Ranking among top entrepreneurs calls for effort and dedication, something Don Ressler has achieved so well. Don Ressler’s dedication and the zeal to achieve his dreams are part of the drivers that pushed him to emerge a leader and become a successful entrepreneur. He runs several successful businesses that he founded and co-founded and he is regarded a great mentor for upcoming entrepreneurs.
Don Ressler built his career since more than 15 years ago and he seems to have an even better future due to the progress he has made so far. Don Ressler entered into entrepreneurship through the launch of FitnessHeaven.com, which dealt with fitness products through an online shopping system. The company ran for several years and it was the best idea he ever had because it allowed him to learn many things about entrepreneurship and running a business. It is through this company that he got the basics of online advertising and marketing his business to rank well in the competitive industry.
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In 2001, he made a decision that led to the sale of FitnessHeaven.com to Intermix Media. This transaction was meant to give him capital so he could pursue other better ideas. During the process, he was able to meet with Adam Goldenberg, whose ideas were inspiring and inclined towards great achievements. Their thinking was in sync, so they decided to venture into entrepreneurship as partners.
To start off, they founded Alena Media to work with online-based businesses by offering them marketing services. Alena Media was a great concept and its performance proved to improve into three years after inception. With increasing profit margins, the company gave them a reason to venture into bigger ideas and this pushed them to sell Alena Media in 2005.
After the company was sold, they started brainstorming to come up with a unique and strong idea. After many trials, they settled for Intelligent Beauty, an online-based beauty outlet. They founded the company in 2008 and it is today a profitable and stable business.
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JustFab is one of the biggest companies Don Ressler and Adam ever established. It became operational in 2010 and has continued to work on offering unique products through the online subscription system that allows members to access great deals. JustFab received $33 million initial funding in 2011 to facilitate the development of its infrastructure. Other funding received includes $76 million that was paid by Rho Ventures and others in 2012.
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Fernando is one of the few prominent individuals who started their career while in college. He began working as a volunteer at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Later, Raj worked his way up in different departments at Chicago board of trade from 1991 to 2001. He founded chopper trading in 2002. Under the governorship of Raj Fernando, Chopper Trading grew to employ more than 250 staff members and traded on various recognized firms such as CME, Nasdaq, LSE, ICE, Eurex Cantor Fitzgerald-espeed, and ICAP-Broketek.
Raj Fernando graduated from Beloit College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and history. He also attended the London University College.
Fernando made an enormous contribution to the work of the US Commodity Trading Future Commissions. He supports its mission of nurturing open, transparent, competitive and financially sound markets. In 2010, Fernando was appointed to speak as a panelist on the Commission’s discussion of disruptive trading behaviors. In 2015 Chopper Trading was sold to DRW Trading Group, another trading company that is based in Chicago. After selling his trading firm, Fernando launched an internet start-up known as Scoutahead. The company was designed to improve corporate and professional development and productivity with the help of secure and innovative communication system.
Raj Fernando takes part in several philanthropic activities in Chicago and the United States. He is a member of the Chicago Symphony board of trustees and serves on the PAWS Chicago board of directors. Raj is also a greater contributor to Clinton Foundation, Wounded Warriors and Big Brother Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. Raj Fernando is the owner and chief executive officer of Scoutahead.com; he is also the ex-founder of Chopper Trading Company. Mr. Raj is a professional in the international financial markets and technological innovation that is actively involved in foreign policy organization. He is currently working as a member of the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee at the Brookings Institute. Fernando also works at the American Security Project as a board member. The president of the American security project Mr. Stephen Cheney claimed that the expertise of Fernando in cyber security is a perfect asset to the national security of their nation.
Keith Man is a New York-based entrepreneur and the current Managing Director of Dynamic Search Partners. Keith Mann is one of the company’s founders. The business was founded in the year 2001, and its primary focus is to provide hedge funds and alternative investments to its customers. The company also deals with major equity firms by providing them with search services and alternative staffing needs. The Dynamic Search Partners has been growing daily to a point it has served over 2000 clients mandates since its inception in 2001.
The growth of Keith’s company has led to its expansion, and it has started offering more services other than just providing staffing investments positions. Dynamic Search Services has grown to become one of the biggest database service provider of in the country. Under the leadership of Keith Mann, the company’s performance has been rising every day.
Keith Mann was born and brought up in Rochdale in the Greater Manchester area. Keith has been in the field of activism and protection of animals rights since 1982. In one of his books, ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ Keith explains his love for animals and how he first saved a rabbit from a hatch he passed by daily. He freed the rabbit after warning its owner its situation and he failed to act. Keith has been involved in several campaigns on animal rights.
Keith has also worked in the executive search industry for the last 15 years, and he has a great experience in the field. For the 15 years, Keith has been in the executive search industry; he has been able to launch Alternative Investment Practice in the year 2002. This made him discover that the hedge fund was one of the most rapidly growing markets, which were underserved by the search community.
In 2006, Keith extended offering the Alternative Investment practice to private equity firms, and it was a success. In 2009, Keith launched Dynamic Search Partners where he serves as the CEO of the company till date. Keith has been a successful entrepreneur who works on assisting people to hire investment and marketing strategies for their businesses.