It was not easy for the forty-three-year-old entrepreneur to get to where the cane to be. It did happen in an instant and it certainly did not just fall into his lap. David Zalik fought the good fight and obliterated the obstacles that stood in between his goals and himself. The determination on this CEO of GreenSky Credit is fierce and undying, and his story is available on the web to inspire all who want to traverse through the edges and the cliffs of being an entrepreneur so that one can rise above the mediocrity that mentality slaves the great majority of the people here in the USA and the rest of the world on a spectrum. David Zalik had two parents that were both born outside of the United States as he was as well. The parents he had felled in love in Israel and married to a baby named David Zalik. Before that, his mother was a struggling citizen of a communist country who had sent authorities to seize her and her family as they were trying to smuggle themselves from the tyrannical grasp of that corrupt government. His father was born and raised in the land of Argentina. As David Zalik grew older they all moved to the free lands of the United States where opportunity was rampant and abundant to those who chose to control their future for the better. David Zalik was one of those people who wanted a better future so at the age of only four through thirteen he learned and studied books in math. This prepared his young mind for an advanced placement in which he was granted to study at Auburn University where his dad worked as a teacher then. He agreed to the process and at thirteen passes the SATs and then a little later began his own business with computer repair and technology when the dot-com fiasco was just then breaking out. He then sold the business at three million at the age of twenty-two so that he could then start to invest inside of a business system that came to eventually become a green sky Credit which David Zalik is now the real CEO of.
Brazil is one of those countries that is overlooked and undervalued. When Brazil is brought up in conversation the city of Rio or the city of Sao Paulo come to mind, but Brazil is much more than both of those cities. Brazil is a delicate mixture of the old world and the new world. The old world still exists in the small towns and cities that make up the heart of the country.
Small cities like San Antonio, a small city in the southeastern part of Brazil gives the country the flavor of forgotten times. The population of that small city is a little more than 27,000, but it makes a lot of noise throughout the country. The noise comes from more than 50 fireworks factories that give the people a place to work.
Those old fireworks factories still employ people not machines to do most of the work, and the pay is less than any worker in the United Sates is paid. The people depend on each other for help when times get tough, and Brazil is going through one of those tough times now.
Thanks to people like Marcio Alaor, a hometown boy that went on to big and better things, the people of San Antonio know they will get through the recession and the inflation without losing everything. Bank Director and Vice President Marcio Alaor has made it his mission to help the city survive during the economic downturn. Alaor not only helps people get payroll loans, but he also donates his money and time to city causes.
The mayor of San Antonio, Luís Antônio Resende, thinks Marcio is an angel. When the town converted one of the old fireworks warehouses into a shopping mecca and added a food court, the mayor wanted to honor Alaor. The food court needed a name and Resende said there was no better name that Alaor in his small city. Alaor has supported the people and the city, and it was time for the city to support Marcio.
When Alaor got the news that his city, the city where, as a boy, he started shining shoes was going to name a food court after him he didn’t know what to say. But he did know. He was filled with gratitude and promised he would never stop helping the city where he got started in business. Alaor said he would continue to offer his services as a bank officer, and he would also continue to volunteer so the city could continue to growth in spite of the challenges.
The people of San Antonio are like the people in all small Brazilian cities. They help each other in any way they can.