Cassio Audi’s Career in Music

Cassio Audi has been in the Brazil management of investments for more than twenty-three years. Cassio Audi is intrigued to match business with music. Many individuals prefer using Cassio’s services because of the music enchantment that comes along with it. Cassio Audi’s music advocates his creative and wise mind. While improving his business profession, Cassio Audi also enhances his creation of music themes. Cassio Audi helps his customers as he writes his music pieces for his career. Cassio provides that music and commerce are among his required formulas of offering more-creative solutions to the client’s problems. A pure creativity sense often characterizes the answers to problems that Cassio make. Cassio’s clients gain helpful answers alongside falling in love with his music.

Cassio Audi is always fascinated of remaining relevant in the music industry. Writing and producing more music helps him realize his dreams. Annually, Mr. Audi works on new songs that will make up his new albums. Cassio is aware that most of his albums are popular and thus works towards sustaining their popularity. His songs are nationally recognized because of the message they carry. Often, Cassio Audi writes songs with phrases that are relevant to the Brazilians. Over the years, Audi has managed to set up an outstanding music brand for his profession as he develops his business skills.

Being a renowned Brazil musician, Cassio Audi is dedicated to helping the people of Brazil. He achieves this by using his acquired skills in finance. Earlier in his life, Audi helped many start-up organizations. He has held many leadership posts assuming a leader’s roles and providing expertise to various enterprises overseeing them to expansion. His recent song features Cassio Audi on the drums. He works with viper on a song he termed the soldiers of sunrise. Cassio Audi’s efforts will over the years put him in the top rank of prominent Brazilian personalities incorporating business with music.

Highland Capital Teams up with Linda Owen

Highland Capital Management is famed to be one of the largest asset management companies in the United States. The company is based in Dallas, and it has changed the lives of so many individuals since it was established. The private company has a team of experts who work hard to meet the demands of the customers. Since it was established, the institution has registered a lot of growth due to its leadership.

James Dondero is currently the president and chairman of the Dallas based company. Dondero has been in the asset management industry for more than thirty years, and he has all the expertise to take the company to greater heights. Just recently, the hedge fund manager announced that his company had partnered with one of the respected civil leaders in Dallas, known as Linda Owen to offer strategic direction to all the philanthropic activities carried out by Highland Capital Management.

Before acquiring this position, Linda Owen was working as the president of a company known as the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. Under her leadership, the foundation did very well, and this is one of the reasons she was nominated for the positions. According to James Dondero, Highland Capital Management has increased its charitable giving in the recent times, and this means that they should be handled by a professional.

James Dondero has told the Dallas community that he chose Linda Owen due to her proven track record, especially when it comes to building effective private and public partnerships in the community. According to Dondero, Linda has the same vision for the asset management company, and she will be the best person to handle all the company donations.

Under the new partnership, Linda Owen will be expected to work as the charitable giving manager. Linda will be expected to work in close collaboration with the Dallas Foundation, the institution that is expected to administer the funds from Highland Capital Management. The company needs an organized professional who will make sure that all the donations make a positive impact on the lives of the needy communities. At the moment, the Dallas based company gives more than three million dollars to several charity activities in the region.

James Dondero, Investment Leader and Charitable Header

James Dondero’s name is synonymous with investing excellence and productive business ventures. Presently James Dondero is president and Co-founder of Highland Capital Management. This is the latest of his successful ventures in investment and leadership.

James Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Finance. He never stopped achieving in the business world since he has graduated. Right now he lives in Dallas where one of the locations of Highland Capital has a strong presence in the Dallas community. To get to his high-status James has been through a path of hard work and learning.

James Dondero has worked mainly in the credit markets for over twenty-five years. His CV includes an impressive track record with all of the following financial elements, derivatives, mortgage backed securities, common stocks, preferred stocks, fixed income funds and much more. His experience comes from working with American Express, JP Morgan, and several others big financial names in the world.

James Dondero’s latest company Highland Captial Management has offices around the world. Brazil and Singapore are just two of the smart low-cost financial locations of the world to help run a successful investment company. Highland Capital offers specialized financial opportunities that have attracted both retail and institutionalized investors.

