CIO, CTO, Marketing & Branding Director @ CofixRx
Employment / EntrepreneurshipSeptember 2021 - Currently Active
Oversight of the entire company's IT needs, defining, implementing, and managing technologies and teams to support the organization's goals, including closely interfacing with marketing and branding on predictive data analytics. As a C-Level Officer, I am expected to interact daily with the CEO, COO, and the SVP to assure company goals are met, many times engaging with investors and shareholders to propose and discuss long-term investment plans for the company's growth and success.
General Director @ Marchi & Associates
EntrepreneurshipJuly 2021 - Currently Active
With long-term business experiences plus vast knowledge in digital marketing, Marchi & Associates joins forces with Primerica on promoting and recruiting specialized agents to provide certified services for a largely growing Primerica network of clients and expand the business.
Digital Marketing Director @ ProVis Designs, LLC
EntrepreneurshipJune 2019 - Currently Active
Digital Marketing & SEO, Web Design, Multimedia Production, Audio & Video Production, Digital Photography and Composition, Internet-Related presence and Social Network Integration, Digital Products Creation, APP Building and Publishing, Promotional Items creation, Brands creation, General Design, and Visual Arts.
CIO @ TELECOMPEL, LLC
EntrepreneurshipMay 2019 - Currently Inactive
A Hosted VoIP Business Phone & Communications Service tailored for anyone's needs. A cloud solution to transform customers' and employees' experience. One system for voice, video, collaboration, and contact center to provide fast communication and to exceed customers' expectations.
Chairman @ SMALL BUSINESS EMPOWERMENT STRATEGIES GROUP
Founder / EntrepreneurshipMarch 2019 - Currently Active
The group was created to help companies and individuals with their start-up first years. The group offers business advisory and consulting on many levels to help promote success during the hardest phases of small businesses, commonly their first five years.
CEO @ MSX Holdings, LLC
EntrepreneurshipFebruary 2019 - Currently Active
The group was created to hold shares, interests, and ownership of IT, General Technology, R&D, and Internet-related organizations. The Company may also participate in other types of enterprises, markets and holding companies, investments, and services, either in the USA and/or overseas.
CEO @ SUNALEI, Inc - A 503(C) NPO
Founder / EntrepreneurshipFebruary 2017 - Currently Inactive
SUNALEI is an educational corporation whose purpose is to reinvigorate the U.S. job market and partner with Universities, educational groups, government agencies, chambers of commerce, local and nationwide organizations with similar programs towards a common goal: To build more jobs in the US and strengthen corporations by creating mechanisms to regulate and control predatory outsourcing via training, support, and certification, and by developing viable programs to stimulate Innovations in Engineering and Technology within the U.S. via Domestic Outsourcing instead of Overseas Outsourcing.
Chief Technology Officer @ MatchRX
EmploymentOctober 2014 - July 2021
Responsible for the entire organization's IT and Security. Decision-maker/leader for products' lifecycle development: requirements, planning, execution, and deployment. IT department management, including hiring and training.
INTEGRATOR @ MSX HOST DO BRASIL (Hosting Reseller)
EntrepreneurshipJune 2014 - Currently Active
USA Datacenter co-location for a Brazilian WEB Company (under Dutra & Kosciuk, Ltda.). For this project, I built their entire infrastructure, installed and integrated all the required systems, and delivered a fully functional hosting company tailored for Brazil.
Software & Products Release Manager @ North American Bancard
EmploymentApril 2013 - September 2013
Liaison between Business Units, Software Development Teams, and Project Managers for production schedules, QA, and UI/UX approval targeting product success and compliance.
Editor in Chief @ JogosPro eMagazine
An online magazine dedicated to everyone who works or aims to work as a Pro(fessional) in the game industry! For those who Pro(ject), Pro(gram), Pro(duce) and also PLAY! After all, the publication slogan was: "A Magazine for those who play and make others play!" (Note: the magazine was web-based, but was written in Brazilian Portuguese).
Senior Developer & Team Manager @ Detroit Media Partnership / Gannett
EmploymentNovember 2012 - March 2013
I was in charge of coordinating with technical and non-technical teams to define scopes of design and implementation for innovative web-based solutions to improve clients' presence across their websites.
Art Director @ Nascent Publishing, LLC
Employment / RemoteAugust 2012 - February 2013
I worked closely with the publications' editors creating a concept for illustrations and book covers. In specific cases, I was also responsible for the visual look and feel of the books by contributing with design ideas, composition, and art-finalization of the products, which nowadays are still available for sale in bookstores and at Amazon.
System Integrator @ The UPS Stores
I partnered with UPS integrating their in-hotels store location and distribution centers. Among other tasks, I supervised the Installations of the UPS Proprietary System, help integrate it with local hotel systems and networks, and suggested enhancements in the UPS Infrastructure, case-by-case, depending on the store location, products availability, and layout.
