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Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, for humanity

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the two co-founders of the esteemed Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. They have both courteously have donated the settlement money from their arrest by the infamous sheriff Joe Arpaio, to help raise funds to start the migrant rights organizations all across the border state of Arizona.

Late into the night on October 18, 2007, Mr. Lacey and Mr. Larkin were ripped out of their beds by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and arrested. These reporters were jailed for attempting to uncover grand jury proceedings that had been attempting to uncover reporter’s notes on evidence that had been covering up the Sheriff’s wrong doings.

This eventually led to a major lawsuit that the men felt obliged to take up after they had dedicated their lives and aspirations to protecting and salvaging their firs amendment rights. They took on the case and sued the entire county, taking them to the United States Court of Appeals for the ninth circuit. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn

After a hard fought battle, justice prevailed for Michael and Jim and they were successful in conquering the case with the help of some good legal help and the support of many.

Having attained a large settlement for the wrong doings against them, they have chosen to use the funds to support many groups across the country. Their prime target of support is groups who advocate and fight for human, civil, and migrant rights. They want to use the funds to assist these groups in helping encourage civic involvement and protect freedom of speech throughout the state of Arizona.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have always made it clear that they want some of the proceeds from their court settlement to help resolve issues regarding “la línea fronteriza” –the Mexican border. One group dedicated to fighting for migrants rights called the American Immigration Council is a Washington D.C. based group is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and recognizing migrant history and is supported by the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund.

This exchange program is developed to help eduacte and enlighten the common citizen of the rich history and present day benefits migrants have been bringing to our country. With the help of the American Immigration Lawyers Association this group is a highly effective arm in the preservation of migrant culture and rights.

Instead of seeking self benefit with their settlement, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin dedicated this chunk of money for the important and humble cause of fighting for the rights and freedoms of migrants, society, and humanity itself.

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Bradesco CEO Luíz Carlos Trabuco And Other Bank Executives Are Waiting For The New BRICS Summit

Brazil is a member of the BRICS nations. Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South America have an unofficial, but official union. The union stimulates trade between those countries. All the BRICS nations are going through economic turmoil of some kind. India is the only BRICS nation that is experiencing strong economic growth. Brazilian banks like Bradesco and other businesses always stay on top of BRICS news.

More trade means more investments, and banks like Bradesco thrive on new investment opportunities. Brazilian banks make money by investing in assets in Brazil as well as investing in assets in other countries. If bank executives think the economic crisis is over in Brazil, and most executives think it is, then the banks look for opportunities in countries like India and China. Russia is less attractive because of UN sanctions, but there are still investment opportunities for Bradesco and other big Brazilian banks in that country. Bradesco’s CEO Luíz Carlos Trabuco continues to monitor what’s happening in the global market. That’s one reason foreign investors are looking at Bradesco as an investment opportunity.

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Bradesco is one of the darlings of Wall Street, thanks to Trabuco and his executive team. Trabuco is a people person, so Bradesco has a personal feel that foreign investors like. And the fact that Bradesco is making a lot of money is another reason investors are lining up to buy Bradesco stock. Bank success is not dependent on one man or a group of men. Consumers play a major role in the success of any bank. And Luíz Carlos Trabuco knows how important consumers are. Trabuco and his tech team put together the Personas project, so the bank could follow the consumption habits of its 26.1 million clients. The Personas project’s goal is to sync the bank with its clients. Trabuco wants to provide more services and perks for clients, but the bank has to know what clients need before they put any new marketing programs in place. Thanks a strong tech team, Bradesco is opening new banking avenues for clients, and the tech work is paying off. Bradesco is the third largest bank in the country, but according to Wall Street, the bank’s stock is one of the best buys in Brazil.

Even though Trabuco is 66-years-old, he acts like a young man who is still fulfilling his career dream. Mr. Trabuco is at the top of the banking food chain, but he still strives to do better through social and environmental programs. Luíz is a University of Sao Paulo graduate, and a long-term Bradesco employee. He got a job with the bank in 1969, and he is still there. He knows the “ins and outs” of Brazilian banking, and he also knows how to market the bank, so it appeals to every segment of the Brazilian social scene. Not all bank presidents are as hands-on as Trabuco, but with more than 5,000 branches and thousands of service centers, and ATMs, he has to be hands-on.

