The Success Academy brand that has made waves in the charter school industry across New York City as the group has seen an amazing level of growth since it established its first school in 2006 in the culturally diverse area of Harlem. Founder Eva Moskowitz has recently made it clear she believes the ever expanding wait list for a spot at the more than 40 Success Academy locations across New York City show just how impressive the work she and her colleagues have completed has been; the shocking statistics show that if Moskowitz was permitted to make use of some of the more than 5,000 empty seats currently unused in New York public schools the Success Academy program could be provided for some of the more than 17,000 families who applied for just over 3,000 seats at Success Academy locations.
There are a number of reasons why the Success Academy has proven such as major area of growth in the education sector where charter schools have not always met with high levels of success. The innovative nature of the Success Academy has led to the school network taking a different approach to that seen in the public school system across the U.S., which includes the need for more periods of time where students can express themselves and enjoy recess times that are often taken away as a punishment by educators in public school systems.
Although the approach of Success Academy may seem to be a different one, the charter school system is obviously becoming a success as the test scores that are used by public school system experts have consistently been higher than those seen in traditional New York schools. Not only does Success Academy seek to bring about a new level of success in the education system, the aim is to engage students in the local community to help them have a greater understanding of the world around them; Success Academy brings farm fresh food into its schools and also looks to build community links that create more engaged citizens as students move through their lives even after they have completed their studies.
One of the best parts about the OSI Group is the leader of the company. David McDonald, the president, has been working to make some major changes for the company. He wants to see the OSI Group be able to expand as much as they have in the past while still keeping the same business model that they have always had.
This has allowed David McDonald OSI Group the chance to make sure that the company is successful and that they are going to be able to satisfy all of the needs of all of the businesses that they have worked with in the past. It has also given him the chance to make sure that things are working well for the companies that they regularly do business with. It is a great opportunity for companies to be able to take advantage of everything that the OSI Group has been able to provide them with.
One of the biggest opportunities that the OSI Group has had was something that David McDonald recently talked about. He wanted to make sure that the company was doing well and, for that reason, did what he could to get them into the Beijing Olympics. Since they already had a contract with McDonald’s (one of the biggest sponsors of the Olympics), getting in to do the food service was relatively easy and something that they knew that they were going to be able to do. It was one of the first times ever in history that there were no major complaints about the food at the games.
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What was originally a small market company, David McDonald has been able to grow OSI to very extreme lengths. It is something that is much better than what it always has been and something that will continue to grow under his direction. Thanks to the opportunities that he has provided for the people who are doing more in the different areas, there are many new ways that David McDonald, the president is able to make the OSI Group get even better than what it currently is. He has big plans for the company.
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It is almost impossible to hold a discussion about Securus, without the name Rick Smith coming up. This is because he is the co-founder and CEO of the company. One thing that stands out about Rick Smith is his deep passion for the technology industry. He is dedicated to helping different correctional facilities gather evidence to be used in court or deter crime. He is also interested in helping families and friends stay connected with their loved ones behind bars. One of his recent technology products, video visitation has improved connections between inmates and families. Now loved ones can visit inmates regularly and the inmates can be involved in most activities of their family’s lives. Other than improving family bond, this product has been instrumental crime prevention.
Rick Smith’s passion for the technology industry did not begin when he started working for Securus. He somehow always knew that he wanted to excel here. Therefore, he got himself a good education, majoring in technical fields. His first degree, Bachelor of Science in Electric and Electrical Engineering was obtained from the Buffalo’s State University of New York. He also has a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the Brockport based State University of New York. He is also an alumni of Rochester University where he graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Administration, having studies at the Simon Graduate School of Business.
His education background is just one of the many things that makes Rick Smith an industry leader. His career experiences play the biggest part in his success as the CEO of Securus. In the past, Rick Smith has worked for Global Crossing Inc. He worked with the company 26 years, during which time he was lucky to gain experience in a number of business positions. He worked as a controller and Chief Financial Officer until the company changed names to Frontier Corp. It was then that he was promoted to the position of President of IT. Shortly after, Rick Smith was appointed to be in charge of the Midwest Telephone Operations as its VP. This was followed by a mastering to the director of Network plant operations followed by director of business development. And, in the final year with the company, Smith was promoted to the position of Financial Management Vice President. Read more on Crunchbase.com
From Frontier Corp, Rick Smith moved to Eschelon Telecom Inc, where he was employed as the Chief Financial Officer. He stayed with the company since the year 1998 to the year 2007. During this time, he led the company to increasing its net worth from just $30 million to $350 million. And being the CEO of the company from the year 2000, he led the company to a historic IPO, in the year 2005.
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Many changes have been taking place in the healthcare provision sector. A few years ago, managed health care services were something that hadn’t been heard of in Puerto Rico. Then, Innovacare got into the scene, and massive changes started happening. In a span of six years, the company has managed to recruit 300,000 members, and they have created a network of more than 7,000 distributors of their services across the country. Certain factors have contributed to the success of Innovacare, and the excellent leadership team is one of them. Among the top leaders of the group is Richard Shinto, the CEO and Penelope Kokkinides, the Chief Administrative Officer.
As mentioned, Shinto is the CEO at Innovacare. Before he joined the company in the leadership position in 2012, he was the President and CEO of Aveta Health Services. Richard has been working in managed healthcare services for the past two decades. He was also a chief medical officer at NAMM in California. His very first job in the medical field was that of an internist and a pulmonologist in Southern California. He has written a wide range of literature related to medicine. He has a medical degree from NYU and an MBA from the University of Redlands.
Penelope Kokkinides, on the other hand, is the Chief Administrative Officer. She has also been in the managed healthcare services for a long time. There was a time when she used to work with the Medicaid and Medicare government programs. When interviewed about the business ideas and practices that make her tick, she confided that she likes open spaces and fresh air. She also added that she loves living every day as a unique entity from all the other days. She added that when one stopped living days that were a repetition of each other, their productivity would improve. Visit Penelope’s website at penelopekokkinides.com
When asked about the secret that has helped her turn ideas into projects whose results could be seen. She stated that the talented team working under her was the main reason behind the success. Penelope Kokkinides stated that being able to communicate with the team, regardless of her location was one of the reasons the group always met their goals on time.
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These are the two people that are leading the rest of the troop at Innovacare. After interacting with the duo, it is easy to see why they have managed to take the company to such great heights of success in the industry that they work in. The company is destined for better things such as taking their services global. View her infographic resume at Vizualize.me