From his early days growing up in India to his present day as CEO of Merger Tech Nitin Khanna has always focused on the essential and key elements of his success: innovation, philanthropy, creativity and entrepreneurship. When recently asked why he became an entrepreneur Nitin Khanna quickly answered by outlining the events which led to his current success. Nitin Khanna was born in 1971 in India.
Family of Entrepreneurs
Nitin Khanna credits much of his success as an entrepreneur as having come from the his family’s influence as entrepreneurs. Nitin Khanna was able to take part in many of his family’s entrepreneurial plans at an early age. Even before he left India to pursue his degrees in Industrial Engineering, he learned alot about how entrepreneurs plan and execute their ideas for a successful business from his family.
Move to United States and Education
His Father was an Army man, while his family was primarily made of entrepreneurs. He was exposed to the life of the entrepreneur from within his family. However he came to the United States to purse degrees in industrial engineering at Purdue University. While he obtained his undergraduate degrees he left Purdue Ph.D. program in Robotics in order to immerse himself in a business with his brother who had come over from India to join him.
Big Plans and Execution
Just as he had learned form his family and his Uncles to plan big so Nitin Khanna and his brother began their own software business. Saber Software grew tremendously from 1999-2009, until he sold Saber Software. DUring Saber Software’s growth he and his brother had developed a prototype and first interations of election software, which later went on to help government official win 21 States in the elections. After seeing the success that arose from their early efforts Nitin Khanna an his brother set their sights higher and executed another set of bold plans to develop software to help the other government agencies needing communication between citizens and their government: child care, child support, DMV systems, retirement systems.
Nitin Khanna and his brother sold Saber Software and Nitin Khanna turned his attention and his proclivity for execution into a new venture. While he began doing some Angel Investing he also became interested in helping young entrepreneurs develop their Mobile Technology Upstarts and this led to his founding Merger Tech, which had its sole purpose of assisting Mobile Technology startups develop into their full potential.
Gareth Henry has gained popularity over the years for his prowess as an investment manager. He has also served as an executive at Fortress Investment Group. Henry served as the Head of International Investor Relations. Before becoming a part of the private equity firm, he was a part of the Schroders plc where he worked as the Director of Strategic Solutions. He studied at the University of Edinburgh where he got his degree in actuarial mathematics. His formal education has helped him to carve a positive name for himself in the private equity and hedge funds sector.
As an intellect, Gareth has been striving to bring finance and mathematics together. He is also conversant with economics and risk management. By conversing with clients and colleagues about various types of lucrative investments, he was able to gain more insight into raising capital and investor relations.
On a daily basis, Gareth Henry takes part in numerous face to face meetings. As per his business model, he first understands the needs of his clients before offering his services to them. When dealing with an organization, he tries to understand their needs thus enabling him to grow. His company also takes part in numerous road shows thus ensuring that the corporation can attract more clients. Clients from the Middle East and Asia, specifically Japan and Korea also seek the services of Gareth Henry’s company. His advice to other investors is that they should devote most of their time and money if they are geared towards ensuring that their endeavors have progressed successfully.
The major trends that excite Gareth are such as single asset investments in credit and private equity as well as the movement into direct deals. The other trend involves cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Such trends have posed as suitable investment opportunities. According to Gareth Henry, activity also helps in the creation of opportunity. You must also make sure that you are in close contact with your clients at all times. Also, try to gain a better understanding of the goals and needs of your clients. Gareth Henry is also confident that pipeline management is important when it comes to sales. You must also keep track of the client feedback. Gareth Henry on Quantitative Investing
Agera Energy is an energy company who has been able to provide more affordable rates than the company Eversource. With the green option, Agera has been able to offer about 12 cents per kilowatt-hour. The green option that allows people to receive renewable energy while not doing harm to the environment. It has plans that involve renewable energy. Agera serves more than 32,800 residential customers and nearly 4,800 commercial customers in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Agera Energy has a social media presence on Facebook. The social profile reveals that Agera Energy was started in 2014. The information found provide people with energy efficient tips. For example, a water heater set at 120 degrees Fahrenheit will save money. Water heating accounts for almost 18 percent of the energy consumed in the home. The social profile also shows a few of the products that are offered such as electricity, natural gas supply, and renewable energy.
