The world of business is a place that is open to anyone of any background. When it comes to success, the only thing standing in the way is a personal drive to push forward. James Reese entered the business industry in 2007 upon leaving a 25 year service in the military. As a Lt. Colonel, the lives of his teammates and the reputation of his country was always on the line. He believes that his abilities as a good listener and leader made him a natural born company CEO. The website for TigerSwan recently published a blog post about how James Reese evolved during his career.
James Reese believes the biggest difference between being a commander and a CEO are the expectations of those who serve underneath you. Instead of being in a life or death environment, the employees want to have long-term security. TigerSwan boasts an operation spanning numerous countries with over 300 employees in the system. The company is labeled as a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), where disabled military workers come to gain work experience. It creates a group space where each person is there for the same and can relate to each other on a personal level.
The skills for becoming a military commander are simple, while running a business like TigerSwan requires overcoming a high level learning curve. James Reese never imagined the amount of technical knowledge it would take to run a business. TigerSwan overseas a lot of operations and many moving parts. He had to learn about managing a budget, determining price tags, and taking into account the individual skills of each person under his wing. The recruitment and advancement process is more fluid at businesses like TigerSwan
TigerSwan is proud to have a diverse workforce where anyone from anywhere can get the skills they need to get back on their feet. The company has people from the community and other local officials passing through the office on a daily basis. The result is a business is focused on the future and bringing the TigerSwan name to more places around the world.
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Every year, New York Fashion Week draws fashion lovers, designers, influencers and celebrities from all over the world. For students at the Academy of Art university’s campus, it is an opportunity to show off their skills and expertise through their unique designs. Their 21st runway show featured ten recent graduates. The showcase, which has been held bi-annually by the university since 2005 debuted five womenswear and two menswear collections.
With a diverse team of student designers, the pieces and ideas for the show demonstrated a wide range of different styles and cultures. Seated in the audience were some of the biggest names in fashion, including runway coach Ms. J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model and Sara Kozlowski from CFDA. Students work tirelessly throughout the year in order to deliver designs that wow their audience, and the rest of the world via live stream. The experience also gives them an opportunity to gain real-world experience in the fast-paced fashion industry.
The Academy of Art University was established in 1929 by Richard S.Stephens as a small school for advertising art. In 2007, the Academy of Art University received regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Since then, student numbers have reached well over 10,000, drawing the attention of celebrities like Heidi Montag, Raven-Symone and fashion designer Kara Laricks. Currently, the school offers degrees in twenty-five subjects both online and on campus.
The school also owns an Automobile Museum that serves as a public conservator of history in the automotive industry, as well as a unique learning experience for students. All proceeds from museum admission are donated to charities. Unlike most traditional colleges and universities, the Academy of Art University has an inclusive admissions policy. Students are not judged by their past academic records, but for their desire and potential to succeed.
Ohio law firm Kisling, Nestico & Redick, based out of Akron, Ohio is known for leading the charge when it comes to personal injury lawsuits. Now they are also known for leading the charge in Ohio when it comes to finding ways to give back to the community.
The firm is also known as Team KNR, and recently the firm donated more than 300 helmets to the YMCA of Youngstown, Ohio. This donation was timely for the commemoration of National Safety Month, and visiting the kids that attended the camp in order to pass out the helmets was a great way of sharing how much they care.
Kisling, Nestico & Redick wanted to find a way to show their love of youth to a broad range of ages. In this case those who attended the camp ranged in age from 3 to 13 years old. The two locations that were recipients of the helmets include the Davis Family YMCA, as well as the Central YMCA.
Kisling, Nestico & Redick is one of the fastest growing law firms in the state of Ohio. This also includes within the area of personal injury law. They boast more than 30 attorneys and they have more than 100 support staff members throughout their numerous locations in the state of Ohio.
The firm was opened in 2005, and since that time the firm has recovered more than $450 million dollars for their clients. Their success rests on their personal experiences, as well as their education and their insider knowledge of the community. Their close bond with the community has helped them grow substantially, and they are now becoming the “go to” firm for all personal injury cases.
Kisling, Nestico & Redick has a great track record of success, and their skill is noted for what yields them the success they experience year after year. They are now focused on giving back through various acts of philanthropy including food banks and more.