The consensus among bankers is the economy is recovering, and inflation is losing steam. Unemployment figures are dropping, and the government is trying to get rid of all the political negativity that hinders real economic growth. If the BRICS Summit produces positive results in terms of new export opportunities and more startup investment interest, Trabuco and his team will do their part to make “Brazil great again.” In order to do that, Bradesco will develop marketing plans that attract new clients as well as new investors. Wall Street is on board to make those plans a reality as long as Trabuco and his executive stick around the next couple of years.

Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg: Successful Entrepreneurs Globally

Since the joining of forces between Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler, the entrepreneurial market has experienced drastic improvements. Different brands that incorporate technology, the fashion industry, and fulfilling demand of different consumers are some of the achievements. When Goldenberg was 15, he had already ventured into the business industry. He had developed a site which was used to advertise by gaming companies. He later sold this site to Intermix media in 1999 and still remained very active on the site. Adam had dropped out of high school level to become the Chief Operations Officer and Vice president of the same company.


Don Ressler had also sold his business to Intermix media, and later met Adam. Don’s company’s purpose was to help people raise capital. Some of the companies were clothing firms, and it is what inspired him to indulge in fashion to innovate. With time, Don’s and Adam’s friendship developed and later decided to invest in the online business. The two decided to direct their efforts in the fashion industry dealing with both beauty and fashion. These two services were in very high demand just as they are today.


The two entrepreneurs decided to create a brand driven the two important factors that they had given top priority. The two factors were trends and the pain points. They realized the biggest problem in the consumer product market is not the availability of the product but where exactly to find the product. They also noted that searching for styles and sizes on the internet were wasting lots of hours. After observing this problem for quite some time, they decided to create a site which provides services which are personally customized for consumer satisfaction.


The duo managed to create a TechStyle and JustFab online platforms which proved to be a tremendous success. Members started streaming in through as a result of the attraction the promotions the sites were offering. When customers upload their details on the site depending on their likes and style recommendation, the sites will only provide the given information.


In these sites, Brand Fabletics is one of the biggest achievements. Many people using the social media have at once seen sponsored Fabletics ads. After Adam and Don realized finding athletics attire of fixed sizes is very hard to find. They also found it hard to find affordable quality clothing for athletics. The pair also decided on giving the name “Fabulous” to their foundation.


To make their products be recognized far and wide, the pair decided to work with Kate Hudson who is an actress and has a beauty company. Adam and Don have dedicated all their commitment in bringing back confidence in women.

Felipe Montoro Jens Examines Waste Water Sanitation Developments In Brazil

The sanitation services in Brazil have been a major issue for a number of years as the people of the nation have been struggling with waste water problems across the entire nation. Brazilian sanitation services have largely been operated by public sector companies who also operate the utilities used by the majority of Brazilian citizens who see their public sector groups providing all services at a level of 90 percent served by public utility companies, a further 70 percent are served by state level utility companies.


The decision by the Brazilian government to open up the waste water markets to private sector companies by providing concessions that will aid the decision of many companies in arriving back in the Brazilian utilities market; Felipe Montoro Jens, an infrastructure investment specialist, reveals the need for a growing level of government oversight must be addressed to ensured the success of the move towards a new era in sanitation for Brazil. One of the major issues needing to be addressed by private companies entering the water market in Brazil is the amount of wasted water that needs to be halted from escaping in the aging infrastructure of the nation that private companies will repair as they hope to increase the profitability of the water treatment process in Brazil.


Brazilian infrastructure specialist Felipe Montoro Jens has been a major supporter of the work being completed across the Americas and has been an important part of the Latin America Leadership Forum held annually to drive forward the business opportunities available to all business executives in the region.


Although his work has largely been based in Brazil, Felipe Montoro Jens has always had a global outlook on the business interests he is involved in across the planet. The former Terna S.p.A. executive has attended the Thunderbird School of Global Management and worked with many of the world’s leading investment companies.

Flavio Maluf: The Brilliant Leadership Behind Eucatex Group

Being the owner of a successful business is something a lot of people aim to do, but only a few can achieve it. Being an entrepreneur is tough work, and one has to put countless hours of hard work and dedication into their business. Flavio Maluf is an entrepreneur and businessman best known for his leadership at a company known as Eucatex Group. The company was established in 1987 and since then has experienced a tremendous amount of growth to get to the position it is in today. Flavio Maluf is currently the president of Eucatex Group.


