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Doe Deere’s Favorite Fashion Rules To Break

Posted on 31 March, 2016  in Beauty Experts, CEO Profiles

Doe Deere is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Lime Crime cosmetics. Deere was born in Russia and raised in New York City. Doe Deere wants to show that cosmetics are a form of freedom and self expression. Deere decided to name her company Lime Crime based on a combination of Lime being Deere’s favorite color, and the fact that the style of eye shadows, lipsticks, and nail polishes that Deere makes should be illegal. Deere supports other female owned businesses and female entrepreneurship in general. Deere loves to pass on her knowledge to other aspiring female entrepreneurs.

Recently, Deere listed her favorite fashion and beauty rules to break. Deere likes to show other women that they can still look stylish while not following the conventional path when it comes to styling.

Deere’s first tip is not to mix too many colors together. Deere says that exotic color combinations make women excited, however it would make sense to go with something softer. Deere says the best thing to do is to pull off multiple shades in the ensemble, which will help everything color coordinate. Deere says that this should go for your hair and makeup.

Deere’s second tip is not to wear a bold eye with a bold lip. Deere likes to combine a smokey eye with nude lips. Deere also likes the combination of Red Velvet lip with Blue Milk eyeliner.

Deere doesn’t like the idea of mixing too many patterns. Deere is a fan of print on print looks. Deere likes to keep the pattern within the scheme or have them complimenting each other.

Deere says avoid using open toed shoes or heels. Deere feels that socks should reflect an expressive personality. Deere feels that socks and shoes are partners that should work well together. It is best to have fun picking the combinations.

Deere’s advice would be to avoid black or neutrals if you have naturally colored hair. Deere says to pay attention to the intensity of color. If your colors look nice together, then you can get creative with your hues.

Deere believes that a common myth is that occasion dressing is still important. Deere rarely saves outfits for special occasions. Deere believes that people should wear whatever makes them comfortable regardless of what the occasion is. Creativity and fashion is all about having fun.


Shaygan Kheradpir Returns To The Big Time With Coriant

Posted on 30 November, 2015  in Business Leaders, CEO Profiles

The optical systems vendor Coriant has recently announced the appointment of Shaygan Kheradpir as CEO in a bid to push the newly formed company towards a successful future. Coriant was created from a number of businesses and departments of Nokia, which was spun out of the communications giant in a bid to push forward the popularity of the company with Internet providers. The appointment of Kheradpir is seen as something of a coup for Coriant when the history of the new CEO is examined, largely because of the success he achieved at Verizon and Barclays in creating new products and lowering costs.

Shaygan Kheradpir first found business success as the head of research and development at GTE Labs and Verizon after the two companies merged. Kheradpir made a name for himself in the telecommunications industry for his innovations in the industry and for the stance he took on maintaining low costs. The new CEO of Coriant began his career by looking at the best ways of developing new products, which include creating small dedicated teams that were responsible for individual pieces of products that were given a 30 day deadline for breakthroughs to be made. The success of this strategy led to it becoming the industry standard for embarking on new technology research.

There is much more to Shaygan Kheradpir than simply his skills in research and development, but also include a large level of business acumen that has led him on a successful career. Kheradpir saw his career take him to Barclays, the international financial giant that was looking to develop its technology base in the early years of the 21st century. Many of the Online payment methods we all now take for granted were developed by Kheradpir as a board member at the financial corporation.

Coriant is looking to develop its own position within the Internet communications industry and is hoping Shaygan Kheradpir can lead them to a successful future with his wide range of skills in this area of business. The company has been working with Kheradpir for a number of months in a bid to conduct a strategic review of the business as a whole. The ability to develop products quickly and on budget is something that Coriant hopes Shaygan Kheradpir will be able to bring to its range of products within the business model he implements in the coming months and years.


The Rise and Rise of Shaygan Kheradpir

Posted on 13 October, 2015  in CEO Profiles

Since his departure from Juniper Networks, the business and technology fields have been watching to see what Shaygan Kheradpir would do next.

Well, he landed at Coriant where Kheradpir has been named Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Kheradpir was already familiar with the operations and senior management there when he was Operating Executive at Marlin Equity Partners. His deft handling of that company’s productions and strategic planning made Kheradpir a logical choice to grow Coriant in a competitive and dynamic end-user market.

