Jacob Gottlieb Stays with his Company until the End

Jacob Gottlieb is leading his company, Visium, into their closing days.

He started the company after working his way up in the finance world. His original goal was to be a doctor. He graduated from NYU’s school of medicine but after his internship decided he had more of a passion for finance.

From there, Gottlieb went on to Sanford C. Bernstein and Company in 1998. He was their buyside analyst covering global healthcare. He continued this for a short time at Merlin Biomed Group as a healthcare portfolio manager. This was short lived and he found his strength at Balyasny Asset Management (BAM) where he became one of their top earners.

He decided to leave in 2005 with his team and start his own company, taking with him about three hundred million dollars in seed capital to start Visium. At its largest point, Visium was a eight billion dollar hedge fnud with one hundred and seventy employees.

In 2016, the company announced it would be winding down due to bond mis-marking. Since Gottlieb was not involved he was not charged with anything and was able to continue his position as Chief Investment Officer.

Other key players are making their way into the world in different ways. Joshua Brown is now a senior vice president at Paulson and Company, a nine billion dollar hedge fund best known for bets against the subprime mortgages before the financial crisis of 2008.

Steven Ku, former COO of Visium is now studying for his Masters in Theology at Princeton University while working as a minister at the NextGen church.

Ron Belldegrun founded a healthcare startup that focuses on building and investing in Consumer Health companies.

Neetu Dhaliwal was a six year veteran of Visium. After leaving the company he worked on the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016 and is now a healthcare investor according to his LinkedIn profile.


Surf Air brings private air travel to wider audience

One of the problems that people who experience true private luxury air travel for the first time encounter is a sudden realization of exactly how much better it really is. It’s easy to convince yourself that flying in a luxury cabin stocked with fine wine and foods while sitting in a leather easy chair isn’t all that much better than enduring the cramped, loud and unpalatable experience of flying cattle class, at least not enough to justify the price. But for those lucky few who get to live the enthralling perks of private air travel first hand, it’s like taking a hit of a euphoric and addictive drug.

Surf Air is the first airline that was founded to bring the immense luxuries and conveniences of private air travel to a far wider audience. Surf Air delivers jet-speed travel times while only costing a fraction of what traditional private air companies like NetJets charge. And for regional air travel, Surf Air can actually deliver far better travel times than many other private air operators.

So, what is it like traveling on your own aircraft whose sole mission is your journey? The first thing you’ll notice is the almost supernatural increase in speed and efficiency of everything from boarding to takeoff. Surf Air contracts with local transport companies to get you from your front door directly to the aircraft, which will be waiting on the tarmac fueled and ready to taxi. If going from your front door to the departure runway in less than 10 minutes sounds like something out of a wild dream, then you may find Surf Air to be like participating in a real-life fantasy world. When your cattle-class compatriots are still finagling with getting their luggage on the airport parking shuttle bus, you’ll be looking out the window at them from 400 feet above the airport. When they finally board their flight at the gate, you’ll be on the ski slopes or eating in a five-star restaurant.

Complaint Filed to Rick Scott – Courtesy of End Citizens United

End Citizens United serves as a committee consisting of political analysts and advocates. Their movements have observed various actions done by politicians for the sake of the citizens. This time, they filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission in order to file charges against Rick Scott. According to the filed complaint, Scott was allegedly using a “super PAC” in an illegal means to support his campaign for running as Senator. As of now, the coffers for Scott’s campaign is set at the $76 million mark.

The accusation of the End Citizens United against Scott includes the violation of the Anti-Coordination Law with the PAC of the New Republicans where Scott was the former chairman until he decided to run for Senator. This is where the super PAC decided to raise and spend as much money in order to support Scott in the upcoming elections.

Adam Bozzi, the communications director of the End Citizens United, states that Scott is more focused on running for politics than observing how the law acts. That’s why Bozzi concluded that Scott us using the super PAC in order to sneak money to bypass the guidelines for the election. Bozzi also added that this tactic lets Scott evade various laws such as disclosure of information and finance-related laws such as paying campaign bills.

However, Rick Scott denied all these allegations towards him. But there was evidence laid out by the ECU in the form of documents which shows and supports facts that Scott is in partnership with the super PAC. One notable proof stated by the ECU was that Scott was a chairman in the PAC during January 2018, as shown on the official website of the PAC. The ECU is also countering Rick Scott, despite being a Senate candidate as of now, as he is also an official who doesn’t favor the finance reform of campaigns. Thus, the ECU is determined to defeat Mr. Scott in the upcoming elections.

