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Speaker Series: Testimonials of SuccessDate: April 23, 2013 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Register Online
Event DescriptionBACC-SE is relaunching its Brazilian-American Professional Network Speaker Series - Testimonials of Success, whose mission is to:
· Build professional connections
· Share best business practices
· Further develop leadership skills
Learn from the experience of Brazilians that have worked and succeeded in the Americas.
The event is sponsored by the Consulate General of Brazil in Atlanta and will be held in their offices. Beverages and appetizers will be provided.
Gabriel Tinti joined Stefanini IT Solution's TechTeam, a Brazilian outsourcing services company, in 2007 as a Business Development Director. He was responsible for starting the company's operations in Atlanta and he now focuses on growing Stefanini's footprint in the Southeast region and on managing a portfolio of active accounts, which range from large mid-sized businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises.
Gabriel has a total of 13 years of work experience, including 6 years in the Information Technology Services industry and he has two Bachelor Degrees, one is in Communications and the other is in Business Administration.
He is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish. Prior to moving to the United Sates to pursue his degree in Business Administration and before joining Stefanini, Gabriel lived in Brazil where he owned a PR firm, which provided services to professional athletes and also worked on projects with Brazil's Sports Ministry. Gabriel currently holds a seat on the BACC-SE's Board of Directors.
Daniel Almeida is a partner at Advanced Global Partners, an Atlanta-based consulting firm focusing on business development, market entry strategies, feasibility studies and project execution for the Brazilian markets.
He was most recently the Head of Latin America Risk Management for ING Investment Management, part of ING Group, one the largest financial conglomerates in Europe, and on that role had responsibilities over the risk function in the seven countries where the company operated (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay), overseeing over $80 billion in assets under management.
He started his career at the bank ING Barings in Brazil and in 2003 was invited to move to USA to join the Regional Risk Management area, to oversee the risk areas in Canada and Latin America. He was a senior member of all Investment and Risk Committees, and chairman of the Latin America Derivatives Committee. He is a speaker on Latin America risk and OTC derivatives at several industry events and conferences.
Mr. Almeida holds a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from Escola Politécnica of the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and a Masters in Financial Mathematics from the same university. He also holds the CFA designation.
Simone Santos is the President and Founder of OpenPath Solutions, LLC. Her corporate experience working both in Brazil and the United States allowed her to recognize a gap in the cultural differences between the two countries and decided to start her own company with the goal of helping organizations from around the world to be successful in Brazil.
Simone’s love for international business started before she even realized it. She grew up teaching English in her family owned language school. Growing up in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, she had the opportunity to work with various businesses, government employees, and diplomats. Her studies of English and French transitioned her to work at the Embassy of Ivory Coast and the Embassy of Myanmar. Simone moved into the corporate world in Brazil by being the first Brazilian hired by Canadian-owned Bell Canada and TIW (Telesystem International Wireless) to establish their office in Brasilia where they set up the first privatized cellular phone company in the region.
Simone moved to the United States in 1998 where she graduated from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Following graduation, she got her feet wet with Corporate America with a stop at TNT Latin America before joining the marketing team at Cartoon Network. There, she spearheaded the effort to start a multi-cultural marketing program. With her love of news, she took advantage of an opportunity to move to CNN where she has worked in Public Relations, Human Resources, Digital Media, and Marketing. Non-Member 37.92