Kheradpir has stated Coriant’s versatile and comprehensive “portfolio of packet optical and data networking solutions, world-class technology innovation, global reach, and expanding customer base of top tier network operators, as well as” [its] “cloud providers and large enterprises” are extremely attractive. “As market drivers intensify the imperative for an entirely new level of efficiency and innovation in network architectures, operations, and service creation, Coriant will enable our customers with cost-disruptive networking solutions optimized for the highest degree of automation, programmability, and service agility.”

Kheradpir began his career at GTE Laboratories. He worked on network routing, control and management before becoming Chief Information Officer. No more highly respected resource than The Wall Street Journal said he had earned his reputation “for delivering new products on schedule.” At the turn of the century, GTE merged with Bell Atlantic. Kheradpir was named president of the newly formed Verizon Communication’s e-business division. He would become Verizon’s first CIO/CTO. He was front and center as the company transformed into a multi-media products provider, marketing and marrying conventional networking with web-based software. This led to what are now standards such as carrier-grade voice over IPs and high-speed data, turning Verizon into a major player with $12 billion in assets and a market penetration of over 35 percent.

In 2011, Kheradpir became Chief Operating Officer of Global Retail & Business at Barclays. He was instrumental in the development of the Pingit mobile payments application and other products. He would eventually become the first technology executive to sit on Barclays’ executive team after earning the title of Chief Operations and Technology Officer.

Kheradpir has also served on the board of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and, from 2007 to 2010, was a member of the Advisory Board of the YMCA of Greater New York. He was born in London and raised in Iran. He moved to the United States and earned his Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate in electrical engineering with a focus on control systems from prestigious Cornell University.

At Coriant, Kheradpir succeeds Pat DiPietro, who is moving into the role of Vice Chairman and, ironically, taking over the role of Operating Partner at Marlin Equity. This transition is on the heels of DiPietro’s highly regarded counsel that guided Marlin Equity through new product introduction and integration.

With a history that includes overseeing the operations of 7,000 employees, it is expected Kheradpir’s new position at Coriant will include innovations and products that will again change the way we view business.


Griffin’s Rise to Success as CEO of Citadel

Posted on 29 September, 2015  in CEO Profiles

Ken Griffin, the self-made billionaire CEO of Citadel LLC, continues to lead the company down the path of financial success. Griffin has been listed on the Forbes 400 several times over the years which lists his net worth at $7 billion, placing 184 of the world’s richest billionaires. In 2014, Griffin rose from 203 to 189 on Forbes list of America’s richest. Griffin’s rise to success has made him one of the most influenceable people in the banking world.

Griffin began working with hedge funds from his Harvard dorm room with $265,000 he had gathered in funds from family and friends. His immediate success allowed him to create another hedge fund and he was soon managing over $1 million in assets. His innate financial genius and prudent business decisions allowed his investments to remain stable through the stock market crash of 1987.

This stability and exceptional return on his investments allowed Griffin to found Citadel in the 1990s. His initial $4 million investment grew exponentially, and today Citadel is worth around $24 billion. Griffin has recently expressed an interest in taking the company public in 2016. Taking a hedge fund firm public is not an easy task and comes with substantial risks, but Griffins superb ability to navigate through difficult financial times leaves Citadel in competent hands.

Griffin is also well-known philanthropist, having donated hundreds of millions of dollars to a variety of organizations over the years. He has donated to children’s hospitals, museums, libraries, and more. In just the past two years, Griffin made headlines for donating $150 million to his alma mater Harvard and $10 million to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. His donations do not go unappreciated; Harvard responded by naming the Financial Aid Office after him. His donation will have a direct impact on Harvard students, providing scholarships and making the elite college more affordable for many.

In his personal life, Griffin has three children and attends a Presbyterian Church in Chicago. He owns millions of dollars of real estate in Florida, Hawaii, Chicago, and New York. In September 2015 he spent $200 million on condos in New York, making a record for the most expensive personal real estate transaction. In politics, Griffin describes himself as a “Reagan Republican” and has donated to many political campaigns that support his beliefs in limited government. In addition to being involved in politics, Griffin is a devoted art collector. In 1999, he paid $60 million for Paul Cézanne’s Curtain, Jug and Fruit Bowl, currently on loan at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Griffin continues to be one of the most influenceable people in the world, especially with his involvement in finance, education, politics, and the arts.