The ECU also wants to make sure that campaign contributions should be limited only in order to prevent any abuse of power and funds. This is an effort to change the rule of a 2010 Supreme Court decision wherein people can spend an unlimited amount of money to support campaign held by candidates. This unfair policy that lacked any transparency caused the ECU to be formed in 2015.

This 2018, the End Citizens United is in favor of those who are not using any dirty money for running campaigns. That’s why they are endorsing certain people who are also rooting for the campaign finance reform. Personalities for the Midterm Elections such as Beto O’Rourke and Elissa Slotkin are just some of ECU’s top picks for winning their respective seats in the office.

End Citizens United’s  Social Media: twitter.com/stopbigmoney?lang=en

A Healthy Living with Herbalife Nutrition

Jonathan dos Santos from Mexican National team but a midfielder of LA Galaxy midfielder has been signed up by the Nutrition Company known globally as Herbalife Nutrition for the MLS 2021season, as the partner in nutrition sports performance, a multi-year sponsorship that is exclusive. According to the chief executive officer of Herbalife Nutrition, Jonathan’s dedication to nutritional values for fitness of the body led to their appointment. Moreover, he is highly committed to the community in his work, therefore, making him a suitable individual for the offer. Jonathan dos Santos took the offer positively and as a challenge for him to maintain a healthy life through working with the experts in sports from the Herbalife Nutrition and ensuring proper hydration so as to be able to win in the sports.

The partnership of Jonathan dos Santos with Herbalife Nutrition will give him access to the company’s sports products such as the NSF Certified which helps in optimizing performance. His introduction to these products was through his membership to the LA Galaxy lounge of players where these products not only help him in rebuilding strength in the morning and after practice but also has produced a product known as Banana Sunrise which could be found on YouTube. Additionally, the sponsorship offers initiatives for community partnership, initiatives for marketing of the company and education for nutrition in sports.

Jonathan dos Santos is originally from Mexico but was fortunate to join the Barcelona Football Club academy together with his brother, and with his established skills he was able to join the first team of Barcelona. He was named as an established midfielder in the Spanish league. Later, he joined his brother in the LA Galaxy team where their talents have continued to grow.

On the other hand, the Herbalife Nutrition has been known to deal with producing nutritional products to people in the world ensuring that they provide them with good health that will keep them healthy for living. The company has been in the business for over three decades now, therefore ensuring that which they creating met the client’s need thus reflecting back on their success. Its products are high quality with scientific prove hence safe for human consumption. Furthermore, they have a distributor with the support of the community for an active lifestyle


The General Outlook Of Talos Energy Operations

Being focused on improving their exploration and general production of the most important sources of energy in the name of gases and oil, Talos Energy is making the unreachable recoverable. Their current strategy that’s guiding their operations is the exploration, acquisition, and exploitation of the regions at the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Coast using their expertise in every single operation.

It is only at Talos Energy where they strive to acquire those under-valued and consequently the under-exploited assets and transform them to be valuable again. They use their team of technical professionals to assess and analyze their assets before they effectively deploy their resources in their exploitation and drilling programs. They are also not ignorant of the geological trends that may be related to their assets thus they keep updating themselves.

Recently, Talos Energy provided various details that revolve around their strategy, operations, assets, and financial outlook and guidance for 2018 and the expectations in 2019. The company has great expectations of generating some cash flow on a pro forma basis after their debt service in 2018. The same expectation and strategy are to happen in 2019. The investment in their projects at Mexico assets and US will continue as usual.

Talos Energy aims to produce 49,000 -53,000 barrels every day so as to hit the production projected sales volume of 18-19.5 million barrels in 2018. They project the expenditure to range between $430 and $450 million. By September 2018, they aim to have completed drilling the well at Mt. Providence while Tornado #3 should produce their very first oil by 2019. The report was presented by the President and the CEO of the company, Mr. Timothy S. Duncan.

They also provided the financial guidance for 2018 in their website. While looking at the financial guidance keep in mind that Talos Energy is considered as Stone Energy acquirer for easier accounting purposes. Also look out for any other adjustments they have noted down to avoid confusion.

In 2019, they project to have their first oil from Boris #3, to continue with their Asset Management program, and to shut-in the Phoenix fields. The capital expenditure of 2019 is expected to remain the same as the one for 2018 while the appraisal for Zama fields will be their focus until its completion in 2020.

