Susan McGalla Shines in a Predominantly Male Career

October 10th, 2015

Susan McGalla has been praised by many for making her mark in what is often considered a predominantly male role. She climbed the corporate ladder to lead some of the best retail companies in the industry. She credits her success, in part, to her parents who always gave her the freedom to express her ideas. She says that even though she was raised in a home with two brothers, by a father who was the local football coach, she was always treated as an equal.

McGalla began her career with Joseph Horne Co. where she held various management and marketing roles with the company from 1986 to 1994. She left Joseph Horne Co. for the opportunity to work for American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Through hard work and dedication, McGalla was able to work herself up the corporate ladder on to become the president and CMO (Chief Manufacturer Officer) of the company.

Under her direction, the company created both the aerie and 77kids subsidiaries. 77Kids was later sold to Ezrani 2 Corp and aerie, still a subsidiary of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., has many stand-alone stores across the country. In 2009, McGalla left American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. to pursue a career as an independent consultant for the investment and retail industry.

She briefly held the CEO position for Wet Seal, Inc. from 2011 to 2012, before leaving the company to form her own consulting business, named P3 Executive Consulting. This company specifically focuses on investment services and consulting for the retail industry. It offers a wide range of consulting services, such as branding, talent management, marketing, and operational efficiency.

In addition, she became the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for the Pittsburg Steelers in February 2015. McGalla also serves on the HFF Women’s Hospital Research Institute and Foundation board, as well as, the board of directors of her alma mater, Mount Union College. She formerly held the position of a trustee for the University of Pittsburgh and was a director for the Allegheny Conference of Community Development.

McGalla has been asked to speak at numerous events, including the Women and Girl’s Foundation of Pittsburgh and the Speakers Series for CEOs at Carnegie Mellon University. She strongly believes that is was her hard work, confidence, and dedication to her career that earned her the level of success she has been able to obtain.

She never considered herself different from her male counterparts. However, she does believe that her vast knowledge of sports, thanks to her father and brothers, has helped her start conversations with many of her male colleagues and perhaps it helped her get her foot in the door. No matter what she credits her success to, she has certainly become one of the best know American business women and executive consultants in the retail industry.

Online Dating With AnastasiaDate

October 7th, 2015

People want to have lifelong companionship. A relationship with someone else can help people feel far less lonely and make them feel as if they matter very much to another person in some way. Having a long term relationship with another human being can also have many important benefits. People who do so will often feel happier, more relaxed and less prone to medical problems such as depression and anxiety because they know that someone else cares for them very deeply. They are often able to use this feeling and develop a sense of confidence that can help someone do well in other areas of their lives such as their career.

However, it is not all that easy for someone to find just the right partner. Looking for love can take help and effort. In recent years, many people have turned to the internet to look for help when they are trying to find the right person to spend their lives with. Using the net can allow a person to meet many other people without the need to leave the house. They can look online and locate people who are also interested in finding the same things they want from life. The net allows people to literally locate millions of other potential partners and vastly expand their dating pool.

Those who are considering looking for a partner in a foreign country will want to consider working closely with a site known as AnastasiaDate. AnastasiaDate is a site specifically created to help people connect with others who live in Russia. The site allows people from other parts of the world to meet with people who live in Russia and are open to dating someone from another part of the world. Many people who live in Russia speak fluent English making it easy for them to communicate with people from the United States who want to date someone from this culture. Users can easily find someone on the site who may be looking for a partner to date. Dating online this way can be very highly gratifying as people are able to make connections using only the net. They need not travel directly to Russia to meet up with a potential companion.

Online dating can be made much easier in certain ways. Someone who is able to date online can use their time online to learn what they are looking for in a partner and then use that kind of self knowledge to help them out when they are meeting with someone in person. This allows them to consider the kind of partner they want to have before they even meet them in person and focus on their specific dating needs long-term.

