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Antony Petrello was born in Newark in New Jersey an area known for its strong culture and honor, to a humble family. Tony attended public primary school, he mastered calculus and exhibited mathematical intelligence at an early age. While in high school due to his math abilities the University of Yale noticed him and awarded him a scholarship. While at Yale he received his bachelor and masters degree in mathematics with a bias towards linear algebra and calculus. While in university he had the opportunity to assist the theorist Serge Lang in his number theory and he showed a level of brilliance that his most of his classmates could not comprehend.

After completing his university at Yale, Tony has a change of mind; he enrolled in Harvard Law School a surprise to many given his maths ability. Tony began his career at Baker and Mackenzie an American law firm. While there he specialized in business law mainly taxation and arbitration. In 1986 Tony became a managing partner in Baker and Mackenzie in the firms New York division. While at Baker he worked for a client Nabors Industries. The managers at Nabors were impressed by his analytical skills, and after much lobbying, the managers hired Tony as their business Executive. In 1991 Tony began serving as the chief operating officer, later the same year he was elected to serve on the board of directors and executive committee. Nabors Industries is a company founded in 1968, is a natural oil, geothermal contractor operating in America, Middle East, Far East and Africa.it also performs onshore oil servicing and provides rigs for offshore oil platform.

In 1992 Petrello became Nabors industry President and in steered the company towards tremendous growth and achievements. In 2011 he became the CEO of Nabors and dring has reign his leadership was considered top Notch in an industry where there is a high level of competition. He is very good at day to day management as well as long-term strategic vision. In addition to serving at Nabors, he also the director of mediaonDemand.com, Hilcorp Energy Corp and Stewart and Stevenson where he has served since 2011.In 2014 and 2014 Tony was one of the most compensated CEO in the US.

Petrello has not been left behind regarding family and is married to his college sweetheart Cynthia Petrello. They have a daughter named Caren who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Carena couldn’t eat solid foods until she was seven. Carena’s condition prompted the Petrellos to look for solutions to the illness. Tony has given to Texas children hospital and has also taken a seat on the board of trustees. The hospital has constructed a Neurological, pediatric care which treats children from across the globe.

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People love to hear of a real life Horatio Alger story, someone who is capable of rising from rags to riches through sheer hard work, dedication and development of their personal talents. However, in an increasingly financialized and globalized world, such stories seem to be vanishingly rare. It is for this reason that finding seemingly clear examples of these stories can be so inspiring. But frequently, what at first appears to be someone who is able to buck the odds turns out to be merely a cold professional who was playing the odds all along.

In the case of Luiz Carlos Trabuco, it’s hard to make a judgement either way. As one of the few people in Brazilian corporate history who has risen completely through the ranks of one of the largest companies in the country, Trabuco’s rise through Bradesco is unquestionably a testament to his own grit, drive and talent. On the other hand, in an ironic twist, it turns out that Trabuco himself became one of the leading forces for policies within the company that could be described as globalist and financializing. For these latter tendencies, Trabuco can hardly be criticized. In fact, most observers would readily admit that he was one of the leading forces within Bradesco that enabled the bank’s incredible rise from a tiny local concern into one of the most powerful holding companies in Latin America.

Still, it isn’t so much that Trabuco was able to bend the constraints of money and power to his own personality. On the contrary, it was the constraints of money and power that seemed to increasingly shape him throughout his career.

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From uneducated high school grad to worldly sophisticate

Trabuco first came to work at Bradesco when he was just 18 years old. Hired on as a bank teller, he had only a high school diploma and was excited to be hired on, even if it was the lowliest position that the bank could offer.

But over the next 10 years, Trabuco would slowly begin rising through the ranks. At first appointed shift manager, he quickly won the confidence of his superiors, being appointed to positions of increasing responsibility. At the same time, he was able to put himself through school, eventually receiving a master’s degree in social psychology. This combination of rigorous academic credentials and increasingly vast experience within the bank and all its business lines eventually made Trabuco a formidable candidate for promotion. In 1984, he was offered his first executive role within the firm.

