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Marcelo Claure Looks Ahead To Next 15 Years As He Grows Brightstar Largest Us Hispanicowned Company He Created

Written by on January 24, 2013

Marcelo Claure launched Brightstar with the goal of becoming the largest cell phone trader in Miami. Fifteen years later, Brightstar has been recognized as the largest Hispanic owned company in the US and last year celebrated its first $1 billion month. Last year, Forbes Magazine ranked Brightstar as the 58th largest privately held company in the US.

The humble businessman has received a slew of awards including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and was made a lifetime member of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Mr. Claure lives in Miami with his wife and has four children, with whom he said he enjoys spending time when he is not at the office or visiting one of the many Brightstar locations around the world.

The soccer fan took time from running his global empire to talk to reporter Laura Stace about his past achievements and the vision for Brightstar as they embark on their next 15 years and beyond.To read the full article and the rest of the Miami Today issue, GO TO e-MIAMI TODAY, an exact replica of the printed edition. To read this profile article in its entirety, subscribe to e-MiamiToday. With the e-MiamiToday you will be able to read the entire contents of Miami Today online exactly as it appears in print. –> Or order this issue, to receive a regular printed copy of this week’s Miami Today. You may also subscribe to the printed edition of Miami Today to receive the newspaper every week by mail. If you are reading this in Miami Today’s “Online Archive” as an archived web page and would like to see the entire article that was published, call Miami Today, 305-358-2663 and ask for the Circulation Department.   Top Front Page About Miami Today Put Your Message in Miami Today Contact Miami Today © Copyright 2013 Miami Today designed and produced by Green Dot Advertising and Marketingvar gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src='” + gaJsHost + “’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-4990655-1”);pageTracker._initData();pageTracker._trackPageview();