David Osio’s Worldwide Business and Philanthropic Leadership

David Osio, founder and CEO of Davos Financial Group, is no stranger to philanthropy on a global scale. For over 20 years he has been a driving force of charitable support for numerous music, medical, community and art organizations around the world.

As a member of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Osio generously supported the Symphony. He delighted in being able to make a difference that enables its continuous operation. In addition, Osio supports the Children’s Orthopedic Foundation and has done so for many years. He sees the Foundation’s work as a particularly important cause. His contributions have made a difference for additional bodies, including the Wayuu Taya Foundation, the UMA Foundation, the Fundana Foundation and the Miami-based Saludarte Foundation of Art.

As founder and CEO of Davos Financial Group, a comprehensive financial services and advisory group of independent companies, Osio has led the group’s financial growth and geographical expansion. It has now offices in Geneva, Lisbon, New York, Miami and Panama City.

David Osio studied management at the Catholic University Andres Bello and international banking law at the Institute Estudios Superiores de Administración IESA. He began his career in 1981 as President and CEO of OPED Enterprise, where he dealt in coffee export programs, and later at Letco Commercial Companies, structuring marketing plans for various industrial products. In 1984 he joined a Caracas-based law firm, MGO, as a Banking Law advisor for important corporate clients, including the Ferro Corporation and Consolidated Bank. Due to his experience and knowledge in banking law, Banco Latino International (BLI) in Miami recruited him for a prominent position in its private banking division, and soon promoted him to the role of Vice President of commercial banking.

In 1993, Osio ventured out independently and formed the Davos Financial Group of Companies, which has grown into a leading and successful business.

In addition to sustaining financial success, it is imperative for Osio and his group of companies to continue doing charitable work. Several international awards have recognized these efforts, including the Medal of Honor from the United States Congress, the 2009 South Florida Business Leaders award, the Movers and Shakers award for 2009, Best Offshore Corporate Service Provider by the magazine New Europe, and the 2014 Miami Award.

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Residential Properties Take Luxury Living To New Heights In New York City


New York City is the home of many astonishing residential properties. This fact has been proven many times in various articles that have been published in the real estate market’s publications. Another article was recently published on amny.com. This article highlighted the latest luxury residential buildings to top the list. These buildings are located in Manhattan and Brooklyn, two of the city’s most desirable locations.

Manhattan, according to this article, is a hot spot for luxury NYC real estate buildings. Four buildings were highlighted in the article. The Sky building, located at 605 W 42nd St, is a fitness and sports enthusiast’s dream. Studio apartments rent out for a starting price of $2300 a month. The One57 building, located at 157 W 57th St, is a haven for relaxation with its private library, yoga studio, and other amenities. Monthly rentals on this building start out around $13,500 for a one bedroom apartment. The building located at 15 William St. is another frantically sought after residential building in the city. This building offers amenities include a yoga studio, squash court, basketball court, dog park, and more. A one bedroom apartment can be purchased for just over a million dollars or a studio apartment can be rented for around $3000 a month.


There are several fantastic real estate companies located in New York City that can help locate and secure NYC real estate. One of the most prestigious groups is Town Residential. This real estate company has been in the city for many years. They have experience in every aspect of the real estate market industry. This includes purchases, sales, and leasing transactions.


Location is another reason Town Residential is a great real estate agency to work with. They have several offices located throughout the city, dedicated to apartments for sale in the city. This makes their agents convenient to the neighborhoods they are doing NYC real estate transactions in.


Many of these buildings are taking luxury living to new heights with fabulous views of the city and amazing amenities. Town Residential is a great agency to work with when looking for that perfect NYC real estate property.


The Perks of Assisted Living Facilities


Assisted living means what it says. Nursing “assistance” is available when needed but otherwise the patient is left to live their life in a home like setting. Families generally seek this kind of care for loved ones who wish to lead as normal a life as possible but still have medical assistance only steps way when their help is required. When it’s no longer possible or safe to live at home alone, assisted living does not have to mean giving up on independence.


The Manse on Marsh is an excellent example of what to expect from the finest in assisted living. Located in the pleasant area of San Luis Obispo in California, much more than skilled nursing is available at the Manse. When one considers all the advantages that come with living at one of these facilities, it’s no wonder why the residents of The Manse on Marsh seem so content with life.


Studies show that living closer to peers is satisfying in a way nothing else could be. The Manse on Marsh offers a variety of social programs for those that enjoy activity in their day, and with the laundry and housekeeping services offered at the Manse, there is plenty of time to do whatever they please. The Manse on Marsh understands that the older one gets, the more important self-sufficiency can become.   Read more about them on SeniorHousingNet, or check out this article about their latest Caring Star award.

