Jose Borghi has made a name for himself by being one of the most renowned advertising executives in Brazil. He has helped creation of numerous captivating ads. Mr. Borghi serves as the co-Chief Executive Officer of Mullen Lowe Brasil. He rose to prominence after creating Mammals Parmalat, an ad that featured kids dressed up like stuffed animals. Since then, his career has grown in leaps and bounds.
Borghi was born and brought up in Presidente Prudente on adforum.com. He studied at PUC Campinas from where he holds a degree in advertising. Despite the success that he has had in the industry, Jose embarked on his career accidentally. He developed an interest in advertising during his high school years. This is after he accompanied his sister to watch a performance at a theatre on noticias.terra.com.br. The star of the show was a presentation that featured commercial Vts. Watching the performance made young Jose to make up his mind about pursuing advertising as a career.
Before venturing out to form his own ad agency, Jose Borghi worked at Standard Ogilvy where he was a screen writer. He had further stints at FBB, Talent, DM9/DDB, and Leo Burnett. His interest helped him perform roles assigned to him in a judicial manner. Besides this, he was able to learn about what it takes to establish a successful advertising agency. The lessons that he learnt while working at the aforementioned firms, have helped redefine his career as an advertising executive at Mullen Lowe Brasil.
Together with fellow advertising guru Erh Ray, Jose Borghi co-founded Brazilian advertising firm Borghi Lowe in 2006. Having worked in the industry for many years, he felt that he was ready to venture out, and set up his own agency. However, he was faced with a myriad of challenges. Key among them was lack of funding. No bank was ready to give them a loan to set up operations. However, they worked with the little resources that were available, and managed to turn the firm into one of the most successful Brazilian ad agencies.
Borghi Lowe recently joined forces with Mullen Group to form Mullen Lowe. This has catapulted both firms to greater success. Borghi’s stature in Brazil’s advertising industry has similarly grown. At the moment, he is Mullen Lowe’s co-CEO. The company’s client list includes major corporations such as Delta Airlines. Borghi intends to use his experience in the industry to help the firm stamp its authority on the global market. It has already established itself in several South American countries.
Autism Awareness Month starts on April 2. A devastating developmental disorder that affects millions of children worldwide. On April 1, Autism Rocks will hold a festival to raise donations for research and awareness for this disorder. Autism Rocks is the organization started by Usha and Sanjay Shah Denmark because of their son and a desire to help those afflicted. These popular festivals raise money for research and awareness.
Shah feels like there is a great deal of support for children with special needs. He wants to increase exposure for these children and help to encourage research as to why this disease happens and what can be done to help those afflicted. Since 2014, he has raised 600,000 E with charity concerts, featuring the likes of Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Buble, and Drake. These concerts took place in London and Dubai. This year the line up included Tyga and Flo Rida to help rope in the youth.
This family event to help autism includes live music and fun events, like laser tag, crazy golf, zip line, horse rides, inflatables, petting zoo, and a barbecue. This event will surely raise the donations for this cause and help increase awareness and research.
Autism is a disorder that affects how people communicate and experience the world around them. It’s cause is unknown and there is no cure, it can have devastating effects on families and friends. These concerts can help raise much needed donations to further the research into this mysterious disorder.
Sanjay Shah is the founder of Solo Capital, a boutique financial service firm in London. At the end of 2015, Solo Capital had a net worth of 15.45 billion. Shah owns more than three dozen other companies across London, the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, and Luxembourg.
Sanjay did not start out wanting to be an investor, he started out in medicine. He left medical school to become an accountant at different firms, including Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, and Morgan Stanley. In 2009, he lost his job and decided to start his own brokerage firm, Solo Capital. Since then, he has been able to make enough money to consider himself retired.
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At 40-years-of-age, Duda Melzer is still relatively young but already knows a whole lot about business culture. He has learned it through experience and research in business leadership. He has been CEO of the 56-year old RBS Group since July of last year. One thing that he has found is imperative to having a successful business is obviously having a passion for business itself, but also having a passion for people. He strongly believes that this kind of passion must be widespread in a company if it is to be successful at all. And the more passion, the more success.
