Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva is the founder of MB2 dental. He was born in Ohio, and studied his high school education in Venezuela and graduated with bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Florida and later earned his DMD from the Nova Southeastern University. Before founding MB2 Dental, he worked for several organizations in serving in different positions including an associate dentist, trainer and mentor, dental director, and as an advocate for doctor-focused practice model. Having been frustrated by various working procedures of several hospitals, Villanueva launched MB2 to help doctors so that dentists can perform their tasks to the best of their capacity. Since its establishment, the company has grown to over 533 employees firm that supports over 70 affiliated locations in six states. The success of the company has been attributed to the principal that doctors working together can help each accomplish more than an individual can yield.
The uniqueness of MB2 Dental
MB2 Dental brings out a new face of the dental practices. Contrary to the traditional and typical dental practices, MB2 Dental doesn’t focus on profit margins but support, personal growth and having fun. The firm has practices that aim at improving the benefits of the patients. Moreover, the company devotes time to research and innovations that improve operating standards that make the practitioners happy and facilitate rapid business growth. The strong adherence to the progressive business culture makes the firm remain unique. To ensure the progressive business culture, the firm ensures that they provide an environment where dentists can grow and have practical experience and success. Armed with an expert team that helps the dentist to triumph over any legal, payroll, compliance, HR, and marketing challenges, the firm will continually remain at the helm of the dental industry.
A LEAF WORTH TAKING
During an interview with Ideamensch, Dr. Villanueva pointed out some key issues that can be of help to entrepreneurs, executives and the youth. Villanueva spends a considerable time of his nights thinking about the next day. He still holds a piece of advice from his mentor that he should never be the smartest person in a place, a factor that helps him surround himself with smart people. Dr. Villanueva argues that most CEOs get it wrong when they try micromanaging. Villanueva is fascinated by the power of technology and the role it plays in bettering patients’ experience. Avoiding being stuck in the ego of ideas and promoting an open work environment is imperative for performance. He advises people to take time for self-reflection before executing any idea. Finally, Dr. Villanueva gave entrepreneurs a business idea to venture on. Mapping out restaurants, which offer allergy-friendly foods and having them on an app can be a fantastic idea.
The battle revolving around the sale of NBA franchise Atlanta Hawks recently took another turn. The former owners sued their insurance company for not settling claims made relating to their dispute with Danny Ferry, Hawks previous general manager.
Bruce Levenson is one of the majority owners of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC, AHBE, which settled with Ferry and after that agreed to sell Hawks to the new group led by principal owner Tony Ressler. AHBE owns the basketball team Atlanta Hawks and their home practice stadium, the Philips Arena. The new ownership is not involved in this dispute at all; it is between AHBE and the insurer with Ferry’s settlement at the heart of the matter. AHBE claims the insurer did not pay losses relating to the settlement between them and Ferry as covered. In addition, the suit is seeking penalties and attorney’s costs. AHBE believes the New Hampshire Insurance Company, represented as AIG has no right to decline to honor the policy.
Bruce Levenson sold the NBA franchise including operating rights to the Philips Arena to the Ressler-led group for a reported $850 million in 2015. They had bought the same for $250 million in 2004 including the NHL team, Atlanta Thrashers, which was sold in 2011. The Philips Arena is the Hawks practice facility.
According to ESPN, Bruce Levenson has also served on the NBA Board since 2004. He is the co-founder of United Communications Group, a business information provider founded in 1977 in Maryland. In 1997, Bruce was recognized by Time Magazine and the Software and Information Industry Association for his executive leadership success at UCG. Additionally, Bruce Levenson also served on the board of the publicly traded IT company, TechTarget, a technology information provider. Bruce has also been associated with the Newsletters and Publishers Association and BIA Digital Partners.
Bruce is an active philanthropist and supports Hoop Dreams Foundation, US Holocaust Museum and SEED Foundation among many others.
Sam Tabar is a renowned capital strategist. He began his career as an associate at a prominent law firm after graduation from Columbia Law School. His role at the law firm was as an advisor to clients on hedge fund structure and formation, agreements, side letters, regulatory issues, and other such issues. In 2004, he joined SPARX Group Co. and rose through the ranks to become its Managing Director. He was also the head of Business Development. Later on, he moved to Bank of Am erica Merrill Lynch as the director. In 2013, he returned to the legal field and joined a law firm as a senior associate.
He later left the law firm and expanded his investment portfolio. Sam Tabar invested in THINX. The company is mainly concerned with the production of women’s undergarments. Additionally, the company is concerned with charity, offering relief to thousands of African women annually. Mr. Tabar’s role at the firm is a lawyer, a leader, and contributor of capital. The philanthropic work of the firm involves training women on how to sew. Additionally, they are imparted with knowledge on marketing strategies. The women are given the entrepreneurial skills that will help make them leaders in their communities. The main aim of this philanthropic work is to create jobs and improve the environment.
Mr. Tabar’s latest company is based on the premise of financing projects that are beneficial for the environment. Mr. Tabar wants to create solutions to environmental problems. The company aims to generate fuel from waste, mostly from Municipal Solid Waste. The goal will be achieved through FullCycle Energy. With Tabar as its COE, the company is hopeful of being able to achieve its objective. The objective of FullCycle is to replace highly polluting plants such as coal-based ones with environmentally friendly ones that rely on Municipal Waste to generate power. Mr. Tabar’s investment advice is for people to avoid commodities market unless they can do research. He views investment in private businesses as a good alternative to stock trading. Tabar is a great believer in social enterprises. It is an opportunity for a person to make money while helping the community.