Roberto Santiago Brings Entertainment to Paraiba, Through the Manaira Shopping Mall

Roberto Santiago is the real definition of rising from grass to grace. For those who know him now, but don’t know his history, it would be really difficult to imagine that he once worked as a waiter at the café Santa Rosa. Even with his good education, he was humble enough to work at any job, but remained focused to his vision. He knew that one day he wanted to be a successful businessman and everything he did ensured that he was guaranteed of a successful future in business.


He studied at the Pio X-Marist College. Later on he attended the University Center of Joao Pessoa and undertook a business administration course. This education would come in handy when he first started working. It would give him the foundation he needed to venture into the real world of business.


As an employee of Café Santa Rosa, Roberto Santiago started saving. He would later come to use the savings in opening a cartonage business. By then, he had gained adequate experience in running a business. Therefore, it was pretty easy for him to adapt as an entrepreneur. His cartonage business did outrageously well in supplying cartons to packaging companies and by the year 1979, he had saved enough money to buy him a land in Joao Pessoa, his home town.


Two years after purchasing the land, the development of the Manaira Shopping complex was completed. The Manaira Shoping Mall is currently the largest mall in Paraiba and one of the most successful malls in the country. This mall has undergone over 5 expansions to date, rendering it a state-of-the-art mall with shopping, restaurant, banking and entertainment facilities.


The Manaira Shopping Mall is not your average shopping mall. In fact, the people of Paraiba consider it to be a mini city. This is because there is almost everything that you need- all in one place. It has a bank so that you can do all your banking transactions. And, there is even a college in the mall- Higher Education of Paraiba.


For entertainment, there are lots of activities to be enjoyed at the Manaira shopping mall. There is a huge gaming room containing a video gaming arcade and a total of over 200 games. Also, the gaming area has a bowling alley, so you know you will not be bored.


At Manaira shopping mall, there are 11 cinema rooms. Three of these cinemas are VIP. So, it accommodates even the high profile clients. The cinemas have a wide assortment of movies, which are shown in 3D. And, the arm chairs are comfortable enough to allow you enjoy your movie in without the need for a break. Also, they are arranged in a stadium style to give you the best view.


Livio Bisterzo Welcomes Leonardo DiCaprio And Stand Equity Partners Into HIPPEAS

HIPPEAS’ co-founder Livio Bisterzo recently announced that the company had received new investors including Leonardo DiCaprio and Strand Equity Partners. DiCaprio is an Oscar-winning Hollywood actor while Strand Equity Partners is a leading growth equity fund operating in the US.

Livio Bisterzo said that he was excited that Leonardo DiCaprio and Strand Equity Partners were joining the HIPPEAS family. He added that it was incredible that the snack brand was bringing on board partners who share its values and vision as it grows in both the UK and the US. He was enthusiastic to welcome the two new partners and looked forward to sharing the journey with them.

Strand Equity Partners’ co-founder and managing partner Seth Rodsky commented that HIPPEAS is not only a high growth company but also a differentiated brand that has grown a lot in a short time. He added that the brand’s unprecedented market traction was a testament to its product offering that combines creative flavor with nutrition. Rodsky stated that his company looked forward to partnering with Bisterzo and his entire talented management team.

The size of the investment from DiCaprio and Strand Equity Partners has not been disclosed. DiCaprio has further invested in Love in the Wild, a sustainable seafood brand. HIPPEAS makes organic chickpea puffs that come in six flavors including Vegan White Cheddar, Far Out Fajita, Maple Haze, Sriracha Sunrise, Happenin’ Hickory, and Pepper Power.

Livio Bisterzo

Italian entrepreneur Livio Bisterzo presently lives in Los Angeles with his family. Before settling in the US, Bisterzo first moved to the United Kingdom aged 18 to study at London’s University of Arts. Thanks to his marketing background, Bisterzo founded an events company in 2003, his first entrepreneurial venture.

He later proceeded to create a successful business portfolio that ranged from consumer brands like Little Miracles and Kyoku for Men to Hospitality brands like Maddox Club and Pollen St. In 2015, Bisterzo started Green Park Holdings to make innovative multi channel drinks and food brands. The company’s first brand was HIPPEAS, which launched in 2016.

Green Park Holdings aims to make a positive change in the food and beverages industry by creating premium, affordable, and better-for-you products. HIPPEAS partnered with Farm Africa to support Eastern Africa farmers build prosperous lives.

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Norman Pattiz, Executive Chairman of PodcastOne Announces Launch Of Newest Jericho Network Program, “Beyond The Darkness”

PodcastOne is the world’s leading podcast network that is advertiser-supported. This podcast network was founded by Norman Pattiz, who is also the founder of Westwood One, another radio giant. Currently, PodcastOne hosts over 200 popular podcasts such as Steve Austin, Adam Carolla, Eddie Trunk, Shaquille O’Neal, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Drew, Gabrielle Reece, Ross Mathews, Chris Jericho, just to name a few.


New Podcast Show

On December 19, 2016, Norman Pattiz announced the debut of a new paranormal podcast known as Beyond the Darkness. Beyond the Darkness is a relatively new show under the PodcastOne umbrella on the podcast network for the World Wrestling Entertainment Star, Chris Jericho. According to Norman, Chris Jericho is a distinguished member and jewel of the PodcastOne network. Apart from wrestling, Chris Jericho has successfully delivered comedians and is now concentrating on Beyond the Darkness. Learn more:


The podcast network features entertaining and enlightening conversations with world-renowned experiences as well as researchers who challenge our thoughts about angels, aliens, ghosts, demons, ghouls, monsters, miracles, and mysteries. Beyond the Darkness is hosted by radio host and author, Dave Schrader, and radio host and producer, Tim Dennis. The latest episodes are released every Monday on iTunes, the PodcastOne app and


Norman Pattiz

Norman Pattiz serves as PodcastOne’s Executive Chairman and Founder. Norman is also the founder of Westwood One, another radio-giant network which is one of the largest entertainment sports, and news provider in the Broadcast Industry. Pattiz was appointed by President Clinton to serve on America’s Broadcasting Board of Governors in 2000. In 2002, he was reappointed by President Bush to serve in the same capacity. This Board aims at overseeing all nonmilitary broadcasting services in America.


Pattiz was also in charge of launching the Arabic language television and radio services in America to the 22 Middle East countries as well as broadcasting the Farsi language to Iran. In 2009, Norman Pattiz was awarded the Giants of Broadcasting Award by the Library of American Broadcasting. He also got inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. In 2010, Courtside Entertainment Group was launched by Mr. Pattiz to produce quality programming. Towards the end of 2012, Norman launched his podcast show, PodcastOne which is now the leading revenue driver in audio on-demand programming. Learn more:


Norman also serves as the Chairman of the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Security Laboratories. He is also a member of the Pacific Council on International Relations and a Regent of the University of California. Learn more: