The Fox Business Network’s Growth in 2015

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J. Randall Waterfield (Randy), CFA, serve as chairman of the Waterfield Group, a firm that provides services in investment banking, asset management, and trading and principal investments. J. Randall Waterfield has made occasional appearances on the Fox Business Network (FBN), drawing on his experience in the financial industry to give interviews about subjects such as the FDIC, TARP, and the general state of the economy.

The Fox Business Network had its strongest year yet in 2015, closing out the year with record ratings among viewers across the board and in particular the coveted 25-54 age demographic. Specifically, the network increased its viewership by 123 percent overall and 178 percent among the target demographic.

This growth represents the largest increase among all cable networks in 2015. The channel hosted its first presidential debate on November 10, 2015; the debate vaulted FBN to the fourth rated cable primetime network for the week, the channel’s first time achieving a top-five rating since it debuted in 2007. To learn more about the Fox Business Network and its programs, visit its website at www.foxbusiness.com .

The Path to CFA Membership

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J. Randall Waterfield has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 1999. This credential is issued by the CFA Institute, an international organization that serves investment professionals. As chairman of the Waterfield Group and a renowned financial expert, J. Randall Waterfield enjoys the many benefits of his CFA membership. In order to join the organization, however, individuals must first pass a series of exams.

To be eligible for the CFA program, candidates must have a four-year undergraduate degree or be in the final year of an undergraduate program, four years of work experience, or a combination of the two that totals at least four years. To receive CFA certification, candidates must enroll in the program, which is divided into three levels, and pass three six-hour exams. The content of these levels becomes progressively more complex. On average, it takes candidates four years of study to receive their credential, and they report studying 300 hours or more to prepare for each of the three exams.

More information about the CFA Program exams and the CFA Institute can be found at the organization’s website, cfainstitute.org.

YPO Offers Young Executives Valuable Global Network

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J. Randall (“Randy”) Waterfield is chairman of the Waterfield Group. He also serves on the boards of several other businesses and organizations. One of the organizations J. Randall Waterfield has worked with in a number of capacities is the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

This exclusive group is aimed at business owners who have reached a pinnacle in their careers before the age of 45. Young men and women who grew their own companies to become industry leaders are invited to become a part of this global network of business leaders. Meetings and events are held several times per year for this group of executives to share ideas on how to be leaders in their business as well as the community.

The organization often invites renowned business and world leaders to speak to its members. YPO awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award to President George W. Bush in September 2015. In an exclusive interview conducted by Randy Waterfield, the president discussed leadership and his family life after the presidency, in addition to giving insight on current events.

Waterfield Technologies Expands Products with Chrysalis Acquisition

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As chairman of Waterfield Group, J. Randall (“Randy”) Waterfield has years of experience in the financial services industry. The company now has diversified its offerings to include services in real estate, community banking, technology, and asset management. J. Randall Waterfield is continually looking for new companies to acquire to strengthen the company’s portfolio and outlook.

In 2015, Waterfield Technologies, LLC, also owned by Randy Waterfield, announced it was acquiring the software company Chrysalis Software, LLC. Chrysalis Software is most known for its Avaya line of technology-based office automation supplies. The company specializes in computer telephony integration as well as systems using integrated voice response technologies.

The merger was meant to expand both companies’ services in their contact center platforms. Both companies already have a niche in the customer service industry. The merger has potential to make the new company a leader in new solutions in office software development.

Waterfield Technologies Acquires Chrysalis Software’s Capabilities

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J. Randall Waterfield is an accomplished financial services executive who serves as the chairman of the Waterfield Group, which has billions of dollars of assets under management. In January 2015, J. Randall Waterfield’s enterprise software firm Waterfield Technologies, LLC, announced its acquisition of Chrysalis Software, Inc.

Chrysalis Software is a contact-center, sector-focused, professional services, and software company. A particular standout among Chrysalis Software’s line of products is the Avaya suite, which includes workforce management and contact center software, as well as voice-response systems with applications spanning diverse industries. Verticals served span the energy, health care, retail, and financial markets.

The merger of the two companies was characterized as significantly expanding revenue potential through increased market share and improved efficiencies. In addition, Mr. Waterfield’s executive team gained solutions providing capacities in several configurations, with hosted, on-site, and hybrid applications. Their competencies in delivering robust, secure, innovation-driven customer service applications were also significantly expanded.

Ways to Practice For the Mensa Examination

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J. Randall Waterfield belongs to Mensa, the international society for people with high IQs. The society provides J. Randall “Randy” Waterfield and its other members an opportunity to share ideas and socialize among highly intelligent people. For those seeking to learn whether they qualify for the society, or simply wishing to exercise their mental muscles, Mensa offers several ways to practice the type of material found on its qualifying exam.

The Mensa workout is an online test that anyone can take for free on the Mensa website. It is important to note that it is not an official qualifying exam since official tests are only given in a supervised setting. However, the test does give participants an opportunity to see the type of questions that are on the official exam as well as to get a sense of their own abilities. The practice test consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be completed within half an hour and is graded automatically immediately after completion.

The society has also made available a video game called Mensa Academy that can be played on multiple platforms including Nintendo, Playstation, and Microsoft Windows. Players can receive coaching, practice, and take sample tests in a casual digital setting. The game covers material related to logic, numeracy, language, and other subject areas that are reflected on the official Mensa examination.