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Website Depot CEO Danny Star Accepted into Forbes Agency Council

Forbes Agency Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for Executives in Successful Public Relations, Media Strategy, Creative, and Advertising Agencies
Press Release – updated: Jan 9, 2020 08:00 PST

LOS ANGELES, January 9, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Danny Star, SEO expert and CEO at Los Angeles Digital Marketing Agency Website Depot, has been accepted into Forbes Agency Council, an invitation-only community for owners and executives in successful public relations, media strategy, creative, and advertising agencies.
Danny Star was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors. 
“We are honored to welcome Danny Star into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Agency Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”
As an accepted member of the Council, Star has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Danny will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts. 
Star will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team. 
“When I started providing SEO services in Los Angeles as a freelance consultant 10 years ago, I never thought I’d be the CEO of my own company, much less being accepted at Forbes Agency Council,” said Danny Star, after receiving this recognition from Forbes. “This is a huge step forward for Website Depot and my personal career, and we’ll capitalize it to expand the use of the best practices in SEO, as well as providing quality web design, content and marketing for all businesses, all sizes”.
ABOUT FORBES COUNCILS
Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.
For more information about Forbes Agency Council, visit forbesagencycouncil.com. To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com. For press inquiries about Danny Star and Website Depot, call (888) 477-9540.
Source: Website Depot

Adam Giffi Celebrates Milestone as Contributor to Forbes Communications Council

Forbes Communications Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for Executives Leading Their Industry
Press Release – updated: Jan 7, 2020 09:00 EST

CLEVELAND, January 7, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Adam Giffi, Global Marketing Manager at Alexander Mann Solutions, is celebrating his one-year anniversary as a contributing member of the Forbes Communications Council, an invitation-only organization for senior leaders to publish original Forbes content, connect with fellow thought leaders and drive discussions.
“We are so pleased to have Adam Giffi entering year two as a member of Forbes Communications Council,” said Scott Gerber, founder and CEO of Forbes Councils. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world, and Adam is an exemplary part of that community.”
“Being accepted into the ranks of the Forbes Communications Council, and having the opportunity to lend my voice and perspective to newsworthy marketing topics of the day, and to contribute my unique perspective to content of my own, has been one of the honors of my career to date,” Giffi said. “More than that, the chance to engage with and learn from leaders in communications, and join them in discussions that will help shape the future of the space, is a privilege and I’m thankful for the support of this group, as well as for Mr. Gerber’s kind words.”
ABOUT FORBES COUNCILS
Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive. More information is available at forbescouncils.com.
ABOUT ALEXANDER MANN SOLUTIONS 
We’re passionate about helping companies and individuals fulfill their potential through talent acquisition and management. Today, over 4,500 of our talent acquisition and management experts partner with more than 100 blue-chip organizations, operating in 40 languages, and over 90 countries. We deliver a distinctive blend of outsourcing solutions and – through Talent Collective – a full range of consulting and specialist services. We provide unrivaled experience, capability and thought leadership to help clients attract, engage and retain the talent they need for business success. This approach has led to us being ranked No. 1 in HRO Today’s RPO Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Survey for two consecutive years. www.alexandermannsolutions.com
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Source: Alexander Mann Solutions

Chris Kirksey, accepted into Forbes Agency Council

Chris Kirksey, President – Direction Inc. Forbes Agency Council

“Being accepted into the Forbes Agency Council is an honor I’m truly thankful for and a powerful testament to the company’s growth, which is only possible through the support of our clients, and more importantly, the amazing team here at Direction Inc.”

WASHINGTON (PRWEB) December 15, 2019
Forbes Agency Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for Executives in Successful Public Relations, Media Strategy, Creative, and Advertising Agencies
Chris Kirksey, US Army Veteran and President of Direction Inc., a search marketing and web design firm, has been accepted into Forbes Agency Council, an invitation-only community for owners of and executives in successful public relations, media strategy, creative, and advertising agencies.
Chris Kirksey was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.
“We are honored to welcome Chris Kirksey into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Agency Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”
As an accepted member of the Council, Chris Kirksey has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Chris Kirksey will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.
Finally, Chris Kirksey will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.
“Being accepted into the Forbes Agency Council is an honor I’m truly thankful for and a powerful testament to the company’s growth, which is only possible through the support of our clients, and more importantly, the amazing team here at Direction Inc.,” says Chris.
ABOUT FORBES COUNCILSForbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.
For more information about Forbes Agency Council, visit forbesagencycouncil.com. To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com.

