Emerging Leaders Award won by Anthony Marsala of Madison Street Capital

The Merger &Acquisition Advisor’s 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Award goes to Anthony Marsala, the chief operating officer of Madison Street Capital. Marsala selection was based on his incredible accomplishment and expertise that he has demonstrated in the industry. The selection was made by an independent panel of judges that comprised eminent business leaders. The panel had an outstanding pool of nominee to choose from, and Marsala emerged as a winner.


In his speech, Marsala noted that he was thrilled to be recognized for his dedication to the industry. He did not forget to acknowledge the support of his team, Marsala said, without support and dedication of his exceptional team of professional it would not have been possible.


The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Award began in 2010. The Award objectives are to recognize as well as celebrates accomplishments of exceptional young leaders in the financial sector who has attained a notable level of success and have contributed significantly both to the industry and community.


Marsala is the Co-founder of Madison Street Capital. He has been in the investment banking industry for the last 15 years. He features extensive experience in M&A advisory and leveraged faineance. Moreover, Marsala was recently named honoree by NACVA as part of 40 Under Forty 2015 recognition. He is also among few chosen to participate in the Crain’s Leadership Academy program 2016.


On June 10, M&A Advisory will host black tie Award Gala, in that exclusive events that will be held at the prestigious New York Athletic Club Emerging Leaders Award Winners will be celebrated and introduced to the business community.


Madison Street Capital is a distinguished investment banking company. The firm has continued to demonstrate it has been founded by integrity, leadership, excellence, and delivery of services. The firm has set reputable records in its corporate financial advisory, valuation, financial opinions, mergers, and acquisition services. Madison Street Capital has enabled many clients to succeed in the global marketplace.


One of the fundamental factor that has allowed Madison Street capital to succeed in competitive financial markets is the fact that every client needs are treated as Madison Street Capital objectives. Thus, the team take the time and analyze customer’s objectives and goals. This has enabled Madison Street Capital to build extensive relationships upon trust with the business community and establish huge clientele base. In addition, Madison Street Capital believes in fostering community welfare. For this reason, it collaborates with different organizations such One Way and influence positive global change.


Source: http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/04/r7818472/madison-street-capitals-chief-operating-officer-anthony-marsala-announc

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Posted on May 25, 2016

Helane Morrison: Taking Care of Business

There is a new field of jobs that are out there today, and quite frankly, they are growing in numbers and more and more people are getting involved. They are problem solvers and some of the best at it. They aren’t afraid to put their nose right into the job and get it done and help their clients. Sometimes customers can become so overwhelmed by the job at hand that they forget what they are doing and how to fix the problem. Because of this, the problem never gets solved. With compliance officers, you have people that have experience in problem solving and get to the bottom of it in a timely manner. One of the best at doing this is Helane Morrison.

I mentioned experience and that comes in especially handy when dealing with causes like fraud. These are not meant to be taken lightly. At the moment, Helane is the Managing Director, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer of Hall Capital Partners LLC. To sum it up, she is a jack of all trades. Nothing is too big or too small for her to handle. She handles everything with care, ease, and knowledge. In addition to that, she is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She has been entrusted with a lot of responsibility.

Another thing they do is make sure the problem doesn’t occur again. If you are to make a mistake once, they ensure that you won’t do it again or fall down that path. That is why they are so trusted and so reliable. They get results right away and then back it up with giving you the knowledge to handle it in the future. They are always in your corner and only a phone call away. As far as the job itself, it has gone from practically no one having that be their job title to over thousands in a matter of twenty years. That is some impressive growth, to say the least.

It is only going to get better because it is a very rewarding job, one that Helane Morrison enjoys quite a bit. She looks forward to her job every day because she knows she is making a difference in people’s lives and helping them and easing their minds and allowing them to solve them. Life is too short to worry. Helane Morrison is here to take care of whatever the problem is. Rest easy, knowing you are in good hands.

Insuranse Concerns and Renting on Airbnb

Introducing Richard Blair
Richard Blair is a well-informed investment advisor. He is employed at Wealth Solutions in Austin, Texas. He obtained a noteworthy education at the University of Houston. His specialty is financial services.

Homeowners and Renting Rooms to Travelers
There are many homeowners who are choosing to rent out rooms to short-term tenants. They may even rent out their entire house. They can rent these rooms or apartments to a traveler. These homeowners are using Airbnb, VRBO and other platforms for online rental. The reason that homeowners are renting to short-term tenants is for the income. This will bring in extra cash and it will make an expensive area slightly more affordable.