FreedomPop Makes Mobile Talk for Free

October 5th, 2015

Free things will always draw a big crowd. The crowd that wants free stuff is gathering in the United Kingdom after hearing about the arrival of FreedomPop in their neighborhood. FreedomPop founder Stephen Stokols is betting on the 250,000 Britons who showed a keen interest in his one time set up fee of 7 Pounds for 200 minutes, 200 texts, 200 MB data, no monthly fee mobile WiFi phones. Of course the free service will continue only until the free minutes are exhausted. Once that happens, then the subscription offers are made for monthly plans of 4.99 Pounds to 16.99 Pounds per month.

Companies such as TalkTalk and Tesco are competitors in that they do not own their infrastructures or masts, but they are on a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). Budget minded subscribers are the target market for these companies, including FreedomPop. The Three network will be buying capacity for the giveaways.

The idea of setting up FreedomPop in the United Kingdom was conceived by Stokols when he noticed how customers in the United States would only use half their extra capacity. Only 50,000 subscribers were needed by FreedomPop to be on the “cash flow positive” status in the UK markets. There will also be other opportunities to earn free minutes doing marketing surveys for subscribers.

Offering free minutes and no monthly fees to charter users will be paid for by cutting operating costs. FreedomPop will manage this by routing the traffic it carries to WiFi networks instead of mobile networks. The deal is set to be signed by Stephen Stokols in a meeting in the UK with BT, his former employer. The BT WiFi network will provide more than 5 million hotspots for this important requirement for this subscriber service.

Users can sign up online. FreedomPop will be available for subscribers who do not talk too much as they will have 200 minutes to go before they will need to pick a plan. The team work of Stephen Stokols and his former boss, Gavin Patterson was behind the initial movement to set up such a network. Stokols had initially proposed this network idea in the UK during the time he had already founded FreedomPop in the United States. His proposal was rejected by Gavin Patterson when he was running the retail side of the BT telecom unit. As history has it in this expansion of FreedomPop to the UK, Gavin Patterson took on the role of adviser up until the actual plan went forward to launch in the UK at which time he resigned that role due to conflict of interest.

I Found My Right Shade of Lipstick

October 3rd, 2015

I did not learn a lot about makeup during my teenage years. It was not as important to me as it was to other girls. I started wearing makeup a little later in life. I can honestly say I knew nothing about finding my right shade. Maybe that is why I stuck with cosmetics such as lip gloss and lip balm for so long.

I noticed my friends wearing lipstick during special occasions, such as a night on the town or dinner party. I decided it was time to start joining in on the fun. Where do you begin when you have never taken an interest in makeup before? I knew better than to just plaster my face with any color or shade, but that was as far as my knowledge went.

The first thing I needed to do was determine my skin tone. I did a little research and found that skin tones can range from fair to deep. I would say my tone is light, as I am pale and do sunburn easily.

Once I determined my skin tone, it was time to research for the right lipstick shades. It looks like pink shades are the best choice for my skin tone. I compiled a list that includes nude pink, warm pink and sheer pink with a brown undertone. That last choice is my favorite because I can wear it with just about anything. Other shades I have found include nude peach, bright coral and cream coral with beige undertones. It looks like brighter shades are better for light or pale skin. I did find that bright neutral red and black cherry also work with pale skin. Those shades may be a little darker than pink and coral, but they certainly work for anyone who wants a bold look. Another thing I learned is to avoid using darker shades on thin lips.

I could not wait to start my lipstick collection. I wanted to shop with a company that cared about beauty. I eventually came across Lime Crime and the rest is history. The shades include Geradium, Coquette and Retrofuturist. My favorite is probably the light pink Babette shade. The liquid-to-matte lipstick is unique, and the selection ranges from a peach shade to a dark purple shade. Lime Crime also carries eye makeup and nail polish. Doe Deere knew what she was doing when she started this company several years ago. I love expressing myself with the various shades and tones offered by Lime Crime.

Eucatex: A Company For The Modern World

October 1st, 2015

Among thousands of contracting companies, there is one that stands out among the rest. A company that has an insurmountable history and quality, cultural business and products, Eucatex.