One of the most popular beverages on earth is coffee. This hot beverage has experienced a revolution over the past 20 years thanks to a diversification of the product. Sipping coffee has manifested into a culture, and the Northwest region of the United States is one of the hotspots. This particular region of the globe has a profound history of producing a variety of coffee blends, and Organo Gold is no exception to the rule. This company was co-founded by a guy named Bernardo Chua, and it has been around since 2008. Organo Gold produces a plethora of hot liquid products, including green tea, hot cocoa, red tea, black-gourmet coffee, café supreme, café late and black ice.
The area from Northern California to just north of Vancouver, British Columbia, has a rich culture in coffee production. Some of the largest names in the field has come from this distinct area, including Tully’s, Starbucks and Seattle’s Best. On the other hand, there is a myriad of tiny coffee houses and small coffee shops that stretch out for over 100 miles. Just about every known blend to mankind can be tasted here. The high-profile chains of today has brought more attention to the area, but the coffee culture has existed long before the invention of these prominent businesses. Aficionados already know that less prominent coffee shops tend to have some of the best tasting coffee.
Organo Gold takes coffee very seriously. The coffee’s main ingredient can help strengthen the immune system as well as support the digestive system. Ganodermalucidum is the weapon of choice, and this fungus is a super herb that energizes the body. This herb is so important to where the company has invested in building a gano-herb industrial park that costed up to $240 million.
OSI Groups boasts of over 100 years in the food processing innovation business. The OSI Group is one of the largest and well-connected food providers across the globe. The OSI Group has over 20,000 workers with 65 facilities that are spread across the 17 countries. The presence of OSI Group is heightened with the cutting-edge innovation and technology in play through its acting CEO David McDonald. Acting head, David was born in Iowa. His career started off after graduating with a degree in animal science. The roots of David McDonald can be traced from the OSI Group where he started off as a project manager. Previously, he held the post as chairman of the North American Meat Institute. His journey to the top has been characterized by hard work and a mind for innovation.
Through the 30 years that David has stayed at OSI Group, he has strived in the delivery of quality products and services to the customers. Since the nature of the business environment is ever-changing, David McDonald has held to par the firm with the logistics team maintaining the evolving market. Another previous expansion of the OSI Group came with the purchase of Baho Foods. The Dutch firm specialized in the processing of deli meat and other related foods. The acquisition saw the OSI Group mark their presence in the European market. This was closely followed with the purchase of the newly rebranded Creative Foods Europe.
The expansion coincides with the exponential growth of the firm and the services offered, With a presence in China and Europe, David McDonalds sees this as the next move for the firm to explore different markets. The tenure under David McDonald has seen the establishment of ten Chinese facilities which deal in the line of poultry products. The firm’s history with McDonald’s chains of restaurants dates back decades ago. The OSI Group has maintained a mutually beneficial relationship as one of their top suppliers. The firm has also collected a couple of accolades such as the California Green Business Award from the environmental impacts on modern food production. The success of the OSI Group according to CEO David McDonald lies with the technological innovations and strong customer relations.
The CEO of Papa John’s recently apologized for the racial comments made by another member of the Papa John’s team. Steve Ritchie apologized via a letter on the Papa John’s website. It took 2 times to make the apology correct and sound like he truly meant it.
Mr. Ritchie made the formal apology the second time around. The first time around, he omitted the apology. When he made the second attempt at the letter, he also should true empathy and understanding of the situation.
When Steve Ritchie made the letter he did so stating there would be changes made within the company starting from this day forward. These changes include members of senior management going around to the individual stores and getting feedback from the staff at these stores. This feedback will then be given to Ritchie.
Steve Ritchie intends to make it his mission to oversee these changes. At the end of the day, Papa John’s is a company of 120,000, not a company of one. Papa John’s will overcome the public’s scrutiny and work past this incident. There are many people0 120,000, who are counting on Ritchie to make an excellent impression on the public and to change Papa John’s for the better.
Steve Ritchie has been with Papa John’s for more than 20 years. He has recently taken over as the CEO of the company. Ritchie intends on making the company stronger and better than before. There will be more inclusiveness in the works from here on out.
Ritchie should have apologized for any offensive language used by members of the Papa John’s team. The company is not above anyone, including its founder. The company is no different than any other company in the US. At the end of the day when Papa John’s overcomes this incident we, the public and members of the community who order Papa John’s, will be extremely proud of Steve Ritchie for standing up for what he believes in.
The comments made by members of Papa John’s team were not in the views of Steve Ritchie. He made this clear in his public apology.