Entrepreneur of the year holds position on the Mirna Therapeutics Board of Directors

Mirna Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company working to develop a broad pipeline of leading microRNA-based cancer therapies. They are the first group to show that microRNA’s, small non-coding RNA molecules that function in RNA silencing and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression, can be utilized as a replacement therapy for cancer. In the midst of the exciting research and discoveries underway at Mirna Therapeutics, Clay Siegall was appointed to Board of Directors in early 2013. Dr. Siegall announced, “MicroRNA-based therapeutics are an exciting area of cancer research, and Mirna is well-positioned with a strong pipeline of product candidates”. The company’s primary position as pioneers of the field of microRNA’s as therapeutics is what attracted Dr. Clay Siegall to join.

Having a strong research background himself, Dr. Siegall is the co-founder of Seattle Genetics, a biotechnology company focused on developing antibody-based therapeutics for cancer treatment. He is currently the company’s President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board. Seattle Genetics has had success in the development of ADCETRIS, it’s first commercial product, a drug indicated for the treatment of patients with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Since 1998, Seattle Genetics has entered into a slew of strategic licenses for it’s antibody therapeutic technologies.

Prior to co-founding Seattle Genetics, Dr. Siegall obtained a Bachelors of Science in Zoology from the University of Maryland and a PhD in Genetics from The George Washington University. He has received many awards and honors, including the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst & Young of the Pacific Northwest, and the 2013 Alumnus of the Year for Computer, Math, and Natural Sciences from the University of Maryland.

Sources:

Clay Siegall Leads Seattle Genetics Toward a Cure for Cancer

 

http://www.mirnatherapeutics.com/pdfs/releases/2013%200130%20Mirna%20Siegall%20BOD.pdf

JustFab Teasing Fans With Possible IPO as Other Fashion Start-Ups Falter

Fashion via e-commerce is the wave of the future or at least appears to be exploding in that direction.

Lately, there are so many subscription-based online companies trying to sell the latest trends in styles and accessories, but it’s a cut-throat arena. Only the fittest survive, and it looks like JustFab is holding its own very nicely with 4 million subscribers.

In a piece in the LATimes, JustFab admitted going through some hits and misses as far as its membership program goes, but those kinks have since been ironed out.

In fact, this year alone, JustFab is sitting pretty, expected to pull in revenue of $650 million, up from $505 million last year. One of the founders, Adam Goldenberg, suggested the company is becoming an adult and that a corporate name change is coming soon. Learn more about White Shark Media Complaints: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JustFab

Goldenberg also hinted that JustFab’s success could lead soon to an IPO or initial public offering. That’s unusual for a subscription online retailer to accomplish, but then again, JustFab has shown it can play among the big designers out there.

JustFab was co-founded by Mr. Goldenberg and his business partner Don Ressler. The pair have been recognized as branding experts and have quite an impressive resume of businesses they helped develop and flourish.

Just Fab works on the concept of an in-house design team headquartered in Los Angeles where each item is sketched and produced there. Beautiful shoes, handbags, tops, dresses, pants, jewelry and accessories are brought to VIP members at excellent savings and value. JustFab pieces are categorized into 5 styles- Trendsetter, Femme Nouveau, Bombshell, Modern Classic and Girl Next Door.

Celebrities love JustFab, too and are often photographed wearing the brand on and off the red carpet. Christina Milian loves their pumps, Ellie Kemper adores their clutches and Lindsay Lohan digs their booties.

JustFab also has subscription retail offshoots in Fabletics with Kate Hudson, FabKids and FL2 with Oliver Hudson. Those stores also feature VIP memberships with discounts and other perks each month.

C-Suite Book Club Adds Online Reputation Managment Book to It’s List

Today, as more an more consumers turn to the internet for advice from sites like Google, Yelp, Yahoo, and Angie’s list, to name just a few of the hundreds of sites where consumers can post reviews of places and experiences, online reputation management is the key to running a successful business and retaining customers.
C-Suite Book Club, a list of must read books for c-suite leaders, celebrities and business executives recognized this fact when they named a new online reputation management book to their list. The C-Suite Book Club features selections from some of the worlds top authors and businesss minds. The selections on the list are intended to enhance the readers professional and personal lives, so that they can perform better in the boardroom.

How to Protect or Destroy Your Reputation Online by John P. David, is written as the ultimate guide to protect you and your business from attacks online that can damage your reputation. In the book, David outlines a number of strategies that can help you protect your self from a negative attack online, and details a clear concise plan on how to defend yourself from negative attacks. The book even discusses how to remove negative reviews, if necessary.

How to Protect or Destroy Your Reputation Online also gives an inside view of the various websites that consumers use to build or destroy your online reputation. Among the sites covered are Yelp, Travel Advisor, and Angie’s List. This new book features up to date information, and is set to be released in October of 2016. The author, John P. David is a public relations expert and marketing consultant. He has over 25 years of experience in the business of managing reputations both on and offline, and has the insight and experience to share this much needed knowledge with the public.

In addition to discussing negative reviews and how to protect your reputation online, the book gives an insiders view into the sometimes covert world of professional online reputation management firms. This book is a must read for anyone who is considering hiring an online management firm, or thinks they might benefit from one.

