visionary, start-uper & social entrepreneur,
PçD*, former other things
Over 30 years creating, developing and managing commercial projects
2006-2008: Educational multimedia project, Switzerland www.rabteneducation.com
2003-2005: Startup, physiological measurements, Italy www.hosand.com
2003-2004: Interactive guide for tourism, Italy www.illagomaggiore.com
1978-2003: Business projects and executive positions in Italy, USA, Israel and Brazil
Enterprise Conception: business definition and methodology, design of new projects
Investments: evaluation of opportunities, negotiation strategies, joint-ventures
Strategic Planning: business plans, action plans, business tools, partnerships
Marketing: market studies, analyses, surveys, distribution networking
Business Development: marketing plans, business models, revenue flow
Business Results: target definition, sales strategies, commercial management
Pre-sales: conception of new products, products' feasibility and usability
Post-sales: clients portfolio management, evaluation of results and adjustments
Multimedia production and publishing, interactive multimedia projects, Internet and ASPs, multilingual content production, distribution of multimedia products, export/import enterprises, software development, creativity workshops and problem-solving facilitation.
Psychology BA (Bachelor of Arts), University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 1973-76
Foreign Commerce Management, Foreign Commerce Foundation, Rio, 1981
Marketing Management, Advertisement and Marketing College, Rio de Janeiro, 1983
Creative Problem-Solving, ILACE (Instituto Latino-Americano de Estratégia e Criatividade, Brazil), 1989-1997
Creative Problem-Solving Intitute - CPSI at CEF (Creative Education Foundation, USA), 1994-1995
Portuguese, English, Spanish: mother-tongue level (writing, translation)
Italian, Hebrew: fluent (speaking, reading, interpretation)
French: basic (reading, fluent speaking); German: basic (understanding)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - DETAILS:
2006-2008: Executive Director, educational multimedia project, Rabten Foundation (Switzerland), responsible for the conception, development, production and marketing of a DVD for children, pedagogic tools for educators and the Rabten Wholesome Education's website www.rabteneducation.com
2003-2005: Strategic Planning and Commercial Implementation Director, professional physiological measurement systems for sports/health, Hosand Technologies Srl (Italy), worldwide distribution network, field testing: www.hosand.com
2003-2004: Executive Director, interactive guide for tourism and business, Altea Spa (www.alteanet.it, Italy), online service for the Chamber of Commerce of the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, regional hotels and tourism: www.illagomaggiore.com
2003: Consultant, business optimization, Libreria Margaroli and Hotel Ancora (Italy).
2002: Conception, Digital Networking System (NDA – Non-Disclosure Agreement, Italy).
2001: Business Design, Digital Convergence platform (NDA – Italy/Israel).
2001: Project Concept, computer-assisted learning, pre-startup (NDA, Israel).
2000: Business Planning, startup GolcoNet, community services ASP (USA/Israel).
1999-2000: Internet Business Director, TargetMatch.com (Israel).
1998-1999: Translations English-Portuguese, sub-titles for films, Videofilm (Israel).
1996-1997: Study for interactive multimedia learning, ESPM College (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
1995: Project of interactive multimedia for DOS/Clique Informatica (Sao Paulo, Brazil).
1990-1997: Facilitator and translator for creativity programs, ILACE (Latin-American Institute for Strategy and Creativity, Sao Paulo) 1994-1995: Co-facilitator and translator for the CEF (Creative Education Foundation, USA).
1993: Head-hunter of top management, Suzano Papel e Celulose (Sao Paulo, Brazil).
1993-1994: Manager, organizational transformation services, CALM Consult. (Brazil).
1992: Director of International Operations, Clavier Systems (Apple, Rio, Brazil).
From 1977 to 1991, I worked as an executive for the following Brazilian companies:
-International Marketing Manager (1989-1991) at Agostini Internacional Imp./Exp. Ltda. (imports of fine chemicals, Rio de Janeiro).
-Market Coordinator (Manager) – Europe (1987-1989) at MBR -CAEMI Group (iron ore exports, Rio de Janeiro).
-Export Manager (1985-1986) at Cia. Ind. Papel Pirahy -B.A.T. Group (exports of special papers, Rio de Janeiro).
-Export Marketing Manager (1984-1986), Commercial Supervisor -Exports (1982-1986), Assistant-Manager of Purchases and Imports (1981) at Cia. Quimica Industrial de Laminados / FORMIPLAC Group (formica, Rio de Janeiro).
-Export Department Manager (1978-1980) at Aluminio Royal S.A. (domestic utensils in aluminum, Porto Alegre, RS)
Note: further details about these various professional experiences are available in English.
Applied spirituality: wisdom and compassion in daily life, skillful means for serving others
Music: professional violinist, Rubin Academy (Jerusalem), Mozarteum (Salzburg)
Studies: existential philosophy, developmental psychology, learning, creativity, health
Reading: fiction, tales, art, spy stories, biographies, politics, economics, business
Physical activities: sailing, tai-chi, trekking, rowing, walking
4 rue du Funiculaire, 74200 Thonon-les-Bains, France
Born on November 11th, 1950, in Pôrto Alegre, Brasil
Married, devoted to all children (no children of my own)
Brazilian national, permanent resident of the EU