The enigma that is Thor Havlorssen

Not many people will think of the word average when they hear about a person that stays up late at night flooding other people’s mailboxes like hurricane or sending encrypted Wickr messages. This 39 year old is the founder and CEO at the New York based human rights foundations. The foundation was launched in 2005.

Mr Thor, who is part Norwegian and part Venezuelan, speaks American English without any hint of an accent. He comes from generations of leaders. For instance, his paternal grandfather Oystein was the Norwegian King Consul in Venezuela during the Second World War. His mother on the other hand is a direct descendant of the First President of Venezuela. She is also said to be related to the man that liberated the Latin Americans from Spain, Simon Bolivar. Thor does not believe that human rights are an issue to be tabled at a discussion; he believes that they should be the basis on which all other discussions will be based.

He does not just like fighting for the rights of people because he read some literature about it; his own father was a victim of human rights violations. He was working as a Venezuelan drug Czar when he exposed the government of corruption and was made to rot in a Caracas prison. On the other hand, his mother was shot during a demonstration against Hugo Chavez.

These events haven’t made Thor sad or bitter towards the human race, as a matter of fact, he always declares that he loves people. He states that the people he loves most are dissidents, fighters of others’ rights, troublemakers and defectors. He has also received his own fair share of mistreatment from was beaten black and blue after an interview went sour in Vietnam. Things were so bad that his cameraman had to hide a video card in his rectum in order to escape and share footage of what happened in there.

He refuses to be called conservative and states that he does not even care about a person’s political inclinations as long as they are on the same mission. He has a staff of 12 from around the world, reporting on issues regarding violations of human rights. His course has gained enough recognition to get the support of PayPal’s Co-founder Peter Thiel and Google’s Sergey Brin.

Facebook: Facebook.com/thorhalvorssen/

Troy McQuagge and His Leadership in USHEALTH Group Inc.

Troy McQuagge, CEO of USHEALTH Group, was named the Chief Executive Officer of the year in the prestigious One Planet Awards. The One Planet Awards is a global awards program that recognizes and honors professional and business excellence across all industries in the world. Before the awards, nominations are received from all types of businesses ranging from start-ups, non-profit organizations to public and private companies. These awards are conferred in groupings within sections such as new products and services, teams, executives, marketing, organizations, PR and corporate organizations across the world.

In 2010, Mr. Troy began working in USHEALTH, an insurance holding company based in Texas. The company centers on the provision of creative health coverage for small business owners and self-employed persons. When Troy joined USHEALTH Group, he rebuilt the company’s captive distribution agency, USHEALTH Advisors. He was later elected president and CEO of the company in 2014. Under his leadership, USHEALTH Group has had exceptional profitability, growth, and success in the individual health insurance sector that is highly competitive. USHEALTH aims at combining its employees’ and agents’ talents to offer profitable and competitive insurance products as they provide better customer service.

McQuagge felt honored to be named the Gold winner of One Planet Awards and stated that the award belonged to all members of USHEALTH. He also said that winning the award was a proof of the company’s commitment to solving health care affordability problem by providing inventive health coverage to customers and contact him.

Troy’s early career began in health insurance sales before joining Allstate Insurance in 1983. Later in 1995, Troy joined UICI/Health Market. Troy graduated from the University of Central Florida and had more than 30 years of sales job experience.

Other awards that Tory McQuagge has won include CEO World Awards where he was honored as the most innovative CEO of the year 2016. During his leadership, USHEALTH has received Gold Stevie Award for ‘Company of the Year’ and Company of the Year, Accounting, Banking, Financial &Insurance by the Golden Bridge Awards. These awards come as a result of his innovative marketing tools and exceptional leadership that incorporates teamwork and Tory on Twitter.

Eric Lefkofsky: The Entrepreneur with Heart

Eric Paul Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur who is of Jewish descent and was born (in 1969) and raised in Southfield, Michigan to a teacher mother and engineer father. After Eric Paul Lefkofsky graduated from high school in 1987, he attended both the University of Michigan and, later, University of Michigan Law School where he received his Juris Doctor. In college, Lefkofsky and friend, Brad Keywell, purchased a clothing company in Madison, Wisconsin with money borrowed from relatives. He and Keywell started an internet company by the name of Starbelly in 1999, which was successful and sold to Halo Industries just a year later.

Eric of twitter, Providing print procurement services for small to mid-size companies, Innerworkings is a company that Lefkofsky founded after the sale of Starbelly. Due to the success of Inner workings, Lefkofsky was able to indulge his longtime passion for teaching which he may have gotten from his mother, a school teacher in the Michigan area. He began his teaching career in Chicago at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He currently is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Lefkofsky and his wife, Elizabeth, formed the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006, which focuses on children and can boast of helping over 50 organizations so far. The foundation has four primary foci of assistance: education, human rights, medical and arts & culture. Among the many of the organizations assisted by this foundation are Planned Parenthood, The Success Project, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and The Aspen Institute.

