Samuel Strauch And His Numerous Business

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Samuel Strauch is a licensed real estate broker. He runs a successful real estate business in Latin America and South Florida with over 14 years experience. He has a remarkable reputation for selling homes and condominiums in record time.

He is currently the principal of Metrik Real Estate, he handles the purchase of high end properties for his clients, he focuses on sourcing the capital to acquire and develop properties. He also handles the management of the said properties.

He graduated from the Hofstra University in New York and also studied at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam as well as the prestigious Harvard University. Apart from real estate, he loves to invest in restaurant business and internet based ventures.

He started his career as a banker but later decided to join his family in real estate business, where he obtained extensive experience before opening Metrik.

Samuel Strauch said, he got his motivation for Metrik 15 years ago, when he moved to Miami and discovered that there were great opportunities for the tourist town to develop into a full fledged city. He had a lot of influential contacts from his trips to Latin America, he knew he could persuade them to invest.

Mr Strauch is known for his philosophical words that motivate and inspire others. In one of his numerous interviews, he said he likes to instal the concept of happiness on others. He said life improves when people are happy and productive, at home or at work.

When he is not involved in his various businesses, he enjoys art and photography.

Category: CEO, Real Estate

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Welcomes His Replacement to Bradesco

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Bradesco announced on Monday, February 5, 2018, that Luiz Carlos Trabuco would be replaced by Octavio de Lazari Jr, as the bank’s president. However, Trabuco would hold on to his role until the next meeting of the board slated for March. Octavio de Lazari appointment followed the full appointment and succession process which is endorsed by the Secession and Appointments Committee of the organization. He emerged top among the seven vice presidents that were under consideration.

When announcing the appointment, Luiz Carlos Trabuco put it categorically that Bradesco recognizes Lazarai’s personal merits that would be executed exemplary in ensuring continuity and freshness in the bank’s financial scenarios. Before he became the president, Lazari served as the executive deputy president and CEO of Bradesco Seguros Group. He holds a bachelor degree in Economic science from the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Science of Osasco. He has a specialization in Financial Strategies and Marketing from Fundação Instituto de Administração – FIA; Financial Management, FGV, and Strategies in Finance.

Octavio Lazari started his career with Bradesco in 1978 serving as a branch continuum and later as an agent manager. With experience and hard work, he was promoted to work in the credit area as a director in 1998. His responsibilities included responding to the group’s SMEs and retail segments. After successful and profitable work, he rose to the rank of departmental director for the Department of Loans and Financing in 2010. In 2012, he was appointed to the Board of Executive Officers. In 2017, he was elected as the Executive Officer deputy president and CEO of the Bradesco Seguros Group.

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Apart from Bradesco, he served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Association of Real Estate Credit and Savings Entities (Abecip). He also served as sector director of real estate credit and savings and vice president of Febraban’s credit operations portability governance committee, among other positions in entities of the sector.

The departure of Luiz Carlos Trabuco from Bradesco’s management was delayed with the extension of the age limit to exercise the position of CEO of the financial institution, which increased from 65 to a maximum of 67 years in September 2016. This extension was due to the tragic death of the main candidate for the successor, Marco Antonio Rossi, the president and deputy of Bradesco Seguros, in a plane crash.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco has been the Chief Executive Officer of Banco Bradesco S.A. since March 10, 2009, and served as its Executive Vice President. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Bradesco Seguros. Since March 2003, he worded as the President of Grupo Bradesco Seguros. He has been the Chairman and Director of Odontoprev S.A since December 23, 2009. He serves as a Director of Bradespar S.A. He serves as an Internal Director of the bank. He has served as a Grupo Bradesco Seguros’ Director since March 2003.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco was the President of ANAPP, the National Association for Private Pension Plans from 1994-2000, and an affiliate of the managing board for the Brazilian Association for Listed Companies (ABRASCA) from 2000 – 2003. He received a post-graduate degree from USP’s Faculty of Sociology and Politics and graduated from the Philosophy, Sciences, Languages, and Arts Faculty of the University of Sao Paulo (USP).


