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Keesler Federal Credit Union to Use Black Knight’s Full Suite of Mortgage and Home Equity Origination and Servicing Solutions

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Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE: BKI) announced today that Keesler Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union in Mississippi with more than $3 billion in assets, has signed an agreement to implement a comprehensive suite of Black Knight solutions, including the Empower loan origination system (LOS) and the MSP servicing system, to manage both its first mortgage and home equity portfolios. Keesler Federal Credit Union will use Black Knight solutions across the mortgage life cycle to support improved operational efficiency and help reduce risk.

“To support our growth, we wanted best-in-class servicing and origination systems with proven capabilities offered by a mortgage industry leader that we can trust to invest in its systems and provide ongoing support,” said Delma Powell, senior vice president and chief lending officer for Keesler Federal Credit Union. “After completing our internal due diligence, it became clear that Black Knight stood alone in fulfilling our needs.”

Empower originates both first mortgages and home equity loans on one platform and supports retail, wholesale, consumer direct and correspondent lending channels. To help Keesler Federal Credit Union get on the system more quickly, they will take advantage of the Empower Now! implementation model – which enables faster deployment with lower costs.

Keesler Federal Credit Union will use Black Knight’s suite of productivity solutions that are seamlessly integrated with Empower. These solutions include AIVA, the company’s artificial intelligence solution, to help with document classification and data extraction capabilities; a comprehensive fee monitoring service, complemented by state and federal loan-level compliance testing, third-party ordering and aggregation software; and Black Knight’s eClosing solution.

Black Knight’s suite of origination digital solutions will also enable Keesler Federal Credit Union to provide its members with easy-to-use tools. The company’s AI-augmented point-of-sale solution enhances the customer experience throughout the loan prequalification and application process, while Black Knight’s new loan officer capability will enable Keesler Federal Credit Union to easily track, monitor and provide assistance to the customer’s experience, step-by-step through the loan application process leveraging an intuitive user interface.

Keesler Federal Credit Union will also leverage the Black Knight MSP servicing system, which provides a robust, scalable and cost-effective servicing process, with the utmost focus on member satisfaction and regulatory compliance. MSP helps servicers manage all servicing processes – from loan boarding and payment processing to escrow administration, default management and more – to support greater operational efficiency, improved risk management and superior service. More advantages about the MSP system can be found here.

The MSP system will be complemented by Black Knight’s Servicing Digital, a mobile solution that will help Keesler Federal Credit Union deliver detailed, timely and highly personalized loan information to its members about the value of their homes and how much wealth can be built from these real estate assets. Servicing Digital will also help Keesler Federal Credit Union to deepen relationships and increase retention by presenting members with customized, home-related opportunities, such as refinancing, tapping home equity or the purchase of another home.

To gain maximum visibility into its originations and servicing operations, Keesler Federal Credit Union will implement Black Knight’s Actionable Intelligence Platform (AIP). This advanced data delivery framework combines Black Knight’s extensive data assets, big data ecosystem and enterprise business intelligence capabilities into a single solution. Using an array of pre-configured suites, Black Knight’s AIP helps both lending and servicing clients gain and retain customers, reduce risk and decrease operational costs.

“Black Knight is laser-focused on providing innovative technology to help credit unions better support their valued members,” said Joe Nackashi, president of Black Knight, Inc. “By leveraging multiple Black Knight solutions integrated across the loan life cycle, Keesler Federal Credit Union will gain significant value to help drive growth, increase insight across the enterprise and enhance its member experience.”

Black Knight Delivers New Enhancements to CompassPPE and CompassPoint

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Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE: BKI) announced new releases of its CompassPPE and CompassPoint solutions that deliver enhancements to help improve accuracy, efficiency and automation in origination and secondary marketing. CompassPPE is a modern and robust product, pricing and eligibility (PPE) engine, and CompassPoint is an industry-leading risk management and loan sale platform. The latest enhancements to both solutions represent Black Knight’s continued innovation in core functionality supporting increased efficiencies, improved profit margins and reduced risk for its lender clients.

