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The Leadership of InnovaCare: Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides

If you are in North America and are looking for affordable yet quality healthcare services, InnovaCare is the facility to visit. It the leading provider for physician practice and Medicare Advantage Plans. InnovaCare is located in Fort Lee, New Jersey on Bridge Plaza. Apart from physician practice and Medicare Plans, InnovaCare also manages two Medicaid plans. It is the only facility in Fort Lee that is accredited by NCQA.

The facility has built a reputation in offering cut-edge quality services. They have established models to improve on cost efficiency. This way, they are able to provide services at an affordable price without having to interfere with the quality of their services.

Today, InnovaCare employs a provider network of over 750 healthcare providers. This has enabled them to reach a wider market. Currently, the company boasts of a client base of not less than 200,000. Acquiring such a huge multitude of clients has everything to do with the strategic direction that is implemented by its leaders. Read more on HRMR Online.


Rick Shinto

Rick Shinto is the CEO and President of InnovaCare. He joined the company in the year 2012 after leaving Aveta Inc. His expertise in the health industry, gained after being a leader for over 20 years has been essential in the governing of InnovaCare. He understands the needs of health providers perfectly, having studied medicine himself. Also, he has an MBA, therefore he is conversant with business management.

Shinto is irrefutably one of the best leaders in this industry. He has worked with a number of big companies, within the health care industry, and led them to success. In the past, he was entrusted with leadership of companies like Aveta, NAMM and MedPartners.

Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope Kokkinides is also among InnovaCare’s most notable leaders. She is currently the Chief Administrative Officer. She was promoted by Shinto to this position in the year 2016.When, she first joined InnovaCare in the year 2015, she was given the Chief Operations Officer position.

Penelope Kokkinides also brings to the table over 20 years’ worth if experience. She has been working in the clinical industry since she graduated from college. She had the privilege of working with Shinto at Aveta Inc. They made a powerful duo at the company and will with no doubt do the same at InnovaCare. View her infographic resume at

Tips for Entrepreneurs: Learning from the Success of Roberto Santiago

In a world of billions, success is hard to come by. Being an entrepreneur requires passion, drive and a willingness to always work to be the best, three qualities that Brazilian businessman Roberto Santiago knows well.

Raised in the city of Joao Pessoa and educated at Pio X-Marist College and the University Center of Joao Pessoa, Santiago went on to become a success in the Joao Pessoa community. His degree in Business Administration served him well as he went through the process of founding and developing the Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall. The shopping center is one of the largest in all of Brazil, and it’s considered one of Santiago’s great successes. Read more articles on Roberto’s Blogspot.

Passion and Dedication: The Slow Crawl toward Success

Santiago didn’t immediately go from graduating college to founding his successful mall business. His first major project was a company that designed and manufactured cardboard packaging. This company expanded under Santiago’s leadership, creating many jobs for members of the local community. After this early success, Santiago became interested in buying real estate, and this led him down the path toward founding the mall in 1989. View more on Mundo Do Marketing

Learning from the Best: What Aspiring Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Santiago loves that he inspires young entrepreneurs, and he urges them to keep fighting to make their dreams come true.

A few tips that can help you become successful like Santiago:

  1. Know Your Vision

It’s important to choose a path you’ll enjoy walking for a long time to come. When considering opportunities, think about the types of businesses you would feel most passionate about being involved in. Don’t invest in something purely for financial gain.

  1. Think about what is needed

To create a successful business, you need to fulfill a demand. For example, Roberto Santiago was originally inspired to create the mall because he saw that there wasn’t much to do in the area aside from visiting the beaches. Not everyone loves the sun and sand, so he created a shopping and entertainment center for those who enjoy that sort of recreation.

  1. Stay Dedicated

Once you have a clear vision for your business, you need to work hard and stay dedicated. There will always be roadblocks along the way, and if you let that discourage you, it will be hard to get anywhere. Santiago credits his passion and discipline with helping him become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Brazil.

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Securus Technologies Reaches New Bounds With Prosecutors

Last week, prosecutors from all over the country gave positive feedback regarding Securus Technologies. Much of this feedback had to do with the new cell phone tracking program offered by Securus. This new program pinpoints an individual who is on a cell phone while speaking with a prison inmate.


