Monthly Archives: April 2018

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.

Read more: O Bradesco, de Brandão a Trabuco

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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