Duda Melzer, President of Grupo RBS

Duda Melzer’s full name is Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer. He is a member of the third generation of the Sirotsky family and the grandson of Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho, the RBS founder. Eduardo graduated from the Catholic University of Pontificia with a degree in Business Administration. He also attended the business school at Harvard for his master’s degree in MBA.

Duda had his career begin in the United States of America, before coming back home to Brazil to work in his family business. He was a financial analyst and the Chief Executive Officer of the non-traditional Boxtop media company. He was chosen as one of the possible members of leadership list of Cambridge University for his family enterprise. This kind of relationship brings together more than twenty members of the new generation entrepreneurs all over the world families every year. These entrepreneurs are chosen based on their achievement in the family business as well as consolidated examples they offer the community.

The American John Davis is the best inspirational model that Duda Melzer has ever had. He is a professor at Harvard and a family business expert, who is now one of the most sought consultants in the entire world. Grupo RBS was its very first client in Brazil and has its relationship traced from 1999. The Sirotsky family and RBS believe in family business success, as well as a family group; it even becomes relevant.

Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer (Duda Melzer is the current chairperson and president of Grupo RBS, which is a major Brazilian media corporation. He is also the chairperson and founder of e.Bricks that is an investment company that lays focus on the digital industry.

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Securus Technologies Reveals Inmate Communications Provider Corruption

Securus Technologies is a company that has been leading the way in the government information management, tracking of parolees and inmate/detainee communications industries for some time now. I learned recently that Securus has been involved in a bit of an investigation about how some inmate communications providers have been accused of overcharging their customers.

I came about some interesting information about this whole scenario via a press release published by Securus Technologies. In this release, I found out about a company called Global Tel Link (GTL.) This company is a big player in the prison telecommunications industry, and it is believed to be a company that has engaged in overcharging and indulging in other dishonest business practices.

In the Securus press release I found out about some of the potential misdeeds of GTL. You see, the press release that I am referring to is just the first in a series that Securus plans on releasing over the next few months. Their goal is to bring these charges against GTL to light, and to bring about positive changes in the inmate communications industry.

In the first press release, I found out that GTL has been engaging in certain unscrupulous business practices to such an extent that they have cost the taxpayers of Louisiana about $1,243,000 to date.

It takes individuals and organizations that are willing to step up to the plate and to do the right thing in order to prevent corruption in varying industries. Hats off to Securus or putting in effort to do their part to clean up the inmate communications industry, and to hold providers in this industry accountable for their actions.

Securus Video Visitation – Kids from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.

Online Fabletics Brand to Open 100 Retail Stores in Next Few Years

Casual chicness happens to be actress Kate Hudson’s signature style on and off the red carpet. Although she’s often celebrated on many top fashion lists, she’s also a busy and fit mom of two, young active boys, living a healthy, sporty lifestyle. That means she loves her leggings, tees and even her active wear dresses. That’s why she helped co-found Fabletics, the online subscription retailer.

Fabletics offers women the latest in trendy athleisure wear garments without the big, bad price tag. Kate Hudson’s Fabletics pieces are quality made with bright colors and appealing prints in figure-flattering styles and fabrics.

At the moment, there are 10 Fabletics retail stores sprinkled across the country, but that’s about to change in a major way, according to an article at Racked.com. Fabletics wants to also bring the buying experience to the retail concept, by expanding their brand with 100 more stores in the next three to five years. That way, female shoppers can try on their favorite Fabletics active wear pieces in person.

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Already, some one million women are members of the Fabletics VIP membership community, and it’s simple to see why.

When you sign up to become a VIP member, you can be sure that savings will come your way. Every time you shop, you’re receiving at least 30% off retail on Fabletics’ gorgeous active wear pieces like leggings, tops, sports bras, yoga pants, swimsuits and dresses. Each one is “Kate approved,” because the lovely star wears Fabletics fashion often. It’s not only comfortable and fashion forward, but it has the casual chicness that active women are craving. The fabrics and workmanship are excellent and feel good to wear from day through night, and yes, you can even go out on dates in Fabletics fashion. Kate Hudson has made sure there are some glam, little black dresses to choose from.

Each month, Kate Hudson displays her favorite fitness pieces. Check them out here at https://consumerist.com/2016/02/12/yes-real-life-fabletics-stores-just-exist-to-sell-more-vip-memberships/.

When you join Fabletics as a VIP member, you get a great welcome with a two to three piece outfit at only $25 with free shipping. Now, that’s an awesome deal, and the perks just keep getting better and better, ladies.

Visit Fabletics to learn how it works and to get your shopping fix on.

Marc Sparks’ Newest Venture

Spark Tank is an exciting program devised by entrepreneur Marc Sparks. Geared toward social entrepreneurs, the Spark Tank provides grants for innovative non-profits, to help them continue to grow and do good in the world. Spark Tank provides $5,000 grants to winning organizations.

The rules for entry are simple. The next deadline for online applications is July 15, 2016. Those selected will have the opportunity to present for ten minutes in person to the Spark Tank on July 28, 2016. There will be an additional ten minute question and answer period after the presentation. Read more: Marc Sparks’s Books and Publications Spotlight and They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path To Outrageous Success

Restrictions on entrants are simple. United Way charities are not eligible; nor are national charities. Applicants should be based in Texas. Whether the charity benefits people, animals, or the arts, it is eligible. Faith-based organizations are also permitted as long as their project is non-religious. So, for example, mission trips would not be funded, but a soup kitchen, shelter or daycare could be.

Marc Sparks was already a successful businessman when he and Lynne Sipiora revolutionized the way a small homeless shelter operated. Under their direction, The Samaritan Inn in McKinney, TX, went from a small, dilapidated operation to an organization with an annual budget of over $3,000,000. The Samaritan Inn now feeds over 200 people each day, and an additional $7,000,000 family shelter is under construction.

With his obvious commitment to doing good, Marc Sparks is a well-loved figure in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. His business sense, honed by his experience with over sixty start-ups, has translated well to the non-profit sector as well. Whether involved in restaurants, auto insurance, or charities like thrift stores, Sparks has what it takes to succeed.

With the Spark Tank venture, he has found another way to give back. The way the challenge is structured even allows he and his team to do some mentoring.

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