Brightstar Corp. CEO Recognized for Business Leadership in South Florida

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The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFHCC) awards Brightstar CEO Marcelo Claure today with a lifetime achievement award. Claure launched a wireless phone business in 1997 that has become the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a leading provider of services to the wireless industry.

Brightstar Corp. provides wireless value-added distribution services, wireless supply chain optimization services, handset insurance and protection, device buy-back and trade-in services, multi-channel retail solutions.

Brightstar CEO Marcelo Claure

This award is less about an individual and more about the tremendous effort so many talented and energetic people have put forth over the years to make Brightstar a global wireless leader.

Marcelo Claure, Chairman and CEO of Miami-based Brightstar Corp., will be honored by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFHCC) with a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the organization’s Hispanic Leadership Awards.

The award recognizes Claure’s business and community leadership as a Hispanic entrepreneur. Claure launched a wireless phone sales business in 1997 that has become the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a leading provider of services to the wireless industry.

Today, Brightstar Corp. distributes mobile devices and accessories in more than 110 countries and provides services to 200 mobile operators, and 30,000 retailers, e-tailers and dealers worldwide. The company has also expanded beyond distribution, and is a growing world leader in value-added services for wireless device manufacturers, operators and retailers.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the SFHCC, as it represents the best and brightest Hispanic leaders in the community,” said Claure. “This award is less about an individual and more about the tremendous effort so many talented and energetic people have put forth over the years to make Brightstar a global wireless leader.”

Claure’s father, Rene Claure, will accept the award at a banquet today, starting at 11:45 am at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa located at 4400 NW 87th Avenue Miami, FL 33178.

The Hispanic Leadership Awards is a signature event of the South Florida Hispanic Chamber and recognizes individuals that provide excellence in different fields within the Hispanic market of South Florida. These individuals, companies and organizations have worked and volunteered within their community to help improve and make our city a better place to live, work and play.

About Brightstar
Brightstar is the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a leading global services company, serving mobile device manufacturers, wireless operators and retailers, with a local presence on six continents. Brightstar’s industry-leading services include value-added distribution, supply chain solutions, handset protection and insurance, buy-back and trade-in solutions, multi-channel retail solutions and financial services. Annual revenues were US$6 billion for the period ended September 30, 2012. The company is ranked #58 on the Forbes 2012 List of America's Largest Private Companies. Brightstar is also the largest Hispanic-owned business in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.brightstarcorp.com.

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