Luiz Carlos Trabuco Prepares To Give Up His Position As CEO Of Banco Bradesco
March 10, 2018
After 25 years serving as the chairman of Banco Bradesco SA, Lazaro de Mello Brandao, one of the oldest banking chairmen in the world at 91, elected to step down from his position. Shortly after announcing that he would step down, Brandao appointed Luiz Carlos Trabuco, the CEO of the bank, as his successor. Trabuco eagerly took the position, becoming the chairman as soon as Brandao stepped down. He will continue to serve as both CEO and chairman until Octavio de Lazari Jr. is appointed later this month.
Bradesco’s Board Restructures in Anticipation of Lazari’s Appointment
The board decided on Lazari as the new CEO in early February of this year. Currently, Lazari serves as vice president and will continue to do so until he is appointed as CEO. Additionally, he will maintain the position as president of the Bradesco Seguros group. Lazari has been working with Bradesco since the age of 15, almost 40 years ago according to economia.estadao.com.br.
Lazari will be appointed to his new position as CEO during the inaugural meeting of Banco Bradesco’s new Board of Directors. The company’s new board of directors will be referring to the appointment of Lazari as the new CEO. While the composition of the new board has yet to be finalized, which will happen during a shareholders meeting shortly before Lazari’s appointment, there have been a number of changes within the board already.
Read more: Bradesco anuncia Octavio Lazari no lugar de Luiz Carlos Trabuco
A number of new members have been appointed to the board, all of which have long and illustrious careers with Banco Bradesco according to vv. The four new members are Domingos Figueiredo de Abreu, Josué Augusto Pancini, Maurício Machado de Minas, and Alexandre da Silva Glüher. Over their careers with Bradesco, they’ve striven to advance the bank’s many operations, and have put its success before their own gains. Aside from the appointment of the four new vice presidents, there have been a number of other changes to the board, including the resignation of Aurelio Conrado Boni from the Bradesco Board of Directors according to g1.globo.com.
Luiz Carlos Trabuco
Following Chairman Brandao’s long-expected retirement, the position of chairman was almost immediately handed to Luiz Carlos Trabuco, who, at the time, was serving as Banco Bradesco’s chief executive officer. He had been serving as the bank’s CEO since 2009 when he was originally appointed to the position. Prior to becoming the chief executive officer, Luiz Carlos Trabuco served as a vice president with Bradesco. Until Lazari’s formal appointment as CEO on the 18th of this month, Luiz Carlos Trabuco will continue to perform the duties of CEO in addition to his duties as chairman.
Luiz Carlos Trabuco has been working with Banco Bradesco SA for the vast majority of his professional career, first joining the bank just barely under 50 years ago. His service with Bradesco has been of great benefit to the company, with many of the bank’s most successful operations being performed under him. His career with Bradesco has been long and his reputation within the company is one of renown. With the amount he’s done for Bradesco, it came as no surprise when he was announced as their new chairman.
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Malcolm Casselle, A Modern Day Entrepreneur
February 27, 2018
OPSkins leads the world when it comes to sales of in-game virtual assets. The creators of OPSkins recently launched WAX, which is a new blockchain platform they’re using to evolve the way virtual asset trading works. Malcolm Casselle is the president of WAX, and he believes it will be a big step towards giving the world of cryptocurrency a more mainstream appeal.
Being the president of WAX and the CIO of OPSkins, Malcolm Casselle is a first rate entrepreneur with a history rich in business. Having both a bachelor’s degree from MIT and a master’s degree from Stanford University, his knowledge of Computer Science is clearly shown on this business-growing veteran’s resume.
From his start in 1995 as a co-founder of NetNoir, it’s no understatement to say he’s been on a path of success from the very start. His founded website, which was based on Afrocentric culture, was the first outside company to be accepted into the AOL Greenhouse Program. In the following years from 1998-2002 Malcolm was a co-founder and Senior Vice president of Pacific Century CyberWorks, which went from startup to $38 billion market cap in a mere 18 months.