Guided with this great passion, those who work in and manage the company strive for excellence in everything they do. He is actively sought after as a public speaker to communicate to younger leaders what he has learned about business. He insists that passion is not only needed for a successful business; it is needed for success in any area of life. But Melzer also believes that almost equally as important—maybe equally—is planning. Melzer also highly values the knowledge and wisdom of those who are older and more experienced in business than he is.
Melzer’s has a leadership vision of extending the scope of his company. With the help of cyberspace, it is already making huge international advances. He also recognizes that it is crucial to stay abreast of the current technological advances. Under his leadership The RBS Group is doing very well with its 6,500 Brazilian employees. It is so huge that it is the largest media company in Brazil. Melzer also has a wife and three children. He admits that he is not able to spend as much time with family as he would like, being involved with business-related matters most of the time.
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After thirty years of professional management experience in the financial sector, one might think that Brian Bonar would get tired of the job. Maybe he would get burnt out or look towards retirement. That isn’t Brian Bonar, however. He is always burning the midnight oils, putting in the extra effort, and putting himself out there. He isn’t looking to just take it easy, kick back, and say, “Well, I’ve done my job. Let me relax now.” In fact, it is the opposite for him. He is looking for ways to improve, expand, grow, and become even stronger and better. That is proven by his recent award, which was the Cambridge Who’s Who® Executive of the Year in Finance. Keep in mind, now, that only two men and two women get this award every year.
Brian Bonar is always looking to keep things fresh and interesting. He doesn’t like to get comfortable or content. In his mind, those are two of the worst things that a CEO or a Chairman can be. This award will not change his style, his approach, or how he runs his business. It will make him work even harder to prove that the award was given to him for a reason and he has earned it. That is Brian Bonar, though. He likes to work for things. He doesn’t want anything to be given to him on a silver platter. He prefers to roll up his sleeves, get down and dirty, and keep working as hard as possible.
His hard work is what has gotten him to this point, where he is looked at as a leader. Leadership, in fact, is one of the things they look for when they give out this award. They don’t make leaders like Brian Bonar that often. They have just the right leadership style that works and allows the company to succeed, grow, and become better, each and every day. When Brian wakes up in the morning, he can’t wait to tackle whatever task is thrown his way. He doesn’t believe in problems. He believes in solutions and finding the right one for each and every problem.
That’s the thing about Brian. He is like a great quarterback in the fourth quarter. He is ready to step up, make the throw, and lead the charge. He doesn’t crumble under the pressure or hand off the job to someone else. The man also doesn’t like to take days off or take it easy. He knows that you have to keep working at it and you can’t stop. There is always someone out there, some competition, and he wants to defeat the competition and stay on top.
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Dick DeVos recently announced he was appointing Phil Dolci as Chief Executive Officer of the Stow Company, one of the private companies controlled by his holding company the Windquest Group. The Stow Company is a large firm in the custom home storage sector. It’s based in Holland. The prior CEO, Frank Newman, is retiring, but will continue to serve the company on advisory boards.
Although just 48 years old, Dolci has many years of experience in the marketing and manufacturing of consumer products. Dolci comes from the Crosman Corporation, where he also served as CEO. Crosman is a leader in the global shooting sports industry. He also worked for U.S. Playing Cards, Kraft Foods, Sanford, ConAgra Foods and Dean Foods. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in economics, and earned his MBA from the Kellog School of Management at Northwestern University.
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The Stow Company was founded in 1984. It has two manufacturing plants, one in Holland and one in Indianapolis. Combined, they employ 280 people. Its sells products under four separate brands: ORG Home, Easy Closets, Easy Track and Distinctive Wine Cellars. DeVos said Dolci would bring the kind of knowledge and experience that would drive the Stow Company to grow in the home organization market in the coming years.
DeVos formed the Windquest Group after leaving Amway as CEO. It owns a portfolio of private companies. Besides the Stow Company, Windquest owns Boxwater, Neurocore and The Reserve, a restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids Michigan. The Stow Company is one of the largest companies within the Windquest Group.
