How Evolution of Smooth grew so fast

For many years anyone looking to buy chapstick products would have to look for a plain white tube of ingredients with an “original” flavor. There were not a lot of options for other flavors.

When the product first game out it was marketed as a unisex product. It was supposed to be like toothpaste and shampoo. Something that everyone would use. However after more research the product was preferred by women much more than it was by men.

Now years after creation, EOS lip balm spheres are appearing in just about every retail store. The first store the company appeared in was Walgreens after a email employee really enjoyed the product. Beauty editors are really enjoying better tasting fruit flavors such as honeydew and grapefruit. See, Many popular actresses and singers such as Christina Aguilera and Kim Kardashian are carrying around the EOS products in their bags.

EOS is the appreciated version of the companies real name Evolution of Smooth. The company gets a lot of exposure from many different publication companies. The owners of company decided to stay quiet about their business the first few years of selling. Fast Company has confirmed that EOS has grown to be worth over $200 million. They are now the most purchased lip balm after Burt’s Bees. Burt’s Bees is leading only because they have existed longer.

EOS products are a hit throughout the beauty selection of retail stores which includes Ulta and Target. They have been selling millions of products week-to-week. It is estimated that the company will be valued at several billion dollars over the next five few years.

Mehra, founder of EOS, spent several years keeping track of boxing items for companies for soft drink companies and Unilever. Mehra and his two business partners have talked about how there is a lot to improve on in the lip balm market.


Livio Bisterzo And His Newest Venture

Livio Bisterzo is the founder of Green Park Holdings. The company, based in Los Angeles, is based on providing “better for you” snacks. Green Park Holdings recently launched their first product, Hippeas, which is a line of organic chickpea puffs. Livio has a history of entrepreneurship and Green Park Holdings is the latest company he has founded.

Livio Bisterzo was born in Italy, and gained his Bachelors degree in Business and Management in Fashion from the University of the Arts London. Not long after graduating he founded his first company, an events business. He want on to founding businesses that were in the hospitality field as well as consumer brands. In 2008 Livio Bisterzo partnered with RNA Corporation and developed a high end line of men’s skincare products. This line, Kyoku for Men, is now sold in 26 countries around the world. In 2011 he acquired a Danish firm called Little Miracles, which processes and sells an organic drink made of tea and juice. This product is now sold in 18 countries.

Livio Bisterzo founded Green Park Holdings in 2015 and in 2016 moved, along with his family, to the United States. He has stated that he wanted to build a brand that was not only healthier but also socially conscious. The company’s first brand, Hippeas, was launched in April of 2016 and its target market is the millennial generation. The brand is sold in both the United States and the United Kingdom and there are plans to expand internationally.

In addition to being organic, Hippeas are just 100 calories per pack, gluten free, kosher, and vegan. The line has a wide range of flavors including white cheddar, maple haze, happenin’ hickory,and siracha sunshine as well as other flavors. The lineup of Hippeas is sold at Starbucks locations and will soon be expanding to other retailers.

One of the ways that Livio has for the way for the company to be socially conscious is that for every package of Hippeas sold the company will donate to eastern African farmers. The company has partnered with Farm Africa and the goal is to help lift these farmers out of poverty.

CTRMA; the traffic experts

Mike Heiligenstein of the CTRMA: The Central Texas Approach from Central Texas Mobility Authority

Traffic is one of the problems that most cities experience today. However, in Williamson County, this is going to be a thing of the past. During the Williamson County Summit, the shareholders discussed different ways that they could ensure that they enhance the traffic in the area.



In attendance were; the executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Mike Heiligenstein, the founder of the RideScout LLC Joseph Kosper, Uber Technologies Inc. External Affairs Director in Texas Leandre Johns and the ArgroDesign designer Jared Ficklin. They were discussing the role technology plays in the transport industry.



All these key stakeholders had meaningful contributions towards the discussion. Mike noted that the new technology like the driverless cars was an improvement and could radically transform the transport sector in the County. However, the city needed great investment to reduce the congestion on the roads. One of the ways of improving the area is to build better and smarter roads. That is the only way to cater for the ever growing population of the County.