Financial and Legal Implications
It is important to be informed of financial and legal implications. There are several hosts that do not even consider the legal and financial implications. These are implications that are associated with the act or the acting as what may be viewed as an amateur hotelier. Homeowners may not be aware of the fact that many rental platforms will actually unload any and all risks onto those who are using the platform. There are some insurance issues that ought to be considered prior to any involvement in the short-term rental option.

The Insurance Concerns to be Aware Of
It will be beneficial to keep the following insurance tips in mind prior to choosing to rent to a short-term tenant. These are some common guidelines to be aware of.

* A homeowner’s policy is not designed, typically, to provide liability protection for a paid guest

* a tenant has the ability to pose a risk to your home. There are several risks to be aware of prior to renting to anyone;

  • theft
  • injury
  • illegal activities
  • lawsuits
  • refusal to pay
  • legal concerns/risks
  • lawsuits* Airbnb and other sites do not necessarily provide enough protection
    These are a few points to ponder before you make the choice to rent through Airbnb or any other online renting platform. It is important to put thought and consideration into the possible risks of your operation. You may only be renting rooms or you might be considering a bed-and-breakfast operation. It will be wise to ensure that insurance and legal professionals are informed of your circumstances. You might receive personalized advice.

    Richard Blair and Objective Advice
    Richard Blair is highly qualified to provide objective advice. This is financial advice that may prove beneficial. He is an individual who enjoys the challenge of assisting other people to accomplish their financial goals.

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Posted on May 12, 2016

Helane Morrison’s Tenacity in Pushing for Accountability in the Financial Sector

During the late 1920s, the United States of America suffered one of the worst financial crunches in its history. This affected the economy of the country for a long period of time. The primary factors that led to crippling the economy of the one of the world’s greatest nations is lack of political good will to fight financial heist in the United States. This was also contributed by sleazy people in banking corporations and personalities in the Stock Exchange market. The financial policies and regulations then didn’t give stiff sanctions for those who were involved in dubious transactions in the financial sector. The same events unfolded again before the eyes of the world during the 2007 financial meltdown that affected the economy of the United States and other countries around the world. A close scrutiny shows that the same factors that led to the recession in the late 1920s are the same that led to the meltdown.

The effect of the volatility of the market owing to the factors that led to the recession and the financial meltdown a few years ago eroded the public’s confidence in the financial sector in the United States. To streamline this sector, there was need to put in officers who had the tenacity, the zeal and the confidence to shake things up and clean the financial sector and restore the integrity of one of the pillars that hold the economy of the United States.

I believe Helane Morrison was the right person to come in and streamline the financial sector. Fearless and determined to change things, she has been unwavering in ensuring that the innocent investors in the stock exchange market are protected from greedy investment managers who might take advantage of unsuspecting first time investors. I strongly believe that her unyielding commitment at ensuring that corporations follow ethical standards and financial regulations was the much needed silver bullet at restoring sanity in this sector.

I strongly feel that her training as a journalism and law has equipped her with the requisite knowledge needed to manage the job at Securities and Exchange Commission Compliance. After law school, she was called to the bar and given license to practice in 1987. Her experience and commitment to justice for the people and the sovereignty of the people is much informed by her clerkship at the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and at the United States Supreme Court. While working for the SEC she came to learn of the injustices and corruption that had plagued the financial sector and the need to protect investors.

She is currently the Managing Director, General Counsel and the Chief Compliance Officer of Hall Capital Partners LLC. She received her degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and her J.D from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.

Learn more on Helane Morrison‘s profile on LinkedIn.

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Posted on May 4, 2016

Bernardo Chua Expands Operations of Organo Gold into Turkey

Organo Gold was founded in 2008, and its headquarters are in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is a gourmet coffee company that operates in all parts of the world. The company sells certified organic Ganoderma Lucidium through a diverse variety of teas, personal care products, coffee and nutraceuticals. It has its independent distributor network that has the responsibility of selling its products. It sells through Coffee Connoisseur Club in Canada and the United States. Currently, Organo Gold operates in more than 35 countries, and it is a private company.

Expanding its operations

Bernardo Chua is the founder of Organo Gold and its chief executive officer. The company has recently opened another branch in Turkey, and it marks the 39th country that Bernardo has supervised operations openings in the global coffee company. The C.E.O said that the opening of this office marked a significant operational achievement for the company. The move helps the coffee company to serve their clients and distributors all over the dynamic region.

The measure was a natural one because Turkey is well-known for opening a coffee house during the 15th century; for the first time. Since the beverage is well established in the culture of Turkey, the appetite for quality coffee continues to flourish. Organo Gold is in a better position to supply the savvy and health products that Turkey so much looks forward to with lots of enthusiasm. The C.E.O promised to serve customers in Turkey who want to make Organo Gold a part of their lifestyles.