Appointed to the head of the marketing department, Trabuco inherited a unit that had never been managed in what many bankers might refer to as a professional style. Using his academic background and extensive knowledge of international banking markets, he quickly moved to bring Bradesco’s marketing strategy in line with that seen at the most successful financial institutions of North America. His reforms proved to be a huge success, with the bank’s sales increasing and relationships with local media being stronger than they had ever been. But this also marked the beginning of Trabuco’s personal influence over the strategies and business model of the bank.

He began using a marketing strategy of going after higher-end clients. The success he saw with doing this would prove crucial later in his career, when he was in a position to really begin making profound changes.

In 1992, Trabuco was appointed head of the bank’s financial planning division. There, he immediately moved to create a multi-tiered banking service, with the bank’s wealthiest and most high-value clients receiving a level of service far higher than the ordinary customers. This transformation of the bank into an institution that sought to cater to the very wealthy proved to be an enormous success. The financial planning division quickly grew from just 3 percent of revenues to nearly 30, marking an astonishing period of growth.

Trabuco’s rise was swift and steep. But it came at the abandonment of the bank’s older, more egalitarian customer service model.

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Glen Wakeman has held many important positions in his lifetime. He has worked important positions at big companies, dove in the sea of entrepreneurship, and has mentored others to follow their dreams of starting their own businesses. He works tirelessly to improve other’s lives. Here is how he got his start in life.

Glen Wakeman attended the University of Scranton and received his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance in 1981. From there he continued his education and received a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago. After he got his MBA 1993 he started a successful career at GE Capital. Glen Wakeman worked there for over 21 years in business development, general management, living and working in the United States and internationally, and operations management. He even becomes the CEO of GE Money Latin America. From the complete start, he built a 9 country operation. He created multiple new products, signed dozens of new partnerships, and built a network of over a 1000 offices (http://blogwebpedia.com/glen-wakeman-dubbed-secret-weapon-top-entrepreneurs.html/). He exceeded 12 billion in profits, and much more. Glen Wakeman was the founder and CEO of Nova Four, a business accelerator to help companies build their businesses.

Glen Wakeman latest role is of Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC. It was launched in 2015 and is a SAAS corporation that includes a fully automated software services for budding entrepreneurs. This software puts their ideas into a workable plan that can accelerate their growth tremendously.

This thriving businessman also uses a proven methodology to help businesses flourish. These 5 key dimension of performance are risk management, governance, execution, leadership, and human capital. With this in mind, Glen Wakeman helps businesses become better and more successful (Angel.co). He is also an investor and writer. He regularly blogs about such topics as emerging markets, strategy, fiscal matters, management and administration, and much more. As a philanthropist, he currently counsels organizations like Sitter Bees and Dreamfunded

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December 2017 will mark the end of an era for one Lori Senecal as the global Chief Executive Officer of CP+B. Since she took over the leadership of the company in March 2015, Ms. Lori injected new energy into the company with much passion and intellect that moved CP+B from strength to strength. Her flexibility and entrepreneurial spirit proved vital for the company’s achievements. Advertising Age reports that one of the outstanding results of the company was CP+B’s landing of American Airlines in October 2015. It came as a lucrative move having shrugged away TM Advertising (a partner of American Airlines) from the financial prospects that they were set to gain from the partnership.

Structuring the Leadership Space at CP + B

Even as she is set to retire later in the year, she leaves behind a void that the company seems to be undergoing struggles to fill. Together with Chuck Porter, she has developed a leadership structure that would ensure that there would be a smooth transition when she leaves office. The leadership structure plans seek to have each of the 10 CP+ B positions be led by a shrewd entrepreneur who will execute the company’s plans in the regional offices. As a professional in the management, Lori Senecal holds the belief that sharing resources among the regional leaders would ensure that the offices run smoothly. Additionally, she opines that the leaders can counter their various challenges effectively with the power of innovation.