“The enhancements in our February releases deliver features that help both originators and secondary market professionals perform a wide variety of critical tasks more effectively,” said James Baublitz, Product Manager of Pipeline Analytics. “Black Knight continues to invest in solutions that allow lenders to improve their profit margins and bring automation and transparency to the entire organization.”

The latest release of CompassPPE includes integration with the Black Knight Fee Service engine for property taxes, recording fees and title fees. Streamlined lock policy administration and execution provide an enhanced user experience for administrators and secondary marketing managers, including greater visibility into specific policies that are being applied when loans are re-locked.

Enhanced API validation has been introduced to CompassPPE™ to support the validation of multiple API transactions to improve accuracy by enforcing requirements around key pricing data elements. Additionally, the pricing concession workflow between originators, managers and secondary lock desk has been improved to include override capabilities that can be configured to support additional business practices. New integrations enable LOS users to obtain accurate pricing at the point of sale and to easily move locked loans from another PPE vendor to CompassPPE.

CompassPoint has introduced significant workflow efficiencies with agency auto-committing, allowing users to create multiple automated commitments with Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac with one click. The CompassPoint Pooling Optimizer can automatically solve for optimal combinations and considerations, allowing users to send multiple auto-commit requests simultaneously. CompassPoint can automatically accept prices that are returned within a user-defined tolerance with note-rate detail to individually approve prices outside of these parameters. Additional enhancements to the hybrid AOT workflow allow for bulk trading with select investors and simplify the creation of hybrid AOTs from within CompassPoint and the broader auto-committing workflow.

The CompassPoint Hedge Selection Tool has been simplified to offer users the ability to roll, swap, round robin or pair off multiple trades in an intuitive and efficient user interface. The net risk position impact of these selections is immediately displayed so that traders are able to easily make actionable decisions. Additionally, MSR analysts can now automatically generate multiple scenarios using different sets of input assumptions, including those hosted by participating servicing brokers, providing lenders with unprecedented granularity and perspective into their servicing portfolios.

“Our newest enhancements were designed to provide originators and secondary market professionals with greater automation and increased visibility into their pipelines for better decision-making,” said Baublitz. “These powerful, industry-leading automated technology solutions give lenders more control over their business and save time – which contributes to greater profitability – while empowering their secondary marketing managers with flexible, transparent, fully integrated secondary market solutions.”

 

SOURCE Black Knight, Inc.

Home Point Financial Names Ginger Wilcox As First Chief Experience Officer

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Home Point Financial, the country’s fastest-growing non-bank lender, is pleased to announce the hiring of Ginger Wilcox as the company’s first Chief Experience Officer (CXO), a role in which she will be working across the organization to drive innovation and accelerate the company’s already considerable growth.

“Over the last decade, Ginger has helped disruptive companies in real estate and mortgage push the boundaries of innovation to deliver better experiences for consumers, loan officers, and real estate agents,” said Willie Newman, Chief Executive Officer of Home Point Financial. “We’re excited to leverage Ginger’s deep expertise to achieve our mission and deliver exceptional experiences to Home Point Financial’s entire community, including its borrowers, brokers, partners, and associates.”

Most recently, Wilcox served as a Senior Vice President at Capsilon, a leading provider of software to the mortgage industry. Capsilon was acquired by Ellie Mae in October of 2019. Before Capsilon, Ginger was part of the founding team at Sindeo, a consumer-direct mortgage startup, where she served as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Industry Officer. Wilcox led industry marketing and relations for Trulia prior to that. In 2019, Wilcox received the Most Powerful Women in FinTech Award from Progress in Lending and the HousingWire Women of Influence in Housing Award.

“I look forward to bringing my years of expertise in real estate, mortgage, and technology to the new CXO role,” said Wilcox. “The creation of this position demonstrates Home Point’s commitment to provide customers with exceptional experiences throughout the customer lifecycle and I’m thrilled to help shape its focus and future around our mission of ‘We Care.’

 

SOURCE Home Point Financial Corporation

Sezzle Surpasses One Million Active Customers

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Sezzle Inc. (ASX: SZL) (Sezzle or Company), the innovative digital payments platform operating in the United States and Canada, today announced it has now passed the one million mark for active End-customers.

