Waiakea Water is One Step Above Other Beverage Brands

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water will be the first bottled water brand to use a fully degradable plastic bottle. The company announced that its new one hundred percent recyclable bottles will be launched sometime this year. The technology behind the new plastic bottles will help the speed up its degrading process to fifteen years, as oppose to regular bottles that could take over a thousand years to fully break down. Waiakea Water is hopeful that many other companies that use plastics will tag along and utilize this nano-degradable plastic technology and help save the environment.

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is an American bottled water company that was founded on June 1, 2012 by CEO Ryan Emmons. Ryan Emmons created the Hawaii volcanic water brand after vacationing at his Uncle’s home in Oahu, Hawaii and tasting the naturally filtered water from his well. He wanted to find a way to share this pristine water with everyone in the world and after a few years, Waiakea Water was launched and was the first premium water brand of its kind.

Waiakea Water’s main source comes from the rain and snowmelt that courses through the gorgeous snow-capped peak of Mauna Loa, an active volcano that’s located on the biggest island of Hawaii. The naturally filtered water carries natural alkaline that provides the Waiakea Water pH with high levels ranging from 7 to 8.8. The premium water tastes smooth and is filled with essential nutrients and electrolytes that helps promote energy and other benefits.

After teaming up with the charitable and ethical organization Pump Aid, Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water was able to donate 650 liters of clean water for every liter sold to many rural regions of Malawi. Pump Aid is well-known for their contributions to the African nation and has installed many wells and Elephant Pumps‘ across every rural part in Africa. As of 2016, Waiakea and Pump Aid had donated over 500 million liters of clean drinking water to Malawi.

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Susan McGalla, Paving The Way For Female Executives

Diversity in the workplace creates innovation, grows a businesses talent pool, improves employee performance and allows individuals with a variety of talents and skills to collaborate together. Studies have shown that a company with a gender-diverse staff will most likely outdo a company that is male dominated. Sadly, there are still only a small percentage of executive level positions held by women in the workforce.

Throughout her career, Susan McGalla has recognized the struggle women face at reaching executive level positions. She has made it her mission to help pave the way for women to reach the highest honor possible within their organization. At a young age, Susan was taught that she must work hard to get what she wanted. Her dad was a football coach that didn’t go easy on her just because she was a girl.

Susan worked for the apparel brand American Eagle Outfitters at the time when the executives were all men. She worked her way up to becoming the president before moving on to found her own company, P3 Executive Consulting. She currently is the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the professional football team the Pittsburgh Steelers.

While Susan has achieved tremendous success, it is still difficult for other women to obtain these opportunities. Susan believes in initiatives and networks for women to come together and support each other in business. Such initiatives allow women to compare strategies with one another and become educated on the latest business trends. Susan McGalla wants to break the cycle of gender discrimination by creating executive sponsorships. An executive sponsor acts as an advocate for women, and can help them complete important assignments, lead projects, or create opportunities. This is a positive program that can encourage male executives with incentives, to mentor serious businesswomen. This collaboration benefits everyone involved since the statistics have shown that companies who do this outperform other businesses.

Banco Bradesco SA‘s Rise To The Top Courtesy Of Its Leadership

Headquartered at Osasco, in the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo, Banco Bradesco SA epitomizes a successful brand built from scratch by a visionary entrepreneur, Amado Aguiar.

The bank’s 74 years of existence have been characterized by sustained growth in all aspects of banking including number of account holders, branch network, assets, deposits, loans granted, etc. In fact, eight years after its launch, Bradesco emerged the largest private bank in Brazil.

Although many factors contributed to Bradesco’s growth, its leadership especially top management led by chairman of the board of directors and president have been instrumental in charting the growth path for the bank. So far, Bradesco has had three chairmen and four CEOs according to valor.com.br. Being the founder of Bradesco, Amado Aguiar assumed office as the first chairman and president of the bank. In 1981, he relinquished the presidency to Lazaro de Mello Brandao, the immediate former chairman, while remaining as the chair of Bradesco. With Amado Aguiar’s passing on in 1991, Lazaro de Mello Brandao was appointed to succeed him as chairman.

