Interview with entrepreneur and director Stratford Shields
Stratford Shields is known to be the managing director of Loop Capital Markets, which is a firm in the finance industry based out of Chicago. Prior to becoming a banker, he was the president of the state and a director at the Ohio Office of Management and Budget. He recaps at the start of the interview stating how he plans his days out as it all starts with waking up early, working at the office, followed by meeting with clients. He mentions that a huge part of it is spent brainstorming what he wants to cover with each individual and that it can change depending on if he travels or not. One productive habit that he mentions is that he reads and keeps up to date on the latest news in business. It not only helps so he knows what’s going on in the world but it helps when he meets up with clients. Some advice that he offers to others that he had to go through at a younger age was to not listen to all the negativity that others can throw at an individual and to always think about some way to do something better and to not be afraid of failure because it makes people better in the long run. Stratford Shields shares that his best aspect is in his attention to detail that assists him when doing business with clients or in completing other tasks. He shares advice for other entrepreneurs to know their clients and to work with people who value the ideas of the company. Some obstacles that he reflects on early as an entrepreneur was in chasing business that wasn’t going to work out in the first place. He learned to be more realistic and recommends the book “Liar’s Poker” by Michael Lewis.
Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is a Brazilian business executive who currently holds the position of president at Bradesco. Luiz is known for his ability to apply wisdom and consistency in leadership for productivity purposes. Bradesco, on the other hand, is among the top insurance companies in Brazil.
Besides holding a high-profile position at Bradesco, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi also serves in different capacities at several companies. He has board membership in Council of Fenaseg. He is also the VP of the Institute of Supplementary Health Studies (EES). Luiz Carlos also held executive positions in institutions such as the National Financial Marketing Commission of the Febraban and the National Association of Private Pension.
Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi works with other employees of Bradesco to foster the firm’s growth. Before he was appointed to serve as president, he was preceded by Amador Aguiar, Lazarus Brandào, and Cypriano. Luiz Carlos attended the University of São Paulo and majored in an undergraduate degree program in philosophy.
Awards and accolades
The Brazilian insurance industry has benefited largely from factors such as economic stability and growth. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is on the verge of helping Bradesco achieve excellence by taking advantage of these factors. In 2007, he bagged the Insurance Personality of the Year award for his contributions to the Brazilian insurance market.
Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi also won the award in 2003 when he served as the board chair and vice president of Bradesco. He was awarded because of his ability to translate his 38 years experience in the banking industry to results. Before serving as VP of Bradesco, he worked in the marketing department of the insurance firm as a director.
The future of the Brazilian insurance market
Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi believes that the insurance industry is an extended arm of the state. He is also certain that the role of this sector is to maintain social welfare through the provision of quality and affordable plans. Luiz is positive about the future of the sector. According to him, the industry is going to progress as new technologies and opportunities continue to evolve.