Guilherme Paulus is a man from Brazil who has made it his life mission to build up the tourism appeal of the region.
His story beings more than two decades ago when a simple IBM intern went on to to open his first hotel, and later grew his chain to include over 20 locations with over 5000 employees under his wing. His career inspiration and future outlook are expanded upon in a recent Ideamensch interview.
The idea of opening up a hotel chain began as a joint effort with his friend Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. One of them conceptualized how the first location would look, and the other provided the proper resources to making it happen. They worked together for 4 years before Guilherme Paulus pursued the career solo. His philosophy has always been to just do it. The result is in after thought, because taking that initial first step is always the hardest part. He enjoys traveling across the country to explore new business opportunities, and receive feedback on his current ventures.
A day in the life of Guilherme Paulus can be hectic depending on the status of current projects. However, he begins each day by taking a step back to appreciate everything. By accepting gratitude and being thankful for how everything is, he never loses sight of what is important to him. The other key point to having a successful life is writing down everything that needs to get down. He plans each activity up to 2 weeks in advance sometimes. As a businessman, he is excited by the changes technology bring to the industry. The ability to gather information and connect with potential clients is easier than ever before.
Guilherme Paulus is someone who didn’t just stumble upon a good opportunity, but worked hard at bringing himself to a successful level. he cite a combination of talent and hard working for pushing him to where he is today. As a member the CVC Brasil and GJP Hotels and Resorts boards, he gets a direct influence how visitors enjoy the great country of Brazil.
Nick Vertucci is the founder and CEO of the NV Real Estate Academy, where he teaches the participants of his training program how to make money from the real estate investments. There are many people in the real estate industry who are able to earn a lot through real-estate investments. He believes that anyone with the inside knowledge of the real estate industry would be able to predict the market trends and know when to enter the market and exit. It is how Nick Vertucci has been able to make his fortune from property flipping.
However, even though Nick Vertucci has achieved so much in the real estate industry, he is better known for his poker skills. He is an accomplished poker player and has participated in many poker tournaments as well. In the last few months, he has been able to win a mini fortune from his poker skills by participating in many tournaments across the country. Nick Vertucci believes that it is difficult for the people to get a grip on how the poker game works, but once you are able to understand how it works, it is more than just addictive. However, he also wants people to take precaution when gambling as it can lead to major losses as well and that it is always better to keep a threshold on how much money you put in gambling.
Nick Vertucci believes that a successful career in real estate has helped him become a good poker player and he continues to learn more about it every day. He has learned to read others better as he used to read the seller’s agents to understand what they are going to offer for a property. He has also learned how to bluff properly but advised people against it if they are not confident as it can backfire on them.
JHSF Participacoes is a Brazilian real estate company that has been very instrumental in developing luxury products from residential properties to commercial use properties. It was founded in 1972 by Fabio Auriemo and Roberto Auriemo (brothers) who began developing properties in Sao Paulo. In 1990, the construction company JHSF split and they both venture into sole proprietorships. Fabio Auriemo however, took full control of JHSF.
Fabio Auriemo began to focus more on high-end properties construction. The company therefore expanded and is esteemed to have been the brain begins the magnificent Shopping Metro Santa Cruz which was the premier mall in Brazil with a Subway Station among other amenities.in 2003, at only 27 years of age, Jose Auriemo Neto fondly referred to as Zeco Auriemo was passed down the leadership by his father, Fabio Auriemo.
Jose Auriemo Neto brought in a paradigm shift in operation and focus of the company. Within a few years, the company not only operated in Sao Paulo but the entire country, Brazil and even began construction works in the United States and Uruguay. JHSF has since then developed luxury properties. The groundbreaking was Shopping Cidade Jardim under the leadership of Jose Auriemo Neto. This was followed by the Park City Garden, City Garden Corporate Center, Fasano group of Hotels and Restaurants, Shopping Metro Tucuruvi, Catarina Fashion Outlet, Sao Paulo Executive Airport among others.