Dick DeVos became first known as the son of Richard DeVos, co-founder of the network marketing company Amway. Not counting how he helped ship off packages of products from their basement while he was still a child, he went to work for Amway out of college. He worked his way up, taking over the international section and within just a few years growing it so large its profits almost equalled those the company made in the United States. Eventually he took over as President and CEO from his father. He spent three years as President of the Orlando Magic. DeVos and his wife Betsy are well-known in Michigan.
They are active and generous contributors to various charitable and conservative political causes. DeVos is also a prolific author of books on success in business, including Believe! about Amway and his values.
The Forbes 400 list tends to attract the attention of many each year when it comes out. Perhaps we just like to see who some of the most wealthy people on the planet are, or maybe we are somewhat jealous of their success. Whatever the case may be, there is no question that this list garners a lot of attention when it comes out. However, one person on the list who some may have missed is Ken Griffin. Ken Griffin is not a household name in the way that Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerburg are, but that does not make him any less important. In fact, he is one of the more active people on the list in terms of jumping up that list year after year. This has to do with the fact that he is amassing some wealth for himself through his investment firm known as Citadel. Citadel is a firm that was founded by Griffin with the intention of working in the markets in the ways that only he knows how to do well. This mean that he put his investment ideas to the test with the firm and that he worked hard to build it into something that could beat the markets on a regular basis. In 2015, Griffin was highly successful in his quest to beat the markets. A 13% return in the first eight months of 2015 looks incredibly good to most. It was something that Citadel accomplished by being patient and not panicking when the market was in turmoil during the month of August. A lot of other professionals and firms lost money during that period of time, but Citadel just continued to march on. The firm is finally getting its accolades in the market, and they are well deserved. There are few who could say that they pulled off something like this during one of the worst markets in recent memory, but Citadel did. Ken Griffin is definitely someone to watch by simple virtue of the fact that he is proving that he can make it even when the markets get tough and others run for the door.
Bruce Levenson is many things: an entrepreneur, a business person, a journalist and a former owner of an NBA team. He did not start out as all of the above and had obviously worked hard for his success. Bruce was born on October 1, 1949, in
Washington, DC and grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He studied at the Washington University in St Louis and studied Law at the American University where he took night classes having started his career as a journalist at the Washington post. Bruce co-founded the United Communication Group (UCG) in 1977 with Ed Peskowitz. They started the company in a storage room above his father’s house and managed to propel and grow the organization into the big corporation it is today. The United Communication Group is an organization that specializes in news and analysis for healthcare, energy mortgage banking, technology, telecommunications and data among others. The organization also has and is involved in the operation of a mobile app called GasBuddy. This is used to help drivers find local low gas prices. Bruce is married to Karen Boyarsky Levenson and is a father to three children namely; Scott Daniel Levenson, Brian Keith Levenson, and Michael Levenson. Bruce and his wife have homes in both Maryland and Atlanta.
Levenson is a co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks LLC which was previously called Atlanta Spirit LLC. The Atlanta Hawks LLC is the owner, operator and manager of the Philips Arena and Atlanta Hawks basketball team. Other than that, Bruce is a founding board member and is on the board of directors of Tech Target, which is an IT media company and providers of technologies on a worldwide scale. He is a majority partner of the company and he served as its director for 13 years from 1999 to 2012. He is also an adviser for BIA Digital Partners and is on the Board of Directors of Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association (NEFA). Through his involvement in these organizations, he was inducted into the software and information industry.
Bruce Levenson has been involved in a large number of charity events some of which he conducts with his wife, Karen. He served as the president of I Have a Dream Foundation, which helps children who cannot afford higher education access it. This foundation aims at giving these children an opportunity to pursue further education despite their shortcomings financially.He is also among the founding donors of the U.S Holocaust Museum. In a way, he honors his forefathers as he is a Jew himself and his mother-in-law are a holocaust survivor. He has widely funded other numerous education initiatives other than I Have a Dream. He seeks to ensure the provision of an education and empowerment of the next generation of leaders giving them the tools and knowledge for handling the future. He also aims to encourage the young to indulge in non-profit organizations to help others in future and impact their knowledge to others as well.