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Adam Sender is Changing Gears

Adam Sender, a well-respected hedge fund manager and contemporary art collector, is changing the direction of his life. He said, “I’m closing this chapter of my life.” That is exactly what he is doing. He recently closed Exis Capital Management which he founded a number of years ago. He is also preparing to reorganize his vast art collection. He will sell some items, and put some on display. He will also keep some of the works. In the last 17 years he has accumulated an art collection of about 800 works. This includes various artists, 139 in total.

The larger part of his collection will be sold by Sotheby’s. This will not happen in a week or two, but will be sold over a 12 month period. The value of the pieces is estimated at $70 million to $80 million. One piece of art is called “Untitled #93.” It is estimated it will bring in two to three million dollars. Another painting, “Commissioned Painting: A Painting by Edgar Transue” is estimated to bring in the same amount.

Sender, 45, is envied by many art collectors due to his intellectual way of accumulating his art. He made his purchases by researching various artists who impressed him. These artists were climbing the ladder to the art kingdom. Obviously he made some fantastic choices.This helped him to accumulate one of the best collections of contemporary artists. Some people have said that anyone might put together a similar collection (providing they had the money), but, the truth is Sender made very smart choices over and over.

One of Sender’s first purchases was in the latter 1990’s. The work was by Cindy Sherman entitled, “Black Sheets.” He paid approximately $100,000 for the piece. Today the value is many times that amount.He went on to collect more of her works and he now has one of the best Sherman collections you can find.

Undoubtedly Sender will accumulate a small fortune from his art collection. However, one wonders what his next endeavor will be.

CSC Acquisition Of ServiceMesh Is Good News To Investors And Users

A few years ago, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) acquired the startup ServiceMesh. CSC, a US-based company which offers IT services, acquired ServiceMesh so as to bolster its offerings and to transform itself into a next-generation IT company.

CSC is ranked among the world’s leading IT services provider. It has operations in about 70 countries and employs more than 89,000 people. Some the regions it has operations in include Europe, Asia and North America.

ServiceMesh offers an enterprise cloud management platform, allowing users to access self-service IT operating models on-demand. This helps CSC’s client to migrate and manage their applications to the cloud more seamlessly.

The goal of CSC in acquiring ServiceMesh is to better catalogue enterprise applications. ServiceMesh also helps in managing and configuring the applications to run on different cloud platforms based on their characteristics.

ServiceMesh allows users to manage applications and platforms across all types of cloud models: public, private and hybrid. This gives the users the option of choosing the option that best serves their needs. ServiceMesh was started by serial entrepreneur Eric Pulier.

Eric Pulier is a prolific techpreneur and a visionary. Over the years, he has founded or co-founded numerous companies. The fifteen companies he has founded have raised hundreds of millions and earned more in revenue.

Among the companies he has founded include Digital Evolution, Media Platform, Desktone, US interactive, ServiceMesh and the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council. The Enterprise Leadership Council was later merged into TM Forum.

System administrators love ServiceMesh as it provides an integrated point of control. The ServiceMesh Agility Platform provides a unified, policy-driven control point for security, governance and compliance. ServiceMesh has an impressive list of customers in various industries including healthcare, financial services and other strictly regulated industries.

For CSC clients, the acquisition has provided them with more variety. It has also enabled them to leverage existing computing resources while being able to integrate new technology to exploit the latest advances and offerings.

It provides them with an easy way to manage their cloud-based platforms and applications easily. Given that security and compliance are a big issue for businesses in strictly regulated industries, ServiceMesh is a Godsend. It ensures compliance and secures computing resources while enabling users to reap the benefits of cloud computing.

For investors, the acquisition is full of promise. Acquiring ServiceMesh has helped CSC cement its position as an IT provider. It has also enabled CSC to offer more services in the crowded but rapidly growing field of cloud computing.

In the short-term, CSC acquires ServiceMesh clients, which translates to increased revenue. In the long-term, the acquisition increases CSC’s competitiveness in the cloud-computing arena, which is only bound to grow as time progresses.

