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Who Is Luiz Carlos Trabuco, Anyways?

Luiz Carlos Trabuco’s most recent award was being named to Ultimo Segundo’s “The Most Powerful 60 [People] of Brazil,” in which he was far ahead of most of the pack, ranking in at 24th. In 2015, the same year that he commissioned the purchase of HSBC Brazil’s banking assets and effectively grew Banco Bradesco’s assets more than 15%.

He was named the finance industry’s Entrepreneur of the Year, an accolade extended to him by business news magazine Isto É Dinheiro, well-known in Brazil. If you look back to 2009, the same year he was promoted by Bradesco to the prestigious, executory position of President of the entire financial institution’s operations, he was subject to three awards: the Don Quixote Trophy, the [most] Meritorious Citizen of Marília – his hometown, not to mention the area he started working for Banco Bradesco in – and a spot on the list of “100 Most Influential Brazilians.”

Mr. Trabuco’s success recognized by the public doesn’t stop there, though, winning back-to-back awards of Insurance Personnel of the Year in 2006 and 2007. 2006, just like 2009, was also a three-award year, earning titles of the aforementioned insurance award, Business Personality of Insurance by the Association of Sales and Marketing Officers of Brazil, and Business Sector leader in Insurance and Pensions by the Gazette Mercantile Business Leaders Forum.

What a mouthful!

Luiz Carlos Trabuco gained reputation in the financial services sector after forty years at Bradesco, after which he was promoted to President in 2009. This means he started his career with the bank in 1969, starting out as an 18-year-old clerk and bank teller in his hometown of Marília, São Paulo. Let’s back up 18 years, to 1951.

On October 6th of 1951, Luiz Carlos Trabuco was born to two working-class parents, neither of which had college degrees nor worked in finance, accounting, consulting, or anything business-related. He graduated high school early, showing prospective talent from an early age. Putting his intellect to good use, teenager Trabuco went to obtain a degree from one of the top postsecondary educational institutions in Brazil: the University of São Paulo. Graduating early for the second time in his young career, Mr. Trabuco graduated with honors in an all-around Philosophy, Sciences, and Letters bachelor’s degree.

Back in the 1960s, any level of educational attainment beyond a high school diploma could propel one far in their career, let alone the potential two degrees could bring one’s self. Realizing it was a more opportune time in his life to work towards one more degree, Luiz Carlos Trabuco stayed within the University of São Paulo system, although he enrolled in the Fundação School of Sociology and Politics. The still-young Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco earned a postgraduate degree – that’s the equivalent of a doctorate, something few people obtain even in today’s educational-crazy world – in Sociopsychology, or the study of how people’s brains subtly influenced their behaviors in social settings, a mastery that helped Mr. Trabuco build bonds with fellow coworkers and his underscores of supervisees at Bradesco.

So, now it’s 1971, after Luiz Carlos Trabuco had served Banco Bradesco’s original, 28-year-old branch in Marília for two years. He was pleasantly surprised to be extended an opportunity in an entry-level position at Bradesco’s headquarters in Cidade de Deus, Osasco. 1984 strolls along, in which the previous 13 years Mr. Trabuco had significantly improved communications within the financial institution, largely thanks to his comparatively lofty degrees of educational attainment.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco replaced Márcio Cypriano, Bradesco’s former president for the ten-year period starting in 1999, in 2009. To this day, Mr. Trabuco is best known for his oversight in the purchase of HSBC Brazil, building its own foundation while also preventing other banks from capitalizing on the opportunity.

Learn more about Luis Carlos Trabuco: http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/mercado/2015/08/1666207-para-presidente-do-bradesco-crise-e-grave-e-solucao-exige-grandeza.shtml

Sheldon Lavin: Leading A Food Business Empire

Sheldon Lavin is the chairman and chief executive officer of the OSI Group, LLC, one of the world’s largest suppliers of food products, food services and retail brands. He entered the industry more than 40 years ago, and has managed to grow the company exponentially and take it to where it currently is.

Sheldon Lavin previous job was an investor and a banking executive, and he also owns a financial consulting firm. However, he decided to challenge himself and entered an unfamiliar world, where he found himself working for a company focusing on supplying food products.

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The company was still named Otto & Sons back in the 1970s, and it was the first time when Sheldon Lavin met them as he assisted the company with financing inquiries. During their early days, they managed to build a meat processing plant and became the largest supplier of hamburgers in the Midwest for McDonald’s Corporation; however, they needed funding so they seek the help of Sheldon Lavin who owns a financial consulting firm back then. The banks made an agreement that in order to secure funding for Otto & Sons, Sheldon Lavin should be given an ownership position. He initially declined the bank’s offer, but Sheldon Lavin soon accepted it when a new agreement was made where he would be given a financial investment that is in the same degree as the Otto family if he decided to become a partner.

At first, he is working indirectly with the company, but as the Otto patriarch decided to retire and left his sons to manage the company, Sheldon Lavin became more involved. McDonald’s have seen the potential of their partnership with Otto & Sons, so they decided to talk with Sheldon Lavin and persuaded him to work full time with the company. Otto & Sons became OSI Group, and the company began to expand, opening new offices overseas.

They started to operate across North America and have since made their presence felt in Europe, and they also made an expansion throughout South America and Asia during the the 1980’s. When the original owners decided to retire and sell their company shares, Sheldon Lavin took over. During his term as the company’s leader, he managed to strengthen the company’s ties with its partners, making it a successful corporation.

Learn more about Sheldon Lavin: http://www.meatpoultry.com/articles/news_home/Business/2016/01/IPPE_Report_NAMI_presents_indu.aspx?ID=%7BE1582A7B-2E7E-41C6-A3C0-E1542D6C6C2C%7D&cck=1.

About The Former Chief Executive Officer Of CCMP Capital, Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray is an American private equity investor and philanthropist born in 1962; He died at the tender age of 52 due to an illness in the year 2015.

He grew up in Westchester County, New York. Stephen was married to Tami Murray, and they both had four children. He once held the position of the CEO and president of CCMP Capital. The firm works in the purchasing and development of equity deals.

He is a graduate of Boston College and Columbia Business School with B.A Economics and M.S Business Administration.

His Career began in 1984 at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation where he worked in the credit analyst training program. The company was later acquired by Chemical Bank in 1991 after which Chemical Venture Partners and Manhattan equity came together. Later in 1996, the 1991 Chemical Venture Partners merged with Chemical Bank changing the Chemical Venture Partners to Chase Capital Partners.

Going forward to 2005, Stephen Murray joined JP Morgan where he attained the role of the head of buyout business in the firm of which there was a draw out of JP Morgan Chase.

It led to Stephen founding CCMP Capital having only the development and buyout team gotten from JP Morgan draw out. It was in 2006. One year later Stephen Murray was named Chief Executive Officer of the company. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://culturebytes.org/the-exponential-growth-of-ccmp-capital-under-stephen-murrays-leadership/

The company mainly works in the energy, healthcare, consumer and industrial sectors. It has carried out numerous investments like the Warner Chilcott Plc, Capela Inc., and Quiznos Corp.

Until his demise Stephen Murray has been the CEO of CCMP Capital, which now has acquired the position of being the biggest private equity company. The company has been able to invest up to $500 M of investment in every subsequent transaction. He left the firm just a short period nearing to his death due to health problems.

Stephen had participated in many board seats like the Warner Chilcott, Aramark, Cabela’s, Jethro JMDH, Octagon Credit Investors and Crestcom International.

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Stephen P. Murray, 52; Financial Executive; Stamford Resident; Vice Chair Boston College Board of Trustees
5 Questions with Stephen Murray, CEO of CCMP Capital