His list of mounting successes in the business world begin to lean more towards the gaming world as time goes on. In April 2012 he became CEO of Xfire, a global social network core for video game players. Not even a year later he also began serving as CEO of MediaPass, which is an online paywall solution that is used to create subscription-based revenues for digital content. That very same year, he co-founded yet another company called Timeline Labs where he once again served as CEO. When the company was acquired by SeaChange International in December 2014, he then went on to serve as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media for SeaChange International. His most recent business venture, which may very well change the trading of virtual assets as we know it, began in 2017, when he became the President of Worldwide Asset eXchange.
How James Dondero Rose To Become Among The Best In Financial Management
February 25, 2018
Fondly referred to as Jim by his peers, James Dondero has not less than 3 decades of experience in matters related to credit and equity markets. Currently, he is serving as the President as well as Highland Capital Management’s co-founder. Under his able leadership and direction, the company offers tailored solutions and services that are geared towards making good ROI for investors. The company serves institutional and retail investors as its clientele. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.
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Currently, the company has not less than $13 billion worth of assets under management. The company also works hand in hand with other institutions like NexPoint Capital, Acis Capital Management, NexPoint Residential Trust among many others. In the recent past, the company was honored by receiving the Morningstar’s 5 star award for the best in Global Allocation for the year 2013. The company has also received other similar accolades that include the Floating Rate Opportunities Lipper Award in the year 2014 as well as the best Healthcare Long and Short Equity Fund Award for the year 2014 from Morningstar.
In his not less than 30 years as a professional, James Dondero has always maintained a very keen interest when matters related to financial markets are concerned. His career began back in the year 1984 when he started working as an analyst. During the same period, he was accepted in the Morgan Guaranty Training Program and a few months later, earned the title graduate from the University of Mc Intire’s School of Commerce.
Owing to his brilliance and intellect, he was among the few students who earned double majors in Finance and Accounting with the highest honors. He is also a holder of very highly recognized certifications like the Certified Management Accountant certification as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst certification.
In the year 1985, he became American Express’s employee as a Corporate Bond Analyst. In a few years to come, he would later become the company’s Portofolio Manager and be responsible for managing more than $1 billion worth of fixed income funds.
In the year 1989, he left the company and used his experience to manage GIV which was at that time a subsidiary of Protective Life. Again, his leadership prowess was to be witnessed when the company managed to hit the $2 billion mark. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of NexBank among other notable companies. He is also actively involved in philanthropy causes that seek to improve health care and education. Follow James on Linkedin.
Why is Sheriff Arpaio so insensitive?
February 19, 2018
There is a plethora of reasons for why Sheriff Arpaio is insensitive and mean. First off, he really tried to crack down, big time, on illegal immigrants. It is insensitive to crack down on illegal immigrants because those people are just trying to build better lives for themselves.
They just happened to be born in the wrong place and live at the wrong time, so now they are fixing their lives by coming to America. Many times their countries of birth are infested with war, crime, gang violence and religious extremism. Some of these people are fleeing from friends or relatives who want to kill them.
Also, what Sheriff Arpaio has to take into account is the fact that there are some Mexicans who come to America to work and then eventually go back to Mexico. These types of illegal aliens do not intend to live in America because America is a foreign land to them, and they want to live with their families in their homeland.
For a long time, “illegal immigration” on the Mexican border wasn’t really something that was made a big deal about. Mexicans would come and go freely as they pleased. Usually, they would migrate to America to do agricultural jobs, and then go back to Mexico. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn
This has been a natural cycle for many years. Mexicans do this so that they can make a good salary for their families back home, where American money is worth more.
There are many other reasons—not relating to immigration, that show just how mean Sheriff Arpaio is. For example, he fed rotting bread and fruit to the people in his jails. Nobody wants to eat rotten food. Feeding people rotten food is a cruel and unusual punishment that can make people seriously ill. Eating rotten food should be taken very seriously.
Another reason for why he is insensitive is because of the fact that jail conditions deteriorated under his kingly rule. Mentally ill people were not given the care that they so desperately needed. People were kept in outdoor, low quality, “tent cities.” All of the inmates—even the guys—were forced to wear dainty, bright pink outfits.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey
If it wasn’t for journalists like Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, the crimes of Sheriff Arpaio would not have been made known all over the world. The topic of Sheriff Arpaio was a reoccurring topic in Jim and Michael’s publications.
He still is a great topic of interest for the two men. What has really inspired them to put even more attention on Arpaio is the fact that he wrongfully penalized them.