 

 

Marketing Executive Nizan Guanes

One of the most notable marketing entrepreneurs is Brazilian marketing professional Nizan Guanes. He is currently the chairman of Grupo ABC. This company stands for Advertising Branding Content and is therefore among the top 20 advertising companies in the world. What helped Nizan become a successful entrepreneur is his frequent exploration of international markets. When visiting other countries he would find out bout the most effective marketing methods and then integrate them into his firm. As a result his company emerged as one of most dependable advertising companies in Brazil in terms of helping other businesses more effectively market themselves.

When Nizan Guanes started his career he was a copywriter. At this position he would write content related to marketing. Although he was successful at this career he wanted to achieve more. Therefore his next step was to found and start up his own company. Since Brazil was looking to capitalize on the emerging demand for internet service, Guanes invested in the one of the first internet service providers in Brazil. Nizan was able to build it into one of the top internet providers in the nation and eventually sold it. After this success he would go on to start up a couple other companies and sell them as well. However Grupo ABC is the one company he decided not to sell and as a result he currently operates it.

Now that Nizan is currently running the company Grupo ABC, he is now looking to grow it and make it an even better company than it was before. Since Brazil is emerging into a more prosperous nation due to the growing middle class, Guanes sees a golden opportunity to capitalize on the demand for marketing services. By helping companies with effective marketing services, Nizan looks to help a number of companies increase their earnings as well as inform the public about the latest products and services in the fashion industry and in sports. As a result Nizan hopes to establish his company as among the top 10 marketing firms in the world within the next decade.

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/goodwill-ambassadors/nizan-guanaes/

She broke the glass ceiling twice! Malini Saba – Investor and Philanthropist

Malini Saba admirably fulfills my definition of a role model. I associate her with the mantra from Mark Twain – “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence,” and she has most certainly followed it throughout her life.
First, as a successful Silicon Valley venture capitalist, she invested in at least 20 technology companies during the 1990s, and was among the earliest of the women who broke through the proverbial glass ceiling, demonstrating that investment and business skills are gender neutral. Ms. Saba is the Chairman of Saban, a company with worldwide investments in such varied sectors as technology, oil, gas, real estate and agricultural products. The company’s business interests range from the US to China, Australia and India.

Malini recognized her lack of specialized knowledge in the field in which she was interested and pursued her educational goals by taking advantage of the tuition-free classes available to the spouses of students at Stanford University. She also took the unusual step of attending functions where she could interact with investment bankers and used her discussions with them and the advice gained from them as learning opportunities. Gaining confidence along the way she attempted to join investment companies, without success. Unfazed, she then started her own company, refusing to abandon her dreams. This attitude served her well. Her various recipes for success are captured by her approaches to business. She is not afraid to take risks, has always “taken the bull by the horns”, never allows herself to be bullied or stopped doing what she believed in. She has fought, and won, against corrupt businesses practices but believes overall that after failures you need to “brush off and carry on”, since this differentiates success from failure. As a woman, Malini also believes that she has had to fight harder to achieve her successes.

This amazing woman’s associated passion is philanthropy, starting a non-profit movement called Stree: Global Investments in Women, backed by then President Bill Clinton and Queen Noor of Jordan. This movement is dedicated to empowering women in India, Africa, Central America and Eastern Europe while assisting in the provision of improved access to healthcare. Donations have also been made to start a Heart Research Center and assistance was provided for victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami.
Malini I salute you!

Businessman Brian Bonar Earns Highest Privilege For The Financial World

On the 21st of June in the year of 2010, businessman Brian Bonar was named as Cambridge Who’s Who Executive in Finance of that year in the city of San Diego in the state of California.

This is quite an amazing award to win, as only two male and two female candidates are named each year, making it quite an honor to be considered for this special award. Learn more about Brian Bonar: http://www.whitepages.com/name/Brian-Bonar

The committee chooses nominees on their achievements in their fields of expertise, their success when they attended an educational institution when achieving their degrees that allow them to work in the fields that they do, and their abilities to function as a leader for the corporations they found and run.

Brian Bonar: His History And Accomplishments

According to XERepublic, Brian Bonar is a successful businessman and even a really popular finance overseer. Bonar is the head of Trucept Inc. They provide financial solutions in the Human Resource Management field.

Brian Bonar received his Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Technical Engineering from James Watt Technical College and later on he went back to school and got his Master’s Degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in the city of Stanford in the state of California, his home state.

His Work History

Brian Bonar has worked for a variety of corporations in the technology field and even in the finance world. He has worked for International Business Machines, or IBM, for short. There, he worked as the primary contact between different companies and IBM.

As a procurement manager, as his job was formerly known as, was to view potential clients that would want to do a transaction for their business, where it be with IBM’s computers or even their repairing services for rundown machines.

After he moved on from IBM, he worked at Quality Management Systems, or QMS as they were also known as. There, he was the director for the engineering department.

He successfully oversaw over 100 people, his intelligence showing through as he was able to excel at this corporation. After working at another corporation for a few more years, he started up his own business that he named Bezier Systems.

His Career Approaches

Brian Bonar is known as one of those people that adds a unique character to the work space. He takes a personal approach to every problem he comes across and solves these problems accordingly in a creative way that many people believe is very memorable.

He combines his mechanical expertise and his personal mission to achieve what it is that his customers are seeking for their mechanical goals. He has over 35 years of experience and has helped a lot of people in the fields of Mechanical Engineering and Finances, and will continue for many years to come.