July 31

Education Philanthropist Betsy DeVos

It is no simple task to reform the education system that is implemented in current times, mainly due to the fact that the schools are run by the government. If the schools were privately owned with competition with other privately owned schools then basic economics would improve the school system. When parents and students have more choice in schools then this will ensure that the education being provided will be more honed for the student’s individual needs rather than a generalized method of teaching. Also, with teacher unions making it nearly impossible to fire teachers who are under-performing, the quality of education being provided is not the primary incentive for teachers to ensure they are doing their job at the utmost capability.Betsy DeVos has been a life long advocate in education reform for the nation and she now is in a position to make some really necessary changes on a grander scale than before. DeVos has always felt the reform movement was increasing in momentum in recent years and now she can reinforce that movement so that there is at least no downward stride in the popularity behind more school choice.

One inspirational incident that led for DeVos’ contributions to the reform movement was when she and her husband, Dick DeVos, were looking for schools for their own children and they happened across Potter’s House Christian School in Grand Rapids, MI. This particular private school was providing great education for low-income families and DeVos’ admired the level of determination of the parents to ensure that their children were getting appropriate education as well as being safe and cared for. After learning of the struggles these families faced to have access to the same quality of education the DeVos’ could have easily afforded, DeVos’ then began supporting several students for the tuition cost of the school which gradually built itself into the significant generosity she provides to the school currently.

It was the interactions with this school that empowered DeVos’ to fight for what she thinks that every American deserves in education, the access to quality education of the parent’s choice and not mandated by government on how to perform better, but rather by the natural competitive market of private schools. If tuition was not guaranteed and had to be sought for so that the school stays operating than that alone will improve the school system by increasing the quality of teachers and faculty to ensure students are getting the best education. Giving the power back to the family in school decisions is one of the strongest ways to enact school reform, and also one of the more obvious, but that doesn’t mean that matters will change over night.

May 29

Todd Lubar Opens up About his Business on IdeaMensch

In an interview with Ideamensch, Todd Lubar opened up about his career and life. As such, he revealed that the idea for TDL Global Ventures stemmed from his 20 years of experience, especially working in the credit and finance sector. This idea came up after realizing his desire to help other individuals accomplish their goals or dreams. As a result, he developed a product and program called RELIEF, which would allow individuals to access the much-desired loans.

A typical day for Todd Lubar involves having breakfast in the morning with his children. He also checks the news and emails before carrying out a quick workout to set him up for the day. For Lubar, the will to see his ideas flourish coupled with his experience in the real estate and mortgage banking industry allows him to bring ideas to life.

Todd Lubar has become a successful entrepreneur by staying informed on all aspects of his business. He also stays organized in all his activities. These attributes allow him to make informed decisions pertaining his business and remain a productive entrepreneur.

Todd Lubar

According to Hackronym, Todd Lubar, the president of TDL Global Ventures, LLC, is one individual who has made it in the real estate business. In fact, he has been helping people accomplish their homeownership dreams for more than two decades. Also, having ranked among the top 25 mortgage originators in the US for some years serves as a clear testament to his skills and experience in the mortgage banking sector. Lubar studied high school at the Peddie School in Hightstown NJ. Later on, he proceeded to Syracuse University, where he attained his B.A. in speech communication in 1995

Lubar embarked on his career at Crestar Mortgage Corporation, where he stayed from 1995 to 1999. He later joined Legacy Financial. At Legacy, he played a fundamental role in the growth of their Maryland office. In 2005, Lubar left Legacy Financial Group for a senior vice president position at Charter Funding, which is based outside Arizona. He held this position until 2007. Apart from the mortgage sector, Lubar has also engaged in various businesses such as the night club, recycling, real estate and demolition business.

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April 4

How Eduardo Melzer Grew Grupo RBS into an International Company

Duda Melzer, whose birth name is Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, is a successful Brazilian business executive. He serves as the chairperson and head of Grupo RBS. The company ranks highly in Brazil’s largest multimedia communications companies. Duda has shares in e.Bricks Ventures, which is an international private equity and venture capital located in Brazil.

Academic and Professional Background

According to clicrbs, Duda Melzer attributes his professional excellence to the business administration degree he earned from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sol. He also attended Harvard University for his master’s in business administration in 2002. Duda commenced his professional career in the financial and franchising sectors. He once served in the franchise office of Sweet Sweet Way. Furthermore, Booz Allen & Hamilton hired him as a consultant.

After relocating to the US, Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer got the chance to work with Delphi Corporation as a senior analyst. Melzer was also elected as the chief executive officer of a New York-based company known as Box Top Media. In 2008, Duda was honored to be a guest in two summits hosted at Harvard University. These included the Building and Leading Customer Centric Organizations and the Effective Strategies for Media Companies. Duda served as a member of the Executive Council of the Standard Norms and the Board of Ethics of the National Council for Advertising Self-Regulation.  Check out his website eduardosirotskymelzer.

Grupo RBS

Duda Melzer joined the executive team of Grupo RBS in 2004. He also served as the VP of market and business development back in 2008.

Duda succeeded his uncle, Nelson Pacheco Sirotsky, as executive chair of Grupo RBS in 2012. Since he was appointed, he has headed strategic planning insights provided by the company’s board members.

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February 26

The Importance of Talking to Clients About Social Security

David Giertz explained why advisers should talk to their clients in detail about Social Security. He said that his company found the DNA Survey Nelson NHY Financial Retirement Institute. It is a survey of people who either retired or those who will be retiring after ten years. The results of the survey showed that people said their advisors talk mostly about memo multiple security. David Giertz said he considers the topic to be a very complex one. There is only one handbook for social security on Facebook, and it has almost three thousand rules which make it very complex for people to understand. It is important that advisors consider talking about it to the clients. The planning process of retirement involves social security as almost half of the process according to the surveys conducted. If clients turn on the social security too early, then they would lose three hundred thousand dollars in twenty-five years. That means losing one thousand dollars a month. Therefore, it is very important to optimize the returning of the client. See: https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/1515515

David Giertz is the current President of NFS Distributors Inc. which is a distribution and sales organization of Nationwide Financial. The company is a Columbus-based financial organization. The duties of Giertz include various tasks like mutual funds from regional firms, independent dealers/broker, and wire houses. He also foresees the distribution and strategy of specialty markets, annuities, life insurance, and plans for private-sector retirement. David Giertz’ professional career spans over a period of thirty years during which he served in community organizations and financial services industry. Giertz is also a member of Board of Trustees of Millikin University.

David Giertz has a very good educational background. He acquired a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Millikin University. Later, he went to University of Miami School of Business for the MBA degree. From 2004 to 2009, he served as the President of Financial Institutions Distributors Channel of Nationwide Financial on whitepages.com. In 2009, he became the President of Financial Institutions/Wirehouse Distribution Channel. It was March 2013, when he became the President of Nationwide Financial Distributors.