These prosecutors explained how hard this task has been in the past. They explained how it was impossible to find the location of a cell phone for two main reasons. The first is that cell phone users can use certain software to block their location, and the second reason is that cell phone users can use a cell phone that is registered out of the area. This left prosecutors puzzled, but prosecutors have since arrested thousands upon thousands of people with Securus Technologies new cell phone tracking program.


After reading these amazing reviews by prosecutors, Securus Technologies has just created a customer support team that is dedicated solely to prosecutors. If a prosecutor is having a tough time using any software provided by Securus, he/she can speak to a representative, and the matter will be fixed with haste. More importantly, this new customer support system has been created for prosecutors to leave their feedback. If prosecutors have ideas of how to refine a Securus service or even ideas to create a new service, Securus would love to hear about it.


Recent Discovery on Mechanism that Causes Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct Published on Oncotarget

A high number of cancer patients have to endure the unpleasant effects associated with chemotherapy, as it is the most prescribed method of treating cancer. Patients suffering from pancreatic cancer and other forms of belligerent cancers have to endure it as there is still no other known efficient therapy. A new study conducted in Tel Aviv University (TAU) suggests that there are three proteins that can help in killing cancerous cells as they divide. The results of the study were published in Oncortaget in the month of February this year. Oncotarget is published by Impact Journals

Focus on the Research

Malka Cohen-Armon from the Sackler School of Medicine, TAU led the research which established that proteins can be modified specifically during the mitosis process. This brings about the inherent mechanism of death that leads to the eradication of duplicating cancerous cells. Prof. Cohen stated that the discovery of this mechanism that destroys the cancer cells without harming the healthy cells is pretty exciting. Learn more about Oncotarget journal at

He added that the study proved that the faster the rate at which cancer cells proliferate, the faster and effectively they will be destroyed. This mechanism will prove useful and efficient in the treatment of aggressive cancers that remain defiant even when exposed to traditional chemotherapy. The experiments used in the study were carried out on cell cultures of various incurable cancer types like lung, breast, colon, blood, pancreas and brain. He concluded by saying that the new discovery would impact positively on the ongoing and existing cancer research by bringing a new target mechanism on specific cancer cells thereby eradicating them. [Read More]

About Oncotarget

Oncotarget is an open-access peer-reviewed medical journal that covers research on various oncology aspects. It was founded in 2010 and is published by the Impact Journals. Its editors-in-chief are Andrei V. Gudkov and Mikhail Blagosklonny (Roswell Park Cancer Institute). Oncotarget has seen its popularity rise continuously over the years due to its reputation of being constructive, punctual, insightful and its multiple peer-review aspect. All these qualities help the medical journal’s authors to widen their impact on cancer research. Oncotarget focuses mainly on the pathological basis for cancers, treatment protocols and prospective targets for therapy, which are aimed at improving the care given to cancer patients.

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Emotional Lip Balm? EOS Thinks So

The founders of the indie darling of the lip balm market segment set out to make an emotional connection with their users, and by all metrics, it appears that they have succeeded. Evolution of Smooth saw a gap in the lip balm market and set their sights on filling it. Founded nearly a decade ago, EOS lip balm has become a favorite of everyday people along with celebs and stars. The $3 price point was the first decision by the partners that was to set the tone for the Racked popular brand. The other decisions addressed appealing to all five of the senses of their users.

With the decision to contain their product within a unique orb, the EOS leadership was aware of the possibility of being seen as a fad that would soon disappear. To combat this fear of becoming a here today, gone tomorrow trend, EOS worked hard to appeal to its customers on many levels. This strategy has paid off, according to a recent article posted by Fast Company magazine. The brand is selling upwards of one million of their lip balm orbs each week. Their market share has grown and now surpasses that of Blistex and Chapstick who has been around for a century.

When a brand enjoys market dominance, as Chapstick has done, it is easy to become complacent and EOS was able to capitalize on that stagnation. The case of Chapstick being overtaken by an upstart such as EOS provides an instructive lesson of what not to do when you believe that your product is untouchable. Lack of innovation and customer engagement can have negative consequences, no matter how entrenched your brand and product may be. EOS has taken advantage of this environment and carved out an enviable niche for itself in the oral care / lip balm market.

