Lazaro Brandao Names Luiz Carlos Trabuco As Next Chairman Of Bradesco

It was recently announced that Lazaro Brandao, the long-serving chairman of Grupo Bradesco, will be stepping down for good in the next few weeks. While the news was not unexpected, there are still many who view the 91 year old chairman as being so instrumental to the fortunes of the company that, even at his advanced age, many are not pleased to see him go.

Slated to replace him is Luiz Carlos Trabuco, the inveterate CEO of the bank who has spent his entire career with the group. Trabuco is no novice either, having started as a bank teller with the firm in 1969, he has held nearly every job title that the company offers, ascending through the ranks the old fashioned way: through hard work and grit.

The End Of A Golden Era

For his part, Brandao has finally decided to call it quits for good. He has stated that he wants to be able to enjoy more time with his grand kids and allow new executives the chance to be promoted higher throughout the corporation according to folha.uol.com.br.

But his departure, even as the inveterate banker approaches the age of 92, has not been taken well by some of the corporation’s stakeholders. Brandao, more than anyone else in the bank’s history, has become a sort of mascot of the company’s success. He oversaw the greatest period of prosperity that Bradesco or any other bank in Brazilian history has enjoyed. Since 1990, when Brandao first became the company’s chairman, the stock price of the bank has increased by a factor of more than 300.

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And much of this has been attributed to Bradao’s vision and leadership. He was an early advocate of the adoption of technology, especially pertaining to the internet. In the mid -1990s, Bradesco became one of the first banks in Latin America to roll out a fully functional internet banking platform. It has continued to lead the way in technological development, increasing the portion of its customers that access online banking facilities from just a few percent in the early 2000s to well over half today.

But Brandao has also been a force behind the bank’s aggressive expansion. Early on, he saw that, in Brazilian banking, the best defense is a strong offense. This proved to be prophetic, as the Brazilian banking economy morphed into one of the most competitive in the world throughout the 1990s and 2000s, gobbling up almost any competitor that was too small to compete with the largest players. Bradesco got on the right side of this bet, quickly expanding through both acquisitions and organically growing its customer base.

All of these factors have given Brandao a level of respect and admiration that is truly rare for a non-founder of a company. In many ways, Brandao enjoys the same level of deference by his shareholders as Sam Walton or Warren Buffett have in their own respective firms. He is widely considered the driving genius behind Bradesco’s enormous success and someone that many feel the bank cannot safely do without.

However, Brandao has been explicit in his endorsement of Luiz Carlos Trabuco to take his place. He has repeatedly stated that Trabuco shares much of the same vision for the bank and the country as a whole with Brandao. And Trabuco has been a non-trivial player in the rise of the company himself, having taken three separate business units within the firm from obscurity to huge profitability as well as orchestrating one of the biggest coups in Brazilian business history, with the acquisition of HSBC Brazil.

All of this means the, under Trabuco’s board of directors, the bank’s future looks bright.

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Glen Wakeman- A Man of All Trades

Glen Wakeman is known for many things including being a successful business executive, a writer, an entrepreneur, an investor, and mentor. He has over 20 years of experience in business and finance. Today, is currently is the Chief Executive (CEO) of LaunchPad Holdings LLC. In 2015, he co-founded the SAAS company. Wakeman is also known for his methodologies he applies in business that is part of the formula for his success. Governance, leadership, execution, risk management, and human capital are the 5 areas of performance he tends to focus on to determine success.He then founded and was president of NOVA Four. He had great success in several companies before being a mentor and working on his current endeavors.

Glen Wakeman holds a BS in Economics and Finance from The University of Scranton. He also has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. He graduated in 1981 and 1993 respectively. Wakeman began his career at GE Capital . He was recognized for his career accomplishments with both companies.

With his vast experience, Glen Wakeman is known for being a mentor as well as an entrepreneur (https://twitter.com/glenwakeman?lang=en). He is truly an expert in business leading over 17,000 employees with over 15 billion in company assets. He also has experience in global business as he has lived and worked in 6 different countries. He was also responsible for businesses in 30 different regions. He also has a successful writing career writing content for several online publications. He has written about a variety of topics including business evolution, international business affairs, and market trends. He enjoys sharing his insights on investing, finance, and business with his audience through his blog as well. He also mentors startup companies with his years of expertise in the field.

