An article on felipemontorojens.com.br recently outlined plans for 18 infrastructure auctions in the fourth quarter of 2017 by the Brazilian government to deal with blowbacks of poor Public-Private Partnerships. The second half of the year has been busy for most people and according to the article, Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas is expected to hold 18 auctions for the infrastructure sector. According to Felipe Montoro Jens , Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas, who is the project coordination secretary of the Investment Partnership Programs, made assurances that the schedule for the auctions would not be changed despite the political debate in Brazil.
According to the article, the auctions started in September and would continue alongside the political dialogue. And because some contractors announced the shutdown of important projects, there was a call to the private sector’s involvement. Felipe Montoro asserted that the project sought to encourage the participation of new players.
The challenge to increasing Brazil’s productivity, according to Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas, is the growth and modernization of the infrastructure. The project coordination secretary added that building governance on projects is a big benefit of the Investment Partnerships Program. He associated unemployment with the scarcity of investors due to the cycle created by the fiscal budget.
The strategy of the program is to work with ministries and select projects which are attractive to investors and are likely to succeed, says Felipe Montoro. The article cites the case of the April auctions of transmission lines, which was considered the biggest auction in history. According to Montoro, the aim of the project is to correct mistakes made in the area of Public-Private Partnerships by the State’s over-intervention, which caused an imbalance. In the first year of Michael Temer’s presidency, PPI has held over 40 auctions in the infrastructure sector alone. This is a statement to investors that the government has moved to a pro-business stance.
Adam Goldenberg along with his co-CEO Don Ressler has built a company that started out as a cheap fashion ecommerce business, but has now emerged as a multifaceted brand that includes women’s athletic wear, shoes and now all-inclusive sizes. That company is TechStyle Fashion Group, formerly known as JustFab which had its name changed because of a change in using big data for customers on hudl.com. Goldenberg said he felt he needed to make TechStyle all-inclusive because he felt their apparel could look great on women of all sizes. So far TechStyle has made a lot of headlines thanks to Kate Hudson and now Demi Lovato becoming spokespeople for its brands.
Adam Goldenberg started in business marketing when he was only 15. He founded Gamer’s Alliance out of his own home and began making news in the IT marketing world. It was Intermix Media, the founders of MySpace who bought Goldenberg’s company and asked him to join their Los Angeles-based workforce. Goldenberg did just that and in two short years was Chief Operating Officer, the youngest ever on a publicly-traded company. Goldenberg’s most memorable times at MySpace’s company were meeting Don Ressler and teaming up with him to start household cosmetic brands.
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Goldenberg and Ressler had plans to make MySpace a highly profitable but enjoyable place through sales at Alena Media on onmogul.com. Alena Media had done well, but when News Corp bought out MySpace they decided to discontinue Goldenberg and Ressler’s business. Upset at their new owners, Goldenberg and Ressler left and started Intelligent Beauty. It was under this company that they decided to venture into the fashion industry, and in 2010 they brought their fashion retail company into reality at JustFab.
JustFab was successful because it gained the support of fashion models all across the US including Kimora Lee Simmons who was company president for a few years. But it also gained the support of venture capital investors who loved the way JustFab ran its business, and in a few short years they had poured $285 million into it. Goldenberg and Ressler were able to grow their company’s operations quickly because of this and by 2016 their company had become cash flow independent and had opened physical stores all around the nation at http://www.techstyle.com/techstyle-ceo-adam-goldenberg-talking-name-change-on-cnbc/. JustFab also started making changes to allow customers to opt into their VIP program and use rewards points for discounts on their next shopping venture, a subscription model that’s helped Goldenberg and Ressler cut down on production costs.
Adam Milstein is a man or many talents. He is known for his extensive work as a philanthropist and real estate investor. He sat down for a recent interview to get to know him a little better and what he thought was important to succeed at business.
Adam Milstein earned his Master of Business from the University of Southern California. He started his career in commercial real estate in 1983 in Southern California.
He is the managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties. It is a private commercial real estate investment firm. He started Hager after finding out after graduation that he would make less money than a undergraduate student and decided to strike out on his own. It definitely paid off.
