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Marcelo Loureiro

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

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 [6]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.



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