A Tribute to American Achievement!
Celebrating the Great American Workers!
Stories of American Success
Since 1894, the first Monday in September has been dedicated to honoring and paying tribute to the great economic and social achievements of American workers. We celebrate the entrepreneurs and innovators from diverse and modest backgrounds who imagined the future and who have contributed to job creation and the well-being of our country. America, the land of opportunity, opens the door to pursuing the American Dream. Studies show that half of the privately-held start-up companies valued over $1Billion had at least one immigrant founder. Hard work, imagination, creativity, and collaboration achieves companies that drive revenue, jobs, and happiness.
Innovator in Fashion and Branding
kathy ireland Worldwide brings brands to market through a licensing empire, using great taste and smart marketing across 17,000 products sold worldwide generating over $2.5 Billion in retail, from socks to handbags to tableware to furniture. Kathy Ireland is famous for starring in Sports Illustrated and became one of the most successful supermodels in the world. kiWW creates thousands of jobs, revenue, and happiness.
Jerry Yang Innovator in Search Engines
Yahoo! is one of the first and most popular search engines and internet portals of the technology boom. When Jerry Yang immigrated to America from Taiwan at age 10, he only knew one word in English: shoe. He learned English, studied at Stanford, and co-created a directory of websites that became Yahoo! He built Yahoo! into a multi-billion dollar company that employs thousands of people.
Innovator in Web Security and Acceleration
CloudFlare protects over 125,000 businesses providing security from web attacks and accelerating web performance, both free and fee. The vision was initially just to stop email spam! Canadian-American Michelle Zatlyn is the co-founder who immigrated to the US and partnered with her Harvard alum to build a company that has a valuation over $1B and employs 1,500 people.
Innovator in Video Sharing
YouTube is the brainchild of Steve Shih Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim with the mission to give everyone a voice and show them the world. Steve Chen came to the US from Taiwan at age eight. This video-sharing platform is now the normal place for billions of videos and it supports millions of people who are self-employed video content providers.
David L. Steward
Innovator in Information Technology
World Wide Technology is one of the largest systems integrators with a focus on enterprise-wide imaging, conversion, and telecom for large companies around the globe. David Steward worked his way through Missouri Pacific Railroad to Federal Express and then founded WWT which now generates revenues over $11 Billion and employs over 6,000 people.
Innovator in Video Conferencing
Zoom Video Communications is now mainstream with tens of millions of people being able to connect, work remotely, and see each other with ease using this easy videoconferencing platform. Eric Yuan was born and raised in China and, after nine failed visa applications, successfully immigrated to the US. Zoom is now worth billions and employs over 2,500 people.
Innovator in Home Improvement
Home Depot changed how do-it-yourself home improvement grew in the US. Bernie Marcus was born in the US to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents. To earn money for his dream of being a doctor, he worked at Handy Dan Improvement, stayed until he became the CEO ,and then co-founded a warehouse concept that revolutionized the home improvement business, employing over 400,000 people.
Alberto Pérez and Alberto Perlman
Innovators in Exercise and Fitness
Zumba just makes you wanna dance! Columbian immigrants to America, each with the first name of Alberto - Perez, Perlman, and Aghion, were brought together by Perlman's mom to make a music-fitness video. They turned exercise into smiles and turned a home-made video into a company valued over $500M with over 15 million dancers in over 180 countries.
Our Favorite American Success!
Rubenstein / Justman Management Consultants was founded over 30 years ago and we are proud of the many great American companies with whom we have worked over the years on projects to add to their success by introducing and guiding the steps toward improvements in technology and business processes.
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