With the first restaurant opening its doors to clients in 2007, Sweetgreen has grown in leaps and bounds to become a leader in the organic and healthy salad niche market leader. Founded by three classmates with a strong background in information technology, Sweetgreen has adopted a unique operation and management approach that has seen it expand into a high-end 40-locations salad chain. Throughout their numerous casual-themed salad bars, which are spread in various strategic cities including Los Angeles and New York among others, Sweetgreen has adopted the use of technology and unique management approach. Up to 30 percent of all transactions of the salad chain are conducted using technology. Their clients have the option of downloading and using their mobile application or visiting the company’s website.
Founded by Nathaniel Dru, Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman in Georgetown, Sweetgreen has developed into a strong brand with strong financial backing from several investors including Danny Meyer and Steve Case. The salad chain specializes in healthy salads prepared from organically grown and locally sourced ingredients. The former Georgetown University classmates have also adopted unique management approach. They are co-chief executive officers of the salad chain. In a bid to expand the company’s brand nationally while also staying close to their clients, the former classmates has adopted a bicoastal management approach. With no headquarters, the trio moves from the different locations while also shutting down their corporate office five times a year to work directly with the clients across the various restaurant locations. Learn more: http://www.forbes.com/pictures/ekeg45fe/nicolas-jammet-nathaniel-ru-jonathan-neman-co-founders-sweetgreen-262627/
Nathaniel Ru’s Profile
Nathaniel Ru is a first generation immigrant. His parents were business owners, which was critical in inspiring his successful venture into business in the hospitality industry. Between 2003 and 2007, Mr. Ru studied for his Bachelor of Science degree at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business where he specialized in Finance. He is also a serial investor with several investments in various industries. In 2016, he invested up to $3 million in LOLA as seed money. This is in addition to the $10 million he invested in Bond Street as Series A investment and $1.2 million in EatPops as an angel investment in 2015. In 213, he also made a personal investment of $1.2 million in MeUndies. Learn more: https://about.me/nathanielru
At Sweetgreen, which he cofounded with his two classmates in 2007, Mr. Ru heads the creative department as the creative director. He also played a key role in the expansion of the Sweetgreen’s brand to include Sweetlife Festival, which is an annual event that includes food and music launched in 2010. He is also a principal at SWTLF Ventures.
Litigation attorneys represent criminal clients as well as individuals or real estate firms filing claims, which are described as civil issues. Also, the role of these attorneys is to prepare cases presented to them for trials. However, 90 percent of the cases presented does not reach trial. Most of them are settled out of the courtroom. When it comes to criminal proceedings, the defendants are usually recommended to take the option of a plea deal. For the case of personal injury, civil issues, and real estate cases, the plaintiff is usually recommended to accept a settlement.Most of the civil litigation attorneys are employed in law firms. Some of them have the option of working in the boutique firms or open their private firm. Superior law firms have sub-departments for real estate, business, and patents, as well as litigation department. Apart from being employed in the private sectors, litigation attorneys can also work in the government. Government litigators work as district attorneys and prosecutors. Civil Litigators can also work for the municipalities and various offices of the Attorney General of the United State of America. Also, corporations are big employment institutions that can afford to employ litigators. Same with insurance companies, big banks, and financial institutions. In that case, big companies have a large staff comprising of senior and junior attorneys.
The first step that is usually taken by a litigation attorney is the investigative work. This is carried out after picking up a new case. The process involves the collection of documents such as medical records and witness statements. It is the responsibility of the attorney and the legal staff to find the relevant information that can strengthen the case. Once relevant details are put in place, legal representatives of both parties come together for the purpose of reaching a settlement. Therefore, if both parties reach a settlement agreement, then both sides will save a lot of money. However, if the parties cannot reach a settlement, then the litigator will have no option but to draft necessary pleadings and motions that can be presented to the court.
