Sawyer Howitt gives practical advice to millennial entrepreneurs

As a young entrepreneur you may feel like you have your work cut out for you. You are new to the game and can lack necessary skills and experience. On top of that, the older generations don’t take you seriously most of the time. One millennial is paving the way for others with his impressive resume and philanthropic endeavors that would make people three times his age jealous. This young man surely has a very bright future ahead of him. Sawyer Howitt works at his father’s business The Meriwether Group as the Project Manager. He knows how to run a business successfully including the financial and operations. The Meriwether Group is based in Portland, OR and he started working for the company when he was senior in high school, age 17! He now is studying finance and entrepreneurship at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Sawyer has a desire to help other young entrepreneurs get their start in the work world. Here is some of his advice to on how to kill it in the business world. Instead of feeling that your age is a disadvantage, do the opposite. Use it to your advantage and show people that you are a great asset. First, you have way more energy and a fresh outlook on life. You also can spend more time working nights and weekends because you probably don’t have children and a family yet. Most millennials know technology like the back of their hand. The world is going in the technology/internet direction and most older folks don’t know much about it. With this being said, be confident and market yourself. You have skills that are important in this day and age, so tell people. You may know how to build a website from scratch, or how to grow a social media page, but if no one knows about your skills then you will never get hired. Be confident about what you can do and advertise that to the world. Okay, so you got hired to work at an awesome company, now you must prove yourself. Deliver what your promised and make it count. Ageism will fly out the door when they see how hardworking, dedicated, and innovative you are. When you present yourself in a positive light like that, people will say good things about you which can lead to better pay, positions, and new opportunities.https://angel.co/sawyer-howitt

Luiz Carlos Trabuco: From Being A Clerk At Bradesco To Being Its President

Luiz Carlos Trabuco is a highly respected banking executive hailing from Brazil. He currently serves as the president and executive vice chairman of Bradesco, one of the largest financial institutions in Latin America. In his capacity as president, Luiz Carlos Trabuco oversees the operations of the Bradesco bank and its two subsidiaries: Bradesco Seguros and Bradespar. His opinion on issues related to the economy is highly sought after by government officials and members of the press and has previously been invited to speak at forums during the annually held World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. That said, Luiz Carlos Trabuco would not be where he is today if it were not for Bradesco, and he has in turn stuck with the bank for close to five decades.

Background

Luiz Carlos Trabuco was born 65 years ago in the city of Marilia. He earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Sao Paulo. Later, he went on to earn a graduate degree in Socio-Psychology from the Sao Paulo-based, Fundacao School of Sociology and Politics.

Starting Out at Bradesco

Luiz Carlos Trabuco was employed by Bradesco in 1960. He was aged only 18 then and was required to fulfill the duties of a clerk. He, however, surprised many by mastering his responsibilities quite quickly. Successive promotions then followed, ultimately leading him to being named the marketing director in 1984. He then went on to serve as the president of Bradesco-owned Bradesco Previdencia.

Cutting His Teeth in the Insurance Industry

In 1999, aged 47, Luiz Carlos Trabuco was appointed the vice president of Bradesco Seguros. While he had previously worked in other sectors of banking, it was his first time working in the insurance industry. Then, after only four years of serving as vice president, he was in 2003 promoted to the president of Bradesco Seguros. Up until that point, while he was quite famous at the bank, he was still relatively unknown in the industry. However, it did not take long for him to impress his doubters. Soon after taking the helm, he initiated an aggressive drive to grow the insurer’s agent network. The shrewd move caught many of the other industry players off-guard and thus further strengthened Bradesco Seguros’s hold of the market leadership position. This strategy also earned Luiz Carlos Trabuco his first Insurance Personality of the Year award from coverage magazine. He would again win the award in 2007. While he found a fairly healthy company when he took over in 2003, he left an undisputed industry giant when he left it in 2009. During his tenure, the company’s market share grew to 25 percent, and its value doubled to about R$78 billion. The company’s importance to the Bradesco brand also drastically increased as its total contribution to the bank’s financials grew by nine percentage points.

Taking the Reins at Bradesco

In 2009, Bradesco’s then president, Marcio Cypriano hit the mandatory retirement age, for presidents, of 65. With the bank losing out the number one position among private banks in the industry to Itau Unibanco only a year prior, a quick decision had to be made about Cypriano’s succession. The board saw no one better qualified to take over than Luiz Carlos Trabuco. With four decades under his belt at the bank and having just had six highly successful years at Bradesco Seguros, many independent observers in the industry also agreed with the board. Since then, he has taken the bank from strength to strength by cementing its position among the top in the industry and growing its assets to approximately $392 billion.https://www.bradescori.com.br/site/conteudo/interna/default3.aspx?secaoId=572

JHSF Participacoes: Rise of the Company Under Jose Auriemo Neto

Jose Auriemo Neto is a Brazilian executive who is currently serving as the chairman and CEO of JHSF Participacoes, a Brazilian real estate, and property development company constructing office, residential, and retail spaces. JHSF Participacoes also ventured into the hotel and restaurant business, as well as building Sao Paolo’s first executive airport. Jose Auriemo Neto is responsible for venturing into the retail industry, as well as the hotel and restaurant arm of the company. He was thinking that venturing into industries aside from commercial and residential development would increase the annual revenue of the enterprise. He decided to venture into the retail industry in 2009, and he referred the decision to the board of directors of JHSF Participacoes. After the board approved his decision, JHSF Participacoes immediately constructed several shopping malls across Brazil, including Shopping Cidade Jardim, Catarina Fashion Outlet, Shopping Ponta Negra, Shopping Bela Vista, and City Garden Shops. He also signed contracts with several international brands to open their stores inside the malls constructed by JHSF Participacoes. The construction of these malls in the major Brazilian cities contributed to the rise of the company’s revenue, and today, JHSF Participacoes is valued at more than $1.2 billion US dollars. The growing economic market in Brazil is also an advantage for Jose Auriemo Neto, as JHSF Participacoes is already planning on building two additional malls in Brazil to cater to the local population. Click here to know more.

José Auriemo Neto is the son of Fabio Auriemo, the man who founded JHSF Participaoes in 1972. He decided to join the company in 1993, and he established the services department of JHSF Participacoes when he created Parkbem in 1997, a group managing parking lots. He was promoted to become the chairman and chief executive officer of the company in 2003 when his father decided to step down from the position. The contribution of Jose Auriemo Neto to the growth of the company is evident to their present status as one of the largest and leading real estate companies in Brazil. Jose Auriemo Neto is optimistic that his business will grow further, as they are now targeting overseas development. JHSF Participacoes already have properties outside Brazil, including several projects in the United States and Uruguay.

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