From The Hedges To The Galleries

Adam Sender built a career in managing hedge funds while exploring new frontiers, venturing into the art world. As a hedge fund manager, Sender founded Exis Capital Management, and in its prime he managed an in excess of a billion dollars in assets. During this time, he also amassed a collection of over four hundred contemporary art pieces with an astonishing net worth of over seventy million dollars. Lucky for him, as he ended his hedge fund business, he had his extensive collection to fall back on for income.

The Senders Collection, as it has been named, has loaned pieces to the Guggenheim and Los Angeles County Museum of art. At one point, Sender considered purchasing an old church nearby his home to display his some eight hundred piece collection, but soon abandoned that idea in favor of taking a position at the Parrish Art Museum. In 2012, Senders transformed former Miami home into a week long art venue to draw on the art crowds coming to Art Basel Miami Beach. During this week his five thousand square foot home was turned into an art exhibit itself. Sarah Aibel, the Sender Collection’s curator cleverly displayed over 70 pieces of his collection in provocative and thoughtful places throughout the house. Closets, bathrooms, and hallways alike were turned into a beautiful display of art, with art. The concept of the display was art taking over a home, and Ms. Aibel certainly hit the nail on the head with it.

Sender has enlisted the help of Sotheby’s to sell a portion of his collection, saying this of the pieces he has gathered, “When I started buying art, I never thought that this was going to turn into what it turned into” – a kind of snapshot of how contemporary art has evolved in the past 30 years.’ He is reportedly keeping some of his collection, and will be adding select pieces to it looking to continue with art collecting and trading as a career.

Disney Announces Infinity 3.0

The first Infinity game used innovative technology that allows the player to used action figures to play inside of the game says Marcio Alaor BMG in this article. The player is able to switch out the character they’re playing whenever they choose while in the game, but the attraction to the game comes from Disney’s wide range of characters that they’re able to include in the game. Each one of the games has a central focus of characters, like the Infinity 2.0 Marvel sets, but 3.0 will revolve around Star Wars.

Disney acquired the rights to the Star Wars franchise years ago and have kept fans interested with their cartoon on the Disney Channel, Clone Wars. With the highly anticipated seventh film, The Force Awakens, coming out in the Winter of 2016, Disney expects sales to spike when they release their new version of Disney Infinity. In this new game, players will be able to play as their favorite Star Wars: Clone Wars characters as a Jedi, Sith or one of the rebel fighters.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is on track to be the highest-grossing film in history, so Disney will also be including characters from this blockbuster as well as their new animated film Inside Out.

Dr. Rod Rohrich: Acclaimed Plastic Surgeon

Plastic surgery is used for many varying purposes. Someone may need to use a plastic surgeon to help them correct a birth defect that may interfere with their ability to function. Someone else may want to have plastic surgery done to correct a problem such as scarring from a burn or just because they want to look younger and feel better. The chance to have plastic surgery can be the opportunity to have life altering changes. The right surgeon can make this process happen and help people get the kind of look that they want from the surgery.

One such surgeon is Dr. Rod Rohrich. Dr. Rod Rohrich has worked for many decades to help refine the field of plastic surgery. His expertise has helped hundreds of patients get help from various kinds of plastic surgery. Dr Rod Rohrich’s research has contributed vastly to changes that had led to plastic and reconstructive surgery that is far safer and more effective for his patient. Dr Rod Rohrichs work has led to a new understanding of exactly how the facial structure ages as well as how the skin of the face changes during this process. Dr Rod Rohrich has also helped improve various kinds of facial rejuvenation procedures that have been adopted by others as well as helped create new types of breast surgery, and effective techniques that can be applied to rhinoplasty. Under his leadership, Dr Rod Rohrich has also helped to other kinds of surgical procedures. His work has led to the development of entirely new approaches to individualized and specialized forms of specific treatments that aim to help achieve natural-looking results from plastic surgery of all kinds for his patients.The doctor grew up in North Dakota. During this time, he was raised by his parents on the ranch that they own in this region. When he graduated from high school, the doctor began his training at the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University. His stellar grades enabled him to gain entrance to the Baylor College of Medicine in DallasTexas. After graduating with honors from the college, he gained further training in the field of hand surgery at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. He also further honed his skills at Harvard University where he completed additional training.