Category: Banking Sector, CEO

The Chainsmokers Newest Singles Are a Departure From Previous Work

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Initially consisting of Alex Pall and DJ Rett Bixler The Chainsmokers reformed in 2012. Now an EDM DJ Duo The Chainsmokers consist of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart. The new duo came about after Drew heard a rumor that a duo under the management by Adam Alpert of New York City had an opening and immediately left Maine for New York. With a few years as a mainstream band and some successful hits under their belt, most notably their 2014 hit “#SELFIE”. Which gave a light-hearted view of peoples obsession with taking selfies. The Chainsmokers “#SELFIE” reached the top twenty in many countries and helped The Chainsmokers reach worldwide success.

The Chainsmokers quickly followed the success of “#SELFIE” with the release of their EP Bouquet. The Chainsmokers collaborated with Elizabeth Mencel better known by her stage name of Rozes on the single “Roses”. Rozes’ dulcet tone and the soulful sound of the single guaranteed it was an instant hit, and the single climbed to number six out of the top ten when featured on Billboards Hot 100.

Unlike their previous singles which light-hearted and sometimes romantic feel. The Chainsmokers newest releases are a departure from their previous work. Their 2018 single “Sickboy” lyrics tackle the controversial topics of religion, narcissism, lies, and the worth of a human life. With its subtle message embedded in its lyrics “Sickboy” is a commentary on society.

The Chainsmokers lyrics for “Sickboy” are noticeably darker than their previous releases and their follow up single “You Owe Me” continues with this theme. “You Owe Me” uses its lyrics to express The Chainsmokers feelings on the topic of fame. The title of The Chainsmokers most recent single “Don’t Let Me Down” says it all. Just like the lyrics explain when you feel like you are losing your mind all that you need is a miracle and you don’t want to be let down. It is clear from The Chainsmokers newest releases that the light-hearted days are gone, and this grimmer darker view of the world will keep influencing their work.


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Dr. Saad Saad Talks About His Career and Making His Family Proud

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Dr. Saad Saad granted an interview on the eve of his retirement to talk about his long history in the medical field and in life. In the interview, he revealed what transformed him from the child he used to be into the child that would become the man he is today. The words were spoken by his father in times of great turmoil. He was a young boy in Palestine when Israel went through a political change. His family was taken from their home and sent to the West Bank, and it all happened in a flash.

His mother and siblings were not sure what was going to happen or if they were going to be given the opportunity to return home. Saad’s father was not home when this extraction happen, and the family was torn apart for what seemed like forever though it only took the father a short amount of time to find his family. There was no doubt that the family was suffering after this drastic moment in time. Saad’s father was obviously worried, but he had something that kept him going and that was knowledge. His father was a petroleum mechanic, which was a very important job. It did not take him too long to find a job and provide for his family once again.

At that moment, his father’s words truly transformed Saad and his siblings. Saad’s father told them that education is vital in this world. He told them that pursuing knowledge and truly attaining a profession that matters to people is one way to secure an honest livelihood in this world. No matter what happens in the world, having knowledge to fall back on makes all the difference in the world.

All of his fathers children became successful in various careers. Two became surgeons like Dr. Saad and two are doctors. His older brothers joined the engineering community of the world while another became a teacher to help the young dream bigger just like Saad’s family did.

Dr. Saad came to the United States after traveling to a number of places in the world like Egypt and England. Both of those locations were great to him, but something about America just felt right to him, which is part of the reason he made it his home. It was here where he finished his education and became a full Board Certified Pediatric Surgeon in this country.

