Milestone Business Deals and Philanthropy Donations Made By Bruce Levenson

In 2015, the Atlanta Hawks franchise became the property of American hedge fund billionaire, Antony Ressler. The insider sources leaked that Mr. Ressler and his advisors had settled for a buyout at a price of $850M, according to USA Sports Today. Those details later got confirmed in separate press conferences issued by the representatives of both Ressler’s firm and the outgoing management team headed by Bruce Levenson, also a billionaire entrepreneur.

Philips Arena Operating Rights

The multi-million dollar deal effectively ended the tenure of Mr. Bruce Levenson and his co-partners being in charge of the Philips Arena, the home of the Atlanta Hawks. The trio started running the stadium back in 2004. Since then, the investors have also let go of another investment they acquired in 2004: The NHL Atlanta Thrashers. The new ownership was under a lot of pressure to keep up the glory and impressive winning ways of the NBA top flight team. And, judging by the team’s performance over the last two years, the move was indeed a plus for all the stakeholders involved. The fans couldn’t be happier, the investors are pleased.

Introducing Bruce Levenson

Mr. Bruce Levenson is a lawyer by profession having attained a first-class honors law degree from the American University. He worked with Ed Peskowitz on their basement while creating his first business, UCG. UCG was a publishing company which released a regular newsletter focused on the lucrative but risky oil business. The newsletter, Oil Express, gained a loyal fan base and soon, UCG, was able to take over most, if not all, of the competing newsletters. Today, the company is a global business brand having a remarkably diversified portfolio touching on everything from technology, energy, mortgage banking to health care investments. The newsletter, Oil Express, made it possible for the duo, Bruce, and Ed Peskowitz, to secure spots on the prestigious Software and Information Industry Association Hall of Fame record book.

Donations and Foundations

Mr. Levenson has remained passionate about supporting Jewish causes and movements. In his home state of Washington D.C, he’s been heavily involved with organizations working to offer Jewish kids from poor backgrounds with decent, if not quality education. Some of the charity organizations he regularly partners up with include the I Have A Dream Foundation, the Hoop Dreams Foundation, and the Community Foundation. Asides being involved with sending the bright children to the best universities in the world, Mr. Levenson also contributes to the Bring the Lessons Home Program. This program runs at the U.S Holocaust Museum and it is intended to enlighten Jews and other people about what took place during the Holocaust. Read moreon

Duda Melzer’s Passion and Experience with Technology Helps Other’s Thrive

Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, more commonly known as Duda Melzer, grew up around many different forms of commercial communication since his grandfather Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho created RBS Group fifteen years before Duda was born. His life was shaped by this and so was his career. He went to Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and then went on to complete a MBA from Harvard University. His career has impacted his grandfather’s company and is still shaping the world as we know it.
Before joining RBS Group in 2004, Duda Melzer was a senior analyst at Delphi Corporation in New York City. When he came to RBS Group he spent four years focusing on their domestic market before becoming vice president of marketing and business development. Two short years later Duda Melzer became the executive vice president. On July 3, 2012 he succeeded his Uncle as the new Executive Chairman. The succession was announced in May of 2012 and the celebration for his new position was held in Porto Alegre. This position has helped his company succeed, giving him the chance to be in the list of leaders for Cambridge Institute’s for Family Enterprise.
More recently, Duda Melzer founded e.Bricks Venture. The goal of e.Bricks Venture is to help twelve to fifteen digital media and technology companies get their start in the Brazilian market because “Brazil combines high-growth opportunities with huge inefficiencies, creating the perfect landscape for tech disruption.”

With capital of over one hundred million dollars, they want to help companies during the high-growth stage and hope to see each company break ten million dollars. From the beginning, he had a passion for communications and our booming community that revolves around technology has only helped Duda Menzer create a community that benefits all.

Lori Senecal Performs remarkably as the Global Chief Executive of Crispin Porter and Bogusky

Lori Senecal is the Global Chief Executive of the advertising agency Crispin Porter and Bogusky. She was previously the president and the CEO of the MDC Partner Network. At her role in MDC, she was responsible for driving their strategic vision, taking deeper the firm’s excellent model, as well as working with their partner agencies to seek cross collaboration and fuel growth. At CP+B Lori Senecal has been handed the role of overseeing the company’s global growth and expansion. She manages the coordination of CP+B’s nine international offices and is focused on the continued global development of the firm.

Lori Senecal has brought on board the management of CP+B incredible leadership skills. She has made a profound impact on the business as well as the culture of CP+B in her so far short service. Lori has created a modern global agency which is agile, highly inventive, and collaborative. This has offered the organization a consistent international presence based on sturdy local market flair. With her remarkable focus on talent, complimented by her extraordinary leadership, Lori Senecal has fueled CP+B’s growth across all disciplines and places. Recently CP+B was recognized by Advertising Age among the Creativity Innovators of the Year.

Lori Senecal has also served as the Global Chairman and CEO of KBS+. Under the Leadership of Lori Senecal, KBS+ grew from a 250- person local agency to become a worldwide organization with over 900 members. KBS+ was also recognized as one of the best places to work in New York City by Crain’s and has been on Ad Age’s list of Standout Agencies for three years in a row.

Ms. Senecal’s appointment came after CP+B won the worldwide Infiniti account. According to Chuck Porter, Chairman of CP+B, Lori Senecal is passionate and understands the agency. Chuck said that Lori is good at what he is not good at, making her a perfect complement in the management of the firm. She will be resigning from her role as the global executive chairman at KBS, which is an affiliate of CP+B, however so, Lori Senecal will maintain her role at MDC Partner Network as President and CEO.