CEO John Holt Participates in the Texas Bankers Association’s Panel Discussion

John Holt, who serves as the NexBank Capital’s CEO, was one of the top leaders who graced the 5th Annual Strategic Opportunities Forum, hosted by Texas Bankers Association, and held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Holt led other participants in debating about Reinventing Community Banking. The attendees shared their ideas and perceptions on how innovation can promote growth in the world of banking.

The Conference provides an avenue for bank advisers and leaders to discuss and share perspectives on the primary opportunities and persistent problems that community bank dealers face on a regular basis. During the forum, the leaders explore the principal opportunities that M&A presents. They also explore the possibilities that branching and organic growth avails.

About NexBank Capital

NexBank Capital is a premier firm that has curved a top spot in the financial services sector. It consists of an investment and commercial bank. It obtained its charter back in 1922. Currently, it has assets valued at $3.5 billion. Its services target financial institutions, corporate clients, middle-market firms, multi-services companies, and real estate investors. NexBank’s branches offer mortgage banking, financial advisory services, commercial banking, as well as deposit services.

Banking solutions

NexBank leverages its long-term industry leadership and dedication to timely execution to deliver unparalleled value at each opportunity. It offers its clients unequalled access to sophisticated and personalized services delivered by highly trained and competent professionals.

1. Commercial banking

The company helps the client to meet their short and long-term goals by delivering a plethora of deposit services and lending products. Its experts assist customers in improving cash flow, managing liquidity, and developing complicated financing structures.

2. Investment banking

NexBank facilitates the growth of small and mid-sized businesses by raising capital, executing transactions, and offering M&A services.

3. Mortgage banking

The group provides a competitive package for wholesale, correspondent channels, and warehouse lines of credit (established mortgage brokers).

4. Depository services

Commercial businesses, mortgage services, and asset managers can benefit from NexBank’s customized depository services and unique accounts.

Find the Light with Kabbalah

What is Kabbalah? Whether you just learned about Kabbalah or have been wondering about it for years, many people are curious about it. Kabbalah is an ancient wisdom that serves as a spiritual supplement to every (or no) religion. It is based on the Jewish faith but students need not have a background in Judaism to study Kabbalah. Translated as “to receive,” Kabbalah teaches its students about how the universe works and how to receive real fulfillment in their lives. Studying Kabbalah helps us make sense of our place in the world and work through the chaos that plagues many of our lives.

In order to achieve true happiness and fulfillment, Kabbalah teaches that we must leave our comfort zones. When we get out of our selfish “rut” and show kindness to all people, we will finally know life as the Creator meant it for us. When things are going wrong, Kabbalah gives you the tools to be your best self and create positive change in your life.

The Kabbalah Centre was founded in 1984 by Phillip and Karen Berg. The Centre’s headquarters are now located in Los Angeles but there are over 50 branches around the world, including major locations in Toronto, London, and New York City. A number of celebrities have been associated with the Kabbalah Centre. Singer and actress Madonna is the most devoted celebrity student, as she has changed her lifestyle to fit Kabbalah’s teachings and she frequently studies with her own personal Kabbalah Centre rabbi.

There are so many ways to study with the Kabbalah Centre. If you live in a city with a branch nearby, check out the Centre’s many events and lectures. Enroll in courses and classes both in-person and online. More independent or advanced students can read the Centre’s many publications or visit their online museum to study ancient Kabbalistic texts. For more individual attention, sign up for the Kabbalah Centre’s mentor program or study one-on-one with a rabbi.

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Cotemar Mexico: For Expertise Maritime Services

Cotemar is a Mexican company that offers specialized services in the oil and gas industry. The company provides a variety of services including offshore oil fields development, marine support operations, construction and maintenance, transport and personnel, accommodation and catering, and supplies using specialized vessels.

With more than 37 years of experience in the petroleum industry, Cotemar prides in providing efficient solutions that are certified by the sector regulators. The firm aims to continuously broaden its service range in the oil and gas industry by embracing the integrated process control. The highly skilled workforce and high-performance business models ensure continuous improvement in Cotemar’s performance.


