CMO Gautam Aggarwal and COO Varun Nagaraj join CEO Abhay Gupta, two-year member of Forbes Technology Council, as official Council members
Bidgely, the leading provider of artificial intelligence solutions for global utilities, announced today the acceptance of Chief Marketing Officer Gautam Aggarwal into the Forbes Communications Council and Chief Operating Officer Varun Nagaraj into the Forbes Business Council. Aggarwal and Nagaraj’s inclusion in the Forbes Councils community will further add to Bidgely CEO Abhay Gupta’s thought leadership content within the Forbes Technology Council on the power of artificial intelligence (AI), digital transformation and personalization in the energy industry. The additional expert insights into effective marketing and business operations strategies for these new Councils underscores Bidgely’s commitment to the energy community, which fuels its mission to ensure utilities have organization-wide resilience and are prepared for future changes and challenges.
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VAN NUYS, Calif., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CannaSafe, California’s leading ISO accredited cannabis testing laboratory, announced today the addition of four new senior management executives across multiple business functions. Todd Geller has been appointed VP of Business Development with supervisor responsibilities in the Sales & Marketing department. Matthew McCormack, who boasts 20 years of experience leading financial growth strategies, is CannaSafe’s new CFO. Dr. Keith Wheatstone, Ph.D. joins as Senior VP of Mergers & Acquisitions, drawing upon his distinguished career managing environmental testing labs across the globe, and dedicated cannabis scientist Dr. Aaron Stancik, Ph.D. leads the company’s scientific initiatives as VP of Science.
“We are delighted to welcome such a talented group of professionals to the CannaSafe family,” said Aaron Riley, CEO of CannaSafe. “Keith, Todd, Matthew and Aaron bring invaluable experience to the company that will help drive our growth and expansion
“Resiliency funds” are helping Black-owned business stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, continuing a long tradition of mutual aid within African American communities with limited access to capital, networks and government programs. (Sept. 28)
A coalition of executives in business, civic life, sports, health care and utilities joined Mayor Joe Hogsett on Thursday in pledging to take measurable actions to make Indianapolis and neighboring communities racially equitable.
In taking the Indy Racial Equity Pledge, the executives outlined a host of initiatives their companies would undertake to address racial disparities, such as hiring and retaining Black workers, increasing spending with Black-owned businesses and vendors, and investing philanthropic dollars in Black-led organizations.
“At Cummins, we will continue to demand racial justice and to drive the change in our communities so that all people may advance and achieve,” said Sharon Barner, vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Cummins.
Educational institutions can bolster their business strategies by taking greater advantage of their real estate assets, advise two executives from A&G Real Estate Partners in the Turnaround Management Association’s Journal of Corporate Renewal.
“For many schools, taking a hard look at existing real estate holdings and obligations could be the key,” write Jeff Hubbard and Jamie Cote, who are Senior Managing Directors in A&G’s Structured Real Estate Sales division.
Their four-page piece (“Real Estate Could Yield Much-Needed Liquidity for Educational Institutions”) appears in JCR’s October issue. Hubbard and Cote note that liquidity is a critical factor in the ability of educational institutions to weather changes wrought by Covid-19—which came on the heels of existing challenges such as the student loan crisis, declining enrollments and dramatic reductions in state funding.
The commercial real estate veterans point to the potential benefits of cost-cutting and liquidity-raising strategies