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How CTRMA is Transforming the Transportation Network in Austin

The Williamson County Growth Summit was held four months ago at the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel. This meeting was focused on the mobility challenges that face the suburban communities.

Some of the people on the panel were Joseph Kopser who is the founder of RideScout, ArgoDesign’s Jared Ficklin, and Mike Heiligenstein who is the executive director of Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority.

One of the main topics of discussion was the impact that technology would have on the transportation sector of Austin. Heiligenstein noted that carpooling apps and autonomous cars would be the future of transportation all over the world. Heiligenstein went on to point out that there was a need to develop more roads in the Austin area to increase the transport capacity because of the growing population in the suburbs of Austin.

He also called for the integration of technology into roads so that they could become smarter. Heiligenstein said that the adoption of these new technologies was slow. They needed to set up infrastructure that facilitated mass transit. Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein:

Jared Ficklin stated that land and building codes needed to remain flexible because the parking lots of the future would look very different with the introduction of driverless cars. Leandre Johns is a representative from Uber.

He said that cars could be used to provide transportation to and from public transit stops. He added that this would increase the number of people who use public transportation by making it easier for people to access it. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority was started in 2002 to develop a modern transportation network in Williamson and Travis counties.

CTRMA developed the 183A road which was one of the first projects to incorporate a cashless toll collection system. The authority started the Highway Emergency Response Operator program in conjunction with the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. The program offers free roadside assistance to motorists with minor problems.

This is because minor breakdowns were identified as one of the biggest causes of traffic congestion on the roads. The authority has also tried to setup paths for cyclists and pedestrians along all the projects that they have setup.

Heiligenstein has worked as the executive director of the body since it was started in 2002. According to Biz Journals, Mike Heiligenstein was a public official in Williamson County for two decades before he joined CTRMA. He is involved with several boards and committees that deal with transportation issues including the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Heiligenstein is the president of the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association (IBTTA).

Kim Dao Attends a KPOP Concert

KPOP is a South Korean popular music that fits different genres including rock, jazz, hip hop, and more. Kim Dao and her friend Sunnydahye went to a KPOP concert to see High 4, a South Korean boy band that was playing in Tokyo, Japan. It was the first concert Kim Dao ever attended in Japan. The group doesn’t sound that different from the boy bands of the United States and the United Kingdom. Alex is a friend of Sunnydahye and Kim Dao. Before the concert, the girls went backstage to see the band.


Kim Dao showed us clips of the band’s various acts that evening. The group performed Love Line. After the concert, Kim Dao went to a place called Detour to have some tea and a ham sandwich. They wasted some time before meeting up with Alex. Sunnydahye and Kim Dao went to a Tokyo restaurant for dinner with Alex. It had pea pods, pot stickers, some meats and chicken on skewers.


Afterwards, Kim Dao, Sunnydahye, and Alex went shopping in a place similar to a dollar store. It had little snack treats, including jellies and chocolate pop bouquets. There were costumes like iron man and fig leaf types. All the way in Japan, the shop remembered our own Donald Trump by selling rubbery, squeezable heads in his image.


On the way to the train station, Kim Dao noticed that Tokyo had a Tony Moly beauty supply store where at home, she buys some of her makeup. They had fun.



M&A Annual Awards


During the 15th annual M&A Awards, it was announced that Madison Street Capital was the finalists for the award. This company is an international investment firm based in Chicago. The M&A Awards identify enterprises that have been exceptional in; closing deals, restructuring of business and also financing of other companies. This award is highly esteemed in the financial sector and only crowns elite companies that have been exceptional in their service. The winner of the annual award was announced later in November.


This investment company had also been nominated for the international and industrial deal of the year and the boutique investment firm of the year. This nomination, international and industrial deal of the year award, acknowledges the impeccable role that this company played in the acquisition of Acuna & Asociados S.A. The transaction had been facilitated by the managing director of the company Karl D’Cunha. This acquisition was complex as it involved many transactions and also had a lot of moving parts.


About Madison Street Capital


Madison is an international investment banking firm that mainly deals with the provision various services to the financial sector. It is involved in; valuation of both private and publicly held businesses, mergers and acquisitions and also the provision of financial advisory services and expertise. By providing these services to clients, various companies have been able to thrive in the ever competitive global market. Also, Madison LLC has deal-makers that are highly-skilled with years of experience.