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Torigen Pharmaceuticals CEO Ashley Kalinauskas Recognized in Forbes 30 Under 30

FARMINGTON, Conn. (PRWEB) December 10, 2019
Torigen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a commercial-stage companion animal immuno-oncology company, today announced that its founder and CEO, Ashley Kalinauskas, has been named to the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30, the annual listing of top young business leaders and entrepreneurs. Kalinauskas was recognized for her work toward developing an affordable cancer treatment for dogs.
“It is truly an honor to be included in such a prestigious list and a testament to the hard work and sacrifice of my dedicated team,” said Ashley Kalinauskas, CEO, Torigen. “I’m very grateful for the opportunity to play a part in bringing this revolutionary solution to pet owners to make cancer treatment more accessible.”
Now in its ninth year, Forbes 30 Under 30 celebrates and highlights young entrepreneurial leaders and game changers across 20 categories. Over 15,000 submissions were received for the list’s limited 600 slots, resulting in a highly competitive 4 percent acceptance rate.
Torigen uses the animal’s own tumor and tumor-associated antigens to create a personalized immunotherapy that stimulates the pet’s immune system to fight the disease. For both pet owners and veterinarians, this is another tool in the toolbox to ultimately help animals live happy, healthy lives. Since its founding in 2016, the company has treated nearly 700 animals.
To date, Torigen has successfully raised $3.1 million in financing with backing from angel groups and early-stage venture capital firms including New York City’s SoGal Ventures, The Fund and Connecticut Innovations. The company’s labs are located at the University of Connecticut’s Technology Incubation Program. Last year, Torigen was named 2018 Animal Health Innovator of the Year by the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and Kalinauskas has received numerous accolades for her contributions to the animal health industry. The company continues to add talented individuals from the animal health industry to its growing team.
“Every year, we are more inspired by the growing number of young people who have made it their mission to change the world through innovation, entrepreneurialism and drive, and this year’s class is no exception,” said Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer, Forbes, and creator of the Forbes Under 30 franchise. “The Forbes 30 Under 30 has become the preeminent recognition for the most up-and-coming visionaries, game changers and pioneers the world has to offer – and we can’t wait to see what they accomplish next.”
The complete Forbes 30 Under 30: Class of 2020 can be found here.
For more information, email info@torigen.com, visit http://www.torigen.com or call 860-519-9956.
About Torigen Pharmaceuticals Inc.Torigen Pharmaceuticals Inc. is focused on delivering affordable companion animal immuno-oncology products. Its initial patented product line utilizes a portion of the pet patient’s tumor to create a personalized cancer vaccine. With over 10 years of supporting pre-clinical publications, the Torigen team is focused on developing innovative veterinary cancer biologics that allow the body to recognize foreign tumor-associated antigens and facilitate the reversal of immune senescence. For more information, please visit http://www.torigen.com.
Experimental autologous cancer vaccines created by Torigen Pharmaceuticals Inc. are regulated by the USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics. Torigen’s Autologous Prescription Product should be used under supervision/prescription of a licensed veterinarian. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
Forbes Under 30Forbes’ Under 30 is a global platform that comprises Forbes Under 30 lists featuring young game changers published in print and online all over the world; live summits in the United States, Asia, Europe and Israel; and an Under 30 channel on Forbes.com.

