Month: January 2017

Highland Capital Management Offers Grant Challenge To Aid Local Community

Published / by CapaConf

James Dondero, co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management, made a big announcement this past October. He vowed that he and his company will help The Family Place, located in Dallas, Texas, reach their goal in their Legacy Campaign.

The Legacy Campaign will last through April and has a goal of raising the final $2.8 million needed to complete the construction and operations of their new Central Dallas Counseling Center. It will include emergency shelter bedrooms, a call center, rooms for both private and group counseling rooms, space for job training, and a medical/dental clinic.

Highland Capital Management will be meeting any donations up to $1 million. At the time of the announcement, The Family Place had already raised roughly $200,000 which will be matched by Highland Capital Management. This last fundraising push is to get the last of the $16.5 million needed to complete the construction.

The new center will help take the burden off the original center which serves over 2,000 victims each year. It constantly operates at full capacity, and the new location is designed to help even more people.

It will be called Ann Moody Place and will also be home to the Be Project which offers bullying and teen dating violence prevention education that reaches over 6,000 students per year. It will also include an animal shelter for families who need to leave abusive relationships and fear for the safety of their pets.

James Dondero is proud to have his company aid in this local community effort. Dondero is a Certified Management Accountant with rights to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He graduated with honors from the University of Virginia and then with dual majors in both accounting and finance from McIntire School of Commerce.

Dondero went on to work for American Express, Protective Life, and then on to open his own company, Highland Capital Management. Dondero specializes in high-yield and distressed investing, and his company has pioneered the Collateralized Loan Obligation market.

According to Dallas Links, James Dondero also serves as a Chairman for Cornerstone Healthcare, Nexbank, and CSS Medical as well as being a board member for American Banknote and MGM Studios.

Dr.Walden Is The Leading Cosmetic Surgeon In Austin, Texas

Published / by CapaConf

The Prodigal Daughter Returns

Jennifer Walden has finally returned to her hometown of Austin Texas. The Texas native grew up and received her education in the state, but she ended up going to New York City to pursue her dreams in cosmetic surgery. Although she truly enjoyed her job, when she wanted to raise a family of her own she decided to return to her hometown to raise her twin sons around the family and traditions she enjoyed. Today, she offers some of the best cosmetic surgery there is in the state.



Offering The Best Care Around

At her office in Austin Dr. Jennifer Walden offers the best care in cosmetic surgery there is. As an award winning surgeon she likes to stay ahead of the curve and she makes sure to offer her clients the most state of the art procedures there are. This can include everything from the latest fat removal laser surgeries to new hair life procedures. She wants her customers to understand why she receives so many awards and how she continues to offer new breakthroughs time and time again. The path to success has led her down a long road, but it returned her home.



Where She Goes From Here

Dr.Walden leads a very comfortable but accomplished life. She chooses when and how she wants to work and she gives her clients the best care there is. With no reason to quit now it looks as if she’ll continue to provide ground breaking care for years to come.


Clients can’t stop praising White Shark Media in their reviews

Published / by CapaConf

White Shark Media is considered as one of the leading Digital Marketing agencies in North America. They have been providing tailored and intuitive digital marketing solutions to some clients from small and medium-sized businesses for last few years. With their professional services and excellent customer satisfaction, they have developed a strong reputation for themselves in the market. They are now working with some of the biggest companies by helping their business to grow through Search Marketing campaigns. Their services include but do not limit to PPC Management, Google AdWords & Bing Ads, SEM Evaluation, Website, SEO and so on.



With the goal to provide world class experience to their clients, White Shark Media has become a dominant player in the SMB market in the US and Latin America. While they continue to boost a strong image for their clients, customers are also returning the favor by providing great reviews on their services as well. Even though this company has been working with multiple clients from different sectors, the feedbacks and reviews are almost the same and highly positive.



One of their clients Anthony, owner of a Medical Service from California who has been a customer for them for years, has highly praised its highly qualified and dedicated staff for their services. Anthony used to manage Adwords on his own previously. But now he prefers White Shark staff to do the job as he finds them more effective and efficient with quick follow-ups and responses. Another client of White Shark Media, Jody who is running a Water Well Kits & Pumps business from Texas has marked their services as absolutely fantastic. With the help of White Shark Media, his company is now targeting the right type of clients, and his business is growing.



