Talos Energy Works Beyond Boarders

Talos Energy LLC, which began as a small startup by Tim Duncan and his partners, is using their entrepreneurial spirit to push the boundaries of oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. Talos was rated by WorkplaceDynamics one of the top small businesses in the nation, because they believe in compensating all of their team members based on the success of the company. It creates an atmosphere where all of their scientists and staff feel like they have something invested in the outcome of their business, which creates a high energy environment and unmistakable results.

Recently, Talos partnered with London’s Premier Oil and Mexico’s Sierra Oil & Gas company to break up the Petroleos Mexicanos monopoly in the Gulf of Mexico. Through this partnership, they have successfully established the first new well in Mexican waters since 1938. Analysts and scientists working on the project are optimistic about the chances for success in this area, and Mexico will benefit from competition in the area.

The well itself, known as Zama-1, is located in the Sureste Basin off of the state of Tobasco and holds between 100 and 500 million barrels of crude, according to Premier Oil. Premier is the primary investor in the project, and has dedicated $16 million to drill the well, which will take an estimated 90 days. Talos is the chief operator of the well, and commands a 35% stake in the project. Sierra Oil & Gas holds a 40% stake, while Premier holds 25%. As the first well drilled by an entity other than Petroleos Mexicanos, the project will be closely watched around the industry as Mexico continues its process of energy reform.

As Talos continues to set a standard for Houston-based companies, employees and associates are no doubt enthusiastic about the success of this new venture. Named among the top places to work in Houston every year since 2013, Talos continues to push the boundaries of the oil and gas industry by relying on the people that make the company successful.

Read more about Talos Energy here.

Brazil’s Cassio Audi

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Over the years, Brazil has been experiencing a stagnant economy and weak markets. Latin America’s economy is facing alarming challenges. Growth has experienced a slow growth of up to 7.5 percent in the recent years. The Banco Central do Brasil is struggling to reduce inflation by hiking its benchmark Selic interest rate to 11% from 7.25%. The new investors are challenged at finding the best investment due to the economic environment in Brazil. It is, therefore, imperative that they get advice from experienced financial officers on the best investments to increase their profits. Financial officers are bolstering their tactics to help improve the economy of Brazil and attract more investors.
About Cassio Audi
With over 23 years’ experience in the financial field,  Cassio Audi has handled all variety of financial issues. He is a financial advisor in businesses such as start-ups, public and private companies, private equity funds, and multi-billion organizations. He is qualified in accounting and financial management, growth strategy development, resource management, business planning, controllership and decision support, IPO, fundraising, and investor relations. He is an action-oriented financial advisor.
Job experience
He started his schooling at the University of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo where he graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He later joined Universidade de São Paulo for an MBA in Finance. He started his career at JP Morgan Chase as a trader in 1992. He left in 1996 and joined Dow Chemical as the Senior Financial Analyst. He has worked in other firms such as Gillette, Brookfield Brasil Real Estate Partners Inc., Rossi Residencial, Rossi Commercial Properties, and GVMI.

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Vincent Parascondola’s Career as a Financial Expert

Vincent Parascondola works at AXA Advisors, LLC as a financial advisor in the Senior Vice President Executive capacity. His role includes sales development, retention, recruiting, sales and development of new and experienced financial professionals. The company works with High Net Individuals to offer insights on the best way to manage their wealth.

Before his appointment as a divisional president, he was the president of The Advantage Group – a unit of AXA Equitable that attracts seasoned financial professionals. He helped manage the company’s New York Metro Branch that has over 400 professionals in the state area.

Vincent has close to 25 years’ experience in the industry. His career started at Prudential in 1987 as an agent where he got recognized as the Rookie of the year. In 1990, He was accepted at MONY Life Insurance Company and worked his way up to assume local and regional field management positions before moving to AXA Advisors in 2004.

Throughout his career, Mr. Parascondola has won numerous management awards like the Development and Master Agency Award in GAMA. He is highly sought after at industry conferences like LIMRA’s distributions conferences, to give his insights. He is a member of GAMA and a former president of Florida chapter. Vincent once served the LIMRA’s Field Officers Committee as a chair.

Vincent Parascondola obtained his bachelor of science degree from Pace University, New York. In the spirit of giving back to the University, he recently gave the commencement speech to the graduating class of 2014.

About AXA Advisors

AXA is a multinational insurance firm in Paris. The company went through many name changes over the years before settling for AXA Advisors as its official name in 1999. It operates in Europe, Canada, some African countries, Australia, Asia Pacific and the United States.

