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George Soros: A Phoenix from the Ashes

George Soros is an investor, political donor, and philanthropist who was born in Hungary. He left his country as a young man and attended the London School of Economics. He worked odd jobs, such as waiting tables and being a porter for the railroad, in order to pay for his schooling. His first job in finance was at a merchant bank. When he arrived in New York, he went to work on wall street, and eventually was able to start his own fund in 1969 called the Quantum Fund, which he fired up with $12 million of his own money. He built an even bigger name for himself in 1992 when he shorted the British pound alongside Stan Druckenmiller and made a huge profit. He has received the nickname of the man who broke Bank of England for that.

Soros is still investing through his family office called Soros Fund Management, which has over $30 billion in assets. He believes in equal representation, so he hired Dawn Fitzpatrick, a prominent Wall Street woman, to be his chief investment officer for Soros Fund Management. She is the 7th CIO for the company since 2000. Soros has long been a supporter of political and social causes through his great wealth. However, in recent years, his giving declined, after a number of losses in the political arena. For example, he backed Kerry against Bush in an effort to oust him from power, but the strategy didn’t materialize. He dialed back his giving so much that he suggested he may never spend as heavily on politics again, saying that the 2004 election donations were an exception.

However, recently, Soros gave over $25 million to Hillary Clinton’s campaign to boost her in the election. The two have a relationship spanning over two and a half decades. But Soros doesn’t just use his money for political ends. He also donates to various organizations characterized as non-profits. Through his international foundations, his philanthropic work includes giving $13 billion to various groups that focus on human rights defense, shaping democratic processes and elections, and promoting programs such as the Affordable Care Act. He is also a large proponent of climate change reform, such as putting taxes on carbon for American businesses. The 87-year old has clearly built a reputation of great wisdom and financial success. While his donations to American Bridge 21st Century, Immigrant Voters Win (a Super PAC encouraging all Hispanics to vote), and Priorities USA Action (Super PAC supporting Clinton) are significant, these recent political gifts to Clinton are only the tip of the iceberg. From Kerry, to Obama, to Clinton, it’s clear that Soros is willing to put his money where his mouth is to support the causes he cares about.

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Lori Senecal – The Best Global CEO of CP+B Agency

Even though she is about to step down, Lori Senecal was the perfect CEO to help CP+B become the best global agency it is today. According to the founder of CP+B, Chucker Porter, Lori is a fantastic partner. It is because of her that CP+B has become a smart and efficient agency. Under her leadership, Lori Senecal has ensured that the ten satellite offices of CP+B are managed by entrepreneurs who are willing to take the organization to the next level. Before she retires as the CEO of CP+B, Lori is preparing the next leadership group, which also seems to be creative and talented.

Lori Senecal joined CP+B Agency in 2015. This was the best time because the organization was in need of a genius manager. It paid well since her management skills enhanced the strength of CP+B Agency. Under the management of Senecal, CP+B has never lost any client since 2015. As a result, CP+B increased its global presence with the win of clients such as American Airlines, Hershey, and Titanium Grand Prix.

 

 

About Lori Senecal

As the Global Chief Executive Officer, the role of Lori Senecal is to oversee the expansion and global growth of CP+B. She manages and coordinates the international offices of the firm, which focus on continued global development. According to the Drum, Lori Senecal has managed to impact the business culture of CP+B. She converted the agency into a global, collaborative, agile, and inventive firm. In that case, the company has been consistent with its advertising business both at international and local level.

When it comes to leadership qualities, Lori’s primary focus is talent. With talent, CP+B has fueled its business growth and development across every discipline including geographies. When CP+B was recognized by Ad Week as one of the creative innovators in the current advertising age, Lori Senecal was also named as one of the agency executives to watch. Furthermore, CP+B Agency has gained world class recognition because of the talents and skills that have been instilled by Lori Senecal. Before she joined CP+B, Lori also worked as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of KBS. She converted KBS as one of the best working places in NYC.

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