Residential properties include the Horto Bela Vista Complex, several apartments at the City of Porto Feliz and the Fazenda Boa Vista condominium. Ideally, JHSF Participacoes has set the real estate development bar higher. Apparently, Jose Auriemo Neto is the JHSF Chairman of the Board of Directors while Thiago Alonso Oliveira is the President.
About Jose Auriemo Neto
He is the head of JHSF Participacoes. Jose Auriemo Neto is the eldest son to Fabio Auriemo who was the company’s co-founder. He is a well known real estate and management expert, highly acclaimed in Brazil and beyond. He is an engineer by profession and expertise that blends in well with this company. Jose Auriemo is married to Marianna Landmann and together live in Brazil. Jose Auriemo has strong values for the family.
Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of OSI Group, a leading meat and food products company started in Aurora Illinois. He joined the company in the 1970s and became actively involved in the operations of the company. By then, the company was known as Otto & Sons Company. Sheldon purchased controlling interest in the company to ensure that the company remains stable. Levin helped steer the company to profitability, and tremendous growth. Having a background in finance, he advised the company on financing and expanding the market beyond Illinois to rest of world, including North America, Japan, Asia, and the Philippines. Nowadays, he is in charge of one of the most successful companies in the food processing industry.
OSI Group is involved in large-scale operations in the food industry with joint ventures and facilities across the world. Sheldon does not work alone and has assembled a team of ambitious individual and build a collective culture. Ever since Sheldon took the mantle of leadership at the company, staff turnover is very low, meaning that the employees are satisfied. He keeps up to date with changes in the business environment, including consumer preferences. Thus, the company can meet the needs of customers.
The story of Sheldon Lavin is a humble one, from a mere financial advisor to a successful CEO of an excellent food processing company. He is an investor in his league, with unmatched business acumen. That would not have been possible, were it not for the entrepreneurial vision, hard work, and zeal. Sheldon has won various awards for his philanthropic works, of assisting disadvantaged families by providing housing, and supporting those with chronic illnesses. Sheldon Lavin realized the need to give back to the society, and want them to be successful as he is.
About OSI group
From humble beginnings to a leading food provider, OSI group Journey to success has been smooth sailing. Its out of hard work and dedication of a team led by CEO Sheldon Lavin. The company is well positioned in the global market with operations in 17 countries employing over 20,000 employees. The company transformation journey has been because of continuous innovation, partnerships, and executive leadership offed by Sheldon Lavin. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin receives Global Visionary Award. The company has invested in the latest technology in the food handling, food safety, and quality.
OSI Group has outstanding success and growth for an entire century. Since the start of the millennium, the food production company has pushed itself to new heights and has established a reputation as one of the largest food providers in the world. David McDonald has been with this company for three decades and have experienced the tremendous growth of OSI Group. David McDonald’s start with the company began immediately after college. He was a project manager in one of the man facilities owned by the major food brand. He stuck with the company through the most challenging times and is now at the top of the food industry dominant company.
Although the company is a major corporation today, he has made sure as the chief operating officer that he continues to lead this country with the same morals and principles that first began it. Before David McDonald was the COO of OSI Group and before this company was apart of the trillion dollar food industry, this was just a mere meat market located in Chicago. An immigrant from Europe opened the family business during the twentieth century. Just a few short decades later his small, family ran butcher shop became the supplier for McDonald’s chains nationwide. For the past twenty five years, this food provider has been seeking ways to expand its long list of ventures both domestically and internationally.
One of the ways OSI Group is expanding is through opening more facilities in new markets. They have expressed interest in opening facilities in certain Asian countries to be able to meet the growing needs of their customers in Asia. Additionally, David McDonald has a mission for the food company as well. He wants his meat production brand to be a sustainable brand. He wants his food company to lead the pack of food companies that do not harm the environment. He is making sure his company becomes sustainable by reevaluating their operational practices, making sure animals are treated fairly, being mindful of factors that effect the environment, remembering to protect the earth and also delivering a tasty product consistently.