On his part, Ficklin stated that the building and the land use codes should remain flexible. He made an observation that the city will need the code implemented especially because of the autonomous vehicles. According to him, the parking garage space should be utilized properly. All the parking garages should be maintained at five feet tall, and it should contain a few levels.



Technology has improved the transport sector with the introduction of the ride along apps like Uber. However, there is still room for improvement in Williamson. Leandre noted that the people of Williamson needed a system that was going to get them on the public transit. The company will work with the community to build systems that are going to enhance their transport.



This was the 19th annual summit, and it was held at the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel and Conference Center.



About Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority



CTRMA is an independent government agency with the mandate of improving the transport sector in Williamson and Travis Counties. The agency was created in 2003, and it has been responsible for the implementation of the innovative transport solutions with the aim of reducing congestion in the area.



The mobility has 17 members in the board that oversees the operations of the agency. The governor of Texas is the one who appoints the chairman of the board. The commissioner courts in the two countries are then charged with the responsibility of choosing three members each to serve on the board.



Currently, Mike Heiligenstein is the executive director of the agency. He was selected from three finalists in 2003, and he has managed the agency since then. Before the election, Mike was the Williamson County Commissioner for 15 years.

David Osio Bio and Article Recap

On June 22, 2016 in Miami, David Osio, along with his executive team at Davos Real Estate Group, announced the launch of a new application, “Davos CAP Calculator.” The purpose of this application is to allow the client to estimate the return on their current or potential real estate investments.


REG (Davos Real Estate Group) is part of the independent companies which form Davos Financial Group. Davos Financial Group is an international financial group. It is a leader in the Latin American market. Their focus is to formulate an investment strategy that combines premium products and the help of a professional team in order to meet the needs and expectations for all of their clients.


The Executive Director of Davos REG, Gerard Gonzales, along with the company Tecknolution, have been partnering on the development and design of this new app, which is currently available for Android and iPhone. This app is the first in what is planned to be a series of apps that will forward real estate reports to the user’s agent and help the user find properties with their mobile device. This app will also include a mortgage calculator to allow users to estimate their potential mortgage through the bank’s projections.


In addition to this app, Davos Real Estate Group, has been focusing on building new partnerships with real estate agents throughout different nations so they may expand their services to Europe, beginning with Spain.


In the first half of 2016 alone, REG has had an increase of more then sixty-five percent in sales by increasing their platform of agents more than sixty percent.


About David Osio


David Osio is the Executive Director and Founder of the Davos Financial Group. He has a law degree from the University Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela. There he also took Banking and Finance courses. David also holds a degree in higher education from IESA, the Institute of Superior Studies of Administration, and a degree from the New York Institute of Finance, where he studied Banking and Portfolio Management.


Some of the positions that David has held was Vice President of Commercial Banking at Banco Latino Internacional (BLI) in Miami and Director of the law firm MGO in Caracas. Now David works independently, since he started Davos Financial Group in 1993. To read more about David Osio, you can take a look at his About Me section on his website here.

Nationwide Title Sets the Standard for the Industry

Concern over Title issues has risen in recent years due to the number of wrongful foreclosures. Due to this issue and the relatively simple fix of making the process of securing property reports more streamlined, Nationwide Title Clearing has updated their website and made these reports available therein. Nationwide CEO, John Hillman, believes addressing any property title concerns before the property is sold is critical, and so Nationwide has made these reports available on their own site for online ordering:

  • Assignment Verification Report Services
  • Ownership and Encumbrance Report (O&E) (Current Owner Report)
  • Tax Status (Plus) Report
  • Tax Status Report


The process Nationwide uses to obtain their data utilizes multiple sources, including the counties, and is verified by humans and automation, which assures compliance with the now stringently audited regulations in the United states. This process assures accurate results a client and lender can trust. Nationwide Title Clearing has been very successful with this process, and credits having a full understanding and comprehension of the needs of their clients and then providing them exactly the data necessary for successful completion of their transaction.



