Erik Lefkofksy’s Belief in Biotech

Erik Lefkofsky was recently featured in the Ideamensch interview which discussed the origins of Tempus. Erik Lefkofsky began Tempus to create a more personalized treatment plan for patients who have cancer. This machine learning platform allows physicians to have a better understanding of the disease. Lefkofsky is also known for co-founding Groupon, an e-commerce website that provides coupons on various activities around the world.

However, Erik Lefkofsky is a serial entrepreneur. He began Uptake Technologies and Mediaocean, technology companies that provide integrated media and analytics. He also started companies like Lightbank which uses investing to disrupt the technology world.

He started Tempus after his own personal experience watching a loved one go through the treatment process for cancer. The physicians were not able to access the data and technology that are available to so many other industries. This was the beginning of a personal quest to help provide data to cancer patients in a clinical setting.

Lefkofsky is one of the few that does not have a typical day in the office. However, he does try to be the first one in the office to work before other people start demanding his time. He focuses on problem management. Building the company requires input and time form the CEO and co-founder that can be exciting but also draining. He began working form home on Fridays to help him stay productive.

Erik Lefkosky believes ideas work the best when they are solutions. He and his business partner want to create solutions to the world’s problems and believes that creating new ideas just for the idea’s sake is wasteful. They have begun more than six companies over the past two decades and they have discovered the key to success is quite simple. They simply need to identify a big enough problem and discover a solution.

One trend that really excites Erik Lefkofsky is Biotech. He believes that technology can create a huge paradigm shift in the way we live, particularly when we start implementing technology into the way we treat the body. Though the body has been subject to the same diseases for thousands of years, the improvements in technology are creating new solutions.

Octavio de Lazari Junior Is The New Proposal To Replace Luiz Carlos Trabuco At Bradesco

Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco has been the Chief Executive Officer of Banco Bradesco S.A. since March 10, 2009 until Banco Bradesco announced on February 5, 2018 that Octavio de Lazari Junior would be replacing him as CEO of the well renowned bank.

Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco started his professional career at Bradesco on April 17, 1969 where he served as President of Bradesco Vida e Previdência SA until the year 1998. In addition, Mr. Trabuco has been the President and Director of Odontoprev SA since December 23, 2009.

In a conversation with the press, Luiz Carlos Trabuco explained that the process of his successor had a specific calendar, and would conclude in March with the AGO. He did not, however, wanted to give more details on the subject. “We have a timetable before the assembly to propose the board of the council,” he summarized at the time.

The expectation, as anticipated a Broadcast Column on January 16, 2018 was that the name of the next president of Bradesco be released before the carnival. During interviews in Davos, Luiz Carlos Trabuco confirmed the date and mentioned February 10 as the deadline.


Octavio de Lazari Junior will lead the country’s second largest private bank, with about $1.3 trillion in assets and a credit portfolio of almost $493 billion at the end of December, 2017. He assumes the chairmanship of the past bank the worst crisis that the Brazilian financial system faced amid the deterioration of asset quality and at a time that Bradesco still captures cost synergies and mainly gains with HSBC, the largest acquisition in history of the institution.

The departure of Luiz Carlos Trabuco as CEO from Bradesco’s command was delayed with the extension of the age limit to exercise the position of CEO, which went from less than 65 to less than 67 years in September, 2016. It would have been heavy at the time, beyond integration of HSBC, the tragic death of the chief executive’s successor candidate, Marco Antonio Rossi, then vice president of the bank and president of Bradesco Seguros, in a plane crash. However, the choice of the substitute for Trabuco was anticipated with the resignation of Brandão from the bank’s board last October, as the executive could remain in the presidency of the institution until 2019.

According to Bradesco also informed that the names of Domingos Figueiredo de Abreu, Alexandre da Silva Glüher, Josué Augusto Pancini and Maurício Machado de Minas, current Executive Vice-Presidents, will be submitted for the shareholders’ from the bank.

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Lori Senecal Gracefully Exits The Advertising World

For several years Lori Senecal has been a leader in the advertising industry. She has headed multiple agencies in the industry and is presently the Global Chief Executive Officer of Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CP+B) which is involved in advertising campaigns across the United States and internationally. She joined CP+B in March 2015. During this time she has also worked for another advertising company, MDC Partners Network, as that company’s president and CEO.

Lori recently announced that she would be stepping down from her roles at the end of 2017. She is ready to hand her duties off to the next generation of leadership at these companies. Joining her is Richard Pinder who is one of the top executives at CP+B’s London offices. He has chosen to go back to entrepreneurship and had recently co-founded The House Worldwide. Senecal, meanwhile, has chosen to exit the advertising business entirely and will pursue other business interests.

The chairman of CP+B, Chuck Porter, praised Lori Senecal for her leadership at the company. He said she was a genius when it came to management and organizational structure. He also said that it was largely due to her that his company hadn’t lost an advertising client since she had joined the company which was a remarkable achievement in that industry to attain. It was also said that they have yet to choose her successor.

