February2018

Banco Bradesco Has New Board Members And A New CEO So What’s Next For The Bank?

Banco Bradesco may be changing their mission in 2018, according to some of the information coming out of the bank’s headquarters. Lázaro de Mello Brandão the patriarch of the bank is finally calling it quits after a long and successful banking career. Brandão gets a lot of credit for holding the bank together when founder Amador Aguiar passed in 1991. He has a reputation for being a capable as well as an honest banker, gave the bank the credibility to weather some of the political and economic storms that Brazil is famous for.

Brandão is also responsible for hiring Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi in 1969 when other bankers thought his resume wasn’t banking material. Mr. Brandão took a chance when Cappi was in the bank’s training program, and that chance is still paying off. Cappi is taking Brandão’s place as the bank’s chairman, and Octavio Lazari, another former bank office boy, will be the new president and CEO.

Cappi is 67 now, so he is too old to be the CEO because of the CEO age cap. But he is just getting started as the Chairman. And if he follows his predecessor, he’ll be making bank decisions for years to come. Trabuco Cappi is not the typical banker who relies on his finance education or his accounting prowess to lead the bank. Cappi has a quick mind, and he knows people, thanks to his degrees in Philosophy and psychology. He finished his degrees in University of Sao Paolo. Luiz and Lazari have a good working relationship, but Cappi has a good working relationship with all the members of his executive team. Lazari is the current executive vice-president of Seguros, the bank’s insurance arm. Cappi held that position from 2003 to 2009. The six other candidates for CEO gave Lazari serious competition, but in the end, Brandão and Cappi thought Lazari’s credentials and work ethic fit the bank’s mission.

Read more: Bradesco: New president to leave executive body, says Trabuco

Mr. Lazari started as an office boy in 1978, after graduating from the College of Economics and Administration of Osasco. He also majored in Financial Strategies and Marketing at Fundação Instituto de Administração. In 1998, Lazari was in the credit department. He was able to become a credit officer responsible for small, and medium-size companies. In 2010, he got the Department Officer title. He was in charge of the loans and financing. In 2012, he was on the board of the Executive Officers, and in 2017, Cappi gave Lazari the Seguros job.

Lazari will officially become the CEO at the March 12, 2018 shareholders meeting. Four of the candidates for the CEO position will be part of the bank’s Board of Directors. Those men are executive vice presidents Domingos Abreu, Alexandre Glüher, Josué Pancini, and Maurício Minas.

Investors expect Lazari and Cappi to stay on course and expand the bank’s digital footprint in Brazil. They also expect the bank stock to be one of best picks in 2018. But there are internal issues to address, according to Cappi. Bradesco has too many bank branches in certain parts of the country, thanks to the 2015 HSBC acquisition. And those branches could be a profit drain in 2018. It gives the bank the position as second largest bank in Brazil.

Source: http://economia.estadao.com.br/blogs/coluna-do-broad/bradesco-deve-anunciar-sucessor-de-trabuco-antes-do-carnaval/

Who is Doe Deere?

Doe Deere was born in Russia, but moved to New York at the age of seventeen to study fashion design. In 2008, she started her own cosmetics line called, “Lime Crime” which is a makeup line of unicorn colored cosmetics. She was the first person in 2008 to have a successful cosmetics company online.

 

Doe now lives in Los Angeles, California where she creates her unique bold colored makeup. Her makeup is cruelty free, and vegan. Lime crime sells a variety of products such as; eye shadow pallets, liquid liners in rainbow colors, matte lipstick in several different shades, nail polish, chrome lipstick, loose pigments, glittery lip gloss, and highlighter. One of Lime crimes newest additions to the website, is the brand new semi permanent hair dye. This new hair dye offers several different colors, and most of them are unicorn colors and are bold.

 

Doe became inspired to start this makeup line, when she created her own clothing and wanted makeup to match her outfits. She loved fairytales and makeup, so she combined the two and created this makeup brand so that everyone could enjoy the fun in wearing makeup. The mascot of her products is a unicorn, which represents individuality, and rare beauty. The Lime crime brands color is purple, which according to Doe, represents creativity.

 

It didn’t take her long to start making a profit off of this makeup line. She launched the products in 2008, and started promoting them on social media with makeup tutorials, and by 2009 her sales were really picking up, and the rest was history!

 

Doe started out with a clothing line called, “Lime Crime,” but as soon as she started creating makeup she fell in love with it and stuck with her true passion. She never looked back again after pursuing what she absolutely loved.

 

She created a blog and in this blog she featured makeup tutorials, giveaways, and fantasy style accessories, and through these things she created a fan base. Business picked up, and now, Lime Crime has over three million followers.

 

She believes that makeup should make you feel happy. She also believes that the makeup color you choose should bring out the best version of yourself. She always used makeup as a way of self expression and hoped that others would do the same.

 

She created Lime Crime to also be different than the other makeup products in a way which gave her products a fantasy twist. She makes sure that her products are at the top of the line. She tests out her products, and if she won’t wear the products she creates, then she simply won’t sell them.

 

Doe has had a massive amount of success with Lime Crime, and she plans on creating more daring products in the near future! She plans on chasing even bigger dreams and fantasies than she ever has before! Learn more:  https://www.limecrime.com/pages/our-founder

Securus Technologies Wows Customers

I came across the most interesting article on prison technology security. When I think about prisons, I typically think about what it takes to get people that commit crime into prisons. I never really thought about the technology it takes to keep prisoners inside the prison and, even more, to prevent crimes inside of prisons.

