The SWFL Business Alliance is proud to announce our powerhouse guest speaker for the Thursday, July 21st, quarterly East Lee County networking meeting held in Lehigh Acres.
Clear your calendars folks and let’s welcome George W. Shaeffer, founder of dominant global consumer brand OPI® offering nail polish, nail care, and nail art worldwide, and Chairman and CEO of People’s Trust Insurance.
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This month’s speaker; George Schaeffer.
“Time is precious. As a businessperson, if you’re going to invest your time in something, it has to be worthwhile. That principle is exactly why the Southwest Florida Business Alliance prides itself on presenting truly exceptional speakers. “
- Butch Swank, SWFL Business Alliance President
George W. Schaeffer’s story is a unique and inspiring example of living the American Dream, filled with adventure, philanthropy, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Schaeffer moved to Los Angeles in 1981 and started a business that would ultimately become a dominant global consumer brand, OPI Products. He built OPI from the ground up and introduced the world to the nail lacquers now preferred by professionals and loved by customers.
As the company thrived, Schaeffer maintained a top priority of giving back to his community. He formed the George and Irina Schaeffer Foundation, which has donated millions to charities worldwide, including the American Heart Association, the Leukemia Research Foundation, and the National Lung Association.
After building OPI to be one of the top brands in the world, Schaeffer sold the company, and in 2014 assumed the role as Chairman and CEO of People’s Trust Insurance, a Florida-based homeowner’s insurance company he co-founded in 2008.
With more than 650 employees within its family of companies, People’s Trust has emerged as an industry leader currently providing protection to 115,000 policyholders throughout the Sunshine State.
As an integral foundation of the company, Schaeffer has instilled People’s Trust with his vision for building a respected and superior brand that provides the best value and encourages employees to treat customers the way they would want to be treated.
“I am incredibly excited for our group and our local community. We have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear expert advice on entrepreneurship in a small group setting where we can ask questions relevant to our own businesses!”
- Jesse Nadell, SWFL Business Alliance Committee Member & Local Advisor