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Healthcare IT is a term that may not mean much to some people, but to Drew Madden, this is the core of what makes his world. He is a man with a particular interest in healthcare IT, in which he has invested a lot. His academic background prepared him adequately for this interest. He studied industrial engineering with a focus in medical systems from the University of Iowa, College of Engineering.

Drew has been involved in healthcare IT in several places. He worked with Ingenix as a regional sales director before moving on to Nordic Consulting. Drew joined Nordic Consulting Partners in the year 2010, a company renowned for its consulting excellence. During his stay at Nordic, Drew served as the president from 2011 to 2016 during which he steered the company to great heights. The company grew in many facets, increasing its annual revenue from $1000,000 to $130,000,000. This success is attributable to the style of leadership adopted by Mr. Drew.

His ability to build high caliber teams and to establish an attractive company culture has seen him propel Nordic Consulting to such levels of success. At Nordic, Mr. Drew was responsible for consulting, business development and recruiting. He performed these roles with excellence and left the company better than he found it. He gave his best, believing that from what we offer we can make a life.

Drew is an astute entrepreneur who is always on the move. He went on from Nordic and went on to establish the Evergreen Healthcare Partners, where he serves as the managing partner. He did not depart from his passion for healthcare IT and Evergreen healthcare Partners also focuses on healthcare IT and mainly specializes in advisory services and specialized HCIT applications. Drew discloses that the company intends to work for the provision of long-term solutions for its clients.

Mr. Drew Madden is a team player, and this is evident wherever he has gone. Even at the Evergreen Healthcare Partners, he works with a dedicated team comprising of his co-founders Rebecca Bottorff, Aaron Friedman and Jeff Leach. They have forged a formidable team whose ambition is to help healthcare organizations to maximize their resources.

Mike Baur Building Switzerland’s Future Businesses

After 20 years as a career banker, Swiss entrepreneur Mike Baur ventures into the start-up business as an investor. Born and Bred in Freiburg, Switzerland, Mike holds business degrees from the University of Rochester and Bern University. At age 16, he began his banking career as an apprentice at the Union Bank of Switzerland. Before age 30, Mike Baur became an advisor at UBS providing advisory services to wealthy Swiss investor. In 2008, he moved to Zurich-based Clariden Leu and held senior positions until 2014. Mike Baur then decided to pursue his passion for helping other entrepreneurs. At the time of Mike’s transition into entrepreneurship, the banking industry was struggling with the post-recession effects.


Before, Mike had assisted several entrepreneurs to refine their pitch and presentation. He saw a need for a business execution platform for top startups in Switzerland to enhance the quality of early-stage startups. In 2014, he partnered with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister to co-found the Swiss Startup Factory. Mike serves as the executive chairman and oversees financing and fundraising rounds at the company. The Swiss Startup Factory incubator program aims to mentor and train young Swiss entrepreneurs.


The company also provides funding opportunities and rent-free office spaces for the young business leaders. Through the three-month program, the startup owners network with other entrepreneurs, learn marketing techniques for products and services and how to access funding from investors. Mike also participates in several startup seminars and acted as a jury member during the START Summiteer. The event brought together 30 new startups with a funding of less than $1million to share about their products, business plans, and models. The team of experts then evaluate the startups and rank them based on the three aspects.



Think Reloaded, Mike Baur’s company founded in 2014 is a financial advisory firm targeting affluent clients. Mike assumed the role of deputy managing director of CTI Invest after the company signed an agreement Swiss Startup Factory in January 2016. CTI and Swiss Startup Factory work collectively in training and hosting the Swiss Startup Day. Mike also facilitated the accelerator program an initiative of the Swiss Startup Factory and Goldback Group. He also led the partnership between Fintech Fusion and the Swiss Startup Factory in 2016. Mike also acts as a director at BV4 after the 2016 alliance between the company and the Swiss Startup Company. BV4 specializes in estimating the monetary values of intellectual property, ideas, and inventions.



Mike Baur associates Swiss Startup Factory success with its leader’s financial commitments. The company is among the leading independently financed Startup-focused firms. The co-founders invest significant funds to the Swiss Startup Factory and enterprises they serve. As the Swiss Startup Factory works around creating new businesses in Switzerland, Mike is optimistic about the future of entrepreneurship in the country. Mike opines that young entrepreneurs must be willing to work hard as most people in factories do to succeed. Further, to excel in the startup world, business owners should strive to test the market at the very early stage.



