Jason Hope’s knowledge about technology and his ideas of where the future will lead us have contributed to his success as an entrepreneur. Focusing on unorthodox research, as well as his own intuition, have given him a reputation as a savvy futurist. Hope began his career by founding a mobile communications company, and his skills in business strategy and start-ups have been the underpinnings of his success. Hope is also invested in his philanthropic interests that he combines with his dedication to the future and knowledge of technology.
One of Jason Hope’s philanthropic interests is the SENS Research Foundation, and in 2010 he donated $500,000 to SENS, helping to find treatments for numerous illnesses as well as developing ways to prevent diseases. Hope feels that there is much that can be done to help people avoid the ravages of aging that affect the body as well as the mind.
AGE-breaker is one of the SENS projects that particularly interests Jason Hope. AGE is a kind of metabolic waste that builds up and leads to degenerative illnesses. If research can find ways to prevent as well as eliminate AGE, then peoples’ bodies and minds will be spared the dangerous effects of AGE.
Jason Hope believes strongly that the Internet of Things (IoT) will have a great influence on the way people will live in the future. As ever more devices are connected to each other and to people, there will be ever newer ways to manage peoples’ lives through technology. Jason Hope has written an E-book, “Understanding the Internet of Things: A Quick Guide for Thriving in the IoT Era”. He hopes to help acquaint people with how technology will change their lives, to prepare them for a future they need to understand in order to function optimally and get the most out of their lives.
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Perry Mandera owns Custom Co. Inc., a full-service transportation provider headquartered in Northlake, Illinois with sales in excess of $200 million and a fleet of trucks having advanced satellite tracking abilities. Perry is passionate about providing each customer with competitive rates, time-tested services, professional courtesy and 24/7 service.
Perry Mandera served his community via a four-year term as Republican Ward Committeeman for the 26th Ward in Chicago, being the youngest person to be elected to the position at the time of his service.
A Marine Corps reservist, Perry Mandera also founded Custom Cares Charities, a registered 501(c)(3) charity which has offered extensive resources to youth and families in need, donating tens of thousands to such families during the holiday season and providing financial support toward the education of disadvantaged children and young adults. Perry is a board member of the Jesse White Tumblers which encourages students to succeed and offers a tutoring program for those who do not meet minimum grade requirements. Custom Cares also aids veterans in such ways as Hiring our Heroes charitable organizations that are dedicated to supporting American veterans in need of employment.
Perry Manderas has coached youth sports for basketball, football and baseball teams, and Custom Cares Charities has helped more than 100 children’s sports teams. He also coached and sponsored several boxers, two of whom went on to compete in the Olympics. Mr. Mandera’s company also helped tornado victims in Washington, Illinois in 2013 and transported many truckloads of aid to families impacted by other natural disasters.
Perry Mandera has been listed as one of The Illinois Transportation Association’s Top 100 American Transportation Executives of the Millennium in 2000, and he has given generously to such organizations as the ALS Foundation, Campus Crusade for Christ, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Toys for Tots.