Lori Senecal is a native Canadian who first joined the advertising world in New York City in 2003. Her first position was at McCann Erickson where she was a co-founder of their TAG Ideation. This is an advertising group that creates ads targeting millennials. Her management skills and creativity led to her being named McCann Worldgroup’s Global Chief Innovation Officer just four years later.

Campaign Live is an advertising industry magazine. It has recognized Senecal’s ability a number of times. In 2014 she was named one of their Women to Watch in the industry. In 2016 she was also named one of their Agency Executives to Watch. She is also responsible for another publication, Crain, naming another agency she headed, KBS, as one of the best places to work in New York City. Follow Lori on Twitter.

Desiree Perez: The Force Behind Tidal

Also known as Dez Perez, CEO of Roc Nation and Tidal streaming services, Desiree Perez, is one of the entertainment industry’s fiercest business executives. Her expert negotiating and managerial skills prompted Tidal founder and popular rapper, Jay-Z, to call on her when he needed help in growing his new business after other executives had left the company.

Since she already had experience with running her own business in the past, she was no stranger to using aggressive negotiation skills to close business deals. She helped Jay-Z create a new strategy for his company, which had experienced slow growth before she breathed new life into it. Her friendship with Jay-Z goes back 20 years, and she has not only been a part of his Roc Nation group, but she has also worked within his other company, SC Enterprises.

Desiree Perez has negotiated deals for Jay-Z’s wife, Beyonce, as well as for singer Rihanna and others in the industry. She arranged Beyonce’s Formation World Tour in 2016, and was a part of the production team for her and Jay-Z’s On The Run Tour. She also assisted Rihanna in obtaining a lucrative business deal with the Samsung company.

Called “Babe Ruthless” by the New York Daily News because of her powerful negotiating and accounting skills, Perez managed to bring more subscribers to Tidal by offering them musical performances, videos and albums that are unique to this particular service. Through the ROC Nation company, she also offers musicians her management services.

Her husband, Juan Perez, manages Jay-Z’s other company, Roc Nation Sports, and Desiree is involved with the operations of Jay-Z’s exclusive sports bar in New York, as well as his club called 40/40.

Since she’s been managing Tidal streaming services, the business has seen more growth and interest than it did in the past, and that most likely means that she is the right person for the job.

Steamworks Founder Eli Gershkovitch Explains His Love For Beer

Eli Gershkovitch didn’t start out wanting to own a brewery. In fact, he wanted to be a lawyer. He graduated from the University of Toronto, armed with a law degree and ready to jump into a very lucrative profession. But he was sidetracked after venturing through Europe and tasting Belgium beer. Gershkovitch developed a passion for the beer and decided that tank to tap beer might be something he could craft.

Eli Gershkovitch beer

Eli Gershkovitch didn’t immediately turn his back on law. While building his practice, he was also researching everything about the craft brewery business ( After scouring the area, he settled on a location in Vancouver’s historic Gastown area. The best thing about the location is that it was equipped with a rare steam system that created steam-powered brewing. After 14 months of roadblocks, Gershkovitch opened his Steamworks Brew Pub in 1995.


In the beginning, he only had six beers. But Gershkovitch is one who doesn’t mind pushing the envelope. His brewery continued to grow, and by 2013, he built a full-scale brewery. If you look closely at the labels, you will see a symbol of his love of flying (OttawaCitizen). Eli Gershkovitch, who is also a pilot has flying machines hidden in every label. He routinely flies his 182 Cessna to and from Vancouver.


Eli Gershkovitch was able to reestablish a family connection in Salzberg who helped him launch another brewery in Europe. He attributes his success to tradition, craftsmanship, and creativity. Gershkovitch makes no bones about how he feels about the brewery business. He says he loved the taste and the possibilities owning a brewery could produce.


“I believe in myself. That’s why I’m so successful.” Eli Gershkovitch says once he gets an idea in his head, it’s hard to move it forward. His successful foray into brewing is the proof in the pudding.


Capital Group’s Response to Progressive Returns on Investments in Stocks

Timothy Armour was born in 1960. He joined Middlebury College for his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. After completing his studies, he joined Capital Group in 1983 as a member of in the associate’s program. He then secured a job as the company’s equity investment manager. He was responsible for global telecommunications and provided management advisory services to individual investors. He then became Equity Portfolio Manager, and consequently a member of the company’s management committee.

A few years ago, Capital Group and Samsung Asset Management (SAM) collaborated on a project that aimed at creating a high-quality product for the Korean market. The products included a distribution channel support as well as a retirement package. Capital Group’s work was to offer training programs to the existing and potential consumers. When asked to comment on this partnership, Timothy Armour said that Korea and many other Asian countries need to address the needs of their high aging population.

