Patrick Gontier

Executive Partner. An engineer graduated from Universidade Paulista, he was an analyst, trader, treasury manager and investment funds manager with Bank Boston (Jan-1991 to Jun-1997). He is a former deputy director of Banco Boavista Interatlântico (Jul-1997 to Sept-2000), where he managed proprietary positions in sovereign and corporate external debt fixed-income securities in emerging markets, and was in charge of commercial pricing of all foreign transactions, as well as of the distribution of foreign liabilities and structured transactions area. He is a former executive superintendent of Banco Bradesco (Oct-2000 to Dec-2006), where he supervised the trading desk (interest rate, inflation, Bovespa and foreign markets) and the sales desk (corporate, institutional and private clients), and was in charge of creating treasury products and funding proprietary external debt. He was also a member of the Credit Committee. He was the Executive Director in charge of treasury with Banco Bradesco de Investimentos BBI (Jan-2007 to Nov-2008), where he assumed proprietary positions in domestic and foreign markets (interest rate, inflation, currency, fixed-income and variable-income securities) and was in charge of the sales, domestic and foreign primary offering, products, strategy and economic research areas.

Jorge Schreurs

Executive Partner. A Business Administrator graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, having studied leadership and general management at the Harvard Business School, he has been an officer of Brava Partners and acted as an Advisor with Palladium Equity Partners, an American investment company, for businesses in Brazil. He has previously founded and managed NEWCARE Produtos para a Saúde, acquired by Mantecorp in 2007. He has a long career in Information Technology, Internet and Consumer Products, having held positions as Marketing Director of Johnson & Johnson and CEO of Compaq Computer Brasil, where he led the company from its foundation through its market leader position, with an annual income of US$500 million after 5 years of activity. He has also acted as CEO of and President of the Consumers Division of Roche Pharmaceutical for Latin America.

Roberto Galinari

Executive Partner. Economist graduated from Fundação Álvares Penteado, in São Paulo. Graduate studies in Finance and MBA in Foreign Trade and International Transactions from the University of São Paulo. Over 15 years of extensive experience in the financial market, and a portfolio manager accredited by CVM. He started his career in the treasury department of Banco Bradesco (Sept-1991 to Nov-2004), having performed several duties, among which foreign exchange, interest rate and commercial desks, focused on the derivatives and fixed-income markets, in charge of risk management, structured transactions, offerings in the international market and pricing (commercial area). He has worked as a foreign exchange and derivatives trader with Infinity Asset Management (Nov-2004 to Dec-2006), and pursued a career as an investor in the financial market.

Eduardo Cancian

Head of M&A. A finance professional with 14 years of experience in capital markets, corporate finance and financial advisory. He was in charge of Avitt Brasil’s M&A department, having acted in the insurance, capital goods and technology sectors, among others. He has previously been a sell-side analyst with Itaú BBA, covering the Power and Sanitation sectors. He has also worked in the multinational corporations Enron and Duke Energy, in activities related to the development of power generation projects and power purchase and sale transactions. He holds a Business Administration degree from FEA-USP and graduate degrees in Finance, from Ibmec São Paulo/Insper, and Controlling, from Fipecafi.

Roberto Gomez

Commercial. Civil Engineer graduated from Mackenzie, with a graduate degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He is also a partner of Ecnex Serviços Técnicos de Informática and Eaglesports Eventos e Marketing Esportivos. He has acted as officer in the business area of ZPG Participações in the construction, shopping center and parking companies division. He has worked in the general restructuring of the commercial and budgets area, and was in charge of the supplies area of Construtora Fundasa (1988-1994). He is also a former construction engineer of Construbase Engenharia (1982-1988).