The company offers a variety of insurance services like life, health, and income insurance. It also started a research fund in 2008 whose aim to is to help investigate the various risks facing humanity, the environment and the society at large. The fund financed over 256 projects in a span of three years.

Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta Advancing Research on Disease

Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta is a medical doctor who is solidly dedicated to the field of medicine. He is a prolific writer and contributor to various medical journals on subjects from EMG and EEG testing, myopathy, ALS disease, Diabetic conditions and nutrition in developing countries. His writing is often showcased in the pages of the internet magazine, crunchbase.


Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta was first educated in India where he graduated from the Government Medical College at Nagpur in 1979. He furthered his education at the Boston City Hospital. The good doctor trained under the guidance of several international authorities that included Dr. Theodore Munsat and John Kelly at Tufts University Medical Center.

Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta bases his neurological and psychiatric practice in Voorhees, New Jersey. Where he has been implementing a new breakthrough treatment for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). According to a National Institute of Health (NIH) study that found stem cells can be effectively used in the treatment of MS. Called high-dose immunosuppressive treatment and referred to by the acronym HDIT/HCT. The treatment results are positive and 69% of the patients using this one-time method are reporting cessation of symptoms and other side effects. While further study is required, it is hoped that the HDIT/HCT stem cell treatment may replace the drugs being used in the treatment of MS. Education and research including the involvement of doctors like Visishta from across the world are discovering new drugs and treatments. Together their efforts offer encouragement to those suffering from MS and other diseases.

The international research and dedication by Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta and other researchers are bringing hope to the multitude of people suffering from debilitating diseases.

NuoDB is Taking Cloud Computing to the Next Level

NuoDB is one of the hottest new cloud database technologies on the market today. The technology has made a name for itself through its elastic SQL design. NuoDB’s database is completely SQL compliant and works through a distributed object architecture. Where other databases would shard when scaling out, NuoDB runs faster.

This is made possible through distributing tasks among various processors. When this happens, there is no bottleneck of data, which in turn makes things faster. Along with this, there is peer-to-peer messaging that routes tasks to nodes and this aides in speeding up the distribution as well.

NuoDB was found in 2008 as NimbusDB in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2011 the company changed their name to NuoDB and filed for a patent on the elastic database model. Since its founding the company has won several prestigious awards such as the Boston Business Journal’s Innovation All-Stars. Through its innovative technology and design, NuoDB has become a top player in the cloud computing world and it will be interesting to see the heights the company will reach in the upcoming years.

Flavio Maluf; Taking Eucatex To Greater Heights

Flavio Maluf is the president of Eucatex. He gave his opinion on programs that could help startup companies to succeed in Brazil. He provided an example of Simple National that was created in 2006 by the federal government. The program was created to help small businesses and enterprises to grow. Eight out of ten companies that chose to enter the program survived after the two-year mark according to a survey that was conducted. This was compared to four among businesses that did not opt for the system during that same period.


Maluf pointed out that this meant that more than double the companies that were hosted in the program would succeed in comparison to those that did not. Maluf said that this was a clear sign that entrepreneurs needed to consider the program if they wanted to increase their chances of success. SIMPLE had resulted in the growth of startup companies by 60% between 2012 and 2016. This was instrumental in the creation of jobs and the bolstering of the country’s economy.


Maluf explained that there was a need to make amendments to the Tax Replacement clause. The majority of companies complained that the tax cut was too high for them. It took away a huge portion of their profits and operating capital. Maluf showed that the high taxation rates were a hindrance to the growth of the companies.


SIMPLE has undergone some changes on the part of the upper limits of the revenues of companies. The limit for micro-enterprises was raised from R $ 360,000 to R $ 900,000 while that of small enterprises was raised from R $ 1.2 million to R $ 4.8 million.


Maluf graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from New York University. He proceeded to join Eucatex after school. His family established Eucatex in 1951. Eucatex produces products from natural resources such as trees. Eucatex has grown into an international company under Maluf’s leadership. They were one of the first companies to put in place processes to conserve the environment.




A Complete Bank with a Goal of Complete Service

NexBank Capital, Inc. began its operations in Texas on January 17, 2002. NexBank once called Heritage Bank is one of the new brands of small boutique banks that have become popular with individuals and corporations tired of the large corporate banks that dominate the bank world. These boutique banks are a return to the early banking models popular in the United States of America when small banks loaned monies for the construction of local homes and paid interest to those members who used the bank for savings and checking accounts.

Laws have changed that now allow banks to engage in more speculative investments along with the commercial banking and mortgage lending of the past. NexBank is positioned to take advantage of these changes and provides a complete line of services to their clients.