Since launching in the United States in 2016, the Sezzle payments platform has enjoyed explosive growth, as both merchants and consumers have turned to Sezzle as their preferred ‘buy now, pay later’ payments solution. Today’s announcement comes just a few weeks after Sezzle announced that its pool of merchant partners has grown past 10,000 at the end of the 2019 fourth quarter1.

“Today is a day for celebration, not only for our company, but for our merchants, who now have a direct path to accessing a vibrant community of over one million savvy shoppers who know how to unlock the value of their purchasing power,” commented Sezzle CEO and co-founder Charlie Youakim“Although we are taking a moment to recognize this important milestone, we have lots of work ahead of us in making Sezzle the world’s most dynamic, far-reaching, and trusted payments platform.”

“The Sezzle team is extremely proud to have reached this pivotal milestone,” said Sezzle’s Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder Paul Paradis“One million active users is a huge operational achievement, and a testament to the value our users see in our product. Whether it’s our commitment to transparency, our flexible payment terms, our user-friendly experience, or our expanding universe of retail partners, Sezzle is definitely gaining traction as the marquee ‘buy now pay, later’ solution in the U.S.”

Sezzle’s growth has been accelerating, having secured its 500,000th customer in August 2019, nearly three years after initially launching, but taking less than six months to reach one million users, a reflection of the power of the network effect of Sezzle’s platform’s compounding growth. Among the drivers behind the recent growth in customers was a very successful Black Friday / Cyber Monday heading into the US and Canadian holiday shopping seasons.

Sezzle is a technology-enabled payments company based in the United States with active operations both in the United States and Canada. The company’s mission is to financially empower the next generation of consumers who have been historically locked out of the traditional credit system and support shoppers across the entire demographic spectrum with a flexible, reliable, transparent, and secure alternative to the incumbent payment options traditionally available to average consumers.

Sezzle provides a payments platform that facilitates fast, secure and easy payments between consumers and retailers. Sezzle’s payment product is a short-term, interest-free installment plan that delivers to consumers both a budgeting and financing value proposition, allowing users to make online purchases while effectively splitting the payment for the purchase over four equal, interest free, payments over six weeks.

This ASX release was authorized on behalf of the Sezzle Board by Charlie Youakim, Executive Chairman and CEO.

 

SOURCE Sezzle

UK’s Largest Tech Conference Venue CodeNode to Reopen Its Doors

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Trifork, a software development company that develops and delivers business critical IT systems, is pleased to announce that it will re-establish CodeNode, UK’s largest venue dedicated to technology events.

CodeNode, situated in the heart of the City of London, was formerly home to Skills Matter, a community and training platform for developers that organised nearly 2,000 talks, tech meetups, hackathons, training workshops, product launches and conferences annually.

Trifork was an original cofounder of CodeNode and helped shape the vision for a bespoke tech conference venue at the premises, which provides 23,000 square feet of space and has an impressive history of hosting events for startups, developer groups and companies like Microsoft and IBM.

The venue will continue to host tech conferences, and Trifork intends to further develop the space as a multi-purpose tech hub focused on fintech, one of its core business areas. The space will be used to showcase its capabilities (and those of its London-based sister companies, OpenCredo and Erlang Solutions).

“CodeNode’s vibrant space and rich history in the developer community fit perfectly with our goal of establishing a thriving tech hub in London.” said Joern Larsen, co-founder and CEO of Trifork. “We are eager to reopen CodeNode’s doors, build on the hard work the Skills Matter team put into this venue and welcome back many who have previously attended events there.”

With the venue’s reopening, operations will resume under the CodeNode brand and will be available for event hire from March 2020.

 

SOURCE Trifork

SteelEye Secures $10m in Growth Capital in Round Led by Eight Roads

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SteelEye, the compliance technology and data analytics firm, has raised $10m in Series A funding in a round led by the FinTech Strategic Investments team at Eight Roads, the proprietary investment firm backed by Fidelity, alongside existing investor Illuminate Financial. This takes the total amount raised by SteelEye to $20m to date.

SteelEye was established in October 2017 to reduce the complexity and cost of compliance and to enable financial firms globally to manage their regulatory obligations through a single platform.