Holding both roles between 1991 and 1999, Lazaro de Mello Brandao continued Amado Aguiar’s legacy of expansion and innovation. For example, Lazaro de Mello Brandao spearheaded the purchase of Banco BCN in 1997. A year earlier, he had initiated the launch of the first Latin American internet banking system. In addition, Lazaro de Mello Brandao established a culture that favors the elevation of Bradesco’s staff to leadership positions within the company.

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Lazaro de Mello Brandao resigned as president in 1999, allowing Marcio Cypriano to take the wheel. Lazaro de Mello Brandao and Marcio Cypriano’s tenure saw Bradesco acquire ten smaller banks. Among the banks acquired by the bank are BBVA Brazil and American Express Brazilian branch. In addition to expanding locally, Bradesco commenced operations in Argentina during the tenure of the duo. Marcio Cypriano abdicated duty in 2009, and Bradesco’s fourth CEO, Luiz Carlos Trabuco took over from him.

Once again, Lazaro de Mello Brandao reigned as chairman with Luiz Carlos Trabuco as president. The two bought more banks such as Ibi Brazilian and Ibi Mexican. The acquisition of HSBC Brazil for $5.2 billion, spearheaded by the duo, topped the list of Bradesco’s inorganic growth strategies.

Were it not for Lazaro de Mello Brandao’s wilful resignation, Luiz Carlos Trabuco would have ended his tenure with Lazaro de Mello Brandao still the chair of the board of directors. Luiz Carlos Trabuco is scheduled to retire in March 2018. However, towards the end of 2017, Lazaro de Mello stepped down; Luiz Carlos Trabuco succeeded him.

The implications of Luiz Carlos Trabuco’s Impending Resignatio
Bradesco has to appoint a new CEO ahead of time. As expected, the bank announced that it would not consider non-Bradesco’s employees for the position. With the bank’s stance, it can be concluded that Bradesco is planning to elevate one of its high-ranking executives to take the mantle from Luiz Carlos Trabuco. Some of the executives likely under consideration include
• André Rodrigues Cano
• Octavio de Lazari
• Marcelo de Araujo Noronha
• Josué Augusto Pancini
• Domingos Figueiredo Abreu
• Alexandre da Silva Gluher, and
• Mauricio Machado de Minas

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Brazil’s Private Banking Sectors Icon, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi

When talking about major business trends in Brazil’s economy, one is likely to come across the name Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi. He is considered a great business icon in Brazil’s private banking sector. This is through his achievements, specifically as the Chief Executive Officer of Bradesco Bank. This includes being named as Brazil’s entrepreneurial personality of the year 2015.

Considered as a humble man, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi nature is one to emulate. Through his hard work, enthusiasm, effective futuristic planning, and risk taking characters, he managed to become the president of Bradesco Bank. This took him a total of 34 years demonstrating his consistency.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi started his banking career at Bradesco Bank branch in the city of Marilia. This coincidentally happens to be his local hometown where he was born and raised. Despite not undertaking a business related course in his university, his passion for entrepreneurship kept him going. He studied Philosophy at Sao Paulo University where he successfully graduated.

His first employment position in the bank was as a clerk in the year 1969.For a period of four years, he was promoted to the marketing department where he acted as Bradescos Marketing Director. In each position he was appointed, he proved his leadership skills. This enabled him to be promoted as the banks Vice President. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi gradually worked his way up the various leadership positions to becoming the CEO.

His appointment came as a result of the bank’s policy on the maximum age limit of the acting bank’s president. This was set at the age of 65 years. He took over the bank’s presidency position from Mr. Cypriano, who had reached the maximum required age. This was through the company’s board agreement. Bradesco Bank has had a legacy of being the largest private bank in Brazil. This has been through its capable leadership. The management had to ensure they were selecting the e right man for the job.

Brazil’s private banking sector is considered to be very competitive in nature. This is through the various private banks that compete for dominance in market shares. Itaú Unibanco is one of the promising banks in the private sector. With its aim of dominating the Brazils financial economy, it became the major rival bank to Bradesco Bank. 2015 marked a great year where Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi managed to turn the tables in the Brazilian private banking sector. Spending over 5.2 Billion dollars, he managed to purchase the main branch of HSBC bank in Brazil.