NexBank offers a plethora of institutional services that include corporate banking and lending, corporate finance and advisory services, syndicated loan servicing, customized programs, various agency services, investment banking, and land advisory services. Nexbank even deals in the mergers and acquisition arena. The bank offers its services to companies, private individuals, and other institutions in Texas.

Having a small intimate bank for an individual’s needs is important. There was a time that getting past the minor officials to make a request for a business loan was almost impossible. Large banks are filled with minor employees who are trained to require reams of information from prospective clients while NexBank offers a more intimate process.

A banker for your business and investing needs is absolutely necessary. If you do not want to be treated like another number, you should investigate their services.

Jason Hope Has Faith In The Internet Of Things

Where will you be when the Internet of Things becomes commonplace? Jason Hope, a tech futurist and entrepreneur, believes that the Internet of Things (IoT) is on the brink — it’s coming quickly. The Internet of Things is, of course, a term that we use to describe a world that is connected by the internet. Imagine your day to day life being connected to the web in even the smallest ways — in order to improve efficiency and quality of the way that you live.

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We can look at the airline industry as a prime example of how the Internet of Things is beginning to take over. The IoT has made it so that airplanes are safer than ever and far more reliable. Airlines like Virgin Atlantic have their Boeing 787’s completely wired to a database. Every piece of hardware and software connects to the internet in order to stream in analytics and up to date safety information. You can see how this would be important for airplanes as well as the people who use them, right? That’s just the beginning. The Internet of Things aims to bring this efficiency to everything else that we do in our lives.

Being an innovator in the tech industry is all about beating the crowd to the next big thing. That is why Jason Hope, who has already done so much with the SENS Foundation and his foundation XPrize, is so vocal in his faith of the IoT. The Internet of Things is coming and entrepreneurs would do well to be aware of it.

Learn more about Jason Hope: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shane-paul-neil/talking-net-neutrality-th_1_b_6646498.html

Dr. Jenifer Walden: Committed to Helping People to Counter Appearance Threatening Aging Signs

The youthful folk fears aging for many reasons among them sagging face skin, accumulated fats in unwanted places, creases right below the eyes, and body wrinkles. But aging is a process no one can run away from. For this reason, those who wish to remain forever young opt to undertake a plastic surgery during old age so as to restore their youthful facial appearance. Dr. Jennifer Walden is there to offer such people the services they desire. She is a surgeon by profession and has also trained as a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon.




Facelift, also referred to as Rhytidectomies, is a common procedure that cosmetic plastic surgeons perform on patients to correct aging signs. During the procedure, a surgeon may decide to trim a patient’s skin to size or remove the unnecessary fat. After the procedure, patients tend to appear younger than they are.




Rhinoplasty is another common plastic surgery procedure. The procedure is mostly performed on patients suffering from nose defects, either for medical or appearance reasons. Dr. Walden conducts rhinoplasty using Vectra, a nose-reshaping 3D technology. By reshaping a nose, some causes of breathing problems can be eradicated or mitigated. Rhinoplasty is a simple procedure as it lasts less than a couple of hours and the patient is rarely admitted as an in-patient.


About Jenifer Walden


Dr. Walden Jenifer Lee Walden practices surgery at Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center, PLLC, a facility she established in her hometown, Austin, Texas. Her father and mother were both in the medical industry, a key reason why Jenifer got into the same sector. The University of Texas Medical Branch is her alma mater.


Dr. Walden’s practice began at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. She was posted to work at Upper East Side in New York where she worked for seven years before going back home to start her practice.


Goettl Air Conditioning Takes Pride In A Job Well Done

There is truly something to be said about not only doing a job, but doing a job the proper way. That is something that has always meant something to Ken Goodrich. He is a man of honor and a man that takes his job extremely seriously. He knows people are counting on him and his company. Because of this, he is very detailed oriented and leaves no stone unturned when putting together a company or repairing a company. As a matter of fact, he has built up quite a reputation for his ability to take companies that many had left for dead and bringing them back to life.


It is one of his greatest strengths. This is a person that knows business and he knows there is life in a company. If a company was once successful, why can’t they be successful again? If it worked once, it can work again. That is the approach that Ken Goodrich has always taken and it has helped him since taking over Goettl Air Conditioning back in 2013. Four years later, the company is back in the good graces of the public, which speaks volumes about the kind of work he does and the people that work for him as well.


One of the many great things about Goettl Air Conditioning is their ability to fix any type of job that is put in front of them. If something needs to be repaired, they can repair it no problem. They are also big on maintenance as well. They want to make sure that someone’s air conditioner is working at a premium level at all times. Since they are located in hotter areas, one day without air can really be harmful, especially to the elderly. That is something that is not lost on Ken Goodrich.