Successful People

The Success of Women with Susan McGalla

It is notable that many women have been successful and made it to the top in various corporate careers. The success of women translates to a prosperous society. Nevertheless, a significant number of women still lie behind on being successful. Many women are yet to realize the necessary measures to put in place to steer forward their corporate success on Post-Gazette. The world is increasingly adapting, and it is seeing more and more women join various prestigious posts in both government and corporate fields. Even with the world changing, some drawbacks still hinder the success of a woman.

Despite all the challenges women face in their road to success, a substantial number have surpassed and beaten the odds and have proven to be effective leaders at Measures have to be taken by both the government and non-government organizations to help women curb the challenges they face in their endeavors. Noticeably, women boast of a superbly blend personality and mind that is of significant help to them when undertaking various activities. Such well-endowed women are taking a stance and lead roles in the corporate world.

The business community has seen many women beat the odds and grow to become very influential people. In the old days, the business world was deemed to be for men only. Nevertheless, with the corporate world experiencing rapid growth, changes are inevitable. The current corporate world has taken a notable turn and women are becoming reputed and role models. A good example of such women is Susan McGalla who serves as a role model to women and is committed to helping women succeed. They transude innate and inherent skills, which are essential in their management positions. They have excellent networking skills that are vital in the corporate world.

Susan McGalla is a successful businessperson who has gone up the ladder through hard work, versatility, confidence, diverseness, and confidence. These aspects are her core drivers for pleasing results. Susan beat the odds through comprehending that it was up to her to identify her powerful skills and potential and make something significant out of them. She is the founder of the Pittsburgh-based P3 Executive Consulting, LLC. Susan Mcgalla also works with The Pittsburgh Steelers as the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth.

Susan has a vast experience in the clothing and retail sectors. She is adept at providing insights on marketing, product merchandising, branding, and talent management among others. Between 1986 and 1994, Susan was working at Joseph Horne Company. She later moved to work with American Eagle Outfitters. With her strong work ethics and principles, Susan McGalla became the President and Chief Merchandizing Officer of the company. Then she freely decided to leave the company and start her own consultancy practice for the retail and financial investment industries.

Philanthropic Work of the DeVos Family

Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos who co-founded and operated Amway, one of the largest distributors of consumer goods. Hailing and residing from Western Michigan, Dick and his wife of 30 years, Betsy DeVos are not only known for their financial success but also for their philanthropic history. As members of the wealthy social class in Grand Rapids, it is customary to be expected to give back to the community through large donations. The DeVos family has certainly done their part. In a Forbes report, the DeVos family said they donated around $1.2 billion over their lifetime. This report came after Forbes reportedly kept requesting a response. According to an MLIVE article, the Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy were listed number 20 on Forbes’ top 50 giver list. A large majority of the funds donated stayed in their local area of Grand Rapids where they invest much time and energy to promote a better community in which they live. The fund donated were also given to church’s and other religiously affiliated institutions, educational endeavors as well as many Republican think tanks.

Hailing from Michigan, Dick DeVos attended and graduated from Northwood University. DeVos worked in many fields within his father’s company of Amway before eventually running the company as president in 1993 and continued to grow the company to 18 countries and increase profits substantially until 2002. Dick Devos has also had great success beyond his business ventures. In 1991, DeVos joined the Orlando Magic and he became CEO and President of the esteemed basketball team. DeVos is also an avid competitive sailor who has one two national titles. He also can fly planes and helicopters.

The DeVos, Dick and Betsy, have been together for 30 years and have since then had 4 children and 2 granddaughters. The family is involved in education and studies as well as business. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation was established in 1989 with the simple mission of giving the family a funnel through which they can do their philanthropic work. It is through this foundation that the DeVos family has done a majority of their philanthropy. Dick and Betsy DeVos’ affiliation to the Republican Party date back to when Betsy DeVos was in college. Both Dick and Betsy DeVos spend much of their time and energy in their local community of Grand Rapids, Michigan where they are on committees and chairs to make sure that their home-town continues to prosper and have a promising future.

Congratulations to all the local residents and businesses who work hard to make West Michigan an incredible place to live, work, and visit!

Posted by Dick DeVos on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Shaygan Kheradpir appointment as the new Coriant CEO

In 2013, Coriant that was founded by Marlin Equity Partners became an independent company. This was following the business acquisitions by Sycamore Networks Solutions and Nokia Siemens Networks. Since then, Coriant has established headquarters in Germany, Naperville, Munich and USA.

From the local level, Coriant has so far extended its services worldwide. Having placed markets in even government agencies, the company has a vast target of markets. All these include; electric utilities, mobile and fixed line service providers, large enterprises, submarine network operators and content providers. Currently, Coriant is known in over a hundred countries for offering solutions in innovative networking in leading network operators. This has led to it attracting many customers. Some of Coriant’s customers include; cloud providers, enterprises and government agencies and the global Tier 1 Communications Service Providers.

