Loureiro is the Founder and CEO at Spinlister. As the CEO, he is responsible for the overall direction of the company, securing strategic partnerships, raising funding and elevating the brand. Before serving as its CEO, Marcelo was an angel investor in the company and after a year he purchased the company from its original founders to revamp the service and keep the business growing. A serial entrepreneur by nature, Loureiro was part of the founding team of Sagatiba, Inc., a Brazilian liquor company that was sold in 2011 to Campari. At Sagatiba, he oversaw the sales and marketing of the new spirit, Cachaca, in the United States. Prior to that, he created the Brazilian clothing company Mandi.net that was sold to the holding company that distribute Calvin Klein in Brazil in 2005. In addition to serving as the CEO of Spinlister, Loureiro sits on the board of cleansing juice company UrbanRemedy.com and uses his beverage industry experience and contacts to advise the direction of the company. Loureiro also sits on the board of Pinion, a crowdsource research company (app) focusing on customer behavior and price/quality monitoring for consumer goods on retail and wholesale business in Brazil. Loureiro also worked as a social activist in his home country of Brazil and was deeply involved with NGOS and poor families in Sao Paulo. To help bring awareness to the social cause in the city, he produced a documentary, A PONTE, and a successful music festival Power to the Peaceful Brazil in 2007.
Michael Perone is a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at Barracuda Networks. He is responsible for worldwide communications and marketing strategies, including corporate brand management and identity. He has more than 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry, and was a pioneer in delivering free Internet access to users worldwide. Perone co-founded and served as President and Board Member for Address.com, a leading free email and Internet access service that reached more than 3.5 million users (acquired by WhitePages). He also co-founded Spinway Inc. (acquired by Kmart Corporation). Additionally, Perone co-founded Affinity Path, a private-label ISP that powered and supported thousands of ISPs throughout North America. He also has held systems engineering positions with GE Aerospace. In 2007, he was named by Ernst & Young a "Technology Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California" award recipient and today serves on the Board of Directors of Perch, the first hands-free video communication app designed to bring families together regardless of where they are located.
As heir to the traditions and values that have ensured the success of the Rothschild family for 250 years, the Edmond de Rothschild Group has established itself over time as a leading player in European finance. Its activities are grouped around two major areas: Private Banking and Asset Management. The Group offers wealthy families, entrepreneurs, and large institutions a full range of solutions combining a culture of tailored solutions, stability, performance, and innovation. The Edmond de Rothschild Group’s offering is characterised by strong convictions, with the desire to guarantee to each of its customers: A unique, close relationship, underpinned by the know-how and the variety of expertise of a large international group; Autonomous, experienced teams, who anticipate economic trends and innovate to establish long-term performance; The recognised stability, strength, and independence of a family-owned financial group. Founded by Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 1953, the Group has been chaired by his son, Baron Benjamin de Rothschild, since 1997.
Kerr Financial is a multi family office based in Montreal. The firm provides investment management services to Canadian families and has a satellite office in Toronto.� The family office manages $600 million with approximately $40 million devoted to alternative investments specifically in fund of hedge funds and hedge funds. The firm has seen a decrease in its assets dedicated towards hedge funds and has a very opportunistic approach to finding new hedge fund managers.