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Murder at the Plaza Ritz Hotel

The illustrious Fordes Magazine is setting the stage for an unprecedented celebration of business acumen with its inaugural Midas Awards banquet. A night dedicated to recognizing the crème de la crème of corporate leadership, the Midas Award is poised to honor the CEO who not only exemplifies stellar leadership and fosters growth and profits but also thrives in the volatile tapestry of today's global markets. The air is thick with anticipation as the top ten business moguls are slated to grace the red carpet at the renowned Plaza Ritz Hotel. The world is on tenterhooks, eagerly awaiting the revelation of who will be crowned the premier chief executive on the planet.

In this high-stakes environment, your role is more than that of a mere spectator. Your allegiance lies with your CEO, the leader you believe truly deserves the Midas touch. Clutching your exclusive ticket, you're ready to immerse yourself in the glamour and grandeur of the evening, prepared to champion your company's figurehead through this pivotal night. The stakes are high, and your loyalty unwavering. You are determined to see your leader clinch this prestigious title. This is the moment where your journey begins, amidst the glitz, the strategies, and the undying ambition of the corporate elite.

Nominees for the Fordes Magazine Midas Award


Liv Travis

Liv Travis is the tenacious CEO of Cash Links, Inc., a mortgage lending company headquartered in New York City. Cash Links is the largest retailer of home loans in the United States. Liv graduated from Cornell University and paved the way to the big desk after years of grinding it out as a real estate agent.

Liv is single and lives in New York City with two Dobermans named Ralph and Charlie. Close sources say Liv's been dealing with a blackmailer recently, so watch the tabloid headlines for this developing story.



Ash Daniels

Ash Daniels is the brilliant CEO of CATAGA – a world famous biotech corporation based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Ash’s calendar is booked solid with no time for social events. A modern day Scrooge, all work and no play is Ash’s motto, so the world is surprised Ash sent in the RSVP for this awards banquet.

Ash lives in Atlanta, Georgia in a dream home in an exclusive neighborhood.  It's only a matter of time before the radical protesting groups find Ash's address and infiltrate the peaceful neighborhood. CATAGA is constantly under the societal microscope for controversial products and research.



Rory Marks

Rory Marks is a legendary environmentalist in addition to being the CEO of Evergreen Electric – the energy company supplying power to most of the eastern coast of the United States. Rory also founded Free the People – a radical human rights organization with over half a million members.

Rory is an alum of the University of Massachusetts. Back in college, Rory roomed with Skyler Washington and those two often reminisce about their days back on campus. 

Rumor has it that Rory and Skyler may be involved in some shady business, but no solid evidence has surfaced to date. 



Payton Clark


Payton is a passionate leader with first class communication skills and a long track record of successful management in electronic commerce and cloud computing. Payton is the CEO of Titan, the world’s largest online retailer and prominent cloud services provider.

Payton lives in Los Angeles and is recently divorced. Rumor has it that Payton may be involved in a few lawsuits.



Sage Winters


Sage Winters is the boisterous CEO for Standard Insurance. Sage has been caught in the tabloids lately with public outbursts and legal battles. However, Standard Insurance has over 100 million customers in over 50 countries – so Sage is doing something right.  

Sage lives in Seattle, Washington and drives a Mercedes SL500 - license plate 'LUVCASH.'  Sage has been scouting for land in Boston, Massachusetts to build a new eastern headquarters - but hasn't found the right deal yet. 



Skyler Washington



Skyler Washington has worked hard to earn the title of CEO of Itman Property Management in Seattle Washington. Skyler is described as a result-oriented leader with a strong track record. 

On the other hand, Skyler's been involved in scandals involving lawsuits, blackmail and deceit recently, and it is only a matter of time before Skyler’s world crashes down. Skyler needs to win the Midas Award for some positive attention.



Devyn Hendrix 

Devyn Hendrix is the brazen CEO of Yagle – an American-based international tech company specializing in online-related products and services.

Devyn has been out of the office dealing with ‘personal issues’ lately, so the world is surprised Devyn was nominated for the Midas Award.

Devyn lives in Mountain View California, but travels for work often. Devyn has made poor personal choices lately, and is dealing with the consequences at this time.  Devyn has learned not to trust anyone...even close friends.



Casey Scott 


Casey Scott is the hard-working CEO of Davey Jones Homes – a residential homebuilding company headquartered in California. Casey founded the company as a solo project and now, it has expanded across the United States and has been named by Fortune 500 Magazine as one of the best places to work.

Casey graduated from Stanford University back in 1992 and currently lives in Los Angeles. An anonymous, unconfirmed source stated Casey recently recovered from credit issues from over two decades ago. 



Rowan Smart


Rowan Smart is the CEO of Royal Retailers – a membership-only warehouse club that provides a wide selection of merchandise. Listed as the second largest retailer in the U.S., Royal Retailers is a well-oiled machine.

It’s surprising that Rowan has the time to stir so much trouble up on social media. Rowan is a fun follow on social media because the posts and numerous an unbridled. If you want an update of what's going on with Rowan Smart, just look on the social media timelines - you'll get the scoop.  It's no surprise Rowan is currently engaged in lawsuits. 



Avery Pickett


Avery Pickett is the does-what-it-takes CEO of Star Media – a celebrity management firm based in Hollywood, California.  Behind the scenes, Avery runs a ‘clean up’ operation to ensure the A-list clients of Star Media stay out of the tabloids – and county jails – at all costs.

Avery is the only candidate for the Midas Award who is not a college graduate.  Avery also has a sordid history with the founder of the Fordes Magazine, so the world is interested to see if Avery wins the award. 

Jaime Archer

Jaime Archer is an American programmer and entrepreneur who founded Bee Bites, one of the leading social media applications. Deemed a top innovator of the world by Fortune 500 Magazine, this is one rising star to keep your eye on. Jaime is favored to win the Midas Award.  

Frankie Blackwood

Frankie Blackwood is an American business executive and certified private investigator. Frankie founded the internationally known corporation Find, Inc. Frankie’s detectives will hunt anybody down in the world in record time.  Nobody can hide from Find, Inc. 


Quinn Noble

Quinn Noble is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hexon Oil & Gas, headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota. Quinn was born in France and after a tour in the French military, moved to America and became a financial consultant. Quinn was a student of the school of hard knocks and did whatever it took to get where Quinn is today. 

Reese North

Reese North is the CEO of Red Tie Movers, headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. Reese is a known hot-head and the employees of the corporate office are delighted Reese is traveling across the country to attend the Midas Awards. They’ve been in desperate need of a break from Reese’s tyranny.  

Tommie Slade

Tommie Slade is a notorious underground hacker who worked up the ladder to the big seat at The Pet Company, a Las Vegas, Nevada based corporation known for pet supplies worldwide. Nobody truly knows why Tommie decided to give up code for dog bones, but The Pet Company has never been better. 

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