Another positive review about White Shark Media from George who is running a retail business in Florida has shed light on their comprehensive services. According to George, he owes his success to this company and Google as they helped him to reach his clients and allowed him to expand his business. He was getting no result out of Craigslist and had no idea to manage his other web pages and Adwords. But it was the experts from White Shark Media who helped him to understand this phenomenon and perfectly position himself in the market.



There are many other reviews on White Shark Media in different places including social media sites where the majority of the clients have highly praised their excellent service quality and customer support. Each of these clients has recommended this company as it provides result driven solutions and constant support through regular and prompt communication.



Julie Zuckerberg : The Talent Industry Hero

Published / by CapaConf

Every time I read a Julie Zuckerberg, I am challenged to put more effort and have even bigger career goals. Not to mean that she is in my industry, but there is so much inspiration to get from her career life. For starters, Julie Zuckerberg is an established career woman. She is doing so well in the talent recruitment that she makes among the top-sought executive recruiters. But, she did not start at the top. Julie used to be a regular who was ready to start at the bottom and give her job her all in order for her to stand out.


Her career journey began when she decided to join Brooklyn College, New York and pursue Philosophy. She then went to the New York University Law School to pursue a course. With the knowledge gained, she decided that she wanted to settle in an industry that helps other companies achieve success, through recruitment of highly-talented personnel. So, she took a job in the talent recruitment industry.


Career Beginning at Hudson

Julie’s first talent recruitment job was in Hudson, where she was to work for five years, that is 2002-2007. At Hudson, she worked as the recruitment director. She would oversee the recruitment of various types of personnel for different departments in different firms. However, her specialization majorly lay in the recruitment of paralegals and lawyers for law firms and accounting and auditing personnel for various banking and financial companies. If you had conflict with your employees, Julie Zuckerberg was just the person to consult.


Joining Citi

When Julie left Hudson, she joined Citi Global Consumer Bank where she worked for four years. She worked for Citi as the executive recruiter. At first, she was enlisted with the role of recruiting talent for the auditing, legal and compliance functions. With time, she was promoted and would recruit managing directors and directors for the company.


Working for New York Life Insurance

The year 2011 saw Julie leave Citi. She was tapped into New York Life Insurance Company in the year 2013. She worked there for a few months before moving to the Deutsche Bank. She oversaw every other activity within this New York Life. While work here, she formed her own team of project managers and recruiters. Using innovative strategies, she managed her team so that all projects were carried out efficiently and in a timely manner. She also saw to it that the recruiters were mentored to be conversant with all the recruitment strategies required for successful placements.


Career Life at Deutsche bank

A year after leaving New York Life Insurance, she joined the Deutsche bank where she has been working up to date. Her recruitment strategies have been instrumental in changing the face of recruitments in various industries. At Deutsche, she has had the opportunity to work with senior business managers. She manages a team of highly-skilled and motivated recruiters, whom she gives direction on new recruitment strategies. She is also involved in negotiating contracts.

Josh Verne Gives Advice To Up and Coming Business Owners

Published / by CapaConf

Josh Verne has a lot of success as a business owner. Therefore, he is able to provide advice to people who are interested in starting a business. He has a lot to say about every aspect of every type of business. One thing is certain. There are many different types of business. Among the many different types of businesses are sole proprietary business. However, many businesses are going to require the assistance of a few people. Josh Verne is able to advise people on what to do when it comes to this kind of business. For one thing, he has experienced the most growth as a business owner.


While Josh Verne could go into all of the different aspects of success which include marketing, he has chosen to talk about how to be a manager to their employees. Of all the lessons that he has learned about business, the most important lesson to him is on how to run business for his employees. This has gained him a lot of insight that has given him the ability to give off some really helpful insights. These insights are able to change the industry if it is applied by the majority of employers and business owners.


Josh has stated that it is better to be a leader than a boss. Bosses are known for sitting around and barking orders at their employees while not doing much of the same work they are doing. One thing that could be said about bosses is that they are often handling different aspects of the business. Meanwhile, a leader is more of someone who works with his employees. He sees them and addresses them as equals. The employee is more likely to earn the respect than the boss when it comes to their overall behavior and way of relating to employees.

