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Blog Coverage: Nutraceutical Views a Merger Agreement with HGGC subisidiary; Set to Benefit from HGGC’s Strategic Growth Plans

By Active Wall Street

Upcoming AWS Coverage on Freshpet Post-Earnings Results

LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / May 24, 2017 / Active Wall St. blog coverage looks at the headline from Nutraceutical International Corp. (NASDAQ: NUTR) and HGGC, LLC, a leading middle-market private equity firm, as the companies announced on May 22, 2017, that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Nutraceutical will be acquired by an affiliate of HGGC for about $446 million, including debt to be refinanced. Under terms of the agreement, Nutraceutical’s stockholders will receive $41.80 in cash, without interest, for each outstanding share of Nutraceutical’s common stock, representing a 49% premium to the Company’s closing stock price on May 19, 2017, and a 15.6% premium to the Company’s all-time high closing stock price. Register with us now for your free membership and blog access at:

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One of Nutraceutical International’s competitors within the Food – Major Diversified space, Freshpet, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPT), posted on May 04, 2017, its financial results for Q1 2017 ending March 31, 2017. AWS will be initiating a research report on Freshpet in the coming days.

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The Announcement

This agreement is viewed as a growth opportunity for Nutraceutical where HGGC’s expertise in formulating strategic growth plans for middle-market Companies will act as a great platform for the Company, later. The combination of HGGC strategic insights and deep industry experience and knowledge of the management team will enable the Company to grow and build.

Nutraceutical will undertake a 60-day “go-shop” period, commencing immediately. During the period, the special committee, with the help of financial and legal advisors, will actively solicit, evaluate, and potentially enter into negotiations with parties who offer alternative proposals. There can be no assurance that this process will result in a superior offer or that any transaction will be approved or completed.

The transaction is expected to close in second half of 2017 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including the Company’s stockholders’ approval and the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. There are no financing conditions attached with the transaction.

HGGC

HGGC is a leading middle-market private equity firm with over $4.25 billion in cumulative capital commitments. The Company is based in Palo Alto, California and is distinguished by its Advantaged Investing Strategy that is designed to enable the firm to source and acquire scalable businesses at attractive multiples through partnerships with management teams, founders, and sponsors who reinvest alongside HGGC. The Company has executed over 60 platform investments to date, including add-on acquisitions, recapitalizations, and liquidity events with an approximate transaction value of more than $12 billion.

Nutraceutical Growth Prospects

Nutraceutical is an integrated manufacturer, marketer, distributor, and retailer of branded nutritional supplements and other natural products sold primarily across domestic health and natural food stores. On an international scale, the Company markets and distributes branded nutritional supplements and other natural products to and through health and natural product distributor and retailers.

Nutraceutical is a Company with a diverse portfolio of brands and thousands of satisfied retail customers, and millions of loyal consumers who rely on its products. Nutraceutical has executed a successful roll-up strategy with consistency and dedication over the last 25 years, leading the Company to consistently generate strong financial returns and positive cash flow.

The agreement has been unanimously approved by Nutraceutical’s board of directors, acting on the recommendation of a special committee of independent and disinterested directors. The special committee negotiated the terms of the agreement with the assistance of its financial and legal advisors.

Stock Performance

At the closing bell, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Nutraceutical International’s stock slightly slipped 0.59%, ending the trading session at $41.90. A total volume of 588.86 thousand shares were traded at the end of the day, which was higher than the 3-month average volume of 32.47 thousand shares. The Company’s stock price soared 33.87% in the last month, 19.54% in the past three months, and 34.29% in the previous six months. Additionally, in the previous twelve months, shares of the Company have skyrocketed 82.17%. The stock is trading at a PE ratio of 21.00 and has a dividend yield of 1.19%. At Tuesday’s closing price, the stock’s net capitalization stands at $401.82 million.

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Blog Coverage: Huntsman and Clariant Merge to Form the Largest Global Specialty Chemicals Company

By Active Wall Street

Upcoming AWS Coverage on FMC Corp. Post-Earnings Results

LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / May 24, 2017 / Active Wall St. blog coverage looks at the headline from Woodlands, Texas based Huntsman Corp. (NYSE: HUN). Chemicals Majors Huntsman and Muttenz, Switzerland based Clariant announced their merger on May 22, 2017. The all-stock transaction is dubbed as the “merger of equals” and is set to create one of the largest specialty chemicals Company in the world with an enterprise value of approximately $20 billion. Register with us now for your free membership and blog access at:

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One of Huntsman’s competitors within the Chemicals – Major Diversified space, FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC), announced on May 02, 2017, its financial results for Q1 2017. AWS will be initiating a research report on FMC Corp. in the coming days.