ContractJune 2008 - February 2009
I was called to apply my technology knowledge to help a group savage their failed attempt to convert a Call-Center into a DataCenter, which was simply a disaster. For over six months I lead the MergLeft group and its investors from disaster to success, directly engaging in the entire scope of DataCenter by restructuring their technical project and their business model to success, adding triple network redundancy via HSRP and frame-relay, solar energy support, SF-200 fire suppression system, 24x7x365 monitoring systems, and NIST security standards. In between 2009 and 2010 the MergLeft project was so significant in Lansing (MI) that a larger competitor named LiquidWeb acquired them to expand while preserving their market share.
Founder and Chairman @ SIP Global - The Green Foundation
Founder / EntrepreneurshipJune 2007 - December 2012
SIP Global was a complex organization with a simple goal: to provide information, business consulting, support, and to facilitate Environment-Friendly Products and Technologies to reach the consumer markets worldwide. SIP Global efforts were to address some of the greatest challenges in the global environmental preservation efforts by breaking new grounds reaching beyond the discussion and getting ideas into action. We believed one of the most effective ways to preserve and save our environment was (and it still is) by providing new environmentally friendly products and technologies that are suitable and affordable for everyone. As executive chairman I applied business acumen and strategic vision to lead the group strategies to success, overseeing corporate board of directors meetings and ensuring that senior management would follow directors' recommendations when implementing internal controls, procedures, and systems.
The organization was impacted by the Market Crash of 2009 when it ceased to exist as manufacturers worldwide shelved their environmentally friendly products and projects.
VP of International Sales & Business Relations @ CM Technology Sales
Employment / PartnershipJanuary 2005 - May 2009
Oversee International Sales and OEM/ODM manufacturing strategies for group's clients: Apple, Fender, Microsoft, Western Digital, Dell, Linksys, Cisco, Google, etc., supervising overseas Contract Manufacturers (CM) life-cycle of production while negotiating and accommodating continuous pipe-lines requirements.
Head Instructor / Manager @ Datalink Technology Learning Centers (TLC)
EmploymentJanuary 2002 - February 2005
Review training and update class resume. Qualify instructors. Assist with Marketing & Promotion. Promote business Workshops about customized training. Datalink TLC comprises DataLink Schools in New York, El Camiño Computer School in Southern California, and Computer 101 in Northern California.
Innovative Programming Researcher @ HBO
ContractJuly 2001 - April 2002
Capture viewers' interest with new TV program approaches. Video & Audio Edition, finalization, and Special Effects. Promote workshops to disclose new programming ideas for Network Executives. Animations and Visual Presentations.
CEO @ Global COMPEL International
EntrepreneurshipJanuary 2001 - Currently Active
Global COMPEL International (GCi) is a diversified holding group with ownership interests in over a dozen technology companies. CGi is committed to supporting new ventures and innovative projects. At GCi oversee the group's direction, its sub-companies, and associates, establishing a vision and strategic direction. I also oversee operations and accumulate titles in owned entities and corporation subdivisions, such as COMPEL Hosting, COMPEL Licensing Group, and COMPEL Financing Group.
Underwater Open Ocean Robot-Probe Remote Controlled via Satellite @ PetroBras
Research & Development / Engineering Project1999
One of those amazing projects that feel like a movie when looking back, extremely high-tech for its time. The project was developed in partnership with the UFF University, the Brazilian Navy, and the Petrobras Oil Company. We worked stationary on Oil Grids in the open ocean, sometimes requiring helicopter travel, BattleShip research/tests, and submarine navigation to calibrate and extend the equipment to operate underwater while being remote-controlled from those vessels.
Marketing & Publicity Director / Partner @ LB&M Productions
EntrepreneurshipApril 1998 - June 2001
Plan, script write, direct, and post-produce TV commercials and radio infomercials. Responsible for all Marketing & Publicity studies, development, design, and branding final compositions.
I was the Creative Director for the 1st and 2nd TV commercials 100% created in 3D and/or via computer-generated compositions in Brazil, the Julie & Joy, and the Insetifone TV commercials. Both earned awards and nominations for innovations in the '90s and were aired for over a year on all Brazilian national TV networks.
Founder of the MSX-ALL Group
Founder1998 - Currently Active
The MSXALL Group aims to catalog and organize everything in regards to the MSX Computer Standard resealed in the '80s. From its history to all products and documentations ever released, the main goal is to make it all available to the general public over the internet through the MSXALL Portal (www.msxall.com) and via Social Network as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
International Communication Integrator @ Billiton Metals – A Shell Group Company (Aluminum Production Subsidiary)
Yet before the Internet became ubiquitous, for decades worldwide organizations communicate via BBS Systems or via proprietary Packaging Related Electronic Mailing Exchanging. It was not only a challenge but also very complex to integrate those systems due to lack of multi-language support, lack of timing controllers, and other nowadays common solutions. At that time I accumulated a good amount of expertise overcoming those limitations and making those systems work flawlessly. One of the clients I served other than Microsoft, IBM, AutoDesk, and Silicon Graphics was one of the large network conglomerates in the world at the time, the Shell Group.