Highland Capital Management not only provides excellent global investment opportunities. but the company also gives back. James Dondero heads donating millions of dollars to the Dallas communities and also the communities in need worldwide.

James Dondero has put in his ten thousand hours of hard work into the investment community. His successful business ventures are just one example of how hard work, education, and experience can pay-off and have you be it, man, people want to work with. Thousands of people trust James Dondero and his team with their money for investment and growth. If you are in the Dallas area and have investment question make sure to contact James Dondero or Highland Capital Management for your investment questions and needs. You are sure to get a nice Texas welcome and gain an education in investment success.

Talos Energy Becomes the First Non-Pemex Company to Exploit Oil in Mexico

Talos Energy in partnership with Premier Oil Plc and Sierra Oil & Gas has ventured the Mexican oil exploration industry. This venture is the first oil exploration attempt within Mexican borders by private companies. The Mexican oil exploration industry has been under control of state owned Petroleos Mexicanos since 1938 when the industry was nationalized. However, in a bid to rescue the ailing sector, the industry was liberalized in 2013 to bring competition in the industry.

The three companies won the oil exploration rights in the first round of bidding in 2015. The drilling began on May 21 and is expected to be complete within 90 days. According to the London-basin Premier Oil Plc, the Zama well, which is located in the Sureste Basin, is estimated to hold 100 million to 500 million barrels of crude. Talos Energy is the operator of the well and will reap 35 percent of the benefits. Premier Oil and Mexico’s Sierra Oil & Gas will gain 25 percent and 40 percent respectively.

What Do Analysts Say?

According to analysts, given that the Zama-1 oil exploration is the first private venture in over 80 years, the prospect would be keenly watched. Also, the analysts suggested that the structure of the basin indicate a higher geological probability of succeeding.

Talos Energy in Brief

Talos Energy is a leading oil and gas company. The Huston, Texas-based firm was founded in 2012 with a goal of exploring offshore hydrocarbons in the Mexican offshore and the US Gulf of Mexico region. Talos Energy partnered with Riverstone Holdings and Apollo Global Management. Buying assets in the Gulf Coast and the Gulf of Mexico were the primary reasons for the partnership.

Talos Energy has a team of highly qualified and experienced professionals who utilize state-of-the-art technologies, which have been setting the pace in the rapidly growing oil industry. In 2013, just a year after its formation, Talos was named among the best workplaces by WorkplaceDynamics. This award honored Talos Energy for the use of cutting-edge technologies and commitment towards ensuring safe working environment. Today, five years after its formation, Talos has managed to develop and sell Phoenix Exploration and Gryphon Exploration.

James Dondero Has Made It Where He Is Himself

The most successful of people are not always those who were raised in a rich family, or those who were smart early on. Sometimes the most successful of people are those how have put a lot of hard work and energy into their careers. Sometimes the most successful are those who have worked hard to get to where they want to be, and who have put years into the field in which they are working.
Regardless of the beginning that James Dondero had, whether he was rich or poor when he was born, he has made it to where he is today on his own. He hasn’t let anything affect him but his drive to succeed. He has put a lot of time and effort into building his career, and he has had success because of that. His hard work hasn’t gone to waste. He has spent 30 years making this career for himself, and he is succeeding in the business world because of that.
As the president of Highland Capitol Management, you know that James Dondero couldn’t have gotten there if he hadn’t worked hard. If he hadn’t put his all into his career, he never would have been able to do something as big as he is doing now. He is an inspiration to all of us. If you are looking to build a career for yourself, but you feel that you are going nowhere with it, then just remember to look to someone like James Dondero. He is a man who didn’t give up. He could have quit years ago, or he could have thought that the place where he was at was good enough, but he didn’t. He kept going, and look where that has gotten him.
There will be many times as you set out on your career where you will feel like giving into the pressure and allowing yourself to sit back and relax. You’ll feel like you’ve made it far enough, and that is enough. But, if you want to make it places, if you want to make it as far as James Dondero has, then you are going to have to keep going. You’re going to have to do all that you can in order to make it big.

For more information follow James Dondero on Twitter.