Today, AWS is promoting its blog coverage on HUN; touching on FMC. Get all of our free blog coverage and more by clicking on the link below:

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Commenting on the merger Peter R. Huntsman, President and CEO of Huntsman said:

“I could not be more enthusiastic about this merger and look forward to working closely with Hariolf Kottmann, a man I have admired and trusted for the past decade….Together, we will create a global leader in specialty chemicals with a combined balance sheet providing substantial financial strength and flexibility.”

Hariolf Kottmann, CEO of Clariant added:

“Clariant and Huntsman are joining forces to gain much broader global reach, create more sustained innovation power and achieve new growth opportunities. This is in the best interest of all of our stakeholders.”

Details of the merger

The merged Company will be named as HuntsmanClariant. The shareholders of Huntsman will receive 1.2196 shares in the merged Company for each share they hold. Clariant’s shares will continue to remain as a share in the merged Company. Huntsman’s shareholders will own 48% stake and Clariant’s shareholders will own 52% stake in HuntsmanClariant. The Boards of Directors of both Companies have already approved the deal.

The transaction is expected to close in Q4 2017 and is subject to the approvals from the shareholders of both Companies, regulatory approvals, and other closing conditions.

Once the merger is finalized, HuntsmanClariant will have its global headquarters at Pratteln in Switzerland and operational headquarters at The Woodlands, Texas. The merged Company will be listed at both the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. The Company will follow Swiss Corporate Governance standards.

HuntsmanClariant’s Board of Directors will have equal members from Huntsman and Clariant. The current CEO of Clariant, Hariolf Kottmann will take over as the Chairman of the Board and current President and CEO of Huntsman, Peter Huntsman will take charge as the CEO of HuntsmanClariant. Jon Huntsman, founder and Chairman of Huntsman, will become Chairman Emeritus and board member of HuntsmanClariant.

Huntsman had announced the IPO of Venator Materials PLC, Huntsman’s pigments and additives business in early May 2018. The current merger will not impact the IPO and it will continue as previously planned.

Advantages of the merger

The merger of Huntsman and Clariant will result in a global specialty chemicals Company with sales of approximately $13.2 billion, an adjusted EBITDA of $2.3 billion, and a combined enterprise value of approximately $20 billion on a pro-forma 2016 basis. The merger will lead to value creation of more than $3.5 billion for its shareholders. The merger is expected to result in annual cost synergies of approximately $400 million. The cost synergies would be from reduction in operational costs and streamlining of procurement. The Companies expect that the full synergy run-rate will be achieved within two years of closing of the transaction. Additionally, the merger is also expected to lead to tax savings.

The merged Company will have a larger global footprint which will also include lucrative markets like US and China. The merger will open up new opportunities for joint innovations and knowledge sharing. HuntsmanClariant’s shareholders will benefit from a strong balance sheet and improved cash flow generation. Clariant is confident that it will continue to pay attractive dividends to its shareholders even after the merger is finalized.

Stock Performance

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Huntsman’s stock closed the trading session at $25.21, slipping 3.59% from its previous closing price of $26.15. A total volume of 16.30 million shares have exchanged hands, which was higher than the 3-month average volume of 3.66 million shares. The Company’s stock price soared 12.14% in the last three months, 31.99% in the past six months, and 73.50% in the previous twelve months. Furthermore, on a year to date basis, the stock skyrocketed 32.13%. The stock is trading at a PE ratio of 17.35 and has a dividend yield of 1.98%. The stock currently has a market cap of $5.85 billion.

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AWS has not been compensated; directly or indirectly; for producing or publishing this document.