Multi-Database Integration & Data Translation @ DoceGeo (a Vale do Rio Doce Company) - The Brazil Mining Company
Research & Development / Contract1996 - 1997
The largest mining group in the world reached out to me to custom-build a solution to integrate multiple datasets from specific systems containing data about soil, subsoil, hydrologic structures, environmental impact, and other aspects, all into one single model overlapping all information to produce charts and 3D maps of the land through a platform that wasn't compatible with any of their database systems. There were a dozen distinct datasets requiring many levels of complex ATL (data-transformation), a process that was error-prone and usually takes months to be complete. Answering their call, I put together a team of University Students colleagues of mine and lead them through a 12-month project designing and constructing a custom solution to automate and integrate all those datasets into a single data structure, reducing months of work into a mere set of hours. A successful system they used for over a decade after, until newer technologies surfaced allowing more advanced resources and computational power.
Editor in Chief, Publisher @ Ph.D. Magazine & Mac in Touch group
Employment / PartnershipAugust 1995 - August 1998
The most innovative magazines in Brazil at that time. The Ph.D. Magazine was the first publication in full color to add author's photos in the articles; the first one to introduce "Technical Reference" tables; and the first to mix technology, marketing, business, and general articles, all in one single publication. The Mac in Touch Magazine was the first national publication targeting the Mac computer and the one that opened the doors for international Mac-related publications to enter the Brazilian market (Mac Informer, MacWorld, Macintosh Magazine, etc.).
Creative Department - Animations Coordinator @ GloboSat
ContractNovember 1995 - May 1998
Animations and Special Effects creations (TV Show Openings). Live Broadcast VT-Board control. Production Coordination. Camera Crew Coordination. Script Writing. Scene Director.
I was the Assistant Producer who helped create the first project draft for the currently successful WooHoo TV Sports Channel with Ricardo Bocão and Antonio Lopes at Unigraf.
System Engineer @ SAGA - Sistemas & Computadores
EmploymentJanuary 1992 - January 1995
Advanced Corporate-wide Networking plans and implementation. Certified in Cisco, Nortel, Microsoft (MCP and MSE), LanManager, Novell, and Unix integration. Provided Advanced Technical Support & Troubleshooting for Fortune 500 companies. Part of the team who create the Connecta Project, the first network card 100% designed and produced in Brazil, being responsible for the development of the Protocols Layers and the Firmware.
Advanced Programmer, Systems Developer & Software Engineer Analyst Level III @ F&C MONEY MARKETS FUND ICVC
EmploymentJanuary 1991 - January 1992
A great opportunity to design and build an entire Clients Control System, putting into practice a lot of what I've learned in my previous job at Gigatec. When I left the company the software I created was running their entire business and their associated partners' offices as well.
Floodgate Controllers @ Itaipú Dam
Research & Development / Contract1990
When the final expansion of the Itaipú Dam on the Paraná River between Brazil and Paraguay was completed, a new Gate Control System for the floodgates using hyper-sensitive rubber and advanced sensors required upgrading to accurately operate under the new hydraulic dynamics while predicting and preventing over-stress of the structures surrounding the floodgates. The UFF University was called to aid, as one of the Physics Instructor was also in the National Aerospace Department. He brought his brighter students - me along - to help research and rethink the electronics and the software to control the entire floodgates mechanism, a very delicate process that required precision measurements under the flow of billions of cubic meters of water. I built a series of micro-systems in Assembly, Turbo Pascal, and C to read and process multiple sensors simultaneously, in real-time, to converting complex physics and liquid dynamic formulas to computerized system data to be used to assure maximum precision and immediate response for the established security thresholds.
Graphic Designer & Final Artist @ Escala Fotolitos
EntrepreneurshipJanuary 1989 - January 1999
Worked with some of the most important marketing agencies in Brazil, directly interacting with their creative teams for the art-finalization of their creations for the press. Advanced color treatment and color proofing (Dye Sublimation, Pre-press, etc.) was much more complicated at that time than it is today, which also applies to Photo Edition & Composition. Negatives Production (Image setters / RIP) used to be an art and printing on press required constant supervision for quality control.
CPU Magazines Editor, Copywriter & Columnist @ Bonus Rio Editora
ContractJanuary 1987 - December 1996
CPU-MSX Editor and CPU Magazines Technical Consultant, DTP Designer, and Editor for over 7 years (one of the most prestigious computer Magazine in Brazil in the late '80s). Also part of the publishing team for the following magazines: CPD, CPU-PC, CPU-AMiga, CPU-Informática, MSX-Micro, etc. Columnist for important national wide newspapers, such as O DIA, O GLOBO, JORNAL DO BRASIL, etc.
System Developer & System Analyst @ Gigatec
EmploymentFebruary 1985 - January 1989
My 1st job, at only 14 years old. I was hired to join a team of developers that were creating one of the first Stock Market Real-time Graphical Analytical Tool for IBM-PC that was built to produce results in real-time via point-to-point communication using MODEM. My primary duties were to convert graphical equations in code to plot charts on the screen, but soon after I engaged with the core development and gave my first styes on database designs using dBASE II for DOS.