Adam believes that persistence, consistency, and follow-up are vital parts to what make him more successful as an entrepreneur. He says readers should follow-up with every contact because that can be another business lead. If you don’t try, you’ll never find out whether it would of worked out or not. He very useful tool he uses is called Constant Contact. It helps manage thousands of contacts, a necessary tool for the real estate business. David Hager, his business partner, is a good influence in Adam’s life. He is smart and a visionary. He uses psychology and is one step ahead of the game. With all this success Adam Milstein enjoys time with his family and puts them first.
Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel to a homemaker and real estate developer. His mother is from Mexico and father from Argentina. Both fled to Israel when they were teenagers.
Adam Milstein is a managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties, is a philanthropist, and Israeli real estate investor. He is co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. They provide a range of charitable service to strengthen the US/Israel relationship, the state of Israel, and the Jewish people. He is a man of integrity and sustenance. He helps bring people together with his leadership skills and desire to help those in need.
Mike Baur is a technology startup investor and a former banker. Baur attended the University of Bern where he graduated with a Bachelor of applied sciences degree in Banking and Finance. Mike holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Bern. Baur worked at UBS Fribourg in its wealth management unit for several years. He was appointed the director of Key Client Group Switzerland in 2002 and worked there until 2008.
Mike moved to Clariden Leu Bank in 2008 to head the business area of its private banking unit. He became the head of private banking in Switzerland for Clariden Leu three years later. Mike moved to Sallfort Privatbank AG to take up the same position in 2012. He is noted for shifting his career when he was at the peak. Mike decided to leave the finance industry even though he was an executive board member at the bank. He founded Think Reloaded AG. This is a think tank that is based in Zurich.
Baur was named the vice president of Innovation Lab Fribourg in 2015. He still holds the position today. The innovation lab supports students in universities to come up with new solutions and technologies. Baur was one of the judges at START Summiteer. This is a startup contest that was held at the University of St Gallen. Mike is the co-founder of Swiss Startup Factory that he started with Olivier Walzer and Max Meister. Baur is the managing partner of the accelerator that incubates startups for three months. They provide a co-working space, accounting services, funding, and general consultancy. The incubated companies also get access to the huge network.
Mike has been instrumental in establishing partnerships with other enterprises including Fintech Fusion and Goldback Group in 2016. Baur was profiled by the Wall Street Journal in 2016 for his achievements and his role in the Swiss startup scene. Baur was appointed the deputy managing director of CTI Invest after the Swiss Startup Factory and the company partnered last year. The company is a financing platform that invests in early-stage and late-stage startups in Switzerland.
They also organize events for high-tech startups where investors and founders can network and connect. Mike is the founder of the Swiss Startup Association. It advocates for a better legal and financial environment in the country. Baur is considered one of the pioneers of the uprising of the startup ecosystem in Switzerland.
Todd Lubar, President of TDL Global Ventures, LLC, has built quite a success story during the course of his career, beginning in the mid-90. Taken with all aspects of the real estate industry, Todd was putting all of his time and energy into learning that entire he could about real estate and what it had to offer. Choosing to make real estate and finance his career, Todd began to seek out ways to expand his network and ultimately his business within the marketplace of finance. As a loan originator with Crestar Mortgage, Todd began to learn more about the conservative side of mortgage banking and what helping families build a future looked like.
Todd realized that in order to build his business and a large referral network of CPA’s, insurance agents and other professionals, he would have enough professionals to keep everyone covered with business and growth. During the late 90’s Todd began to seek out other opportunities as well, one with Legacy Financial Group where he would learn the broker side of the mortgage industry. Although the differences were significant, Todd learned all that he could in an attempt to advance into the Real Estate side as an investor. This is when Todd started the company Legendary Properties, LLC.
In an article on Hackronym, Todd’s involvement in the banking industry would lead to numerous opportunities including opening up another financial institution which ended up being the largest privately held mortgage company in the United States. Watching the market carefully gave Todd the ability to take note of clients that were underserved, as well as try his hand in the commercial lending arena. Working as a lending source, Todd had the ability to expand his business for the greater good for both businesses as well as for individuals.
When the industry changed in late 2007 and early 2008, Todd Lubar saw the need to branch out into other industries. His love for entrepreneurship took him into the automotive scrap business as well as to commercial demolition, making deals with some of the biggest contractors in the country.
As a father of 2 children, Todd is always looking for ways to spend time with his family when not working. More details can be found on LinkedIn.