Sam Solakyan Helping Charities with His Actions

CEO of Global Holdings, Sam Solakyan is a generous person who is committed to investing wholeheartedly in his community through charitable acts. He has donated extensively towards such causes and taken part in decent acts of individual generosity. Solakyan also serves on a couple of boards as a director. His family immigrated to the United States from Armenia when he was just seven years old. Settling in a hostile neighborhood, he learned fast how to stand for his own.

The now prosperous businessman has undertaken to impact the lives of young individuals in direct manner for the better. Solakyan sits on the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation board and views its model as being an effective way of reaching out to young people in underprivileged areas. He believes that affording these individuals the opportunity to learn also enhances and transforms them into believing nothing in life is unachievable. The philanthropist has in fact made generous contributions severally towards empowering youth through education. He recently extended such a gesture towards Salute to Youth Gala, which ensures brilliant young minds get recognized through awarding of scholarship and laptops to outstanding individuals. This initiative aims at facilitating them to attain their academic pursuits.

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Sam Solakyan targets expanding recognition of the program and expanding its reach. Testimonies abound from kids as to how their lives have already been touched by this program. He is keen to let everyone know about the benefits it has occasioned to the community in hopes of stepping up support for SYF.

Sam Solakyan routinely contributes towards the welfare of greater Los Angeles community. This notably includes funding Glendale Police Department, Family Service Agency of Burbankalong with different schools within Los Angeles Unified School District. He also sits on boards of Providence Saint Joseph and Drug Enforcement Agency Foundation. As a board member of Serve the People, Solakyan supports homeless families to find food and shelter. The Red Cross, Armenian Relief Society as well as Filipino Children’s Fund are other beneficiaries of Mr. Solakyan’s generosity.

In the few years that have past, Sam Solakyan in conjunction with Vital Medical Services has come up with a groundbreaking solution that will aid law enforcement in dealing with emergency healthcare. It is services like these which improve how this vital arm of government functions and cuts down on their operational costs.

Sam Solakyan routinely contributes towards the welfare of greater Los Angeles community

The philanthropic efforts of Mr. Solakyan focuses on three Pillars he considers most crucial to a thriving community. First is supporting Law enforcement and peace officers as the moral fiber of a great nation. Second is by recognizing the vital role played by a vibrant healthcare system serving the needs of each member of the community. The last one and possibly his most passionate cause is seeing violence ending against children all across the globe, whether in form of slavery, poverty or human trafficking.

As always, Sam Solakyan keeps exploring new opportunities for business initiatives too. His interested are interspersed through various sectors in this regard. They include state-of-the-art medical equipment and co-production of Hollywood movies.

Sam Solakyan and Global Holdings Welcomes New CFO, Manel Sweetmore


Global Holdings is proud to announce a new addition to our corporate team: Mr. Manel Sweetmore will be joining us as Chief Financial Officer. Sweetmore underscored his enthusiasm for the position and the Global Holdings brand, stating, “I am very excited to join Global Holdings and work with Sam Solakyan and the rest of the team to continue to drive fast growth and industry leading performance.”

Manel received his MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and has a Masters in Technology Management from the University of Western Ontario. He has an extensive background in technology and financial management spanning a diverse range of business sectors. Recently, Manel was CFO of Verengo Solar, a private equity-backed company which he helped grow from an upstart to the country’s 2nd largest residential solar installer in a little over 3 years. At Verengo he launched the company’s solar financing capabilities and was integral in capital oversight as well as implementing the foundation for accounting, financial, and performance management.

Manel also served as CFO for California Cryobank, a health service company specializing in blood cord banking and reproductive markets, where he increased EBITDA by 160% within three years. He was named President of Mangos International, a branded footwear company, where he partnered with a prominent fashion designer and increased revenue sevenfold in just 24 months. “Manel has financial strategy experience in an array of different businesses,” said Global Holdings’ CEO, Sam Solakyan. “I feel we are very fortunate to have him on our team and am confident that he will continue his track-record of excellence and consistently producing results.”

Manel was a finalist for the Orange County Business Journal CFO of the year in 2011, and again for the Los Angeles Business Journal CFO of the Year award in 2013.
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