Talos Energy’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/talos.energy/

PSI-Pay has Offered a Reliable E-money Platform

With the advancement in technology, a lot has been achieved that has made people’s lives convenient in regards to transactions that involve money. To begin with, electronic money has brought an undisputable revolution in the world of business and individual sales. Electronic money refers to the storage of physical funds electronically, and it gets controlled by a relevant central bank depending on a country. For one to operate electronic money, they have to own an account majorly for that purpose, but the money as well gets connected to real currencies. The electronically stored money is used exclusively for transacting online which is the order of the day in today’s economy hence suitable. The PSI Pay is one institution that offers e-money services and has been permitted by the federal government to operate in that field. The institution was founded in the year 2007, and it has offered businesses payment solutions all over the world while being a member of MasterCard from 2009 and Visa member from 2017. With such financial affiliations, it has made it possible for most businesses to operate conveniently regardless of their location as all transactions are done online. The fact that PSI Pay makes it possible for businesses to run their programs with the sustenance of an FCA-regulated unit means that their needs are covered, and they do not have to worry about any further authorization.


The PSI Pay institution being an electronic money institution allows access to 44 currencies to its members across 173 countries through deposit and withdrawal of funds. In that case, it means that they cover a broad market and have bridged the gap that has existed with the demand that comes with online dealings. Having a trustworthy and reliable institution to deal with issues related to e-money is rare considering that swindlers are all over and that makes PSI Pay unique in its dealings hence preferable by many. The fact that the institution offers a digital online account called ecoPayz that is safe and private for the clients’ use means that they can transact securely without worries of their transactions being leaked. Issues of hacking as well have been taken care of by the institution and the members of the institution are assured of the security of their monies and online transactions as well. The PSI Pay institution has reaped big over the years of being in this business as there has been rapid growth with the demand for technological platforms in online transactions involving electronic money.

Bruno Fagali: Torchbearer for Change in Brazil

Bruno Fagali is leading a movement in Brazil against the corruption and ethical malpractices. As a rising lawyer, he is devoting his life to fighting the ill practices that plague the country. His aim to bring about a change in Brazil and it’s outlook while changing the perception of Brazil as far as corruption and ethics go is one that needs to be admired.

He got his Bachelors in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo in 2009 and soon after joined the same university to pursue a specialization in Administrative Law. He did not rest on his laurels as he pursued his Masters of Law from the University of Sao Paulo while working with Nova/SB as the Corporate Integrity manager. He graduated and earned his masters in 2017.

During the time he worked toward his masters, he started his own law firm – Fagali Advocacia. Fagali Advocacia has an experienced team handling various facets of legal issues for its clients, providing them with the high quality of service in streams such as Compliance, Public Law, Anti-Corruption Law, to name a few.

Bruno believes there’s a need to bring in compliance programs and corporate governance as part of the routine and not as an outside variable, he believes in the integration of the program within the routine and the different branches of the company like Human Resources, Internal Audit, Legal Department, Accounting Department, and so on.

Along with Lucas Aluisio Scatimburgo Pedroso as partner for Fagali Advocacia, Mr. Fagali aims to bring about a change in the way companies function, bringing in more ethics where it matters and to make sure they don’t simply see compliance laws as guidelines but incorporate them into the inner workings of the company to a point where it becomes a natural part of the firm.

However, even with many companies starting the change and becoming more compliant in 2017, Bruno believes that there are still some shrinking away from the responsibility. He notes that compliance needs to happen at a fundamental level first and then proceed to bring about a strong code of ethics and prevent further irregularities. With rising lawyers like Bruno taking the reigns, Brazil’s future look to be in safe hands.

For details: fagali.jusbrasil.com.br/

A look into the life and achievements of Brazilians Rally Driver Rodrigo Terpins

Rodrigo Terpins is a renowned high achiever in the Brazilian sports fraternity. Rodrigo is one of the most talented and skilled rally drivers. He has participated in several motorsport rallies all over Brazil and is famous for his involvement in the Sertoes Rally. His motorsport career is one of a kind because he spends most of his time doing something that he is passionate about. Check out 1000variedade.com





Rodrigo is a zealous rally driver who competes under the Bull Sertoes rally team. Rodrigo and his brother Michael founded by the Bull Sertoes team. The Terpins brothers are equally talented in the rally races and have won several races in the championships. According to Rodrigo, his sporting work needs discipline, experience, and patience.




Rodrigo Terpins was born into a family of sports veterans. His Father, Jack Terpins is the President of the Latin America Jewish Congress and the Maccabi Latin America Confederation. His father was a renowned basketball player. Rodrigo’s brother Michael Terpins is also a decorated race car driver in Brazil. They have participated together in more than five rally competitions. Rodrigo’s motorsport career was born and natured in his home country Brazil. He has spent all his childhood fixing vehicles and developed a passion for racing.