SteelEye’s ability to bring together, cleanse, index and analyse data has resulted in the company already gaining over fifty clients across seven countries. To date, SteelEye has launched solutions for record keeping, trade reconstruction, transaction reporting, trade and communications surveillance, best execution reporting, transaction cost analysis and advanced analytics for regulations including MiFID II, EMIR, Dodd-Frank, SMCR and MAR.

Following the introduction of these significant regulatory frameworks, authorised firms globally have come under increased pressure to store and reproduce their data, actively monitor their operations and report on financial dealings. However, due to the number of different mandates and the silo nature of most financial systems and platforms, many firms have struggled with their growing compliance requirements and costs have increased year-on-year.

SteelEye was designed to address these challenges and help firms to comply smarter. Further, by enabling firms to instantly query and analyse any dataset within the platform, SteelEye transforms how they interact and use their financial and regulatory information. This has traditionally been difficult to do on a consolidated basis and represents a considerable opportunity for firms to gain a truer understanding of their business, make better decisions and ultimately improve their performance.

SteelEye’s innovative data and RegTech platform is successfully helping financial firms manage their increasingly complex compliance obligations,” said Alokik Advani, Managing Director, FinTech Strategic Investments at Eight Roads. “SteelEye has achieved considerable momentum in the market, demonstrating significant demand for its services. We are delighted to partner with SteelEye to boost their growth and we look forward to reinforcing their efforts.

Matt Smith, CEO of SteelEye, added: “Data accuracy has been one of the biggest challenges facing firms’ following regulations such as MiFID II. By solving the data problem first, our clients not only save cost and free up time but gain unparalleled insight into their business and commercial operations. Eight Roads shares our ‘data first’ vision and will be instrumental in helping us grow our business.

“We are very excited to welcome Eight Roads in as an investor in SteelEye, bringing with them significant experience and distribution potential for the SteelEye products,” said Mark Beeston, Managing Partner and Founder of Illuminate Financial Management. “Since we invested in SteelEye’s late seed round, they have continued to fit perfectly in Illuminate’s Enterprise FinTech focused portfolio, providing a centralised and infinitely scalable data solution for financial institutions. When a client’s data is all in one place, SteelEye’s ability to deploy new RegTech or business intelligence modules, either homegrown or via partnerships, is very powerful.”

 

SOURCE SteelEye

iGTB Oxford School of Transaction Banking Makes its Debut in the Middle East

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Intellect Global Transaction Banking (iGTB), the transaction banking specialist from Intellect Design Arena Limited, today announced that its first iGTB Oxford School of Transaction Banking Alumni & Networking Event was held on 22 January, 2020 in Dubai, attracting 40 top bankers from 16 banks across the Middle East.

The afternoon and evening gave a unique opportunity for senior transaction banking executives to rekindle old friendships and interact with fellow graduates from the six incarnations of the School, which achieved NPS scores up to a stunning 94.4%. More importantly, learn from the personal journeys of their fellow graduates as they continue to develop winning strategies, improve decision-making capabilities and manage organisation-wide change in their banks, since graduating from the program.

The participants gained key insights into the immersive learning experienced by executive-level practitioners of transaction banking and got an exclusive opportunity to interact with leading corporates of the region with business interests ranging from retail, steel, healthcare, transportation, oil, steel and even diamond trading.

The special guest speakers including the alumni of School, Landmark Group, Diarough, Afri Ventures, Conares and SOCAR Trading shared their opinions. Additionally, Dr Tobias Miarka, MD, Greenwich Associates(the highly respected global financial services research firm)along with Gaurav Arora, Head – Corporate & Institutional Banking, Greenwich Associates presented the latest trends which have helped them succeed in transaction banking in the Middle East, providing insights from original research into corporate bank clients.

Rajesh Garg, Group Chief Financial Officer, Landmark Group, said: “It was my pleasure to have shared our thinking on digital initiatives in our operations especially the payment and treasury aspects including our recent initiatives in Blockchain and Robotic Process Automation. All the sessions at the iGTB Oxford event brought insightful perspectives from technology partners, transaction bankers to corporate treasurers.”

