Maddie's Fund: A Story of Business Success and Philanthropy
April 22, 2014
Hosted by Peter Weitz
Maddie was a Miniature Schnauzer whose unconditional love, devotion, loyalty and spirit inspired her guardians to start a charitable foundation, Maddie's Fund®, in her name. Dave Duffield is a recognized pioneer in enterprise software and human resources technology and the founder of Workday and PeopleSoft. He and his wife Cheryl fell head-over-heels for Maddie and they shared ten memorable and happy years together. Dave remembers one particular day during the formation of his company, PeopleSoft. Playing with Maddie, he picked her up and made the following promise: "If we ever make some money, I promise we will give it back to you and your kind so others can be as happy as we are today." They have endowed Maddie's Fund with more than $300 million with a goal of both no kill animal shelters throughout the United States and for every available animal to be adopted by the end of 2015. Tune in to In Black and Weitz to hear this compelling story Tuesday at 10 AM Eastern Standard Time.
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Ayn Rand said that there are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. In Black and Weitz, and show host Peter Weitz will address the most pressing matters in business without bias. In fact, the data will support his vision of harnessing the power of key investment and business data points to deliver unbiased (and unemotional) opinions with strong conviction. His guests will have a similar approach. He intends to spotlight industry leaders, corporate executives and consultants, by covering a myriad of business and investment topics to educate listeners like you based on their expertise. Some topics that can be expected to be covered include Investments, Innovation, 401(K) plans, HR technology, and Retirement. If you are interested in learning about and solving complex business and investment issues, presented in a manner that is simple to understand, then tune in.
Peter Weitz, is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (c) and a Senior Vice President and equity partner of Fusion Analytics Investment Partners. He joined the industry over ten years ago after spending 13 years in real estate development in Washington, DC. After several years working for a large retail wire house, he became uncomfortable with the inherent conflicts of interest at major brokerage institutions and joined Fusion Analytics in 2009, overseeing their South East Region. A dual graduate of George Washington University, Peter holds both an undergraduate degree in business and a Master’s Degree in Finance. His primary areas of practice include corporate 401(K) and defined benefit plans assisting plan sponsors with their investment, fiduciary, employee education and compliance responsibilities, as well as individual retirement planning and wealth retention. He has published several articles and spoken on numerous panels regarding ERISA regulations as they pertain to defined contribution and benefit plans and has been recognized as a top performer nationally in the 401(K) market place by several 401(K) plan providers.
In his spare time, he is a passionate golfer, a gourmet cook, a dog lover and an oenophile. He currently resides in Coral Springs, Florida.