Daniel Gutierrez is an International Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Radio Personality and Author of Stepping Into Greatness: Success Is Up To You.
Leveraging his experience, his infectious humor, and his deep belief that there is greatness in each of us, he has transformed businesses and individuals all over the world. His appeal breaks the boundaries of profession, culture, and age.
Wilson Faure is a global business executive having worked and lived in Brazil, Germany and the United States.
Wilson has built a successful business career working in a variety of industries, functions and cultural settings. He has a unique career experience including business owner, Managing Director, Relationship Manager, Business Developer, Consultant and Program Manager allowing him to clearly understand all aspects of business. He is fluent in Portuguese and English and has a good conversational level in German and Spanish. He is recognized for his strong leadership, relationship building skills and his ability to drive performance through workforce engagement.
Wilson worked for Mercedes-Benz from 1997 to 2000. In 2000 he joined the Ford Motor Company Project Team in Bahia to manage the construction of the automotive complex. Wilson moved from Germany to the U.S. in 2003 to join the management team in the construction of a new automotive plant. In late 2005 Wilson was hired by Dürr Systems to start up a new consulting division in the United States. A successful career/industry change opened a new spectrum of opportunities on when he played key role in business transformation projects, global application delivery and major business development initiatives. In 2012, Wilson launched Advanced Global Partners and since then has worked with major clients in the retail, construction, IT, consulting and hospitality industries to enter new markets and launch new products.
Natalie Cofield talks about the business opportunities between Austin and Campinas and her objective to establish a sister city relationship between the cities.
The Capital City African-American Chamber of Commerce (CCAACC) promotes the development of African American businesses and the expansion of the business community by providing resources, technical assistance, and leadership on policy issues that enhance economic growth and by promoting convention and tourism.
Alison McGowan, Founder and CEO of Hidden Pousadas Brazil,
Hidden Pousadas Brazil is a comprehensive online guide to uniquely beautiful places to stay in Brazil.
Alison first arrived in Brazil in 1979 with the task of setting up the new Oxford University Press office in Rio de Janeiro. Returning to the UK in 1984 she never lost her love of the country, the music or the travel and made sure that subsequent jobs in publishing, consulting and representing language schools included a good marketing excuse to return ever year.
In 2002 she came back to Rio permanently and now lives in Leblon.
Lucy Jordan is also, oil and gas stringer for Platts, blogger for Americas Quarterly and a regular contributor to GlobalPost and the Independent.
She was born and grew up in Norfolk, in the UK. She studied English Literature at Edinburgh University and later did an MA in journalism at City University in London. Lucy Jordan has worked as a research assistant at the Village Voice in New York , a reporter at the Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh and now has been living In Brasilia since May 2012.
Fabiana Passoni is Talk 2 Brazil´s Person of the Year.
Her life story is full of challenges as well as success. Fabiana Passoni is an excellent example of a woman who can manage her personal and professional roles, radiate optimism , share a bright outlook for the future and serve as an example of dedication and perseverance for all.
Fabiana Passoni, the best Brazilian Female Singer living in the U.S. Chosen by the Brazilian International Press Awards' 2012 Colégio Eleitoral composed of U.S. based Brazilian groups and community organizations as best Brazilian Female Singer living in the U.S. confirms Fabiana's ability to connect her fans to her music. Her recent single Lovin' You (2012) enjoyed several months in the Smooth Jazz charts. Another single, Rock With You was released in August 2012 . Fabiana Passoni has a new album Dim The Lights to be released in January 2013.
Fabiana's three-year battle with breast cancer put her on a journey not only of survival but a discovery of her own personal musical style. With joyful rhythms and a velvety voice, Fabiana achieved her style with the acclaimed 2011 release of Naturalmente Brasil featuring 12 original tracks. Composed in the midst of her battle with cancer, chemotherapy and pregnancy, Fabiana's dreams of continuing her career never faltered even among many setbacks. Her spirit propelled her rebounding success.
Fabiana Passoni participated in a new musical called "Loving the Silent Tears" which had its red carpet premiere at the Shrine Auditorium on October 27, 2012. She starred along with Grammy winners Jon Secada, Jody Watley and Broadway stars in an impressive cast of top talents representing a dozen countries. It featured music from Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning composers. The grand production was created by 2-time Oscar winner Al Kasha and directed by the Tony-nominated Vincent Paterson (director of Michael Jackson's BAD and Madonna's Blond Ambition Tours).
In her role, Fabiana presented a taste of Brazilian music and culture. She stated, "I am proud and honored to have been invited for a part in the musical 'Loving the Silent Tears."
Born in Poços de Caldas, Brazil, Fabiana Passoni began singing when she was 6 years old. Her father would sit on the couch composing songs while teaching her the art of interpretation and how to play to an audience. With her father's musical influence as her foundation, Fabiana also received formal vocal training with Francisco (Chico) Campos, a famous Brazilian voice trainer.
Fabiana ran a successful music school in her hometown in the late 1990's before travelling to the United States. While in New York City, Fabiana began singing bossa nova jazz fusion to American audiences. Legendary artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Leny Andrade influenced her approach to music while she was slowly developing as a singer songwriter. She finally found her voice after moving to Los Angeles in 2007 composing songs for her debut album, É Minha Vez.
For more about "Loving the Silent Tears" www.silenttearsmusical.com
Chris Torto, CEO at Ascenty in Brazil is a US Citizen and permanent resident in Brazil since 1989. He was cofounder and CEO of VIVAX the second largest Cable TV operator in Brazil, took public in 2006 and subsequently sold to Net Servicos for US$1.2B in 2007. He was also the CEO of Voyager which he took public in 1999 and sold to a telecom company in 2000 for US$500m. Chris has a business Administration degree from the University of Maine and an MBA from Harvard.
I met Chris at the inauguration of the Ascenty Data Center in Campinas. Here he talk about the growth potential for Data Centers in Brazil.
Margarete Mota is a Business partner owner and responsible for the Sales Department at INEX Tecnologia Organizacional which specializes in LMS – Learning Management System and development of education tools and applications oriented for adults learners.
I met Margarete at Amcham Sao Paulo in a Networking Breakfast and Margarete agreed to share her experience as an IT executive, discuss challenges and opportunities for women executives , Networking and also offer an overview of “Distance Learning or Distance Education in Brazil”.
Paulo Pontes is currently Senior Managing Director of the Brazilian Operations of Michael Page with 13 business units and 3 Companies; Page Personnel, Michael Page and Page Executive.
Recently Paulo Pontes made a presentation to the Business Affairs Committee at Amcham Campinas on Competitiveness in the Brazilian Human Resource and Labor Market and which he will share with the Talk 2 Brazil global audience.
Paulo was responsible for the Start Up of Michael Page Offices in Brazil and was the former Director of the Finance, Sales & Marketing Division at Michael Page and has been a Member of the Board of Michael Page Brazil since 2001.
Salvador Ghelfi Raza is Director General of CeTRIS – Technology, International Relations and Security Center, Coordinator of the International Relations FACAMP and Associate Professor of National Security Affairs at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the United States National Defense University (CHDS / NDU) in Washington, DC.
According to the magazine “Isto É”, “Salvador Ghelfi Raza is the only Brazilian working on the team hired by the Obama administration to propose a major reform in politics and also in the methods used by the United States worldwide. There are 30 Ph.Ds, the best brains in the world in security, defense and diplomacy analysis.