Shaygan Kheradpir was recently appointed as Coriants CEO following his great experience. Shaygan graduated from Cornell University where he was studying engineering and has so far worked with many technology and financial service industries. Shaygan came in to succeed DiPietro who later on took the position of the company’s vice-chairman with Robert Leggett the chairman. Shaygan Kheradpir has worked closely with Marlin Equity Partners senior management team as an Executive Operator. Being an active member, he qualified for the leadership position. The company is looking forward to drive solutions that will help the company survive the competition in the vast end-user market.

He began his career in GTE Corporation and thereafter has worked in different organizations. He was the CEO of Juniper networks and he also has worked as chief operations and technology officer at Barclays.

Shaygan has worked in financial service, telecom and technology industries. In this, he has gained an over two decades experience. He is then looking forward to provide high levels of service agility, automation and programmability in the company.
Offering a vast line of products, the company is currently hosting an average of over 3000 employees. The vast products include; intelligent network management, integrated optical planning solutions, packet optical transport solutions, optical LAN and broadband access, MSPP solutions, cross-connect or TDM solutions and edge routing solutions.

Doing More In Two Decades Than Most Do In There Life, Yeonmi Park- Activist, Author, Young Adult

“In Order to Live : A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom” is a must read book by Yeonmi Park at It is currently listed on Amazon’s best of the month, book picks. She talks about what live was like growing up in North Korea, where fear was a normal feeling and freedom fell short of being defined and failed to exist. It is a very well written book by someone who is not just writing a book but, she was the story. It is important that we give her kudos for her valiant ability to get out with Yeonmi Park at family and rise above. This book is about doing something so difficult that most could not even imagine making the same decisions, yet alone as a child. It was released at the end of September in hardcover.

Pick up the book and stare into the eyes on the cover of the book. In one glance you will see a child and through her eyes you can see a powerhouse of strength, endurance and world changing, charisma. There is no denying that in this world two things tend to happen, the world either makes you or the world breaks you. The world has made, Yeonmi Park. That is not an assumption but a fact. When a child is so entrenched with anxiety that she believes she is being watched and heard by the dictator of North Korea. It is amazing that she was able to get past that and seek freedom. Yeonmi Park watched her mother get raped and she was sold. Tragedy a girl of 15 should not even know about.

She has endured so much, but the thing about Yeonmi is that her life is better for it. Yes that sounds like a crude statement but her misfortune is what is drilling a fire into her heart to fight and try and make this world a better place to live in.

How Stephen Murray Achieved Success For CCMP Capital

It is said that great leadership can turn the tides for the worst of times in a company’s life. If the times are good, great CEOs can turn them into gold. Stephen Murray was the CEO of CCMP Capital and the reason why this NY based private equity firm is so successful is all because of the great work of its former CEO. Stephen Murray CCMP Capital was a visionary who not only worked for CCMP Capital but also had board seats for Strongwood Insurance Holdings, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Infogroup, Crestcom International, and Octagon Credit. He died this year at the age of 52 years.

What is the reason behind the success of Stephen Murray CCMP Capital? How did Stephen Murray help CCMP capital and what were the secrets behind his success? The following points answer these questions in detail –

He Was A Leader Unafraid Of Challenges – CCMP Capital did so well under Stephen Murray because he was a unique leader who loved challenges that were generated by outside sources. He took challenges head on but was never impulsive with his decision. All the decisions he took were decided after much thought and deliberation. At the same time, he was capable of making quick decisions for CCMP Capital which ensured that opportunities were not lost due to wastage of time.

He Understood Failure As A Mechanism For Growth – Stephen Murray always told the members of the company to not be afraid of failure. He was extremely experienced in the field of private equity investment and, as such, there was rarely a situation that he couldn’t deal with. Even after all this time, he still understood that failure was a part of life and professionals need to use their failures as tools for growth and development. He made it a point to inculcate this habit in his peers and employees as well.

He Was Excellent In Communication – No one can become a great leader without knowing that communication is important. Stephen Murray had a personal communication style. He liked knowing about the people who were working with him and it made him happy to share stories about his own life with his people. He was extremely perceptive and a good judge of character which, combined with his jovial and open attitude, helped his employees trust him. He had the unique ability to make anyone comfortable around himself.

He Loved His Work – The biggest reason why CCMP Capital has done so well is because it has a knack for choosing leaders who are in love with their job. Stephen Murray was one of those people who liked working more than anything. Despite that, he still found time to spend with his family and friends.

It was because of these reasons that Stephen Murray was the best CEO for CCMP Capital.