Ms. Claudia M. Tomaselli, founder and co-director of TVZ International

Ms. Tomaselli’s excellent interpersonal and communication skills and attention to details led her to the management of the Marketing Department of the company. Expert in International Trade Promotion and New Businesses Development she also manages the trade events and commercial intelligence activities of the company, monitoring, coaching, and guiding the in house and associated business analysts from day one to the end of each project, guaranteeing the standard and quality of the customized services offered by the TVZ.

Prior to founding TVZ, Ms. Tomaselli held such positions as: the Interim Director and Deputy Director of the Council of Great Lakes Governors Brazil Office (CGLG) representing and promoting the exports of the States of Indiana, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in this country, having initiated her activities with this organization since it was established in Brazil back in September 1997; the Special Assistant to the US Commercial Center’s Director at the US & Foreign Commercial Service (US Consul General); Trade Event Assistant at the USFCS; Founder and Director at CMT Design, a Design and Promotional Event company.

In 1990 Ms. Tomaselli, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Communication and Industrial Design from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) in São Paulo, Brazil, and naturally supervises all the projects in the creative industries.

In addition to her native Portuguese, Ms. Tomaselli is fluent in English and has conversational and reading/understanding skills in French, Italian and Spanish. Ms. Tomaselli has two nationalities Brazilian and Italian.

Ms. Vânia Zulatto, founder and co-director of TVZ International

brought to the company 15 years of experience in working with US companies and US government agencies. Ms. Zulatto is TVZ’s financial and administrative director responsible for company’s finance strategies that require significant investment, and for all the office’s budgetary, personnel and administrative aspects. With an extensive experience in Trade Event organization, Ms. Zulatto is also responsible for coordinating the Trade Missions and Corporate events organized by this company. Prior to founding TVZ in December 2004, Ms. Zulatto has worked with the Council of Great Lakes Governors since February, 1998 and has assisted the CGLG member state companies to improve and expand their exports, by establishing partnership agreements like technology transfers, joint ventures, distribution, and representation agreements in several Brazilian industry sectors.

Ms. Zulatto was previously associated with the USFCS in São Paulo, Brazil, as a Co-Manager of the Trade Events Unit. Her activities included the coordination of all trade fair events on a country-wide basis, including assisting the Trade Fairs Unit Director in event recruiting, negotiation of trade fair space and price with prospective exhibitors. Ms. Zulatto has also nine years of experience in the private sector, acting as Buyer for Alternativa Produtos Naturais e Integrais, a health food store where she was responsible for the purchase and pricing of approximately 2,000 items. She is an expert in the segment for processed and organic food for TVZ International having established an outstanding network with the local importers and distributors active in this sector.

Ms. Zulatto, speaks Portuguese and English fluently, received her Bachelor´s Degree in Social Sciences from The Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil, and graduated in Visual Communication at Escola Panamericana de Artes in São Paulo.