The Business Culture at Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital has taken over the investment banking industry in a huge way over a relatively small period. The offer their clients across the globe a wide range of financing and advisory services. The Madison franchise has established itself as a leader in emerging market frontiers across Africa and Asia.


The firm has had an exceptional service guided by the values of leaderships, integrity, excellence and the highest standards of professionalism across the industry. Under the stewardship of Anthony Marsala, Madison Street Capital has fostered productive client relationships. These relationships propel the firm to more business deals in emerging markets.


Madison Street Capital understands the value of every client and every business dealing. As such, every client is kept close and treated with utmost respect. At Madison, the client forms the core of operations. The company’s culture teaches employees to listen keenly, identify and understand client demands.


The customer’s goals, therefore, become the operational goals at Madison Street Capital. The company has invested heavily in its human resource base. Their employees undergo rigorous training and mentorship. Through such programs, the organization has created a culture of professionalism and excellence.


One of their in-demand services consist of business valuation and corporate advisory. This division falls under their active CEO Anthony, Marsala. Under business valuation, they perform a thorough assessment of business assets and liabilities, therefore, coming up with an accurate figure of what it’s worth. The corporate advisory functions allow the company to advise governments and multinationals on matters of investment and other business dealings.


The experts Madison Street Capital works with make use of sophisticated financial modelling tools and analytical techniques. They are lauded for taking initiative and guiding their clients through all the phases of business transactions be it financing or merging. The propelling factor behind the success of this firm has been its flexibility to deal with clients from all industries across the developed and developing economies.


Jeb Bush In Hot Water Over Economy Comments

The presidential elections are right around the corner. The economy is in a rut. The people are not making ends meet and they want to know, what it is that each candidate plans to do about it. After the candidates announce their ideas they find that not everyone is receptive to them.

Jeb Bush has found himself in hot water after a comment in which he stated, that people need to work more hours and be more productive in order to stimulate the economy. The people responded rather quickly to his idea. Many of them say they are working two jobs already. People are finding it harder and harder to get full time work that pays well. So instead they take on two part time jobs that pay as minimal as possible. Or one full time job at minimum wage. The problem, they say is simple; they need better wages, and not longer hours.

Many people believe that Jeb Bush is out of touch with the average person. He has lived his life in the top one percent. Dr Jennifer Walden understands that he has never known what it means to struggle to put food on the table for his family.

It is hard to tell yet how this will affect Bush on the campaign trail, but the prognosis is so far is not good.

Purina PetCare: The Brand That Cares

Purina PetCare is a subsidiary of Nestle, it is the second largest pet food company in the world and the number one pet food company in the United States. This is due to its commitment to the highest quality food for the average pet. This commitment has been recognized through various awards for sustainable practices in manufacturing and has been a leading sponsor in pet-related charities. Purina PetCare was originally started by Ralston Purina in the late 1800’s and was acquired by Nestle in 2001 under its Friskies PetCare Company. The combination created Purina PetCare by 2002.

Some of the products sold under Purina are: Purina Dog Chow, Friskies, and Purina One. The type of products range to accommodate the budget pet shopper, such as the Alpo, or the pet shopper who is more health conscious like Purina One. Purina One, as of 2009 was the fastest growing brand under Purina PetCare.
Purina has also created cat appetizers, food for older dogs which help in digestion, a grain free brand, and a sports brand for the athletic dog. Since its introduction to the international market Purina has created pet food products that cater to global markets as well, including Ravena, a Brazilian brand that uses only locally available ingredients.

Besides pet food Purina creates accessories that include beds, leashes and training pads all under the Purina PetGear name.

Purina PetCare’s goal is promote community between people and pets which is evident in their Purina Newscenter media campaign to hold the largest Take Your Dog to Work Day in 2015. What started as a company encouraged day was expanded by Purina to other companies. This encouragement comes from the belief that better work comes from happier employees and what brings greater satisfaction than your dog? Nestle Purina partnered with Mississippi University College of Veterinary Medicine to conduct a survey that found employees that bring their dog to work show fewer signs of stress. With this new survey Purina PetCare has encouraged other companies to take the challenge while promoting its brand as the best for dog and cat care.

Purina Launches New Campaign for Beneful

As a reaction to a recent class action lawsuit the company calls “baseless,” Purina has launched a new national ad campaign that aims to clean up the brand image of its Beneful brand of dog food.

The campaign, which originally ran on PR Newswire, features Purina workers who also happen to be dog owners. The campaign, called “I Stand Behind Beneful,” stresses that over 1.5 billion meals of Purina Beneful have been served to dogs. Most owners, including ones who work at their factory making the food, are impressed with the company’s safety standards.

“We’re not just making it for your pets, we’re feeding it to our own pets, and we know it’s good,” said Materials Accounting Coordinator Cliff.

The ads are going to run on TV and print. The campaign started off as an internal company statement but then spread. There are eight Purina factories in the United States that manufacture Beneful. The brand was introduced in 2001 and has been one of the company’s all-time leading best sellers.