PRESS RELEASE PROCEDURES:

The non-sponsored content contained herein has been prepared by a writer (the “Author”) and is fact checked and reviewed by a third party research service company (the “Reviewer”) represented by a credentialed financial analyst, for further information on analyst credentials, please email info@activewallst.com. Rohit Tuli, a CFA® charterholder (the “Sponsor”), provides necessary guidance in preparing the document templates. The Reviewer has reviewed and revised the content, as necessary, based on publicly available information which is believed to be reliable. Content is researched, written and reviewed on a reasonable-effort basis. The Reviewer has not performed any independent investigations or forensic audits to validate the information herein. The Reviewer has only independently reviewed the information provided by the Author according to the procedures outlined by AWS. AWS is not entitled to veto or interfere in the application of such procedures by the third-party research service company to the articles, documents or reports, as the case may be. Unless otherwise noted, any content outside of this document has no association with the Author or the Reviewer in any way.

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Kraken Sonar Inc. to Present at the 7th Annual LD Micro Invitational

By Kraken Sonar Inc.

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 24, 2017 / Kraken Sonar Inc. (“Kraken”) (TSX-V: PNG, OTC PINK: KRKNF), a marine technology company dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors and underwater robotic systems, today announced that it will be presenting at the 7th annual LD Micro Invitational on Wednesday, June 7 at 9:30 AM PST / 12:30 PM EST. CEO Karl Kenny and CFO Greg Reid will be attending the conference.

“The LD Micro Invitational is known for attracting American, microcap investors who are looking for unique technology themes,” said Mr. Kenny. “We’re excited to attend the conference as this is a great time for investors to learn more about Kraken and the underwater drone market, which is rapidly expanding, especially in the oil and gas and military verticals. The U.S. Navy tested and approved our sensor technology, and major defense contractors are incorporating Kraken’s IP into their bids. We’re confident that these catalysts and others will resonate with these new potential investors.”

“This year, not only do we have a record number of companies making their LD Micro debuts, but a record number of companies presenting for the first time in their company’s history” stated Chris Lahiji, President of LD Micro. “LD has established itself as the one venue that brings the most influential players from all segments of the market under one roof.”

The conference will be held at the Luxe Sunset Bel Air Hotel and will feature 180 companies in the small / micro-cap space.

View Kraken Sonar’s profile here: http://www.ldmicro.com/profile/PNG.V

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ABOUT KRAKEN SONAR INC.

Kraken Sonar Inc. (TSXV: PNG) is a marine technology company, founded in 2012, that is dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors and underwater robotic systems. The company is headquartered in St. John’s, Newfoundland with offices in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Bremen, Germany; and Fairfax, Virginia. For more information, please visit www.krakensonar.com and www.krakenrobotik.de

About LD Micro

LD Micro was founded in 2006 with the sole purpose of being an independent resource in the microcap space. What started out as a newsletter highlighting unique companies has transformed into an event platform hosting several influential conferences annually (Invitational, Summit, and Main Event).

In 2015, LDM launched the first pure microcap index (the LDMi) to exclusively provide intraday information on the entire sector. LD will continue to provide valuable tools for the benefit of everyone in the small and microcap universe.

For those interested in attending, please contact David Scher at david@ldmicro.com or visit www.ldmicro.com for more information.

Certain information in this news release constitutes forward-looking statements. When used in this news release, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “seek”, “propose”, “estimate”, “expect”, and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to, among other things, business objectives, expected growth, results of operations, performance, business projects and opportunities and financial results. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events based on certain material factors and assumptions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, changes in market, competition, governmental or regulatory developments, general economic conditions and other factors set out in the Company’s public disclosure documents. Many factors could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to vary from those described in this news release, including without limitation those listed above. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this news release and such forward-looking statements included in, or incorporated by reference in this news release, should not be unduly relied upon. Such statements speak only as of the date of this news release. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange Inc. nor its Regulation Services Provide (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For further information, please contact:

Sean Peasgood
Investor Relations
(416) 565-2805
sean@sophiccapital.com

Stephen Harpur
Investor Relations
(604) 306-6142
steve@harpurinc.com

Greg Reid
Chief Financial Officer
(416) 818-9822
greid@krakensonar.com

Glenda Leyte
Marketing Manager
(709) 757-5757 extension 288
gleyte@krakensonar.com

SOURCE: Kraken Sonar Inc.

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Investor Network: JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR to Host Earnings Call

By Investor Network

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 24, 2017 / JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR (NASDAQ: JASO) will be discussing their earnings results in their Q1 Earnings Call to be held May 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM Eastern Time.

