Movers and Shakers

Andy Wirth’s Skydiving Accident and Recovery

Recently, Andy Wirth suffered a very serious skydiving accident, but he got lucky. Unlike many skydiving accidents, it was luckily not a fatal one. It did cause him a great deal of suffering, and he had to spend a substantial amount in the hospital. He underwent a great deal of surgical procedures to save him from losing his arm.

Despite this tragedy, he managed to continue to participate in outdoor sports after the accident. Not only has he participated in outdoor sports, but he has continued to excel with them. He also has been a successful CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort, even in the aftermath of this accident.

An article on Iron Man says that Andy Wirth’s accident occurred after the winds made a sudden change in direction. Rather than ending up where he was supposed to touch down, he was impaled by a pole in a vineyard. After he was impaled, he was alone and gravely injured for quite a while before help arrived. He believed that he was going to die of his injuries in the vineyard. During this time, Wirth says that the song “Just Breathe” was running through his head – Then, the paramedics made it there in time to save him – .

Squaw Valley is destined to expand in the future, despite his long ordeal recovering from the accident. The resort is going to merge with another resort, called Alpine Meadows. Together, this ski resort may end up becoming the biggest ski resort in all of North America. Andy Wirth has done a lot of work to help make this happen, in spite of the fact that the injuries of his accident have caused him serious personal suffering.

In addition to being a successful CEO of Squaw Valley, Andy Wirth has taken part in an ironman competition. During this, he did quite well in the competition. He also helped Navy Seals with their training at Squaw Valley.

Brad Reifler Is Expanding His Investment Expertise From Wall Street to Main Street

Brad Reifler is most recently known as the founder and CEO of Forefront Management Group, which includes the subsidiaries Forefront Advisory, Forefront Capital Management and Forefront Capital Markets. Founded in 2009, these firms enable Mr. Reifler to dispense his advice and expertise to serious investors who seek guidance in the commodities and foreign exchange markets. His guidance is informed by over 30 years in finance and investing.

Brad Reifler began his independent foray into the investment world in 1982 when he founded Reifler Trading Corporation. This laid the groundwork of knowledge and experience to then enable him to found Pali Capital in 1995, which he was CEO of as recently as 2008 and which grew to have offices around the world with over 200 staff. Before launching into the arena of finance, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Bowdoin College, a private liberal arts college in Maine.

Through his various firms over the years, Brad Reifler has enabled accredited institutional and individual investors to achieve income and long-term growth goals. Reuters wrote that the foreign exchange and commodities markets are not for the timid and Mr. Reifler has earned the right to be considered an expert in them.

One of the latest ventures he has embarked upon has to do with what is called the Forefront Income Trust. His previous investment advice efforts had only focused on large investors that deal in hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars a year. This latest subsidiary specializes in offering investment advice to the other 99 percent of people who may never be fortunate enough to be among the investment elite in society, but who may nevertheless appreciate the advice of someone who has catered to these people. With his latest venture, he brings opportunity to the middle class, which is a welcome expansion for those who are concerned about the increasing wealth disparities in our country.