Accommodation and catering

Cotemar offers accommodation and catering services on the vessels and rigs operated by the firm. These services include nourishment, cleaning of common areas, laundry services, and cabin accommodation. The vessels provide cabins for two or four persons and include recreational areas, gyms, TV rooms, a basketball court, and cinemas.

To support offshore operations, Cotemar has established a hotel in Ciudad del Carmen that offers lodging services between crew changes. The facilities have an offshore accommodation capacity of over 4,000 people.

Cotemar’s catering services follow the highest levels of standards in quality and health control. That guarantees excellent service from food supplies, to transfer and preservation. The top notch cleaning methods also ensure high levels of hygiene within the vessels.

Specialized and maritime support vessels

Cotemar provides offshore maintenance services through its wide range of vessels with dynamic positioning systems. The vessels are operated via computer systems linked to the satellite (GPS) systems. The remote control of motors ensures that the vessel remains in a stationary position during the operation.

Dynamic positioning vessels integrated with saturation driving mechanisms provide options for inspection procedures and other processes like seabed processing line rehabilitation.

Cotemar´s specialized vessels also transport lightweight items and personnel within the Campeche Bay. These vessels provide the necessary link between Ciudad del Carmen and the offshore.

Specialized vessels and maritime services include:

– Tugs and barges for transporting large structures needed for the upstream
– Processing and transportation of oil products and liquids from the oil field
– Firefighting vessels used to avert oil spill fires and FIFI II
– Vessels for transportation of abrasive bulk materials like barite, sand, etc.

All Cotemar’s maritime operations meet the strict regulatory control and are ISO – ISM- ISPS certified.

Construction and Maintenance Engineering

The construction and maintenance services are provided using the dynamic positioning semi-submersible rig. The rig has the capacity to move from one complex to the next. Their high load capacity cranes make it easier to carry out construction on decks and storage areas.

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The Deere Philosophy: Follow Your Gut

Ranked as one of the Top Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs, Doe Deere is aiming to make dreams come true through her company, Lime Crime. The whimsical entrepreneur helps women and girls follow their dreams and express themselves, unapologetically with bright, fun colors. The Queen of Unicorns (with an international fan following), launched her cruelty-free makeup line, Lime Crime Cosmetics in 2008.

Working closely with a chemist, the Russian-born, New York-raised, beauty executive develops a magical line of highly pigmented lipsticks, eye shadows, and nail polishes. As one of the first cosmetics companies to sell cosmetics online, Lime Crime continuously pushes the envelope to make e-commerce shopping a fun experience for their customers. In fact, it led the way in designing the online lipstick swatch, which has now become an industry standard.


The name Lime Crime is the result of an accidental purpose. An excited Deere came up with the name ‘limecrime’ while registering her e-commerce store to sell her DIY fashion line on eBay. The color lime reminds her of her favorite color (bright green). The word crime came about as she started thinking about her dream and a funny thought popped into her head—wearing the vibrant shades of lipsticks, eye shadows, and nail polish might be considered a crime in some circles. Plus, the two words rhymed, which fit right into Deere’s empowerment philosophy.


Today, the name is the guiding force for the company, encouraging women to color outside the lines. Deere tries out all the products herself before sending them to production to ensure her customer’s have a genuine Lime Crime experience.


Deere often speaks at events like the PHAMExpo to explain the details of this color revolution and the power that comes along with being true to one’s self. As a woman who started a business on her own terms, she knows that women are most successful when they find their own voice. It is one of the reasons her makeup line has names like “No She Didn’t” to describe blue lipstick. She advises women to, “Stay true to your vision, no matter how odd it might be. Don’t be afraid to be different and stick out, and you’ll succeed.”


Strategic Operations In Regional Banking

Banking is one of the most important functions in society. No matter the size or popularity of the financial institution, Banks give people a safer way for retaining hard earned funds, provide loans, advisory services, and many more. The Texas Bankers Association held it’s 5th annual event on November 7th of 2016 that Nexbank attended. This event is an actual conference type of forum for professional advisors, consultants, and bank leaders of the banking industry.

