Category Archives: CEO’s

The Shift to Smart Homes: Why Todd Lubar Believes This Is the Right Time for Entrepreneurs to Join the Bandwagon

Smart homes technology continues to transform the way homes are priced and marketed. Homes that are outfitted with smart technology features are currently commanding higher prices than those without.

The addition of affordable smart home security features has also been proven to boost the desirability of homes. For instance, millennial tend to purchase homes that they would otherwise not considered buying simply because they are equipped with smart home features. Similarly, seniors and people with disabilities who are scouting for ways to remain independent tend also to target homes with safety and health enhancing technologies. Visit Affiliatedork for more info.

Brighter Future

According Hackronym, Todd Lubar, even though smart technology is still in its infancy stages, its future looks brighter. The changes that will be witnessed in future as far as smart home technology is concerned will be profound, and its ramification on the real estate industry will become truer with the passage of time. Consequently, it is pertinent for homeowners who are planning to sell their homes fast and at greater price points to consider incorporating smart home technologies where possible.

For Entrepreneurs, Now Is the Time to Invest

Considering the projected growth rate, Todd believes that now is the best time for entrepreneurs to invest in the smart home technology market. While consumers who are currently buying smart homes are mostly millennial, people with disabilities, and the elderly who require constant monitoring, it is just a matter of time before every one adopts the technology.

About Todd Lubar

Todd Lubar has been following the smart home technology world and the internet of things (or IoT) for some time. Beginning his career in 1995 with Crestor Mortgage Corporation, Todd has moved through senior positions in a number of companies including Charter Funding, Legacy Financial Groups, and Priority Financial Services. He is currently the TDL Ventures’ president. Lubar has also worked in other industries including demolition, recycling, and real estate development. He has also been listed as one of the top 25 US-based Mortgage originators. He has Bachelors of Arts degree in speech communication from Syracuse University.

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How Tony Petrello Rose To The Top Of The Oil Industry

As the top leader at Nabors Industries, Ltd., Tony Petrello is the man that sets the company’s corporate vision in the oil industry. The company he leads is the largest land-based drilling operator in the world. He is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Nabors Industries. Additionally, he is the company’s Chairman of the Board.

Tony Petrello started his career far from the oil industry, in New York City. He is a graduate of Yale University where he earned both his B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics. Rather than continuing in the field of math, he instead attended Harvard Law School and earned his law degree. In 1979 he joined Baker & McKenzie as an attorney specializing in taxation and corporate law. He was named as the Managing Partner of the legal firm in 1986. It was in 1991 that he left Baker & McKenzie in order to move to Houston, Texas and joined of Nabor Industries.

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Due to his astounding success at running Nabors Industries, Tony Petrello earned $68.2 million in 2013. This placed him firmly in the list of the top 50 paid CEO’s in the United States. In 2014 the company changed its compensation system as well as its form of corporate governance. Due to this, his pay dropped to about $27.7 million a year as of 2015.

Other leadership positions Petrello holds is Director of Stewart & Stevenson, LLC, another oil company. Tony Petrello is also the Director of the Board for Texas Children’s Hospital, Inc.

Thor Halvorssen, Human Rights Activist and Film Wunderkin

The Venezuelan globe trotter, Thor Halvorssen Mendoza, is most well known for his political actions, primarily his activist efforts with the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum to combat tyranny the world over. What he is not quite so well known for are his many accomplishments a Hollywood, documentary film producer. Thor Halvorssen first began his film production career in 2006 with the little known documentary film, Hammer & Tickle. The film was a in-depth look at the usage of humor, particularly satire about Communism, during the Soviet Union’s repressive regime. Mr. Halvorssen helped to produce the film and then, in keeping with his highly energetic and work driven character, he moved on to two other movie projects in the very same year, those being, Freedom’s Fury and The Singing Revolution Respectively.

The film, Freedom’s Fury was a documentary focusing upon the Australian 1956 Summer Olympics, specifically telling the tale of the fabled water polo match between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Republic of Hungary where tensions where so high that one of the Russian players violently struck one of the opposing team members, causing him to bleed and the match to be remembered as the Blood In The Water Match. The other film, The Singing Revolution focused on the plight of the Estonian people during, once again, the Soviet regime, where song was the political weapon of choice. Again, Halvorssen produced both films.

In 2007 Halvorssen produced two films, Sugar Babies and Indoctrinate U, the former focusing on the ethical horrors which have arose around the sugar cane industry, the latter focuses on the manipulation and political theology of modern American education. Over the next couple of years Mr. Halvorssen would go on to produce five more films with his latest being Halo of Stars, which is as yet in post production and is slated for release sometime in 2017.