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Craft Beer From Canada

Craft beer is simply defined as beer produced from a microbrewery. Micro indicating that it is a small brewery that manufactures smaller amounts of beer than the macrobreweries. In 1982 the first Canadian craft brewery was created in Vancouver. It was a little company called “Horseshoe Bay Brewing” which is now gone, but there have been plenty of new microbrewers. We’ve compiled for you a list of our favorite microbrews coming from Canada.

Our Top 10 Microbrews in Canada

  1. Propeller IPA

Propeller Brewing Company

  1. Pump House Blueberry Ale

Pump House Brewery

  1. St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout

McAuslan

  1. La Fin Du Monde

Unibroue

  1. Party Animal

Beyond the Pale

  1. Lug Tread

Beau’s

  1. Mad Tom IPA

Muskoka Brewery

  1. Rye Pale Ale

Cameron’s Brewing Co.

  1. Red Racer IPA

Central City Brewers

  1. Electric Unicorn White IPA

Phillips Brewing Company

 

We also would like to add an honorable mention to another “Summer Ale” which we feel is amazing. It is created by the Steamworks Brewery which is owned by Eli Gershkovitch They utilize a rare steam heat system in the process of creating top shelf microbrews.

 

Who is The CEO of Steamworks?

In 1995 Eli Gershkovitch launched Steamworks Brew Pub which seated only 184 customers (Gastown location) but they currently have the capacity to seat 754 customers (Calgary Herald location). Mr. Gershkovitch was also a major factor in transforming his environment for the better by investing in his community.

 

Eli Gershkobitch is a passionate thinker who’s brewery has created over 11 different beers (http://www.westender.com/eat-drink/steamworks-is-much-more-than-a-brew-pub-1.879352). Eli Gershkovitch has amassed an impressive classic car collection and owns two personal planes. In 1993 after obtaining his pilot’s license he fulfilled a childhood dream of flying.

 

What Makes a Good Craft Beer?

We feel that the characteristics of a good microbrew begin with a brewery that focuses on their technique, flavor profile, and quality. These are the factors involved in creating a top shelf brand.

 

For the brewery, a good craft beer begins with the ingredients which are much more than just malt, hops, yeast, and water. The end product should be pleasing in appearance, aroma, texture, and flavor.

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Spotlight On Luiz Carlos Trabuco Of Bradesco

At Bradesco, making the choice of the next president is a daunting task as there are so many processes and tests that are applied. The names fronted at the end of the day have never reflected persons who have been actively engaged in the disputes up until recently. A good example is the current Bradesco president, Marcio Cypriano. When he was being appointed, nothing major had been discussed concerning him but he ended up succeeding Lazaro Brandao.

In the same year 1999, Brandao assumed the role of being in charge of the board of directors at the bank. When the row of choosing the next president erupted, Brandao was just a mere underdog. History repeated itself again in the recent past when Luiz Carlos Trabuco, the executive vice president was named as the president’s successor.

Reasons for His Appointment

Luiz Carlos Trabuco got the nod due to a myriad of reasons. He had spent a huge chunk of his time as the chair of an insurer owned by Bradesco that is the biggest in Brazil from 2003. He was frequently mentioned whenever the subject of a viable predecessor occurred. He was also seen as a favorite as he has worked for Bradesco for a period exceeding 40 years. Luiz Carlos Trabuco had begun as a clerk in the company and grew with it thereby allowing him to learn the bank better than most people. This long service and experience ticked the right boxes as far as Bradesco’s philosophies of continuity and renewal traced back to the era of Amador Aguiar went.

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Earlier on, before Cypriano was appointed as the president, Trabuco had been touted as a possible candidate for the top seat at Bradesco. This was seen as a form of preparing him well for the future. Back then he was 47 years old and this age is viewed as very young in the eyes of the bank. Jose Luiz Acar Pedro was another possible contender for the presidency at Bradesco. However, he was 49 years of age thereby falling in the category of “very young” candidates. Luiz Carlos Trabuco was chosen to become the successor to the president due to his long experience in the company and his leadership stint at the group’s insurer.

