that put a smile on their face and added joy to the day. EOS listened to what customers wanted, and provided a product that met their needs while maintaining a reasonable price. Each EOS orb costs only about $3, and is sold at various retailers and online on eBay or https://skincare-au.com/collections/eos.

But, EOS didn’t simply create a product and hide behind the scenes. The company is often in the spotlight, working to improve their products and provide a lip balm that never disappoints the consumer. It isn’t shocking that EOS surpassed Chapstick. Greatness isn’t hard to spot.

For more product info, visit the EOS Facebook page.