Why mission-critical cloud systems use NuoDB Cloud Technology

Origin of NuoDB

NuoDB is a scalable SQL database software built for the cloud. NuoDB is proprietary software designed in 2012 by a Massachusetts database company of the same name. While developing the software, the company took a different approach to data structure and transmission, giving birth to a highly elastic and scalable database management system.

Approach and Technology

NuoDB has evolved into NewSQL, an advanced SQL with capabilities to scale and perform in high-demand cloud environments. The database uses distributed server instances as network nodes for delegating workloads between them in a peer-to-peer model. This means new server instances can scale out the database.

NuoDB uses SQL to perform its ACID-compliance transactions. In the process of scaling to accommodate short bursts of data requests, it is capable of maintaining transactional integrity. The transactions are routed through a three-tier structure namely administration, transaction and storage tiers. Isolating these layers ensures that data does not mix up during a transaction and reconciliation is easy in the event of a failure.

Commercial Application

NuoDB has become the industry standard for mission-critical cloud applications. It is popular among companies whose functions involve processing large sets of data. Companies such as UAE Exchange, Kodiak and Alfa systems use NuoDB technology for data management and processing.

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The rise of Talos Energy in the oil and gas industry

Talos Energy LLC is a private and upstream company. The firm handles oil and gas. It has focused on exploring and acquiring of oil and gas properties. It has a primary focus on the Gulf of Mexico and the Coast of the Gulf. The firm has investment support from different investments companies which include; Apollo Global Management, Riverstone Holdings LL, and also the Talos management. It announced its subsidiary that is wholly owned. It has finished acquiring the Energy Resource Technology GOM, Inc.

Talos Energy LLC and Sierra Oil & Gas formed a joined venture with Premier Oil Plc. After this venture, they began drilling the Zama-1 well. It is stated to be the first exploration well that is offshore that is launched by a company that is not Petroleos Mexicanos. The Petroleos Mexicanos is a monopoly company that has been running since the nation made the oil industry national in 1938. This well is located in the Sureste Basin. It has been estimated to have a total of 100 million to 500 million crude barrels. The drilling of the oil will be expected to take around three months to be completed. The cost of the drilling has been estimated at 16 million dollars. In 2015, the three firms earned the right to prospect.

During the financial crisis, the investors of the company sent money back to the bank. They, then, deployed the small money pool only to profitable spots. In 2011, the company had doubled its size and then sold it to the Apache Corp. it is now a firm with 600 million dollars. The money is from the previous investments and the Gulf of Mexico. The employee headcount of the company is around 120 employees from the original 15. The firm has a projected revenue of about $475 million to $500 million each year. The company is expected to continue growing and hiring.

The manager of the Talos Energy Company, Tim Duncan, always ensures his employees that he is always trying to make them money. He does not ignore any of the ideas that the employees have. He encourages them not to hold back. He has climbed the ranks of private equity from being the reservoir engineer manager. He was at Gryphon Exploration. He claims that his bosses have always wanted to know what he has to say. This motivated him always to work harder. As a manager, he has always tried to emulate this. This has also helped his employees to keep doing their best.

For more information follow Talos Energy on Facebook.

Omar Yunes Awarded the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW)

On December 5, 2015, Omar Yunes, the franchisee of Sushi Itto was awarded the best franchisee of the year award (BFW). Omar was awarded due to his positive impact on the brand that he represents. The event was held in Florence, Italy.

Omar has 13 franchise units of the Japanese food chain, which is about 10% of all the units the company has spread in Mexico City, Puebla, and Veracruz. Omar Yunes became the company’s franchisee at the age of 21.

When receiving the award, Omar said the reward goes to the 400 employees in the 13 units, the management, and the company that has given them an opportunity to be innovative. Representatives from 34 countries were present during this event.

The assessment of the franchisee was based on its impact on the network and not on the parent company or brand. Some of the factors that were considered were how the franchisee had influenced the network, how it has enhanced knowledge, and how it has motivated its employees among others.

During the event, Omar was also awarded first in the national qualifier, the highest award for his critical change agent in the franchising-franchisee relationship, having a better information management, and having control boards that have enhanced measurement of each unit.