Lori Senecal To Bow Out of Advertising at The End of 2017

Lori Senecal who is the acting CEO of CP&B Global will be exiting her role at the company as well as in the advertising business at the end of 2017. Presently, Lori is working with CP&B Chairman Chuck Porter in efforts to fill her position before she leaves.

Chuck Porter clarifies that having Senecal at the company was one the best move for the organization as she is management genius with excellent organization skills. Moreover, ever since Lori came on board the company has never lost a single client,

It is because of Senecal’s strong negotiation skills that CP&B managed to land American Airlines as a client thereby increasing the company’s international presence. Lori managed to poach American Airlines form TM Advertising which had managed its accounts for close to three decades in the past.

Danielle Aldrich was promoted to the Presidency post of CP&B West that includes the Boulder and Los Angeles offices from being the co-managing director in Boulder. Aldrich has worked at the agency for more than a decade and had worked with Burger King, an iconic customer of CP&B as well as Hershey’s American Airlines and According to Senecal, Aldrich was the best candidate for the job as she embodied the firms DNA. Check out Adweek to see more.

According to Campaignlive, having set up the global team for the company, Senecal expresses her confidence on the future of the organization and her decision to leave. Moreover, Lori believes that she went above and beyond in her role as the CEO of CP&B which makes her time at the enterprise fulfilling. According to her, she plans on retiring from the ad industry completely.

About Lori Senecal

Lori Senecal is in charge of CP +B global growth and expansion as well as management of the company’s ten offices located in several parts of the country. Lori started working at CP+B in 2015 and ever since she has brought significant impact to the firm’s business and culture. For this reason, Lori Senecal was named Ad Age’s Women to watch in 2014 as well as Agency Executives to watch in 2016. Also, Fast Company recognized Lori as a revolutionary leader in the future of business, and this made her be named the Most Creative People in Business in 2017. For more details visit Crunchbase.

Before her role at CP +B, Lori was the Global Chairman and CEO of KBS where she also left an impeccable track record by growing the company from a 250 person domestic firm to over 900 people globally. This made the company be honored as one of the Best Places to Work in NYC, and it won the award for Standout Agencies for three consecutive years under Lori’s leadership. Before KBS, Senecal worked as the president of the flagship New York office of McCann Erickson and Global Chief Innovation Officer at McCann World Group.

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Felipe Montoro Jens Views On The Future of Public-Private Partnerships in Brazil

Brazil has had to actively engage in the infrastructure sector in a bid to achieve modernization. The National Confederation of Industry (CNI) is also of the view that it was one of the best ways to assist Brazil in meeting its investment demands. Towards the end of June 2017, the first management project on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Concessions of the current mayor of Porto Alegre, Nelson Marchezan Júnior, were discussed by the Management Council of the Municipal Program of Partnerships (Propar).


According to Felipe Montoro Jens, an Infrastructure Project expert, subjects discussed at the meeting included sanitation projects, public lighting, Public Market, Guaíba Water Park, bidding for the concession of public clocks, as well as the construction of the Hospital Materno Infantil Presidente Vargas new headquarters. Also, the purpose of the meeting was to identify and define the services, areas, and priorities that the government is likely to seek partnerships with the private initiative in the future.

On May 2, 2017, Nelson Marchezan signed on a Decree 19736 to modernize the public administration which established the Municipal Program Partnerships (PROPAR / POA) and the Program Management Board Partnerships (CGP).

About Felipe Montoro Jens

When it comes to investments and finance, Felipe Montoro Jens is a reputed professional in these sectors. Currently, he serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Energizer Captacao S.A. Felipe also served as a Director at Santo Antonio Energia. Furthermore, in 2010 he held the Director position at Braskem S.A. Director until 2013. Felipe was also a board member of Concessionaria do Centro Administrativo do Distrito Federal before he was elected as the Chairman of the board.

Felipe Montoro Jens’ main area of specialization is in infrastructure. He is also concerned about high wastage levels in states because it negatively affects economic wealth. According to Felipe, the recent partnership will lead to waste reduction.