Passion for the Issues

 Thor Halvorssen is a dedicated activist, with tireless energy and desire when fighting for what is right. He founded the Human Rights Foundation, an organization whose mission is to shed light on injustices around the world. Halvorssen comes from a legacy of political rebels. Both of his parents gave their lives standing up against tyranny. Many other members of his family suffered greatly in the name of civil rights. He shows no signs of slowing down, as his organization has gained notoriety worldwide for championing highly controversial causes.

According to Forbes, Thor Halvorsesen is of Norwegian and Venezuelan heritage. His father died after being tortured in a Venezuelan prison. His crime was exposing the corruption that existed in the government while working as a highly ranked drug official. His mother also gave her life standing up for a cause that she believed in. She was gunned down during a protest of the governing regime of that time.

Halvorssen continues to shed a light on corruption and social injustices. His goal is to support those who are willing to stand up against authoritarian oppressors. He prides himself on being a troublemaker within the establishment. A willingness to speak out sets an example for those who live in fear of expressing their true beliefs.

Having a leader who is not afraid of the attention that comes with such actions inspires many others to speak out about their conditions. It is this inspiration that motivates Thor Halvorssen and his followers. His message continues to spread, as support for the Human Rights Foundation grows worldwide.

Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: https://humanrightsfoundation.org/about/board-and-international-council/thor-halvorssen

Philanthropist and Activist Adam Milstein

Adam Milstein was recently recognized by the Jerusalem post as among the 50 most influential Jewish figures in the world who are known to influence the society positively at present and even in the future. In the list of the most influential Jewish Adam was elected number 39 for his contribution as the chairman and the co-founder of Israel American Council (IAC).

The nomination also included his contribution as a philanthropist, leader, and activist in several Jewish organizations internationally. Some of these agencies include Stand with us, the Israel on Campus Coalition, Birthright Israel, Stand with Me, Hasbara Fellowship as well as AIPAC Council. Adam was not the only Jewish recognized in the post, among other prominent leaders included The Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Charles Schumer a U.S Senator, Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagan, philanthropists Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban, Ron Lauder, Lynn Schusterman, and Matthew Bronfman. In the list, other Jewish leaders including Sara Silverman and Gal Gadot who are entertainers were named, as well as Natan Sharansky and Malcolm Hoenlein.

Adam Milstein mentioned that he was humbled and appreciated being appointed in the list of the most influential leaders in the Jewish community as well as internationally among the most famous leaders in the world. The Adam Milstein Foundation is established under two principal pillars which are to strengthen the Jewish community and their homeland Israel as well as funding projects that are driven to help the people of Israel.

Adam Milstein was born and raised in Israel, Haifa to his parents Eva who was a homemaker and his father Hillel who was a real estate developer. His parents are immigrants his father came from Mexico while his mother from Argentina. After school, Adam joined the Israel Defense Force, and he served during the Yom Kippur war. After completing his service in the army, Adam joined the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology where he studied and graduated with a Bachelor’s of a degree of Science in business and Economics in 1978. As he was still in college Milstein joined his father in the real estate business. He married his wife Gila and were blessed with children. In 1981 they moved to the United States where he studies his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University Southern California Los Angeles. Milstein is devoted to continuing his support for the people of Israel through his foundation, Milstein Family Foundation.

 

Keith Mann Career

Keith Mann is the co-founder and the Managing Director of Dynamic Search Partners. The company focuses and specializes in hedge funds as well as alternatives investments. Apparently, Dynamic Search Partners also provides executive search and alternative staffing solutions for major Equity organizations.

 

The company was founded in 2001 and has helped cater for over 2000 clients’ mandates. The firm has also experienced rapid growth to the extent of expanding its services from staffing solutions to databases of investments. Currently, Dynamic Search Partner is the largest, leading, and most respected databases of investments executive across the country.

 

Keith Mann started his career with Dynamic Associates where he served as the manager of alternatives investment division. He excelled in the company and exchanged various positions rising through various ranks all the way to the Vice President of the enterprise.

In 2002, Keith identified the rapid growth in hedge fund industry and the market was underserved where he launched Alternative Investment Practice within Dynamic Executive Search. In 2006, Keith decided to expand the search to Private Equity industry. In 2009, Keith started Dynamic Search Partners (DSP) as a crucial executive firm that exclusively dealt with alternative investment firms.