Founded in 1991, in Palm Harbor, Florida, Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. provides expert services to mortgage lenders, investors, and servicers in the entire United States, including eight of the top 10 residential mortgage servicers in the country. Services include research, audit, and document processing. The document services offered include lien release and assignments; research services with final document processing, document retrieval, and abstractor services; reports, which include assignment verification, current owner/O and E, lien verification, audits and remediation, tax status reports, and remediation services. Their high caliber of work and efficacy of research has set the standard in the industry, putting them in a position to train others.



Nationwide Title now provides training seminars to the industry, sharing ways to attain their own near perfect compliance rates of 99.9%. This comprehensive program covers two days of intensive education either at the client’s own location or at the Nationwide Title Clearing Training Center in either Palm Harbor, Fl or Dallas, Tx. Nationwide Title has been expanding rapidly and credits their growth to their strong contribution to the industry and the local community. They have won many awards and recognitions, including ranking number 26 on the 2013 Fast 50 Awards list in Tampa Bay for fastest growing companies. They also ranked number 1,900 on the 2013 Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies in America, a recognition they had come in at 2,730 the prior year. Nationwide has also been active in putting Americans back to work and received the Inc. Hire Power award two consecutive years, 2012 and 2013.

EOS Revolutionizes the lip balm industry

Lip balm has been had one look for years. You could recognize is as a simple skinny tube but today lip balm has taken a new style. EOS lip balms have made their way into an overly crowded market and dominated it. Today lip balm feels more like a treat then a treatment. EOS offers original flavors and is packed with natural conditioning oils shea butter, antioxidants, vitamins C & E. It is all part of the Evolution Of Smooth(EOS). Today EOS has grown to be a 250-million-dollar company. Today’s celebrities have even been spotted using the trending product.

Until recently, the business strategy of this company has remained a secret.EOS has finally exposed how their business became so successful. EOS is now the second leading brand in lip balm. Their products are now being sold by popular stores like Target, Walgreens and Walmart. Online merchants Lucky Vitamin and Ulta sell EOS products too. The reasoning behind not discussing their successful business strategy was that they were a small start-up company and just wanted to focus on creating and distributing the product. But now that they’ve grown, they are welcoming consumers to know more about their company.

Sanjiv Mehra Jonathan Teller and Craig Dubitsky formed a team. They noticed that lip balm has been basically the same over the past hundred years. They then set a research panel to distinguish what women wanted in a lip balm. The shape was decided on when they learned that women often complain of losing their lip balm in their purse. They also learned that women preferred the tubs but did not like touching the lip balm. Surprisingly, they discovered that women did not enjoy using lip balm,,. To change this, they struggled to make their product engage all five senses. They created an all-natural alternative that was felt enjoyable to use and created some appealing new scents. This innovative company has changed the way women use lip balm.


Securus Technologies corrects GTL’s inaccurate Claims

I once held a position within a correction facility. While it was not the best job, I found it a right place for I could earn extra income. I received money that was used to support the entire family. However, what pains me is when companies in correction facilities present inaccurate data and misleading information. Take for instance the incorrect data submitted by Global Tel Link. The company released wrong information against Securus Technologies. Securus has since defended itself of all such allegations and proven GTL to be a mistake.


GTL should be pursuing patents and license instead of picking up fights with competitors. I think that such patents and license take money and time to pursue. Therefore GTL has sought for the short route to release incorrect information. However, GTL can never beat Securus Technologies by only releasing misleading information. Securus Technologies is a leader in the correction facilities. Its patents well represent it.


Securus Technologies and GTL offer services to people within correction facilities. GTL is a communication company that provides telephones for inmates. GTL and Securus are the biggest competitors in the correction industry. However, GTL is seeking to gain an unfair advantage by releasing wrong information. I find that GTL has been posting misleading information against Securus just to try to win the fight. The nature of activities assumed by GTL is nothing but child play.


Having followed Securus Technologies for many years, I noticed that they had resolved the dispute. GTL made its way to review its patents by the PTAB. However, Securus believes that the Texas Federal Court brought the case to a halt because of lack of clear evidence. I was delighted to see Securus correct GTL inaccuracies by providing well-researched information. Securus has prepared to return to court in 2017 to fight for justice in the correction department.