Business Leaders, Business World

Lake Tahoe’s north shores community has seen better days. First, a drought took a heavy toll on local businesses and resorts that depend on visitation dollars. Then an incorporation battle threatened to change the area’s civic and business climate.
Squaw Valley Resort CEO Andy Wirth says he is relieved that both problems have been resolved.

“Our community has had a rough go over the last few years,” said Wirth. “First the weather then the incorporation effort. I wasn’t sure if we would survive it.”

With the help of El Nino, early storms are hitting the area and producing massive amounts of snow. This pleasant surprised led to area resorts opening well before the ski season.

Backers of the Olympic Valley incorporation (Learn more: effort formally withdrew this past week.

Wirth says the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent to fight the incorporation effort was money well spent. Had the effort passed, the local area would have experienced higher taxes and decreased services.

Wirth says regardless of how they tried to spin it, it would have been disastrous for the community.

Backers answered Wirth’s allegations by stating that the efforts to stop incorporation seemed to be more personal than business. California’s Local Agency Frmation Commission agreed with Wirth and pumped the breaks on the effort.

Wirth says despite the division, the one thing they all have in common is the love for the area.

Wirth has been a mainstay in the community since he was installed as CEO in 2010. Since that time, he has transformed Squaw Valley Resort into one of the best in the U.S., if not the world.

He has over 25 years in the resort industry, having worked for Steamboat Springs Resort for several years. Wirth says he was determined to address all of the issues put forth by visitors over the last few years. He started with a complete overhaul of the ski area and infrastructure. The latest plans call for a gondola to connect Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.

In an effort to enhance airport travel, the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board recently made Wirth a member. “His extensive experience within the resort industry and international airline experience makes him the obvious choice for the position,” said a board member.

Business Leaders, Business World

Thor Halvorssen is a Caracas-born American citizen. He speaks fluent American English despite being a half cast of Norway and Venezuela. His father brought him up in Caracas. His father was arrested, beaten and tortured before being taken a political prisoner in Venezuela. He was working as a governed agent in drugs cartels investigations. Police force got the warrant for his arrest after he exposed corruption in the system. Thor’s mother was shot dead in a political strike. The anti-riot police fired without being ordered to shoot to kill making Thor begin his fight for freedom. In 2014, Thor’s first-hand cousin was arrested and held captive as a Political prisoner.

Thor was a film producer and also an advocate for human rights. He studied Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His family greatly influenced his spirit and fought for liberation. For instance, Thor’s grandfather fought against Germany during the Second World War. He began fighting for the liberation of South Afrikaans Liberation. He strongly opposed The Apartheid regime.

According to Forbes, Thor initiated the Human Rights Foundation in 2005 following his mother’s death during the Anti-Hugo Chávez protest in 2004. Since its founding, it has managed to liberate seven people imprisoned due to political reasons. HRF also fights for democracy and equality in the Latin Americans. Thor serves as a Patron in the Children Peace Movement. Halvorssen also founded the Oslo Freedom Forum. Currently, he serves as its Chief Executive Officer.

Thor made it public that the only way to end poverty is the creation of more wealth, not redistributing the available wealth. Many countries have tried practicing Democratic socialism, but it fails terribly like in Venezuela. Researchers have sought to define it using many ways, but its concept remains the same. Democratic socialism only works when the rule of law is applied.

When leaders fail, the public’s resources are stolen leading to a national economic crisis. It once happened in Venezuela where the government controlled and set prices for goods. This scenario later resulted in a humanitarian crisis. Thor does not agree with socialists who violate human rights by promising to end poverty then later stealing funds from them.

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Business World, Investing, philanthropist

The recent death of Stephen Murray has shook a lot of people to their core. This is someone that was highly respected, loved, and valued in his line of work. His occupation was that a private equity investor and philanthropist. He knew how to invest, when to invest, and the proper steps to take.

That is why he was so successful for so many years and why his death is such a tragedy. However, he may be gone, but as they say, he is certainly not forgotten. His legacy and what he accomplished will live on forever. The positive impact he made will not go unnoticed, unappreciated, or undervalued.

