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Darien Dash has always been one-part entrepreneur and two parts activist. He has utilized his keen understanding of technology and his family connections within the entertainment industry to build a marketing and internet empire. He uses his personal belief—that American minorities deserve the same access to technology and the internet as everyone else—to inform nearly every major entrepreneurial decision of his career.
The LIFT Foundation has been dedicated to changing the future of India by investing in the care and education of its youth. Based in Tamil Nadu, India, Leading India’s Future Today (LIFT) has become a symbol of hope for children who would otherwise be denied an education.
Kevin Plank is returning to his roots at Under Armour. Plank, who served as chief executive since founding the apparel company in 1996, officially stepped down as CEO on January 1. Patrik Frisk, previously the company’s president and chief operating officer, succeeded Plank as CEO.
A Safe Haven, a non-profit dedicated to helping people transition out of homelessness, recently celebrated its 25-year anniversary. The event, which took place in Chicago, was attended by notable persons and individuals related to the area and the organization’s ongoing work. One individual in attendance who bears special recognition was Perry Mandera, founder of The Custom Companies Inc. Due to his work to support the non-profit, the transportation company CEO was one of the few people to be honored with an award at the event, demonstrating the organization’s appreciation for his extensive help over the years. Read on for more on the non-profit and the philanthropist.
Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer (Duda Melzer) is the Chairman and President of Grupo RBS, one of the largest media conglomerates in South America, and also the Chairman of EB Ventures, a venture capital and private equity company. During his career, Duda Melzer was responsible for the transformation of Grupo RBS from an old-school media company into a nimble, technology-oriented firm.