Some people call him Randy. He has worked in various financial institutions for decades. Over the years, he has gained a good reputation for his professionalism. He is also a successful businessman. According to the Forbes Magazine, he is the 557th richest person in the world. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Boston University. Randal Nardone specialized in arts in his higher education. After his education, he joined the job market and became a business leader due to his entrepreneurial endeavors.
He has inspired many people to join the business world. In his previous occupations, he has been commended for his ability to bring the workers together for a common purpose. He is the pioneer of several firms in the country. One of his biggest achievement is the founding of an investment company known as Fortress Investment Group. The firm has been operating for years and has helped thousands of businesspeople to make informed business decisions that guarantee them good returns for their investments. Randal Nardone heads Fortress Investment Group as its Chief Executive Officer since 1998.
Under his leadership, the investment firm has experienced an increase in the customer base. Many clients have benefited from the firm’s services such as the provision of credit funds and private equity. One of his main areas of focus is the range of services it offers. He has strived to increase the number of services available to the clients over the years. Before joining Fortress Investment Group, Randal Nardone worked for other firms such as Springleaf Financial Holdings, and Newcastle Investment Holdings.
Recently, Fortress Investment Group was acquired by SoftBank. The new owners chose to retain him at the helm of the firm due to his track record. The acquisition is estimated to be worth about $3.3 billion. All the stakeholders of Fortress Investment Group approved the transaction. Randal Nardone ensured that all the regulatory requirements were met during the process. According to the management of SoftBank, the firm would still use its current business models and would operate as its subsidiary. The new owner is known globally for massive investments in technology.
Stream Energy, a direct sale energy company based in Dallas, Texas, was recently featured in an article on Patch for solidifying their commitment to compassion and community. Where most lucrative businesses focus solely on profit margins and bottom lines, Stream Energy has chosen to shift its priorities towards customers in crisis after the surrounding area was affected by hurricane damage.
When hurricane Harvey tore through the Texas coast, the area was devastated. The rain and wind were relentless as those near and far stood powerless to help. It was the kind of severe natural disaster that leaves many people displaced and their lives forever altered. Loved ones and pets were lost as public and private property damages soared. No one could stop it from happening, but when the rains eased and the damage was surveyed there was a company ready to act. Stream Energy did not hesitate to provide their assistance through their charitable foundation known as Steam Cares.
Community outreach and support have been and integral part of the Stream Energy business model for over a decade. This commitment is the entire reason There is a charitable arm of such a profitable company. Their financial successes have allowed them to partner with and give back to the community that supports them. Their partnerships with organizations such as Habitat For Humanity and the Red Cross have helped make them a particularly effective partner in combating the issue of homelessness in the Dallas area.
To deliver aid and supplies to those in need after the hurricane, Stream Cares teamed up with the Hope Supply Co. It was through this partnership that food and supplies reached the families in need of it. This act of kindness and generous contributions like it make the highly profitable energy company is helping give Texans the hand they need while they recover from the aftermath of Harvey and beyond.
Whistleblowing has often been considered ethical under many circumstances. For instance, if the company is going to harm the public, a whistleblower comes in handy to educate the people and issue negated reports with the intention of arresting the management. Also, when the immediate supervisor of the employee does not come forward with the report, it becomes the responsibility of the whistleblower to report the issues. That brings you to Sahm Adrangi.
Sahm Adrangi is the head cheerleaderof Kerrisdale Capital Management. He established the company in 2009. But before that, he was employed as an analyst by the Deutsche Bank. He then joined Chanin Capital Partners where he served as an analyst in bankruptcy. He later joined Longacre Fund Management as an analyst as well. Here, he oversaw distressed debt fund. At the same time, he became prominent for publishing research on finance. Today, he is a prominent whistleblower who exposes fraudulent companies. The companies he first exposed include China Marine Food Group, China-Biotics, andLihua Internationalamong others. Additional Chinese targets have been charged by the SEC.