Previous Engagements

Before joining the company, she was the chief innovation officer of the McCann Workgroup where she also doubled up as the Global Director of content integration. According to Ad Week, she also received a lot of accolades for her prominent role at the company as she was also named the global CEO of the agency in financial year 2014/2015. Having helped in achieving a 21% economic growth for the company in the last fiscal year, she has brought astute management expertise in the previous companies that she has handled. In her previous executive positions, Ms. Lori has infused zeal, energy and fresh energy in the agency which will go a long way in pushing the company to ‘higher heights.’ Watch her recent speech at the 3% Conference on YouTube

Business Leader, Caring for the Community, Political Activists

George Soros, the billionaire from New York, has always been associated with the Democrats since he started his hedge fund empire. He has had long-term relations with some key members of the party, especially the Clintons and has backed them publicly for office.

The 85-year-old hedge fund billionaire made his fortune which is estimated to be around $25 billion through risky currency trade. He had never shied away from sharing his fortune with the Democrats with a good example being in 2004 when he pledged $27 million in an attempt to defeat President George W. Bush and supporting other Democrat candidates. Know more about George Soros on Business Insider.

After the way the events turned out, George Soros reduced his political donations and did his best to avoid the political center stage. Instead, he focused on running his business and supporting his charity foundations around the world.

Recently, Soros emerged and publicly aired his support for Hillary Clinton as the Democrat’s presidential candidate. He made an impressive financial contribution of over $25 million towards her campaign. According to his political advisor, Soros was more interested in the election as he believed that the stakes were high. He also didn’t support Donald Trump’s political and economic views and saw his policies as those of instilling fear into people rather than offering them security.

George Soros has always taken an interest in shaping and transforming political environments to what he calls “Open Societies.” He believes that societies should be formed around “universally” accepted principles that work to enhance the welfare of all mankind.

For this reason, he has used his wealth to fund various organizations around the world that share his views. He has also established more than 70 Open Society Foundations around the world that are charged with transforming the political and social environments of the people.

Considering his childhood background where he was forced to live in a German-occupied Hungary, one can only see where his need and urge to bring a change in the political field originated. He was from a Jewish family at the time where Jews were widely persecuted in Germany and other Germany-occupied territories.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/george-soros-democratic-convention-226267

George Soros has always played a major role in philanthropy. He began his quest in 1979, and in 1984, he had already established an Open Society Foundation in Hungary. The network has grown and is operating in multiple countries. His spending and funding have also increased to hundreds of millions of dollars every year. Read more on NYTimes.com.

Business Leader, Prison Communication, Technology

Securus Technologies Inc. has been providing communication solutions for correctional facilities for over 25 years. It was incorporated from a surprising merger between two heavy-weight brands in the industry, T-Netix and Evercom. In recent years, the company has been on an exponential growth through its acquisition spree of other organizations faceted to the communication industry providing complimentary telecommunication products. In September, 2004, it acquired patency of Syscon Justice Systems, a reputed Offender Management Systems provider. The company has since assumed a position as a leader in the industry providing digital communication technologies for the Criminal and Justice System. Read more about Rick on Bloomberg.com.

As part of its strategic growth plan, the company completed a total shape-over of its sophisticated customer service systems, and took on a 24 hours a day services to support the best and widely known call center in the industry. With more than 1000 employees, Securus Technologies Inc. has expended its Telecommunications, Call Service Systems and Information Analysis solutions to virtually 4000 public safety, and correctional facilities. Further, more than 1 million inmates in America have benefited from their services.

The technological systems in ST Inc. is inimitably unique. The telecommunications company plays host to hundreds of technological braniacs; engineers, technologists, and designers. Together, they come up with sublime innovative ideas to support the top-notch technological softwares. Through this, family, allies and relatives of the incarcerated get cost-effective, but unmatched quality communication channels.

