David M. Zeckser
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David M. Zeckser's Bio:
David M Zeckser is a multicultural, multilingual self-starter, very agile in challenging environments and at ease in foreign countries. Against all odds, many years ago he broke out of the corporate mold and with borrowed hard currency funds in a foreign country, personally purchased two hotels and a hotel management company from the Chairman of the Board of Holiday Inns Inc. He transformed and grew those companies through years of political unrest and three maxi currency devaluations to emerge as one of the best hotel operations in Brazil, producing a higher return on invested capital than any other hotel in the country and eventually selling the properties at multiple profit margins.
Having realized the American Dream he now helps American companies resolve problems related to the current crisis in Brazil and helps Brazilian companies and individuals establish a presence in the United States.
David M. Zeckser's Experience:
President at Business Guidance Services-Brazil, LLC.March 2000 - Present | 12821 Water Point Blvd. Windermere, Florida-34786
Provided Business Guidance Services in Brazil-expedited the formation of companies and industrial projects, prepared feasibility studies for new projects, mergers and acquisitions and potential joint ventures-served as nominee director/shareholder for Multinational companies - established their entities in Brazil and generally demonstrated extensive international development experience taking projects from the idea stage to successful operations and subsequent sale at multiple profit margins.
Director/Partner at Rep Office of Brazil, Ltda.1997 - 2002 | Sao Paulo, Brazil
-Under a Business Guidance Contract for Services, established the Brazilian subsidiary of the world's second largest cheese manufacturer -Officially served as the client's Managing Director in country, negotiating long-term tax concessions on operations and other benefits from state and local authorities -Saved the client many times the cost of the services by abbreviating processes, minimizing start-up costs and obtaining tax exempt importation licenses for American made machinery -Four years experience in central purchasing of hotel equipment and importation, negotiating representation and distribution contracts with more than twenty foreign manufacturers
Managing Director and Owner at Royal Palm Holdings, Ltda.December 1977 - July 1997
With creative methods, resigned as Managing Director for Holiday Inns in Brazil and purchased two hotel properties I had developed for Winegardner International, Inc. Implemented a dynamic program of expansion and transformation, elevating the Royal Palm Plaza Hotel to a five star classification and to the top of its category as an internationally known convention and business traveler property. Produced a higher return on the original investment than any other hotel in the country and sold the property for an amount five times the original cost per room.
Vice President & Managing Director at Winegardner International, Inc.October 1972 - December 1977
As a "sweat equity", junior partner, opened the first Holiday Inn offices in Brazil and was responsible for all aspects of the implementation and operation of the first projects- Directed the efforts of seven hundred employees in five companies-Hired the initial staff, prepared market and project feasibility studies and cash flow analyses, selected and purchased the hotel sites, selected the architects and contractors, negotiated the long term financing, developed plans, built the properties and placed the hotels in operation-Structured and opened the first Holiday Inns management company in Brazil from which subsequent Holiday Inn franchisees drew their staff members.
David M. Zeckser's Education:
Park University1968 – 1970BAConcentration: Economics and Business AdminActivities: Graduated Magna Cum Laude with double major in Economics and Business Administration
David M. Zeckser's Interests & Activities:
Business, consulting, English, Portuguese, travel