John Holt Participates in Discussions on Reinventing Community Banking

John Holt is well-known as the chief executive officers and president of NexBank Capital Inc. Recently, Holt was privileged to serve as one of the panelists at the 5th Annual Strategic Opportunities and M&A Conference, which was organized by the Texas Bankers Association in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Holt’s expertise came in handy during the discussion of the topic dubbed as Reinventing Community Banking: Perspectives on Competing by Innovation. This discussion happened on November 7, 2016.

Purpose of the Annual Strategic Opportunities and M&A Conference

The Annual Strategic Opportunities and M&A Conference serves as a platform that attracts numerous bank leaders, consultants and advisers. They come together to exchange their perspectives on various principal opportunities and challenges that community bank leaders face in their line of work. During the conference, participants and panelist explore opportunities not only through M&A activity but also through branching and organic growth.

An In-depth Focus on NexBank

NexBank is a Dallas-based financial service company that boasts of approximately $3.5 billion as of June 30th this year. It provides financial services to clients through three main division, which include commercial banking, institutional services and mortgage banking. Since its inception, NexBank has maintained a positive track record that is not only attributed to the company’s team of professionals but also the board of directors. The professionals working for NexBank are highly devoted towards providing custom-tailored and results-oriented solutions, which complement the financial requirements of its customers.

NexBank offers commercial real estate lending services under its commercial banking division. As a result, it partners with real estate owners, developers and investors through all stages of their project. By collaborating with such individuals in the real estate sector, NexBank offers an array of specialized funding for development, acquisition, construction and refinancing opportunities. In its charitable endeavors, NexBank maintains its partnership with the Habitat for Humanity International.

Richard Blair and Wealth Solutions Bring Investment Solutions to Austin

Richard Blair Wealth Solutions offer up services to clients who want to grow their financial assets while also exercising a bit of security. Richard Blair’s Wealth Solution has stepped forward as a partner to clients in need of financial counseling.

Operating out of Austin, Texas, Wealth Solutions is a registered investment advisory (RIA) firm that structures its financial planning in accordance with the specific needs of their clients, which are subject to a great deal of variability. Adapting his own philosophy on advising clients, Wealth Solutions seeks to maximize the earning potential of each client’s investment funds, reaching or exceeding the initial financial goals of those clients. This makes Wealth Solutions an attractive option to those seeking to ready themselves for a sustainable retirement in the Austin community.

Helping Wealth Solutions reach this goal are three pillars of operation that Blair has devised to better identify the current financial standing of their client and assess the potentiality of reaching their financial goals for retirement. This allows for financial planning to be customized based on need and ability of each client.

By beginning with charting out the client’s current financial standing, Wealth Solutions learns much more than just how much cash they have on hand. This insight allows for advisors to understand their client’s strengths and weaknesses when it comes to managing money, as well as their ability to mitigate risk when investing and their recognition of opportunities that my lead to growth.

With an understanding of who the client is and how they operate in the realm of finance, advisors can begin to chart out a strategy that takes the investment needs of the client beyond immediate concerns and takes it years into the future. This allows for the reallocation of assets at the right moment to ensure the client’s portfolio achieves maximum gains while minimizing the potential risks investors might incur while trying to read the market.

With the client’s current situation understood and goals charted out, Blair and his advisors develop long-term relationships that span years, continuing to meet the needs of their clients.

About Richard Blair:

Richard Blair began Wealth Solutions in 1994, serving clients primarily in Austin, Texas. Influenced by a long-standing family tradition of work in education, Blair has made a career of helping clients increase their knowledge of finance and investment opportunities. Focusing greatly on the needs of those planning for retirement, Blair has been able to marry his experience in finance with a need to help others continue their education in money matters.



There are days I want to pull my hair out to scream, “there has to be an easier way!” There has to be a way to place makeup on faster without looking like Ronald McDonald. Surely there is an easier way to unwind for quicker access to a peaceful night’s rest. Yes, friends, that is where the rainbow haired maiden with a bubbly personality comes in.


Youtube personality Wengie has come to save the day with life hacks that take you from banging your head against a wall, to admiring your reflection in the mirror. Nothing is worse than rushing to prepare for a party, trying to put your eyeliner on, only to end up with panda eyes. Fear not, Wengie has a life hack for that. Being on your feet all day, it seems impossible to appear awake with bright-eyes for that important meeting. Thankfully, Wengie has a life hack to help hide the tired, making you look freshly anew.


