Monthly Archives: April 2016

How Big Is The Athleisure Market?

The athleisure market is getting bigger every day, and it is coming to a head because now everyone wants to be in the athleisure market. There are so many designers and so many clothes that people can hardly keep up, but Fabletics is still at the head of the class. There was an article talking about how big the market was going to get, and it shows that athleisure is going to keep growing because not all the gaps have been filled in yet.

Wikipedia revealed that Athleisure sort of started when Kate Hudson started Fabletics, and it is continuing because everyone wants to get in on the act. There is a segment of the market for people who want to wear something simple, and there is a segment for people who want to put together some more complicated pieces. It just depends on what people want to do. There is a woman walking down the street who could have a totally put together look, and there is another that will have a gym outfit with a nice top or a hat.

The market is expanding as more people decide to spend their money on athleisure, and it is going to be taken over by all the people who think they can get their line in there. There are a lot of people with big ideas, but they are all getting in line behind following them on Pinterest. You can read more about it at JustFab.

That is the first line that got women to the gym easily, and it is the only one that was supposed to be completely simple. She made clothes that anyone would look good in, and it can be mixed and matched at the gym.

There are new clothes in athleisure that are going to look great because they are so simple, and they can be paired with workout clothes so they look easy. They will go to the gym, and then they will leave the gym to run some errands. Women can look amazing because they are in simple clothes that hug their bodies and make them feel feminine at the gym or out of the gym.

Behind the Unique Tale of Lime Crime’s Creator

Dubbed the ‘Queen of Unicorns’ across social media and founder of international make-up brand Lime Crime, Doe Deere is no stranger to all things colorful and uniquely personalized. Born and partially raised in Russia, she spent the latter part of her formative years in NYC; and while she initially set her sights on pursuing a career as a musician, her ambitious entrepreneur spirit was present from an early age. At 13, she recounts how she set up her own ‘temporary tattoo’ business in her home country and successfully convinced people to embrace her products.

Being a naturally creative personality, Deere also majored in fashion at FIT, apart from rocking out in a band in New York. She credits her career in music for teaching her about work ethic, marketing and customer appreciation, all values she was later able to apply to her Lime Crime business. It was also during her time spent in a band that she met her husband and the current president of Lime Crime, Mark.

Deere officially created Lime Crime make-up in 2008 after seeing that there were no cosmetic brands to her liking that catered to unique and bright-colored tastes. She was excited to find many other women who shared her same passion for unusual and extra-bright colors and so, reinforced by that, went ahead and launched the successful internet-based business.

Ultimately, Lime Crime is founded on the principle that every woman deserves to let her unique spirit soar and to set herself apart from the rest. To Deere, each of us each carry within ourselves a particular gift that we have the ability to bring to the table at any time. It is with this idea in mind that Lime Crime becomes more than just about covering imperfections and making women prettier; it’s about allowing women the liberty to express their innate individuality without fear of being themselves or judged. Lime Crime’s mega-success to date proves that Deere has indeed succeeded in creating a following of unique-minded individuals who live by the same principles she does.

Aside from wanting to bring out the inner-uniqueness in every woman, Deere is also a huge advocate for female entrepreneurship. She highly supports all efforts that give women the opportunity to express their freedom through self-made enterprise and success.

George Soros Says Refugee Crisis In Greece Could Get Worse

In a recent issue of NYC Daily, billionaire entrepreneur George Soros lays out his own plan on http://www.biography.com/people/george-soros-20926527 for how he would respond to the refugee crisis in Europe. As it stands today, thousands of refugees are living in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonia border. George Soros is critical of the EU-Turkey negotiations pointing out the flaws that are making the crisis even more difficult to bear.

George Soros points out that the negotiations are not European, as it was created by Turkey and imposed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Other problems include the policy is vastly underfunded, it imposes quotas requiring some refugees to live in places the don’t want and it forces refugees to stay in what is akin to a concentration camp with limited facilities.

George Soros says that although the deficiencies can be corrected, not everyone is on the same page. The European Commission has stated publicly that there should be an open debate to clarify matters and offer varying opinions on the matter. Soros believes that if something isn’t done quickly, a catastrophe could very well be in the making. A comprehensive plan will require at least $34 billion. Without action, the collapse of the Schengen international border system on http://www.marketwatch.com/story/george-soros-heres-my-plan-to-solve-the-asylum-chaos-2015-09-29 is a real threat.

George Soros is a billionaire entrepreneur and business magnate with an estimated worth of $25 billion. George Soros grew up in Nazi-occupied Hungary and survived the Battle of Budapest.

After moving to New York in 1956, he found employment at F.M. Meyer and Worthheim & Company. At the latter, he was able to save $500,000 of his own money. After a stint at Arnhold & Bleichroeder, Soros went into the hedge fund business for himself. He founded Soros Fund Management in 1970. By the 1980s, he had become one of the largest hedge fund corporations in the world.

Venezuelan “Artivist” Is Fighting Against Homophobia and Discrimination

Daniel Arzola, an “artivist” from Venezuela is using the power of art to fight forms of discrimination, including homophobia.
Arzola started the “I’m Not a Joke” campaign, which features a collection of 50 posters with a digital illustration and the campaign’s tagline. The campaign is known as “No soy tu chiste” in Spanish, and has appeared in several countries, including Venezuela, Brazil, the U.S. Russia, Uganda and Australia, as well as 24 other countries. The posters have been translated by expert David Osio into several languages as well, including Portuguese and English.