Adil Driver, General Manager, Diarough Middle East DMCC, a diamond trading firm, and a former banker with ABN Amro, said: “The engaging panel discussion, really brought forth the impact of transaction banking on our businesses given the relevant constraints. A key takeaway, I believe, is that more constructive and more collaborative partnership with banks will go a long way to enhance the experience of the corporate finance functions.”

Andrew England, Curriculum Director, Oxford School of Transaction Banking and Director & Head of Strategy, iGTB , said: “With an overwhelming positive feedback with an NPS score of 70% from the participants, the relevance of creating such networking forums goes a long way towards reaffirming the importance of this business, as well asunderstanding key variables that will affect everyone in the changing world of thetransaction banking ecosystem.”

With around 200 alumni worldwide from the School, which has previously been run in OxfordLondon and Singapore, and only open to senior, practising transaction bankers, the alumnus community now forms a powerful caucus for change and improvement in best practice in running a successful transaction banking franchise. This highly successful initiative brings together industry experts, bankers & corporate treasurers to Oxford(London), Singapore and now Dubai – within a program curriculum designed to leverage best practice, inviting colleagues to share their own stories, challenges, learning and successes.

The next full course will be held on 22nd-24th April,2020 in Oxford at the Rhodes House. It will conclude as usual in the Oxford & Cambridge Club in London. Visit igtboxford.com for more details on the program.

 

SOURCE Intellect Design Arena Limited

Robert Walters Group Launches Walters People in Hong Kong — The First Walters People Operation In Asia

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Robert Walters Group, a global specialist recruitment consultancy, has announced the launch of Walters People in Hong Kong today.

Walters People Hong Kong specialises in placing junior candidates in permanent roles across a range of professional fields, including accounting and finance, business support, financial services, human resources, sales and marketing, supply chain and tech and transformation. Tiffany Wong will head up the newly launched business as Director of Walters People Hong Kong.

During the past two decades, Walters People has been operating in Europe with offices in BelgiumFranceIrelandNetherlandsSpain and the UK. The launch in Hong Kong marks Walters People’s debut in Asia.

Tiffany comments: “Clients and candidates expect high-quality and speedy service. We’re in a great position to complement the existing Robert Walters offering locally, and work with the senior hires they have placed, to help build their teams and support functions. Organisations need talented professionals in junior positions to support growth and thus time is crucial. We will introduce employers to the right candidate within 24 hours. Providing rapid, high-quality service is what drives us and sets us apart.”

Ricky Mui, Managing Director of Robert Walters Hong Kong, adds: “With the launch of Walters People Hong Kong, we’re joining the established brand of Robert Walters and a global office network. Focusing on junior positions hiring, Walters People Hong Kong enables organisations to attract and retain management trainees, rising stars and high-potential employees. This represents an important milestone for our business in Hong Kong.”

Walters People Hong Kong launches its first Salary Survey

The Walters People Salary Survey 2020 — Hong Kong is also launched today. It includes comprehensive information on salaries and recruitment trends in the local junior recruitment market. The salary tables are a useful tool for benchmarking salaries, providing details of recruitment trends and salary information for roles in a full range of professional sectors.

According to the report, the general slowdown in the recruitment market is expected to have a comparatively smaller impact on the overall junior market. Hiring demand for various tech functions in 2020 is expected to be stable across multiple industries, including FMCG, retail, logistics and financial institutions. At the same time, fintech companies and virtual banks are expected to hire more operational tech candidates as they roll out new digital projects.

The report also presents the results of a survey conducted among our candidates, about the factors they consider important in their work life, and their expectations for the job market in 2020. Their responses reveal that a good workplace culture and environment and salary are regarded as the most important contributors to job satisfaction.

“Hiring managers are advised to emphasise career progression opportunities and continuous learning and development to attract and retain talent. Furthermore, companies are encouraged to improve the candidate experience during the recruitment process and enhance employee engagement to attract talent,” Tiffany says.