Rick Smith Named Securus CEO

In 27th June, 2008, Securus incumbent CEO, Richard Falcone happily announced Mr. Rick Smith as the company’s forthcoming CEO. That was to be effected in 23 June the same year. Mr. Smith’s assumption of the Chief Executive status was unanimously agreed. He has adequate experience, and termed to be a man of unwavering focus. That is key to maintaining the reputation of the company.

His biography paints a rather unusually seen persona. With an array of good qualities; an outstanding background, a potent brew of industrial skills, an untarnished track record and vast experience, Rick Smith was the best choice by the board to lead the firm to higher heights. His wide experience in the Telecommunications industry enabled him to act in full capacity in various managerial positions in several disciplines at Frontier Corporation, namely; Finance, Operations, Sales and Marketing, and IT.

Previously, he served as the CEO of Eschelon Telecom LLC for almost a decade. Under his leadership, the firm realized an expanded revenue margin from 30 million dollars to 350 million dollars. Following this success, Eschelon’s IPO IN 2005 was a success. His success at the helm of EBITDA saw its revenue grow by forty-eight percent. According to Wikipedia

His academic years are also nothing short of excellent. He holds a Master’s and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from New York state University at Buffalo. He also attended the University of Rochester- where he graduated with an MBA degree.

Business, Business Leader

Lori Senecal is a top business leader in the digital advertising and marketing industry. She is highly recognized for her creativity and has been offered senior positions in the industry. Senecal currently works for Crispin Porter & Bogusky where she is the global CEO. The office makes her responsible for the global operations of the enterprise. She is also in charge of the administration and coordination of its nine international offices. Lori Senecal has managed to rise in the industry over time and has been an administrator of various advertisement agencies. Organizations that she has worked for include McCann-Erickson Worldwide, Inc., which was founded by Interpublic Group of Companies. Lori was one of the main participants in the formation of TAG Ideation.

The firm specialized in offering young adult marketing services. McCann Worldgroup recognized Senecal’s excellent work and appointed her to act as its chief innovation officer. She was later promoted to serve the New York office of McCann as its president. The advertisement expert held the position for two years before she was hired to lead Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal Partners. Senecal was appointed to be the company’s CEO and president after some of its executives quite. Her office assisted KBS+ in developing and implementing unparalleled corporate and human resource policies. Under her leadership, KBS+ was named as an advertising agency to watch and one of the leading companies in New York. She assisted the firm in sealing deals with top corporations such as American Express, Victoria Secret, TE Connectivity, and BMW.

According to Lori, the major participants in her success are the women mentors that she used to work with at Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal Partners. She has been striving to guide other female professionals in the industry on how they can be successful. Senecal was offered a chance to give a speech at the 3% Conference. The seminar is dedicated to increasing the number of female directors in the creative advertising sector from 3 percent to about 11 percent. It plays a significant role in bettering the innovation and leadership talents in women. Lori informed the audience on the obstacles that she has faced as a female administrator.Senacal’s career has been successful. Her excellent work has been recognized through rewards such as Game Changer Awards and Quantum Leap Awards. The Advertising Age also appreciated her excellence by naming her among the sector’s the “Women to Watch.”

Business, Business Leader

Tammy Mazzocco is a well-known and successful realtor who sells residential properties in four counties in Central Ohio. She got on the real estate success train early by accepting a secretarial job at a commercial real estate agency. Her next job was as the manager of a condominium complex where she stayed for seven years. Her boss encouraged her to get her real estate license so she could help him with some of his real estate projects. This happened in 1995.

 

Tammy Mazzocco had her real estate eyes opened wide when she became the licensed assistant to a high-producing RE/MAX broker. Her experience in running a highly productive real estate office showed her the income potential of the business.

 

In 1999, Tammy Mazzocco went into the real estate business on a full-time basis, and she has had no regrets since. Today she is very successful, and she says that she owes a lot to the many associates along the way who have offered advice as well as several mentors.

 

When Tammy was just getting started on her own, she was having difficulty talking with people because she way shy. A fellow agent suggested that she initiate the conversation, and then just let the conversation flow. When she tried this, she was amazed how it took all the pressure off, and things began to happen normally.

