Martha Helen Stewart is an American retail businesswoman, television personality, former model, convicted felon. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, merchandising, e-commerce, she has written numerous bestselling books, is the publisher of Martha Stewart Living magazine, hosted two syndicated television programs, which ran from 2005 to 2012, Martha Stewart Living, which ran from 1993 to 2004. In 2004, Stewart was convicted of charges related to the ImClone stock trading case. There was speculation that the incident would end her media empire, but in 2005 Stewart began a comeback campaign and her company returned to profitability in 2006. Stewart rejoined the board of directors of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in 2011 and became chairwoman of her namesake company again in 2012; the company was acquired by Sequential Brands in 2015. Martha Stewart was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on August 3, 1941.
She is the second of six children born to middle-class parents, Edward Kostyra and Martha Ruszkowski Kostyra, is of Polish heritage. When Stewart was three years old, the family moved to Nutley, she adopted the name "Grace" for her Catholic confirmation name. When Stewart was 10, she worked as the occasional babysitter for the children of Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Gil McDougald, all players for the New York Yankees. Mickey and Merlyn Mantle had four sons, for whom Stewart organized birthday parties, she began modeling. At 15, Stewart was featured in a television commercial for Unilever, she went on to appear in television commercials and in magazines, including one of Tareyton's "Smokers would rather fight than switch!" Cigarette advertisements. During her college years, she supplemented her scholarship money through "modeling jobs at $50/hour —, a lot of money at that time", her clients included Chanel. Stewart's mother taught her how to sew, she learned the processes of canning and preserving when she visited her grandparents' home in Buffalo, New York.
Her father had a passion for gardening and passed on much of his knowledge and expertise to his daughter. Stewart was active in many extracurricular activities, such as the school newspaper and the Art Club. Stewart graduated from Nutley High School, she attended Barnard College of Columbia University planning to major in chemistry, but switching to art and architectural history. To help pay her college tuition, she did fashion modeling for Chanel. During this time, she met Andrew Stewart, they married in July 1961. She returned to Barnard a year after their marriage to graduate with a double major in History and Architectural History. In 1967, Martha Stewart began a second career as her father-in-law's profession. Meanwhile, Andrew Stewart founded a publishing house and served as chief executive of several others. Andrew and Martha Stewart moved to Westport, where they purchased and restored the 1805 farmhouse on Turkey Hill Road that would become the model for the TV studio of Martha Stewart Living.
During the project, Stewart's panache for restoring and decorating became apparent. In 1976, Stewart started a catering business in her basement with a friend from her modeling days, Norma Collier; the venture became successful but soured when Collier alleged that Stewart was difficult to work with, was taking catering jobs on the side. Stewart soon bought her portion of the business. Stewart was hired as the manager of a gourmet food store, the Market Basket, but after a disagreement with the owners at the mini-mall she was forced out and opened her own store. Andrew had become Harry N. Abrams, Inc.. In 1977, he was responsible for releasing the English-language edition of The Secret Book of Gnomes series, by Dutch authors Wil Huygen and Rien Poortvliet, which became a blockbuster success and was on The New York Times Best Seller list, he contracted Stewart's company to cater the book release party, where Stewart was introduced to Alan Mirken, head of Crown Publishing Group. Mirken was impressed by Stewart's talent as a chef and hostess and contacted her to develop a cookbook, featuring recipes and photos from the parties that Stewart hosted.
The result was her first book, ghostwritten by Elizabeth Hawes. Following Entertaining's success, Stewart released many more books under the Clarkson Potter publishing imprint, including Martha Stewart's Quick Cook, Martha Stewart's Hors D'oeuvres, Martha Stewart's Pies & Tarts, The Wedding Planner, Martha Stewart's Secrets for Entertaining, Martha Stewart's Quick Cook Menus, Martha Stewart's Christmas, among others. During this time, she authored dozens of newspaper columns, magazine articles and other pieces on homemaking, made numerous television appearances on programs such as The Oprah Winfrey Show and Larry King Live. Andrew and Martha Stewart separated in 1987 and divorced in 1990. In 1990, Stewart signed with Time Publishing Ventures to develop a new magazine, Martha Stewart Living, for which Stewart would serve as editor-in-chief; the first issue was released in late 1990 with an initial rate base of 250,000. Circulation would peak in 2002 at more than 2 million copies per issue. In 1993, she began a weekly half-hour television program called Martha Stewart Living, based on her magazine.
The show expanded to weekdays in 1997 and to a full hour show in 1999 with half-hour epis
The 22nd TVyNovelas Awards, is an Academy of special awards to the best of soap operas and TV shows. The awards ceremony took place on March 3, 2004 in the Mexico D. F; the ceremony was televised in the Mexico by Canal de las estrellas. Víctor Noriega and Laisha Wilkins hosted the show. Amor real won 9 awards including Best Telenovela of the most for the evening. Other winners Amarte es mi Pecado and Mariana de la noche won 2 awards and Alegrijes y Rebujos won one award. 30 year Career as an Actress and Singer: Daniela Romo Career as an Actress: Ofelia Guilmáin Best Hostess and a Pioneer in the Internationalization of Telenovela: Verónica Castro Best Comedy Production: La Parodia Children Rod by Production: Rosy Ocampo Career as an Actor: Aarón Hernán Images 1 Images 2 Images 3 Images 4 Images 5 Images 6 Images 7 Winners of 2004 TVyNovelas Awards
Christophe Fabre was the CEO of Axway, spin-off from Sopra Steria, from 2005 until June 22, 2015. Fabre graduated from the Institut d'Informatique et Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble in 1993 with a DESS in Computer Science. Studies focused on software engineering, middleware, OS, networks. Christophe Fabre became CEO of Axway in the fall of 2005. Since he has overseen the company's global development which led to Axway's spinoff from Sopra Group in 2011 on NYSE Euronext. During his tenure at the company, Axway acquired Cyclone Commerce, Tumbleweed Communications Corporation and Systar. While expanding Axway's operations in the United States, he relocated from France to Phoenix, where he established Axway's corporate headquarters. Fabre's career began when he was recruited in July 1995 by Sopra Group, to the business unit which became Axway in 2001, he led a series of R&D projects to develop new generation middleware components for EAI, XML standards, BAM and BPM. In 2003, Fabre assumed the role of CTO, led the charge to combine all of the company's existing products into a single platform.
Under Fabre's leadership Axway has received awards and reached company milestones including: Axway named one of the leaders in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Services Governance, 9 April 2015 Axway named a strong performer in the Forrester wave for Api Management Solutions, 10 Oct. 2014 IDC MarketScape names Axway a Leader in the Business-to-Business Integration Gateway Software Market, 29 Sept. 2014 Axway named again one of the leaders in On-Premises Application Integration Suites, 29 July 2014 Axway named one of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners, Russel W. Goodman, 2 Aug. 2011, SupplyChainBrain 5-star rating for Axway MailGate solution, received from SC Magazine, 1 Aug. 2011. Peter Stephenson, “Axway MailGate,” SC Magazine Spinoff from Sopra Group, entry into NYSE Euronext market as Axway Software, IPO 14 June 2011 Axway Ranked in Top 20 of Truffle 100, the Top 100 European Software Vendors Named finalist for the Arizona Governor’s Innovator of the Year Award, in 2011, for the Axway Managed File Transfer suite and in 2008 for Axway's collaborative business solutions Introduced “Business Interaction Networks” concept and strategic direction in 2010 Axway Recognized for Expertise in SEPA Solutions 12 Apr.
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