These deal makers work relentlessly to ensure clients get to know the diverse business opportunities around the globe. When the customer brings his proposal to the company, each of his needs is critically analyzed. This is to ensure that the client is partnered with the best option possible to guarantee optimal performance of his business.


This helps clients grow and develop their various businesses. Integrity, leadership, excellence and service are core values that are upheld in this firm. These values have immensely contributed to Madison Street Capital reputation of it being a trustworthy and reliable company.


Currently, Charles Botchway serves as the CEO of the company. He is also the founder of the company. Charles Botchway has played a crucial role in the excellence of the company. Through his leadership, Madison LLC has been able to transact and oversee many mergers and acquisitions in the financial sector. As per now, the company has an in-house deal count that collectively amounts to over 100 deals under exclusive contract.


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MB2 Dental Solutions for Dentists

Dental care in many places is not up to par according to the public, and it is essential for our health to receive high-quality dental services. MB2 Dental Solutions is a dental organization founded by dentists to help their colleagues with the development of their careers and skills.

MB2 Dental helps with time management and resource management and everything else a self-employed dentist might need help with in order to excel in their career.

The dental organization believes that dentists should be allowed to focus o providing top quality dental service for their clients and look after their needs instead of worrying about the technical aspects of running their own business.

MB2 Dental Solutions also serves as an affiliate to dentists. That way the professionals can benefit greatly from having access to a wide range of networking practitioners as well as take advantage of a large number of opportunities for both learning and expanding one’s career.

According to White Pages, as an affiliate to MB2 Dental Solutions, dentists receive all of those benefits and even more. They are provided with a large team of experts who are readily available at any point in time to offer any needed guidance or help with management or advertising.

There is a lot of team work involved in the way MB2 operates in. That is because the founders, as well as the members of the team, believe that integrity is essential for both their business and for their affiliated dentists’ careers.

MB2 Dental is growing rapidly. At the moment there are more than seventy locations across six of the states in America. Some of those states include Los Angeles and Texas. The founder and CEO of the dental organization are Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva.

He was born in the stat of Ohio and has had quite a few years of medical practice behind his back. He has been helping less experienced dentists for the better part of his career. He underwent his education abroad in Asia and South America graduating from the University of Florida with Bachelors in Microbiology.

Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva later earned his DMD from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Villanueva is currently based in North Texas, and he lives with his wife Carol, who is also a physician. They have four children, and both handle separate medical practices and family life. Dr. Villanueva believes that there is nothing more important for a dentist than the integrity of the profession.

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Jason Hope: The Hotel Industry Is Likely To Reap Big From The Rapid Growth In IoT

Jason Hope has impressed many people across different sectors with his exceptional skills as a futurist. He utilizes his keen interest and impeccable technological understanding to study the industry and predict the future tech trends.

Hope has observed current technological trends, and he is certain that the Internet of Things (IoT) will transform the modern society. He has penned down several interesting pieces, terming IoT as the paramount new wave of innovation to hit the technology industry. Hope’s visions and advice concerning technology is instrumental to businesses and entrepreneurial persons who are striving to come up with ideal ways to profit from advances in technology in the future.

The Internet of Things (IoT)

According to Hope, the IoT has triggered many debates in the tech sector due to the fast-paced advancements of state-of-the-art devices. IoT is a catchphrase used to refer to any network-enable device. The device must allow 2-way communication for it to fall into the category of IoT. These devices may range from refrigerators, pacemakers, home thermostat, as well as other micro-scale transponders. Jason Hope believes the drastic growth in IoT will be beneficial to the hospitality sector.

Consumers are quickly acquainting themselves with new apps due to the high popularity of Internet-enabled devices like tablets and smartphone. Hope is confident that the hospitality industry will register tremendous growth due to the availability of advanced Internet technologies, such as apps for finding dates and booking transportation.

Jason Hope: what will drive the popularity of IoT?

As the IoT gets omnipresent and consumers become accustomed to having these applications in their homes, they will need to enjoy these amenities even when they are traveling. For instance, many people would love to control their HVACs using their smartphone. Vendors of IoT products and services are expected to earn over $300 billion in revenue, leading to a $1.9 trillion in overall economic value.