In an interview with the Washington Blade on April 14, Arzola said that the campaign is all about being different, and celebrating those differences. The interview was conducted at Amherst College, where an LGBT student group invited Arzola to be a guest speaker and Osio to do the translation.

Daniel Arzola is a native of Maracay, which is around 70 miles southwest of Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. He states that he was very shy as a child, and came out to his mother when he was just five years old. When his mother learned that Arzola was gay, she beat him, hoping that this would change his homosexual tendencies. Arzola shares that his mother, a teacher, is now accepting of him, and is his biggest fan. He credits his determination to stay true to himself, as well as his “I’m Not a Joke” campaign, for helping those close to him to be more open-minded.

Doe Deere Talks About Making Her Way In The Cosmetics World

Doe Deere has talked a lot about her upbringing and how she became one of the most influential CEOs in cosmetics. She makes her own Lime Crime line that is only sold online, and he is changing the way that women buy their makeup. She has had an interesting life, and she talked about what it meant to grow up the way she did.

She grew up in Russia, but she moved to America as a teenager where she lived in New York and Los Angeles. She has been in Los Angeles for a long time, and that is where she got started with an eBay store. Doe Deere just wanted to make makeup that she wanted to buy, but she did not think that her brand would take off. She thought that she would be able to sell some products, but all the women who bought from her wanted to have more bright colors.

She kept going with the brand, and then she realized that she had a real commodity on her hands. She started a real company, and she started producing the makeup in a factory. She is the CEO of the company, and she makes sure that people are given a chance to buy those cosmetics online at any time. She does not trouble herself with the makeup counters, and she teaches girls that they can be beautiful any way they want.

She is also doing a lot of mentoring for women and girls who want to learn how to start their own businesses. She wants to teach girls that they can do anything they want, and she is growing her business by making it more accessible to everyone. Doe Deere is a dreamer who started with a small loan making the cosmetics in her apartment, but now she is really doing something with a business that she thought would make some extra money every month.

The genius behind Lime Crime is that Doe Deere offers colors that no other company will sell. She is making the colors brighter every year, and she is making sure that every woman can afford to buy the colors that they really want.

Coriant Gets A Brand New CEO

Coriant got a brand new CEO in Shaygan Kheradpir, and they are asking him to show them the way into the retail market. Selling cell phone services and telecom devices at retail is a lot different than people trying to manage networks, but it is something that Coriant wants to try to do. They needed someone who was going to be able to show them how to compete in that market, and they found it when they hired Shaygan Kheradpir to run their company. They are a big conglomerate, but he has a way of making them into a retail empire.

Shaygan Kheradpir has an engineering education that no one can beat, and he is going to show the company how it can make its own phones or tablets if that is what they want to do. The company has to decide how much of their business they are going to dedicate to this process, but they will be able to use his expertise to get great results.

The company also wants to have someone at the helm that is going to be able to manage a large company that works in Telecom. Kheradpir worked at the top of Verizon after he started as an engineer, and he was one of the first people of his kind to do this kind of work. He wanted to branch out, and now he is working with Coriant to help them learn how to sell things to make sure that they can make the most money possible.

There are some other people who are going to want to buy cell phones or devices from companies like this, and Coriant needs to be in position because they are not the only company that is going to be able to do this.

Coriant can do anything it wants, but it has to have the right leader. Shaygan Kheradpir is going to lead the company to where it needs to go, and he will show them how to make the right decisions. There are other people who are going to compete on the market will not have the power of Coriant working with Shaygan Kheradpir.

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Steven P. Murray: Remembered Fondly By CCMP Capital

Stephen Murray CCMP Capital, or Steve as friends and relatives knew him, was a successful investor with a heart for philanthropy. Born in the 1960s, Murray went off to Boston College in 1984 to get a degree in economics for his bachelors. Murray then moved to Columbia Business School to get his masters in business administration. It was during his time in school that Murray also joined the credit analyst training program at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. When he graduated with his masters, Murray moved to the financial unit of Manufacturers Hanover and stayed with the company for the duration of his career.

Murray was dedicated to education and helping those who were in their final days. He was avidly involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Metro New York and he served on the board of both Boston College and Columbia business school. He was also a donor to the Stamford Museum and the Lower Fairfield County Food Bank.

CCMP is what Manufacturers Hanover Corporation eventually merged into and it is a global private equity firm was was run by Steven Murray until his passing. The firm works in chemicals and energy, health care, industrial and consumer and retail. Within consumer and retail, Stephen Murray CCMP Capital works with Volotea, Aramark, The Nowaco Group. Cabela’s, Shoes For Crews, Crosstown Traders and Quizno’s Sub, among others. Within the industrial sector, CCMP works with The Hillman Group, Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services, SITECO, Chromalox, SafetyKleen Europe and the Edwards Group. Within the chemicals and energy sector, CCMP has partnered with Vetco International, Bill Barrett Corporation, PQ Corporation, Chaparral Energy, Noble Environment Power and Eco Services. Within the Heath care sector, the firm works with Warner Chilcott, CareMore Medical Enterprises, National Surgical Care, LHP Hospital Group and MedQuest Associates.

CCMP has been mentioned in the NY Post news on a fairly regular basis. When the firm named Robert Toth as its new Managing Director, they made headlines. They were mentioned when they acquired Shoes For Crews. The equity firm was also mentioned when Stuart Jenkins was named Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Executive Officer and President of Shoes For Crews.

One of the aspects of CCMP that Steven Murray played a big role in was making sure that management was brought in from every company that they worked with. The changes and improvements that CCMP wanted to make to companies to make them more profitable, all needed to be agreed upon by the company’s management.