 

SOURCE Walters People

Pintec Cooperates with aiBank to Jointly Explore Online Consumer Financial Services

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Pintec Technology Holdings Ltd. (“Pintec”; NASDAQ: PT), a leading independent fintech solutions provider, today announced a cooperation with CITIC aiBank Corporation Limited (“aiBank”). Pintec will provide technical solutions for aiBank’s digital lending business. The first phase of cooperation will focus on online consumer financial products.

aiBank is China’s first direct bank jointly established by China CITIC Bank and search engine Baidu Inc on November 18, 2017.

The Annual Report on 2019 China Consumer Finance jointly published by Guanghua School of Management of Peking University and Du Xiaoman Financial showed that the market size of consumer loan has experienced dramatic growth in recent years. As of the end of 2019, the amount of consumer loan reached RMB 13.34 trillion (USD 1.9 trillion), with a year-on-year growth of 17.4%. Among which, the amount of online consumer loan increased from RMB 20 billion (USD 2.86 billion) in 2014 to RMB 7.8 trillion (USD 1.1 trillion) in 2018, with a growth rate of more than 400 times.

Pintec has accumulated rich experience in serving customers from online travel, online shopping,  online education and other sectors. As of September 30, 2019, Pintec has helped partners realize sales of 6.28 million orders for airline tickets, 7.69 million orders for train tickets, and 7.78 million orders for hotel bookings. Pintec has cooperated with Crip, Qunar, Vip.com to provide digital lending solutions as well as jointly develop, operate and manage consumer financial products with these partners.

 