Why Does Bradesco Require Change at the Top?

One of the major reasons why Bradesco is looking to change its leadership is the age of Cypriano, who hit 65 and has been unable to execute his executive mandates. The dethroning of Bradesco by Itau Unibanco to the throne of the biggest private bank present in Brazil could be another possible reason. Bradesco deeply values being at the top of the pyramid as it is a honor to occupy such a vantage position. This could be the reason why the bank desired to bring on board a fresh blood altogether. Luiz Carlos Trabuco will inherit the presidency during turbulent times due to the presence of a number of challenges facing the economy.

About Luiz Carlos Trabuco

Trabuco does not fit the description or definition of a banker as he has no background in economics, accounting, administration or engineering. Luiz Carlos Trabuco went to the University of Sao Paulo for his philosophy degree as well as a sociopsychology postgraduate degree from the School of Sociology and Politics at Sao Paulo. After completing school, he started off his career with the bank back in 1969. Within a few years, he had been able to become a successful person. In 1984, Mr. Trabuco was named as the managing director and as the pension company director from 1992-1998. Bradesco named Mr. Trabuco as the executive VP in 1999, before he assumed leadership at Bradesco’s insurance company.

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Julia Jackson: All Things Wine

It is essential for guardians and parents to show their children the significance of hard work. Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke did exactly that with their kids. As part of that lesson, the kids have childhood memories colored with days of picking grapes in 100° weather. Julia Jackson has never forgotten the lessons she learned from her parents to date. She speaks of her mother’s genius and her father’s vision with pride. Julia attributes the success of Jackson Family Wines to these qualities. She says that her parents’ ability to perfectly complement each other made them quite the dynamic duo.

Julia the French Lover

Julia worked at the family’s wineries over the summers during which she became friends with an employee’s daughter. This led to her spending her summertime in Bordeaux where she immersed herself in the French culture. Learning the language and French style of wine-making was the highlight of her life. So fluent in French that Julia got a job teaching it to 6th graders during college. Born in 1988 the middle child of Jess and Barbara possesses a spirit that lights up every room she walks into.

For Strong Women Everywhere

Julia Jackson speaks of her mother with pride and admiration. Her mother’s authenticity inspired her to start Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. This is a program for strong women whose lives have dealt them a lousy hand but have emerged winners against all the odds. The aim is to provide a roster of role models for young girls all over the world. It donates $100,000 annually to charities that embody the same spirit. Julia is an alumnus of Scripps College and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Visit cambriawines.com for more info.

Sonoma Wine

In her expert opinion, Cabernets have a place in Sonoma. The Jackson Family Wines Sonoma wine, La Crema, was acquired in 1979 before it was the household name it is today. La Crema Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are pure, accurate and genuine to their origin due to their traditional process. Jackson Family Wines banks on quality and preservation of the environment.

George Soros Becomes A Global Leader In Finance, Philanthropy, And Political Giving

The work of George Soros has made him famous in many different areas of the world for different reasons as he has fought to bring democracy and human rights all the people of the world. Soros founded the Open Society Foundations in his bid to develop a new way of developing a fair and open global society in a manner similar to that of his former mentor and philosopher Karl Popper; the Open Society Foundations takes up a large amount of the time of the man who started his hedge fund career with $12 million and turned it into more than $30 billion in managed assets for the Soros Fund Management company. Born in Hungary in 1930, George Soros began his financial career by studying at the London School of Economics where he had arrived as a 17 year old refugee and worked as a waiter and railway porter to pay for his studies.

The understanding of how everyday people live has always set George Soros apart from his peers in the financial industry, and has informed his decision to look to the European Union as a sign of hos successful the people of the world can become as they set out on their journey to become a much more closely aligned global community. Politico explains George Soros has recently missed out on attending his first ever Democratic National Convention at the age of 86 when he decided the political and economic situation in Europe became so difficult the founder of Soros Fund Management made the decision to remain in his office to monitor the political situation of the European Union; Soros was scheduled to attend the convention to watch his choice for U.S. President in 2016, Hillary Clinton receive the nomination for from her party. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.

