How detailing cars at age 16 got Paul Marobella to the top

first_img Is Falconer the Coolest Drinks Industry Profession Out There? Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling Today we speak to CEO of Havas Chicago, Paul Marobella.I always knew I wanted to be in advertising. It started with me trying to make money the summer I was 16. I started a car detail business in a executive bedroom suburb of Boston, Sudbury, MA. I charged $125 for a detail in 1986. At the time I knew I had to do something different to be noticed, something that nobody else was doing so I bribed the building managers of small office parks to use their electricity and water during the day and I offered a detail-while-you-work service. Now they call it mobile car detailing. The rush of leaving a business card or flyer on someone’s car and then my phone ringing to make an appointment was the very start of me realizing the power of advertising. From there, I went on to Bentley University in Boston to study marketing and the rest is history, with playing some baseball and hockey, partying in Vegas and South Beach and being president of my fraternity thrown in for good measure. Over the past 20 years, I have worked on some of the most incredible brands in the world. The industry has taken me to all corners of the earth. I’ve met incredible people and truly have had the career I would have hoped for. I’ve lived in Boston, Manhattan and now Chicago working for amazing agencies all winning top awards for work and for the agency’s performance. Now, I am the CEO of the Havas Chicago Network, which is a collection of seven agencies in the US with over 750 people, based in the Chicago Village of Havas. Havas is one of the largest agency holding companies in the world, based in Paris and leading the way with progressive thinking and innovation. In a way, fashion drove my choice to pursue a career in advertising. I didn’t want to wear a suit and tie to work and I was vigilant about staying true to my identity and style. I still carry this chip with me, today. My style has morphed over the years but today, I’d call it a street-smart style that blends best of custom with street wear and high-end brands. I’ve adopted the French fashion mentality of have less but better. Living in Chicago definitely tempers your style in ways that would be different if living in Manhattan or LA. However, you can still get away with wearing jeans to a multi-million dollar meeting and it’s just the risks aren’t taken as much with fashion for men, here. When not at work, I am passionate about my charity in Chicago called the Inner City Education Program or ICE. ICE is a Chicago Blackhawks charity partner and we are dedicated to helping low-resource kids in the City of Chicago play the game of hockey and as a result be awarded academic scholarships to attend top-tier private schools. We have raised and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars and this past year became an official partner of Chicago Blackhawks charities. I also still play hockey a couple of nights a week on a local men’s team and on the North American Havas team called the MadMen. As for my style….  Jeans:I wear jeans 90% of the time paired with a sport coat, t shirt, sweater and sneakers. And, when I find a cut and brand I like I buy it in every wash.Paige Lennox AG NomadA.P.C. Petit New StandardShirts:Prada t-shirts and for button downs, all custom from Wilfred Newman in Chicago.Pants:All pants that aren’t jeans are custom from Wilfred Newman in Chicago.Suits:I have suits and sport coats for all seasons and occasions. I like to experiment with patterns, liners and details on my jackets. My man Eddie Lehneer at Wilfred Newman is always looking for new patterns, textures and liners for me. Custom from Wilfred Newman in Chicago. Shoes:I have a versatile arsenal of shoes of which I include designer sneakers I wear with high-end fashion or my suits. My days of Adidas suits and crispy new kicks have never left me so when I can, I rock some AF1‘s or the always popular in Boston, Adidas Superstars. But my favorite thing I put on my feet are my Bauer skates for those nights at Fight Club, aka hockey. Accessories:To me the dollars are in the details and I like to pay attention to the small things, especially a carefully chosen piece of jewelry or my watch. Right now, all of my jewelry is David Yurman carbon fiber or black. I wear big watches, always have, and my new passion is the collection from Panerai. All David Yurman all the time for Jewelry My go-to watch is an all-steel Panerai 1950 Luninor  Marina 3 Days AutomaticLouis Vuitton graphite black wallet and champs elysees money clip Tumi Alpha 2 luggage Bauer APX2 stickOuterwear:Someone once said to me your jackets are always part of your outfit. This is very true and I pay attention to having jackets for all occasions, weather and color ways. I like slim fitting cuts, which is why I obsess over Prada and Moncler, mostly. Also, Canada Goose Chateau Parka for Chicago winters.Favorite Cologne:Yves St Laurent L’Homme and Viktor Rolf SpicebombYour favorite App:My life is crazy and we introduced our company to the Whil app, recently, and I am hooked. I use it in the middle of the day, on a plane or right before I go to sleep. Whil for meditation and Texture for catching up on magazines.Favorite piece of technology:Jailbroken Amazon Fire stick Next tech purchase: Sonos for my home Editors’ Recommendations 11 of the Best Low-Calorie Craft Beers for Watching Your Beer Belly 7 of the Best Drink References in Music Everything You Need to Know About White Pinot Noirlast_img read more