What to Know About Shaygan Kheradpir

Posted on 27 September, 2015  in CEO Profiles

I am Shaygan Kheradpir a learned person, and my academic certificates are proof of this. I have a bachelors, masters and Ph.D. in electrical engineering. I was at Cornell University, and I majored in control systems. In my lifetime, I have used my knowledge to come up with mission-driven teams that can drive change that is quite important to investors, customers, employees and the community at large.

I have been able to do this by crossing through various industry segments in the whole world. By doing so, I have been capable of coming up with connections and innovations at the boundaries of traditional disciplines that have become a success. Recently, I was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Juniper Networks.

Juniper Networks is a leading company in the sector of networking in Silicon Valley. Before this appointment, I used to work for the Barclays group. I held the post of chief operations and technology officer. This global retail bank has its headquarters in London, and I joined it in 2011 as a chief operating officer for that region.

However, I advanced to become the chief operations and technology officer for the whole bank worldwide across investment, retail, corporate, business, wealth and cards banking. During my time, I became known for my major contribution when it comes to cultural change. These is what enabled the Barclays bank change along the lines of the industrialization procedures of the 21st century.

Some of these processes include front-to-back digitization using industrialized controls and product innovation that are essential to the lives of human beings. Some of these innovations include Pingit and Cloudit. I began my career at GTE Labs situated in Boston. I took up the responsibilities of network routing, management, and control.

After some time, I climbed the ladder of success and became the head of software systems lab. I put my all in this Lab to build a top-class organization, and my efforts were rewarded since the organization developed to become the country’s first national network management platform for GTE.

The platform integrated infrastructure, transmission and switching and it was known as TONICS (Telephone Operations Network Integrated Control System). GTE was now able to transform its network business into a highly effective and efficient consolidated network operations for the company using the systems innovations I came up with. I was later moved to Dallas where the headquarters of GTE are situated.


Bruce Levenson’s Impressive Accomplishments

Posted on 24 September, 2015  in CEO Profiles

Bruce Levenson is one of the most well respected American entrepreneurs in the United States. Not only does Mr. Levenson have a long lasting company name but is also an involved and dedicated philanthropist. Mr. Levenson, is mostly known through his involvement with the NBA. As a former co-owner of the NBA, Mr. Levenson had been constantly involved with all the matters concerning the NBA.

Mr. Levenson, before ever obtaining success, was born to a Jewish family in Washington D.C. Despite where he was born, Mr. Levenson was raised in Chevy Chase Maryland. His family’s Jewish roots encouraged Mr. Levenson to become more involved in the Jewish community, especially involving philanthropy.

After attending University, Mr. Levenson decided to form his own company. Mr. Levenson, with the help of his co-founder, Ed Peskowitz, founded the United Communications Group in 1977. The United Communications Group was founded in Mr. Levenson’s apartment. The entire company is based around informing the public of the oil industry. This included providing newsletters to the public.

Once the United Communications Group gained more headway, more and more newsletters were acquired by the company to inform the public of many current issues. These issues included healthcare, energy, the environment, mortgage banking, technology, telecommunications, and other industries. One of the most popular industries that they touched base on was creating a way for the public to see the differentiating gas prices.

One of the things that Mr. Levenson is mostly known for is the fact that he was a former NBA owner for the Atlanta Hawks. As a owner, Mr. Levenson played an important role in making decisions that involved his team. Mr. Levenson even served as a member on the NBA Board of Governors since 2004.

One of the most important roles that Mr. Levenson had for his team was to educate his team on the outside world. One of the ways he did this was by taking the Atlanta Hawks to places like the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. At the Holocaust Museum, Mr. Levenson wanted to educated his team on some of the horrors that the world has faced. This was a way of showing his team that greatness comes from making a difference in the world.

In addition to being a former NBA owner as well as the co-founded of the United Communications Group, Mr. Levenson is also on the Board of Directors at TechTarget. This company started out as a developing company under the United Communications Group.

In addition to business ventures, Mr. Levenson prides himself on being a dedicated philanthropist. One of his biggest contributions goes to an organization known as the I Have a Dream Foundation. This foundation has been formed for the purpose of helping children who come from low-income families. The goal of this foundation is to help the children receive a high education. In addition to this, Mr. Levenson is also an active volunteer at the Holocaust Museum in D.C. He believes that it is extremely important for people to keep in touch with their past.