Speaking on the issue, Tim Armour said that the partnership would not only benefit SAM but also the Korean people. Getting good returns from investments helps in the general growth of a country. He said that their aim was to cater for the needs of Korean investors. They would use strategies that have worked for Capital Group.

Tim Armour is adamant an active fund manager should be ready to put his money together with the client’s funds. They should also charge the lowest possible fees and focus on mid to long-term investments. This gives them enough motivation to put their best in it and earn alongside their clients.

He is in charge of American Funds, one of the biggest investment funds. It is popular for its low management fees and consistently high returns. Tim Armour is also associated with Smallcap World, New Economy Fund and Capital World Growth and Income Fund among others. To know more click here.

The Contributions Of Kenneth Goodgame At True Value Company

According to, SVP CMO at the True Value Company, Kenneth Goodgame is persuasive and highly experienced Operations Manager. He studied Marketing, at the University of Tennessee.

John is into creating OEM excellence worth millions and billion dollars, in conjunction with innovative merchandising and marketing, a streamlined financial administration, and crafty business strategy.

Kenneth’s work experience include; Senior Deputy President at True Value from 2013 to 2015 and General Merchandising Manager at the Ace Hardware from 2010 to 2013.

True Value Company announced the reorient of its logistics, supply chain, and worldwide distribution network, as well as the process of adding three more executives to the leadership team. This decision was prompted by the strategic goals of the company to boost profitability for current retailers and allure new retail operant who will create new stores for the company.

Kenneth Goodgame was hired to take over the place of retiring chief deputy president and senior officer for marketing Mike Clark. Kenneth focused in delivering an equilibrium in employee engagement, corporate alignment, high-quality systems of assurance and key performance barometer that aimed at improving performance as well as profitability.

Kenneth Goodgame benefited from his capacity to promote advancement via leadership, cost analysis, quality improvements, productivity enhancement, and composed negotiations.

His comprehensive experience made Kenneth have a veteran’s eye that helped him navigate shifts in the market and be able to avoid expensive mistakes.

Also during the changes, True Value hired Abhinav Shukla as the deputy president and senior operating officer. Previously, Shukla worked as a business consultant and has adequate experience in bettering operational and financial performance and management of the global chain of supply.

The company assigned the position of growth chief vice president to Tim Mills. Mills is a strategic development, hardware sales, and operations professional.

The “Destination True Value” guides the strategic goals of the co-operative. With over 4,000 self-ruling retailers worldwide. The company has promised financial support to help expand the model of DTV.

John Hartmann, the CEO and president of True Value said that he is focusing on making the organization an independent hardware retailer in future, and ensure that its viability is long-lasting.

Brian Bonar – Financial Principal

Brian Bonar says his passion solely lies in the leadership of high-performance teams to develop, create, and to deliver engineered collaborative solutions. He strives in building client trust through every opportunity presented to him.

Mr. Brian Bonar love for the meticulous attention and design process to executing the finer details drives his approach as a principal in the world of finance. Brian brings his expertise in building and site design, design development, land use approval, contract administration to guide stakeholders in the project through the compound processes.

All through his career, Brian has gathered a reputation that succeeds him as a leader inspired to achieve the aspirations and goals of his clients, team members, and the project partners. Learn more about Brian Bonar:

With his portfolio including retail, commercial, aviation, multi-family housing and the K-12 education projects, Brian has a very comprehensive blend of skills and experience that create results that build great teams, great projects, and great customer relationships.

Brian Bonar is the current chairperson and CEO of Dalrada Financial Corporation. He has a very keen attention to detail and a passion for the design process that gears his approach in business. He has experience in the site building design, procurement, design development, and contract administration.

Mr. Bonar has a reputation that is established together with his proven track record of performance as a leader with his client’s needs at the back of his mind, project partners and team members reach their goals. Read more: Brian Bonar –

Brian’s portfolio includes aviation, retail commercial, and multi-family housing. He also has experience in helping with numerous education projects. He also has the skills and experience necessary to be an asset on teams and projects while maintaining customer relations.

He was named as the Cambridge Who’s Who Executive of the Year in Finance. This is a very prominent honor, as only two females and males are chosen in each discipline in America. The Cambridge selection committee of the Who’s Who program selects honorees based on their record track accomplishment, abilities in leadership, and academic achievements.

Mr. Brian Bonar has more than three decades of professional experience in the world of finance. As the chairperson of Dalrada Financial Corporation and CEO, he is responsible for employee benefit and the large selection of employee and aftermarket products.

Dalrada Financial Corporation offers its customers with a unique employee program variety geared towards increasing their efficiency in business. Some of the programs offered include risk management insurance, employee benefits, business administration services.

He is also the CEO and chairperson of Smart-Tek Automated Services, Inc. he has also worked as the chief executive officer of Imaging Technologies Corporation, a leading developer of digital imaging hardware and color management software. His list of targeted business is small to the medium sized businesses.