Olmstead Williams Communications closes 2018 with 35 percent growth in revenue.
“Our growth correlates directly to our clients’ success, and we’re proud to play a role in driving clients’ revenue, building their brand and engaging employees,” said Tracy Williams, CEO and founder of Olmstead Williams Communications. “As we look to 2019, we see tremendous opportunities in our key market sectors of technology, healthcare and financial services despite a challenging geopolitical climate.”
Top client highlights include:
- TaskUs, the world’s leading customer experience and business process outsourcing firm for rapidly growing companies, earned six industry awards for excellence in company culture and employee happiness. Most notable is the company’s debut on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list. The company also attracted a $250 million investment from Blackstone, announced a global expansion into two new countries and the creation of 2,000 new jobs.
- CrowdOut Capital, a pioneering non-bank private lender for middle market companies, saw dramatic growth in its assets under management (AUM), increasing 8x in 2018 to reach $165 million.
- CURE Pharmaceutical, an innovative drug delivery and development company, became the first and only pharma drug delivery company to have a DEA license for schedule 1 manufacturing to further the research and development of cannabinoid-based pharma products. The company achieved tremendous revenue growth and is preparing for an IPO in early 2019.
- Geneva Health Solutions, created better outcomes for patients with implanted cardiac devices by providing doctors with timely and critical information from implant data. The company tripled its client base and workforce and quadrupled the number of devices being monitored through its service and grew its revenue tenfold.
- Cloudbreak Health, a leader in telemedicine solutions, earned top recognitions including Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 E360, Becker’s Top Telehealth Companies to Know, Medical Marketing & Media’s Top 40 Healthcare Transformers of 2018, the 2018 MedTech Breakthrough Award for Best Videoconferencing Solution and one of Insights Success Magazine’s Most Recommended Language Service Providers of 2018.
- CompoSecure, L.L.C. became the leader in the manufacture and design of bespoke payment cards shipping more than one million of its dual interface premium financial cards for the contactless market.
- Saban Community Clinic, a federally-qualified health center that supports more than 114,000 visits from low-income and uninsured patients, saw record patient enrollments this year resulting from events including a one-day Back-to-School vaccine clinic where enrollment spiked 40 percent.
As 2019 unfolds, investors at pension funds, endowments and other institutions will be anxiously monitoring numerous cracks in global markets. But it’s the uncertainty around U.S. economic and trade policies makes investors sweat most of all, according to survey results released Thursday morning.
Forty-four out of 100 allocators said their biggest fear for 2019 is the effect of geopolitical issues on financial markets, which experienced significant volatility last year. According to the poll by institutional services firm Murano Connect, big global investors are primarily focused on U.S. instability and Washington, D.C., dysfunction. More than one-quarter are jittery about policies in the U.S. Their most-cited challenge is the ongoing global trade battle between the U.S. and China.
Read the full article: Allocators’ Biggest Worry for 2019 (Institutional Investor)
TaskUs, the world’s leading customer experience and business process outsourcing firm for rapidly growing companies, was recently recognized for its exceptional company culture. TaskUs received six industry awards in just the last month.
TaskUs debuted in the top half (#40) of the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the 100 Best Places to Work in 2019. The Employees’ Choice Awards program is based entirely on input from employees who provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and the company. This year, TaskUs had an impressive 4.3 (out of 5) score on the platform and 99 percent voiced their approval of CEO Bryce Maddock.
Read the full announcement: TaskUs Emerges as Clear Leader in Employee Engagement and Excellence in Company Culture (BusinessWire)
Cloudbreak Health is a unified telemedicine platform dedicated to helping health systems and providers connect, communicate and care for their patients. Cloudbreak platform simplifies how providers care for patients, putting a full care continuum at their fingertips 24/7, removing distance and language barriers.
By combining a cloud-based platform and remote monitoring of implantable cardiac devices, Geneva Health Solutions transforms cardiac device data into actionable information to improve clinical workflow and patient care for cardiology practices across the country.
Read the full announcements:
Cloudbreak Health: Cloudbreak Health Named One of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” By Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 Entrepreneur360 List (BusinessWire)
Geneva Health Solutions: Geneva Health Solutions Named One of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” By Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 Entrepreneur360 List (BusinessWire)
Geneva Health Solutions and Ochsner Health System partner to bring innovation to Louisiana patients with cardiac device implants
Today, Ochsner Health System – a nationally-recognized healthcare system based in Louisiana – announced a new partnership with Geneva Health Solutions (GHS) – the leading device data management platform and remote monitoring service for implantable cardiac devices. This partnership marks the first time GHS cloud-based technology platform and remote monitoring service for patients with cardiac implants will be utilized in the region – Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. The GHS system will drive full automated scheduling and reporting in collaboration with Ochsner’s established electronic medical record (EPIC).