Instructional Leadership Academy Welcomes Second Grad Class

first_imgFifty-seven school administrators, including principals and vice-principals, graduate today, May 29, as the second class of the Nova Scotia Instructional Leadership Academy. “Congratulations to all of this year’s graduates for their commitment to teaching and leadership excellence,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey. “This program directly helps students by ensuring the leaders in their schools have modern, practical and proven teaching strategies that will help students and teachers.” Introduced in September 2010, the Nova Scotia Instructional Leadership Program is a three-year diploma program that provides principals and other instructional leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to improve their instruction and leadership abilities. “The program has been a great support for me,” said Ben McNeil, vice-principal, Digby Regional High School. “It provides well-reasoned, evidence-based approaches to education instruction that I can use when working with staff to provide the best quality learning environment.” The program was designed with principals, school boards, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, the Nova Scotia School Boards Association, universities, and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Principals had asked for more effective instructional leadership support. For more information on the program, visit .last_img read more

UN agency signs accord with Asian countries on fighting drugs and crime

15 June 2011The United Nations and a group of Asian countries have signed an accord to promote cooperation in fighting drug trafficking, organized crime, human trafficking and international terrorism, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has announced. The United Nations and a group of Asian countries have signed an accord to promote cooperation in fighting drug trafficking, organized crime, human trafficking and international terrorism, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has announced. UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov signed the memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, according to a press statement issued by the agency. The SCO is a regional organization comprising China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan with a focus on promoting effective cooperation in politics and trade as well as security and stability in the region.“It is impossible to consider responses to the threats posed by drugs, organized crime and terrorism in isolation,” Mr. Fedotov said. “Criminals do not respect national borders and we must respond by cooperating on regional and international levels.”“The Central Asian states are presented with a geographical challenge in the international drug fight. Countries such as Kazakhstan are on the frontline of the flow of Afghan heroin headed towards the West. The work in countering organized crime and drug trafficking, which I am pleased to see is increasingly taking on a cooperative approach, is so critical to international safety and security,” he said.Mr. Fedotov followed up the signing ceremony with a meeting with the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, to discuss specifics of the accord. He praised “the active role” of Kazakhstan in the fight against drug crime, UNODC said. read more

Suppliers discuss how to plug the gap in the UK supply chain

Representatives from the UK automotive supply chain and global car manufacturers have been discussing ways to reduce the current gap in the UK supply chain, worth at least £3 billion, at today’s SMMT International Automotive Summit.Delegates representing a range of automotive component and materials suppliers, as well as OEMs with manufacturing facilities in the UK, identified a number of factors that are limiting growth of suppliers.According to research undertaken by Jaguar Land Rover, 29% of UK-based SMEs list a shortage of skilled workers and apprentices as their primary reason for reduced growth  and reluctance to pitch for larger contracts. Meanwhile, 18% of SMEs cited reluctance from investors as a key reason for slow growth.Chris Gane, Divisional Managing Director at Caparo, suggested that it was the role of OEMs to combine their requirements so that SMEs are able to make investments based on larger contacts which would pose a lesser risk to financiers. Luis Olivié, Global Business Development Director at Achilles, suggested that OEMs would also be able to reduce supply chain risk and increase transparency by implementing supply chain mapping.With an increased emphasis based on reducing risk, many manufacturers with UK-based manufacturing facilities are keen to seek out supply contracts from British suppliers. Investment in UK automotive manufacturing has experienced an upturn in recent years. In 2013/14 Jaguar Land Rover has increased its supplier spend by 70% compared to 2011/12; it believes that there is potential for this to increase by a further 50% by 2017.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more