Meet Louis Spagnuolo

Businessman, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Louis David Spagnuolo is a successive entrepreneur and a captain of industry, who has been blessed to have the opportunity of living the American Dream.

    “Don’t waste time looking for help. Life is hard. Just bite the bullet and do it yourself.”
    Louis D. Spagnuolo

Mr. Spagnuolo currently serves as the Chairman of Illuminati Trust, LLC, a diversified monetization company with holdings spread across 37 industry verticals with an emphasis on insurance, private aviation, finance and technology. Throughout his career Mr. Spagnuolo has collaborated with industry titans, professional athletes, entertainers, national business leaders, heads of state and what he calls “countless genuinely fantastic people,” while sharing in the financial dreams of all his clients to the tune of more than $884 million in deal participations.

    “It takes a lot of little steps. The biggest myth is the thought that giant steps actually exist.”
    Louis D. Spagnuolo

Mr. Spagnuolo grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of first-generation Italian Americans. Starting from humble beginnings, Mr. Spagnuolo recites that his first job was at eight years old, stealing food from the back of restaurants to help feed his family. From the beginning, a relentless perseverance has always run deep through his veins and combined with an undying positive attitude have been cornerstones of his success. While in High School, Mr. Spagnuolo excelled at St. John’s Prep, an all-boy Roman Catholic High School on the North Shore of Boston, where he excelled in sports and various school activities. Upon graduating, he chose the University of Miami and studied finance. Without the typical financial support many other students had, Mr. Spagnuolo was relegated to becoming a security person/bouncer at many of the top nightclubs in Miami to help makes ends meet.

    “It was a pretty challenging upbringing, but it made me stronger and I think it built me into the man that I am today.”
     – Louis D. Spagnuolo

It was there at UM, that his fortunes began to shift. With three wealthy friends, he landed in the import/export business, exporting cell phone accessories to South America. Another friend led him into the technology industry during the dot-com explosion, followed by real estate investment and mortgage brokering during the euphoric real estate boom. But it was during his tenure at the Royal Bank of Canada where he began to uncover the secret to his greatest success: The INTERNET. Two venture capital companies later, he was well on his way to becoming a serial Internet entrepreneur and the rest, as they say, is history.

    “The key is to make deposits in everything you do…and then LUCK will come!”
    Louis D. Spagnuolo

Mr. Spagnuolo has been recognized in more than 278 major media publications, including Forbes, Fox Business News, BankRate.com, Associated Press, South Florida Business Journal, Palm Beach Post, Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Business Leader Magazine and South Florida Opulence. He is a nationally sought after expert in Internet Monetization, with an emphasis on asset acquisitions that can be leveraged to generate liquidity events.

    “Focus on the millions of things that can go right and commit yourself to being great in everything you do!”
    Louis D. Spagnuolo

As a result of his extraordinary efforts in business and the incredible opportunities that have been blessed upon him, Mr. Spagnuolo most recently became a vetted member of TIGER 21 (The Investment Group for Enhanced Results in the 21st Century). Tiger 21 is the premier peer-to-peer learning network for ultra high-net-worth investors in the world. More than 250 TIGER 21 members collectively manage approximately $24 billion in investable assets. Members are entrepreneurs, CEOs, inventors, and top executives with backgrounds in financial services, real estate, industrial and consumer goods, legal services, and more. In 2013, Mr. Spagnuolo was named Brand Ambassador of North America, for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, where his role is to promote the brand at exclusive events throughout the country and to welcome new Rolls-Royce purchasers into “The Rolls-Royce Family.” Additional honors and awards include Mr. Spagnuolo being named to the Marquis Who’s Who in Finance, a Business Leader Magazine Award Winner and a Business Leader Movers and Shakers Award Winner.

    “I have been criticized, laughed at and ridiculed, but in the end I have done ok.”
    Louis D. Spagnuolo

Entrepreneurial Business Ventures

“I have failed more like a thousand times…but I have learned from each and every one of them, to help become the man I am today.”

Louis D. Spagnuolo

Insurance

CEO of www.VipRiskAdvisors.com
Partner in www.MDWinsurance.com

Mr. Spagnuolo has two synergistic Internet companies that represent the diverse interests of ultra-high-net-worth individuals. Through these entities, he has written insurance policies for nearly every high-end asset imaginable from prominent art collections and oceanfront mansions to international polo grounds, legendary race tracks, exotic cars, private jets and oil tankers. He has written policies in excess of $200 million for a singular asset and more than $2 billion for cumulative assets.

