Monthly Archive: May 2016

Securus is Finding New Ways to Connect

Security leader Securus Technologies is making noise again. Working closely with security and prison systems they’ve recently unveiled on PR Newswire a new and more convenient way of providing visitations via their mobile app for video calls. A testament to that noise is in the over sixty thousand downloads of this new app in less than a six month span.

Along with the ease and convenience of visitations that are improved, the ability for remote connection affords a connection between an incarcerated family member or loved one. Sometimes a visitation isn’t possible or practical. It just isn’t the same experience sharing a birthday, graduation and so on without being able to “see” them. Watch
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that this Dallas, Texas based company has come up with this new idea. According to PR Newswire, the’re best known for their work with corrections facilities, public safety officials and law enforcement, this just feels like another step in the act of serving and connecting people. That connection has brought the families of over one million inmates together.
The focus and the work of Securus in the field of safety has apparently made them a good fit for supplying those connections to the incarcerated. Obviously the security factor in this newest app needed to be of the highest priority. The work of Securus Technologies involving their monitoring products, emergency response and information systems must have served them well in this latest endeavor.
Is virtual visitation next? Only time will tell, but it probably won’t be too long before Securus shares another new concept, service or product that will yet again enhance the connection between people everywhere. So we will just have to wait and see – who knows, maybe we will have to ‘virtually’ wait and see?



Compliance Officers Effecting Change

Corporate compliance is a hot button issue. People all over the world routinely complain about corporate malfeasance and the damage it does to people, communities, and the planet. This has led local, state, and national governments to craft and enact new laws and stiffer penalties for companies guilty of non-compliance in a number of areas. These changes can be expensive and companies are not taking them lightly. One of the most effective and proactive steps companies make is to hire compliance officers. And these compliance officers are effecting change in a number of significant ways that help both the companies, their customers, and the communities in which they does business.

Compliance officers help to craft policies and practices designed to protect the public from harm and the company from expensive litigation. Compliance officers are also charged with making sure those policies and practices are followed by all employees. It is often like management by walking around. An effective compliance officer not only creates policy, they study its viability and interact with employees at all levels to see if those policies and practices are being adhered to and how that is affecting the employees, the business, the customers, and the bottom line.

One company that made a brilliant hire at Chief Compliance Officer is Hall Capital Partners. They hired Helane Morrison, arguably the perfect compliance officer. Morrison as a law degree from the University of California, Berkley. She has worked for Appellate and Supreme court justices, and was a partner in the San Francisco based law firm Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. While all of this work gave Morrison a solid background to prepare her for the position of CCO of Hall Capital Partners, her next job made her the ideal candidate to become a compliance officer.

After 10 years with he law firm, Helane Morrison left to become the Securities and Exchange Commission’s San Francisco Regional Office’s head of regional enforcement. In that role she investigated companies throughout Alaska, Idaho, Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Montana, and Washington for signs of fraud, insider trading, and compliance with a whole host of laws. She was also in charge of the SEC’s examination and enforcement programs. After 11 years at the SEC, Helane Morrison left and became the CCO of Hall Capital Partners. Since 2007 she has helped the company to craft and continue to comply with the requisite laws.

Check out Helane Morisson‘s profile on LinkedIn.

Managing An Invisible Resume: The Future Of Reputation And Employment

An important thing to understand about the internet is that while one can cultivate an esteemed online presence with a flick of the wrist, keeping up with the ever-changing technology can be nearly impossible and that reputation you fought hard to achieve online can plummet into obscurity just as quickly as it was established. Today, one’s image is the preeminent concern of all online business. If you are a restaurant, you don’t want to see business brought down because of bad reviews. If you are simply looking for work, you should be wary of your web presence.

Employers utilize google to vet job seekers and man and women alike are losing work for fixable online mistakes. In short, the management of one’s online appearance is incredibly important and while some are breaking their backs trying to everything on the internet themselves, some smart folks are looking for the right reputation management service to help them advance their dreams to the next level.

Online reputation management services are created specifically to help the individual issues, and help stop as well as prevent PR crisis from taking place, while additionally protecting the brand your name is associated with, and promote your business or quite simply, your individual presence. It is all about maintenance, and what works for a business can work for an single person online.

One, stand-out reputation management firm that has been garnering rave reviews is called Better Reputation. They are a classic example of an excellent service provider. This is a company who makes an emphasis on their clientele making a positive and lasting impression. Better Reputation understands the ebb and flow of online reputation. They understand the importance of one’s online signature and how it’s recognized.

Better Reputation will negate any negativity surrounding yourself or your brand. That means doing away with bad reviews, slanderous blog posts, ancient stories, and all negative info. They can guarantee quality work, and treat all of their clientele with the highest level of respect. In 2016, you can’t go wrong with Better Reputation when establishing a truly valuable online presence.


Venezuela Prolongs Two-Day Workweek

As recently reported by Reuters, Venezuela is in the middle of an energy crisis that threatens the economic and political stability of the country. Venezuela relies on hydro-electricity to power up most of the country, so a drought of the magnitude that the country is currently experiencing is a serious problem. There have been food and medicine shortages throughout the country with little hope of improvement in the near future.
As a way of curtailing energy use and trying to conserve resources, the government of Venezuela instituted a two-day workweek for government sector employees starting in March. Given that the situation has not improved, the government is now extending the two-day workweek for the public sector for an additional two weeks. This affects about 2.8 million employees in Venezuela. Expert Manuel Gonzalez sees mounting concerns over how these employees will afford to feed themselves and their families with the burden of more austerity measures from the national government. President Maduro has been the subject of widespread criticism for his failure to adequately address this situation and restore calm to the country. Critics of President Maduro say that the austerity measures are not enough to have a real impact on the energy usage in the country. His critics also lament that these austerity measures only serve to deepen the economic recession that is plaguing the country right now. There are reports from Linked In people clamoring for a more long term solution.

Brian Bonar Honored With Cambridge List

Cambridge’s Whos Who list has stringent requirements for inclusion. They seek out the top professionals in a number of different fields to include in their list. Once selected a special committee investigates both the professional and educational standards of the individual. Three of the main facets that are examined include professional accomplishments, academic achievements, and leadership abilities.  Brian Bonar has been selected to be one of the two male inductees to this list –

He exemplifies what Cambridge is lookingfor and helps to set the standard for both professional integrity as well as academic excellence.  Brian Bonar holds a PhD degree. He has been working in the finance sector for more than 30 years.

His unique experiences in the management arena has led him to become the Chief Executive Officer of DelRada Financial Corporation. The duties that he has held within the company have put him in direct control of both employee and employer benefits, but also for after market products. Specifically Bonar has worked tirelessly to bring about higher levels of efficiency within companies.

As a liason in the marketing department he has brought offers of exceptional solutions for employee effectiveness.  Some of these solutions are contained within employee benefits and rsik management insurance. He has also aided in making worker compensation more effective and efficient across a broad range of companies.

Mr Bonar also is affiliated with the American Finance Association. Coupled with his extensive education in finance and management Mr Bonar is a perfect fit for the Cambridge list. He is one of only four individuals who are included in the list this year. Two women and two men are chosen according to the stringent requirements of Cambridge and their committee.

According to PR News Wire and Dalrada, Brian Bonar has exemplified excellence in all that he does. He works hard to bring better solutions to raise the bottom line for companies. In his private life he is a loving father. Living in Escondido California allows im the worldwide reach to the finance world. He volunteers with his children’s activities and has a rich and rewarding private life that includes many friends and close acquaintances.

Learn more:

Brian Bonar: Executive Profile & Biography