ProfNet Experts Available on Reverse Mortgages, Big Data, DevOps, More

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Jul 20, 2015, 12:31 ET from ProfNet

NEW YORK, July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.

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  • Using Reverse Mortgage as Part of Retirement Funding Strategy
  • Plugging Your Financial Leaks
  • 'Big Data' Issues Related to Mergers and Acquisitions
  • DevOps in the Enterprise
  • Human Resources More Complicated Than Ever Before


  • Associate Editor – Pace Communications (NC)
  • Reporter – Pacific Business News (HI)
  • Stock Market Writer – StreetAuthority (TX)


  • 6 Ways to Make Your Online Book Marketing Plan Work
  • 7 Places to Find Freelance Content Marketing Gigs
  • 10 Things to Check Before Publishing Your Blog Post



Using Reverse Mortgage as Part of Retirement Funding Strategy
Peter Bell
President and CEO
National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association
In light of President Obama's remarks at the White House Conference on Aging regarding retirement savings, Bell is available to talk about the benefits of using a reverse mortgage as part of a retirement funding strategy: "What we're seeing now is that the length of time to support and sustain ourselves post-career is just stretching out so much longer that it's requiring new thinking about how we fund that longevity. To some extent, the reverse mortgage is ahead of its time because it's a tool to help address that."
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Contact: Jenny Werwa,

Plugging Your Financial Leaks
Bijan Golkar, CFP®
CEO/Senior Advisor
FPC Investment Advisory, Inc.
There is an old piece of tax wisdom that says, "It's not what you earn, it's what you keep." And that has never been more true than today. Currently, income taxes have risen to a top rate of 39.6%. There are also a few additional taxes for high-wage earners based on the recent healthcare legislation. And for many, state taxes push the combined rate above 50%. Says Golkar: "Like water, money is a resource. Plugging the 'leaks,' including unnecessary taxes, can make a significant impact on your wealth and well-being."
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Golkar has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo Finance, The Fiscal Times, Bankrate,,,, Physician's Money Digest, and
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Contact: Steve Garmhausen,

'Big Data' Issues Related to Mergers and Acquisitions
Sam Riley
"M&A deal professionals are time and resource constrained and they need to change the way they approach 'big data' throughout the deal process. The more data that is available, the greater attention needs to be given to how that data is presented and secured."
Based in Sydney, Australia, Riley will be in New York City through July 24 and is available for in-person, on-site interviews.
Contact: Brian Hyland,

DevOps in the Enterprise
Chris Riley
DevOps Analyst
Fixate IO
"DevOps is not a thing -- it is a framework where people drive processes implemented by tools, in that order."
Riley is available to discuss: DevOps in the enterprise; developer tooling market; quality assurance; system logging; cloud computing; pipeline management; release automation; docker containers; continuous integration; and continuous delivery and deployment. He has authored pieces on,, TechTarget and Gigaom, and was a speaker at the Enterprise DevOps Summit and Software Quality East. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Human Resources More Complicated Than Ever Before
Nancy Mobley
Founder & CEO
Insight Performance
"Running a business is difficult. In addition to the bottom line, there are employee issues, new laws and changing attitudes that make human resources much more complicated than ever before."
The author of "Powerhouse: Creating the Exceptional Workplace," Mobley is available to discuss compliance, employee benefits, employee relations, compensation and reward strategies, talent management, and recruiting. For 20 years, Insight Performance has delivered high quality, cost-effective HR and benefits consulting services to small to mid-sized employers, ranging from 1,000 employees.
Contact: David Thomson,



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  • Associate Editor – Pace Communications (NC)
  • Reporter – Pacific Business News (HI)
  • Stock Market Writer – StreetAuthority (TX)



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