The “I Stand Behind Beneful” campaign features a number of key Purina factory workers who also feed Beneful to their dogs. The pride in their work is obvious. It’s unlikely that any of them would feed their beloved pets dangerous dog food. Since they work in the factory, it seems likely they’re quite convinced that they are producing quality food. Purina is a part of Nestle, the world’s largest food company. Nestle manages 29 brands that do over $1 billion in revenue annually. This campaign focuses on the pride that Purina workers have in the dog food they spend their time crafting. Look for these ads to be displayed on national television. This Sunday they have also placed a full-page ad in the prestigious New York Times.

CEO offers a unique bonus to all employee’s children

Everyone heard about the CEO who raised all of his employee’s salaries to $70,000. But CEO Chieh Huang of Boxed, an online distributor of bulk household items, may have topped that. Huang has offered to pay college tuition for all of the employee’s children.

Many companies, such as Starbucks, offer tuition assistance for the employee, especially if it relates to the industry they are working in. However, this is the first offer to pay tuition for the children. As of now and for the forseeable future, there is no cap on how many years the child spends in college or which university they attend. The only restriction, if you can even call it that, is that Huang is only paying for tuition, not the books or boarding.

Huang realized that many of the employees who worked in the Atlanta facility did not even have cars to get themselves to work easily or to provide their children with opportunities outside the city. He toyed with the idea of getting everyone a car, in true Oprah fashion, but he realized that the problem wasn’t transportation; it was a lack of higher education due to financial constraints. Folks at The Aspire New Brunswick are impressed to learn that Huang opted to provide free tuition, without the need for an application or approval process, as opposed to simply raising the salaries.

For the full story of Boxed and how it stacks up to other companies, check out this link.

Big Three Automakers Do Not Support Obama’s TPP Trade Treaty

President Obama recently said that opponents of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade treaty do not understand it will benefit US automakers. The president cited as anecdotal evidence the fact that anyone inside the Washington Beltway can attest that Japanese cars are ubiquitous. By contrast, the president pointed out that in Tokyo, very few American cars will be seen. As people at Boraie Development understand it, by adopting the TPP trade deal, Japanese markets will open up to US automakers and translate into a boom in new sales. Given this fact, it would appear as a given that the big three automakers, Ford, Chrysler, and GM, would be vigorously behind the TPP agreement and by extension the United Auto Workers (UAW) union.

It isn’t true. This is because Japan does not impose any tariffs on American made cars. By contrast, the United States has tariffs on Japanese cars to limit their sales. The TPP agreement will force the United States to drop those tariffs and further hasten Japanese auto sales in the United States at the expense of domestic cars. In addition, the big three do not support TPP because it fails to address the main reason why American cars do not sell briskly in Japan: currency manipulation. This allows Japan to make their cars cheaper to Americans while making the US cars more expensive to Japanese consumers. In fact, this is the very reason why real estate mogul Donald Trump is against TPP.

Real Estate Developer Haidar Barbouti Turns Restaurateur

Being a real estate developer isn’t always about just finding which property to invest in. Haidar Barbouti has been active in the real estate industry for over 20 years now, focusing mainly on commercial real estate. In 1991, he purchased the Highland Village Shopping Center in Houston, Texas. Built in the 1940s, it was one of the first luxury shopping centers to open in Houston. When Mr. Barbouti took over the property, he wasn’t just satisfied with renting out as much space as possible to maximize revenue. Instead, he transformed the place so that it becomes on of the most beautiful shopping areas in the country, thus attracting numerous high-profile tenants such as Starbucks and an Apple Store.

Later, Barbouti decided to build a third story on a part of the shopping center, believing that it would be the perfect place for a new restaurant that has a large patio over the Galleria area. The problem was that he just wasn’t able to find the type of tenant he wanted. While many other developers would have simply abandoned the idea at this point and let another type of establishment move into the area, Barbouti is known for a very hands-on approach to managing his properties. Therefore, he decided that it would be time to open his own restaurant.

What is surprising is that while Haidar Barbouti has extensive experience in the real estate market, he has never worked in a restaurant before and has no formal culinary training. He stated that in his case, knowing how to make money and create great food are what helped his restaurant succeed.

Operating since 2011, Up Restaurant is Barbouti’s answer to other eating establishments in the area. When asked about “trendy” restaurants, he certainly had a very poor opinion of them. The real estate developer stated in an interview that people come to a restaurant to eat and not to see “art” on a plate. He went on to criticize some restaurants for offering tiny portions at highly inflated costs, saying that one’s grandmother knows how to cook better than some of these chefs.

At Up Restaurant in Houston, it’s not about the latest fads of organic, fair-trade certified or locally sourced produced. Their mission is to provide clients with good food, with a large menu that was personally put together by the owner. You will find pizzas, Caesar salads, fish, filet mignon, beef, seafood, pasta and various desserts.