The Eucatex Group was founded in Brazil, established in the year of 1951 as a panel factory. The group began their operations in Salto, focusing their energies on producing and marketing linings. These linings and insulation derived from eucalyptus wood fiber.

Eucatex throughout the years have changed the market. They meet the needs of furniture producers, large structural construction industries as well as vehicular and auto parts such as doors and plates.

Eucatex is currently chaired by Flavio Maluf, a mechanical engineer also hailing from Brazil. He is the oldest son of Paulo Maluf, a Brazilian politician. Flavio Maluf graduated from FAAP and is also a president of GrandFood.

Eucatex is widely known as a company that executes the best sustainable development with international certifications. They were awarded the Green Seal by the Forest Stewardship Council. This organization solidifies that the forests being used by Eucatex are managed by environmental, social and economic standards. These forests are what make the products at perfect quality, given the use of eucalyptus wood fibers. The products they produce is currently becoming more popular within the furniture industry, with residential furniture for hotels, offices and public facilities.

They currently house six offices around the world, located in multiple areas of Brazil, as well as Germany and United States of America. This also includes two forestry units in Sao Paulo, seedlings nurseries in Sao Paulo as well as forestry units. They also run a fiberboard facility and a warehouse for paints and varnishes.

Flavio says that when it comes to making nature friendly products locally made and internationally known, you do not go wrong when working with Eucatex. They are a company who pride themselves on ethics and appealing to the wants and needs of the modern world. Throughout the age of technology and need for all-natural and healthy substances, it is only perfect that there is a company who provides. Clients have spoken on the fact that Eucatex is a solid company because of the impeccable business they do internationally as well as having nature friendly products that are worth investment prices and the quality matching the sustainability.

Eucatex has received several awards such as the honor of PINI award, a vinyl flooring category, Anamaco TOP award in the Sustainability and Environment category and more.


September 23rd, 2015

Highland Capital Management was formed in 1993 by James Dondero and Mark Okada. Together with its affiliates, it manages a portfolio tuning to $22 billion. Highland is one of the biggest global alternative asset managers with more experience in the credit and equity markets. Highland has been active in showing investors ways to invest for 20 years. It spends in different property classes and buildings within the substitute setting such as; hedge funds, distressed and special situations private equity, separate accounts, mutual funds and ETFs. Highland’s different customers are wealth managers, public pension plans, foundations, endowments, fund of funds, governments, and people with larger net-worth.

All the successes and greatness that Highland has achieved has not come on a silver platter. It has come through hard work and perseverance of the two great men, James Dondero, and his partner Mark Okada. James Dondero, who is the president and the co-founder of the organization, lives in Dallas Texas. He chairs Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical, and Nexbank. He also serves as a board member of American Banknote and MGM studios. Mr. Dondero started his profession as a market analyst in 1984 at Morgan Guaranty training program. He graduated from University of Virginia with the best honors (Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta AlphaPsi) from Mclntire School of Commerce with two majors in Accounting and Finance. Mr. James Dondero is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

James Dondero has philanthropy as one of his strong suits. He has been responsible for significant contributions that have been forwarded particularly to the less fortunate and those in desperate need of essential wants. These include companies, individuals, and institutions. In his career, he has received accolades and awards that speak volumes of his prowess in this field. For instance, he is the current holder of the Lipper and the Morning Star Awards which are among the most prestigious and coveted awards in this platform

NXRT is a symbol under which NexPoint Residential Trust, a publicly traded company uses for listing on the New York Stock Exchange. It focuses on getting, owning and running properties belonging to families that earn middle-income salaries. It is simply an alternative asset manager that runs in suburban areas where it performs its operations. In a recent development, Highland Capital managed to buy NexPoint Credit Strategies fund for a fixed price of $8.79 per share. Highland Capital plans to buy a very large number of shares from NextPoint. This was considered a very big move since Highland Capital had opted to buy a vast amount of almost 113,799 shares from Nextpoint.