I mentioned that he was a philanthropist. So many people give back because it looks good or it makes them feel good as sort of a pat on the back. That was most certainly not the case with Stephen Murray. He gave back because he knew in his heart of hearts that it was the right thing to do.  Read more: Stephen Murray, The Great Investor and Deal Maker for CCMP Capital

He always did right by his investors and he always did right when it came to giving back. He knew that with great wealth came great responsibility. He was not a materialistic man looking to buy fancy things. It was just the opposite. He was looking for ways to help out others and make their lives a little easier.

In my view, that is the true measure of a man and that is why I say there is only one Stephen Murray. We don’t want to admit it, but we would be lying to ourselves if we didn’t face facts: we live in a cynical world these days. Read more: Ex-CCMP Capital CEO Steve Murray passes away

Stephen Murray had a kind heart, was generous, and an incredibly smart man. What he accomplished as the the former President and chief executive officer of CCMP Capital was second to none. He has left the company in good hands for the present and for the future.

While he is gone, he would not want us to mourn his death or sit around being sad. He would want us to remember his vision and his goals and carry on his legacy. That is one thing you can never take away from a man along with his reputation. That will forever stay with the people that were lucky enough to know him, work with him, and even get to call him a friend. Again, there was only one Stephen Murray.

Business Leaders, Business World, World News

White Shark Media is a company based in Miami, Florida in the United States. Its services and operations are widespread making the company have offices beyond its borders; now in Central America and in Denmark. The industry where White Shark Media belongs is Marketing and Advertising.
White Shark Media Company is an amazing agency that proffers SEO, Adwords Management and Web Services to start- up business entities.

To these start- ups, they provide online marketing solutions using their novel search engine marketing strategies that see to it that the start- ups develop and grow into bigger entities. They eye particular fields where their clients fetch real good cash, providing Product Listing Advertisements in virtually all their management plans. This is where their focus totally lies- on customer satisfaction. In my own opinion, this is something that is surely plausible.

Its founding was met by approbation by Google which offered them a full premier link to the Google Adwords Premier SMB Partnership and for a long time now, they have teamed up. They also formed an alliance with the marvellous Bing Ads Authorised Reseller.

White Shark Media works with a formula. This formula ensures proper tracking of the marketing efforts of all their clients. Their Facebook page has it tha White Shark Media’s top- notch priority is securing their customers success which is after all vivid as clients obtain quick reports from the company and at all times experience fast responses to telephone or mobile phone calls and sent emails, transparency, cheap costs, flat free marketing solutions and no involvement of contracts.

The company is at all times accountable to their clients. This is made possible by the keyword- level call tracking, by the proprietary reporting software and by Google Analytics. All this adds up to ensuring that the clients are fully protected. Fully security in turn breeds trust and confidence on the part of the clients towards the White Shark Media Company, ensuring nothing but smooth operations between the two parties.

White Shark Media Company fully takes care of the shopping interests of its clients, regardless of where each client carries on their shopping. Even if it is taking place in their local markets, in Hispanic markets or even on Google – full report here: Well qualified and certified personnel are tasked with helping clients identify business ideas which when put into action can result in an enormous transformation, an invention of a great discourse whose capacity is really fascinating.

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Steve Murray, who is now deceased, is the prior CCMP Capital CEO and big time investor found in shocking news from Fortune Magazine recently. Before his death, Murray had taken time off from work at his firm and a month before headlines across the nation sadly announced him dead. He had ongoing health issues, but no release has eluded as to what its nature was.

The investor was born in the United States on August 2, 1962. He attended Boston College where he studied and graduated with an economics degree that would pave the way for his competitive future and life in the investment field.

As an all-American citizen, Steve Murray’s story would eventually impact the world and inspire the formation of one large organization. It was him who helped established CCMP Capital for the name we recognize it as today. Kudos to Murray.