This was a game changer move that placed Bradesco Bank at the top of its major rival banks. It enabled the bank to increase its number of branches in Brazil, accounts, capital, and was recorded as the highest investment Brazil had ever witnessed. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was named as the entrepreneur of the year in Brazil’s 2015 financial year. This was his second time receiving the reward. In 2013, he also managed to earn the award. Until date, this move still contributes to Bradesco’s dominance in the market.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi used his fame to revolutionaries’ leadership in Brazil and promotes the growth of the private investment sector. He insisted on the role of the government in supporting private investment banks. At one point, he was approached by Brazil’s former president, Dilma Rousseff, who offered him the Ministry of Finance docket which he declined.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi did not only offer leadership. He ensured proper service delivery. According to him, he considers service delivery as the main aim of leadership. As a campus student, he was involved in leading campaigns that enabled Christ the Redeemer statue being selected as a world’s wonder. He also uses his influence to encourage his fellow Brazilians to invest and never lose hope. He leads various financial groups and organizations in Brazil with an aim of improving service delivery and business growth.

Follow Marc Sparks to Learn How to Grow Your Startup to Global Success

Marc Sparks is a Dallas-based serial entrepreneur, author, and venture capitalist. He is currently the man in charge of Timber Creek Capital, a private equity firm supporting startups in Dallas, Texas. The company nurtures young business talent into successful global brands. It provides startups with capital, incubation as well as business support services. Marc Sparks believes that a collaborative environment is a key factor in maximizing output. He operates a private investment portfolio of select companies under the firm.

 

 

He has been associated with the founding and running of dozens of companies. He is linked to names such as Blu Jay Wireless, Cardinal Telecom, and Cobalt Real Estate among others. Marc Sparks is a visionary and a respected business leader. He is adept at identifying ideas for a new business. He is also passionate about executing the business idea. He can deliver both short-term and long-term goals.

 

 

He has documented his entrepreneurial journey in a book called “They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path to Outrageous Success,” launched by Peak Publishing in 2014. The book details hard lessons learned from operating startups. Marc Sparks encourages young entrepreneurs and startups to be resilient and stay the course. He has also written numerous online articles on the subject of smart investment and business success.

 

 

Marc Sparks is dedicated to ensuring businesses with sound models get an honest shot at success. He offers insightful ideas to young entrepreneurs on how to win venture capital. He suggests you establish a clear strategy that articulates how their funds are going to be utilized. Provide a unique service, and use your existing sales data to draw growth projections. Build on the data to map your vision. Use visuals during the presentation to drive the punch line home.

 

 

He takes an optimistic approach to management and corporate culture. He does not fear a healthy challenge, but rather lives for the thrill of the win. Marc Sparks employs an open door policy and encourages open communication between his teams. He uses challenges in business as a stepping-stone to create solutions that deliver growth. He insists on recognizing the significant role of human capital in business success. Learn more: https://twitter.com/msparks5010?lang=en

 

 

Outside of business, Marc Sparks is an ardent philanthropist. He is a supporter of The Samaritan Inn, a temporary shelter for the homeless in Texas. He has also been associated with other charities such as Habitat for Humanity and Sparky’s Kids among others. He enjoys adventure travel and sports such as hunting and golf.

Family Tradition And Values Play A Role For Duda Melzer

Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, usually known as Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, is the latest member of the Sirotsky family to take control of the ever expanding RBS Group that is one of the best known media organizations in the world. Established by Mauricio Sobrinho Sirotsky in 1957, the RBS Group has been led by the founder and Nelson Sirotsky before control was handed over to Duda Melzer in 2016 in a high profile ceremony broadcast live by the media company; the traditional values of the RBS Group and the wider Sirotsky family are respected by the newly appointed President as he looks for expansion without losing the history of this family business.

A Harvard School of Business graduate with an MBA in Business Administration and with two further post graduate courses Duda has been keen to bring the experience and skills of the U.S school to the RBS Group in the form of Professor John Davis. Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer has brought the skills of Professor Davis to the RBS Group as the first South American business to engage his skills in protecting the legacy of any family based business. Ethics are a major aspect of enhancing the position of any family business for Professor Davis who has seen Duda Melzer follow his advice in making the company one of the most transparent and ethically responsible in Brazil. For more details visit Odiario.

