Carlos Mariaca, Managing Partner – Center Group Corp. and President of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida.
Tri-cultural academic and professional experience –- born Brazilian and North-American citizen, studied in São Paulo schools, completed university and MBA degrees in the USA (University of Miami – Bachelor of Arts – Major: International Finance and Marketing, and University of Miami – Masters of Business Administration – Dual Specialization: International Business / International Finance). Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Always worked as a CEO or Advisor to CEO’s, mainly in corporate services, in the USA, Brazil, Argentina and other Latin America markets.
We´ll be talking about the upcoming Clinton Global Initiative, Latin America to be held in Rio.
David Lavin is the Founder and Director of SPARK Global LLC, an impact innovation consultancy and startup greenhouse with headquarters in New York and Rio de Janeiro. Spark works with clients to develop new products, services and strategies that create measurable social impact and also develops scalable for-profit impact businesses.
David’s background includes management of high-level multi-sectoral partnerships, design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems, and social enterprise strategy.
Lara Espirito Santo manages Spark's Rio de Janeiro office. Prior to Spark, Lara worked directly with the President of Instituto Pereira Passos (IPP) an arm of the Rio City government. There, Lara developed partnership strategies, devised new monitoring and evaluation systems and created the new project management office.
Lara developed partnerships with corporate and non-profit organizations in the recently pacified favelas, working to stimulate entrepreneurship and capacity-building at the base of the pyramid, and support the development of new social enterprises.
Roger Queiroz, Online Marketing Guru, is a Brazilian and US resident.
He graduated in Physics at Unicamp in 1990 and has a Masters in Mettalurgy. Roger has an MBA from the prestigious Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
For the last 12 years has followed the evolution of Online Marketing in the US from its inception and has studied under the leading Online Guru´s in the US, namely Eben Pagan, Frank Kern, Jeff Walker, Russell Brunson, Jeff Johnson, John Carlton, Ryan Deiss, Mike Filsaime,Tony Robbins, among others.
Roger has successfully launched several online projects in English and Portuguese, his most recent product launch “Revelando o Successo” an innovative business training program for professional photographers. In Brazil as in other parts of the world many professional photographers are excellent artists but sometimes lack business knowledge, administrative and marketing experience to guarantee sustainable success in an extremely competitive environment. He is now launching his next project in Brazil ProcessodoSucesso.com .
As the World Cup and Olympic Games edge closer, Dave Baxter looks back on his experiences in Brazil from a security perspective.
Martin Whitehead has been in the accountancy and forensic profession for 22 years having started his career in the UK.
Martin and I met at an Amcham Campinas Business Affairs Committee meeting where Martin and colleagues were part of a presentation to the members about Fraud Risk and Compliance.
Martin has joined PwC Brazil to lead the firm's rapidly growing Forensic practice based in Sao Paulo. For the last 15 years he has been with PwC working in forensic services in Africa, based at various times in Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria and most recently in Kenya. He became a PwC partner in 2000.
Over this period he has performed engagements for clients in more than 20 different countries in Africa, Europe and North America.
Martin is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a UK qualified Chartered Accountant. He also has MBA from INSEAD in France, and a Masters degree in Management from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
A & M Imports LLC is an American/Brazilian partnership.
Wagner Alberti has been in the wines & spirits business since 1999 when he set up an import, export and distribution operation for food and beverages in Brazil in partnership with European investors. Wagner had also worked for large multinational corporations, such as BAT, PHILIP MORRIS and AMERICAN AIRLINES.
His international exposure includes working and studying in the UK, Northern Ireland , and in the USA as well as travelling frequently to Italy.
Martin Whitehead has been in the accountancy and forensic profession for 22 years having started his career with Arthur Andersen in the UK.
Martin has joined PwC Brazil to lead the firm’s rapidly growing Forensic practice based in Sao Paulo. For the last 15 years he has been with PwC working in forensic services in Africa, based at various times in Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria and most recently in Kenya. He became a PwC partner in 2000.
Luis Rasquilha Now leads the Trends & Innovation Global Consultancy Company – AYR Worldwide – as CEO. AYR is the 1st and unique global consultancy company, who uses Trends knowledge to boost Strategic Innovation, with offices in Lisbon, Madrid, São Paulo and Miami and presence in more than 30 countries, with local partners, all aligned by GTO - Global Trends Observatory, a global Coolhunt network, created by AYR with more than 20 companies and universities.
Also AYR created TRC (Trends Research Center), an academic unit to investigate and validate Trends, and launched AYR Insights (www.ayr-insights.com), an online knowledge platform to support companies, professionals and students with ready-to-use information.
Mark Horn is President of agriculture and life sciences consulting firm Mark Horn & Associates LLC. in New Jersey and Brasilia.
Mark Horn offers consulting services for US and other foreign companies in Brazil and specializes in: Market research, Product entry strategy, Partner identification, Conferences/Trade shows and Design and management projects for international nonprofits.
Mark was also an International consultant for Embrapa, Director of R&D Portfolio Management for Wyeth Consumer and was awarded permanent residence in Brazil on basis of bringing high level knowledge to the country. He has chaired and participated as Presenter, Panelist or Advisory Board member of 20 international conferences.
Mark is a Fulbright Scholar (Biochemistry, UK) with a Masters in Corporate Communications and is a member of the InterNations International Community in Brasilia and an active participant in the Talk 2 Brazil Discussion Group on LinkedIn.
Joseph Low and Claudia Brito Low are the authors of “THEY DON'T SPEAK SPANISH IN BRAZIL” combines the personal and professional experiences of an American expatriate and a Brazilian native, both successful executives at major multinationals. After twenty years of answering Brazil–related business and legal questions for their colleagues, Joe and Claudia Low wrote a book that provides the fundamental information foreigners need, from everyday living and relevant culture to business management and tax strategies. The authors use personal experiences and hard data to translate cultural characteristics, management tactics, and law to avoid common pitfalls and achieve business success.
A Kindle edition of the book is available at Amazon .
You can also get a printed copy and special Talk 2 Brazil discount at the pulisher´s site when you enter "Talk 2 Brazil" promo code on the left side of the shopping cart.