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Thursday, December 30, 2010

International Entrepreneur Magazine Interview With RIFT SUCCESS CEO

RIFT SUCCESS finishes off 2010 and begins its journey into 2011 on a high note as our CEO Junior Sanchez {LION} is interviewed on International Entrepreneur Magazine I.A.I. Review (International Alternative Investment Review).

 International Alternative Investment Review (I.A.I. Review)delivers news you won’t read anywhere else about events in the business and financial community worldwide and the best ideas and themes in the alternative assets sector.

 I.A.I Review focuses on the fastest growing segments within this dynamic sector, including family office, private equity, hedge funds, philanthropy and property.

 The readership includes:
- Hedge fund managers
- Fund of fund operators
- High net worth individuals
- Private bankers
- Law firm
- Head of family offices
- Trustee
- Investment directors

 "I am honored at the opportunity to be featured in such a prestigious publication," says CEO Junior Sanchez {LION}, "it shows that Team SUCCESS is doing all the right things to help the world.  I personally thank every member of our staff as well as our affiliates, our clients, our supporters, and our fans; without them, none of this would be possible."  A humbled staff feels the same as you do Mr. Sanchez {LION} and we look forward to an explosive 2011!  Thank you as well for your leadership and care in all you do, we are all proud members of the fabulous company that is RIFT SUCCESS!

Interview with Junior Sanchez, Chief Executive Officer at RIFT SUCCESS

Please introduce yourself, your professional career and your company.

 I am Junior Sanchez-LION, a family man, networker, entrepreneur, and CEO of RIFT SUCCESS.  From the time I was a boy business was my passion, everything from the lemonade stand I had in front of our house to my quite lucrative candy selling business in school.  Business and helping others get what they wanted was all I could think about, it was as though I had a passion for it. This unyielding passion drove me to not just want to advocate change in the world, but to become change in the world one day.  College led me to Business Management, with particular attention to the Recruiting/Human Resources and Sales Industries.  The jobs I held proved to be a time well spent, for I learned the value one individual can have in an organization. This reason made me mandate myself to be the best at anything I did and still do (I solidly stand by my product, for my product, is me). Work was not enough for me though, as I never gave up on wanting to become the change.  I began networking tirelessly and soon met some of the most brilliant minds in business today.  Through conversations I realized that many of us faced one common problem, employment, and lack thereof.  I sat down frustrated on the hill behind the house from my youth, which overlooked Sing Sing Correctional Facility, suddenly, something clicked…What about those that come out of prison? Are they facing the same problems or even worse?  At that moment, RIFT SUCCESS was born.

 True SUCCESS in life is measured by how gracefully you overcome obstacles. ~Junior Sanchez {LION}

Our mission at RIFT SUCCESS is to create employment and career opportunities for individuals who are finding it difficult to return to the workforce. Our focus is to merge their specific crafts and skills with organizations seeking them. Since our inception date of May 18th, 2010 in New York; we have solidified our position as a premier recruiting firm in the United States and, effective July 18th, 2010 extended internationally into India, Serbia, and Norway.

Your company helps ex-incarcerated individuals to return to the workforce. In what way? What do they ask you to do for them? In June the company joined the NYS Prisoner Justice Conference as part of the NYS Prisoner Justice Network...

 Our team consists of a Recruiting & Employment Division, which pairs up with job seekers of all kinds and trades in order to aid them in finding their right company fit.  And of course, the RIFT SUCCESS “niche,” our 2nd Chance Division, which provides work and career opportunities for those ex-incarcerated individuals that wish to return to the workforce.

The fact remains that recently released, ex-incarcerated individuals need employment once released in order to provide for themselves, their families, and the economy but are finding it difficult to do so.  They’ve come to us and asked us to be their voice in the employment community. At RIFT SUCCESS, we work with employers that wish to provide a second chance to those seeking one without prejudice.
 On June 22nd, 2010, we were invited to join the NYS Prisoner Justice Conference as part of the NYS Prisoner Justice Network. A wonderful collaboration whose goal is to unite all New York State organizations that are actively working on the many diverse prisoner justice issues and have come together to share ideas, information, energy, strategies, hope, and inspiration.  A true step in the right direction for our organization, those involved, and our cause!

Could you tell us something about the RIFT SUCCESS’s future initiatives?

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Breaking The Silence

RIFT SUCCESS is proud to introduce a new member of its Spotlight pages in The Silence Is Broken.  An organization whose very core mission is to create awareness of issues that plague our society and inspire people to be their best through creative performance arts and media.  RIFT SUCCESS CEO Junior Sanchez {LION} is friends with SIB Founder Patrick Gandy and feels absolutely inspired by SIB's work, "I love what The Silence Is Broken does, the delivery of their message is phenomenal and leaves me awe struck.  Patrick's entire team of wonderful people pour their hearts and souls into what they do, it is visible, it is tangible, it is infectious.  Anyone who watches and listens to the beautiful words and sounds will be left breathless."