“We are honored to be selected by Ochsner to deliver a high caliber remote monitoring service to their patients and help become an extension of Ochsner’s hardworking device clinic team,” said Yuri Sudhakar, CEO of GHS. “The data deluge from these devices can overwhelm cardiac practices, physicians and staff. With our platform and service, cardiology practices can focus on their patients, not data management.”
Read coverage highlights below:
Ochsner Adds Remote Patient Monitoring for Cardiac Implant Patients (mHealth Intelligence)
Geneva Health partners with Ochsner in remote cardiac monitoring (FierceBiotech)
The Tangent Agency, a fast-growing entertainment marketing and brand strategy agency, today announced a banner year of success: growing its business, staff and revenue. In just three years, Tangent has gone from working with only two studios, to collaborating with every major studio in Hollywood, top TV networks, gaming companies, streaming services and brands. Tangent provides integral support to filmmakers, partners and dealmakers, to help make the most of their valuable entertainment IP. Building off of their reputation of delivering best-in-class creative and strategic guidance, Tangent has solidified its place at the intersection of story-telling and story-selling in an ever-changing entertainment landscape.
“The Tangent Agency is my go-to partner,” said Marc Weinstock, former President of Marketing at Fox and Sony Pictures. “They’re great to work with and coming from the studio world, Tangent provides the perfect blend of creativity and strategy, no matter the project.”
Read the full article: The Tangent Agency Reports Strong Growth in 2018, Expanding Services for 2019 (BusinessWire)
Geneva Health Solutions hits critical milestones driving growth; predicts cardiac data explosion in 2019
Geneva Health Solutions (GHS), the leading cloud-based technology platform and service for managing data from implantable cardiac devices, announces triple-digit revenue growth in 2018, an indicator of the explosive growth of implantable cardiac device data expected in 2019. This year, GHS has also tripled its client base and workforce, quadrupled the number of devices being monitored through its service and increased its revenue more than ten-fold.
“Data deluge from implanted cardiac devices has hit critical mass for cardiac practices, physicians and staff, and our ability to become an extension of their team and implement an effective remote monitoring program is truly improving patient care,” said Yuri Sudhakar, CEO of Geneva Health Solutions. “Armed with actionable information every day, cardiologists can pro-actively reach out to patients with device issues and arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation and heart failure diagnostics well in advance of a significant health problem.”
Read the full announcement: Geneva Health Solutions Hits Critical Milestones Driving Growth; Predicts Cardiac Data Explosion in 2019 (BusinessWire)
In today’s competitive business environment, there is a constant desire to improve professionally and personally. This has fueled the tremendous surge in the U.S. market for self-improvement, which includes audiobooks, apps and personal coaching. As reported by Harvard Business Review, more than $1 billion was spent on business and personal relationship coaches last year and the number of business coaches worldwide has increased by more than 60% since 2007. However, investing in a coach is a costly endeavor considering that top executive coaches can command fees of more than $100,000 a year.
“I am an advocate of coaching,” said TaskUs CEO Jaspar Weir. “My co-founder and I have had a business coach since the early years of TaskUs. We’ve experienced firsthand the significant impact he has had on our lives and our growing business. As a business leader, it is important to pay this insight forward by providing coaching support to our entire team from the bottom up, as well as the top down.”
Read the full article: Three Ways To Ensure Coaching Drives Growth On Your Team (Forbes)
Private lending syndication platform CrowdOut Capital announced last Wednesday the completion of a $30 million credit facility to Personiv. According to CrowdOut, the borrower is a business process outsourcer that employs over 2,500 employees in 3 different countries and the proceeds from the loan will be used to provide additional liquidity for future acquisitions, organic growth and recapitalize the company. This marks the second loan CrowdOut has provided to Personiv in just over a year.
“High growth companies like Personiv seek out non-bank financing solutions like ours because they need flexibility,” said Alexander Schoenbaum, CEO of CrowdOut Capital. “Our expedited due diligence and streamlined approach to underwriting loans is a unique value proposition over banks and traditional credit funds. Our 1 to 4 year term loans offer cost-savings to borrowers and strong ROI for investors.”
Read the full article: CrowdOut Provides $30 Million Credit Facility to Support Personiv’s Growth (CrowdFund Insider)
One in four people say they have taken on more than they can handle during the holidays, according to a recent survey by VitalSmarts. Most respondents (56%) said they are overwhelmed with “just keeping up” with all of the activities and expectations of the season, followed by financial concerns (50%), shopping for gifts (46%), family events (33%) and their own health (26%). And almost three in four (72%) told mental health platform Simple Habit that they feel stress during the holidays, with family and money giving them the most grief.
Dr. Donovan Wong, medical director of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services told Moneyish that people put too much pressure on themselves to make everyone happy.
“Take care of yourself first … so you can even be capable of helping other people out,” he said. “And a lot of times that means setting a limit, and that’s fine.”
Read the full article: These are 4 of the biggest holiday stressors — and ways to cope (MarketWatch)