Through entrepreneurship, consumer problems have been solved and continue to be addressed by upcoming entrepreneurs. Alexei Beltyukov is one of the successful entrepreneurs. The Russian commenced his career in the field of medicine. However, before long, he switched gears to pursue business. About.me indicated Alexei enrolled at the prestigious INSEAD Business School, where he received his MBA.
Alexei has many enterprises under his name. In 2013, CrunchBase shows that Alexei established Endemic Capital. The main objective of the firm is to avail angel funding to various Russian start-up corporations. He also established A-Ventures limited. This company was formed with the view of helping other Russian companies with the much-needed financial assistance.
Alexei played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Russian Scholarship of INSEAD. The objective of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Russians enrolled at the INSEAD University. From time to time, Alexei takes time to visit INSEAD. He motivates the students to give back to the society.
Skolkovo Foundation. This foundation has been providing economic guidance, grants, support and opportunity to Russian technology companies. In addition, the fund has been providing entrepreneurs with the opportunity to expand their operations throughout the country. Previously, he worked for McKinsey & Co, Renova Project and Brunswick Capital.
Other ventures associated with Alexei are New Gas Technologies, Mechanicus and SOLVY. New Gas Technologies Company deals in petroleum gases. Mechanicus is a car repair company. Owing to his love for education, Alexei formed SOLVY, which is an online homework platform designed for high school students. The platform generates assignments based on predetermined parameters. Its lack of multiple-choice questions has been crucial for student’s revision, particularly in math. Students have to show their working, thus being able to find solutions to the various math problems on their own. SOLVY allows tutors to customize the learning experience in an effective manner.
Through the platform, teachers have been able to track student’s progress while enhancing their math skills. Alexei asserted that the major objective of SOLVY.com is to aid high school students have an edge in math. He further added that he would like to offer students with a means through which they would get developmental feedback from their tutors. SOLVY interacts with the students by way of feedback and hints. Teachers receive performance reports that cut down on the tedious process of grading students.
The Coriant technology which originates from Siemens Optical Networks, Sycamore Networks and Tellabs was formed as an independent company back in 2013. The launch of the firm under the name Coriant was made public during the OFC/NFOEC in March 2013. However, on March 6th, 2013, Coriant became independent from the Nokia Siemens Networks which was under the ownership of Marlin equity partners.
Just the other day, Marlin Equity made public their plans to merge Tellabs and Coriant which was acquired by Marlin Equity in Naperville, Illinois in 2013 and will operate as Coriant. The enterprise is currently seeing the software and hardware for the optical transmission in the Backbone network of data, mobile networks and voice. There are the major products hiT7300 for the optical multiplexing over the fiber optic cables, the hiT70xx for the multiservice provisioning and the hiT7100 for the electrical cross connection. The software management for planning and management are the TNMS and the Transnet/transconnect.
Coriant came from the Transmission Technology Department of the Siemens which is based in Munich and Germany. During those days, technology evolved from the Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy to the Synchronous Digital Hierarchy.
Shaygan Kheradpir, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Board of Coriant hold a Ph.D, masters and bachelors in engineering from the Cornell University. He also holds several patents spanning telecom, payments and media and was one of the members on the advisories board in the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology
Shaygan Kheradpir is a proven supplier of various innovative network solutions to the leading network operators in more than 100 nations including nine out of the top 10 global Tier 1 Communications Service Providers.
Shaygan is also a renowned technology and business leader boasting of over 28 years of executive experience across technology, financial services industries and telecom. Shaygan started his career at the GTE Corporation before he was appointed at the Verizon EVP and Chief Information Officer and a member of the executive leadership team. Shaygan later joined Barclays as their Chief Operations and Technology Officer and was also a member of the banks executive committee. He held the leadership role at Barclays Bank and was also responsible in the creation of the company’s Transform program.
When reading the first sentence in the article, some might have become concerned. However, after reading the entire article, I was pleasantly surprised and pleased at how beneficial this business endeavor could be, not just for Dick and his family, but for their community and others surrounding it. While the logistics of purchasing the Coppercraft Distillery are still coming together, due to licenses and such, the obvious possible connections that can come from this will do wonders for the rest of the community and local businesses in the area. While this may seem like an uncertain investment for the power couple, they are also connected to a number of other companies, proving that they are very experienced in thriving businesses.
Growing up, Dick DeVos was always in an entrepreneurial setting, being drawn in to the family business, Amway, as a young boy. DeVos has greatly impacted a number of businesses since his youth, from working for the family business and later attaining the Orlando Magic Basketball team, to his work with the Windquest Group, an investment management firm that focuses on technology and has done great work in alternative energy. DeVos’ varied interests in business have been greatly beneficial to a number of people, businesses, and communities, and we can only expect more great things from Dick DeVos and his family.
Dick is married to wife Betsy DeVos and has four children and one grandchild. His son, Rick, joined the Windquest Group after college. Dick DeVos’ personal interests include sailing and flying, both skills he has mastered.
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He is also the author of his book titled, “Rediscovering American Values,” which focuses on people creating better lives for themselves through such values as honesty and compassion. He and his wife created The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation (http://www.dbdvfoundation.org) , a foundation that works to fund partner organizations to aid in the function and growth of local and global communities. Their hard work and dedication to the organizations they work for has greatly benefited the education, community, leadership, justice and arts.
DeVos is also involved in the political scene in Michigan and was even referenced in the popular show House of Cards according to his interview in MLive addressing the episode himself.