Aviation

Principal of www.privatejet.com

In recent years, Mr. Spagnuolo has taken an interest in the private aviation sector. PrivateJet.com is a worldwide private jet charter service of which he is Chairman. PrivateJet.com is the premier web portal for all things related to living and traveling in the “Uber Lifestyle.” Mr. Spagnuolo is changing the true future of private aviation as we know it. The combined forces and talents provided by such a universal web application is the gateway to all the very best things in life… all from utilizing a ground breaking iPhone/Android application to help transport you there from the palm of your hand.

Technology

CEO of www.dontlookmedia.com

Mr. Spagnuolo is C.E.O. of Don’t Look Media LLC, a highly recognized privately held Internet Monetization Company that owns and operates more than 4,000 intellectual property assets throughout 47 unique verticals. These include domain names, technology patents, trademarks, copyrights, telephonic properties and exclusive licensing rights to many high-value intellectual properties. DontLookMedia.com specializes in leveraging assets that can be developed to create future liquidity events, which often times create perpetual revenue streams.

Current projects include: www.WomensClothes.com, www.HuntingEquipment.com, www.DrunkDriving.com, ww.CollagenSupplements.com , www.BackgroundCheckSearch.com, www.ConsumerCounseling.com, www.TaxAttorney.com. www.DivorceAttorney.com, www.MortgageRefinancing.com, www.PrivateInvestments.com, www.LifeInsurancePrograms.com, www.CancerInsurance.com, www.NassauHotels.com, www.DocumentShredding.com,

Giving Back

Giving Back to the Community

Despite the time and energy it takes to run multiple global businesses, Louis Spagnuolo also manages to be actively involved in philanthropy and charitable causes, giving back to the organizations close to his heart.

 Mr. Spagnuolo has been a Board Member for Habitat for Humanity International, helping to build and renovate homes in partnership with community leaders and like-minded individuals with an altruistic goal of eliminating substandard housing by making decent, affordable housing a matter of conscience and action in our communities.

Mr. Spagnuolo has also served as a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County whose fundamental goal is ensuring the safety of children in his community. And he collaborates with Make a Wish, making terminally ill kids wishes come true.

Mr. Spagnuolo has also dedicated his time and resources to charities such as the Special Olympics, Caring Bridge Treatment For Children’s Cancer, Camp Fiesta Children’s Caring Center, Haven House For Boys, Stop Hunger, I Have A Dream, Charley’s Fund For The Treatment of Duchene, Muscular Dystrophy, Orphans of War Campaign, Broward County Alzheimer’s Association and One Family & Disease Society.

    “Life is short. Focus on what really matters. Results!”
    Louis D. Spagnuolo

Blog/News

Posted 7/1/2014

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VRA INSURANCE TO INSURE THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE CIGARS IN THE WORLD’S LARGEST HUMIDOR

Fort Lauderdale, FL (July 1, 2014) — VRA Insurance, trusted providers of insurance solutions for unique and significant high-end assets, is setting a new record by insuring the world’s most expensive cigars in potentially the world’s largest humidor.

 

Considered the Rolls Royce of cigars, Gurkha Cigars are known for limited release and rare tobacco products with outstanding and artistically-oriented packaging. Most recently, the company made headlines for producing the world’s most expensive cigar, the His Majesty’s Reserve (HMR) that retails for nearly $20,000 a box of 20. And now Kaizad `Hansotia, owner of Gurkha Cigars, has asked Louis D. Spagnuolo, CEO and risk management expert with VRAInsurance.com VRA Insurance to underwrite its three-room, temperature-controlled, 9,000-square-foot humidor, possibly the world’s largest humidor, located inside its expansive 25,000-square-foot facility in Tamarac, Florida.

 

“Humidors typically aren’t insured,” said Spagnuolo, “but then again, most humidors aren’t 9,000 square feet with a value in excess of $5 million. There are many aspects to consider when underwriting a perishable product such as cigars. We look at the owner’s experience, the storage and handling and the extent of the collection. Then we look at the risk involved for possible harm to the product and create a replacement value for both the cigars and all other contents.”

 

In this case, the owner’s experience was truly exceptional, he said. “The storage is temperature controlled at 64 degrees with 74% humidity and the handling is limited to a select group of pre-designated people who have been trained to go beyond industry standards. There are back-up systems to mitigate risk, such as back-up generators and humidifiers and we were able to create an acceptable replacement value in the event of a catastrophe.”

 

“It was fortuitous meeting Louis,” said Hansotia. “He originally came to us looking to buy a box of the HMR cigars to celebrate a professional milestone. After touring our facility, he completely understood our needs and was able to provide the insurance solutions to protect our unique assets.”