Regional Banking with Nexbank is just as efficient and progressive as International Banking in today’s time. This yearly event is all about strategy or strategic opportunities. Being in such a competitive field, regional banks have to stay up-to-date with industry trends and concepts. Innovation is the key and in this ever growing market, banks will need to stay competitive by offering clients/individuals some of the best innovative features of the 21st Century.

NexBank Capital Inc. was well represented this year as company President and (CEO) John Holt served as one of this prestigious event’s panelists. This is a great place for exploring organic growth, branches, and strategic opportunities in banking, but here’s a little more information on (NCI). NexBank is one of Texas’ most prominent financial facilities as well as one of it’s most successful. As of June 2016, this bank reported $3.5 Billion in total assets. President John Holt has the strenuous task of keeping this organization on point and with such successful financial records, NexBank’s growth will surely continue well into the future. Another aspect to why the bank is so popular is that it implements customized financial services. With this style of modern banking, NexBank is fully in-tuned with life in this digitally advanced age.

Jason Halpern Has Succeeded at the Family Business

Jason Halpern was the successor for the family business, JMH Developments. He was handed the business and he was expected to work very hard during the time that he was working for the business. He did this and he was able to do even more as he made his decisions for the company.


New York City can be a hard place to be any type of real estate professional and even harder to be a real estate developer. Jason Halpern has succeeded at that and has gone far above the expectations that were set for him. This has allowed him the chance to make things better in New York City and to increase the business that he has in the city. He works hard to be able to do more in New York City than any other developer. This has paid off for him and his company.


Along with properties that Jason Halpern has in New York City, he also has properties in New York state. These are different than the ones in New York City because they are not as close together and they do not net as much profit for each one. That means that he needs to have many more of these to be able to have the same amount of capital as what he has in the properties in New York City. He knows that he can succeed with these properties, though, and he always makes sure that he does that in the area that he is in.


Not only does Jason Halpern work in New York City and New York state, he also works in the different areas around the country. He works in Miami and the Florida areas so that he can do more for the real estate development in those areas. He wants to make sure that he is doing the most that he can in the areas that he is in. To be able to do this, he works hard to make real estate decisions in the areas that he is in. He always wants to make sure that he is doing things that are right.


While JMH, Jason Halpern’s company is a huge one, he wants to expand even further. He wants to be prominent in every city around the United States so that he can offer development opportunities to everyone who wants them. He knows that it is important that people get what they want out of their developments and he does a lot so that will happen. He works hard to do different things when it comes to the real estate development industry. He has been able to do much more in the time that he has been working and plans to do even more for the company.


James Dondero Appointed To The Southern Medical University’s Executive Board

James Dondero is the newest non-academic appointee to the Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business board of executives. He joins 100 other members of the council that convene every winter, fall, and spring to deliberate on the business school’s strategy. He nevertheless, isn’t the only non-academic board executive as the School’s board members are individuals from different walks who have previously or continuously expressed interest in the university operations or supported its endeavors in one way or the other.

By joining the board, James will only be expanding and solidifying his already strong and commitment to SMU that includes the support of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum as well as the Highland Capital Tower Scholars endowment project. Accepting his appointment, James acknowledged the University’s continued role in Dallas as well as in Highland Capital’s advancements. He also expressed his honor in assisting in the University’s initiatives that are currently underway.

The Cox business school was established in1920 in Dallas on the SMU campus and named after Edwin Cox. Like most other business schools around the country, Cox offers a full range of both graduate and undergraduate business courses while remaining an academic center of excellence.

About James Dondero
James is an accomplished entrepreneur, the co-founder, and president of the Highland Capital Management. He has close to three decades of active experience in the alternative investment industry that he used to start and successfully run the nationally acclaimed Highland Capital hedge fund. Under his leadership, Highland Capital has grown from an idea to a successful equity firm with over $16 billion in managed assets. The hedge fund has also expanded its operations to regional markets by opening up offices in China and Latin America.

The recent board appointment to SMU also adds up to the number of boards he sits in different industries. For instance, Dondero is the chairman of the board for NexPoint Residential Trust, NexBank, and Cornerstone Healthcare. He also sits on several other boards for financial and non-financial corporations such as the Jernigan Capital as well as MGM studios. He is, therefore, all too familiar with board operations and will be bringing this expertise to the SMU’s board.