Talk Fusion Is For Everyone

Published / by CapaConf

When it comes to Talk Fusion, the thing that people admire and respect the most about it is the fact that everyone can use it. They have made it easy to use for everyone out there, no matter where they come from or what their situation in life is at the present time. Most of all, they want people to be happy. That is what matters the most to them and that is their sole mission. They have talked many times in the past about how they want to change people’s lives and they want to change them for the better. That is their ultimate goal.


They understand and realize that we are living in a changing world and that is a great thing. So many people are afraid of change or run away from change. Quite frankly, they don’t need to do that. Instead, they should embrace change and all that it has to offer. That is what Bob Reina and Talk Fusion have been doing since 2007. They have been embracing change and rolling with the punches. They have been updating the product and making it bigger and better than ever for their customers, which is how they won two awards from the Technology Marketing Corporation  in 2016. This was their second award from the company in 2016. It was for the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of The Year Award. This will not be their last awards because they are always enhancing the product.


That is because they are working hard all the time to get it right and make it bigger, better, and more efficient. They know that there are a lot of people out there that are relying on Talk Fusion, and they use it in their lives to be able to run their own business from the comfort of their own home.


That is the dream of everyone out there. They want to be able to do things on their terms. They are tired of working for bosses and they are tired of the man. They believe and they know that they can do it better.

Lori Senecal to Fill CP&B’s Newly Created Global CEO

Published / by CapaConf / 1 Comment on Lori Senecal to Fill CP&B’s Newly Created Global CEO

CP&B, who are MDC Partners, have settled on Lori Senecal as the right candidate to fill the global CEO position that was newly created. This will come after only six months since she earned her promotion to become MDC’s president and CEO. Lori had also held the position of global executive chairman at a sibling shop of MDC, KBS. Ms. Senecal will however, continue carrying out her duties in the role of president and CEO of MDC Partner Network. She will leave her post at KBS, which is a sibling of CP&B. according to a spokeswoman at KBS, her position will not be filled anytime soon as there are no immediate plans.

Responsibilities associated with the new role

In her new position at CP&B, Ms. Senecal will be responsible manage the global expansion and growth of the shop as well as the coordination of the eight global offices under it.  The chairman of CP&B, Chuck Porter, stated that Lori loves and understands the agency as she shares its passion and values. Porter exuded confidence that Lori would bring a high level of management expertise and experience. Porter further added that Lori Senecal has everything that he did not have and along with Steve Erich, Andrew Keller, Richard Pinder and other creative leaders, he believed they had finally assembled an international A team.

Andrew Keller, who is the current CEO of CP&B, will continue serving in the same role and focus on the United States. Andrew and Richard Pinder, an international CEO who cam e on board when CP&Bacquired House Worldwide (2014) will be expected to report to Lori Senecal.

What triggered her appointment?

Senecal was appointed after CP&B managed to win the global Infiniti account again in October, as a result of aggressive efforts towards new-business. Mr. Porter had also earlier revealed that CP&B was looking to increase its global footprint, which is expected at the back of the Infiniti win. Ms. Senecal in a statement stated that she was ready to play a role that would be significant in the agency’s quest for global growth by working with the available talents.

For more information, check out Senecal’s twitter account and crunchbase page.


Thor Halvorssen: An Activist’s Activist

Published / by CapaConf

Thor Halvorssen is a Venezuelan human rights activist and film producer. He is also the founder of Oslo Freedom Forum, an annual human rights conference held in Norway since 2009 and run by the Human Rights Foundation. Halvorssen was born on March 9, 1976. Halvorssen’s mother, Hilda Mendoza, was a descendant of Cristobal Mendoza, Venezuela’s first president. Halvorssen’s father, Thor Halvorssen Hellum, was an Ambassador of anti-Narcotic Affairs during the tenure of Carlos Andrés Pérez. He was also a special overseas investigator for the Venezuelan Senate Commission.

In his early adulthood, Thor Halvorssen went to the University of Pennsylvania, eventually graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with undergraduate and graduate degrees in History and Political Science. In 1993, Halvorssen’s father was arrested and held on charges of terrorism while investigating the Medellín cartel for suspected money laundering and bank fraud. During his stint in a jail in Caracas, the elder Halvorssen was severely tortured and beaten. Thor Halvorssen was vocal in garnering support for his father’s release, eventually gaining help from Amnesty International and other international organizations. He was eventually found innocent. After his release, the elder Halvorssen was appointed director of the Pan-American Committee for Society for Human Rights.

