When talking of rags to riches stories in Brazil, it is hard not to mention BMG executive Marcio Alaor. As the vice president of the bank, many may think that he has been living in the lap of luxury, but he actually come from less than perfect beginnings at the start of his career.
Starting out, Marcio Alaor was nothing more than a service individual. He serviced the executives of big banks and companies by shining their shoes. He wanted them to know that they were worth a good shoe shining job and made sure that he always did the best that he could while shining shoes. He also knew that working hard would allow him to get as far ahead as possible when it came to the career that he wanted to have. There were many things that he could do while he was working as a shoe shiner and one of them was to provide the best service to his clients.
One of his clients, an executive at BMG bank, liked the way that Marcio did his job. He knew that the job was something that was not easy and something that did not come with a lot of clout, but he always managed to do the job well. The executive began regularly seeing Marcio Alaor and eventually started a friendship with him. He learned that the young man was very driven and that he would do what it took to get where he wanted, even working unusual hours for long periods of time.
The executive asked Marcio Alaor to work at the bank with him. He did not think that the young many would be able to handle the rigors of an executive position, so he gave him an entry-level banking position. This was something that he thought anyone would be able to do and saw that Marcio Alaor was able to succeed in it. He knew that the man was driven and had a feeling that he would be able to make his way to the top and be one of the executives of the banking world.
He was right. Marcio Alaor eventually worked his way through the different positions of the bank. He was constantly being promoted and continued to deliver no matter the position that he was doing. Because of this, he became one of the fasted promoted individuals at the bank. He eventually became the vice president of the company. He proved his mentor right and showed him that he was able to be successful as the vice president. He also knew that he would be able to make the bank a better place for the employees as well as the bank’s clients.