The Triumph of CEO Troy McQuagge

Updated August 4th, 2017: Troy McQuagge CEO of US Health has won another award for his leadership and skills at the head of this insurance company.  Just last month Troy was the Gold Winner in the Annual 2017 CEO World Awards.  This award highlights his leadership, and ability to make intelligent decisions about where the company is moving forward.

Affordability of health care in the United States is a major problem that has been ongoing for some time but a lasting solution is imminent. This assertion is based on the revolutionary steps that have been initiated by several players in the health sector. Recently, the coveted One Planet Award was awarded to one of the most influential player in the healthcare insurance market CEO Troy McQuagge. This is a warm gesture at a time when the American people are immobilized by the almost unaffordable healthcare plans. The One Planet Award is a global initiative intended to recognize the efforts of businesses and individuals in their endeavors to make the world a better place.



The Award is an annual program that seeks to reward individuals and businesses around the world that have shown commitment to business professionalism and merit. Companies and individuals from all over the world are allowed to submit their nominations. The award captures all spheres including the public and private sector among other societal players regardless of the size of an institution. This award is convened in different classifications as a deliberate move to capture a wider scope. Such classifications include executives, teams, PR, and corporates among other clusters.



This year, CEO Troy McQuagge bagged the Award for his outstanding efforts in the health sector. He is the current president of USHEALTH and his efforts have not gone unnoticed. Since he joined the USHEATLTH Group in 2010, he has propelled the company in notable ways. Before him, USHEALTH’s captive distribution agency was rather inefficient therefore it did not meet the expectations of many. Soon after he took over, he began the process of bringing back the company to the purpose under which it was formed. McQuagge started off with the smart effort of reequipping USHEALTH’S Advisors a move that bore him notable admirations across the cooperate world.



Evidently, McQuagge has an irrefutable passion for his job. It took him only 4 years to rise and become the company’s president in 2014 and this was purely on merit. Under his unmatched leadership, the company has grown in both effectiveness and competitiveness beating other healthcare insurance companies in the market. In his speech at the Award ceremony, he alluded to the company’s commitment to solve the healthcare affordability problem. His creative nature has helped the company to develop innovative health insurance covers that have earned him his current success.

How USHEALTH Group Became Most Affordable Insurance Plan

Mr. Troy McQuagge has been named the new Gold Winner of the Year in the prestigious One Planet Awards. The award is a coveted global premier award program organized in honor of unique business and professional excellence. Organizations around the world are eligible to submit their nominations including the private, profit making, non-profit making, start-ups and public organizations.


The leadership at the US Health

McQuagge joined the US Health in 2010. Troy was set to work by turning around the fortunes of the organization when he re-built the captive distribution agency. The success he brought about led him to be elected as the President and the CEO of the US HEALTH Group in 2014.


McQuagge impacts the entire organization

The company has recorded unprecedented growth, success, and competitiveness in the market since his ascension to the helm. Troy states that the award belongs to all those committed to solving the problem of health care affordability and coming up with innovative coverage for the larger majority. Global Award is an international platform where companies, executives, professionals, and businesses are recognized for outstanding excellence. The awards are conferred according to categories, from teams, executives, products and services, marketing, public relations, and corporate communications.


The Person behind US Health

Troy McQuagge is an executive, an entrepreneur, corporate leader, and a businessman from Panama City in Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida, with studies in the Medical Science. Troy is currently the President and the CEO of the US Health and has had 30 years’ experience working in the same or related positions. In the majority of his career, Troy delved in the health insurance sales when he joined the Allstate Insurance Company in 1983. He worked there for many years before working with UICI Health Market in 1995.


Joining the US Health

McQuagge managed to get a promotion to the USHEALTH Advisors in 2010 as the President and the CEO. His primary focus was the profitability accrued from the sales of the health insurance policies, with the main target being those below the age of 65 years. Since joining the organization, he made great strides in reaching out to more uncovered and uninsured citizens, especially in the state of Florida where they are based. IUS Health has, therefore, made it a priority to sell its health insurance plans through its affordable packages to a wide variety of people.

Don Ressler: Making Fashion Fun And Stylish

A lot of times when people think of fashion, they may find themselves intimidated and pressured. They look at all of the celebrities and fashion magazines and find out what is being touted as stylish on Instagram. They are also looking at all of the trends. In many cases, they shy away from fashion because they don’t have enough money for the trends. To make things worse, some work hard to save up money only to find out that the item that was trendy then is no longer trendy, and this was only a month or two later. One thing is certain is that trends change a lot.

However, fashion does not have to be intimidating and discouraging, people can actually have fun with fashion when they find the items that they want. For one thing, there are stores and businesses that are making changes to the fashion industry. One of the stores is JustFab which is founded by Don Ressler, and a few other experts in the fashion industry. One thing that JustFab is doing that other fashion retailers are not is basing their sales on what the customers want. In other words, they are not trying to tell customers what to wear. While there are some trendy items in the store, one of the larger factors in the sales is what the customers buy says Don Ressler.

One of the ways that JustFab makes fashion fun is that the company personalizes the products for the customers. To make things better, they provide clothes for a multitude of body types. One thing that the fashion industry and Don Ressler is known for is being almost exclusive in the types of clothes that they showcase. JustFab makes everything diverse with the all-inclusive initiative. This makes it easy for people of all shapes and sizes to find something that looks good on them.

