Troy McQuagge, CEO of USHEALTH Group, Wins Prestigious Award For Excellence

2017 is turning out to be a beautiful year for Troy McQuagge as he was named the CEO of the Year in early January. The award was given to him as part of the One Planet Awards ceremony, which gives awards to people who have shown a great deal of skill and success in a variety of different sectors. The One Planet Awards are some of the most prestigious awards in business, and attaining one of these awards sets in stone, the excellence and commitment one has to their respective fields. These awards are given to people in a range of sectors, panning over public and private companies. They also offer awards to individuals who have done a considerable amount of philanthropy and have contributed to society through the NGO’s that they work for.

Troy McQuagge is a man who has been able to lead his company with the utmost efficiency. He joined USHEALTH group in 2010 and since then has taken the company to new heights, making it one of the leading health insurance businesses in the entire country, and one that has carved a place for itself in the global scene as well. Troy McQuagge’s contribution to his company has been extremely significant, as he altered the company from its very core, to make it the success it is today. Because of the enormous contribution that Troy made to the company, the board of directors saw him be one of the most suitable candidates for the role of CEO of the entire company. In 2014, Troy was given that position and since then, has made USHEALTH group a market leader. Under his guidance and leadership, the company has grown significantly, doubling their profits as compared to previous years.

Troy McQuagge was ecstatic when he received this award from such a prestigious institution. He saw it as an honor to be seen by learned people in the industry as someone who holds significance in the success of the company. But even though the award was all about Troy himself, he did not forget to mention the hard working employees at USHEALTH Group. In his acceptance speech at the awards ceremony, he said that the award he received belonged to all the staff of his company who work hard to make it a success.Read full article: Click here

Christopher Burch, A Man of Innovation

Christopher Burch recently wrote an article on the growing relationship between fashion and technology. It all starts with the boom box and the sudden reality that technology is something portable, an accessory for anyone. And as technology advanced, moving from the boombox to the walkman to the iPod, it has become more and more fashionable to carry around. And those are just the advances that are readily visible to the casual observer. Anna Haupt and Terese Alston have created an airbag for cyclists to wear around their necks. SegraSegra has created t-shirts and jackets made from bicycle tires, and Soledad Martin is working towards shoes that will charge a cellphone while walking. It is clearly a growing opportunity for the two industries to work together.

And Christopher Burch has a lot of experience in these sorts of ventures. In 1976, Mr. Burch and his brother started their very first business, Eagle’s Eye apparel, which grew to $165 million before being sold to Swire Group. He invested in Internet Capital Group and began his career in funding innovation and success.

During his exciting 40 year career, Christopher Burch has invested in over 50 different brands and companies including everything from real estate to retail to organic foods. Most recently, Mr. Burch has invested in ED by Ellen Degeneres, Cocooon9 (a luxery prefab home company), and TRADEMARK (a women’s clothing and accessory brand). He has also gotten involved in the food industry with Little Duck Organics and Brad’s Raw Foods.

Along with his extensive list of innovative companies, Christopher Burch has also been involved in several research and philanthropic enterprises. He has donated to the Mt. Siani Hospital in New York, the Henry Street Settlement, and NYU Langone. But his philanthropic interests aren’t limited to just New York. He has also assisted the Child Welfare League of China and the China Association of Social Work.