Forbes states George Soros has an estimated fortune of over $25 billion and has developed even closer links to the Democracy Alliance group of liberal donors he helped develop in 2005 when his $27 million in funding for the campaign of Democrat John Kerry in his attempt to defeat President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign in 2004 came up short. Soros has often been a major supporter of the Democracy Alliance and their work, yet rarely attends scheduled events on a regular basis as he has vowed to look for new and innovative ways of backing Democrat’s against the rise of President Donald J. Trump. The 2004 election campaign was developed by Soros to show his opposition to the Iraq War and the global policies of President Bush; many commentators have stated their belief that the position taken up by Soros in 2016 is similar to that of 2004 for George Soros, and continues to be as the hedge fund legend has become a major opponent of President Donald Trump and the policies he is creating at the leader of the U.S. Learn more on discoverthenetworks.org about George Soros.

Richard Blair Gives Investors More Options

Richard Blair is helping a ton of people build up better financial plans for their lives. He has been able to make a lot of people see exactly what they were missing when it came to preparing for their retirement years. There are lots of people in Texas that are working and living paycheck to paycheck. What Richard Blair of Wealth Solutions hopes to do is help many people that are thinking about retirement.

 

Richard has a degree in finance and a number of certifications surrounding different financial aspects that play a part in retirement. Anyone that is trying to develop a solid long-term plan for retirement should definitely consider what Richard Blair brings to the table.

 

The thing that makes Richard Blair a resource for investors is the customization of portfolios. With Wealth Solutions he has managed to become a financial advisor that has a great amount of resources for developing those persevere strategies. This is what many people are in need of because they may have money spread across a lot of different places, but it may not be making any money. What Richard Blair tries to do is get people in place to see the value of compound interest when it comes to investing. He also believes that there is a greater need for more people to become aware of what their Investments are. Many people do not know what they are spending their money on for investments. Richard Blair wants to help people get better financial goals for themselves because they are more likely to accomplish goals this way. Anytime someone is setting rules or steps in place for you it is much less likely for you to focus on these things. These steps from outside sources may be things that have no value to you. Richard Blair, however, knows that people that take the time do it on their own will be much more helpful in accomplishing those needs.Learn more : http://creditorweekly.com/index.php/2016/05/26/investment-strategy-with-richard-blair/

 

A lot of people are going to contact Richard Blair to help them build up better financial goals when they are alive. He has access to information on annuities, stocks, mutual funds and hedge funds. Richard Blair is diverse in the number of options that he is giving to customers. He believes that this will be the thing that changes the direction for many people that want to construct financial plans and become more financially savvy.

 

 

Jason Hope – A Futurist, Philanthropist, And Investor

Mr. Jason hope is a futurist, philanthropist, and investor from Scottsdale, Arizona. He attended Arizona State University, from where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Finance. He also received an MBA from the same institution but in the school of business.

As an entrepreneur, Jason Hope always has the passion for technology. Through technology, Jason Hope has achieved a lot, more so by working with organizations that are involved in improving the lives of human beings. He even joined forces with SENS (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence), which is a research foundation that is involved in fighting the aging factor that is common to humankind. Also, the research foundation is involved in fighting diseases such as cancer. The methods that are used by SENS Foundation are preventive and preemptive

As a futurist, Jason has involved himself in several technological research and development, which include the development of desktop software, gaming software, mobile app, and devices that embrace the power of technology. Most of these research are meant to improve the living conditions of humanity.

As an investor, Jason Hope always has the heart of supporting and cultivating the young generations of entrepreneurs. He believes that the new generation of entrepreneurs always have great ideas but lack finances to bring their ideas into reality. He even extends his support to the next generation of entrepreneurs by offering them grants when they are at senior high school and college level. By being a futurist, Jason understands that the internet is the only future. Perhaps, the wave of technological advancement depends on the internet.