SOURCE Pintec

Imperium Group Shares Its Picks on The Top Entrepreneurs To Look Out For In 2020

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New York, NY, Feb. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (via Blockchain WireImperium Group’s CEO Shazir Mucklai had a chance to collaborate with TheKerplunk to look for top entrepreneurs who are poised to make an impact in 2020. The year 2019 saw many changes in the start-up ecosystem. While many new start-ups emerged, a few became unicorns. Pulling the curtain off these start-ups which have the most unique, most distinct concept and of course, these start-ups are changing the face of the startup world.In the world of ever-changing markets you have to be able to move fast and adapt in order to stay on top. There are many factors that play out when it comes to being successful in your specific niche. A few simple ways to stay ahead of the competition is by constantly brainstorming new ideas to grow, creating new strategies to become more efficient, and keeping track of your audience.Here are some exciting entrepreneurs to look out for in 2020:
Sheeraz Hasan, CEO of Sheeraz Inc. Not many people can boast they have access to 3 billion clicks. Meet Sheeraz Hasan. Now based primarily out of LA and Dubai, he is an entrepreneur, social media expert and internationally acclaimed real-time amplification and media strategist who has overseen campaigns for some of the most recognized brands, celebrities and government agencies in the world.He has a direct network to social media influencers that reach over 3 billion people across all social media networks. Hasan also manages marketing campaigns and works directly with a number of world-famous celebrities including Kim Kardashian, JLO, Ace Family, Lele Pons, Logan and Jake Paul, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Zendaya, Priyanka Chopra, Paris Hilton and the Jackson family, among others, generating over $2bn in earned media.Thomas Carter, CEO, DealBoxDigital securities pioneer and capital markets innovator Thomas Carter is the leading mentor and evangelist for enterprise adoption of blockchain technology. Carter launched into entrepreneurship in the 80s with the founding of the hugely successful wakeboarding industry venture known as Thruster. “Thruster and other action sports brands went on to become one of the most innovative companies in the action sports area in the late 80’s and early 90’s,” Carter says. “At that point my passion for entrepreneurship caught on fire. I pivoted to tech in the mid-90’s through the early 2000s. After taking two companies public , I realized it was time for a change, and the foundations for my current companies were born from 2002-2004.”In 2016, Carter founded DealBox, A FinTech Merchant Bank and capital markets consulting firm focused on innovation and democratizing venture capital by leveraging blockchain technology. DealBox empowers entrepreneurs and investors to take advantage of the tremendous capital formation and growth opportunities offered by blockchain technology. Thomas on DealBox, “DealBox is the culmination of 25 years of venture capital funding experience. DealBox has been setting the standard for how data is presented and shared in private equity investment workflow.Josh Pendrick, CEO of RypplzzJosh Pendrick is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record of driving transformational results for Fortune 500 organizations. His prior experience includes executive marketing roles at Atari, Evite and Salesforce.com. Rypplzz is a spatial computing company that created Interlife, a technology that intelligently connects physical environments with enhanced connectivity features and enables data to exist and be stored at specific locations of 3D airspace.  Edward Shatverov, Investor and Entrepreneur Edward Shatverov is an American E-Commerce entrepreneur and Real Estate Investor who has already become a millionaire by the ripe age of 18 years old. When he was 15, Shatverov wanted to do something different. While all his peers were arguing over who had the best Yeezy shoe models and fidget spinners, Edward had something else on his mind. He wanted to leave a legacy.Shatverov has grown his Instagram profile to over 150k followers, and it’s not because he was posting random selfies. Early on, Edward Shatverov saw the e-commerce marketing opportunity and decided to capture it.Now, fast-forward a few years, and he runs a 7-figure e-commerce marketing empire, but he wants others to know that it’s possible for them too. Shatverov says, “Life is amazing, isn’t it? It’s crazy because if 5 years ago someone told me I’d be a millionaire, I wouldn’t believe them.”Dr. Azza Halim, Board-Certified AnesthesiologistHalim is a multi-speciality trained physician in aesthetic medicine and a member of The American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. Halim says, “Reasons to look younger than your chronological age are many, ranging from enhancing self-esteem, as a part of an overall regimen to look and feel younger, or even professional career motivations or social reasons – such as returning to the dating scene or even an upcoming reunion.”Azza MD Beauty is creating customized anti-aging treatment plans and beauty solutions are a major focus of the medical practice of Azza Halim, MD, a board-certified physician/anesthesiologist. Dr. Halim has a broad background in this field through her work with a wide range of surgeons and dermatologists who have mentored and trained her extensively.Adis Gutic and Damian Perna, Founders of Encore Jets Damian Perna and Adis Gutic founders of Encore Jets – a startup in the jet charter space that has built a three sided platform to benefit the industry, along with a wide set of algorithms to make it work. The company has aggressive plans to develop more innovative tech as well as expand its reach geographically.Kale & Trevor, Partners of Real Business OwnersKale & Trevor are Partners of Real Business Owners a brand with over 61K followers on their Instagram that focuses on bringing real knowledge, tools, and resources to help business owners succeed. They are on this list because of their dedication and success over the years. Kale Goodman started his first business at the age of 23 which turned into a 3 million dollar business within its first 2 years. Which led to 15 years later doing over $10M in revenue. He’s a partner at Easier Accounting which is on pace to break 8 figures this year. Trevor Cowley is a serial entrepreneur and has been since 2013. He’s now a co-owner of 5 different companies. In 2019 he and his partners broke over $10M in revenue.Jake