Alexandre Gama A Self-Made Man

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April 16, 2018

As one of his country’s greatest creative minds in the last 40 years, Alexandre Gama has plenty to be proud of. He is the most decorated Brazilian copywriter of his generation, a successful entrepreneur, and an award-winning advertising executive. He single-handedly built his company, Neogama, from scratch. He founded Neogama in 1999 and within 2 years it was already being recognized around the world for its work. Since its founding Neogama has been awarded with 23 Golden Lion Awards at the Cannes Film Festival, become one of Brazil’s top agencies, and worked with companies all over the globe.

To say that Gama is a safe made man would be an understatement. He worked his way through college at the prestigious Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation. He then started at the bottom of the industry as a copywriter for Standard Ogilvy & Mather post-graduation. He worked in the industry for nearly 20 years before founding Neogama.

Shiraz Boghani, Splendid Hospitality Group

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January 26, 2018

An energetic business entrepreneur is still following his vision of developing hotels and other people service enterprises in the UK. Today, Shiraz Boghani is the respected and well liked chairman of the now famed Splendid Hospitality Group. Aiming to develop hotels that offer lower cost limited service, this adventurous businessman is relishing the results. This reputable hotel business attracts plenty of name brand hotel chains. These gorgeous establishments deliver exceptional customer services and comfortable room options. Hailing from far away Kenya, Shiraz Boghani feels like he has arrived home. The Splendid Hospitality Group is a fully private hotel organisation.

With 20 trading hotels behind them, the Splendid Hospitality Group is enjoying the fruits of hard work and patience. This now exceptionally profitable business is drawing much interest and applause from other business leaders around the globe. Just two years ago, Shiraz Boghani was given an especially coveted and deserving title from the well regarded Asian Business Awards. He was aptly named ‘Hotelier of the Year.’ This magnificent award was given during a star-studded ceremony in 2016. With 30+ years of experience in the hotel business stage, Shiraz is still going strong turning his once visions into golden opportunities that become highly lucrative.

The Splendid Hospitality Group is best known for its leadership model. This group has top quality executive and management teams. This business dynamic encourages everyone involved to perform their best at all times. Shiraz knows that the hotel business demands exceptional and heartfelt customer services. He is not afraid to work hard in order to achieve the goals set by the group. His hotels are a mix of opulent luxury 5 star establishments and limited service venues that are able to be enjoyed by a new set of customers. Shiraz Boghani started out as an accountant. His meteorite rise to his current position is nothing short of miraculous.

Shiraz Boghani is a giving philanthropist who enjoys giving back out of his profitable business ventures. He is often seen volunteering or otherwise supporting various charities that are close to his heart. He hopes to open new hotels in London.

Lazaro de Mello Brandao: The Immediate Former Chairman of Bradesco

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January 24, 2018

While it is normal for freshly graduated job seekers to commence their professional journeys as junior members of staff, few are as visionary to ascend the corporate ladder as Banco Bradesco SA’s immediate former chairman, Lazaro de Mello Brandao. Brandao joined Bradesco in 1943—the same year Amado Aguiar established the bank. When Bradesco hired him, Brandao was a 17-year-old teenager who had not pursued any professional studies. Therefore, Brandao started out his career as a clerk. Starting out as a clerk meant that the there was only one way for Brandao to go, and that is up.

Brandao’s big break occurred in January 1963, when Bradesco appointed him one of the directors at the Osasco-based bank. The promotion preceded appointments as vice president and president in 1977 and 1981 respectively. Brandao became the second president CEO of Bradesco succeeding Aguiar. It was not long before Brandao once more succeeded Aguiar as the second chairman of the board of directors, representing the Bradesco Foundation on the board. Brandao then served as the chairman and the president of Bradesco, resigning as president in 1999. Following his resignation, Marcio Cypriano was named the new president. Meanwhile, Brandao was freed to concentrate on discharging his duties as the president of Bradesco until his recent departure on October 11, 2017.

