Goettl Air Conditioning is an established HVAC business name in Las Vegas Nevada as well as Phoenix and Tuscon Arizona. They have been in these areas for many years and have established themselves as a leader in the air conditioning field. Their acquisition of Walton’s Heating and Air 2 years ago will take their established base, make it even bigger and, hopefully, better. While this acuisition has come as a surprise to some, there are insiders in the southwest region who are not surprised in the least.
Walton’s Heating and Air has been stagnant for quite some time, so a change such as this was anticipated. They still have a solid customer base, but they were not growing on pace with the industry standard of growth. Goettl saw this and saw an opportunity for their own growth by approaching Walton’s owner Todd Longbrake with an offer. Longbrake took Goettl up on their offer and is currently with the merged version of both companies.
This was a smart move on the part of Goettl, maintaining Longbrake, because of the knowledge and expertise that he could bring to the company. The existing customer base that Walton’s had in Southern California has also helped Goettl expand their area of service to include more of the southwest. This is an area of continued growth so it is an ideal piece of “real estate” for an HVAC company such as Goettl. Check out LinkedIn to know more.
There is still competition within this field and in this region, so the industry itself is still quite healthy. This is good news for the consumer as this ensures competitive pricing on both sales and service. On top of all that, the way this acquisition played out gives Goettl an even better name in the business than they already had. The integrity and professionalism of it all was, if anything else, a brilliant marketing move. If Goettl had a good name before, it is even better now.
Nathaniel Ru is a co-founder and one of the chief executive officers of Sweetgreen, a chain of restaurants that provides healthier dining options compared to traditional fast food outlets in the form of salads made of organic, locally sourced produce. Ru graduated from Georgetown University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and, soon afterwards, opened the first Sweetgreen outlet in the heart of Georgetown alongside two of his classmates, co-founders Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet.
This was in response to the lack of healthy eating options available in Georgetown. The fact that their business survived its first winter break, when the students of Georgetown headed back home for the holidays, meant that Sweetgreen could make it in the long run, according to the three co-founders.
Apart from providing fresh salads at 40 outlets across the United States, Sweetgreen makes ordering its scrumptious dishes easy through its website and mobile app, with about 30% of customer purchases taking place online.
Nathaniel Ru and his co-founders have also adopted a new approach to management, closing down their offices 5 times a year so that the office-based employees also get a chance to work at Sweetgreen’s outlets and serve its customers directly. Despite being an ever-expanding network of salad bars, Sweetgreen does not have a corporate headquarters. When asked why this is so, Nathaniel Ru said that the company prefers having a “decentralized headcount”.
Customers have a satisfying experience whenever they visit Sweetgreen. The wait is a little long, usually of 15 minutes, before one can finally place his or her order, but the food is “nourishing” and “reasonably priced”, according to the Tech Insider. The author of the article, Drake Baer, goes on to write, “Unlike many lunch salads, you’re not hungry 45 minutes after eating one,” which shows that Sweetgreen’s focus is not on providing mere salads, but complete, wholesome meals. Learn more about Nathaniel Ru: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnQ9aK4ZmFA and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetgreen
The restaurants have also been carefully designed so that customers feel good when they visit, and a team member walks them through the process of creating the wide variety of salads while the customers get a clear view of the open kitchen. It is all part of an idea that Nathaniel Ru calls “service design”.
Another aspect that sets Sweetgreen apart is the fact that it buys and uses all edible parts of the crops it purchases, not just the parts people are used to seeing. It lets customers try out new salad combinations, which can be healthier than the usual products, according to Ru.
The innovations in the products as well as the cutomer experience, led by Nathaniel Ru and his co-founders, have caused sales to grow which might continue to rise in the future thanks to Sweetgreen’s philosophy of modernity.
The achievements of Dr. Scott Rocklage have inspired many people who are planning to or have already ventured in biochemical research or entrepreneurship. Currently, he is the managing partner at 5AM Ventures. He joined the company in 2003 and became a managing partner in the subsequent year.
The Boston-based doctor has been in the health sector for close to three decades and has gained vast experience in healthcare management. This matched up with his key roles in leadership, and great scientific background has established Dr. Rocklage as an effective leader in the pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and venture capital domains.
In addition to his role at 5AM Ventures, he is the chairperson of the boards of Achaogen, Relypsa, and Semprus. Before joining the 5AM Ventures, Dr. Scott was the Chairperson and CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals. He also worked at Nycomed Salutar as the President and CEO.
Dr. Scott Rocklage has an impressive education background. He attended the University of California where he pursued a Bachelor’s of Science Degree specializing in Chemistry. He continued his training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he attained a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Chemistry. While at Massachusetts, he worked closely with Richard R. Schrock, a former Nobel Prize Winner. All his studies were conducted at Schrock’s Lab.
The 61-year old doctor spearheaded the approval of three new drugs applications by the FDA in the United States. The drugs include Omniscan™, Cubicin®, and Teslascan®. Dr. Rocklage has invented and co-invented approximately 30 patents in the States. He is a writer and has more than 100 publications which are subject to peer review.
The main roles of Dr. Rocklage as the managing partner at 5AM Ventures include studying the new aspects of life science, preparing and attending the board meetings, and coordinating with portfolio Company’s Management panel.
The doctor also works with the entrepreneurs such as scientists, physicians, and business executives in the domain of life science. This team works together in shaping ideas into potential drugs to meet previously unattended and emerging needs in the medical sector.
Dr. Rocklage applies his strategic leadership skills to ensure that 5AM Ventures is the company for those firms interested in life sciences. 5AM operates in collaboration with other corporations that invent solutions to solve needs in the healthcare sector.
The company uses superior scientific and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent numerous medical disorders.
JHSF is a market leader in the real estate market in Brazil. Founded in 1972, JHSF has seen good and bad days, but the persistence and determination of the management have brought the firm to its current success. JHSF mainly focuses on such functions as commercial and residential markets acquisition, management, and development. The firm categorizes the kind of real estate it engages in, and this is mainly shopping centers, executive airports, and hotels. Upon being accepted in the market, JHSF started participating in the stock market; its shares have been traded in FBovsespa and NorvoNercado stock markets for ten years.
JHSF management team takes risks that the ordinary real estate companies or investors will not take. They mainly identify opportunities in the high-end Brazilian market and devise the strategic measures required to take the opportunities. Mainly, the firm does what has not been done, and is usually the market leader in Brazil. The managers at JHSF say that even when a venture presents risky probabilities, they embrace it as long as it promises ample returns in case of success. The managers at JHSF posit that they avoid pessimism as this would make them avoid chances that would boost their success. The management also says that if losses occur, they learn from them and make better decisions in future. Being a pioneer in many market opportunities makes JHSF highly profitable in comparison to other organizations.
JHSF mainly operates in prestigious capitals like Salvador, Sao Paolo, and Manaus. In these locations, the company mainly constructs and develops hotels, malls, restaurants, and international airports. The firm has several achievements in its span of operations. Case in point, the Catarina urban development project has been completed. The first phase of the above project was the Catarina fashion boutiques and the Catarina executive airport. The second phase entailed the high-class hotels by JHSF in the influential parts of Brazil.
The Vitra building, which was designed by Daniel Libeskinf also belongs to JHSF. The building has been rated by experts among the top 3 best buildings in the world. The Vitra project also completed other 34 state-of-the-art projects, which are all owned by JHSF.