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LeapPoint Honored in Forbes as One of 'America's Best Management Consulting Firms' for Second Consecutive Year

Press Release – updated: Dec 9, 2019 09:00 EST

RESTON, Va., December 9, 2019 (Newswire.com) – LeapPoint, a management and technology consulting and implementation firm, announced today that Forbes magazine has recognized the organization as one of “America’s Best Management Consulting Firms” for the second consecutive year. In 2018, LeapPoint appeared on Forbes’ annual ranking of the highest-rated consultancies across all sectors and functional areas. This year, LeapPoint was among over 200 firms nationwide that received recommendations in the areas of consumer goods and retail, digital transformation, public sector, non-profit and education, data analytics and big data, and marketing branding and pricing.
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as a top management consulting firm by Forbes for the second year in a row. The LeapPoint team and I are ecstatic about being included and receiving recommendations by client executives, peers, and partners,” said Nicholas DeBenedetto, founder and CEO, LeapPoint. “Our consistently high ranking reflects LeapPoint’s commitment to client success and our teammates’ passion, hard work and dedication.”
To compile its “Best Management Consulting Firms” list, Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to survey 7,500 partners and executives of management consultancies, as well as 1,000 senior executives who had worked with such firms over the last four years. Respondents were asked to recommend consultancies across the predetermined 16 sectors and 16 functional areas.
About LeapPoint
LeapPoint Consulting is a boutique consultancy founded in 2006 with a self-proclaimed mission “to drive enterprise change through the delivery of innovative solutions.” Established by Big 4 alumni who sought more flexibility and agility in meeting clients’ most critical business needs, the firm has a long history of experience in finance, HR, IT, marketing, and government consulting at the federal level. The firm prides itself on its ability to deliver “immediate and lasting benefits” to its clients. Since its inception, LeapPoint has grown to a lean yet effective team of more than forty consultants. Its people hail from a diversity of backgrounds and bring a wealth of expertise from all levels of the enterprise. Balancing strategic business acumen with deep functional expertise, LeapPoint offers its clients the right combination of strategic insight and tactical support. For more information, visit leappoint.com.
Media Contact:Morgan ConroyPhone: (908)370-5317Email: mconroy@leappoint.com
Source: LeapPoint

LeapPoint Honored in Forbes as One of 'America's Best Management Consulting Firms' for Second Consecutive Year

Press Release – updated: Dec 9, 2019 09:00 EST

RESTON, Va., December 9, 2019 (Newswire.com) – LeapPoint, a management and technology consulting and implementation firm, announced today that Forbes magazine has recognized the organization as one of “America’s Best Management Consulting Firms” for the second consecutive year. In 2018, LeapPoint appeared on Forbes’ annual ranking of the highest-rated consultancies across all sectors and functional areas. This year, LeapPoint was among over 200 firms nationwide that received recommendations in the areas of consumer goods and retail, digital transformation, public sector, non-profit and education, data analytics and big data, and marketing branding and pricing.
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as a top management consulting firm by Forbes for the second year in a row. The LeapPoint team and I are ecstatic about being included and receiving recommendations by client executives, peers, and partners,” said Nicholas DeBenedetto, founder and CEO, LeapPoint. “Our consistently high ranking reflects LeapPoint’s commitment to client success and our teammates’ passion, hard work and dedication.”
To compile its “Best Management Consulting Firms” list, Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to survey 7,500 partners and executives of management consultancies, as well as 1,000 senior executives who had worked with such firms over the last four years. Respondents were asked to recommend consultancies across the predetermined 16 sectors and 16 functional areas.
About LeapPoint
LeapPoint Consulting is a boutique consultancy founded in 2006 with a self-proclaimed mission “to drive enterprise change through the delivery of innovative solutions.” Established by Big 4 alumni who sought more flexibility and agility in meeting clients’ most critical business needs, the firm has a long history of experience in finance, HR, IT, marketing, and government consulting at the federal level. The firm prides itself on its ability to deliver “immediate and lasting benefits” to its clients. Since its inception, LeapPoint has grown to a lean yet effective team of more than forty consultants. Its people hail from a diversity of backgrounds and bring a wealth of expertise from all levels of the enterprise. Balancing strategic business acumen with deep functional expertise, LeapPoint offers its clients the right combination of strategic insight and tactical support. For more information, visit leappoint.com.
Media Contact:Morgan ConroyPhone: (908)370-5317Email: mconroy@leappoint.com
Source: LeapPoint

LeapPoint Honored in Forbes as One of 'America's Best Management Consulting Firms' for Second Consecutive Year

