How Helane Morrison is making a mark in the murky waters of business finance industry

It takes a strong personality to maintain moral integrity during the course of their life. Apparently, we all aspire to do the right things, and we know the essence of adhering to the rules. However, many people lack the robust personality to keep themselves and others around them on the straight and decent path, particularly in the business and finance industry. Step forward Helane Morrison. After impressive service at SEC, Helane Morrison is taking another direction in her career by leaving government service and joining an investment advisory company in San Francisco as its general counsel and chief compliance officer.


Since Helane Morrison joined San Francisco Office of US Securities and Exchange in 1999, her list of achievements has been more than eye-catching. Acting as the head of enforcement, I learned that her role involved protecting companies and individuals against fraud while guaranteeing complete disclosure of information and upholding high standards of honest transactions when investing. During her years of service at SEC, she headed several, prominent enforcement actions involving the alleged ‘untouchable’ senior executives from major corporations such as Hewlett-Packard, Google, HBO and NextCard Inc.


Most recently, Morrison played a key role in backdating federal investigations against Silicon Valley and other technology companies that were involved in the manipulation of stock option policies. Her drive and catalog of achievements were so remarkable that SEC gave her the position of Head of Commission and Regional Director. Notably, I discovered that she was the first woman ever to serve in that capacity.


Born and bred in Brooklyn, Morrison earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and law from Northwestern University and University of California Berkeley School of Law respectively. She gained significant working experience as a law clerk for the 7th circuit at the US Court of Appeals. She later moved on to work with Supreme Court Justice, Blackmun. In 1986, she went into private law practice where she practiced for a decade before moving to join SEC.


 Morrison is leaving SEC to join Hall Capital, the biggest and most thriving investment advisory company in San Francisco. Despite having over $24 billion in assets and managing the funds for wealthy people and companies, it’s the pioneering spirit of Hall Capital that lured Morrison away from SEC. Until only recently, Hall Capital was called Offit Hall.


Don Ressler AndAdam Goldenberg Raise $85 Million

Don Ressler’s company, JustFab has gained another $85 million in funding. This funding has come from new investors as well as existing investors. Among the investors that made their contributions are Passport Special Opportunity Fund, Matrix Partners, Technology Crossover and Shining Capital. One thing that could be said for a lot of entrepreneurs that are trying to get their business off the ground is that they often need the help of investors in order to get going.

The help that investors give business owners like Don Ressler goes beyond funding. They also take the time in order to make sure that the business plan is a solid business plan. They help Don Ressler identify any holes or areas that may need a little more explanation. Once the business plan is as solid as it can be, then the investors decide if they are going to fund the business. If they decide to fund the business, then it is up to the business owner to make it work as quickly as possible. For one thing, the investors are looking for a huge return on their investment.

Fortunately, Don Ressler, Adam Goldenberg and a couple of other people have come up with something very profitable.  As a result, women are caught looking at and buying clothes that are very high in quality. They also have clothes that fit them even better than before. As a result, they experience even greater feelings about themselves.

When people find a way to feel good about themselves, they are going to want more of that method. This is why JustFab has proven to be very successful to the point that it has expanded on Forbes. Don Ressler will continue to find ways to expand the overall company to meet more needs.

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