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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 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

How Did Lime Crime Become Such A Huge Success?

Are you interested in the cosmetics industry? Have you ever heard of Lime Crime? Lime Crime can generally be thought of as the hot new brand in makeup. It produces some of the best liquid matte lipsticks on the market today. The company has a line of lipsticks, lip gloss, foundations and hair care products. Ingenuity is the key to success and this company personifies this notion the best. Doe Deere, founder of Lime Crime, is a young woman that has an old soul in a sense. She has parlayed her sense of style into a flourishing career in just 10 years. Deere believes that every person has something special about themselves and that each person should follow their heart. This is exactly what she has done as this woman has laid the blueprint to success.


After moving to the United States at the age of 17, Deere quickly joined a band. She has had this strong passion for music ever since a very young age. This band played in and around the New York City metropolitan area, and it has had some success. Deere learned a lot about marketing during this time, but her focused shifted to another past love. Between the years of 1998 and 2012, Deere had moved from Russia, joined a local band and had found love with a band member. Her next step was to attend FIT in New York City. She majored in fashion design at this prestigious school and this would lay the foundation of success that would be coming soon after. Doe Deere started an Ebay fashion/cosmetic line in 2004, but the company didn’t really score big with consumers. After revamping her style, she would reintroduce her new line in 2008.


Lime Crime was now official, and it offered some of the brightest and boldest of colors in makeup. No other brand was doing thing and since that time, no other brand hasn’t truly been able to duplicate the success. She had finally found her niche and the company has been soaring to new heights ever since. Doe Deere is truly an American hero as she has helped people to express themselves in an unapologetic, colorful way. Learn more: