Portia Kersten Made New CFO At SKOUT

SKOUT has been growing so very quickly, and has become so intimately involved in giving campaigns, that SKOUT management chose to hire Portia Kersten as their new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She had already been working along side them in her role with their finance house, Andreessen Horowitz. Kersten has a great attention to the key details of business, finance, and technology. One of the reasons she was picked for this position is that she is known to be an efficiency expert, so one of her talents will be applied to keeping the corporate giving as powerful in impact on the target communities they donate to, as possible. She says her hero is the late Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Kersten is a wizard at commanding capital to grow, and has used this gift to help several companies she has been a part of in the past. She has a Columbia University Masters in Business Administration (MBA). As a child she developed a strong reading habit, which has served her well, especially in the area of having a dynamic imagination. Kersten says she can empathize with Shakespeare’s ‘Portia’ in the Merchant of Venice. She has gained great results for many start-up businesses and at General Electric (GE).

She is enthused with SKOUT’s company direction and culture of building a business to last. She believes more women need to learn the art and science of flexibility and rolling with corporate changes, in both business and information processing areas. She especially recommends that more women take on roles in high finance. She is a true leader and does not normally simply follow. Read details in her interview by the Huffington Post.

The SKOUT application runs on smart devices that are connected to the Internet, such as smartphones, tablets, and the new watch phones. It is ready for download and use on iOS, Android, and Windows devices and configurable to use one of 16 languages. SKOUT provides an instant, safe, and fun way to connect strangers with events and more. It is used by untold numbers of SKOUT members in over 180 different countries.

Get the app at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skout.android&hl=en

Ross Abelow Gives Back

Ross Abelow, a New York City attorney, launched a GoFundMe campaign to help animal shelters across the city. He wanted to donate 5000 dollars to shelters within the city so they could provide food, shelter, care, medicines, blankets, and vaccines to New York’s homeless animals. With the harsh winter weather, more and more animals are finding themselves in need of help. With the ups and downs of the economy, more animals than ever before are becoming homeless or abandoned. It is a growing trend within larger cities.

Abelow volunteered to lead the campaign as part of his community involvement. He believes in giving back to the community in which you live. He also has a love for animals. He practices law at the offices of Abelow & Cassandro LLP. His specialties include family law, entertainment law, commercial litigation, and matrimonial law. He is an outstanding citizen with close ties to his community. He believes that service is the key to keeping a community thriving.

He encourages to all animal lovers to donate money, time, or whatever you can to help animals in need. This growing epidemic is part of the ugly side of our society. When people are in need, people can become desperate. When this happens, animals that depend on their owners have no where to turn. Shelters provide ways for animals to find a warm place from the winter’s cold. These shelters are funded by donations and they are at capacity. Without funding many animals would starve or freeze to death.

If you want to give to the New York City animal shelters, understand that any amount helps. This GoFundMe campaign is a way of making people aware that this is a community problem. Please help Mr. Abelow and other animal lovers support the city’s animal shelters today.

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SKOUT and SF-Marin Food Bank Efforts of Eliminating Hunger in Marin and San Francisco Counties

SKOUT, a global company, headquartered in San Francisco recently announced it had partnered with SF-Marin Food Bank to mark the events of National Potato Day. The aim of the partnership is to offer meals for more than 20,000 people who are facing the risk of hunger in both Marin and San Francisco.

SKOUT’s Campaign

SKOUT is encouraging its users to participate in activities that are aimed at supporting the community by sharing virtual gift via a special one-day campaign. The SKOUT app will encourage users to send America’s favorite delicacies in virtual forms. SKOUT aims at converting the virtual gifts into cash until all the 20,000 people are served.

Christian Wiklund views

The SKOUT’s Co-founder and CEO ascertained that the virtual gifting feature has gained massive popularity, and they are looking forward to capitalize on it to make a difference in the local community. Christian expressed his gratitude on behalf of SKOUT for the collaboration it had made with SF-Marin Food Bank.

Paul Ash remarks

Paul noted that residents of the two counties were earning little than their expenses. He expressed his desires to achieve a community where everyone was healthy and satisfied. Paul Ash is an Executive Director of SF-Marine.

Details on SKOUT

SKOUT is an established platform for meeting and interacting with new people across the globe. The platform has an amazing presence in over 180 countries and has 16 languages. SKOUT is supported by operating systems such as Android and iOS. According to SKOUT report, the app had over 500 million connections by the end of 2013.

The best property of SKOUT is that the user can sign out from the app’s tracking feature. The users can message one another as well as send gifts. The company creates separate platforms for adults and teens. SKOUT can be downloaded free of charge from APP Store. Users are provided an opportunity of signing up using their Facebook accounts or email addresses. To help the company design a perfect profile for the users, they are required to provide their basic information and interests.

How to use the app

The app has a main screen displaying a network of people available online at any particular time of signing in. when any image is tapped, the user’s profile is shown comprising of basic information, their post, as well as the point earned. A new user can begin a chat, create a network of favorites, and send a few digital gifts. SkOUT is a simple app that can be used by every type of user irrespective of his or her experience or academic qualification. This article was originally published on; http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/skout-partners-with-sf-marin-food-bank-to-serve-20000-people-facing-hunger-300234419.html