Later, in 1999, Halvorssen would be instrumental in getting Lucent Technologies to enact a policy in which they would have to certify that all products manufactured in China were not created using slave labor. In the he same year, he became the first executive director and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, an organization whose self-professed goal is “to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities.” This includes free speech, legal equality, due process, and religious liberty. In 2004, Halvorssen would step down as head of FIRE, instead opting to join its board of advisors. In 2005 he would help found the Human Rights Foundation, an organization which he is still currently president of. Halvorssen continues to be an advocate for human rights internationally to this day, while also branching out into film production.

Eric Pulier & How He Changed The game (Via) Technology

Published / by CapaConf

Technology plays a huge role in many people’s lives on a daily basis no matter the industry. Some of the popular products on the market today are full of innovation, which makes them much more appealing. It’s safe to finally say that technology is definitely running the world and there is one guy who has used technology to better man-kind. Eric Pulier is this guy and he’s done some amazing things especially when it comes down to business. His background starts with having a love for innovation from an early age. In just the fourth grade pulier programmed his very first computer and by high school he had already founded his first computer database company. His creativity always seem to be on over drive especially when being compared to his kids of his own age.


Eric Pulier attended the prestigious Harvard University where he majored in English/American Literature. During this time in his life he was involved in many projects such s writing a column as well as being an editor for the fames Harvard Crimson Publication. Can’t leave out that Pulier took classes over at neighboring MIT as well. By 1989 he graduated magna cum laude and by 1991 he would move to California to begin his storied career. One of the first things he did when it touched down in the Golden State was start a company. People Doing Things was that company and guest what? It used innovative technology to handle and solve issues in the education and healthcare fields of work. There’s a reason this guy is known as a philanthropist because of how he brings solutions to clear up negative situations.


Pulier developed one of the first private social media networks for chronically ill children. Starbright World was a hit as it connected these special kids with one another and allowed them to share their personal experiences (via) chat, blog, and messaging. This only scratches the surface of what this man has accomplished, but just know that Eric Pulier is a man of many acts thanks to his reputation of being a technologist, entrepreneur, guest speaker, and businessman.

AXA Advisors Offer Maximum Retirement Plans

Published / by CapaConf


Life’s occurrences are highly unexpected and unanticipated. From disease to retirement, it is essential to be prepared for the worst just in case it happens. That is why AXA Advisors are instrumental to the French people. AXA is a multinational insurance company. Its headquarter is in Paris. The company provides services in global insurance, individual and public advisory services and investment management among other financial services. The AXA Group primarily functions in Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North America. Since 1859, the group has been offering stable and reliable services to its clients with the aim of helping them live confidently, peacefully with surety. The AXA Group has also been helping their customers to realize their potential and achieve dreams.

Services Offered

AXA Group is prominent for its Equitable Services. It is a group of companies offering financial security and wealth protection services, management and advisory services, retirement plans, life insurance, health insurance and employee benefits. AXA Equitable Insurance Firm ranks among one of the leading life insurance firms as well as retirement savings companies in the U.S. It serves approximately 2.47 million households in the nations. With over 4,719 financial advisors, AXA Group works round the clock to ensure families and businesses acquire the best strategies in financial planning and security.

Retirement Plans

However little or much you save as an employee, retirement will eventually catch up. That is why AXA Group of companies offers long-term financial services tailored for retirement. AXA has contract restrictions, margins charges and costs linked to annuities. They are however not tied to mortality or expense risk charges. The contracts are subject to a financial advisor offering cost information as well as full financial details. All withdrawals are linked to regular income tax. They are usually subject to an extra 10% of the state income tax penalty.

About Vincent Parascandola

Serving as the Chief Executive Vice President of AXA Advisors, Vincent handles the sales, management expansion, recruitment, maintenance, coaching of new financial professionals and productivity of the company. Vincent Parascandola has over 25 years experience in insurance and banking. His career commenced in 1987 when he served as an agent in Prudential Company. In that year, he bagged the name National Rookie.

Learn more about Vinny Parascandola