Those who have worked in financial industries have appreciated and are impressed with the employees at Highland Capital Management, workers at Highland are motivated, helpful, intelligent and are aware of what they are doing.The groups are well organized such that everyone has an important role that needs to be performed in order to steer the firm in a positive direction. Highland Capital Management has grown to be an international company that poses a major threat to other companies providing similar services.

New York Real Estate Supersedes Them All

September 21st, 2015

New York Real Estate is now booming more than ever before. From Chinese business moguls who are willing to own an apartment in the US (if it’s in New York) to this thriving area becoming a lot more safer, the real estate market in New York has reached an all time high for up and coming professionals, business tycoons, multimillionaires and billionaires everywhere. Even if many of these high clientele wants to have their primary home elsewhere, they still are more than willing to own a magnificent NYC apartment for rent. As a matter of fact, even the star and broker on “Million Dollar Listing New York” says that one hasn’t truly made it until he/she owns an apartment in New York City.

According to a news article that was released this week from The Real Deal, That Chinese buyers are willing to pay $800,000 to $2,000,000 for real estate in New York. They realize the value proposition of real estate in this area, and that the demand remains constant, unlike other areas where the demand diminishes during bad times.

The Real Deal also states that developers are creating amazing buildings with unbelievable amenities; and hotel living that is raised to the sky level. With these amazing amenities, it’s no wonder why high clientele would want to own an apartment in New York. TOWN New Development, for instance, is one of these developers, who focuses on everything high end with premier architects, interior designers, elite amenity specialists, and specialized contractors. They are a premiere luxury real estate firm, and they always have open houses and virtual open houses for their clients’ convenience.

In addition to all that New York real estate has to offer that supersedes other areas is that fact that this is a very safe, big city. This plays a huge fact or in the real estate market here. Even Brooklyn is no longer known to be a borough. This city has tremendously improved.

How To Choose Your Beauty Products Wisely

September 21st, 2015

The demand for beauty products has led to the invention and manufacturing of various skin products. Every product is striving to become as impressive as possible. Every company that manufactures these products is competing with the other in producing the best quality types of beauty products that are guaranteed to meet the needs of customers. Every brand wants to entice customers in to buying their Lime Crime products on pinterest.

Did you know that the demand for beauty products is actually hire than the demand for books or any other educational products? The whole society is attracted to beauty products. This has become one of the most debatable issues in the world.
Products that are skin whitening and others were originally made for women who wanted to satisfy their special need. This is why most of the time they are associated with women. However, recent researches indicate that men too are becoming conscious about their looks, and their figure, just like women. This is why most of them have started using beauty skin products so that they can change the way they look.

Using beauty products has several advantages and unfortunately, some disadvantages too. Previously, many people used to overlook the bad effects of manufactured products. The manufacturers had only one goal, and that was to satisfy their customers. Some of them never worry about the effects of the chemicals they use, as long as it will serve its purpose.

As the manufacturers strive to make the products, the consumers are getting more affected with the chemicals used in the process. This is why it is very crucial for the consumers to choose their beauty products wisely. Most of the beauty products with harsh chemicals are quite expensive, yet consumers still have the money to buy them. It would benefit the community and the society at large if the money used to buy these harsh products is channeled in to better use.

This doesn’t mean that we should not use beauty products which are manufactured. There are still companies out there who make good products which are safe for use, and which have less or no negative effects to our skin. Surprisingly, these products are not very popular in the market. People want the products which work fast, and which contain the harsh chemicals.

Most of the products that are safe for the skin are not expensive to acquire. This is because they are made from natural products which are easily available. Every consumer should get these products and maintain their skin safety.
Did you that you can actually make these products at home? If you are not able to get a good brand that is safe for you, get information online about homemade products.

There are good manufacturing companies which make quality and safe make up. One of them is Lime Crime. The company was founded by Doe Deere. Most people who have used the products from Lime Crime can confirm that their products will cover all your imperfections, and you wont have to worry about the side effects.

