When I was hired on as a senior vice president, it was with the understanding that I was going to make some changes. The owners of the company that hired me wanted new blood, because that was the only way they were going to grow. Before I even went for my first interview with them, I did some research on business opportunities Brazil. I knew that the only way this company was going to become bigger was by opening up the international waters. There are so many opportunities available, particularly because of the kind of work that we do, and I knew that a gold mine was waiting for us.
My strengths are in recognizing things, but I knew that I needed to have some assistance in making it a reality. The owners liked my pitch, which is the main reason why I was hired. When I showed them my plans about going from a decent sized company in Brazil to becoming one of the top players in the industry by going global, they were all ears. It does help that I had done my homework and knew about Brasil Insight Capital too, which is why I was so confident in what I was proposing.
I knew that we needed to find the right match internationally, and that is where BIC came in. They were able to match our company with several international companies, and I was amazed at just how great of a fit two of them were. While I had plans to just expand in one direction, this new lead made it possible for us to go into two different directions at the same time. The end result, after a lot of hard work, is that we are now one of the leaders in our industry, and we have people coming to us now instead of us going to them.