 

Established in 1887, Gurkha Cigars are steeped in legend and rich in history. They were named after Nepalese warriors whose bravery impressed the British soldiers. The company was purchased by Hansotia in 1989 with the intention of giving the cigars as unique gifts to customers of his family’s watch business. Since then, the company was reborn and became one of the most famous brands of luxury cigars in the world. Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Carlos Slim and an assortment of global dignitaries, world leaders, government officials and celebrities as well as the Special Forces and Seal Team Six are all clients. Having extraordinary quality, premium blends of tobacco and a reputation for unparalleled excellence, Gurkha now offers 48 distinct brands of cigars with plans to launch an even rarer and more expensive cigar reputed to be infused with an extraordinary cognac and carrying a price tag of $75,000 a box. The Gurkha Cigar Group Inc. is located at 6600 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. For information, call 305-593-2254 or visit www.gurkhacigars.com

VRA Insurance is a trusted advisor who provides insurance solutions for high-net-worth individuals and families with significant assets to protect. They offer discretion and personalized first-class service that these clients typically require. They have relationships with premier insurance companies that can provide special insurance programs and a level of coverage and service that exceeds what is typical. Some of common coverages include: High Value Homeowners, Excess Flood, Builder’s Risk, Artwork, Jewelry, Employment Practices Liability, Domestic Staff Worker’s Compensation, Antique and Valuable Automobiles, Yacht, and Private Aviation. For information, visit www.vrainsurance.com or call 954-616-6400.

 

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Louis D. Spagnuolo is an experienced underwriter of unique assets. In addition to his position with www.VRAInsurance.com, he is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of www.IlluminatiTrust.com. He has launched a multitude of successful companies and currently his interests include insurance, private aviation via www.privatejet.com as well as being the Ambassador for Rolls Royce North America and representing the exclusive peer-to-peer learning group for high-net-worth individuals with www.TIGER21.com. He can be reached at chairman@illuminatitrust.com.

 

 

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Posted 6/3/14

New Start-up Socialvoucher.com has big potential

Strategic Partnership Already in Place to Take it to the Next Level

http://louisdavidspagnuolo.com/?page_id=110

Posted 5/9/2014

Try. Fail. Learn. Try Again. Succeed – Podcast featuring Lou Spagnuolo

http://themistakepodcast.com/?p=111
Posted 5/9/2014

Excuses for not buying life insurance and how to get over them


http://www.bestlifequote.com/blog/excuses-for-not-buying-life-insurance/

What Will Keep You In The Game?

Posted 5/5/14

“Their will never be a point in your life, when it will be the right time to do a great thing. If you wait for that perfect moment, that perfect time..it’s not going to happen. To be successful you have to create the perfect time, the perfect opportunity and that perfect situation. A lot of people become comfortable and they stop growing and stop wanting anything, which leads them to become satisfied. When you are not pursuing your goal, then all that is left is spiritual suicide. When you have some goal that you are striving for and fighting for, you will find out that you have some abilities and talents that you didn’t know you had. When the message of misery visits you, what are you going to do? What will keep you in the game? Unless you attempt to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. If you are waiting on your next door neighbor to make it happen, it may not happen. If you are waiting on your mother or your father, it may never get done. You don’t beg average people to be phenomenal. You don’t beg good people to be phenomenal. You just have to be phenomenal and you will attract phenomenal. What reason can you remember that you can call on that can make you get back up? Find that reason!

Everybody is against you and don’t believe in you anymore. Well let me tell you something…that’s a lonely feeling. Most people take their greatness and their ideas to the graveyard with them. If it was easy, everybody would do it. The wealthiest place on the planet is the graveyard. Because in the graveyard we will find inventions we were never ever exposed to. Ideas and dreams that never became a reality. Hopes and aspirations that were never acted upon.

When things don’t work out for you. When things happen that you can’t anticipate, what are the reasons you can think of that will keep you strong? It’s easy to be on the bottom. It doesn’t take any effort to be a loser, but it draws on everything in you and you have to harnish you will to say “I will challenge myself!”

Their are 86,400 seconds in a day and its up to you how you use them and what you do today is what you see who you are. The biggest enemy you have to deal with is yourself. If their is no enemy within then the enemy outside can do us no harm. So when life knocks you down, try to lye on your back because you can look up then you can GET UP! If you want something bad enough fight for it and work day and night for it.

When you die,  die on “E”. Leave no opportunity behind and no dream behind.

You will never get here if you give up, if you quit, if you give in. You have to want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, so never ever ever GIVE UP! -LDS”

“Fear is only in your mind…unless you misbehave [smiley].”

Louis D. Spagnuolo

 

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    “Be humble for all of your blessings.”
    Louis D. Spagnuolo