Eucatex Group is a corporation that is involved in the production and manufacturing of ceilings and soft wood sheets. When the company first launched, it gained a lot of reputation for being a company to use eucalyptus as their primary raw material for manufacturing all of their products.


Flavio Maluf hails from Brazil and is the central location for the work that he does. He studied at the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado where he attained a degree in mechanical engineering. Flavio Maluf also achieved a degree in business from New York University.


Flavio Maluf started working for Eucatex Group in 2987 and since then has contributed immensely to the growth and development of the company. He began his journey with the company in the trading department and gradually made his way up the corporate ladder. At his current position, Flavio Maluf plans to implement strategies of growth and development, while focusing on upgrading their technology he aims to set the company on a path of innovation. It isn’t just the technology and production that Flavio Maluf wanted to update, it was also the way the company functions from a business standpoint. He was behind the reforms that the company saw in its administrative and managerial departments.


Flavio Maluf sees himself as a perfectionist. He believes in working hard towards attaining success for himself and his company. He possesses incredible leadership qualities which are why he is so respected among the employees of his business and also in the industry.


David McDonald Is Enabling OSI Group To Deliver Food Products To Every Part Of The World

The OSI Group is a food processing company providing value-added food products and infrastructure solutions to the food industry. The privately held company was founded in 1909 and is based in Aurora, Illinois. The holding company has subsidiaries in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. It operates facilities in more than sixty-five locations globally. David McDonald is the serving Chief Operating Officer and President of the group.

He attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1987. He has previously held various executive positions with the group such as Project Manager of OSI Industries. He serves as a Director of Marfrig Global Foods and the OSI subsidiary OSI International Foods, Australia. He has previously worked as the Chairman of the North American Meat Institute and still serves on the board.

He continues to drive the group’s vision to become the global food provider of choice for leading foodservice and retail brands. According to David McDonald OSI Group, the group operates a global network but maintains local management teams. This enables the organization to achieve efficiency by using local solutions. It also helps the group to stay compliant with local laws as well as take advantage of local tastes and preferences.

Using a global infrastructure that is aligned with local solutions achieves the best result. The group supplies value-added meat products and has a significant presence in China. David McDonald reiterates that China continues to be a key market for the group. Expansions are underway to keep up with the growing markets. The company has a global expansion plan adding production facilities, processing plants, and storage capacity.

He explains that the growth drive runs in the group and is fueled by the Chairman, Sheldon Lavin. David McDonald reports that most of the growth is demand driven. This enables the group to partner with clients to develop innovative products that cater to the dynamic needs of consumers.

OSI Group is directly involved in the upstream and downstream supply partners. It collaborates with food equipment manufacturers to develop systems and technologies that improve food quality and safety. He reiterates the group monitors the production of agricultural inputs that they receive from suppliers.

The Success of Flavio Maluf

Flavio Maluf is the third generation of the Eucatex family business. His grandfather founded the company in the early 50s. Since then, he’s played a huge role in the company’s progression into the modern world. Despite being born into a family legacy, Flavio spent the early years of his career carving out his own path.

Flavio Maluf holds numerous university degrees. He first graduated from FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he grew up. He spent some time working at the family business before traveling abroad. He earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from PUC, and a Business Management degree from New York University. He later used these industrial and trade area skills to lead Eucatex into the future.

After returning to Brazil, he rejoined the family business. He started working under his uncle, who he later succeeded as the company’s President. After becoming President, Flavio Maluf proved himself a tremendous resource.

He’s also renowned for giving advice to young entrepreneurs trying to enter the world of business. His main link to aspiring entrepreneurs is his advice blog. He offers advice on a range of different business topics, including succeeding in interviews, succeeding in the workplace, and climbing the corporate ladder.

Part of his success is changing the way people see his company. Over the years, he’s made Eucatex one of the most environmentally friendly companies in Brazil. Recently, he switched all of Eucatex’s offices over to solar power to conserve energy. He’s also opened more eco-friendly factories in other cities to create more jobs.

Eucatex has always been an eco-friendly company. When Flavio’s grandfather founded the company in 1951, they produced natural eucalyptus products. It quickly became the leading company in the industry that focused on conserving the environment. The company compensated for all the eucalyptus trees they used by planting more every year; thus, preserving the environment for the next generation.

