Ms. Joseph-Williams heads BrainCorp Inc. and has one goal in mind: to bring success to her clients. Her drive is a reflection of her set of values: ambition, risk, taste for challenges, and efficiency coupled with ethics and integrity. These combined core values have been useful in her business life and her career, including when she was appointed Chief Administration Officer of a Saudi conglomerate in 2008, which employed 100,000+ people around the world. She was the first female executive ever employed by the company, where she successfully administered all of the company operations. She was also the Managing Partner and Founder of two consulting organizations (Sowhat and Alter Logo) and previously worked with two major global firms, Group Courtaud Consultants and McKinsey, for clients in the manufacturing (Pechiney), retail (Sara Lee and Carrefour) and pharmaceuticals (Sandoz) industry. Ms. Joseph-Williams has become a popular, sought after keynote speaker on topics related to business, corporate strategy, new business development and related subjects as well as women empowerment. She is fluent in French, English and has passible Spanish and has worked in various countries, in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She is the recipient of several awards, including one from the President of the Philippines for her work in that country. She has been the sponsor of different initiatives to promote entrepreneurship and the involvement of women in business in France and England. For instance, in 2002, at the French Congress, she focused on the issue of obstacles raised by regulations to entrepreneurship and contributed to the awareness that led to new legislation facilitating access to financing. She has also published several books in France and, after moving permanently to the US in 2010, she has authored or contributed to numerous articles with a specific focus on multicultural differences in business and financing. Ms. Joseph-Williams studied at Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris, where she graduated with a Master in Law in 1984; followed by studies at l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris (Sciences-Po) with a major in Public Administration from 1984-1987; and then studied at CNAM & HEC where she graduated with a Diploma in Advanced Studies (Doctoral studies) in Organizational Development in 1992-93.
She is an active member of many professional and service organizations such as Rotary International.
Mr. Tolentino is in charge of the Asian offices of BrainCorp, focusing on Business Development and Operations. Graduate of economics and law, Philip Tolentino had worked for the Government of the Philippines for 15 years, on several Executive and highly Technical positions. Philip has been awarded by the Philippines Civil Service Commission for his integrity and honesty. During his tenure, he spearheaded the recruitment of 3,000 staff members hired to be in charge of the maintenance of the facilities of KAUST, a very cutting-edge university of Saudi Arabia, in a record time of more or less 30 days (in 2010). Over time, Mr. Tolentino has developed a strong expertise on Asian business affairs and on Asian economy. This seasoned businessman is specialized in different industries such as real estate, commodities, construction, as well as manufacturing. He has been one of the pioneers of family real estate business in the Philippines and he is currently member of the Board of Director of Manila Insurance Inc., a company established in 1917, which happens to be one of the oldest insurance companies in the Philippines.
Craig Rastello, C.P.A.
Craig Rastello is a CPA, in charge of the investment analysts’ team at BrainCorp. He supervises the analysis, assessment and review of financial models, projections and valuations of investment opportunities or acquisition targets. A good portion of his practice has been as a financial and management consultant to the hospitality, real estate, medical, transaction processing and manufacturing industries over the past 15+ years. Prior to working with BrainCorp, Mr. Rastello has previously served as Chief Financial Officer of TermNet Merchant Services, Inc., one of the largest non-bank Visa and MasterCard processing companies in the US. From 1973 through 1987, Mr. Rastello also held various operating and financial executive positions, with an investment group that served and/or acquired several retail chains.
Craig Rastello, C.P.A.
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