Thanks to the efforts of Human Capital Management’s CEO, James Dondero, Dallas Zoo is now complete. James partnered with Zoo officials over the course of many years to create a picture-perfect dream home for the Zoo’s beloved celebrity Hippos, Adhama and Boipelo.
The new exhibit is more than two acres large, includes fresh, circulating water, soft grain sand, natural surroundings and a monorail line located above the pools. Visitors can now see the hippos without disturbing them. Dallas citizens have been waiting almost two decades for the Zoo to bring back these mesmerizing animals. The Zoo’s previous hippo resident passed away in 2001 – his name was Papa and he left behind no offspring.
It is difficult relocating hippos because they quickly adapt to a lifestyle and surroundings and so the new habitat had to be perfect and one with an unobtrusive visitor setting. To achieve this, the Zoo needed approximately $14 million and they were fortunate to find investment expert James Dondero. James founded HCM in the early 1990s. HCM helps investors from around the globe obtain credit solutions – but also focuses on giving back to the communities in which they’re located – and that is how Dondero helped Adhama and his female companion Boipelo find a fantastic new home at the Dallas Zoo. Adhama was previously located in Los Angeles, while Biopelo hails from Albuquerque. The Zoo hopes that after they settle into their new habitat and get comfortable with each other, they may breed future hippos for the Zoo and their visitors to learn from and enjoy.
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Marc Sparks is the epitome of success. His life success is a story of inspiration and motivation. Marc attributes his success to his faith in God, tenacity, the ability to see rare opportunity, and the ‘Marc’s speed.’
Marc did not go to college; he completed his education in high school. He has, however, established the over 60 startups proving that with hard work, there is nothing that one can’t do. Most of the startups that he developed were successful, but some were disastrous. He didn’t, however, focus on the failure, he used them to learn and soar to new heights.
Marc is a serial entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. As a venture capitalist, he has managed to support different companies by providing capital.
Over the years, Marc has developed great wisdom which he shared with his employees and also the world. Marc believes that the key to a successful business is to lead by example. He establishes the path for his employees to follow.
The ability to spot good businesses is what has given Marc the success. He takes ideas that people think are risky and creates a business model, goal, and objective. Marc then follows the blueprint until the idea is a successful business.
Marc is the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of the Timber Creek Capital. Through the Company, he has managed to build a portfolio of successful companies. Not all companies are included in the portfolio.
Mark the Author
Marc has written and published a book ‘They Can’t Eat You.’ Even though it took a little convincing from his friends, Mark said that writing the book was the best thing. In the book, he provides different stories of his failures and triumphs. Marc said that people would learn more from his mistakes than his successes. For instance, he has included the story of how he established Insurance Company, and he lost it in a ninety-day period.
Marc, the philanthropist
Marc believes that ‘to whom much is given, much is required.’ That is the reason why he partnered and supported different organization. His love for humanity has made him partner with the Samaritan Inn in Texas. This is a shelter for the homeless. Through the home, Marc and the rest of the Samaritan Inn provide different programs. The residents of the home stay for five months during which they are equipped with skills and information on financial management.
Marc has also partnered with the Habitat for Humanity. The organization helps to build homes for various families.
Through his organization, Marc has managed to provide laptops to children from low-income households in a bid to end the cycle of poverty.
Outside work Marc loves, fishing, hiking, golfing, and hunting.
Felipe Montoro Jens, the chief financial officer of Odebrecht S.A. is a successful businessman and dedicated family man. He is also responsible for Odebrecht Participaes e Investimentos, a venture capital investment arm of Odebrecht S.A. Felipe Montoro Jens also worked for the Odebrecht group in other departments where he would travel to Brazil, the UK, and Singapore. He has worked for many large companies as a Principal, an Executive Officer, and a Director on radaroficial.com. Felipe Montoro Jens also worked in the structured finance area and project development at Terna S.p.A., PricewaterhouseCoopers in the auditing and consulting divisions, and in the international structured finance division at Enron. He is on the Board of Directors at Foz do Brasil SA and holds many other positions at reputable companies at http://www.odebrecht.com/sites/default/files/port_ra_impressao_05_jun_2007.pdf.
Felipe Montoro Jens works in the financial sector of businesses. His current company, Odebrecht S.A., specializes in mezzanine and bridge investments; more specifically it invests in hydroelectric power, road and rail, and transportation infrastructure on Bloomberg. In his role there as CEO Felipe runs a tight ship and applies all of his past skills in a meaningful way. People who work under him are satisfied with his competence and feel secure in the fact that Felipe is a major decision maker.
Felipe Montoro Jens received his undergraduate degree at Getulio Vargas Foundation in Business Administration and his masters degree in International Management at Thunderbird The American Garvin School of International Management. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst – CFA Level 1. He lives with his wife and two lovely children, a boy and a girl.
Keith Mann is an entrepreneur in executive in the financial industry. He is the co founder of the firm Dynamic Search Partners. This firm offers hedge funds and alternative investments to individuals and companies. It also provides executive staffing services to many companies in the finance industry as well. Keith Mann has been running this firm since the year 2001 and has built it into one of the top firms in its respective industry. Over the last 15 years, Keith has been able to assist a number of companies look for and hire the ideal finance executives in the area. With one of the largest databases of financial executives, Dynamic Search Partners provides companies with plenty of options to get top talent.
Before Mann took on the position of managing director of his firm, he held the position of manager of the alternative investments division. At this position he would oversee the financial securities options that his firm offered as well as helping the clients manage them. After holding this position for some time, Mann would then move up the ranks to become the vice president. While serving as the firm’s vice president, he would have a more significant leadership role. Keith would actively set goals for the company as well as policies on how to achieve them. When managing the firm he would work with his staff to help clients grow their capital and more efficiently manage it. Keith would also make sure that the firm’s clients can talk to and hire the finance executives that best suit their organization.
While Keith Mann has run a successful company, he has also looked for ways to help out his community. He recently announced that he will offer a program known as the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement. With this program, a number of business leaders will be recognized for their achievements. As well as recognizing top business leaders, the program will also collaborate with another organization known as the Uncommon School. This will allow a number of low income students the opportunity to attend and graduate from college. It will therefore put them in position to get the education they need to pursue lucrative and fulfilling careers. The program will eventually help these students achieve professional success as well.