Saad practiced medicine for 47 years and they were great years. He helped families have healthier children. He saw young impoverished children in Jerusalem leave his office healthier after providing free care in the many Medical Missions to Jerusalem that he participated in. In essence, he saw his father’s dreams come true through his accomplishments and that made him feel good inside. Learn more:

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Doe Deere and the Inspiration of Lime Crime

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It’s always amazing to see a new company come forward seemingly out of nowhere, and watch the upstart take on the big players through passion, innovation and true business savvy. This is the story behind Lime Crime Cosmetics, a small yet truly innovative cosmetics company that has rocked the industry with its unique approach to online branding and its amazing commitment to out of left field colors and looks.


An Intriguing Startup


Lime Crime was started by Russian emigre Doe Deere. Deere grew up mostly in New York, and the city seems to have fed her knack for creative branding. Before she made her name with Lime Crime, Deere was in a rock band in New York (which she helped promote) and she was also a fashion student and then fashion entrepreneur. All of these experiences helped her in her quest to create a makeup company that has been a bit of a game changer in the industry.


True Internet Savvy


Deere has truly been fearless in her exploration of color and new ways of creating products. Her liquid to matte lip color is certified vegan and animal cruelty free, and it’s become an industry standard. Her amazing use of color, with lipsticks ranging from purple to green, yellow, beige, hot pink and blue, has provoked new trends in the industry as well. Deere has worked closely with chemists to develop these products, and there is no doubt these looks have caught on. The way Lime Crime’s lip colors wear has been ground-breaking as well, and is another reason why customers keep coming back for more.



Staying With Youthful Inspirations


Deere has long been in love with fairy tales and myths, and these passions serve as an undercurrent for the Lime Crime product line. The unicorn is an inspiration for the company’s brand image, and the whimsical beauty of this mythical creature can be seen behind many of Lime Crime’s colors and product ideas. For Deere, the unicorn serves as an inspiration not only because of its whimsy, but also because it is a creature that dares to be different. The unicorn has no choice but to be what it is, and Deere sees this as a symbol of the unique kind of women who choose to wear Lime Crime. For Deere, being who you are, in all your special style, is what it’s all about, and it’s what her company is all about, too.

Category: Women in Business

The Rise of Roberto Santiago

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The most successful investors in the modern market are unique. These professionals have character traits that are difficult to find in other departments. People in business have to learn how to persevere and acquire the amount of success they have been searching over the years. People who are lazy cannot perform well in this area. There is so much competition in the modern times, and this means that everyone is looking for a way to make ends meet and live a comfortable life. Without the right academic qualifications, it is almost impossible to start a business that will turn out to be successful. The people who are doing well in the modern times are those that took time to go to the best schools so that they could acquire skills in business. Those who ignored their education have only been able to make losses in the tough economic times.


Roberto Santiago is, however, a businessman who has all the characters the newbies in the industry should copy. The businessman has managed to start a very strong business emperor that is admired and at the same time envied by many people living in the country. Acquiring this success in the tight markets does not happen to all the people. However, Santiago has worked with all the dedication he could get so that he could emerge successful. At the moment, the businessman owns several shopping malls. His journey to success started many years ago when he was born in Brazil. His parents were living in Joao Pessoa, and they were ordinary people who did not have much to brag about.


When Roberto Santiago was ready to go to school, his parents were very well prepared, and they enrolled their son in the best schools that are available in Brazil. By the time Santiago was ready for college, the parents knew that their son was a very bright individual who was going to introduce changes in the Brazilian economy. After completing his college education, Roberto couldn’t help but recognize that he had a calling for business. The businessman enrolled for a degree in the subject from a local university, and this marked the start of a very powerful career. In a very short duration, the businessman had graduated from the university, and this is when he started his career in business.


When Roberto Santiago started his first business venture many years ago, he did not know the kind of future that lay ahead. With a lot of dedication, the businessman worked hard and was able to purchase land and start the construction of a shopping mall. The mall is known as Manaira Shopping Mall, and it is known in many parts of the world because of the services it offers its customers.