Fashion Blogger Uses Cleaning Service for Home Weekly, Saves Time

September 15th, 2015

You are a professional writer, notably a journalist for a popular fashion column. You are in your mid-30s, beautiful, well-educated an extremely effective communicator and you like to have fun with your small group of friends as well.

You have a very unique style of dress, meaning that you have to look your best every, single day of the year. It’s just part of your allure. You spend a lot of money on looking good. That’s what you love to do. You have a reputation to maintain, and as someone who is somewhat of a socialite who is also effective and well-educated, you do not have time for life’s inefficiencies.

Although your work is brilliant, clever, your friends love you and you make amazing money, you do not have the time to clean up your home. When you are choosing your outfit for the day, you may try on five different outfits before a particular outfit strikes your fancy. In addition to make-up regimen, the process of leaving the house in the morning can take up to an hour, and that is if you’re rushing. You leave clothes all over your bed and just do not have the time to put them back. In addition, may you also want to cook yourself a light breakfast, which leads a sticky film on the stove and filthy pans in your sink that you are too busy to clean up. When you came home yesterday, you sat in the living room with a mountain of fashion magazines to look for inspiration for your next article. They are still on your coffee table as well as the dish that you ate your snack on while you were searching for inspiration.

Your refrigerator is also bare. There is no one to pick up groceries for you. How could you possibly have time to clean your home? Your schedule is extremely cramped and hectic for the next two weeks. The only thing you have time for is hanging out with your friends once per week because everything in your life is measured out in 10 minute increments. The last thing you are thinking about is your home, although it is beginning to look like a dumpster. What is a girl to do?

This is a service that companies like Handy, Home Cleaning Services specializes in. They can put your clothes back into your closet for you when you lay them on your bed to try them on. They can organize your magazines if you request them to. They can even pick up groceries for you, so that you have food in your refrigerator. What about a bottle of wine? Call Handy on, Home Cleaning Services and in addition to any cleaning supplies they can also pick up your food and drink for you upon request. Just like a normal housekeeper.

So, if you decide to invite a friend to your home, it looks absolutely spotless, you didn’t even have to lift a finger and you look like a domestic goddess. Why not keep the an immaculately spotless home if you can?

Susan McGalla: Her business model

September 12th, 2015

From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania comes Susan McGalla, an American businesswoman and an executive consultant. However, she is most noted for her role as the former chief executive officer of Wet Seal Inc., and the former president of the American Eagle Outfitters Inc. McGalla currently sits on the board of the publicly traded HFF Inc., a company providing services in commercial real estate, the Magee-Womens Hospital Research Institute and Foundation. She also served as director of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and trustee for the University of Pittsburgh.

Susan McGalla on began her career in 1986 working for the Joseph Horne Company in a variety of managerial and marketing positions until 1994. That same year she joined the American Eagle Outfitters where she began as a divisional merchandise buyer for women’s apparel, also working in a variety of managerial roles until becoming the company’s chief merchandising officer and president. Eventually Susan McGalla became president and CMO of the entire Parent company and oversaw the launch of 77kids brands and Aerie.

In January 2009, McGalla left American Eagle Inc. becoming a private consultant for the financial investment and retail industries. She was appointed in October 2009 to the Board of Directors of HFF Inc which is a leading provider of capital markets. In January 2011, Susan McGalla succeeded Ed Thomas as the chief executive officer of Wet Seal Inc. In July 2012, she left the company. Her departure from Wet Seal Inc. led her to the founding of P3 Executive Consulting. She is now the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

As founder of P3 Executive Consulting, LLC, Susan P. McGalla is an expert consultant to clients on talent management, marketing, branding, operational efficiencies and more. She has spoken on her views of how to move ahead in business to a variety of audiences, such as the Carnegie Mellon University and the Women and Girl’s Foundation of Pittsburgh as part of her Speaker Series for CEOs, and continues today to share her story.

Susan McGalla was born and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio with her two brothers where her father was a football coach. She attended Mount Union College where she received her bachelor’s degree in business and marketing and also serves on the college’s Board of Advisors. Her husband is Stephen McGalla, a wealth manager.