Category Archives: Chief Executive Officer

Bruce Levenson and His Involvement with the Non-Profit Do Good Institute

Bruce Levenson is the former owner and controlling partner of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC which was sold in 2014. According to ESPN, after the sale, Levenson shifted his focus to the non-profit sector, Do Good Institute, at the University of Maryland.

About Do Good Institute

In 2010, the Do Good Institute was launched. It aims at exposing undergraduate students at the University of Maryland to the world of volunteering and non-profit. Bruce uses this initiative to produce non-profit leaders in the business industry so that they can compete against their counterparts in the private sector. Levenson together with the assistance of his wife Karen donated 75 million dollars to the initiative, and the Maryland state contributed an additional 20 million dollars. Also, the Do Good Institute transforms students into informed graduates who are motivated and know the importance of corporate social responsibility. For example, Ben Simon, a former student, co-founded a nonprofit known as FRN (Food Recovery Network) via the Do Good Institute.

Atlanta Hawks Sells Team to Antony Ressler-Grant Hill group

Bruce Levenson hired bankers to assist him with the sale of Atlanta Hawks, but they were above the market price by 27%. The ownership group of Atlanta Hawks settled on selling the team to Antony Ressler, a billionaire investment and equity fund manager. Ressler and his group bought the Atlanta Hawks for $850 million. See, brucelevenson.com.

Bruce Levenson’s Career Background

Mr. Bruce Levenson serves as a Partner at United Communications Group, a company that he co-founded with Ed Peskowitz in 1977. Before that, Mr. Levenson was a writer for the Observer Publishing as well as the Washington Star. Since 2015, Bruce has been a director at TechTarget, Inc. Bruce sat on the BOD of the Electronic and Newsletter Publishers Association. Mr. Levenson holds a J.D. as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from the American University and Washington University respectively.

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Levenson

Bernardo Chua, The Founder of Organo Gold

PR Reported that Bernardo Chua originates from Philippines and is the Chief Executive Officer of Organo Gold and also a successful businessman in the Pacific Rim. Bernardo Chua is an international industry leader in the multilevel marketing niche and has played a significant role in Gano Excel and Organo Gold.

Organo Gold is among the biggest producers of instant coffee, tablets, and tea in the world. Bernardo became the first businessman to successfully sell this herb together with tea and coffee beyond this region. Learn more about Brian Chua:  https://www.thestreet.com/story/13132871/1/bernardo-chua-expands-organo-golds-operations-into-turkey.html

Mr. Chua has a couple of notable awards to his name. In 2014, He was honored with the Dangal ng Bayan Award for Business and Industry issued by the National Consumers Quality Awards, and Joint 22nd Annual People’s Choice. The National Shoppers Choice identified Organo Gold as the best direct selling company for food supplements. Chua is a five time holder of the “Direct Sales Company of the Year” Award.

The Direct Selling News reported Organo Gold as the 55th biggest direct selling company in the entire world. Organo Gold opened a branch in Turkey which marks the 39th country that Bernardo has overseen operations of his global gourmet coffee company.

According to Bernado Chua, Turkey unites the company’s African, European and Asian operations which allow him to serve his customers and distributors in an effective manner.

Bernardo’s social media accounts are very active, and he responds and engages with his followers. His posts on Facebook and Twitter are active and informative. Bernardo took advantage of his Chinese heritage and maximized on the fact that the genus of polypore can be found on logs wood.

The health benefits of Organo Gold coffee from Ganoderma which is a mushroom and is ranked as the highest Chinese medicine herb. One of the long-term advantages of utilizing his Organo Gold products is that they help individuals build a robust and healthy body. The Organo Gold products also assure the users a long and healthy lifespan.