Category: Business, CEO

Dick and Betsy DeVos, Creating Opportunities Through Investments

Dick and Betsy DeVos use their influence, business sense, and money to help make institutional improvements that create opportunities for others. Their motivation is a desire to see children from low-income families have the same opportunities as their children. To help make that goal a reality, they advocate for businesses and developments that have long-term benefits for the state of Michigan, promote school choice, and donate millions of dollars for healthcare.


Before he became CEO of the Amway Corporation, Dick DeVos was already working towards building a better Michigan. In 1991, he opposed a plan that was underway for the construction of a new sports and convention arena. The proposal was to build the sports arena north of downtown Grand Rapids. DeVos remembered the dangers of what could happen to a city if the teams ever relocated. When the Lions and Pistons left Detroit in the 1970s, it was devastating to the city of Detroit. DeVos campaigned against building the sports facility to keep the same thing from happening to the City of Grand Rapids.


A group of like-minded businessmen Joined Dick DeVos’s efforts to stop the construction of the sports arena. They formed an organization called the Grand Action that helped facilitate the development of several facilities. They included the DeVos Place Convention Center, the DeVos Performance Hall, the Van Andel Arena, the Grand Rapids City Market and Michigan State University’s Medical School.


Both Dick DeVos and Betsy DeVos use their influence to further their conservative and political causes. The couple shares a passion for education reform. Betsy DeVos has successfully campaigned for the expansion of charter schools, beginning in Michigan and then expanding to other parts of the country. Her efforts to change the education system drew the attention of President Donald Trump, who appointed her to the position of Secretary of Education. Dick DeVos created an aviation charter school, which encompasses his interest in flying and education.


In 2006, the couple donated over $125 million to help build a new children’s hospital named after Dick DeVos’ mother, Helen DeVos. His father was Richard DeVos, who founded the Amway Corporation.


Currently, Dick DeVos is the CEO of his own company, The Windquest Group, which is in Grand Rapids. It is a holding company consisting of for several businesses such as Neurocore, Boxed Water, Coppercraft Distillery, and other investments.


DeVos played a critical role in creating more business for the Gerald Ford Airport in Grand Rapids. He helped convince Southwest Airlines to offer flights out of Grand Rapids. The low fares and additional flights resulted in more passengers.


Recently, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao appointed Dick DeVos as a member of the Federal Aviation Administration (FFA) Management Advisory Council. Jim Gill, CEO of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport spoke of what a tremendous asset DeVos will be for the Council. The experience that Dick DeVos has as an aviation pilot and his leadership skills make him an ideal candidate for the position.


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Category: Philanthropy

Betsy DeVos Fights the Good Fight

Betsy DeVos is well-known for her philanthropy (, Christian devotion and concern for children. Her advocacy brought her into the world of politics, first in Michigan and now at the national level. For many career politicians, she seemed like an unusual choice for Secretary of Education. But since her appointment, she has shown herself to be a real fighter. DeVos is making real progress, even in the face of sizeable obstacles.

DeVos has never shied away from conflict when principle is at stake. DeVos has been shocked by the deterioration in public schools over the past several decades. As a mother and a Christian, she believes that children deserve more. Betsy DeVos and her husband, Dick, have used their fortune to advocate for change in the crumbling Michigan schools for years. It’s a personal quest on their part, because they remember the system before it started to deteriorate. They believe today’s kids deserve the same opportunities they had.

They became advocates for vouchers, and eventually opened their school. Under their watch, children didn’t just learn to take standardized tests. They developed leadership and problem-solving skills. They developed good character. When she saw these results, Betsy DeVos became even more committed to the cause. When President Trump called, she was easily able to show him that she’s the right person for the job.

When DeVos transitioned to the national level, people weren’t sure what to expect from her. Initially they discounted her, because of her politeness and pleasant demeanor. They had no idea that she was a born politician. In Michigan, people learned to fear her because she had such resolve. In a fight, DeVos gives everything she has. That’s not limited to her family’s money. She has a fine mind and a gift for strategy, too.