Chemical and Chase and JP Morgan Partner was identified as its own firm in 2006, but in 1984 was still under its primary organization, Morgan Partners at the time. Nevertheless, things have changed drastically as CCMP Capital manages growth capital in conjunction with leveraged buyouts and in excessive multi-million dollar campaigns.

Those holdings allowed the firm to become impressive in the private equity business, and it now operates daily transactions that are experienced by the planet at large.

With this firm, it’s not hard to envision an organization that retains $12 billion in assets. …which it currently does manage. They have employees working all across the world. But today, this current operation is overseen by none other than, Greg Brenneman, who lives up to the CCMP Capital reputation.

Greg Brenneman got his career established as the owner of Quiznos Sub and by running the Burger King Corporation. These career breakthroughs allow him absolute authority as chairman of CCMP Capital and tremendous respect in the world of investment. He first graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas before receiving his MBA from the Harvard Business School.

You can find his private equity investment firm located and headquartered on 245 Park Avenue, Ny., New York. The investment behemoth is registered today under limited liability partnership clauses now that it has officially “spun-out” from its parent organization we know today as JP Morgan Chase. The change occurred in 2006.

Here is where the firm began its reputation that garnered worldwide attention and a rank as one of the largest private equity funds around. The year 2007–only one year after the group was launched–saw the organization ranked at number 17 in the world among all investing equity firms.

It has a unified task force whose offices can be found in New York City, Hong Kong, London and even Tokyo.

CCMP Capital Built on Trust, Integrity, Teamwork, and Diversity by Stephen Murray, Founder
I am searching for a great New York-based private equity investment firm, but I had to think about what I wanted in this business. What do I look for and what do I expect.

The firm I came into contact with was one started by Stephen Murray. Mr. Murray, the former President, and CEO of CCMP Capital showed me an impressive background. A proven track record of accomplishment and experience that allowed me to trust this investment firm to do all they could for me.

Stephen Murray was a great philanthropist and private equity investor and sat at the helm of his company CCMP Capital. His educational background is one that I would expect. A degree in economics and a master’s degree in business administration earned him the credits to run this investment firm. All great CEO’s require a training program, working with the best in the finance field. Mr. Murray did his training through a program with the Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. During this training period, Mr. Murray saw and was part of many mergers, and transitions take place.

Mr. Murray is not all about business as he did recognize some worthwhile priorities such as supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County Boston College, Columbia Business School, and Stamford Museum.

Mr. Murray started CCMP Capital Advisors, a private equity firm, placing his focus on four sectors of industry.

1. Industry
2. Consumer Retail
3. Chemical and Energy
4. Healthcare

To accomplish this, Murray had to develop a team of experts having the knowledge and skill needed to offer the public an expert service. This team of over 40 people uses their knowledge and skill for the four focused groups of expertise. These extensive team of members combines their talents and expertise to specialize in buyouts and growth equity investments throughout Europe and North America in the four targeted industries mentioned.

Murray wanted to share his vision for the future of business by placing just the right values on the priorities he chose to set. He carefully worked with the management team, to continue his diligence to develop CCMP into what it has become today in the global marketplace.

CCMP’s financial targets, incentives, and objectives drive this company to its pinnacle of success due to frequent interaction and communication with the portfolio management. Team members keep in mind that integrity, diversity, teamwork, and partnership remain a critical part of this company’s success equation.

Because of the values this company was built on by Mr. Murray, his business has earned the trust and accomplishments of a private equity firm. Investors learned that CCMP proved to be astute in the management of corporate pension funds, endowments, foundations, fund to fund accounts sovereign wealth funds, and high net-worth investors. Trust also comes in the fact that its members invest a good share of their personal net worth alongside the growing investors of CCMP. The proof of success is in the well over 40 companies putting their trust in CCMP, which is divided amount the four target areas of industry mentioned earlier.

Because of this track record of accomplishment and the background held by this outstanding CEO, Mr. Stephen Murray, I decided to enter into a partnership with the other over 40 companies’ already realizing success.