Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was a monolith-like figure in the leadership of Banco Bradesco, a Brazilian bank that is larger than all of its private domestic competitors with the exception of one. After all, it only makes sense that some who had worked for the Brazilian financial institution since 1969 would eventually make it up to the top of the organization; Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi managed to do just that by trying harder than others, never giving up at work, doing the little things right, and having success in getting along with other people.
When he was 17, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi had applied for his very first job. That occupation turned out to be a bank teller or clerk. Mr. Trabuco quickly got the job after presenting himself for an interview following the hiring manager’s request. From the age of 17 until – well – today, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has consistently remained loyal to one of Brazil’s hottest and longest-lasting banks – Banco Bradesco.
While working as a teller at Banco Bradesco – at the time, he had absolutely no idea that he had any potential to move up within Bradesco’s corporate ladder, let alone to the next position above the spot of bank teller – the lowest spot on the figurative totem pole of any Bradesco branch – though he would within weeks of turning 19.
From the age of 17 to 21, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi even went to school in hopes of doing bigger things than would reasonably be possible without such a degree in whatever field he decided to stick with – if any. The faculty department he earned a degree from is the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences, and Letters – today, the aforementioned school is nonexistent, though it has long since been changed to the name of UNESP – Sao Paulo State University.
Recently, Mr. Trabuco lost his spot as CEO of Bradesco despite performing reasonably well over his nine-year stint with the Brazilian financial institution. However, Mr. Trabuco is glad to know that he’s still the President of Banco Bradesco.