Ronald Fowlkes Talks About His Interest In The Military And Law Enforcement

Ronald Fowlkes grew up with a strong interest in the military. Once he graduated from high school he joined the United States Marine Corps. Once he finished his duty he moved to St. Louis and joined their SWAT team. While in the military and serving as a police officer he often came across really high-quality gear from a company called First Spears Product Development Group. He kept an eye out for their gear and used it pretty often.

When he left the police force Ronald Fowlkes got a job in the industry that supplies military forces and law enforcement officers with their gear. His first job in this industry was at Eagle Industries where he was the manager of business development. He then joined ITW where he had this position as well as handling military product sales. A long mission of sorts was completed when he joined First Spear as a co-owner. He is their director of business development which involves attending a lot of meetings with business associates and clients of his company.

First Spears makes money do marketing their products and attending trade shows, he says. He says most of their business, though comes from the field with people seeking out their gear. Ronald Fowlkes has developed contacts with people in the Department of Defense as well as law enforcement people on the state and local level. Additionally, about 35% of their business is done with NATO.

Ronald Fowlkes says that First Spears is a company that makes high-end equipment. He says he thinks of his company as the Gucci of the tactical world. Everything they make is made in the United States including all of the parts. He says his company gets a lot of repeat business and referrals from current customers because of the very high-quality craftsmanship of their products. They also offer a lifetime guarantee on everything they sell.

As a huge fan of hockey Ronald Fowlkes has a blog he uses to write about this sport. He also coaches in a youth hockey league. A recent article talked about Jeff Glass and how it took him 13 years to reach the NHL. He was very good at the junior hockey level but once he was in the minor leagues he struggled to play well. At age 32 he was finally able to play in his first NHL game and earned his first victory while allowing only three goals.


Clayton Hutson Discusses His Role as The Producer in Music Creation

Many of us have often wondered what in the wide world does a music producer do who doesn’t quite seem of this world. Clayton Hutson, music producer extraordinaire, gets asked that very question, all the time. “After I play these unexpected tracks for my family, friends and artists, they all ask me where it comes from or how do I manage to just instantaneously tap into something that sounds good.” He may not always have the answers but he does say without sounding too cocky “That I just have this uncanny ability to connect the technical and artistic sides of the journey from raw song to finished product. Music production has changed so much over the years. It has definitely morphed into something that none of us could have foreseen let alone imagined.”

Clayton Hutson was able to imagine a company that could deliver everything and anything a musician or producer could dream up. He wanted to be able to accomplish and create a show that could be conceptualized by an artist. “I have had several years working in the live entertainment industry as well as tour production. I was doing the work anyways so I thought, why not start my own company?” He has been busy and booked ever since. Currently working on a show for Kid Rock, he is up and on stage by 6:00 A.M. and usually the last to leave. “I like to get there before anyone else is does. I have to take mental snap shots of the entire stage, top to bottom so I can make sure that every angle, from A-Z gets covered.” It is this attention to detail and work ethic that has landed him gigs with artists like Pink, Guns and Roses and One Republic.

When asked if there are any new trends that he is excited about he enthusiastically says “Oh heck yes! Technology has totally evolved and has made the stage an instrument itself. It is because of this evolution that the end result, the final product is definitely a collaboration of my expertise and the artist’s vision. We all want people to walk away from our shows and think ‘Wow, that was epic!’ and that is truly happening.”

Working in the music industry has never been more exhilarating and at the same time more exhausting. Hutson assures his fans that he is here to stay. “I can be a crusty sour puss sometimes, especially if I have been working 48 hours straight. But something I have learned is that people, my clients, would rather have an old curmudgeon who is competent at his job than a Pollyanna who has nothing but smiles and excuses.” Learn more:



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Bradesco Chairman Luiz Carlos Trabuco Wants His New CEO, Octavio Lazari, To Follow The Bank’s Management Model

Bankers are a different business breed of businessmen in Brazil. Brazilian bankers know how to avoid economic downturns and government corruption. Brazilian banks make money in the good times and in the bad times. Luiz Carlos Trabuco proved that statement when Bradesco profit numbers came out in 2016 and in 2017. Bradesco may be number two in terms of assets under management, but in terms of producing record-breaking profit, Bradesco has few peers. Bradesco investors know Luiz Carlos Trabuco is responsible for the bank’s success. But investors know he doesn’t work alone. Ex-Chairman Lázaro de Mello Brandão is an important part of the Trabuco team even though Brandão was not as active as he was in years past.

At 91, Brandão earned the title the oldest banker on the planet according to Trabuco and Brandão are a good team, but it’s time for Brandão to step down. Brandão started banking in 1943, and Trabuco came on board in 1969. Both men have the tenure, and the banking knowledge to make Itaú executives stay up at night. Itaú is Brazil’s largest private bank, but Bradesco is Brazil’s most friendly bank when it comes to offering diverse banking services.

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Breaking up the Brandão, Trabuco team makes some investors nervous. 2018 is going to be a crucial year for Brazil. New mobile banking services, as well as new credit opportunities, are important in the largest country in South America, so Trabuco, Brandão and the Board of Directors had to pick the right Trabuco successor from a pool of internal candidates. The seven candidates know what Trabuco wants the bank to accomplish in 2018, so picking one vice-president to replace Trabuco wasn’t an easy task. But after three months of debate and internal research, Octavio Lazari, Bradesco’s insurance vice-president got the job. Lazari will be the new CEO when shareholders vote on March 12th.

Octavio and Trabuco are from the same banking era. Lazari’s background is more financial than Trabuco’s, but both men know how to make money. And the important thing is they know how to make money together. Brandão won’t be around to clean up mistakes if they occur. But Mr. Trabuco is a master when it comes to team building and executive fluency in the main banking segments. As Chairman his job will be profit fluency along with executive proficiency. Lazari will take over as the front man for Bradesco, but he will still have Trabuco’s vice-president team to support him. Four members of that team will also be board members after the March 12th meeting according to

Shareholders expect another record-breaking profit year in 2018, and they believe Trabuco, Lazari, and the executive team will keep the bank on track during the presidential election and the formation of a new government. Trabuco has a lot of experience dealing with government changes. Lazari also has what it takes in terms of financial talent and management effectiveness to keep Bradesco shareholders happy in 2018. In a world where Trump is changing the trade rules, anything can happen, but Trabuco and Lazari already have a profit plan that will work in spite of Trump’s trade war sword rattling.

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