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DAVID ZALIK: GREENSKY CREDIT ONLINE LENDER

Founded in 2006 as GreenSky Trade Credit LLC by David Zalik, GreenSky Financial LLC is a private equity firm based in the Southern state of Atlanta. It changed its name in December 2015 and offers quick and paperless financial services, credit and consumer lending to businesses through its online platform. It helps enterprises provide credit to their customers by acting as a program administrator and third-party service provider for federally and state insured chartered banks that offer consumer loans. Besides providing revolving credit products and installment loans it also provides credit programs for elective medical providers, home improvement merchants, and furniture retailers.

Through its merchant, retailer and provider networks all over the US, it serves both consumers and large, medium and small-scale businesses. David Zalik’s GreenSky offers business card service as well as same day funding for submitted invoices, online transaction management, credit services and invoice verification.

ABOUT DAVID ZALIK

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer for GreenSky, 43-year-old David Zalik were born in Israel with his family moving to the USA when he was four years old and settling in Alabama. His father became a Mathematics professor at Auburn, and he attended the same school his father was teaching but later dropped out to concentrate on building his computer assembly company, MicroTech. In 1996 then aged 22 years he sold the 20-employee company for a tune a few million dollars and moved to Atlanta. Zalik later founded Outweb Inc., a consultancy for businesses trying to create their websites, in 1999 after a few years of investing in the real estate sector. He helped start the Rockbridge Commercial Bank in 2006 which initially attracted capital from a clique of local investors including billionaire Bernie Marcus, co-founder Home Depot. In three years’ time, it failed making him lose up to $500,000 and lawsuits from the FDIC.

It is after all this that he founded GreenSky, which he named after hearing Willie Nelson’s rendition of Blue Skies. Robert Sheft, an investor, and founder of RMA Home Services, later joined him their big pitch being less hassle in offering their customers financing as compared to stalwarts like Wells Fargo and GE.

David Zalik has also served on the board of directors of The Marcus Community Centre, The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and Hands on Atlanta. He has been a recipient of the 2000 Abe Schwartz Young Leadership award, 2003 catalyst Entrepreneur of the Year Award and 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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Dr. MARK McKENNA Entrepreneur and Medical Goals

Dr. Mark McKenna’s real estate entrepreneurial journey began when he realized that medical practitioners found it hard to earn much. He was still a student of the medical school at Tulane School when he started purchasing real estate.

Real estate entrepreneurship

After his graduation in 1999, Dr. Mark McKenna created a real estate business and ventured full time in it.

Disaster hit New Orleans where his business was based. For almost two years, Mark McKenna helped reconstruct the town. He would purchase broken houses, restore them and then sell them to various investors. The latter would release them to residents on lease terms.

Dr.Mark McKenna’s second passion

In 2007, Dr. Mark McKenna realized that the time to get back to his medical occupation had come. In November, he departed for Atlanta. Shape Med, a wellness and fitness center was opened. Dr. Mark McKenna concentrated on ensuring that the clinic was the best of its kind. This, he did by making sure his staff was highly trained. The clinic offered laser therapy, body weight counseling and nonsurgical aesthetics, all of which were of high quality.

The business flourished, and soon new branches were opened. In 2015 however, Mark sold ShapeMed to Lifetime fitness and joined the staff team as a National Medical Doctor. He resigned one year later when Lifetime was sold to a private equity.

OVME: (“of me”)

Dr. Mark McKenna later joined OVME. His entrepreneurial ambitions and desire to offer affordable services to people led him to venture into the aforementioned medical spa. According to him, OVME is highly technologically controlled. A mobile app is available to all users for easy access during appointment scheduling. The facility offers premium services, some of which include dermal filling, weight management, and testosterone replacement.

Dr. Mark ensured that one could become a member of OVME and such a client can access discounts on a variety of services.

Giving back to the society.

Part of the profits gained at OVME is directed to the ‘Make-a-wish’ foundation, which is a zero profit organization that grants the wishes of children ailing from serious diseases. Apparently, the foundation can offer such wishes after every half an hour. This means that there are lots of profit. Mark accredits this outstanding performance to the facility’s staff members, volunteers, and donors.

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Andy Wirth’s New Position

Andy Wirth is many things including a businessman, entrepreneur, as well as a nature enthusiast who has possessed the rare quality over the years to have known exactly what he has wanted to do even at a young age in his life.

In present day, with almost 30 years in the mountain resort and in the hotel industry, Mr. Wirth has been able to show visitors the beauty of nature while they are surrounded by luxury. Since 2010, Mr. Wirth has been the CEO and the President of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort, a ski resort that has been in business for over 70 years as it is located in one of the most beautiful regions in the world.

Next to Tahoe Lake, this resort attracts visitors who want to ski as well as visitors who want to explore nature and want to sit back and relax with a beautiful view looking out.

In Recent news, Andy Wirth has accepted the appointment to be chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board. This position was awarded to Mr. Wirth due to the fact that he has already proven himself to be able to bring in tourists. Mr. Wirth, ever since this appointment, has become dedicated to bringing in visitors to the area in order to also improve the overall economy of the community and to support the locals.

As a businessman, Andy Wirth has possessed the rare quality of wanting the locals of the community to be involved with every business decision that he makes.

Andy Wirth has bright plans for the future of his ski resort and hopes to bring in even more visitors and revenue over the next few years. As an innovative businessman, Andy Wirth has recently invested over $70 million into the renovation of this ski resort in order to update this resort.

The renovation of the resort includes the reshaping of the ski slopes as well as the renovation of the interior of the resort. This not only makes the resort look more modern, attractive, and luxurious, but also improves the environmental impact of the resort of the environment.

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