Betsy DeVos was appointed by Donald Trump not because of her wealth or connections. It’s because she gets things done. DeVos does not shy away from confrontation. For example, though she is not a supporter of unions, DeVos reached out to teachers’ union leaders early on. Although some have snubbed her, others have agreed to accompany her as she tours public schools.

The education establishment is finding that it’s best to work with Betsy DeVos, not against her. She is not bothered by media criticism or comedians making jokes at her expense. DeVos knows she has a job to do. She knows she has the tools to get it done, and she’s not afraid of anything.

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Why US Money Reserve Recommends Getting Their New eBook Along With A Gold Offer

US Money Reserve is one of the most recognized names in the precious metals industry making worldwide sales of gold, silver and platinum bullion. This last year they released an eBook titled “The War of Nerves: Global Risk and Your Money” which went into detail about how new threats loom every day against people’s money from cyberattacks on bank accounts, to trade wars that could destabilize national currencies and so many other things that you need to be ready for in this day and age. The book also explains why gold is the best investment you can make to protect your money against these threats.


US Money Reserve has been doing business since 2001 and has earned the trust of their customers for delivering quality products and for giving them information they might never have known before. Their precious metal products come in varieties from smaller value coins if you only plan to buy a little at a time, to larger denominations and gold and silver bricks that you can store if you’re planning to go all in on gold purchases. When is the best time to buy gold? Many experts say that the US national debt is growing so large that it’s only a matter of time before the dollar may crash, and at that point it’s wise to have a physical asset that can be used as legal tender. Gold and silver provide that asset and US Money Reserve can help you learn about the kind of bullion that’s right for you.


What sets US Money Reserve apart from other precious metal distributors is they’re the only privately-owned company to have a former US Mint Director employed there. That former US Mint Director is Philip N. Diehl who won accolades from all kinds of business media for turning the Mint into one of the best functioning agencies of its time. Diehl helped bring back the commemorative coin production and also helped start a website for the Mint that helped boost sales and bring in $2.7 billion in revenue and returns to taxpayers. Diehl joined US Money Reserve at the end of its tenure because he found their values to be aligned with what he wanted the precious metals industry to become. Diehl has been featured on financial TV networks including CNBC and also was a speaker at the 2016 Gold Summit, a nationally televised event at the Ronald Reagan Library.

Category: Finance

Fabletics Continues to Shine as More Brick and Mortar Stores Arrive

It is obvious that people are starting to take more interest in the clothing industry and the way that it has evolved. Various consumers are shopping online and getting everything that they need without getting out into the crowds in stores. Some people do not want to face long lines. Others may be too busy to actually go out. This is why an online athletic clothing store like Fabletics was able to thrive with an online crowd.


Fabletics became the company that people were aware of because it was connected to celebrity Kate Hudson. Eventually the brand would become an apparel line that would be able to stand even without the recognition of Kate Hudson because it became known for affordable and comfortable clothes. This is what Kate Hudson wanted for this brand. She wanted a company that would be able to thrive even if her celebrity name was not attached to it. In order to do this she knew that she would have to go against the comfort zone that she was in with the e-commerce site that she created along with co-founders Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler.


When people look at big cyber stores like Amazon there does not seem to be a whole lot of logic in opening physical stores. This is, however, unless you are an entrepreneur that is selling athletic clothing. For Kate Hudson she knew that competing against a big cyber store like Amazon was going to be rough. She also realized that the only way that she could truly compete successfully is by going beyond what Amazon was able to do.


Kate made plans to open up as many as 100 stores for the Fabletics brand in the next three to five years. No one is going to see Amazon with a clothing store within this time period. Amazon sells a ton of different things so it really is not economically feasible for the founder Jeff Bezos to engage in a full on Amazon clothing store. Besides, most of the clothes that are sold through Amazon are sold through third-party vendors.


What Hudson has recognized over time is that people that are fans of the Fabletics brand are the ones that are excited about the look of these clothes. Many women also want to know about the feel of these clothes. Many of these women want to try clothes on before they buy.

Category: Fashion