Rodrigo Terpins is a graduate of Saint Hilaire where he acquired skills in corporate governance and management. Rodrigo is now the senior director of T5 Partipacoes. He has helped to grow this company while still planning and taking part in the biggest rally competitions in Brazil. Before he joined T5 Participacoes, Rodrigo worked as the President of Lojas Marisa. Even though he held these executive positions, he endeavored to build a successful career on the racing tracks.




His passion and love for racing has enabled him to successfully maneuver rough terrains during the competitions and win numerous awards. His success is fueled by his hard work, passion for the job, and tremendous perseverance. In addition, he has succeeded because of the assistance from his partner and co-driver Fabricio Manchiana.




Rodrigo Terpins has thousands of fans that cheer him up during various rally competitions. He has won different rally competitions such as the T1 Prototypes. He is famous and respected in towns like Minas Gerais and Goias. It is without a doubt that Rodrigo is one of the Brazilian rally legends.



Milan Kordestani is Young, Accomplished and Challenging The Future Of Agriculture

The CEO and founder of Milan Farms, Milan Kordestani, is an accomplished equestrian, writer and currently just a college student. He started his passion of riding horses at just 10 years old and went on to start Milan Farms as a sophomore in high school. He graduated from high school in 2017. He is also a journalist for the Huffington Post. He currently attends college in the San Fransisco Bay Region of California.

A Natural

Milan Kordestani is known for competing in the Worlds Championship and winning the first leg of the triple crown in 2015. While he’s made a name for himself as an equestrian, that didn’t stop him from success in other areas of his young life.


Milan Kordestani writes for the Huffington Post in the areas of agriculture, mental health and politics. This is a great feat for a college student.

Milan Farms

Being at founder and CEO of a farming business is no easy job, but Milan Kordestani did it in high school. His one farm turned into three quickly. His Farms produce eggs, saffron, mint and raise poultry. He is dedicated to respecting traditions and introducing new techniques into raising the saffron he produces for the world. He also donates money from his egg sales to help save the world’s forests. Kordestani works hard to keep his processes and farms transparent to the consumer, so they know what they are buying and how it is grown. His farms work to grow herbs hydroponically, they test aquaponic systems and use drip irrigation practices. He is always trying to finetune the organic process.

Milan Kordestani is accomplished as an equestrian, journalist and CEO. His work in agriculture is something to watch, for others who want to grow items organically and consumers who like transparency in what they purchase.

OSI Group shining brightly under Sheldon Lavin’s leadership

Sheldon Lavin is the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group. OSI Group is a leading food provider in the international scene and is an umbrella company consisting of OSI International Foods, LLC and OSI Industries, LLC. It operates in 17 countries and has over 65 facilities. Sheldon Lavin is the man behind the great success of OSI Group, where he also serves as the President of OSI International Foods.

His education background is in the accounting and finance field hence he was able to run a financial consulting company. Lavin then joined OSI, then known as Otto & Sons, in the 1970s as an investment consultant before becoming a partner in 1975. In the early 1980s, he bought a 50% controlling interest and later obtained 100% control when the last partner retired over 13 years ago.

Since taking over the company, the sky has become the limit for OSI Group. Sheldon Lavin has driven the company’s growth and expansion to global heights through joint ventures and acquisitions in various countries and continents. Sheldon has also added the company’s product portfolio from being a meat supplier to additional products like fresh foods and poultry products. The most popular business moves have been Amick Farms’ purchase to increase its poultry operations, Baho Foods acquisition to expand services to Germany and Netherlands, and the purchase of Flagship Europe rebranded in 2018 as Creative Europe.

Sheldon’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, and OSI has received many awards for its efforts in managing the environment and health as well as observing safety. One such award is the 2016 Globe of Honor award by the British Safety Council which appreciated OSI for venturing international markets and creating many employment opportunities. Lavin also received the Global Visionary Award which recognizes those who are persistent and persevere to turn dreams into reality, and the Lifetime Achievement Award to applaud his dedication to service and the business community in Chicago. Apart from awards, Sheldon Lavin holds prestigious positions including being the Director and President of Sheba Foundation, Trustee for Ronald McDonald House Charities and Goodman Theater board member.

Besides being a shrewd businessman, Sheldon Lavin gives back to the society through his active charity work participation. The most notable charities include the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, Inner City Foundation of Chicago, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and many more philanthropic endeavors.

Read More: www.inc.com/profile/osi-group