 

Today Tammy owes her success to a few habits that make everything else happen. She starts her day with some meditation and then gets the menial tasks out of the way, such as paperwork and cold calls to blind leads that come in from Zillow and Realtor.com. These leads keep her sharp and in the mood for people talking. Most of her sales come from referrals, but these leads are very good too.

 

The most important habit, according to Tammy is the focus on the client must be there in all cases. Rather than worrying about her commission, Tammy sticks with the clients fears and needs and gets them taken care of. All of this is reflected in the reviews that Tammy receives from satisfied customers when they say how thankful they are for Tammy’s concern for their needs. http://www.whitepages.com/name/Tammy-Mazzocco

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Tammy Mazzocco is a successful Realtor in Central Ohio who sells residential real estate in four counties. She did not achieve total success overnight, but she did have lots of little successes all along.

 

Tammy began her real estate career by answering an ad for a secretarial position for a commercial real estate office. A whole new world opened up for her when she saw the income potential. After that job, she was a manager for a large condominium complex, and she worked there for seven years. He boss at that job encouraged Tammy to procure her real estate license which she did. He wanted her to assist him with some of his real estate projects. That occurred in 1995.

 

When she worked as a licensed assistant for a high-producing RE/MAX broker she had her eyes opened wide again as she experienced how a high-powered real estate office operated. In 1999, Tammy Mazzocco made the decision to go into the real estate business on a full-time basis.

 

Tammy is a person who takes advice, and there is plenty to learn in the real estate business. For example, when she was just beginning, she was so shy that she had trouble talking with people. One mentor suggested that she begin to purposely initiate the conversations and then let the flow go where it may. This was excellent advice because when Tammy saw how easy it was her shyness vanished.

 

The real estate business is a people business, and one of Tammy’s major principles is to always focus on the needs of the client, and forget her needs in the transaction, such as the commission at the end. This is evidenced in Tammy Mazzocco’s plaudits in the reviews she gets from satisfied clients who go on and on about how helpful Tammy was when they purchased their home from her.http://www.whitepages.com/name/Tammy-Mazzocco

 

Business Leader, Investments

Jim Dondero, the personable CEO of Dallas-based Highland Capital Management, is known as an expert in emerging market investing and advance market investing. Highland Capital Management has more than $16 billion in assets under management. The diversified Highland Capital portfolio puts the investment firm in the top fifty hedge funds in the industry. Dondero co-founded the investment firm in 1993 with Mark Okada, and the company has grown every year since then. Highland Capital has offices in Sao Paulo, Singapore, Seoul, and New York. But even though Dondero and company get a lot of press in the investment world, many of those stories don’t include the charitable donations that are part of the Highland Capital Management mission statement.

Dondero and the board of Highland Capital decided on a $3 million annual budget to fund various nonprofit organizations in the Dallas community. The Dallas Zoo, the Ross Perot Museum, and the George W. Bush Library, and several other local nonprofits benefit from the donations they receive from the Highland Dallas Foundation. Mary Jalonick, the CEO of the Highland Dallas Foundation, recently announced the appointment of Linda Owen as president of the organization. Linda Owen is well-respected in the nonprofit community. Owen is a former CEO of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. The addition of Linda Owen to the Highland Dallas Foundation staff reaffirms Dondero’s commitment to the Dallas community.

In order to maintain a $3 million charitable budget, Jim Dondero and his executive team must stay one step ahead in the hedge fund market. Dondero’s recent investment in Argentina’s bonds shows the company’s commitment to their emerging market strategy. Brazil is another emerging market that is making a comeback in 2017. Dondero is aware of the opportunities that exist in the Brazilian market. But Dondero also likes to maintain a presence in the healthcare and energy industries, as well as, the retail and wholesale industries. He is also interested in FinTech startups and the gold market. Staying one step ahead takes knowledge, connections, and money. Dondero and Highland Capital have all of those things and more.

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