To listen to the event live – visit https://www.investornetwork.com/company/24518.

Replay Information

The replay will be available online at https://www.investornetwork.com/company/24518.

About Investor Network

Investor Network (IN) is a new financial content community, serving millions of unique investors market information, earnings, commentary and news on the what’s trending. Dedicated to both the professional and the average traders, IN offers timely, trusted and relevant financial information for virtually every investor. IN is an Issuer Direct brand, to learn more or for the latest financial news and market information, visit www.investornetwork.com. Follow us on Twitter @investornetwork.

SOURCE: Investor Network

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MorphoSys Announces That Its Licensee Janssen Reported Updates on the Development of Guselkumab

By MorphoSys AG

PLANEGG/MUNICH, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / May 24, 2017 / MorphoSys AG (FSE: MOR; Prime Standard Segment, TecDAX; OTC: MPSYY) announced today that its licensee Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen), has provided an update on the development of guselkumab. Guselkumab is a fully human anti-IL-23 monoclonal antibody developed by Janssen, and was generated by MorphoSys utilizing its proprietary HuCAL antibody library technology.

According to information provided recently, Janssen has applied a priority review voucher to the guselkumab biologics license application (BLA) with the goal of accelerating the approval process in moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Pending a positive decision by the FDA, Janssen anticipates a potential US approval of guselkumab may be possible in Q3 2017.

In addition, Janssen announced plans for three new phase 3 clinical trials with guselkumab. These include a phase 3 study to evaluate the comparative efficacy of guselkumab versus secukinumab (Cosentyx(R)) for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque-type psoriasis (ECLIPSE study); a planned phase 3 study in psoriatic arthritis; and plans for a phase 3 program Crohn’s disease. According to Janssen the ECLIPSE study has been initiated and the psoriatic arthritis study is planned to begin enrolling in Q3 2017.

“Following on from our licensee Janssen’s successful phase 3 studies VOYAGE 1, VOYAGE 2 and NAVIGATE in moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and the regulatory filings for approval submitted in the U.S. and Europe, we were delighted to learn of Janssen’s recent update on guselkumab,” said Dr. Simon Moroney, Chief Executive Officer of MorphoSys AG. “We are also delighted to hear of Janssen’s plans for potentially expanding the range of indications of guselkumab.”

About Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune inflammatory disorder that results in the overproduction of skin cells, characterised by raised, inflamed, scaly, red lesions, or plaques, which can cause itching and physical pain. It is estimated that as many as 125 million people worldwide have psoriasis, including 14 million Europeans, and approximately 20% of people affected have cases that are considered moderate to severe.

About MorphoSys:

MorphoSys is committed to developing exceptional new treatments for patients suffering from serious diseases. A leader in the field of therapeutic antibodies today, MorphoSys is driven by the ambition of creating the most valuable pipeline of biopharmaceuticals in the biotechnology industry. Based on its proprietary technology platforms, MorphoSys, together with its partners, has built a therapeutic pipeline of more than 110 programs in R&D, around a quarter of which is currently in clinical development.

In its proprietary development segment, MorphoSys, alone or with partners, is developing new therapeutic candidates, mainly focusing on cancer and inflammation. In its partnered discovery segment, MorphoSys uses its technologies to discover new drug candidates for pharmaceutical partners and participates from the programs’ further development success, through success-based payments and royalties. MorphoSys is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol MOR. For regular updates about MorphoSys, visit http://www.morphosys.com.

HuCAL(R), HuCAL GOLD(R), HuCAL PLATINUM(R), CysDisplay(R), RapMAT(R), arYla(R), Ylanthia(R), 100 billion high potentials(R), Slonomics(R), Lanthio Pharma(R) and LanthioPep(R) are registered trademarks of the MorphoSys Group.

Cosentyx(R) is a registered trademark of Novartis AG.

This communication contains certain forward-looking statements concerning the MorphoSys group of companies. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent the judgment of MorphoSys as of the date of this release and involve risks and uncertainties. Should actual conditions differ from the Company’s assumptions, actual results and actions may differ from those anticipated. MorphoSys does not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements as far as the wording of the relevant press release is concerned.

