11/29/2010 9:14:00 PM
Power 50 Profile: Marcelo Claure, president, CEO, chairman, Brightstar
Claure is a man who by all accounts rarely sleeps, such is his energy and penchant for meetings that run deep into the night to pursue his latest bold idea. The head of a distribution giant active in 15 countries, his most recent move has been to strike into the heart of mobile phone distribution in the UK. In choosing to do so, his influence cannot be denied. At a stroke he has changed the temperature in the distribution scene. Rival distributors have been unnerved and flocked to copy Brightstar’s focus on IT, married with mobile. It has been a slow start for Brightstar’s UK operations, but the ripples from these small beginnings are there for all to see.