There are a myriad of people who could benefit from one specific hack, Wengie’s “How to Fall Asleep FAST!” For those who have the same out of control schedule, it is not difficult to throw off of your internal clock causing the loss of a restful night’s sleep. The miracle that is Wengie offers easy ways to help your body obtain the relaxing rest it needs. Poor me, suffered with insomnia for over a week due to bronchitis. Consequentially, I became adjusted to the long nights. That’s when I found “How to Fall Asleep Fast!” by Wengie, changing my life.


Taking her sage advice, I began with a dab of jasmine oil between my eyes. Continuing, I placed a thunderstorm sound machine next to my bed. I closed my eyes to think of random objects to keep my mind off of the events of the day. Surprisingly, it did not take long until I was dreaming of wonderful adventures. The Refreshing calm flooded over me, I slept through the night without stirring once until morning.


Wengie’s life hacks are not only quick, they are not only uncomplicated, they actually work. I highly recommend watching these videos to find out how Wengie can help life be a little easier for you as well.



Danilo Diaz Granados Hosts A Luxury Event For Important Guests


During the previous summer, co-founder of Toys for Boys and veteran Danilo Diaz Granados investor hosted a fun-filled activity for his guests in Miami. The whole event was a showcase of the luxurious lifestyle in Miami. The event consisted of track racing, exclusive previews, helicopter rides and fine cuisine. There was an exciting boat ride in the evening as people watched the sunset. After launching the Toys for Boys in 2013, Mr. Danilo has been behind multiple fun-filled activities for different guests in Miami.


By organizing the event, Mr. Danilo Diaz Granados wanted to create an exclusive opportunity for guests to be able to tour the whole Miami region and have a unique experience. Guests invited were able to discover private places where they can access single and extravagant products. The chosen guests were first treated to a private breakfast in one of the most luxurious hotels in Miami. They were next offered a unique view of the planned residential building set to be constructed near Miami’s Biscayne area. They were later transported to the Palm Beach Racetrack through a helicopter. Guests had a chance to experience road racing.


The whole event was a showcase of the Danilo Diaz’s philanthropic life. Mr. Danilo Diaz Granados has an extensive educational background. Once he completed his studies in one of the elite entrepreneurship colleges, he moved on to apply what he had learned in class to real life. He became one of the most accomplished investor, financial advisor and entrepreneur in Miami. Throughout his career, he has established himself with multiple businesses through a team effort.


The Miami-based boutique known as Toys for Boys is one of his top accomplishments. The luxury boutique is a perfect place to get extravagant and luxury items. It is a place for classic watches, exotic cars, jewelry, and contemporary art. Danilo is an associate of Fireman Capital Partners where he has overseen the opening of multiple firms through offering insight and intelligence on global factors. He owns another company called Edge of Glory. The company deals with production, marketing, editing and delivery of communication content. Danilo is a famous person who has a huge following on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

The Kabbalah Centre Teaches Us How to Understand the World Around Us

Understanding Kabbalah is something that can be extremely difficult to do according to many teachers of Judaism who have managed to keep the majority of these ancient teachings hidden from the public eye. A basic translation of the word Kabbalah converts to English as “to receive”, which is a basic way of seeing the works now known as the Zohar that are taught in this tradition in the 21st century; the aim of the majority of people looking to explore the Kabbalah is to achieve some form of fulfillment, which expert teachers believe is different to the happiness we all feel at some point or another in our lives.


The first U.S. based Kabbalah centers were introduced in the 1920s by teachers who would go on to be an influence on the life and work of the founder of The Kabbalah Centre, Rabbi Philip Berg. The forerunner to The Kabbalah Centre was established by Berg in 1965, but it was only in the 1980s that large numbers of students began making their way to Berg’s group to learn about these ancient teachings. The success in New York and Los Angeles of The Kabbalah Centre attracted global attention with the teachers from the group making weekly trips to Canada where the first outposts of the group were also established.


One of the major aspects of Kabbalah that differs from many other belief systems is the fact these teachings are based around an understanding of the way the universe functions; because of the link to many different faith based belief systems The Kabbalah Centre can provide an understanding of these mystical teachings in relation to any other religion in the world.


Kabbalah has never been a form of teaching based solely on converting others to a specific way of thinking, but instead is a guide to understanding the world and universe in all its glory. The Kabbalah and its teachings are based on receiving information and using it to fit into the life of the individual, which allows each student the chance to use the information to create a greater level of fulfillment in their life.