Meet the Zaniac Team

Flavia Naslausky

Flavia Naslausky

Co-President

Flavia is the Co-President of Zaniac. In her professional life, Flavia Naslausky has always been involved in the Financial Markets focused mainly on Emerging Markets.

Flavia currently works as Director of Latin American Currency Strategy at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Stamford, CT, covering economic and financial market developments focused mainly in Latin American (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico). She travels regularly to the region and markets her strategy product regularly in Europe and Asia. She is regularly quoted for her FX Strategy insights in major media sources including the FT, WSJ, Barrons, Reuters, Bloomberg and various business newspapers across Latin America including Valor, Estadao and O Globo.

Prior to her work at RBS, in 1999 Flavia worked at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York in the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Research Group where she covered the electricity, steel and chemicals industries. She also worked as a Fixed Income Credit Analyst covering Latin America at Coutts Bank New York (1997-1998) and Credit Analyst in the Emerging Markets Group at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (1995-1997) focused on financial institutions.

Flavia holds Bachelor degrees in Economics and Political Science from NYU. As the daughter of a Brazilian diplomat, Flavia had the opportunity to live in different parts of the world as she was growing up. She lived in Argentina, Brazil, and Belgium and spent much time in Denmark, Italy and Bolivia. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and French.

Flavia has been involved with the BrazilFoundation which is a non-profit with the goal of generating resources and innovative solutions to challenges faced by communities throughout Brazil. Flavia now resides in Riverside, CT with her husband and two kids.


camilla gazal

camilla gazal

Co-President

Camilla Gazal is the Co-President of Zaniac. She is a hospitality business professional with strong experience in finance, communications, and analysis. Highly skilled at interpersonal relations, multilingual and expertise with international clientele. She was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and has been living in the United States for the past 13 years. Camilla now resides in Riverside, CT with her husband and her three kids, Frederico, GiGi and Leo.

In 2013, Camilla received her Masters Degree in Hospitality Industry Studies with concentration in brand management from NYU. Related courses work included Hotel Management Fundamentals, Customer Relationship Management, Revenue Strategies, Strategy Formulation and Decision Making, and Brand Management Strategies.

Camilla received her B.A. from FAAP, a local university in Sao Paulo, and worked as a trader for the former bank Unibanco, a renowned financial institution in Brazil that was acquired by Banco Itau, today one of the largest financial institutions in Latin America. She continued her career in the financial markets after moving to New York City in 2000 where she worked for BBVA Securities and Santander Securities as a senior vice president in fixed income sales. Camilla’s responsibilities included the marketing of fixed income products to new institutional clients in Canada, Central America, Caribbean and South America. As part of her role, she traveled extensively to those regions to manage relationships with Central Banks and institutional investors.

Camilla has traveled extensively for business and pleasure throughout Western Europe, US, Central and South America and is currently a volunteer with the Patient Satisfaction Program in the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at the WestChester Medical Center. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and has working knowledge of French and Italian. Her hobbies include skiing, tennis and horse back riding.


Paul Zane Pilzer

Paul Zane Pilzer

Founder and Chairman

Paul Zane Pilzer is a college professor, economist, social entrepreneur, and the author of nine best-selling books published in 25 languages.

Paul graduated Lehigh University in three years and received his MBA from Wharton Business School in 15 months at age 22. He became Citibank’s youngest officer at age 22 and its youngest vice president at age 25. He was appointed a professor at New York University at age 24 where he taught for 21 years and was five times voted “best teacher.”

He served as an appointed economic advisor in two White House administrations and has been featured on the cover of more than 100 publications, including the front page of The Wall St. Journal. He has a particular fascination with educating students on both sides of the bell curve.

Pilzer has started, and/or taken public, six companies in healthcare and K-12 education with a combined market capitalization of $1 billion, but his “best assets” are his wife Lisa and their four children ages 13, 11, 10, and 9 who are all avid surfers, snowboarders, mountain bikers, and chess players.

For more on Professor Pilzer, visit Wikipedia or paulzanepilzer.com.