Duties and Roles
Since the establishment of Kerrisdale Capital Management, Adrangi has worked hard to develop the firm’s portfolio. What he started with about $1 million has now become worth $150 million. In his tenure, the company has conducted various researches on companies as well as industries. Currently, Sahm Adrangi has shifted his focus towards biotechnology where the company capitalizes on emerging companies likePulse Biosciences, and Zafgen, among others. Other than that, Kerrisdale Capital Management also focuses on exposing companies that offer false data on stocks, and telecommunication.
Recently, Sahm Adrangi issued a report on St. Joe Company. According to the $1 billion firm that deals with real estate, there are hopes to change desolate land adjacent to the Panama City into a major attraction site for retirees. However, according to Adrangi, this is highly unlikely. He reiterates that the firm’s financial position cannot sustain the project. He also adds that Joe will have to assume more than 2,000 home sites. While that is what Joe claims to have achieved, Sahm Adrangi and his team are sure that there is no progress. In fact, the company has not achieved half of what it claims.
Susan McGalla has made the effort to open doors in the business world for women despite the fact men are hired for the majority of leadership positions. Companies with more diverse ethnic policies often outperform other companies by 35 percent. The percentage of women CEO’s working at S&P 500 companies are below six percent. These statistics have not changed Susan McGalla’s goals. She understands women are prevented from attaining higher positions in government and business due to the glass ceiling. She believes in the initiatives and networking women have created to support one another.
Susan McGalla has two brothers and her father coached football. She never received any special treatment for being female. She realizes most women have not reached her success level in business and believes this is unfair. She was the President of American Eagle Outfitters and is the Vice President of the Steelers. Most women never reach this type of position due to the barrier of the glass ceiling. Susan McGalla is fighting gender discrimination with sponsorship opportunities. This enables an experienced executive to create new opportunities for women as an insider. This type of endorsement often provides acceptance.
Susan McGalla is an advocate providing credibility to capable and deserving women. She believes sponsorship can help women attain higher positions. She feels incentives are necessary to motivate sponsorship. She learned a lot of negotiating skills during her childhood which have served her well in her career. She was taught to work hard and back her ideas with confidence.
Wes Edens is one smart businessman. He is known for going in on things at just the right time and when to sell things off. He has a knack for creating things and making a business pay off for him and his partners. He is also one of the co-owners of the Milwaukee Bucks. This is the life of billionaire Wes Edens.Wes Edens always knew that he wanted to go into business for himself. He graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree in business and finance in 1984. After that, his career started to take off. In 1987 he started working for the company Lehman Brothers and people started to take notice of him. For the next ten years, he worked hard and eventually became a partner and managing director of the firm. He left the company in 1997 and really began to make his mark the following year.
Wes Edens was one of five partners who founded the company Fortress Investment Group in 1998. This is where his business savvy really paid off. He was able to build the company up over the years by taking on challenges that other business owners would pass on. The company made a fortune by being publicly and privately traded. A Japanese investment company came along and bought fifteen percent of Fortress. This made all of the co-founders of the company instant billionaires. He also stayed on at the company when it was going through difficult years as the real estate sector recovered from a recession. In early 2018, Fortress was sold to Softbank Group Corporation for over three billion dollars.
While he was helping with the Fortress Investment Group Wes Edens and his friend Marc Lasry combined their business acumen to purchase the Milwaukee Bucks. The purchase price was five hundred fifty million. One of the guarantees of the deal was that the team would stay in Milwaukee. The new owners of the team also helped build a new arena for the team as well. Making the smart deal is one of the reasons why Wes Edens has become a phenomenal success.This is just a small part of the life of Wes Edens. He is a man used to the adventures of the boardroom as well as mountain climbing and horse jumping. This is a man who doesn’t sit on his laurels but lives his life to the fullest.