At the helm of Bradesco, Brandao oversaw the expansion of the bank to its present status. He spearheaded the launch of internet banking, expansion of Bradesco to neighboring countries including Argentina, and the acquisition of numerous smaller banks including the purchase of the Brazilian branch of HSBC in 2013. In addition, Brandao is credited with establishing a culture that favors Bradesco’s staff over those from related organizations whenever leadership positions arise in the bank. In fact, the bank is on record affirming that its new CEO will be appointed from among its pool of high-ranking employees, in light of the impending resignation of its CEO.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco

He is the present chairman and CEO of Bradesco. While he has been part of Bradesco since 1969, Luiz Carlos Trabuco became Bradesco’s president in 2009, and chairman on October 11, 2017. As you may have noticed, Luiz Carlos Trabuco became the chairman of Bradesco the same day—0ctober 11, 2017—Brandao announced his resignation: Bradesco appointed Luiz Carlos Trabuco to succeed Brandao.

However, Luiz Carlos Trabuco’s tenure as president of Bradesco will end in March. Therefore, the bank is prospecting for a new CEO to succeed the outgoing Luiz Carlos Trabuco. In a press conference that marked Brandao’s resignation and the promotion of Luiz Carlos Trabuco, the bank through its CEO appeared to have made up its mind on who will become its fifth CEO. According to Luiz Carlos Trabuco, only high-ranking Bradesco’s employees will be considered for the position. Insiders confided to Bloomberg that Bradesco had even identified likely candidates. They include

  • Mauricio Machado de Minas
  • Alexandre da Silva Gluher
  • Domingos Figueiredo Abreu
  • Josué Augusto Pancini
  • Marcelo de Araujo Noronha
  • Octavio de Lazari
  • André Rodrigues Cano.

As indicated earlier, the seven are high-ranking employees currently holding leadership positions at the bank. For example, Cano is in charge of Bradesco human resources department; Minas is the head of Bradesco’s IT department, and Abreu is the team leader of treasury and lending departments, etc. Noteworthy is the fact all of them the seven have been Bradesco’s employees for significant periods. In fact, apart from Minas and Noronha, the rest joined the Osasco-based Bradesco in either the ‘70s or the ‘80s. In addition, the seven are in their 50s, fitting into Bradesco’s profile of suitable candidates as evidenced by previous appointments.

For more, please visit http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/mercado/2017/10/1926427-sucessao-no-bradesco-vira-alvo-de-aposta.shtml.

 

Rick Smith Talks about Securus Technologies’ Recent Stock Purchase Agreement

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January 5, 2018

Richard A. Smith is the Chairman and CEO of Securus Technologies. His company’s one of the largest providers of assistance to public service agencies. Based Dallas, TX, Securus works with law enforcement to keep prisons and the surrounding communities safe.

When Smith became CEO, he led the company to many successes. He’s turned the company into a strong investment, for both investors and communities. That’s proven by the number of appreciation letters and emails the company gets on a regular basis.

A Stock Purchase Agreement allows companies to acquire other companies easily. Without one, things can turn into a battle fairly quickly, which may be more detrimental the both companies’ stocks than beneficial. Recently, Securus Technologies acquired JPay Inc. by using a definitive Stock Purchase Agreement. According to Wikipedia

Securus is one of the largest corporations in the corrections industry. They’d been watching JPay’s climb to the top since JPay introduced electronic payments, emails, and related apps to the industry. That one move allowed JPay to create an entirely new segment of the corrections space.

Now, Rick Smith Securus hopes to dominate this new industry with JPay’s help. The segment is the fastest growing in the industry, which means other companies are catching on. It’s only a matter of time before the competition begins challenging Securus and JPay, which is why the two agreed to combine their efforts.

Now that both teams are working together, Rick Smith, CEO of Securus Technologies, expects both companies to produce the best products and offer the best services in the entire industry. He hopes that none of his competition will even have the resources to come close to challenging the duo.

According to JPay CEO Ryan Shapiro, JPay is just as excited by the acquisition. His team’s relentless pursuit of the company’s mission created numerous industry-changing products. Now, with a larger corporation behind them, he hopes his team can produce groundbreaking products much faster than before. Read more at securus.net about Rick Smith Securus.

