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Gabriel Schimmel

Medea

Gabriel Schimmel Gabriel Schimmel

Impact metric

130% growth in revenues since selection
“I saw an opportunity to transform a family business into a global fashion supplier.”
Country
Uruguay
Industry
Consumer
Employees
410
Year selected
2006
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Company Snapshot

Gabriel became CEO of his family’s traditional textile business in 2002. Since then, he has been transforming Medea into a company with a global reach. It now exports to 35 countries.

In 2004, Gabriel entered a joint venture in El Salvador with r-pac International Corporation, a US global outsourcer of choice for mass merchandisers. Through this venture, he launched a manufacturing facility and is currently supplying branded packaging and trim accessories to the world’s top mass merchandisers, retailers, and garment manufacturers, such as Wal-Mart and JC Penney. In parallel, he started a sales organization targeted at the European market that is in the process of evolving into another JV with r-pac.

Endeavor and Medea

Gabriel plans to increase his international activities. He is working with Endeavor to identify opportunities
for growth and to strengthen his global partnership.

In 2009, Gabriel participated in the Top 25 Program for Endeavor’s highest-impact entrepreneurs.

Gabriel has demonstrated commitment by hosting various network events.

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Endeavor Named Most Impactful Company in Latin America by LATAM Founders Network

March 29th, 2015 — by admin

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Endeavor Awarded the 2015 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership

March 31st, 2015 — by admin

In recognition of Endeavor's work providing support and mentorship to over a thousand high-impact entrepreneurs in 22 markets around the world, the organization has been named the recipient of the 10t…

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