Betty DeVos Efforts To Give Children An Opportunity To Fulfill Potential

Education reform and school choice has not lost momentum since the US education system was first recognized as low performing compared to the rest of the world. Individual parents looking for answers as to why their children were being left out of the education loop has a champion in Betsy DeVos. Of the many options to overcoming the obstacle of low performing schools, such as home schooling and charter schools, Betsy and Dick DeVos has been fighting for school choice since the 90’s and has been part of the successful movement nationwide. In a 2013 interview in Philanthropy Magazine, Betsy DeVos told of the progress of more than 30 yeas of effort that has paid off.


The DeVos efforts include many political and nonprofit roles, including Betsy being chairman of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family foundation, her memberships on national and local boards, including the DeVos Institute for Art Management, Kids Hope USA and the Foundation for Excellence in Education, as well as chairman of the Alliance for School Choice and the American Federation for Children. She spoke of the progress made during 2012 which included the educational choice programs increasing by around 40,000 students and new programs in Louisiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Mississippi. Programs in Ohio, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Florida also expanded. At that time there were 250,000 students from 17 states and DC participating in publicly funded school choice programs. The results are from hard work that started more than 30 years ago when the couple, having school aged children of their own, visited the Potter’s House Christian School in Grand Rapids, MI, and spoke with low income parents who wanted their children in safe, loving learning environments “electric with curiosity”. They began to support individual students at first, then increased their commitment.  The couple being involved in the passing of Michigan’s first state constitution allowing tax-credit scholarships or vouchers, but the measure failed. Betsy, however, started a foundation that gave low income families scholarships that allowed them to decide where their children attended school.

The DeVos has help the school choice movement grow not only through their own philanthropic efforts but also by serving on the boards of Children First America and American Education Reform, national 501(c)(3) charities. To more effectively bring about change, school choice organizers and advocates constructed a more cohesive effort by forming the American Federation for Children, an umbrella organization that covered the American Federation for Children, the Alliance for School Choice, the AFC political action committee, and the American Federation for Children Action Fund. It put the right components to work to realize greater success. The DeVos Family is known for giving away billions in their efforts to support community services, arts and culture, health and education. Betsy and Dick DeVos should also be known for rolling up their sleeves, putting in the hard work, time and efforts, that support education by giving more families more choices and options throughout the nation. Read more about Dick DeVos on crunchbase.com.

An Interview With Successful Entrepreneur And Business Executive Josh Verne

Entrepreneur Josh Verne, CEO and co-founder of Flocku.com, was recently interviewed on a podcast where he talked about his 20 years starting, building and selling businesses. He also spoke about his book ‘How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Succeed in Life and Business‘ and talked about his favorite success quote which is from Johnathan Swift, “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others”.

In the podcast Verne touched on 5 major points. The first was why it’s better to be a leader instead of a boss when in a management position. Bosses do what’s best for themselves, demand respect and use their title to get their goals accomplished. Leaders earn respect, put their people first and accomplish goals decided on with their team. Leaders produce true success, Verne explained.Josh Verne’s second point was ‘Every deal should be a Win-Win’. Don’t agree to deals or follow plans that are win-lose, Verne explained. In every business deal the seller, the client, the staff and society should all be winners. It’s always possible to find a way for everyone involved to win if you look for it. This helps organizations to skyrocket. Speak Less and listen more was Verne’s third piece of advice.

Having balance in your life is essential was Verne’s fourth point. Spending a little time each day on making money, improving your health, working on loving your family and growing personally, will help people create balanced lives. You decide how much time each area requires and give it that time. Verne’s fifth point was each person must figure out what they’re passionate about. Most successful people are passionate about what they’re doing. Finding the thing that makes you excited to wake up early each day, skip parties and work long hours will lead to a good life.

Josh Verne is an entrepreneur and e-commerce and multi-channel business specialist that has been involved in business for more than two decades. Before he founded the Philadelphia area based FlockU, LLC, in April 2015, Verne founded, ran for 4 years and sold workpays.me. The e-commerce platform enabled workers to purchase name-brand products and services and pay over time via automatic payroll deductions. Prior to that, Verne ran the family-owned Home Line Furniture from 1995 to 2011. He helped the company grow from one store to become a wholesale distributor to retailers all over the U.S. and worldwide.

Verne’s current company is the peer-to-peer mobile marketing exchange for college students, FlockU. It provides viral content, news, explanations and opinions on exams, sex, sports and more. Created by students for students, FlockU, LLC provides fresh, funny, smart content students can read, watch and share. FlockU gives students information they need to know immediately and helps them to navigate life outside of the classroom.

Check out this press release for more information about Josh Verne.