Category: Business

InnovaCare Health Hires Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides as Top Executives

InnovaCare, a leading health provider, has hired two experienced executives in its top ranks to give a boost to their already successful company. The new members of the group, Penelope Kokkinides, and Richard Shinto has years of experience in the Medicare and Medicaid industry that they expect to use in their new company to take it to newer heights. The company understands the important of having powerful and yet friendly leaders on the top to ensure that the company can reach the next level of customer satisfaction. Both Kokkinides and Shinto have the ability to consistently achieve new goals for the company.

Penelope Kokkinides is the CAO (Chief Administrative Officer) at InnovaCare and has been in the industry for more than 20 years specializing in Medicare programs where she was responsible for the improvement in the medical treatment processes for the patients. She has previously worked with different companies and in different positions helping her improve her skills. It was her impressive education background that helped her achieve success so easily. Penelope earned bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University in biological sciences and classical languages. She then worked on to earn hr masters degree in social work from New York University. She also has two additional master’s degrees, one in alcohol and substance abuse and another in public health.

Richard Shinto was offered the position at InnovaCare Health while he was still working as the CEO of Aveta Inc before it was sold out to another company. He has a bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of California and then a medical degree from the State University of New York. But, that was not enough for him, and then he earned his MBA degree from the University of Redlands. He has many papers and articles on clinical medicine and health care published in leading newspapers and magazines.

InnovaCare aims to provide quality medical care to its patients. According to HRMR Online,

the company wants to achieve this by hiring only the experienced and professional executives to be part of their team. Through friendly customer service and excellent communications, the company wants to achieve their set goals with diligence and hard work. The company has two affiliates located in Puerto Rico, one is MMH Healthcare, while the other is PMC Medicare Choice Inc. these offer physical and emotional health services to its members. According to a survey, the company has high customer satisfaction rate of about 90%.

Serial Entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky’s Philanthropic Efforts and Academic Background

Eric Lefkofsky is a seasoned entrepreneur and a highly regarded chief executive with many initiatives to his name. His business ventures span several sectors of the economy, including healthcare, IT, media and investment. According to his biography appearing in 4-traders website, Eric is currently the MD of Lightbank LLC, Director at Orange Media and Point.con and more prominently the Chairman of Groupon Inc. He also serves as a Director at Lights with Innovation Group, Art Institute of Chicago, Watermelon Express Inc, Lefkofsky Family Foundation and Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital. The US born entrepreneur is the Cofounder of Groupon Inc, Echo Global Logistics Inc and InnerWorkings Inc. Eric has served as Director at Point since the mid 90’s and has been the Chairman of NASDAQ listed Groupon Inc since 2008.

Eric Lefkofsky holds about 18% equity at Groupon Inc, which is valued at $400 million and 3.6% equity at Echo Global Logistics Inc valued at $20.8 million. Outside his corporate engagements, Eric is deeply involved in philanthropy; his net worth is currently estimated to be in the region of $1.7 billion. According to Inside Philanthropy, his efforts are trained on education, healthcare, human rights, culture and medical research. Eric with his wife Liz established Lefkofsky Family Foundation (LFF) in 2006 to support various organizations operating in the US and around the world.

The educational initiative supported by Eric and Liz in Chicago supports charter schools, and offers scholarship to disadvantaged kids. As an Alumnus of the University of Michigan, Eric continues to make huge donations to support various initiatives, including a onetime $1.2 million to support the university’s health system. The other universities that have benefited from his largesse include DePaul and Northwestern University. Eric’s support for the healthcare sector targets children’s health and cancer research and treatment. Some of the illnesses taking a huge slice of the funds include Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s disease, brain tumors and cystic fibrosis. The list of organizations that have benefited include Medical Mission for Children, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

In terms of education, Eric Lefkofsky studied and graduated from Southfield-Lathrup High School in 1987, an excerpt on Wikipedia reveals. In 1991, he graduated with honors from the University of Michigan before advancing for his Juris Doctor in 1993 at the university’s law school. Eric Lefkofsky has also taught at various universities in the Greater Chicago Area. He previously taught disruptive business models at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and applied technology at DePaul University’s school of business. Eric is currently an Adjunct Professor at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, where he teaches entrepreneurship and business. One of Eric’s most popular books is titled “Accelerated Disruption”, which was published by Easton Studio Press in November 2007.

Read more about Lefkofksy here.

MIKE BAUR THE STARTUP ENTREPRENEUR

Mike Baur is a Swiss entrepreneur and business person. He is currently the CEO and managing partner and the co-founder of Swiss Start-Up Factory. Baur, a native of Fribourg in Switzerland began his journey in business at a tender age and had a great experience working with Swiss Private Banking for well over two decades. Mike Baur is a Rochester University graduate with an MBA and also has another Executive MBA from Bern University. Mike started his career as a simple commercial apprentice at UBS and climbed his way up the ladder to become the world’s most respected entrepreneurs with his achievements including securing a seat on the Executive Board of a Swiss Private Bank.

Showing great interest in banking and finance as a young man, his interest grew over time and at the age of 39; he quit his job as a banker at Clariden and Sallfort to help start up the Swiss Start-Up Factory (SSUF) together with two partners namely Max Meister and Oliver Walter. His experience in private banking enabled him to make an easy transition to entrepreneurship, and he uses his experience in providing advice and funding to businesses to run the SSUF. Mike Baur is accountable for SSUF’s fundraising and the company’s financial rounds. The company would eventually grow to heights to become the best private and independent ICT startup accelerator in Switzerland.

The independent company does not have a board of stakeholders who they have to report to, and they operate as a business which helps to differentiate them from the rest of Swiss business owners running accelerator programs and incubators. With the company, Mike and his partner’s assists startup companies excel by providing them with any resources they may require, allowing them to make their name known worldwide and at the same time, create new models and marketing the modern unknown products or ideas.

The Start -Up Factory runs a three-month accelerator program that helps a startup company become the best they can be within the shortest period possible. The program provides a unique platform for an array of services such as mentoring, coaching, courses in accounting, connections with successful investors and an entrepreneurial network to achieve goals as well as an office space in Zurich.