 

Securus Technologies, a prison technology company, recently released a press release that discussed how the company’s technology had helped prevent crimes inside of prison walls. Securus offers a huge variety of prison technology. The company offers everything from cell phone monitoring to technology that prevents contraband cell phones from connecting to illegal wireless services. A huge amount of damage can be done if a cell phone can connect to a wireless signal.

 

Among the testimonials were some that explained how monitored cell phone calls were able to be used. For example, a call was monitored between two brothers, one of which was an inmate. The inmate was attempting to coerce his brother to provide him with a fake alibi. Because the call was monitored, the prosecution was able to use it against the inmate to help secure a conviction. Cases like these are truly proof of how technology like Securus can be used in a greatly positive way.

 

Another great example came from a Sherriff’s Department. The testimonial shared how Securus’ Location Based Services helped them to find over $100 million in illegal drugs, firearms and stolen assets that had been stolen. An additional quote was just a simple testament to how the Location Based Services technology was a benefit to the prison.

 

I found this article fascinating. Not only is Securus Technologies preventing potential crimes inside prison walls, but actually solving crimes outside prison walls. It’s amazing to see how far technology has brought us.

 

Roberto Santiago Is Brazil’s Economic Planner

Roberto Santiago is an innovative businessman, humanitarian, and entrepreneur who loves his native land of Brazil. Mr. Santiago was born in Joao Pessoa Joao which is the capital of Paraiba in Brazil. His love for his country began after he graduated from the Pio X-Marist College where he received a Master’s Degree and a Business Administration degree from the University Center of Joao Pessoa. He immediately founded a lucrative business that made paper and cardboard products in order to help his fellow countryman become employed and boost the economy of Brazil.

 

Roberto has a great business acumen and he continually thinks of business ideas to help Brazilians. As a result, Roberto Santiago purchased a piece of land in 1987 which is now the home of a multi-level shopping mall called The Manaira Mall. It took Santiago two years to complete the largest mall in Paraiba. Again, thinking about the Brazilian landscape and what he can do to improve his beautiful country, The Manaira Mall was designed with upscale shops and chef-inspired dining establishments.

 

Roberto Santiago enjoys inspiring and mentoring young Brazilian youths. Mr. Santiago talks to them about becoming entrepreneurs and owning their own businesses to further support the Brazilian economy. As a prominent business owner, Roberto Santiago established The College of Higher Education of Paraiba that is located within The Manaira Mall.

 

The local residents of Paraiba call the Manaira Mall, a city within a city. The Manaira Mall is beautifully landscaped with local artwork and regional symbols that emphasizes the history and future of Brazil. Additional attractions located within the Manaira Mall includes banks, chic bars and nightclubs, upscale restaurants, a food court, bowling alley, 3-D movies, and a large family gaming arena.

 

Mr. Santiago also placed a concert hall atop the mall’s rooftop. The concert hall is called The Domus Hall. Roberto designed Domus Hall to attract international entertainers to its stages that may not have considered performing in Brazil. The Domus Hall is also used for local celebratory events, like fairs, graduations, weddings, and many other types of cultural celebrations.

 

The Manaira Mall was not the only successful real estate venture for Roberto. He further developed the Mangeira Mall in Joao Pessoa which is a smaller mall than The Manaira. Both malls employ hundreds of Brazilians and are filled with family fun and entertainment. Roberto Santiago accomplished what he always intended, which was to increase the prominence of Brazil’s social and economic status.

 

Both enterprising malls have increased the value of the surrounding properties. The success of these real estate investments has inspired large companies and corporate investors to develop businesses or they have relocated to the Paraiba location. Mr. Santiago is not resting on his laurels. He intends to continue developing and growing industry businesses which will inspire tourism, sales, and leisure entertainment.

 

Omar Boraie is a Proud Pop Pop

Just like the days leading up to the French revolution, we see the lower class grow in anger toward the upper class. The upper class, those who are corporate leaders and millionaires, are the recipients of much anger and hostility at this time. The lower class see the upper class as the cause of all of their woes. It is the upper classes taking our money. It is the upper class that is preventing us from coming up the latter. It is the upper class that is causing all of this evil.

I believe that there are many people in the upper class who are sinful human beings. I do not believe Sam Boraie is one of those people, however. Omar Boraie has been like a father to the city of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Everyone in that city loves this man for all that he has done.

According to New Jersey Stage, Omar Boraie has been able to turn around the city of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Omar Boraie spoke with the powerhouses that be in the city and develop a four-step plan to make New Brunswick a thriving city he knew it could be. He first wanted to start by making the place the kind of city that families wanted to call home. The second part of his plan he wanted to keep jobs in the local area. The third part of his plan he wanted to get a coalition together that would make New Brunswick their number one priority. The fourth, and last, part of his plan was to entice young professionals to set up shop in his area. For more details visit Bloomberg.

Omar Boraie enacted the first part of his four-step plan by reaching out to the State Theater with a proposal. He proposed that the theater would provide the space for him to show movies to the public. Seven movies in all were shown to families, and Omar Boraie covered all cost of admission. The last report said 7500 people were blessed. Check out Central Jersey Working Moms.

Omar Boraie enacted the second step of his four-part plan by convincing Johnson and Johnson to stay in the city.

Omar Boraie then enacted the third step of his four-part plan by reaching out to the movers and shakers of New Brunswick.

Lastly, Omar Boraie enacted the fourth step of his plan by donating $150 million of class a office space to the city of New Brunswick.

Reference: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB1000142405270230452620457909952025609506