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Francesco Gaetano Furnari Celebrated for Dedication to Entrepreneurship

Francesco Gaetano Furnari is an inspired business leader

It's impressive to see Mr. Furnari's journey, a second generation immigrant and a successful entrepreneur in the licensed collectible and specialty coffee industry.

    WESTON, FL, August 28, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Francesco Gaetano Furnari is a distinguished biographee of Marquis Who's Who.

He was recently spotlighted in New York City's Times Square on a 22-story screen that is passed by an estimated 1.5 million people daily. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are chosen from among a pool of the most prominent professionals and are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

It's impressive to see Mr. Furnari's journey, a second generation immigrant and a successful entrepreneur in the licensed collectible and specialty coffee industry.

As the Founder & CEO of Noi USA LLC and Wake up America Group, he has built a broad leadership experience, including accomplishments in the construction and bicycle industry in Venezuela and a successful tenure as a project engineer with Procter & Gamble.

In 2010, Mr. Furnari found inspiration in the Panini Group Italy, a renowned international company who manufactures historical licensed collectible books, magazines, stickers, and trading cards. Through the Panini sticker program and partnership, he brought the magic and tradition of Panini's World Cup collectible stickers and albums to the USA, creating a multi-generational phenomenon. Everything started with friends, family, and a cup of coffee.

NOI USA is a distinctive and interactive distribution company that combines innovative, affordable, and high-quality products with state-of-the-art grassroots marketing campaigns. They aim to provide joy and a lifestyle that connects with kids, teenagers, adults, and seniors, promoting the passion for sports in modern society. As a Preferred Panini Distributor since 2009, NOI USA has become one of the most reliable licensed sports and entertainment collectible product distributors in the USA, serving top chain retailers like Walgreens, CVS and others.

Under the brand of NOI CAFFE® Mr. Furnari markets his own signature brand of coffee, offering an Italian coffee experience. The product includes authentic Italian specialty drinks and is distributed through a partnership with Sysco Food, reaching offices, hotels, restaurants, and cafeterias.

Mr. Furnari's leadership success is also attributed to his exceptional academic achievements. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Universidad Simon Bolívar and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hartford in a combined program Paris-Hartford. Apart from his professional pursuits, he actively engages in diverse interests. As an avid soccer player, he enjoys interacting with children through the game and has been a head soccer coach with AYSO Region 644 and Weston FC. He is also involved in civic service as a founding member of a Non-Profit organization Prospects Del Futuro (PDF) Foundation Inc., which promotes sports in the USA.

Francesco an Italian, Venezuelan, American is the ultimate Panini sticker evangelist as described by CBS News and the durable 60 Minutes legendary prime-time TV program who produced a complete episode about the Panini Sticker Phenomenon.

Recognized for his hard work, achievements, and meaningful impact and contribution to the fabric of our Nation, Mr. Furnari was appropriately acknowledged by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and members of US Congress at the Hispanic Leadership Symposium held at the Library of Congress, Jefferson Building. His dedication to customer satisfaction and his partnership with major retailers like Walgreens and CVS have paved the way for the PANINI Sticker multi-billion-dollar Phenomenon in the US.

Looking ahead, the upcoming FIFA World Cup USA 2026 presents a remarkable opportunity for Mr. Furnari and his team to further expand their reach and make a significant impact. Soccer is one of the fastest-growing team sports in the United States, and the World Cup is the biggest pop culture event in the planet, drawing immense viewership and following from people around the globe.

The combination of the World Cup's immense popularity, the widespread passion for soccer in the US, and the accessibility of Noi Caffe and the Panini collectibles will contribute to a vibrant and engaging atmosphere during the tournament. It has the potential to enhance the overall fan experience, create lasting memories, and reinforce the power of sports in bringing communities together.

The Panini FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Sticker and Album Collection has already demonstrated its ability to unite generations and connect kids, teenagers, adults, and seniors through the love of sports and nationalism. It provides a way for kids to engage with sports and take a break from cell phones, fostering a positive and interactive experience.

Mr. Furnari's journey and the success of his ventures highlight his resilience, determination, perseverance, the power of not giving up and the Italian mindset of always helping others. Following his passion for coffee and sports, he has created a remarkable connection with people and continues to make a meaningful impact in modern society.

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