Jim and Michael generally take the lefty stance of being pro-immigrant, pro-open borders, anti-Trump, anti-white-supremacy and pro-minority. They, themselves, do not visually appear to be Latino, and their last names do not sound Latino.
When reading their biographies, one gets the impression that they are not immigrants, and that they were born and raised in the United States. That could be a wrong impression, but is pretty probable that those details are true about them.
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Roberto Santiago Enhances Brazilian Shopping Environment
February 16, 2018
Roberto Santiago is known for his real estate ventures throughout Latin America. One of the ones that he is best known for, however, is that of the Manaira shopping mall. This has become the staple that has allowed Roberto Santiago to expand and build other similar shopping environments in Latin America. He has created a very interesting concept that has allowed him to totally transform the retail landscape in Brazil. Over the years Roberto has been able to continuously expand upon this type of environment, and this is what people appreciate about his grand desire to create the type of mall environment that would attract consumers that wanted convenience. There are dozens of stores for people to shop in when they come to the Manaira Mall. This is a fraction of the landscape, but Roberto Santiago was thinking ahead. He had a vision that extended beyond shopping, this is what makes his concept buzzworthy.
Instead of simply putting shoppers inside of a place where they were doing nothing more than shopping Roberto Santiago decided to take another route. He made a decision to actually give consumers the ability to enjoy themselves with an extensive food court where they could eat. He gave them the ability to hang out by expanding the Manaira shopping mall to also include a lounge where guests could spend their time. He even made it possible for people that were looking for more entertainment that required movement to go to an amusement park or go bowling all inside of this mall.
This massive mall has continued to be highly imitated buy all of the different people that are interested in a mall environment that caters to a wide stream of individuals.
More people are appreciative of what Santiago has done because it shakes up the balance as to what is considered the norm. When people come to Brazil they are looking for an endless amount of possibilities when it comes to experiencing new things. Roberto Santiago had this on his radar when he got started with this mall but it would gain even more fame as it expanded. Now there’s also a concert hall for people to enjoy if they have a desire to take on music or anyting that allows them to build a better experience when they are out enjoying their time on the town.
Brazil is known for many things because it is a lively tourist spot. What Roberto wanted to do is give people an over-extended view of all the possibilities that exist in the form of shopping and entertainment when it is combined. He wanted to create something grand, and he has become widely known in Brazilian circles for this mall.
Bruno Fagali’s Bid To Shut Down Corruption Red Flags In The Advertising Industry
February 6, 2018
Recently, there has been an increasing pressure for companies to adopt compliance programs. This follows the growing number of corruption investigations involving advertising firms. In Brazil, advertising agencies are paid in terms of bonuses by the media when they advertise. Therefore, these advertising firms provide the advertisers with the services but the money goes to the agencies instead of the communication vehicles they negotiated with. This connection between the media and the advertising agencies is what creates loopholes which are then misused.
In an article entitled “Red Flag”, Bruno Fagali, an expert in compliance law, explains the operations that are popular in advertising agencies which are at a higher risk of inviting unethical issues. Some of them include; media assignment criteria, inventive plans and intermediation of vehicle payment by the adviser. All of these are what Bruno Fagali refers to as “Red Flags” and says they are what lead to corruption. In order to curb this, rules are to be put in place that requires advertising agencies have corporate integrity programs.
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Based in Sao Paulo, Alagoas, Brazil, Bruno Fagali is one of the best lawyers in Brazil playing an active role in changing the dimension of the Brazilian legal system. Bruno Fagali has vast experience and knowledge in numerous fields pertaining to law. He specializes in matters relating to Ethics, Compliance Law, Administrative Law, Regulatory Law and Urban Law. Currently Bruno Fagali practices law in his law firm known as the Fagali Law Firm. He is also the Corporate Integrity Manager of Nova/SB.
Bruno Fagali attended the University of Sao Paulo. It was from there that he earned his Masters in Anticorruption, Sate and Administrative Law. Bruno Fagali started his career in law as an intern at the Office Model Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns law firm. Bruno Fagali worked at this firm for some time there but later on left to intern in 2 other firms for about 3 years.