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John Goullet Changes the Information and Technology Industry

Getting a job in the modern times is not an easy task. Many people are doing whatever they can just to secure a reliable job in the market. However, individuals like John Goullet are working hard to succeed in life and create employment opportunities for other people. John Goullet is a successful entrepreneur, and he has done a lot to build a strong empire. His hard work, dedication, and way of operation have made him one of the most influential individuals in the information technology industry. He is currently a principal at Diversant. Under his leadership, the company has become one of the respected players in the IT staffing department.

Job creation has never been a complicated task, but individuals who are business minded like John Goullet have been able to accomplish so much in the market. John understands the information technology industry perfectly, and he is able to network and develop businesses in the industry.

After completing his education, Goullet decided to join the ever-changing technology department. He first became an IT consultant before changing into the staffing industry. He started a company known as Info Technologies to offer information technology staffing services to the medium sized companies. The company did very well thanks to his extraordinary skills. In less than five years, the organization was recognized in several platforms as one of the fastest growing enterprises that were privately held. The company earned the entrepreneur a lot of revenue too. He, however, decided to sell the institution to Diversant several years ago.

After selling his company to Diversant, John Goullet was nominated to become the principal of the organization. The organization has changed the information and technology world in several ways. Since it is committed to serving the consumers, the institution has managed to come up with several strategies to ensure that the client is always satisfied. The company has done very well too because of offering diversity, a rare feature in the competitive modern market. The institution is able to recruit IT experts, carefully organize them, train them for the competitive ICT market then link them to some of the best employers in the globe.

Gooee’s Impressive IoT Platform

Gooee incorporates a team of experienced lighting and software specialists who put all their efforts in providing exceptional enterprise IoT solutions to the lighting world. The company has the best innovative ideas to ensure that they only offer the best solutions, for lighting and sensing environments. Gooee uses only the best technology to set up a platform that can handle numerous devices and update demands. The company offers the latest in security, APIs, communication protocols and cloud architecture to set up the ideal Gooee Smart Lighting platform.

Inclusive of their extensive services is LED lighting, which they strive to produce only the best quality in the market. However, when it comes to LED lighting, there are a lot of factors to be considered especially on the choice of color. LED bulbs come with the capabilities of displaying many impressive colors, but the most popular ones are soft white and bright white.

When it comes to dimmable lights, at Gooee you will find the best but is crucial to note that not all dimmable LEDS are compatible with traditional dimming switches. In some cases, you will probably have to replace your switch while in others you simply have to find a compatible LED. Also not all light fixtures use LED bulbs, so it is important to know just before buy your LED bulb. By knowing this, you will ensure that your LED bulb will not fizzle out before its time.

Securus Technologies exposes GTL’s misinformation

Anyone that knows Securus Technologies knows that it is a big player in the public safety technology and criminal justice industry. The company has worked with several other companies in the past. Recent information from PR newswire indicates that Securus CEO is going to release information about misconducts performed by GTL. The two companies have worked in the correctional facilities for some time now. GTL is responsible for inmate communication in a few correction facilities. The company has been in operation for the past 18 years. Recent news and information show that the company has engaged in multiple misconducts with regard to its communication services.


The company first released an inaccurate press release targeting the technology giant Securus Technologies. Securus has since defended itself with accurate facts concerning its licenses and patent by several organizations. I personally found it disheartening when a company goes to become dishonest. The dishonest conducts of GTL are multifold and are supposed to be exposed. Securus technologies is thankfully going to release information in the next couple months about GTL. I support Securus Technologies as it tries to make correct wrongdoings performed by several companies in the correction facilities.


Securus Technologies has always offered excellent products and services. I find it a reliable company as it has continued to improve its communication networks. One thing we have to remember is that inmates will finally be able to talk to their inmates without having them going up and showing themselves in prisons. They could just pick a phone and talk to their inmates. This is possible through communication devices installed in the prisons. They will be able to catch up with their families without any much hassles. Securus Technologies has been at the fore front to ensure efficient communication for people in correctional facilities. According to the BBB profile, the company has good rating of A-.