Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Marcelo Claure is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Brightstar, the world's largest specialized wireless distributor and leading service-provider to the wireless industry. Since its founding in 1997, Claure has grown Brightstar into a global business, with US$ 6.3 billion in net revenue for the year ended 2012. Brightstar has a local presence in over 50 countries on six continents and delivers its products and services to over 50,000 customers in 125 countries. Forbes Magazine has recognized Brightstar as one of the largest privately-held companies in the US, listing it 58th in 2012. Brightstar has also been recognized as the largest Hispanic-owned business in the US in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012. Claure earned international recognition for his entrepreneurial skills and innovative spirit. He is a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honoured him with a Lifetime Achievement Award and Miami Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez proclaimed 22 March 2013 “Marcelo Claure Day”.