On September 19, 2011, RLB Holdings purchased a limited partnership in one of sport's most admired franchises, the New York Yankees. If this does not turn out to be the best investment, we believe it won't be the worst one, and are sure it will be the most fun. When Ray and Lydia met Yogi Berra on their first day in the owner's box, and he said, " Welcome to the family," we knew we had a winner, both on and off the field.
On December 14, 2011, RLB Holdings joined partners Carriage House Partners, Frank McGowan and Mitchell Wolff as owners of newly named Horseheads Sand and Transloading Terminal (HOST Terminal). The partnership team has invested capital and time to create a state-of-the-art terminal which will stage frac-sand, water used for the fracking process and spare parts for the drilling industry. This investment is one of Ray's favorites as he can touch his toe back in to the energy space.
HOST has over 200 acres of available land, 13 warehouses, more than 5 miles of rail and more than 1.5 million square feet of space available for lease. Our facility is ideal for manufacturing, warehousing or distribution and servicing the entire Marcellus Shale Region both in PA & NY. HOST provides easy access to major highways, low cost utilities, an abundant supply of semi-skilled productive labor, available at competitive rates, as well as rail service for transloading throughout the property. These factors make HOST a perfect choice for your operational needs. Once you’ve taken a look at our property and what we have to offer, we think you’ll agree that HOST is the place you’ve been looking for. For more information about HOST Terminal, please visit www.hostterminal.net
Lydia co-founded Simple Wishes, LLC in 2009 with her sisters, Debra Abbaszadeh, Joy Kosak, and Keren Jozwiak. The company manufactures, markets, and sells innovative products for women. The company currently distributes and sells product in 12 countries. In the United States Simple Wishes sells to over 400 retailers including major retailers such as Destination Maternity, Amazon.com, and Target.com. Lydia left her role as managing partner in 2012, but RLB Holdings maintains a vested interest in Simple Wishes.
In February 2013, RLB Holdings and Kineta announced a new investment partnership focused on accelerating development of Kineta’s clinical stage drug candidates. The two drug programs funded by the investment partnership are Shk-186, a novel immune-sparing targeted therapeutic focused on autoimmune diseases and rOAS, a novel pan-viral therapeutic aimed at an array of malicious viruses for which there are few effective therapies.
In September 2012, RLB Holdings partnered with Steve Viscardi, Fred Maudsley and Mike Lamparski to form Fitness Holdings LLC and launch CRUNCH Fitness gyms in Westchester County, NY, Philadelphia, Northern New Jersey and Boston. Our first location opened in May 2013 in White Plains, NY. In 2014, we plan to open another 6 to 8 gyms and will construct a total of 42 CRUNCH gyms in the next five years.
Crunch Franchise Announces Deal with Fitness Holdings & RLB Holdings to Open 42 Locations in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania
On October 1, 2011, Ray was nominated to be a member of the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors of Solution Point International (SPI). SOLUTIONPOINT INTERNATIONAL, INC. provides an integrated array of business intelligence, security and compliance, identity assurance and situational awareness solutions. Under SolutionPoint’s management are the following three companies: Bode Technology; NSM Surveillance; and Guidepost Solutions. These operating units anchor defined areas of expertise which separately, and increasingly together as an integrated offering, are in greater demand throughout the world. Each unit is a distinguished innovator in its field and is managed by an experienced executive team and a dedicated workforce. SolutionPoint enables its clients to achieve their objectives with the confidence that they can operate in a secure and trusted environment. SolutionPoint is headquartered in New York, NY, and maintains offices and facilities in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, CA, Oakland, CA, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Palm Beach, FL, Chicago, IL, Dallas (Carrollton), TX, Lorton, VA, and London, UK. For more information about SPI, please go to www.solutionpoint-intl.com
On April 4, 2012, RLB Holdings in partnership with Carriage House Partners purchased approx 2 acres of Southampton, NY real estate and have teamed with the Hampton's #1 general contractor, RK Development LLC, to build a 13,000 sq foot spec home at 291 Great Plains Rd. The 10 bedroom, quintessential Southampton Village estate, will be completed by June 1, 2013.For more information, please visit the Corcoran website, or go directly to http://291greatplainssouthampton.com.
RLB Holdings is proud to announce our partnership with Elite Orlando VIP Tours based in Orlando, Florida. Chris Wheeler, our partner in this endeavor, and his team of professionals, are the best Disney World and recently opened LEGOLAND Florida tour guides that Lydia and I have ever met. If you and your family are planning a trip to Disney and if you happen to despise waiting in lines and want your kids (and your spouses) to be hugging and kissing you to say thanks for an amazing time @ Disney, call Ana in our office or logon to our website at www.eliteorlandoviptours.com
On behalf of the entire Elite Orlando VIP Tours team and RLB Holdings, have a magical day!
Hadron Global Partners
In April 2012, RLB Holdings and Carriage House Partners launched Hadron Global Partners, LLC based in Greenwich, CT. Hadron is an operational Marketing Technology Data holding company whose business model is driven by the idea that intergration of proprietary technologies, operations and marketing techniques around "Data and Big Data" will drive scale and efficiencies for our company owned business units and our Client companies businesses.
In December 2012 Hadron acquired a majority share of Dallas based Hiplogiq. Hiplogiq is a marketing technology company which launched a unique product named SocialCompass in 2013. It is our patented SaaS platform that enables brands and agencies to run intent-based marketing campaigns in social. SocialCompass utilizes social listening and marketing automation to help you REACH your target audience in social, REPLY to them with a specific offer, and REWARD them for sharing that offer with their friends. You can also reference the features page on our SocialCompass site where you can view our 90 second promo video, along with more detail on additional features.
Hadron companies also include Clubs Galore, a Gift of the Month Club service. Please visit us at www.clubsgalore.com
Defense Mobile Corporation
In October 2013, RLB Holdings invested in Defense Mobile Corporation founded by Andrew and Brendan Reilly. Delivered under the brands of ArmyMobile, NavyMobile, AirForceMobile, MarinesMobile and CoastGuardMobile, DefenseMobile will provide a 4G wireless network to active duty military, veterans and their families, based upon the simple tenant that those that serve in our nation's military "deserve more". Included in the suite of offerings is a nationwide affinity program that provides discounts and rewards at major retailers as well as a corporate mandate to "giving back" through a contributions to non-for-profits (10% of net profits). In a similar vein, DefenseMobile works aggressively to employ veterans and disabled veterans in the organization after their return to the civilian corps.
Ray has accepted a seat on DMC's 5-person Board of Director's who recently announced this exciting MVNO product will be launched to market on Memorial Day 2014.