William Saito was born in March 1971. He is a Japanese-American businessperson and venture capitalist. Saito is also the former adviser to the Japanese government in line with cyber security who resigned from this government position. Having been born in Los Angeles, California, William Saito’s parents immigrated to the United States from Japan in 1969. Saito graduated in 1987 from Damien High School located in La Verne, California. He later attended the University of California, Riverside from 1988 to 1992. At the same time, Saito was a student in Riverside’s joint Biomedical Science program with the University of California in Los Angeles.
William Saito’s career began as a computer security venture while he was at junior high school. Along the way, Saito developed several technologies such as the software that displays Japanese characters in English and a fingerprint recognition software that was embraced by Sony among others. He later sold one of his asset software to Microsoft in 2014 and moved to Japan where he became an active venture capitalist. Here, Saito invested rapidly in many Japanese startups. He was labelled in the World Economic Forum in 2011 as a Young Global Leader. William Saito is an active member of several boards both private and public companies. Saito offers advice to government on various national strategies such as innovations, cybersecurity, education, and entrepreneurship. Moreover, his knowledge does not go to waste since he lectures at universities and moves across the countries giving talks on Abenomics. Along with his career life, William Saito founded an international tech advisory firm that earned him income from the speeches he gave and consulting services.
Saito is a generous man since his incomes did not go into personal expenditure but supported students through a scholarship scheme. Saito feels that Japan has been affected in areas of venture capital, entrepreneurship, business, and innovations among others societal issues. His views are that the women in the society have been underutilized which means that there are many chances that are lost especially in labor force. He is optimistic that many companies will transform and learn to empower and encourage women as well as the younger generations to be resilient and optimistic in life. To add to the same, Saito encourages young minds and adults to begin craving for global exposure and choose to work for companies that build great teams irrespective of diversities in background and experiences.
For him to remain productive in the venture capital business, Saito believes in surrounding himself with globally-minded people, being resourceful in the journey, innovative, and creative enough. With time, they grow into management posts and some working as part owners. Saito’s main work is to empower the individuals at work and creating a good network with the responsive individuals. He invests largely in global markets and he believes in the success of Japan regarding the manufacture of quality products and services that he can invest in future.
Businessman Todd Lubar has established a successful career in real estate and mortgage banking. However, he was bold enough to venture into different facets of business as well. His early beginnings involved attending Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. Todd graduated with a B.A. in Speech Communication. In 1995, his first job was as a loan originator for Crestar Mortgage Banking where he worked for four years. In this position, Todd learned the ins and outs of mortgage banking. He created relationships with the likes of real estate agents, CPA’s, financial planners, and insurance agents. They became an integral part of his referral business.
Lubar’s experience grew, and in 1999, he obtained an equity position with Legacy Financial Group where he made a significant impact. Todd’s business savvy equipped him with the skills to broker loans to outside investors. Todd was also able to lend as a direct mortgage bank. In 2002, Lubar launched Legendary Properties, LLC, and established lines of credit up to twenty million dollars. A year later, he started Charter Funding. Todd then began Legendary Financial, LLC an affiliate of Legendary Properties. He serves as the Senior Vice President for Legendary Investments. Due to his knack of helping the underserved in loan ventures, Todd’s goal is to assist borrowers who are unable to get loans from certain financial institutions. He has been ranked as one of the top 25 mortgage originators in the country.
As the mortgage industry faced challenges in both 2007 and 2008, Todd ventured into other areas of business. He gained ownership of companies in the real estate, night club, demolition, and recycling industries. Todd is currently the President of TDL Global Ventures, LLC where he helps individuals in need. Todd enjoys spending time with his two children in Bethesda, Maryland. He hopes to make a positive impact on anyone he comes in contact with, and be a better individual with each new day.
Lori Senecal, the self-proclaimed as the shy introvert is a Canadian business executive who has created a reputation for herself throughout her career. She is the current global chief executive officer of CP&B, multinational company since the year 2015. At the chief executive officer she is tasked with the duty of overseeing the company’s global expansion and growth. She has incorporated her agility, creative and charismatic skills to help the company to forge and enter new markets. Under her leadership she has steered the company to be recognized and named among the “Creativity Innovators of the Year” as she personally was named one of the four “Agency Executives to Watch in 2006”.
Lori has also worked for various bigwig companies in the country. Before joining CP&B, she worked at MDC Partners as the company’s president and chief executive officer. Here, she was delegated the duties of ensuring that the company was steered into strategic growth by incorporating strategic vision and fueling the company’s growth by working on the models. She also worked as the CEO and the president of Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners, where she helped build the company from a previous 250 employers to nine hundred making it get a global recognition.
Throughout the companies she has worked for, Miss Senecal has left an attractive reputation. The companies she has worked for have recognized her input and her strategic innovations which have been recognized globally. Companies from all over the country have sought her for her creativity and her commitment for expansion and growth. Her interpersonal skills, in depth knowledge and understanding of her company and clients are some of the qualities that have made her stand out as an excellent leader.
Miss Senecal shares her thoughts and experiences with her employees, something that most employees should look out for. She interacts with her employees and advises them to follow their passions and interests when carving their career paths. Through these interactions, she is able to understand her employees more and motivate them to bring out their creativity. Her strategy has been successful as many employees are able to come out of their shells and help in coming up with creative innovations.
Miss Senecal attributes her success not from her experiences but also from her education background. She studied at McGill University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, marketing and finance option. This has enabled her to guide her companies into going global.