For more information, please contact:

MorphoSys AG
Anke Linnartz
Head of Corporate Communications & IR

Jochen Orlowski
Associate Director Corporate Communications & IR

Alexandra Goller
Senior Manager Corporate Communications & IR

Tel: +49 (0) 89 / 899 27-404
investors@morphosys.com

SOURCE: MorphoSys AG via the EQS Newswire distribution service including Press Releases and Regulatory Announcements

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edgescan.com, the Premier Vulnerability Management Service, is Now Available on the UK Government G-Cloud 9 Digital Marketplace to Protect UK Public Services

edgescan.com, the premier EU based Vulnerability Management security service is available via G-Cloud 9 in partnership with UK based securestorm.com

LONDON, ENGLAND, May 24, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — edgescan, the only managed service (SaaS) provider of combined continuous application and host security (#fullstack vulnerability management) that leverages the best of technology combined with human intelligence, today announced it is now listed on the UK governments Digital Marketplace via G-Cloud 9.

“We currently service a number of large UK government bodies using our managed service by detecting vulnerabilities which may result in a cybersecurity breach,” said Ger Heffernan, Head of Sales for edgescan.

The availability of edgescan on the UK governments Digital Marketplace positions the service to further help organisations in the UK public sector in relation to cybersecurity resilience and vulnerability detection. edgescan offers false positive vulnerability intelligence that integrates with existing security and risk management platforms.

“edgescan helps organisations understand what security weaknesses they have, alerts them to new issues as they arise and greatly increases the security posture of all our clients,” said SecureStorm (UK) CTO Tony Richards.

With the highest scoring on Gartner Peer insights edgescan is positioned to assist both Government and private enterprise fight the causes of system insecurity on a continuous basis.

edgescan shall be at Infosecurity Europe in London between 6th and 8th June to demonstrate the edgescan fullstack vulnerability management service.

edgescan provides #Fullstack vulnerability management globally to some of the worlds largest organisations. Combining advanced technology with consultant expertise, edgescan delivers web application, cloud and hosting environment security assessment solutions that reduce risk, reduce cost and help ensure the deployment of secure applications, cloud platforms and hosting environments.

edgescan, is a software-as-a-service platform providing dynamic application security testing (DAST) and host layer vulnerability management combined with expert intelligence and validation. The company is headquartered in Dublin Ireland, with partners across the U.S., Europe and Middle East.

Contact:
Ger Heffernan
IRL: +353 (0) 1 6815330
UK: +44 (0) 203 807 3933
US: +1 646 506 4977

Wadden Construction Again Selected for “Top 550 Home Improvement Companies”

Wadden Construction of Herndon, VA and Burtonsville, MD, has again been honored with recognition by Remodeling Magazine in its selection of “Top 550 Home Improvement Contractors” in the United States.

HERNDON, VA, May 24, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Remodeling Magazine has released its annual “Top 550” rankings in their May 2017 issue. Wadden Construction is honored to be listed at number 85 in this select national group of 550 top home improvement companies. This is the fifth year in a row that Wadden Construction has appeared on the Top 550 list. With over 800,000 home remodeling contractors in the US, it is indeed an achievement to be among the top 550 in the rankings.

Wadden Construction specializes in hail damage restoration and works with all major insurance companies. Wadden Construction has replaced roofing, siding, gutters, windows and doors on thousands of homes throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland. In fact they’ve replaced over 2 million square feet of roofing and over 2 million square feet of siding. Wadden Construction is a nationally ranked remodeler (Top 500 U.S. Qualified Remodeler and Top 200 U.S. Qualified Exterior Remodeler), CertainTeed ShingleMaster certified, a preferred contractor for Owens Corning, the exclusive dealer in the Washington, DC metro area for Everlast composite siding, an EPA Lead-safe Certified Renovation Firm, and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

“We are a family run business with over 30 years in the construction/remodeling business in the Northern Virginia/Maryland/Washington, DC metropolitan area and we employ some of the best craftsmen in the area in our crews. We’re firm believers in providing our customers with the best products in the industry. Much of our work comes from customers who recommend us to their friends and neighbors because they’re happy with the job we’ve done. We’re not satisfied until our customers are,” said Robert Wadden, the president of the company, “so we’re thrilled that Remodeling Magazine has recognized our hard work with this award.”

“Our pledge is to establish lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional performance by every member of the construction team,” Mr. Wadden added.

