Category: Corporate Compliance
Many people have heard the name Eric Lefkofsky at least once or twice. After all, his entrepreneurial spirit is just one of the many reasons that he has had so much success in his business career, even before he was finished with his studies at the University of Michigan. It only makes sense that someone that started selling carpet while he was still in college would eventually figure out how to run a successful business in just about any field. As such, he already had the makings of a great entrepreneur and Eric Lefkofsky has proven that fact time and again with the successes of the various companies that he has been associated with.
Even if you haven’t heard the name, you have certainly heard of one of the companies that he has been involved with, as he co-founded the popular company Groupon. This alone should serve to indicate the type of skill he has when it comes to entrepreneurial endeavors, not to mention his overall creativity. Groupon quickly rose to the top as one of the most creative ideas out there and it is still just as popular today. Almost everyone has used it at one time or another. It works well for both businesses and individuals, as it drives new customers to businesses while at the same time giving the customer a great discount. The idea is to create a lifelong relationship so that the business can grow and the client can find a new place to get great products and services at a fair price.
Of course, his entrepreneurial endeavors did not end with creating Groupon and his resume. As previously mentioned, he has been involved with a number of immensely successful companies. While he is still the chairman of Groupon, he is deeply involved with another company known as Tempus. This is another innovative company that has the potential to change the world for the better. It is a company that is focusing on cancer research from a new approach, that of defining how a person gets cancer, using genomic testing. In other words, it is helping to clarify who is most at risk for the disease and at the same time, working to better understand why it happens and how it can be stopped in its tracks. His involvement was this company at the top level is a huge asset to the company, not to mention anyone who could stand to benefit from dramatic advances in cancer treatment.
- Written by: PetsPetsPets
- Category: Corporate Compliance, Women in Business
- Published: February 12, 2016
Helane Morrison is a compliance officer whose definite role is assuring that traders and other employers stay on the right path and do not stray off course.
She is the Managing Administrator and Chief Compliance Officer of Hall Capital Partners LLC as well as a associate of this company’s Executive Commission where she has been employed since 2007.
Prior to this she was in charge of the San Francisco Office of U.S. Securities and Exchange Authoritative Unit from 1999 to 2007.
In her capacity as territorial administrator and earlier as District Fiduciary she was liable for securities enforcement, legal proceeding and restrictive matters in Northern California and five Northwest States.
And from 1996 to 1999 she was chief of enforcement to San Francisco’s SEC office..
Helane Morrison represented the SEC in legal aspects, financial communities as well as other federal bureaus. She was legal counsel at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady ,Falk, Rabkin, in San Francisco from 1986 to 1996 where she was ultimately promoted to full partnership in 1991.
Her main legal focus is on business litigation, defense of private securities activities and SEC matters. Before entering law she served as law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun and Honorable Richard A. Posner of U.S. Court of Appeals for the seventh Circuit.
She possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University and attained a Juris Doctor from the University of California at Berkeley Law School, where she was editor in chief of California Law Review.
According to her LinkedIn, Helane is a member of the Regional Parks Foundation and Hedge Fund Subcommittee of American Bar Association.
Current enforcement actions found compliance officers directly culpable for errors inside their firms, and these officers are trembling in fear for potential dismissal from employment. Elevated answerability is forcing experienced people to be more judicious about the vocation and making it arduous for banks to find new recruits. Compliance officers feel that they are unjustly accused and put under the microscope.
Since the fiscal impasse banks employed thousands of compliance officers to confront and resolve in house affairs that eventually led to colossal monetary penalties, and the “red flag” was raised. Directors main spotlight is on who these officers answer to, because they should not have to address those that run their companies directly. The idea is to provide these officers with more freedom from those executives who help set protocols and oversee people in the territory.
Check out Helane’s Bloomberg profile or read the following article to get a better look at her life and work experience: http://www.projecteve.com/helane-morrison-shattering-glass-ceiling-corporate-world/