Don Ressler and crew have come across something that is very likable. It is making an impact on the industry and getting people to rethink fashion. People are starting to realize that style and fashion does not have to be so rigid. When people take the time to use their creativity, they could come up with something that is very enjoyable.

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Stephen Murray’s Legacy

Stephen Murray ran one of the largest companies in the world, CCMP Capital. This company was a management agency that managed a large number of multi-million dollar organizations on Crunchbase. Not only was Stephen Murray the CEO of this company, but he actually helped to found it.

Stephen Murray began his career right after he got his undergraduate degree. He was initially employed as an intern with the company. At the time, it was called Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. This was a bank holding company that managed a number of well known financial institutions. After his internship and completion of his master’s in business administration, Murray became one of their employees.

The company changed a lot over the course of time and changed names, but he remained employed with this same organization. During his career, he began to gain notoriety on In 2006, he began to work with other employees to create CCMP Capital. Shortly after the creation of CCMP Capital, Stephen Murray became it’s chief executive officer. In this position, he helped CCMP Capital to manage a wide variety of companies ranging from hospitals to bargain outlets.

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In addition to being a successful CEO, Murray also gave to a number of well known philanthropic organizations. Two of these organizations were the Make-A-Wish Foundation and an organization that provides food to the needy. In addition to philanthropic organizations, he also donated to the Stamford Museum and his two alma matters of Columbia University and Boston College.

Unfortunately, Stephen Murray is no longer with us. Murray passed away a bit over a year ago during April of 2015. However, he had continued to serve an integral role in CCMP Capital up until around one month prior to his death. Many people with the company and outside of the company have fond memories of him. While it was difficult for the company to go on without him, CCMP Capital is still a thriving company. It can be expected that the company he worked to create will go on for many years to come.

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Seattle Genetics & It’s Pharmaceutical Drug Pipeline

With all of the advancements in cancer research and drugs, Seattle Genetics stands at the forefront of a very competitive market. The company is looking to widen it’s pipeline of drugs to fight this deadly epidemic while using it’s most commercialized drug, “Adcetris” in many more treatment scenarios. Company (CEO) Clay Siegall stated that the drug is commonly used for fighting Lymphoma and is currently being tested in as many as 70 trials. The final results for all of the trials is expected to make the biggest impact of Seattle Genetics this year. Adcetris is the company’s most successful commercial drug and in the past year has racked up around $226 Million in sales. The company has big things in store and already has 12 other drugs in development in present time.

Company (CEO) and President Clay Siegall has led the way in the fight against cancer and has positioned Seattle Genetics at the apex of the industry. Dr. Siegall has a resume of excellence and has been the proud recipient to a number of industry awards. The company’s(ADC Technology) has generated well over $325 Millionand there are currently more than 20 (ADC’s) in development at present time. Dr. Siegall has been in the industry for many years and has worked with GlaxoSmithKlien, Genentech, and Pfizer.

Clay Siegall and Seattle Genetics has revolutionized the fight against cancer and are continuing to push the company further in the near future. Dr. Siegel currently owns 15 patents and is the author of 70 publications to date. The George Washington University Graduate has guided Seattle Genetics with his strong passion for helping those in need. Seattle Genetics has two drugs for bladder cancer and one for breast cancer that has a large amount of data and that data will be released this year. Clay Siegel and Seattle genetics are the very definition of “the fight against cancer.”


Former CCMP Capital CEO Stephen Murray Produced Consistent Gains In Assets Under Management

Stephen Murray’s reputation is still part of daily conversations in the hedge fund industry. Murray did what other hedge fund managers failed to do while he was CEO of CCMP Capital. Murray consistently produced gains in assets under management, and that’s not easy to do, especially in today’s hedge fund market.

But Murray is not participating in the market anymore. Murray passed away in 2015 while he was at the top of the investment game. Murray was the resilient New Yorker that knew how to act around the money people as well as the people that were trying to become money people. Read more: Stephen P. Murray – President @ CCMP Capital Advisors

Hedge fund investors are an elite and closed group, so Murray had to cultivate the investment rookies on his own time, and he did that when an opportunity presented itself. But Murray was tuned into the investment market almost 24/7, and that started after he earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia University.

In 1984, Stephen Murray accepted the position as credit trainee, and he felt the rush that only comes when money is exchanged in the millions of dollars instead of in hundreds of dollars. Murray learned how to invest in that Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co position, and he was on his way to becoming a vice-president of the company, and it only took him five years to do that.

When conflict of interest allegations were being thrown around after Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co merged with JP Morgan in 2000, the partners decided to start another investment firm that handled investments in the $100 to $500 million range.

In 2006, the partners picked Murray as CEO of the new company, and they chose an acronym that describes the roots of the company, CCMP. Chemical Venture Partners. Chase Manhattan Bank, Manufacturers Hanover Trust, and JP Morgan are represented in the 4 letter name of Murray’s startup, and by 2007 the investment fund had $3.4 billion in assets under management.

Although Stephen Murray passed away in 2015, some of the strategies he used to produce the gains that the limited partners enjoyed are still being used today. CCMP Capital has not forgotten what Murray did while he was CEO, and the success the firm is having is a tribute to the solid foundation he built when CCMP formed its first fund.

Most hedge funds are just trying to survive in 2016, but CCMP Capital is producing better-than-average gains. The average gains in the hedge fund industry in 2016 are between three and five percent.

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