Founder and Executive Producer

Patrick Gandy

Patrick Gandy is a composer, pianist, conductor, orchestrator and musical director who has worked with such artists as: Diana Ross, Loretta Devine, Stephanie Mills, Yolanda Adams, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, James Ingram, Dianne Reeves, Jennifer Holliday, Patrice Rushen, Rickey Minor, George Duke, Seal, Carole Bayer Sager, Stephen Schwartz, David Foster, Marilyn McCoo, Debbie Allen, T.C. Carson, Robert Urich, Gerald Albright, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Indi Arie, John Denver, Aaron Neville, Claudia Acuna, Gladys Knight, Tamia, Julia McGuiness, Christina Milian, Smokey Norfolk, John Legend, The Ojays, and Mariah Carey.


The Silence Is Broken uses the creative and performing arts and a sustained media campaign to halt the spread of HIV in communities of color, among black women specifically, to the exclusion of no other group.

Infection rates for black women equal 61% of all new infections amongst women. Black community HIV infection rates are looking more and more like third world countries and we as guardians of the next generations are not talking about it. We create trust, eliminate stigma, create awareness, educate, and we advocate testing through our original programming.

SIB is a media company and an interactive website that streams original programming using the creative and performing arts to inspire and inform. The mostly free programming focuses on excellence and accomplishment, and provides a glimpse into the creative process on a wide variety of topics including art, music, style, money and cuisine. Users can learn about different cultures and lifestyles, while watching and interacting with extraordinary people who reveal their process for achievement.

The Silence Is Broken consists of an interactive website, a song, and concert series. Our first feature length concert in the series is now available.

"we break the silence through music, art, new media, and broadcasting the exceptional and the inspired -how do you break it?"

The SIB Campaign

The Silence Is Broken HIV campaign is designed to create awareness, educate, and raise money to help fight the disease and the stereotypes it falsely creates. HIV and AIDS threatens communities of color more than any other group. We have concentrated our efforts on black women as their infection rates are hovering at 61% of all new infections amongst women. Black community HIV infection rates are looking more and more like third world countries and we as guardians of the next generations are not talking about it.

The Silence Is Broken campaign was introduced by composer and producer Patrick Gandy as a gift to his daughters. He wanted to put something in the world where they could learn about this disease from him through a medium he was familiar with (music) and the message would be reinforced through cultural discourse.

By using the media combined with the creative and performing arts as a mechanism of change, The Silence Is Broken will strengthen its message and its capacity to inform. We are taking a bold stance that The Silence Is Broken Concert Series, with its artists, thinkers, and performers, will lead in the start of a multi-year experiment to halt the spread of HIV.

The Silence Is Broken campaign is designed to consistently and constantly impart its message until eradication. We have interviewed HIV positive women in Los Angeles, New York, Louisiana, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. After finding out their HIV status these women experienced anger, then acceptance, then they begin to live their lives, some empowered for the first time, to be more and to give more.

Though trial and tribulation is a part of living, our goal is to disseminate a message that HIV does not have to be one of the trials, it is preventable. Our message is one of empowerment. This however, does not replace the reality or seriousness that is HIV. While the horizon is seemingly bleak, broadcasting images of extraordinary people creating their extraordinary lives will be examples young people and all people can emulate.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Prison Action Network - A Call To Action

In today's society we face many different struggles and seldom find those that are willing to stand up and make a difference in the lives of others. RIFT SUCCESS and the RIFT SUCCESS 2nd Chance Division have had the privilege to align ourselves with an organization that takes action in these struggles and make a difference in the lives of many. The Prison Action Network has set itself on a course that outlines change by bringing change directly to the leaders which affect it and Team SUCCESS stands proudly beside them in unity to bring change to the New York State prison system.

Judith Brink, Chair for the Coalition For Fair Criminal Justice Policies heads off this wonderful organization and is a very hands on and effective leader. The New York organizations that have joined her in the movement are a diverse and effective group whose involvement is quite extensive. Organizations such as The Sentencing Project, Albany Political Prisoners Support Committee, The Bronx Defenders, All Things Harlem, The Correctional Association of New York, among many others; have joined Judith and the Prison Action Network in order to fight the injustices and reform the existing system.

RIFT SUCCESS CEO Junior Sanchez {LION} says, "Judith is an absolute delight, her positive energy and enigmatic conviction are absolutely magnetic. Any one who comes in contact with her and the Prison Action Network is inspired to call themselves to action and fight on the behalf of others. I consider it a privilege for RIFT SUCCESS and the RIFT SUCCESS 2nd Chance Division to join in on the fight and know that to make a difference we have to collaboratively be the difference. My kudos to you Judith, you are a true leader that sparks positive action in all you come in contact with."

At the NYS Prisoner Justice Conference we were able to solidify our union with the Prison Action Network and praise their efforts on NYS Parole Reform. For more information and updates, please visit the Prison Action Network website at http://prisonaction.blogspot.com/ or follow their link on our Spotlight page.


Prison Action Network seeks to unite people who are incarcerated in NYS, people who have a loved one in a NYS prison, and people who care about the impact incarceration has upon our society. Once we learn we are not alone we can begin to work together to create a safer and more just society.