It was in 2012 that Bruno Fagali got his first job as a lawyer. This was at the Radi, Calil e Associodos Law where he worked for a period of 2 years. It was after leaving that firm that he joined Nova/Sb. Thereafter, in 2016, Bruno Fagali opened his own law firm where he works to date.
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GOP Leaders across the Nation Put DACA Program and Youth in Jeopardy
January 30, 2018
After the letter that was pinned by the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Trump Administration took action to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In his letter to the Trump Administration, Attorney General Paxton also included threats to the Administration if the changes to DACA were not implemented. The letter was supported by nine other attorney generals and one governor all of whom are from republican lead states.
Although, the program changes will be phased in over an extended period of time, the youth and their families are fearful of the changes which could ultimately result in deportation. The program affects approximately 800,000 youth across the entire United States.
DACA was made available under the Obama Administration and gives undocumented youth an opportunity to remain in the country as long as they continue to meet certain established criteria and prerequisites. The primary benefits of the program is to keep families together and allow their undocumented children the opportunity to the advantages of the United States without any adverse consequences. Since those children often arrive into the United States through means that are considered as non-threatening to society, the Obama Administration carved a pathway to citizenship that fills the gap in a situation that was intended to be fruitful for America as well as undocumented children.
Undocumented youth contribute to the economy in many ways. They are also able to be enriched by the educational advancements with the United States that ultimately contributes to society. Because of the DACA program, the youth are able to enroll in colleges and pay in-state tuition fees as well as obtain driver licenses just like their documented peers which gives them a pathway for many to be productive and become hopeful about their future.
The proposed changes put new applications in jeopardy. The Lacey and Larkin Fund, located on Arizona, has been accelerating information to the immigrant community for the preparation of those changes. The fund is a paramount source of information within the immigrant and migrant community. Arizona has approximately 325,000 undocumented individuals within the state with an estimated 43,000 children. The Lacey and Larkin fund is aligning with immigrant advocacy groups to keep an active watch on the changes taking place. Fighting for the preservation of the DACA program is high priority for the fund while there is a search for a permanent solution to the undocumented issue throughout the country.
All across the United States there have been protests, sit-ins and active social media involvement to get the attention of Congress to do what’s morally right. Earlier this week, the closed-door meeting with the Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly proved unsuccessful. After the meeting concluded, it was clear that Mr. Kelly believes the changes will move forward. The program for 800,000 people is now at the mercy of changed minds. Finding a solution to the DACA issue is going to take a vigorous effort, and there appears to be plenty of action taking place with the supporters of the program.
The Technique of Hyper-focusing
January 27, 2018
Living with ADHD may be tough at times. We have all heard the testimonies of youngsters who can neither take a seat nor listen to faculty, the adults who can’t appear to cognizant at work, and the hyperactive individuals who just can’t appear to stay in one area at a time. Within the worst cases, ADHD can bring about depression and tension. Certainly, lifestyles may be troubling for those residing with ADHD. Read more at dialdish.com about Neurocore.
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The doctors at Neurocore brain performance center have evolved the study of ADHD to assist human beings dwelling with ADHD. They have discovered that the main cause of ADHD is not a loss of interest. It happens when a person has an irregular application of attention. What takes place in the mind of someone who has ADHD is they lose cognizance; however, it isn’t always a lack of attention, in fact it is faulty attention. The person has discovered something that intrigues them more than the current task. It takes place when adults aimlessly surf pages of social media or read blogs that have nothing to do with what they should be doing. It occurs whilst a student stares out the window in college watching their friends play Frisbee on the lawn. It happens while everyone engages in any activity that absorbs their attention so completely that they lose hours of time. This redirection of interest is known as hyper-focus.
Scientists at Neurocore have discovered that dopamine has a unique effect on hyper-attention. Humans with ADHD normally have lower levels of dopamine. If a person with ADHD can redirect their capacity to hyper-focus on essential duties through making them amusing then they’ll find their productivity will start to increase. The practice of hyper-focusing has helped individuals with ADHD achieve success in school and at work.
The name of the game to applying hyper-focus to something in life is to attach the preferred assignment to something the person finds amusing or entertaining. Once they implement a reward system into the activities they want to perform then they may find their responsibilities more exciting and less difficult to accomplish. Whenever the man or woman engages their hyper-focus to finish something they acquire a surge of dopamine and the behavior becomes a dependency. A benefit of enforcing praise into every day activities is the deterrent of despair. While the individual residing with ADHD feels a sense of accomplishment it’s going to increase their self-worth and value of life. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.