Since then, Eucatex’s become an international company. It’s expanded its product range by adding more eco-conscious products like ceiling and wood fiber plates.

How Don Ressler took over the Online Fashion Business

Don Ressler is a revered business person who has gained recognition due to the successful enterprises that he has established. He has worked with Adam Goldberg to create leading brands such as Fabletics and TechStyle. The two have been business partners for a long time, and all the companies that they have founded have been highly successful. They currently serve as co-CEOs of TechStyle, which was formerly known as JustFab. JustFab was created as the first online store that offered membership to its clients. It grew at a fast rate and managed to gain about three million subscribers in the first year. The company has been making millions of dollars as revenue every year. JustFab specialized in the selling fashionable clothes for women. Fabletics and TechStyle have grown over the years to be among the top brands in the beauty and fashion industries.

Before Don Ressler and Goldenberg started working together, they both owned successful startup companies. They are well informed about what it took to establish a successful brand. The first business that Don created was known as He ran the enterprise for a short while then sold it to Intermix Media. Adam was the COO of Intermix Media during the time of the sale. The two entrepreneurs joined efforts and created a spinoff that was known as Alena Media on The company attained success and made huge profits for Intelligent Media. Its profitability, however, declined when Intermix was acquired by News Corporation.

The two entrepreneurs used their marketing and branding skills to establish Brand Ideas, which later became Intelligent Beauty. The firm majored in brand incubation, and it was highly successful. It then developed two subsidiaries that are known as SENSA and DERMSTORE. They are both profitable e-commerce enterprises. After a while, they used Intelligence Beauty to establish JustFab as a third party business. The success of the firm was evident by the end of its first year in business.

Adam and Don Ressler used to fund themselves in all their ventures before 2008 when Technology Crossover Ventures invested $43 million in their business. In 2011, JustFab secured $33 million from an investment firm that is known as Matrix Partners. Crossover Ventures, Rho Ventures, Intelligent Beauty, and Matrix Partners offered JustFab $76 million in 2012. The company also received $40 million in 2013. Approximately $250 million has been invested in the development of JustFab. Fabletics was formed as a subsidiary of JustFab, and it is currently thriving.

Read more: Don Ressler Is Part Of The Incredible Success Of JustFab And Fabletics

Adam Milstein: One of the World’s 200 Most Influential Do-Gooders in the World

Adam Milstein was named as one of the most 200 influential and philanthropic people in the world by a social media ranking system in coordination with a London-based publication Richtopia. He was ranked position 187 based on his Facebook and twitter accounts’ and influence in the philanthropic world.


The list is composed of several highly influential philanthropist people like Oprah Winfrey, Magic Johnson, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Arianna Huffington, J.K Rowling, Elton John and Ashton Kutcher. It also included business leaders who became philanthropists like Elon Musk, Eric Trump, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, Melinda and Bill Gates. In addition, the list had politicians like Barrack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama.


Adams acknowledged that his philanthropic work is one of the most gratifying and important part of his life. Therefore, he felt honored to be included among the leaders in the field. He expressed gratitude to his wife, Gila, the IAC and the numerous Jewish organizations who are their partners. In its operations, the Milstein Family Foundation embraces the following principles of philanthropy philosophy as follows;

  • Active Philanthropy– it involves Adam Milstein, his entire family and their staff investing not only money but also significant time and expertise in all programs, projects and organizations they support.
  • Life Path Impact- He develops organizations and seeks funds to involve the companies target audience through different phases in life. The foundation accomplishes this by making programs for children, adolescents, and all phases of adulthood. This helps to create a connection with clients from all age groups and can grow with their customers.
  • Philanthropic Synergy- Adam funds and guides charitable organizations to increase their impact.


Adam Milstein


Adam Milstein, chairman of the board of Israel American Council (IAC), is the co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. He offers philanthropic and charitable services to organizations, which help to strengthen the state of Israel and the relationship between U.S and Israel. Adam’s helpful services include consulting, fundraising to support education, pro-Israel advocacy and partnership development.

Adam sits on the Board of several organizations including Hasbara Fellowship, AISH Los Angeles, the Israel on Campus Coalition, AIPAC National Council, StandWithUs, Jewish Funders Network and the Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel. He is the co-founder of the organization Sifriyat Pijama B’America, which offers free monthly books in Hebrew.