About Mr. Karl Heideck
Mr. Karl Heideck is a talented lawyer who specializes in risk management and compliance issues. He is currently serving the greater area of Philadelphia. Mr. Karl Heideck is a listed member of the Hire Council since 2015. In that case, Karl Heideck assumes the responsibility of advising on risk management and compliance consultations. As a licensed litigator, Karl Heideck’s areas of expertise are beyond the corporate law, product liability, commercial litigation, and employment proceedings.Mr. Karl Heideck attended Swarthmore College, from where he received his undergraduate degree. He also received his Bachelor Degree in Law from Temple University. Since then, Mr. Karl has been assuming various positions that are related to litigation practice for ten years. Mr. Karl was also an associate at the Conrad O’Brien Law Firm. He also worked at Pepper Hamilton LLP.
Eric Pulier is a software developer, investor, author, father of four and philanthropist. He grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey and later went on to study at Harvard University. Mr. Pulier currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Eric Pulier has started numerous companies and created numerous software programs. Some of them include Akana, Digital Evolution, vAtomic Systems ServiceMesh and US Interactive. Pulier’s work in philanthropy includes being a board member of the Painted Turtle youth summer camp and helping to create the communication platform known as Starbright World. The Painted Turtle is a camp for chronically ill kids. Starbright World is an online community where terminally ill children can meet and talk to other terminally ill children in a safe, secure and private environment.
A Few Highlights From The Interview Eric Pulier Completed With Ideamensch
The first question given to Eric Pulier was where he got the idea to create his latest venture called vAtomic Systems. Eric Pulier said that the inspiration for him creating vAtomic Systems was the opportunity he saw in digital games and digital goods with the advent of disruptive technology. Pulier said that there is a big opportunity now in this area thanks to new technology such as mobile GPS and blockchain technology. The increasing popularity of digital goods trading and improved game mechanics further inspired him to launch this new venture. VAtomic Systems helps to bring digital goods out of digital games and it is an opportunity that Pulier sees only increasing in the near future.
Ideamensch then asked Eric Pulier how a typical day for him looks like and what he does to make it productive. He answered by saying that he tries to get up every morning and have some quiet time to himself which he often spends reading. Getting a good night’s rest the day beforehand is also important to Pulier. After scrambling to get his four young kids ready for school, Pulier says he then tries to focus all his energy and time to the tasks he needs to complete. He also says that he tries to stick to his planned schedule as best he can.
Societies have always been made up of the haves and the have-nots. While such inequalities predominantly define our societies, it has become something of common practice for the highly privileged to give back to the society. Some with extreme abundance do it in a stylistic way to warrant recognition; initiating and funding major programs and projects directed to lift the less fortunate. Such one man who has been acknowledged for his philanthropic work is Adam Milstein.
Adam Milstein was recently acknowledged among ‘the 200 most influential Do-Gooders globally.’ He ranked at number 187 among the top philanthropists and social entrepreneurs on social medial. The real estate mogul, who co-founded a multimillion real estate company ‘Hager Pacific Properties,’ found his name in a list that was entirely decorated by celebrities and high profile politicians and businessmen as well as technology experts owing to his recent philanthropic initiatives across the country. The list includes notable names like Mark Zuckerberg, former president Barack Obama, media personality Oprah Winfrey, Bill and Melinda Gates, Bill and Hillary Clinton, rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs among others.
Mr. Milstein, through his family foundation ‘Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation,’ has been at the forefront in supporting and strengthening the Jewish people, particularly assisting them in their efforts to trace their ancestry and identify with their motherland ‘Israel.’ The foundation, founded in 2000, basically sponsors Jewish learners as well as professionals in their education in a bid directed to inform them of their Jewish roots.
Acknowledging the honour, Mr. Milstein expressed his utter joy of having made it to the list, remarking that philanthropy has always been the most important and fulfilling part of his life.
About Adam Milstein
An Israeli native, Mr. Milstein once served in the Israeli military, IDF, before he fully embarked in schooling. He graduated with BSc. Degree in Business and Economic in 1978 before moving to the United States in 1983 and further graduated with MBA from the University of South Carolina. After his MBA Degree, he immediately joined real estate industry, Co-founding Hager Pacific properties. The company is mainly involved in purchasing, rehabilitating and selling homes.