Organo Gold derives its health benefits from Ganoderma, which is a mushroom. The mushroom is popular in Chinese medicine, and it is a highly ranked herb. A well-known doctor in Chinese said that taking Ganoderma for a long time builds strong and healthy bodies and it also assures people of a long life. The C.E.O appointed Paul Jarvis to manage operations of the company in Turkey.

Bernardo Chua is the chief executive officer of Organo Gold, as Wikipedia lists. He is from the Philippines and has been in multi-level marketing for many years. He was an administrator with Gano Excel in the Philippines before later moving to Hong Kong and Canada and finally to U.S.

Chua received a gold medal award for the Napoleon Hill Foundation. He has brought success to the company including making it a multi-level marketing company in the industry. LinkedIn shows that Chua has played a significant role in the success of Organo Gold as a network marketing company.

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Posted on April 29, 2016

Kevin Seawright Oversees Inner City Youth Employment Project

The city of Newark is finding ways to relieve youth summer unemployment. The project, spearheaded by Community Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) CFO Kevin Seawright, is providing six weeks of paid work experience to students. The program is expected to provide on-the-job training that will in turn empower students in their overall skills and college readiness.

According to Seawright, last year’s program was a success and over 3,000 applicants were placed in jobs. This year, the goal is to place 3,500. “I am pleased that so many students were able to get work and hope we can duplicate it this year,” says Seawright. Santander Bank and TD Bank is also joining forces with CEDC so that students can learn more about opening accounts and saving money. “These are things skills that students need to possess when going out into the workplace,” says Seawright on his Twitter.

Seawright says he and the CEDC are grateful to be associated with such a program. All of the tools provided will provide students with life-long lessons. The six-week program will from July 6 – August 16th. All students will receive minimum wage for their efforts.

Seawright has had plenty of experience working with inner-city youth and finances. Before he was named CFO of the CEDC, he worked for state and federal agencies within the city of Baltimore. While growing up in Philadelphia as a youth, he started his own non-profit to help citizens vote. During his tenure at CEDC, he has been instrumental in bringing jobs back to the community. The CEDC has also supplied funds for individuals looking to start small businesses.

Kevin Seawright has won a number of awards for excellence. He currently sits on a number of local boards including the Boy’s and Girl’s Club, The Society of Black Accountants and the Collington Lifecare Community.  NJBiz.com outlines how Seawright got the gig with the NCEDC, and why he means so much to Newark’s economic evolution.

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Posted on April 28, 2016

Charles Koch’s Turn To a Democratic Side

Conservative billionaire, Charles Koch, had been known to side with the Republican Party. The support given to GOP often involved large donations. But, during a recent ABC News interview, Koch stated that Hillary Clinton could be preferable to a Republican candidate.

As an example, Charles Koch compared Bill Clinton’s and George W. Bush’s administrations in terms of spending. The rise in government spending under Bush was more than twice than that under Clinton. Meanwhile, Koch failed to mention spending under Barack Obama.

Is it about spending or is it all about Donald Trump? It is well-known that the Republican establishment doesn’t like Trump. Even if Trump wins the most delegates, as long as it’s not the outright majority, he may not be nominated. Now, Kasich and Cruz are teaming against this outspoken and controversial real estate billionaire

Charles Koch, currently 80 years old, is a businessman and philanthropist. He runs Koch industries together with his brother, David Koch. They both own more than 40% of this conglomerate, which specializes in manufacturing, refining, and distribution of petroleum.

Additionally, the company produces and trades chemicals, fertilizers, polymers, and other items. Commodity trading is another area of its activities. Koch Industries rakes in more than 100 billion in annual revenues.

The company is recognized as a second largest privately held company in the United States. It was founded back in 1940. Among its co-founders was Fred C. Koch, father of Charles and David Koch.

On the philanthropic side, the Koch brothers support charities and cultural organizations as well as libertarian groups.

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Posted on April 25, 2016

Helane Morrison And Changes In Compliance Officer Role

I like to stay up to date on current news that concerns my career path, and I recently found an article that serves this purpose. The article is from the Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal has a blog that often includes compelling articles that I highly recommend to other interested parties. Their articles are typically well written, interesting to read, and they often have insightful opinions that are introduced within their articles. Their blog post on the changes in compliance officer roles was especially interesting to me because I am following the career of a compliance officer. I like to stay up to date on what types of changes I should anticipate in this line of work. Here is the article from the Wall Street Journal.

