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The Aptos Way: Leadership Day in Milan

Last Friday several colleagues in our Milan Office participated in a leadership day with Julio Velasco, an Argentinian professional volleyball coach and Athletic administrator, who helped the Italian volleyball team win 2 World Championships, 2 European Championships and 5 World League titles.

The colleagues who took part in the development session included, in the photo ( from left to right) Massimo Solcia, Giorgio Crippa, Julio Velasco, Matteo Aglio and Stefano Montagnoli. Not pictured, but also participating were Enrico Frigeni and Enrico Doni.


Aptos Cares: A New Medical Clinic Opens in Bercy

As followers of Trending know, Aptos has long supported the efforts of Retail ROI and Lifesong for Orphans as they build a community in Bercy, Haiati, after the devasting earthquake almost a decade ago. This month marked a particularly meaningful milestone, as Bercy opened their new medical center to treat patients that otherwise would have had to travel 10 miles (most of them on foot) for care.

Already the center has treated more than 600 patients in the first three weeks. Incredible work done by incredible people. Congratulations, Team Lifesong!!!

Mastering the Art of Personal Development

Recently, two Aptos colleagues shared a pretty impressive milestone: they walked in the Georgia Tech commencement ceremony, as they both completed their advanced degrees at the same time.

Mostafa Alattar earned his Masters in Analytics, while George Tuan-Mu earned his Masters of Business Administration.

Congratulations to you both for these extremely impressive achievements, especially as you earned your degrees while doing great work at Aptos at the same time!

When in Rome…or Milan…

As the saying goes, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Aptos colleague Dave Sheekey travels so much, he may not always know where he is on any given day, but he at least knew he was in Italy last week on his birthday. He followed the Roman saying in fine form, too, despite being in Milan, when he celebrated his birthday in true Milanese style.

Looks like a bellissimo cake, Dave – hope you had a great birthday, and thanks for the pics, Jay Shields!

Aptos in Asia: Persevering to Get Clients Live

Three colleagues traveled to Bangkok recently to help Aptos client Central Group continue their implementation progress. In light of the Coronavirus scare, the team took extra precautions to remain healthy and safe.

Pictured here, persevering despite the challenges, are (from left to right) Luca MartinelliLuigi Distante and Nicolas Nesme. Daniele Bonura, not pictured, was with the team as well, (and was the photographer for this photo).  Thank you all, good luck with the project, and stay safe!

Aspire 2020: Colleague with Local Paper Makes Local Paper

Montreal-based colleague Richad Abuani brought his local paper “The Journal” with him to Aspire in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The paper got wind of him reading their news while there, and published this photo of him doing just that. Fellow Montreal resident and Aspire participant Caroline Bosse saw the story and shared the above photo of it with us at Now Trending.

Thanks, Caroline – and we can’t help but wonder if this counts as Richad’s 15 minutes of fame?   ;^)

Aspire 2020: Bonding with Sled Dogs

Some Aspire participants joined in a dog sled adventure through the Grand Tetons. They described the experience as an incredible way to bond with nature. Many also bonded with the beautiful dogs who acted as their guides through the wilderness, including Aptos colleague Gilbert Espinosa and his wife Sara, both pictured here along with some of the dogs on their team.

Gilbert is also the photographer who captured the dogs so beautifully in the other photos in this collage. Well done, Gilbert!!!

Aspire 2020: Appreciating Nature’s Wonder

One can’t help but be awed by the beauty and majesty of nature when visiting Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Aspire participants took every opportunity to stop and admire the view. Aptos Solution Principle Gilbert Espinosa captured this beautiful photo of a majestic bull elk as he paused from grazing, with many of the gigantic herd pictured in the background.

Aspire 2020: Loading the Sleighs

Our group from Aspire filled up three sleighs (including blankets to help protect people from the Wyoming winter!) at the National Elk Reserve. Pictured here are colleagues Mike Hughes (second from left) and Steve McQuoid (far right) with their wives Tanya (far left) and Marie-Therese (second from right), waiting patiently for their sleigh to fill up so they can get close to those beautiful elks!

Aspire 2020: Sleigh Ride with the Elks

Aspire participants spent an afternoon touring the national ELk reserve outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The 7,500 elks are not afraid of the horse-drawn sleighs, which allowed colleagues and their guests a chance to get up close and personal with the majestic and peaceful animals, as can be seen in this photo.