DeMichele, CEO/President at JDM Capital SolutionsDeMichele tells us, “When first creating your business you have three main gain goals. Solidify your infrastructure such as your systems, and processes, and then solely focus on revenue generating activity. This should be your main focus until you hit at least 20K a month in net revenue.” Frank Ricotta, CEO at Burst IQRicotta tells us, “First, make a difference: for your customers, for your employees, and for your community. Second, have fun. Surround yourself with smart and happy people who challenge you and like working with each other. Third, make money: take in more than you spend; know that if the first two are in line you will be content. Finally,  Never put the third principle first or second. That never ends well.” Mikayla Keep, CEO of Shop For KeepsKeep has a dream, “My dream with Shop For Keeps is that you find clothing that makes you feel confident and ready to take on the world! You’re gorgeous and I love you.” Keep says, “My store is more than clothes… it’s a platform for women to feel loved, beautiful & worthy! Although my passion for fashion is huge, I have the biggest love for people. My store ranges in sizes, styles & colors!”Benjamin K. Walker, Founder & CEO at Transcription Outsourcing, LLCWalker tells us, “In order to be a successful entrepreneur, you have to be willing to be able to adapt and evolve.  Meaning you have to know when to ask for help, change course, or even fire yourself and move on.  Not every plan, budget, or idea will work.  You have to be able to step outside and look in from an objective point of view or surround yourself with people who will tell you the truth so you can make the right moves to be successful.” Matt Sweetwood, CEO at LUXnowSweetwood says, “Success as an entrepreneur does not come to the faint hearted. It requires a combination of courage, tireless work-ethic, imagination, grit, smarts and a little bit of crazy. My key to success is simply saying to myself that under no circumstances can I fail and repeating to myself over and over, “How badly do you want it?!” Sid Clevinger, Co-Founder at Better Leads InstituteClevinger says, “Being successful is living in your superpower. It’s being able to positively influence and enrich people’s lives through the core influence you possess everyday to help other people around you win. I feel by doing this you help the shine brighter which makes the world a better place and allows you to live the life you want to live while being able to influence others so they can do the same with their lives. That’s ultimate success to me.” Kevin Graham, NBA Player Development TrainerFounded in 2012, Prime Impact Basketball focuses on basketball skills training for a roster of NBA athletes. Kevin Graham, is one of the world’s most recognized and respected NBA skill development trainers in the U.S. Kevin Has worked with players at all levels including over dozen NBA players such as Danny Green, Dion Waiters, Karl Towns, Nick Young, Taj Gibson, Trey Burke, Ty Lawson, Terrence Ferguson Raymond Felton and many more. If you want to improve your game you come to Kevin “PRIME” Graham.Graham says, “My vision is to continue to help as many basketball players as I can and be known for being the best basketball skills trainer in the world. Have helped 100’s of players around the world. The work doesn’t lie.” Kevin graham will work relentlessly to coach & create the best players in the world. Through his innovative skills training he has produced results that are in the NBA right now.Ariel Levy, NBA Sports MogulLevy, at the age of 17 – yes, 17 – is hustling his way into the agency side of the business.“I first started off doing marketing for NBA players, building their brands and securing them endorsements three years ago when I was 14, which helped me build my contacts with players, companies, and teams as well,” Ariel Levy told Def Pen Hoops when asked how he got into this business. “After about a year of doing marketing, I decided to grow into the agency section of the business as well as 15.”Gaige Keep, CEO of GuageMediaGaige Keep, the CEO and owner of GaugeMedia. GuageMedia specializes in Brand growth and consulting for influencers, entrepreneurs, and business owners looking to take advantage of the massive opportunities that building a strong social presence can bring.Kharen Minasian, Lab916Kharen Minasian is one to look out for because he has helped Lab916 successfully launch dozens of brands all over the world with no hiccups. Kharen and his partner companies now provide the Amazon edge by not only utilizing Amazon traffic but a large network of over 300M Facebook Followers to drive massive traffic. Kharen is looking towards the future to teach and build the next greatest class of Amazon marketers. VEWSVEWC is a huge company that should be recognized because they’ve innovated in their industry. By leveraging the flexibility of security tokens, companies are finding that different components of a company’s value can now become liquid, tradable, and investable. That is what VEWC is doing. Legend Siam Token (LST) does not only represent a new coin that is asset-backed in the market, but it also establishes a blueprint for future real estate tokenization. The future of real estate investing is one that provides global exposure, transparency, and liquidity, all of which are elements that can be delivered through VEWCs blockchain technology. VEWC has filed the offering to SEC USA under Reg D with Blue Sky Filling.Jordan Platten, CEO of AffluentJordan Platten launched Affluent not too long ago with massive success. The launch in itself for a 7-Day opening for proof of concept delivered well above 6-figures and closing in on the mid 6 figures. The Academy offers a proven system that has already helped its students with no previous experience, generate millions in revenue – creating numerous successful marketing agencies. Dave Panozzo, Professional Real Estate AgentDave Panozzo who is a full-time Professional Real Estate Agent and a member of the National, Arizona and Scottsdale Association of Realtors. There’s a reason why Dave is on this list… he’s flipped over 40 homes and has been on ABC, National T.v. the American Dream and now on Park City T.v. The reason he’s on this list with so many accolades is because he’s a unique leader in the real estate community. He’s utilized and has continued to utilize social media & technology as a digital resume and making the client experience the #1 priority for his company.Contact:Shazir Mucklai
Imperium Group
getstarted@imperium-pr.com
https://imperium-pr.com

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