Wadden Construction can be contacted at 703-641-0171. See some of their work on their website at www.waddenconstruction.com. To view the May 2017 copy of Remodeling Magazine go to http://www.remodeling.hw.net/benchmarks/remodeling-550/.

Unique Approach to Onboarding Explores the Destructive Assumptions Made about New Leader “Fit”

New book offers organizations and executives a distinctive view into leader transitions.

BLACKLICK, OH, May 24, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Headlines often feature stories of executives being abruptly fired from high-profile roles. The residual effects of leader failure negatively impact the entire organization, and can damage a new leader’s career and personal life. Although companies typically do a good job at selection, many continue to blame a lack of “fit” as the primary cause of derailment.

In response to these trends, Leader OnBoarding (LOB) recently launched the book The Myth of “Fit”: Unlock New Leader Success with High-Impact Onboarding. This publication offers a distinctive view of onboarding — that fit can (and must) be engineered by both the organization and the new leader. Authors Linda S. Reese, PhD, and Stephanie Henderson — established experts in the field of leader transitions — rectify the common misconception that new leader fit is to be assumed, and a naturally-occurring phenomenon.

When describing her motivation for writing The Myth of “Fit,” Linda Reese says, “It’s time to discard the illusion of the new leader ‘glass slipper.’ More than one leader — or kind of leader — has what it takes to be successful. And it’s everyone’s job to help them.”

In addition to uncovering the hidden risks of new leader transitions, this book provides insights and valuable tools for those wishing to improve the onboarding experience, including: new leaders, HR partners, hiring managers, recruiters, coaches, and business owners.

After a soft launch in April, 2017, the book was officially released on May 1, 2017, and is available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998502340. LOB believes The Myth of “Fit” will be a robust competitor in the growing market of executive onboarding publications. Those interested in reading a preview can download chapter one at http://leaderonboarding.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/The-Myth-of-Fi … e-2017.pdf.

Linda Reese is the Managing Partner of LOB, with professional training in the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and 20 years of onboarding experience. She also founded (and leads) books4kids2keep — a not-for-profit organization that strives to build personal libraries in the homes of high-need children in Central Ohio. Stephanie Henderson (coauthor) is a seasoned consultant with more than 25 years of business experience. She’s been with LOB for over 10 years as an onboarding expert, executive coach, and organizational development consultant.

A speaking tour is being planned in support of the book release. To schedule radio interviews, or speaking engagements, contact joy.hall@leaderonboarding.com.

Leader OnBoarding is a management consulting firm that specializes in accelerating new leader success. For more information, visit http://leaderonboarding.com/.

Socius Partners with BrainStorm to Enhance Office 365 Managed Services Offerings

Socius, an award-winning business technology and consulting company, is excited to announce a deeper partnership with BrainStorm as a move to enhance Office 365 Managed Services offerings.

COLUMBUS, OH, May 24, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Socius, an award-winning business technology and consulting company, is excited to announce a deeper partnership with BrainStorm as a move to enhance Office 365 Managed Services offerings.

BrainStorm QuickHelp is a 360-degree training and adoption platform that helps users adopt Microsoft technologies faster, work more efficiently together, and ultimately alters the way they work.

Delivered by Socius, this unique offering is aligned with the Microsoft CSP/Managed Services Model, offering all of the QuickHelp benefits in a monthly subscription. BrainStorm has created a self-serve QuickHelp portal that enables Socius to provision accounts and manage on behalf of their SMB customers with managed services. Under this partnership, Socius will offer subscriptions to BrainStorm’s QuickHelp platform as part of their managed services offering for Office 365.

With the help of Socius’s on-staff QuickHelp Success Manager, customers will have the benefit of a product expert who can manage and monitor usage, add custom content, and more.

BrainStorm QuickHelp addresses the evolving needs of Office 365 customers by offering targeted learning content at each stage of deployment and adoption. While traditional training supports users only during the initial stages of deployment, QuickHelp grows with users to help foster a culture of learning, growth, and increased productivity.