The work Duda Melzer has completed in making the RBS Group one of the most impressive in terms of maintaining a grounding in the family business industry has seen him appointed to the Cambridge Institute for Family Entrepreneurship in 2015; this is one of the most impressive and respected family business groups in the world and brings together just 25 members each year to discuss the latest developments in family entrepreneurship that will impact global business leaders across the world in the following years. For more info, visit eduardosirotskymelzer.com

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Adam Goldenberg Says “Unicorn” Is Only One Step In Doing Something Big

Adam Goldenberg, the co-CEO of TechStyle Fashion Group was pleased to announce the valuation at $1 billion not long ago, an accomplishment he says cements the company’s place in the fashion retail niche. It’s not reaching $1 billion alone that Goldenberg takes pride in, but rather the people that helped the company get there. He says he believes his company has found a space that the old dinosaurs such as American Eagle and Abercrombie will be vacating and TechStyle will be filling the void at http://www.hudl.com/profile/4913266/adam-goldenberg. TechStyle was formerly known as JustFab but was renamed because Goldenberg and his partner Don Ressler decided to bring big data and programming into the way the company operates.

Adam Goldenberg started in online marketing back when he was only 15. At that time gaming was the big startup and he built a network of gaming website ads through his company Gamer’s Alliance. In 1998 that company was bought out by Intermix Media and they hired Goldenberg to join their executive team on CrossCut.vc. He became the nation’s youngest Chief Operating Officer on a publicly-traded company in the year 2000, and shortly after that he met Don Ressler, the founder of FitnessHeaven.com. Goldenberg and Ressler stayed with Intermix Media for the next five years starting different ecommerce companies and making the company into profitable, but they left when it was bought out by News Corporation.

Goldenberg and Ressler had the means to run their own digital media company by 2006, and with the new name of Intelligent Beauty they began selling new health and beauty products. They then decided to build a fashion sales company that could sell apparel at a discounted price while still having quality and trendy designs according to entrepreneur.wiki. That company became JustFab and it was quickly popular among the fashion and entertainment circles of Los Angeles.

It was Kimora Lee Simmons who was the first to jump aboard the JustFab train when she adopted the line and endorsed it on Twitter. She served as company president for a few years before stepping down, but Kate Hudson and then Demi Lovato followed to become the faces of Fabletics. It was Josh Hannah who became the first investor in the company followed by Crosscut Ventures and Passport Capital. Soon JustFab was servicing customers all across the US and overseas, and soon Goldenberg decided it was time to open the doors in physical stores. JustFab also has a VIP membership its members can join.

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The Participation of Lori Senecal in the Success of CP+B

Lori Senecal is a professional who has achieved a lot in the digital advertising industry. She was hired by CP+B in March 2015 and has been serving as its global CEO. The current position that she holds makes her the head of all the international branches of the company. Lori Senecal will lead the firm until the end of 2017 when she will be retiring. Before joining CP+B, she acted as MDC Partner’s CEO. The chairman of the advertising agency’s board, Chuck Potter, thinks that its services have improved since Lori took over the leadership role.

Lori Senecal has been offering outstanding services to CP+B during her term in office. The first major accomplishment that she made at the enterprise was assisting it to be awarded the American Airlines account. The advertising account of the company was formerly managed by TM Advertising, which had worked with the airline for about 25 years. Senecal has joined efforts with Porter to make sure that the company develops outstanding strategies that can assist in bettering its management team. They are committed to making excellent decisions that can positively influence the administration of the firm. According to the Adweek, CP+B will be well prepared for changes by the end of the years when Lori will be leaving. Several clients across the globe trust the services of the enterprise due to its outstanding leadership.

Over the past one year, the digital advertising firm has committed itself to nurturing new leaders. It recently appointed Danielle Aldrich to act as CP+B West’s new president. The position has made her be the head of all the business undertakings of CP+B Boulder and CP+B Los Angeles. Danielle is a former MD of CP+B Boulder. Lori greatly assisted the company in winning major deals such as the American Airlines and Hershey accounts.

