Shares of Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) ended Thursday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.30 points or -1.14% at $26.05 with 4.36 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $26.50, the shares hit an intraday low of $25.96 and an intraday high of $26.61 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $31.53 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 633.53 million shares.
On September 20, 2016 Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, announced that it has been named Colorado’s top company in the technology, software and communications industry by ColoradoBiz magazine. Optiv received the honor for its work in helping clients address their cyber security problems, strong financial growth, creative and diverse workplace, and support of communities around the state.
“Organizations in Colorado and beyond are looking for better ways to address their cyber security problems,” said Optiv’s chief executive officer, Dan Burns. “Our sole focus is to provide market-leading expertise, solutions and services that help companies successfully solve their specific security challenges. We are proud to be recognized by ColoradoBiz as a leader in a state that has become an epicenter for cyber security. We look forward to further growing our business in Colorado and around the world.”
“Business is booming in Colorado,” said Gigi Sukin, associate editor of ColoradoBiz magazine. “The opportunity to drill down and expose the talented individuals and teams across industries and from corner to corner of this state speaks to both our legacy and our future. We are so proud to call Optiv one of the 2016 Top Companies.”
To be eligible for top company consideration, companies must be based in Colorado or have a significant presence in the state. A panel made up of ColoradoBiz magazine’s editorial board and representatives from the business community then selects the winners based on financial performance or other relevant metric, achievement in one or more operational aspect of their business and community involvement.
A Blackstone (BX) portfolio company, Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more than 300 of the leading security technology manufacturers.
Shares of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG) ended Thursday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.62 points or 1.46% at $43.13 with 4.35 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $42.58, the shares hit an intraday low of $42.40 and an intraday high of $43.19 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $16.86 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 387.92 million shares.
On September 9, 2016 The Hartford has hired John Wilcox as chief strategy and ventures officer, effective Sept. 12. In this newly created position, Wilcox will lead The Hartford’s efforts to identify and capitalize on new opportunities to drive growth through innovation and improve operating capabilities. He will report directly to Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift.
Wilcox brings nearly three decades of insurance industry experience to the new role, including four years at The Hartford where he held senior leadership positions in corporate strategy and Personal Lines.
“Establishing this role enables us to advance our strategy while maintaining our focus on strong day-to-day execution,” said Swift. “John is a proven leader with unique insight grounded in a deep understanding of our industry and company, and I am pleased to welcome him back to The Hartford.”
Since 2012, Wilcox has served as president and chief operating officer at Risk Strategies Company, a national insurance brokerage firm. Prior to joining The Hartford in 2008, Wilcox was a partner with McKinsey & Company. His career includes previous positions with Hyperion Capital Management, Deloitte & Touche Management Consulting and Marsh & McLennan.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s of business administration from the University of Chicago.