The CEO of Sushi Itto, Benjamin Cancelmo said this was a clear evidence of the joint effort to provide their customers with the best services. On his part, the event organizer, Diego Elizarrarras said that the reward showed a strong brand in Mexico that has been recognized worldwide unlike previously when franchises were regional based.

The second place went to the franchisee of Prendamex, Ivan Tamer. The jury for this event was made of agents from the Universidad Anahuac, the Mexican Association of Franchises, investors of the industry and Entrepreneurs.

About Omar Yunes

Omar Yunes graduated from the Autonomous Technical Institute of Mexico (ITAM) with a degree in law. He is also a franchisee of Quiznos. He is also a manager, owner, and franchisee of several other companies.

He is the co-founder and co-director of Atma Real Estate Investment Network and the chairman and founder of Board of Ideas, a business incubator company. He was once the Director General of the Mexican Credit Union, and a lawyer for Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) and several other law firms.

Avaaz has Millions of Voices to Share

Traditionally speaking, democratic parties and organizations are all about seeing one thing happen, and that is permanent social change. The hope is that these changes are worldwide or at least far reaching. The only problem standing in the way is that most oppressed people exist as a minority demographic. And in this circumstance of being outnumbered, these groups tend to isolate themselves instead of networking to start some kind of political momentum. For the many global communities that are in desperate need of cohesion, there is the organization Avaaz (the world in action).

Hearing the collective voice and deciding together in which direction to take action is the modus operandi for this activist community. The key ingredient to the NGO’s (Non-Government Organization) operation is technology. With every leap and bound within the world of technological communication, Avaaz grows stronger and stronger. Starting in 2011, the number of members continues to grow to more than 10,000 in just half a decade. It is all about seeing the forest for the trees. The chance to make a real difference within a nation or state only comes about two or three times a year. However, when you work to change the minds and attitudes of millions of people in more than six continents, there is lots of work every week of the year.

That is where unity and accountability play very distinctive and important roles in the lives of Avaaz members. But most of all, unity is the cornerstone on which all other things rest. That is why the organization operates in more than fifteen different languages with understanding free-flowing between causes. You may never know where your most powerful ally lies in wait to meet you. With this format, the side of justice now has a new weapon against oppression and indignity. And, it is here to stay.

For more information on Avaaz follow them on Twitter.

Jeffry Schneider – The Vibrant Personality Leading Ascendant Capital, LLC

Personally, Jeffry Schneider is an athlete with a knack for eating delicious and healthy food. His athleticism has seen him compete in major running contests including several marathons and the iron man race. He is also a passionate explorer who hopes to travel the whole world over his lifetime; he has already traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and South America.


Jeffry Schneider is also a generous philanthropist who helps fund several organizations including Cherokee Home for Children, God Loves We Deliver, and the Gazelle Foundation. He is also a firm believer in protecting the environment and wildlife that depends on it the most.


Jeffry Schneider’s professional life is just as vibrant as his personality. He is the founder and CEO of Ascendant Capital, LLC and a fast-rising name in alternative investments circles.


Jeffry Schneider’s Professional Life

Jeffry Schneider has a long history in the financial industry. He has worked for some of the industry’s giants including Paradigm Global Advisors and Axiom Capital Management. He has also worked with prominent investors such as Merrill Lynch, Alex Brown, and Smith Barney. It is this collective experience working with the best that motivated Jeffry Schneider to begin and grow Ascendant Capital, LLC.


Ascendant Capital, LLC is an investment company that raises funds for emerging and established alternative asset fund sponsors. It provides a wide range of sales, marketing, education, and operational services. Its client base is also diverse as it includes private banks, family offices, broker dealers, and registered investment advisors. What’s more, its clients come from all over the globe.


Alternative Investments the Way to Go

Jeffry Schneider believes that the volatility witnessed in the market today is threatening the stability of conventional investments. To this end, Ascendant Capital, LLC has prioritized alternative investments and reaped greatly from the returns thereof.


Schneider has grown Ascendant Capital, LLC to a major company which has raised over $1 billion for its clients to date. It is also setting its aim higher as it plans to raise over $50 million each month this year. This target is not unreachable as the company already has thousands of family offices, over 250 advisors, more than 50 broker dealers, and several private banks in its clientele base.