As part of the acquisition, Securus acknowledged JPay’s innovation, allowing the company to remain as it was. Rather than merge, JPay is considered a wholly owned subsidiary, which allows the company to continue operating as it normally does. Now, they have access to Securus’ network and resources. They also have the added benefit of being financially supported by one of the largest companies in the business.

Read: http://warondemocracy.net/all-you-need-to-know-about-rick-smith-the-ceo-of-securus-technologies/

The Efforts of Immigrants to Protect the DACA Program

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December 19, 2017

Staunch supporters and member of the Republican Party are currently conducting campaigns to oppose the existence of the DACA program. Thousands of young immigrants who are based in the United States have been getting the news through their networks and organizations. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was established to protects undocumented youths who had attained specific qualifications to stay in the U.S., be offered a social security number, and also have the permission to be employed in the country. The DACA membership is valid and renewable after two years. Many states have been allowing young people who are under this program to receive driver’s licenses and in-state tuition.

The Texas A.G, Ken Paxton, once sent a letter to the Trump administration demanding that he wanted it to terminate the DACA program before September 5. He even threatened to take legal action if the government failed to abolish the law. The termination of DACA has not been planned to be abrupt. It will be gradual whereby the no renewal or new application will be approved. One governor and nine A.G. who belong to the Republican Party supported Paxton’s demands.

Hispanic community members were recently invited by John Kelly, the secretary of Homeland Security, in a closed-door meeting. According to Kelly, more than 800,000 persons benefited from the program at that time. He said that several people had filed lawsuits against DACA. Many immigrants and activist had seen this coming, but the John Kelly’s announcement left them more worried. The program was started five years ago, and it has benefited the United States in various ways. Approximately 95 percent of the people who are registered under DACA work and study. They offer millions of dollars to higher learning institutions that are located across the country. These persons have also strived to better their earnings, and therefore, they pay high taxes. Most DACA beneficiaries invest their money in acquiring homes and cars, education, and establishing businesses.

Several studies that have been conducted across the United States show that DACA has been very successful. Dreamers are now afraid that they might be deported after the abolition of DACA. They have been fighting to stop any efforts to eliminate the program just like they did in 2012. Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is determined to offer support, counseling, and information to facilitate the efforts to protect DACA. It believes that a dreamer act law should be passed to prevent a future crisis.

Public Contribution of Sujit Choudhry

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December 5, 2017

Sujit Choudhry is currently working as a Professor in the University of California and is also the owner of Center for Constitutional Transitions. He is popularly known for his skills and knowledge in politics and constitutional law which enable the citizens to fight for their rights. Choudhry has served as a consultant in the World Bank and the United Nation Development Program in which he offered advice to the firms. The Center for Constitutional Transition gathers information so as to improve the constitution which tend to rely on certain issues.

Experts in the constitutional platform attend to the research studies that offer proof for policy options that are applied to those who require them. Several bodies take part in the study such as the universities, NGOs and the multilateral organizations. Choudhry and other prominent law scholars wrote a letter to the Catalan and Spanish government concerning the current dispute between the two and the disaster in Catalonia. They urged the government to solve the issue in a peaceful manner so as to end their differences.  Read a related article on patch.com.

Choudhry is a constitutional advisor besides being a professor who engages in the processes that are created. He pursued degrees from certain universities such as Oxford, Toronto and Harvard. Choudhry started his career as a law clerk in the court. He has been an advisor in the constitution for 20 years hence making him knowledgeable and knows how to solve problems under the law. Choudhry has trained the civil servants into becoming meaningful individuals as per the constitution implies.  Read more of his views on politically related issues, hit on iconnectblog.com.

A relevant article to read here.

Choudhry has assisted public meetings with the civil society groups and other major stakeholders in the criteria. Despite the leadership role, Professor Choudhry has published 90 articles, several books and reports through which he has explained his innovative ideas in that platform to educate the public. He has been at the forefront when it comes to the bills of rights, official language policy and assisting the minority and group rights.  More to read on constitutionaltransitions.org.

Choudhry research platform entails the solution tools which are constitutional to aid in the transformation of violence and conflict into harmonic democratic politics in the country.  Visit his social media page to follow his latest tweets, hit twitter.com.