CP+B currently manage ten divisions that are based in different regions of the world. All its branches are run by professionals who are highly talented and experienced. The employees of the agency have been striving to ensure that it performs well in the local and international markets. According to Fast Company, all the divisions of the company will be able to coordinate well if they are headed by the best management. Lori is among the few women who have managed to be appointed as administrators in the digital marketing industry. She is a mentor to other female professionals in the industry.

What A College Roommate Says About Tony Petrello

Lloyd Grove knew Tony Petrello when he was just 18 yr old. Now Tony is the Chairman and Chief Executive of Nabors. He was Lloyd’s freshman-year roommate.

At that time, Tony Petrello was skinny and having a public-school scholarship. He came from working-class Newark. He had a thick Jersey accent and was an extrovert.

Tony Petrello was the smart math whiz. He was always scribbling proofs of various theorems on napkins. In fact, he was a genius at age 18. But he opted for law school rather than being a brilliant academic who would have done groundbreaking work in the mathematics field.

Then Lloyd Grove lost touch with him. Tony Petrello spent the 80s in a corporate practice for a law firm, Baker & McKenzie. He was based in Manhattan. Then he received a job offer from Nabors Industries. This was one of the firm’s clients. This job was based in Houston. In 1991, he became its President as well as Chief Operating Officer in 1991. He was running the company by 2011 and getting richer.

During that time, Tony Petrello married Cynthia Carrafa. She is a soap-opera actress as well as producer. She was his college girlfriend too. They started a family. This was when they became involved in philanthropy too.

Tony Petrello donated $7 million as seed funding for the Texas Children’s Hospital. This was for their neurological department. His daughter, Carena, was born prematurely and developed cerebral palsy. When Lloyd tried to contact him, Tony Petrello immediately responded back through e-mail.

Dick DeVos Has $139 Million To Speak Of In Non-Profit Giving

When Dick and Betsy DeVos started their family foundation over 24 years ago they saw it as a way to help organizations in education, arts, scientific research and political activism impact the state of Michigan. Dick’s family has been supporting conservative institutions since the days his father made Amway Corporation successful, and the DeVos family has built several foundations that have started higher learning centers at local universities and also supported Republican political candidates. But Dick and Betsy’s total giving has only a small fraction that’s gone to political candidates even though Betsy herself was once chairperson of the Michigan Republican Party. The exact amount the DeVos’s have given to local charities is estimated to be about $139 million.

 

Dick DeVos runs The Windquest Group and also is the former CEO of Amway Corporation. While working under his father and later leading Amway, Dick was responsible for growing its customer base into markets in Western Europe, Australia and Eastern Asia. Only a small part of Amway’s profits came from outside the US before Dick took over, but once he started running the company it grew to over 50%. After leaving Amway Dick and Betsy decided to start investing in more Michigan-based companies that specialized in food service, energy and power generators, household storage and specialized technology. Phil Dolci was recently chosen to become CEO of one of their companies. Dick was also the president of the Orlando Magic in the few years following his family’s purchase of the team.

 

Dick and Betsy consider education to be at the forefront of their values, hence why then President-elect Donald Trump chose Betsy to head the US Department of Education by the time he took office. One of Dick and Betsy’s first efforts to change it was when Dick won election to the state Board of Education in 1990, but despite being able to influence policies towards private schools, the DeVos’s thought more should be done. About 10 years later they attempted to bring a bill into law that would allow private schools to receive tax credits and vouchers, but it missed the needed votes. But in spite of that setback the DeVos’s also started working with charter schools, and in 2010 they formed one at the local airport that’s known as the West Michigan Aviation Academy.

 

The DeVos’s have also given to local hospitals and in 2006 Dick was given the Spectrum Health Foundation’s Art of Giving award. David Rubenstein’s project at the Kennedy Center also was the beneficiary of the DeVos’s charity and was then renamed the Dick and Betsy DeVos Institute for Arts Management. Dick DeVos is also an active member and supporter of Heritage Foundation, and he also wrote a book about his philosophies titled Rediscovering American Values.