 

Currently, Keith manages the day-to-day business in the company; he assists his clients in hiring investments, marketing strategies, and internal professionalism of the already existing teams altogether with building new business platforms. DSP is a hedge fund company that is dedicated to offering top quality services to multiple industries.

 

During an interview where Keith is asked what has helped him grow his business successfully, he indicates that he incorporates innovative technology in everything he does. DSP has an online portal created for every client and candidate which is a tremendous timesaver for the whole team. He says embracing technology makes life easier and enhances business strategies.

 

In March 2015, Keith and Dynamic Search Partners held a fundraising for uncommon schools of New York at the Standard Hotel Beer Garden. The funds raised were intended to sponsor students testing for 2014-2015 school year at a new school opened by the said school. The amount raised was over $ 200 000.

Thor Havlorssen – The Fearless Fighter

Thor Havlorssen is a 39-year old activist who happens to be the president of The Human Rights Foundation, based in New York. He is passionate about individual liberty, just as his parents were. His parents and cousin had all suffered punishment, under the Venezuelan regime. However, Thor does not throw a pity party; he has used his energies to continue the fight against tyranny.

Thor has appointed different people as chairman of the HRF, including chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov, who also happens to be an activist. He has paid his dues. Garry has been beaten and imprisoned in Russia for protesting a punk rock band’s verdict and singing an anti-Vladimir Putin song.

After traveling to Vietnam to interview Buddhist Thich Quang Do, who had been under house for 28 years, he was detained and beaten so badly, he sustained bruises. He was finally able to leave the country after convincing the authorities he was a Buddhist seeker. He believes, you should not just talk about human rights, but prove it through action, by rolling up your sleeves and getting dirty. Read more: Thor Halvorssen | LinkedIn

What can you say about a person who stands up to dictators and exposes government corruption? Well, you could say they are fearless; this describes Thor Havlorssen perfectly!

One of Thor Havlorssen first political operations was launching a campaign with Amnesty International as well as other human rights organizations, which resulted in successfully coercing the Venezuela government to free his father after he had spent 74 days in confinement.

Right after college, he started producing documentaries including films in reference to political correctness on college campuses and the sugarcane industry in Dominica Republic. He has been critical of people who have abused human rights, as well as revealed how stars such as Mariah Carrey, Jennifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado were receiving money from dictators.

According to BuzzFeed, Thor Havlorssen is committed to travelling around the world to fight for freedom and fairness for all people.

The Success of Seattle Gentics & It’s Powerful Influence

From it’s beginning back in 1998, Seattle Genetics has been growing bigger and producing better Bio-Technology products for the fight against cancer. Located in the Seattle suburb of Bothell, Washington; Seattle Genetics has grown into the leader of this ever changing industry. With more than 800 employees, the company is one of the area’s largest job producer. The company specializes and focuses on developing and commercializing Antibody Based Therapies. These therapies treat cancer very effectively and the company’s (ADCs) Antibody Drug Conjugates, have targeting abilities to deliver a direct cell killing agent straight into cancer cells, which spares non-targeted cells. Seattle Genetics uses this style of therapy very efficiently and the company’s most popular medicine (ADCETRIS), is now available in up to 65 countries worldwide. Being such a leading figure, Seattle Genetics has many more medicines in it’s pipeline which will be used in future endeavors.

Any great company more than likely has great leadership and Seattle Genetics is no exception. Dr. Clay Siegall is the captain of this ship as well as President and CEO. Dr. Siegall knows what it takes to run a successful practice and he has an immense resume to back it up. Before Seattle Genetics’ genesis, Dr. Siegall has worked with many high profile names in the medical industry such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, National Institute of Health, and the National Cancer Society. The good doctor is a former Graduate of the University of Maryland with a (BS) in Zoology and a Graduate from George Washington University with a Ph.D in Genetics.

Dr. Clay Siegall has a strong passion for helping others and his advancements in the fight against cancer is setting the bar very high for his contemporaries. He’s a scientist/doctor and author with more than 70 publications to date. More on Clay Siegall:

http://templeofthecave.com/clay-siegall-leads-seattle-genetics-toward-a-cure-for-cancer/

http://citrite.org/category/clay-siegall/