A note-worthy article on https://works.bepress.com/sujit_choudhry/

Significant Financial Advice from Madison Street Capital

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November 29, 2017

Madison Street Capital is a famous company that provides financial advice to companies worldwide. With its headquarters in Chicago, Madison Street Capital has benefited many companies because of the high standard of corporate finances understanding they offer. Other than providing advice, Madison Street Capital is also known for structuring complex contracts, matching buyers with sellers, and designing exit strategies. Learn more: https://www.pinterest.com/MSCadvisors/

 

Madison has offices in India, Oregon, Ghana, and Chicago to run its business of saving companies globally efficiently. Madison has prominent executives who are knowledgeable, skilled and have deep relationships which they use to bring their ideas to solve any transaction at stake. Companies that are facing issues in price allocation asset management, clients or finance reports are n safe hands at Madison Street Capital as they will be sufficiently helped.

 

Recently, Madison served as the primary advisor to DCG Software Company, a global software analytics company. Madison helped the company take the best steps in their merger with the Spitfire Group. DCG Software is popular for believing in projects support, value management and software estimation services. DCG Software which was founded in 1994 is headquartered in Pennsylvania and has always delivered software that meets the needs of all companies.

 

Spitfire Group helps companies to address custom development projects, technology architecture and project management challenges by providing cutting-edge technology. The two companies have achieved successful projects which have left people praising Madison for its recommendations. Madison Street Capital reputation has been made from such projects and many others.

 

Moreover, Madison is an award-winning company, for example, the company received the annual M&A Advisor Awards, they won top honor for its contribution in Dowco, an international steel infrastructure company and received nominations in boutique investment banking, strategic and professional services dealmaking. Madison serves as a sole advisor in many companies like Maintenance Systems Management and HeartSync among others.

 

Madison Street Capital is a principal worldwide investment banking company that is committed to leadership, integrity, and excellence. The company is focused on providing corporate financial advisory services to both privately and publicly owned businesses. Moreover, Madison understands the sensitivity of corporate finance.

 

Madison Street Capital is experienced in significant areas such as market pricing, mergers and acquisitions, deal structuring, strategy implementation, due diligence and deal structuring among others. Over the years of serving, Madison has helped many companies attain financial stability. The company has emphasized the importance of networks and business relationships as fundamental strategies that help businesses.

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Ted Bauman: The Benevolent Economist

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November 20, 2017

The life of Ted Bauman has been an interesting and productive one. Bauman was born in Washington, D.C and raised along the eastern shore of Maryland. As a young adult, Bauman decided to immigrate to South Africa. This gave him a unique opportunity to study abroad and add to his worldview. There he enrolled at the University of Cape Town and found his true passion, receiving postgraduate degrees in both Economics and History. Throughout most of his career in South Africa Bauman worked in the nonprofit sector, highlighting a natural desire to give back to the community. He served, primarily, as a fund manager. In this position, he would assist with orchestrating the development of low-cost housing for needy populations within his community. Surely, Bauman’s early career foreshadowed the depth of service he would go on to provide in the coming years to countless organizations.

After his time in South Africa, Bauman began working with multiple international organizations to start up housing projects abroad. Visiting over 75 countries, Bauman’s new work required frequent travel. He worked frequently in countries located in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Naturally, Bauman’s work drew in major organizations wanting to work with him to fulfill their visions of helping their own communities. Bauman found success working with the United Nations, The World Bank, European grant-making agencies, and the South African government. While each client came with their own challenging projects, Bauman faced each of them with the kindness and benevolence he always seems to show through his work with those who are less fortunate.

Eventually, Habitat for Humanity International offered Bauman their position of Director for International Housing Programs. In 2008, he took this position and moved back to the United States permanently. This move would signify a new, productive chapter in Bauman’s life. Bauman worked with Habitat for Humanity International until 2013, when he decided to dedicate his life to research and writing full time. He took a position with Banyan Hill Publishing where he currently presides as the editor of multiple publications. He writes articles specializing in privacy, international migration, asset protection, and investment strategies. Bauman uses his international experience to fuel the information that he provides to his readers. He is an avid researcher and works tirelessly to provide his audience with pertinent and useful information. Hopefully, his work with Banyan Publishing will continue to honor the legacy he has created.

