César DePaço's career in the nutraceuticals sector began in the late 1990s, with the founding of Summit Nutritionals International®.

However, the journey up until there was long and adventurous, both personally and professionally. César DePaço set out onto the unknown. His starting point was England, the country he was in at the time studying Psychology.

Upon completing his degree, César DePaço traveled around Europe and the world for a number of years. 

The young graduate got in the car that his father had gifted him and traveled thousands of kilometers. Along the way, he met and experienced different lives, cultures, and jobs.

After reaching the island of Cyprus and living there for a while, César DePaço decided to travel to Australia. To do that, he sold his car and bought a one-way ticket to another adventure.

In Australia, César DePaço, who already spoke Portuguese, English, German, Spanish, French, and even Italian, spent a few years selling encyclopedias. The money he made during that time allowed him to travel again, this time to Thailand.

After returning to the United States of America, César DePaço then spent two years working as a psychologist at the Hudson County Occupational Center in the state of New Jersey.

It was at this point that César DePaço's life took an enormous turn, and the businessman and philanthropist we know today was born.

Summit Nutritionals International®

It all started with the founding of Summit Nutritionals International®.

Summit Nutritionals International® is a North American company that is a leader in the manufacturing and selling of nutraceutical products.

The company specializes in chondroitin sulfate, an essential raw material used in food supplements, particularly those associated with joint and ligament health, both in humans and animals.

César DePaço created Summit Nutritionals International® upon realizing the potential of such a company. Since then, he made it his mission to guarantee strict quality control of its products and ensure customer satisfaction.

Summit Nutritionals International® is certified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the regulatory agency for food and pharmaceutical products in the United States of America.

Besides the New Jersey branch, the company has offices in Florida, Iowa, and Portugal and is active on five continents. Currently, it exports to countries such as Germany, Brazil, Mexico, and Japan, among others.

After the success that the company achieved worldwide, César DePaço - a recognized cynophilist - decided to expand his business even further. Thus, Droi-Kon® Chondroitin Sulfate was born.

Droi-Kon® Chondroitin Sulfate

Droi-Kon® is a registered brand of Summit Nutritionals International®, that uses the organic tissues extracted from animal cartilage to create a nutraceutical complement.

This premium product is a natural and water-soluble supplement that aids in the creation and maintenance of healthy cartilage around joints and ligament tissues.

The product developed by César DePaço’s company does not require a prescription and does not contain any allergens, being perfectly safe for a healthy diet and duly analyzed by the FDA - Food and Drug Administration.

Droi-Kon® Chondroitin Sulfate is a highly appreciated product among U.S. Law Enforcement agencies with K9 units, to enhance the mobility and protect the joints of their highly-active four-legged agents.

César DePaço's Philanthropy

Through the years, César DePaço's success in business has allowed him to develop a series of philanthropic actions. Using the influence acquired as a prolific entrepreneur, he gives voice and exposure to those in need.

Simultaneously, César DePaço makes use of his financial resources to make donations to numerous public and private organizations, and to help multiple Portuguese and North-American communities thrive.

Among the dozens of actions that he promotes every year, César DePaço is also recognized for his efforts in acquiring and training dozens of canine agents for different police departments and security agencies.

These endeavors have already earned him several distinctions and awards.


Diplomatic Positions of César DePaço

César DePaço's experience has also earned him an invitation to be the diplomatic representative of Portugal in the State of Florida.

Between the years 2014 and 2020, César DePaço was the Honorary Consul of Portugal in Palm Coast, where he represented and celebrated the Portuguese community.

César e Deanna DePaço com o Presidente da República, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa | César DePaço

César and Deanna DePaço with the Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

César DePaço com o atual Deputado da Assembleia, André Ventura | César DePaço

César DePaço with the Assembly Deputy, André Ventura

Duarte Pacheco, Teresa Morais, César DePaço, Maria J. Ávila, Ann Scott e Rick Scott | César DePaço

Duarte Pacheco, Teresa Morais, César DePaço, Maria J. Ávila, Ann Scott and Rick Scott

César DePaço recebe nomeação do departamento policial de Daytona | César DePaço

César DePaço receives Title from the Daytona Police Department

César DePaço e Luísa Pais Lowe, Cônsul de Portugal em Nova Iorque | César DePaço

César DePaço and Luísa Pais Lowe, Consul of Portugal in New York

César DePaço com Duarte Pacheco e esposa, e a ex-deputada Maria João Ávila | César DePaço

César DePaço with Duarte Pacheco and wife, and former deputy Maria João Ávila

César DePaço oferece reconhecimento a Duarte Pacheco | César DePaço

César DePaço offers recognition to Duarte Pacheco