Some benefits of BrainStorm QuickHelp include:
– Ease Deployment of Office 365
– Reduce Help Desk Calls
– Measured Accountability
– Drives Ongoing Productivity
– Ability to upload custom content

Socius offers five Office 365 licensing plans to meet the needs of small, midsized, and enterprise businesses and believes the partnership will:
– Enable Office 365 clients to receive maximum value from their investment not only in Office 365, but other integrated business applications such as Microsoft Dynamics 365
– Enable Socius to provide an even more customized experience to help clients transform and grow
– Further deliver against the Socius One Cloud commitment to serve as a single-source cloud provider for clients
– Strengthen the Socius commitment to guiding and enabling clients through their own digital transformations

“We are extremely eager to be furthering our relationship and business with BrainStorm,” said Lance Knepper, Director of the Socius One Cloud practice. “Office 365 is extremely beneficial and with a greater extension of our Managed Services offerings, clients will see an even deeper value and satisfaction of Office 365.”

As a Direct (1Tier) Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, Socius offers clients the convenience of unified billing, management and support of cloud-based solutions such as Office 365, Dynamics 365 for Sales, Field Service, Operations and Financials, and Microsoft Azure-based services such as laaS, SaaS, PaaS, Dev/Ops, and Backup and Recovery.

To learn more about how Socius can help businesses prosper using BrainStorm with Office 365, visit http://www.socius1.com/socius-one-cloud/

About Socius:
Socius (www.socius1.com) is a strategic business consulting partner that provides comprehensive business management solutions to help companies leverage technology to fuel their growth and profitability and compete more successfully in today’s economy. As a Direct (1Tier) Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, Gold Certified Microsoft Partner, Microsoft Dynamics Master VAR, a Sage Authorized Partner, and the largest NetSuite Partner in Ohio, Socius represents the most trusted accounting, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and business intelligence, productivity and analytics technologies on the market. Backed by over 30 years of award-winning experience, Socius proudly serves clients throughout the country from its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, and its 28 additional locations.

Rutgers University Division of Continuing Studies Partners with OrangeHRM, the World’s Leading HR Software to Deliver HR Excellence

Rutgers Division of Continuing studies has selected OrangeHRM to help manage their people and streamline processes.

JERSEY CITY, NJ, May 24, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university, and is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. Nearly 69,000 students and 22,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS) is a sub unit of Rutgers University that is using the OrangeHRM application.

Rutgers Division of Continuing studies has selected OrangeHRM to help manage their people and streamline processes.

Rosa Salgado-Rodriguez, DoCS HR Director, Rutgers explains. “In the past 4 – 5 years we have grown at a very fast rate, with a geographically disperse workforce, and ever increasing numbers meant aligning goals and objectives across the division became a big challenge. We needed to find a solution quickly to ensure we were all on the same playing field, and align processes across the division. OrangeHRM was the perfect fit in our eyes.”

Rosa continues, “The fact OrangeHRM was able to configure and customize several modules for us was a life saver. It has reduced several of our administrative tasks and streamlined our processes. Where we saw this change quickly was with the Payroll Module ( approve time for hourly employees); Leave Module (supervisors approving employees absence requests ) and the Professional Development Request modules, (where employees could submit their requests to attend future professional development conferences/workshops).

“OrangeHRM was a breeze to use from day 1. Thanks to OrangeHRM we could focus on planning and strategic priorities, and most importantly our people, instead of being weighed down by endless paperwork.

“…Our experience with OrangeHRM and their team of people has been unequivocally a positive experience, their attention to detail and quick response to our needs has made our transition to their system seamless. Their knowledge in the education sector meant they understood what our challenges were, and provided intuitive and user friendly solutions.”

“The project at the Division of Continuing Studies showed us how OrangeHRM was able to help the end users to see their leave and future prorated vacation entitlements on-line without contacting the HR team,” said Sujee Saparamadu Founder & CEO of OrangeHRM. “These type of features have helped Rutgers DoCS HR team to focus more on strategic initiatives than working on operational tasks.”

Sujee Saparamadu, CEO, OrangeHRM comments, “We are really excited to be working with Rosa and her team at Rutgers DoCS, and look forward to sharing our experience within the Education sector.”

Rutgers is currently in the pilot process of their fully configured Performance Management module, which they are currently piloting and due to fully launch by June 2017.

About OrangeHRM
OrangeHRM offers human resource management software to businesses and organizations around the globe. Launched in 2005, OrangeHRM is the most popular HR management platform in the world. Find out more www.orangehrm.com