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.
While he may not have attended College, Marc Sparks has created an outstanding career as a serial entrepreneur. Marc has participated in establishing startups. Most of the startups that he has ventured in have been successful while others are downright disastrous.
According to Sparks, people experience challenges in life to learn and to understand the responsibilities that they have to the society. Through his mistakes, Marc has been able to create successful businesses. Learn more: http://sparktankdfw.com/
Marc is passionate about building businesses. He takes a business idea, designs business strategy and then executes the idea. Marc has maintained a portfolio of businesses that he runs through his Timber Creek Capital.
What sets Marc apart from most entrepreneurs is his leadership skills. He leads by example and motivates his employees to achieve their best. Marc has also created an open leadership model that allows most of his employees to work with him directly. Learn more: https://about.me/marc_sparks
Marc has attributed his success in business to his time management skills, his tenacity, focus, passion, and faith. He also says he is not afraid to fail which is what has given him a competitive edge.
Over the years, Marc has gained skills and knowledge in entrepreneurship. It his expertise in startups that led him to write and publish his book ‘They Can’t Eat You.’ This is a book that documents not only his success in business but also his failures. According to Sparks, it is easy for people to learn from his mistakes than success. In his book, he has included the story about how he created an insurance company and lost it after 90 days. His book is for all entrepreneurs that have lost hope in business.
Outside of his work, Marc engages in different projects that are designed to benefit the community. He has partnered with the Samaritan Inn, a homeless shelter. The shelter rescues the homeless people. Marc states that the organization seeks to give people a ‘hand up’ and not a ‘hand out.’ This method of operation is what helps the people want a better life. The Samaritan Inn takes in 160 residents and provides them shelter for five months. In those five months, the residents are taken through various programs in counseling, family services, financial education, and job placements.
Marc has partnered with the Habitat for Humanity. This is an organization that builds home for the needy. He has a foundation that gives new computers to children from needy homes to help them break out of poverty.
Marc has hobbies that he engages in to relax. He loves to golf and go fishing, hiking, biking, and hunting. Marc also loves to work out and to travel. He once traveled around the world in 23 days.