Talk Fusion CEO Bob Reina & the History of His Company

Bob Reina is the founder of the hit video communications and marketing company, Talk Fusion. Reina established Talk Fusion in 2007 after developing the concept in his mind for the prior several years. Now, over a decade later, Reina is still leading his company to a myriad of different success stories. Plucking away at what makes Reina tick can be a great exercise in order to develop your own entrepreneurial skills. Let’s dig into what makes Reina tick, why Talk Fusion has a bright future, and what you can do to make that bright future like your own.Learn more : http://www.pr.com/company-profile/employees-biography/82120-1877

 

To start out with we should go back to the beginning. Bob Reina had followed a career path into the police department where he worked as a law enforcement officer for a full decade. While on the beat in an off duty job Reina was introduced to a network marketing executive. This man helped Reina start to ponder what opportunities would be available on the internet in the future. Reina cites this meeting as his big moment but it wouldn’t be until a few years later that Talk Fusion would come to fruition.

 

Talk Fusion came out after Reina decided to develop his initial program: the Video Email suite. Reina had come to a roadblock while trying to send a video to family and friends around the world. The problem? No email client would let him embed the video into his message. Reina immediately got on the phone with a friend and IT counsel, Jonathan Chen. Together they helped to cultivate what Talk Fusion would become.Learn more : http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/video-marketing-leader-talk-fusion-launches-30-day-free-trials-300249666.html

 

Bob Reina knows that not all companies can come out of the gate swinging. In fact, Reina admits that he had worked in marketing before Talk Fusion and he had faced the problem of never making any sales. The problem, really, was the fact that he didn’t have a rock solid product. That, Reina cites, is the difference with Talk Fusion. Reina says that profitability came right out of the gate because, “We developed a game changing product at Talk Fusion, so our excitement instantly started making waves.”

 

The Success Of George Soros in Financial Investment And Philanthropy

In 2017, George Soros, the wealthy founder of Soros Fund Management enlisted the services of Dawn Fitzpatrick in the management of the fund. She joined the entity as the seventh Chief Investment Officer since 2000, but her experience on Wall Street puts her in a good position to ensure the continued success of Soros Fund Management. Currently, Soros Fund Management maintains and manages assets valued at more than $30 billion.

Personal Background

George Soros is a businessman and investor based in New York but is originally from Hungary. He is a vocal supporter of Democratic and liberal causes such as the immigrant rights, democratic societies, religious tolerance, proper education, and adequate healthcare. He has personally experienced being an immigrant after leaving Hungary in 1947 headed to London.

While in London, he studied at the LSE and attained a Master’s degree in Philosophy and paid his tuition fees taking on odd jobs in the city. After graduation, he ventured into the field of finance working for merchant banks specializing in international stock brokerage. He left for the U.S in 1958 and began working as a stock broker on Wall Street. He founded Quantum Fund, previously known as Double Eagle in 1969. Owing to his success on the equity markets and his first fund, George Soros established Soros Fund Management in 1970.

It was while studying at the LSE that he adopted the ideology of “The Open Society and Its Enemies”, by Karl Popper. He believes that an open society is one founded on universal norms that govern human interaction to improve the general quality of life. This concept influenced him to form a nonprofit organization known as the Open Society Foundations. Through this organization, he has dispensed more than $13 billion in charitable causes.

As a resident of Greenwich Village, New York, George Soros was influenced by the stance of Allen Ginsberg, a psychedelic drug expert on drug legalization in the U.S. This position made him adopt a positive view on illegal drugs and he was one of the leaders of the 2000 movement to legalize marijuana. He was also in close to proximity to Michael Harrington, a critic of the discrimination based on class divisions in the U.S. Read his profile at Forbes.

Political and Social Impact

In 2016, George Soros devoted $25 million to the presidential bid of Democrat Hillary Clinton. He has also supported other liberal and Democratic campaigns for notable individuals such as Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Bill Clinton. He also donates regularly to political action committees including Senate Majority PAC, Immigrant Voters Win, and American Bridge 21st Century.

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He played a significant part in the smooth transition of Eastern Europe to capitalism from communism. George Soros did this by funding and facilitating cultural exchanges through the Central European University. This environment fostered ideological discussions among the young people of both Eastern and Western Europe. George Soros views himself as an individual with a divine mandate to contribute to making the world and its institutions much more functional and efficient. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.

Who is Dick DeVos?

Richard Marvin DeVos Jr. aka Dick DeVos is a prominent businessman and philanthropist, hailing from the richest family in Michigan. His father, Richard Marvin DeVos Sr. is the co-founder of Amway Corporation. He co-founded the company together with his long-time friend, Jay Van Andel, back in the year 1926.

 

Surprisingly, even after having been born of a very wealthy family, Dick attended public schools. He is a graduate of the Forest Hills public school system. Dick later applied to Northwood University and due to his good grades, they considered him. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Administration, from this university. He also boasts of three honorary doctorates from Northwood University, Grove City College and Central Michigan University.

 

Career

 

Dick’s career began at a very early age. He started working for his family business, Amway, since he was 19. But his roles in the company had begun even earlier. He remembers the company being operated from their basement and he would be sent on errands for the business. Also, during business parties he and his siblings would be asked to serve as mini-hosts.

 

When he officially began working for the company, he first worked in positions like R&D, marketing, sales, and business development. A decade later and he was promoted to be one of the company’s VPs. He would oversee the operation of the company in over 18 countries, outside of the US. From the company records, it was noted that under his leadership, foreign sales exceeded local sales for the very first time. Also, the total sales tripled. Two years later, he was again promoted to VP of foreign operation. He stayed in this position until the year 1992 when he left to work for Orlando Magic.

 

Orlando Magic had been bought by Dick’s father in the year 1991 and he was giving all his children a share. So, Dick went to help manage it, assuming the role of president and CEO of the company. A year later he left the franchise and went back to work for Amway- this time succeeding his father as the president of the company. He stayed president until the year 2002 when he retired and founded his own company, The Windquest Group. He continues to work for the company as its president.

 

Personal Life

 

Dick DeVos’ wife is the current secretary of education, Betsy DeVos. For the longest time, the couple has been advocating for education reforms in the country including school vouchers and privately-held charter schools. Other than that, they have established a foundation that concentrates on changing the lives of communities in various ways including arts, education, leadership and religion.