Sentient AI and the Benefits of the Ecommerce Recommendation Engine
January 14, 2018
Information is everywhere. It’s in the food we eat, the route we take to work, how we spend our free-time. Businesses use this seemingly innocuous information to inform decisions about the customers they target and how they target them. For example, the publications you read, and whether you read them in print, on-line or on your smartphone.
Historically, whenever a company crafted some sort of digital marketing or e-commerce campaign, they would compile reams upon reams of information about their target audience. This would help guide what they said, how they said it and where it should appear to make a maximum impact on you, the customer. And once a business had you in the door, or on their website, they could make subtle suggestions based on their knowledge of you.
With the rapid growth in data, companies have compiled profiles about virtually every facet of our lives. But now, instead of companies relying on the lowly marketing intern to pore through said data, they have a new tool at their disposal: artificial intelligence, or AI for short.
Far from being science fiction, AI enables companies to take all of that data, process it using a variety of algorithms, and come out with a list of suggestions or likely outcomes. So rather than running a raft of A/B tests to see which ad campaign will be the most successful, they can use an AI solution that helps to expedite their decision. Visit Sentient’s profile at Linkedin.
One of the pioneers in this field is Sentient AI, a company whose founders helped develop the technology for Siri, Apple’s personal digital assistant. With Sentient AI they really set out to develop AI tools that companies could use for a particular business need, tools like the E-commerce Recommendation Engine.
Recommendation engines are behind a website’s ability to recommend similar, or related products, such as you see whenever you go to Amazon. There are many such recommendation engines, but there are two capabilities that set the E-commerce Recommendation Engine apart: its ability to update by pulling digital images from a store’s product catalog, and it’s ability to treat each customer as an individual, rather than part of a larger group, or cohort of shoppers.
The result is a more informed and personalized shopping experience. They have different technologies for the e-commerce field, and online shops can benefit significantly from including the Sentient AI in their platforms.
When you’re breezing through your online shopping any day, you can thank AI, and perhaps the E-commerce Recommendation Engine.
Daniel Taub Visits Bradford To Work On Building A Stronger Bond Between Israelis and The British People
January 4, 2018
Recently, Daniel Taub, The ambassador to Britain from Israel, took a trip to Bradford where inflammatory comments from George Galloway, Bradford West’s MP, had shaken up the community. According to Taub, he was there on invitation, and he took the opportunity to meet with members within the community as well as religious leaders. What Galloway had said was that Bradford should be an “Israel Free Zone,” without any services or anything, for that matter, related to Israel.
When Daniel Taub visited the city, he got a much different impression than Gallaway had made the city out to seem. Instead of discovering large groups of people who felt as Gallaway did, what he found was a community where people from differing backgrounds and religions lived together in peace. After posting his comments online, an investigation into Galloway by the British police began. Daniel Taub commented that it would be productive for Galloway to not try to drag Israel, and the entire region, back into the past but to, instead, focus on moving it into the future.
The unfortunate truth, is that Galloway has an anti-Semitic history and has been known to have racist tendencies towards Israelis. He once said that he would not debate an opponent of his simply because they were from Israel. He also demonstrated odd behavior when he said that he never made strange accusations that it was Israel who was creating trouble in the Ukraine and that it was also them who had gifted Al-Qaeda with chemical weapons. The problem with his denial was that had been recorded. Learn more: http://rabbisacks.org/rabbi-sacks-conversation-daniel-taub/
Daniel Taub made it clear, on his arrival, that he was in Bradford because the people of the city had invited him. He believes that there are plenty of possibilities for discussion in the city and that many have made it clear they don’t agree with Galloway. He made reference to the fact that Bradford and Israel have long been cooperating with one another and that Galloway does not represent the city.
Daniel Taub is the departing Ambassador of Israel to the court of St. James, and he has a long history of bringing the people of Britain and Israel together. While he was born in the United Kingdom, Mr. Taub is Jewish and calls Israel his homeland. A lot of his work has been to draw people closer together, and he has been especially effective at building technology and trade ties between then two nations.