Press Release – updated: Dec 9, 2019 09:00 EST

RESTON, Va., December 9, 2019 (Newswire.com) – LeapPoint, a management and technology consulting and implementation firm, announced today that Forbes magazine has recognized the organization as one of “America’s Best Management Consulting Firms” for the second consecutive year. In 2018, LeapPoint appeared on Forbes’ annual ranking of the highest-rated consultancies across all sectors and functional areas. This year, LeapPoint was among over 200 firms nationwide that received recommendations in the areas of consumer goods and retail, digital transformation, public sector, non-profit and education, data analytics and big data, and marketing branding and pricing.
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as a top management consulting firm by Forbes for the second year in a row. The LeapPoint team and I are ecstatic about being included and receiving recommendations by client executives, peers, and partners,” said Nicholas DeBenedetto, founder and CEO, LeapPoint. “Our consistently high ranking reflects LeapPoint’s commitment to client success and our teammates’ passion, hard work and dedication.”
To compile its “Best Management Consulting Firms” list, Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to survey 7,500 partners and executives of management consultancies, as well as 1,000 senior executives who had worked with such firms over the last four years. Respondents were asked to recommend consultancies across the predetermined 16 sectors and 16 functional areas.
About LeapPoint
LeapPoint Consulting is a boutique consultancy founded in 2006 with a self-proclaimed mission “to drive enterprise change through the delivery of innovative solutions.” Established by Big 4 alumni who sought more flexibility and agility in meeting clients’ most critical business needs, the firm has a long history of experience in finance, HR, IT, marketing, and government consulting at the federal level. The firm prides itself on its ability to deliver “immediate and lasting benefits” to its clients. Since its inception, LeapPoint has grown to a lean yet effective team of more than forty consultants. Its people hail from a diversity of backgrounds and bring a wealth of expertise from all levels of the enterprise. Balancing strategic business acumen with deep functional expertise, LeapPoint offers its clients the right combination of strategic insight and tactical support. For more information, visit leappoint.com.
Media Contact:Morgan ConroyPhone: (908)370-5317Email: mconroy@leappoint.com
Source: LeapPoint

LeapPoint Honored in Forbes as One of 'America's Best Management Consulting Firms' for Second Consecutive Year

Press Release – updated: Dec 9, 2019 09:00 EST

RESTON, Va., December 9, 2019 (Newswire.com) – LeapPoint, a management and technology consulting and implementation firm, announced today that Forbes magazine has recognized the organization as one of “America’s Best Management Consulting Firms” for the second consecutive year. In 2018, LeapPoint appeared on Forbes’ annual ranking of the highest-rated consultancies across all sectors and functional areas. This year, LeapPoint was among over 200 firms nationwide that received recommendations in the areas of consumer goods and retail, digital transformation, public sector, non-profit and education, data analytics and big data, and marketing branding and pricing.
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as a top management consulting firm by Forbes for the second year in a row. The LeapPoint team and I are ecstatic about being included and receiving recommendations by client executives, peers, and partners,” said Nicholas DeBenedetto, founder and CEO, LeapPoint. “Our consistently high ranking reflects LeapPoint’s commitment to client success and our teammates’ passion, hard work and dedication.”
To compile its “Best Management Consulting Firms” list, Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to survey 7,500 partners and executives of management consultancies, as well as 1,000 senior executives who had worked with such firms over the last four years. Respondents were asked to recommend consultancies across the predetermined 16 sectors and 16 functional areas.
About LeapPoint
LeapPoint Consulting is a boutique consultancy founded in 2006 with a self-proclaimed mission “to drive enterprise change through the delivery of innovative solutions.” Established by Big 4 alumni who sought more flexibility and agility in meeting clients’ most critical business needs, the firm has a long history of experience in finance, HR, IT, marketing, and government consulting at the federal level. The firm prides itself on its ability to deliver “immediate and lasting benefits” to its clients. Since its inception, LeapPoint has grown to a lean yet effective team of more than forty consultants. Its people hail from a diversity of backgrounds and bring a wealth of expertise from all levels of the enterprise. Balancing strategic business acumen with deep functional expertise, LeapPoint offers its clients the right combination of strategic insight and tactical support. For more information, visit leappoint.com.
Media Contact:Morgan ConroyPhone: (908)370-5317Email: mconroy@leappoint.com
Source: LeapPoint