Stephen P. Murray Continues To Inspire Me

In our world today, it can be hard for people to find role models to emulate in life. This is one of many reasons why I remember the late Stephen Murray so very fondly. He serves as someone who showed us all what it was possible to achieve both in life and in the world of banking.

Over the course of our long time spent together, I learned to rely on his advice and his counsel as we worked together in the world of finance. He showed what it was to be a leader in the field and a leader of men as well.

From The First

From the first, Stephen Murray was there for me. Like me, he grew up the suburbs of New York City and used every opportunity to help learn as much as possible about the world that awaited us as we grew up. This was the city that Murray loved in his lifetime.

All of those at the firm appreciated how wanted to help push the city to ever greater heights and continue to help it stay on top on the world of finance.

The Founding Of A Capital Firm

Founding a capital management firm was his aim from the very start. At Chemical Bank, he was able to begin a career that would grow to include this aim and help bring people like myself along for the ride.

I was able to work closely with him and learn how to use my talents for the best.

I learned that Murray had much to teach me about how to manage capital effectively and create an impressive, world class firm.

CCPM Capital

Under his supervision, those of us who worked at CCPM Capital with him learned how best to help our clients and help provide them with advice that they could use.

Stephen Murray CCPM Capital quickly grew into a world class institution that was one of the world’s most admired when he was at the head of the firm.

During his tenure, like some many others, I learned from the master how best to help provide world class assistance for our clients in the United States and many important overseas markets at the same time.

Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/stephen-p-murray#/entity

Give your Hair a Magical Touch with Wen by Chaz

Almost everyone has seen the promos for WEN by Chaz Dean at one point in their lives. The infomercials where gorgeous women are shaking their hair and swearing that indeed the cleansing conditioner is magic inside a bottle. As a hair care fanatic, I needed to affirm if this product was indeed capable of doing wonders as advertised. To separate facts and fiction I decided to apply WEN Cleansing Conditioner and see if it had the ability to transform my thin hair into the luscious strands displayed on TV.
Just in case you haven’t yet heard of WEN cleansing conditioners, the products are basically an all-in-one shampoo, styling treatment, and conditioner. According to the TotalBeauty’s website, these products are able to work wonders for any type of hair based on the formulation that one tries. I went for the Fig version as it was promising to provide moisture, shine, and bounce to my hair.

Despite the few rumors from Facebook that some negative side effects were likely to occur from using this product, I was still ready to take the chances.
My thoughts

Though it made my hair to appear awesome, my strands tended to become oily whenever I skipped a day between washes. However, I will still reach for the conditioner any day I want some shine on my hair.
The above was originally reported on Bustle: http://www.bustle.com/articles/136320-i-used-cleansing-cleansing-conditioner-on-my-fine-hair-heres-what-happened

Wen by Chaz

Wen by Chaz is a revolutionary cleansing conditioner. The 5-in-1 formula brings together the benefits of a conditioner, shampoo and other treatments. This revolutionary way to hydrate and cleanse the hair has made the product win over clients with all kinds of hair.

FAQ page: http://www.wen.com/faq.html

 

Changing the Perception of Compliance Officers: Helane Morrison

As the business world becomes global, the need for compliance officers is growing. The field has been growing need because of the new regulations, international, federal, and state, that are causing businesses to need compliance officers and their assistance to ensure that they are staying in compliance with the newest of laws and regulations. This career path is one of the most rapidly growing ones with the most opportunities.

Compliance is more than just punishing; it is about making the companies follows rules and regulations that are necessary to keep them in compliance with new laws. Compliance officers keep employees and companies from making mistakes that could cause punitive actions from the enforcement agencies, like Securities and Exchange Commission.

Helane Morrison is changing the way compliance officers do business. She is the managing direction and chief compliance officer of Hall Capital, which is a company run by women. Her experience extends from the legal field to the compliance field. Helane has clerked under Justices and she has run an office in the SEC in San Fransisco. She understands the need to make sure companies are in compliance. She has worked diligently to change the way women and compliance officers are viewed. She studied at Northwestern and UCLA-Berkley. Morrison is truly a female leader in the field of compliance.

Squaw Valley Ironman

The interview

During an interview that I heard on KCRW’s “Press play with Madeleine Brand,” Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort, spoke about the issues regarding drought in North Tahoe.

Andy spoke about the resilient ridge being a factor preventing snow from coming into the mountains. Although this ridge has impacted his two ski resorts, the damage was only a 20% decrease in business. Read more: How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts? and Andy Wirth Elected Chairman of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation

Madeleine asked whether he would be able to survive more years such as the previous. Mr. Wirth stated emphatically that he could.

His capitol structure was solid and he is taking advantage of snow making mechanisms. Out of the 6000 acres, 4000 was skiable.

Madeline asked him about El Niño and Andy felt that it would not be a problem due to the science of snow making. Mr. Wirth has other options at his two resorts including holding wedding venues and other functions to invite more guests.

A visionary

Andy Wirth is the CEO of Squaw Valley and also runs Alpine Meadows ski resorts. Friends talk about Andy as a talented, authentic and friendly person. His vision to unite the two resorts by gondola have given skiing enthusiasts a real treat.

In the past skiers had to travel by car to get to the other mountain but soon they will be able to travel between mountains via the gondola. Skiers and snowboarders have only dreamed this to be true but it is now turning into a reality thanks to Andy’s vision and foresight.

Troy Caldwell owns the land between the two resorts and he and Mr. Wirth have reached an agreement regarding the merging of the mountains. Plans for the merger will be submitted to the U.S. Forest service and Placer County this summer.

Aside from running his ski resorts Andy Wirth also has raised money for charity. He has raised $14,460 for the Warefare Warriers for the Navy Seal Foundation. This charity is close to his heart as a sky diving accident in October 2013 ripped off his right arm. It was surgically reattached by doctors.

Born in Neubrucke, Germany Andy attended the University of Edinburgh. He obtained his Bachelor degree from Colorado State University. Wirth holds positions as board member on over 10 community organizations.

On March 8, 2013 Wirth was featured on Undercover Boss at his Squaw Valley and Alpine Resorts.
Learn more about Andy Wirth:

http://andywirth.com/
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