A Case Study: Helane Morrison

Every so often it helps me to understand what previous compliance officers have went through to get where they are now. I am an avid follower of one of America’s leading compliance officers, Helane Morrison. She has shaped my career with her insightful thoughts, speeches and actions. Throughout her career she has made dynamic choices that have inspired others, and she is always working to make the world a better place as a compliance officer and in other roles. Helane has been working with her current partners, Hall Capital Partners LLC, for nearly a decade. At Hall Capital Partners LLC, Helane Morrison serves as Chief Compliance Officer for the company. She also serves the company as their Managing Director and General Counsel.

Helane Morrison has done a number of other incredible things in her lifetime. She worked with the Supreme Court Justice when she left law school. She left the University of California Berkeley School Of Law to work as a law clerk in the US Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court Justice that she ended up assisting was Harry Blackmun. Justice Blackmun was a man who served the courts to help people find justice when they were taken advantage of by institutions. Helane Morrison was directly affected by this experience. She continued her career in this same way, and she still works for the betterment of the people in today’s world. She often speaks on topics of litigation, financial issues and compliance issues. I highly recommend looking at this page from Hall Capital Partners LLC about Helane.

Get Your Wiki Professional Wikipedia Writing Service Is Home To Great Writing And Editing

Online advertising does not have to be costly. There are venues that are willing to run content seemingly forever and with no fees. Wikipedia may be an online encyclopedia, but not all the purposes for publishing material on the site are strictly for educational value. A business can get its name out and reveal details about history, management, products, and services. Just write content and submit. Or better yet, have a writing service do the job.

Wikipedia’s writing and editing platform is not overly complicated, but a little experience is necessary in order to utilize it effectively. The Observer.com does point out something that could be inconvenient for a business relying on getting the proper message out. Half a million edits are made on Wikipedia every single day. Wikipedia is a community. Any member of the community can make edits to any page. A business is going to become very annoyed when improper edits and additions are made. Relying on a Wikipedia writing service to manage the page cuts down on a lot of frustration.

There are writing guidelines for businesses established by Wikipedia. Knowing these guidelines thoroughly helps cut down on edits made to the page based on violations. A top Wikipedia writing service is not going to make terms of service violations because the professionals working for the service know what is acceptable and what is not.

The professional Wiki writers from the service also know how to integrate sources correctly. Articles, interviews, and videos related to the business can be mentioned and when making a Wikipedia page. Again, there is a correct way to do this. Following the correct path avoids hack edits being made to the page.

A solid writing service is also provides monitoring services for clients. That means the Wikipedia page will be checked periodically to ensure any changes and edits to the page do not undermine the client’s goals. Clients would have a really hard time staying on top of the page on their own. Outsourcing such work is easier and, honestly, the work done by professionals is going to be more thorough.

Get Your Wiki is one very well-known Wikipedia writing service. Business owners seeking out quality writers and editors might find Get Your Wiki to be the company to call for such service providers. A lot of work is taken off the shoulders of a business’ owner and delegated to those best able to handle the tasks.

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Posted on January 14, 2016

Homejoy Completes Bankruptcy Filing In Midst of Employee Reclassification Mess

Homejoy Inc, known to many as the company that featured David Hasselhoff in its commercial, completed their Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing this week in San Jose. The house cleaning and home repairs company wrote a blog post back in July stating that they would be forced to close down, but it was not until now that is was official.

According to Homejoy in the blog post, the company was closing due to many unresolved issues that face those offering home services online. The blog post went on to say that there were some revenue challenges that the company was not able to get past. They were previously offering customers $25 per hour house cleaning services and were working on extending their offerings to include carpet cleaning and home repairs. When they closed they were serving five countries.

The company was founded in 2013 by siblings Aaron Cheung and Adora Cheung. The aim of the company was to give clients a central place to book their repair and home cleaning services. One of the founders also stated that they were closing due to the presence of worker classification lawsuits. This is one thing that has been affecting many startup companies as contractors are looking for classifications that would turn them into employees which would drastically increase labor costs for the startups.

Despite this issue, main competitor and current champion of the home repair and cleaning service market, Handy Inc, is doing just fine. It may be due to the fact that Oisin Hanrahan is embracing the development of the contractor employer instead of fighting it. He stated in one interview that he would love to see the government create a position in between employee and contractor to help address the new on demand online community of workers.

Handy is an online platform that matches clients with contractors that provide top of the line highly reviewed house cleaning and repair services. The aim of the company is to match customers with great service saving them the time and hassle of research and poor experiences. Handy is highly selective with contractors it chooses to allow access to the platform which has led to a high success rate.

Read the full article here.
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