Sujit Choudhry- Restoring constitutional order through constitution designs

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November 15, 2017

Sujit Choudhry is a highly esteemed professor of comparative constitutional law. He currently teaches law at the University of California Berkeley as well as at the I. Michael Heyman. He is the first dean of law at the university from the Indian-American community. Sujit Choudhry was born in 1970 and remains one of the best legal minds in the world today. He attained his masters from Harvard’s School of Law. Sujit Choudhry left the University of McGill where he was undertaking biological studies to follow his passion in law. He joined the University of Oxford where he gained his bachelors in law degree. Refer to blogs.law.nyu.edu for related article.

His deep knowledge of the comparative constitutional law has seen him earn respect from all over. His partners in the legal field know that he is an authority on matters of the constitution and political crisis resolution.   Follow and read his blogs, check on his linkedin.com page.

Sujit Choudhry is internationally recognized for his role in constitution-making in various countries. He has been hired in a number of countries to give advice on the constitution-making process. Some of the countries that he has helped build a constitutional order are South Africa, Libya, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Nepal, and others. His experience is admired by many in the legal fraternity.    Related article on constitutionaltransitions.org.

Sujit Choudhry heads another important organization known as the Center on Constitutional Transitions. This is a body that is comprised of constitutional and political experts from more than 25 countries who have come together to address the issue of politics and constitution that affect various nations. Sujit Choudhry also does a lot in terms of research. He heads there global research teams that deal with Constitutional Transitions, Security Sector Reforms, and Territorial Cleavages. Most of the issues that Choudhry address in his research work are the issues of constitutional design. His aim is to come up with constitution design mechanisms that will ensure there is a peaceful transition into constitutional order. Read his views and insights on questions asked of him in this note-worthy article here.

Most of his works are published in articles, books, journals, and reports.  More of his published works on indiawest.com.

Have an in-depth look at Sujit’s profile on http://sujitchoudhry.com/

Jeff Yastine’s Journey to Career Success

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November 10, 2017

Jeff Yastine is Total Wealth Insider’s editor. 2015 saw Mr. Yastine join Banyan Hill Publishing to become its editorial director. He has spent more than twenty years reporting on global finance and big investing.

Education

Yastine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in electronic journalism. The training he got from the University of Florida has served him well, raising him to the pinnacle of journalistic and management success.

His Career at Public Broadcasting Service

Yastine landed his first job at PBS in 1993. He worked as a senior correspondent for the next 17 years. He combined interesting business stories with the most effective visuals for the benefit of his audience. He reported on BP oil spills, Cuba’s attempt at privatization, and Hurricane Katrina.

He met and interviewed people like Michael Dell, Warren Buffet, and Sir Richard Branson. Yastine learned invaluable investing lessons from them.

His Stay at Oxford Club LLC

He left PBS, also known as Nightly Business Report, to work for Oxford Club LLC in early 2011. He was responsible for the company’s financial newsletters. Yastine also served as a consultant in the Club’s financial seminars and marketing projects.

His Newsmax Media Career

Yastine ended his career at Oxford Club LLC to become Newsmax Media’s financial newsletters director in 2013. He worked with them for two years.

As Banyan Hill Publishing’s Editorial Director

As Banyan’s editorial director, he highlights profitable economic opportunities for his audience. He expertly breaks down the complex into the easy-to-understand. Investing and finance are not the simplest of subjects after all.

Achievements and Awards

He has identified great investment opportunities. He has spotted winning small-cap growth stocks. He has noted re-organized companies poised for tremendous growth. Yastine saw the approaching mid-2000s real estate crisis and warned his readers. He was among the first to point out that the rising dot.com bubble would soon burst. He also covered the historic Panama Canal handover in 1999. Moreover, he has reported on key national events such as the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

He was a nominee for a Business Emmy Award in 2007. Together with other NBR reporters, he won in 2002 an award for excellent financial journalism. His team had been reporting on the U.S. bond market.

Jeff Yastine does more than journalism. He is an authority on business and investing. His readers profit massively from his accurate information delivered at the right time. His has been a remarkable career.