In 2007, Lefkofsky and Keywell paired up again to found MediaBank, a technology company that provides buyers of advertising with buying, planning, and accounting and analysis software. Since then he has founded and helmed Groupon, Uptake, Mediaocean and just last year, Tempus. Tempus is a health-tech company that assists physicians in providing personalized care for cancer patients by offering genome sequencing services, and by analyzing molecular data so physicians can make real-time decisions that are driven by scientific data click here.

Lefkofsky loves his adopted city of Chicago and plans to continue to give back to the community that has been so good to him.

More visit: http://lefkofskyfoundation.com/

Maggie Gill’s Leadership Guides Memorial Health To Success

After receiving her undergraduate degree from Florida State University and her MBA from Saint Leo University, Maggie Gill began her healthcare career as Chief Financial Officer of the Tenet South Florida Health system. During her time there she worked at the Coral Gables Hospital, the North Shore Medical Center, and the Palmetto General Hospital. She also received the Tenet Outstanding CFO award on three separate occasions.

 

 

In 2004, Maggie Gill joined the Memorial University Medical Center as its Vice President of finance and managed care. The following year she became their Chief Operating Officer. Maggie showed her leadership capabilities and her passion for care, becoming the President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Health in 2011.

 

 

As President and CEO, Maggie lends her leadership to the company’s executives and is charge of physician leaders, government relations, physician relations, orthopedic and neuroscience programs, perioperative services, financial assistance, facilities management, trauma services, corporate communications, and the Heart & Vascular Institute.

 

 

In November of 2016, Maggie was featured on the Becker’s Hospital Review list of 135 “Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know” for her leadership. She was also listed on the Becker’s Hospital Review list of “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” in December of the same year. These annual lists include some of the country’s largest and most successful healthcare organizations.

 

 

Since her time with Memorial Health, she has led many initiatives that include the creation of new physician-led Centers for Excellence, construction of new facilities, and the expansion of many clinical services. She began a financial turnaround for the organization that resulted in an annual cost-savings of $30 million.

 

 

Maggie Gill has been appointed to the Georgia Rural Health Stabilization Committee and is a member of the American Hospital Association Governing Council. She sits on the State Medicaid Subcommittee on Medicaid Expansion, the Board of Trustees of Mercer University, and the Georgia Hospital Association Board of Trustees.

Marc Sparks: Lending A Helping Hand

According to an online article on PRNewsire.com, Timber Creek Capital, LP, has moved its offices. Marc Sparks is the founder and CEO of the company. It had been in its original location for over ten years, says the article.

He wanted the company to be in the best place to help startup business. Sparks has founded many businesses and has been instrumental in helping other entrepreneurs succeed in their businesses, the article says.

In a quote, Sparks explains that entrepreneurs need to build a business model and get resources in order to be successful. Now that Timber Creek Capital has redesigned its offices, Sparks says that they can host three other start-up companies to incubate.

Sparks opines that work environment makes up at least 25% in the recipe for success.

He points out that people are more apt to be successful if they are in a nice building rather than a run-down one in a bad neighborhood. Sparks advises entrepreneurs not to cut corners when it comes to where their offices will be.

In his experience with starting many successful companies, says the article, a certain flow is required to optimize working. He outlines many of his entrepreneurial experience in his book, “They Can’t Eat You”. He includes his many successes and some of his failures in the business world, the article states.

All of his experiences came to the culmination of Timber Creek Capital, LP. Sparks has over 30 years of experience in launching successful businesses.

According to Sparks, he mentors a few new companies at a time. Some of the things he teaches are marketing, capital, banking, and other business aspects. New entrepreneurs will have the tools they need when they are collaborating with Timber Creek, says the article.

Spark says that he has the experience and understanding to help other entrepreneurs. He says that there are many challenges that they have to face. Sparks wants to use his experience to help new entrepreneurs succeed, the article says.

All of the qualities that Sparks brings to the table as a mentor are something his team calls “spark speed”. Sparks explains that he has seen many levels of failure and success in the entrepreneurial journey.

Marc Sparks founded Timber Creek, LP, and its owner and CEO. He has written a book called “They Can’t Eat You”. It is part autobiographical and outlines his experience as an entrepreneur. He writes to help others to turn their ideas into successful businesses.

He is also known for his many philanthropical works. For several years, Sparks has partnered with habitat for Humanity to construct affordable homes for families.

He also has a charity called Sparkey’s Kids. With this non-profit, Sparks has donated 1,000 laptops to needy children with American Can! Academy. For nearly 30 years, he has worked with The Samaritan Inn. It is a homeless shelter in Texas that can house 160 homeless people a night.