BR Partners

Team

Meet our hard working team

Investment Banking

Ricardo
Lacerda

Founding Partner and
CEO of BR Partners Group

Ricardo Lacerda is the CEO and Founding Partner of BR Partners Banco de Investimentos since 2009. He was Head of Citigroup's Investment Bank in Latin America (2007-2009) and Brazil (2005-2009). Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs, where he held the positions of Chief Executive Officer in Brazil (2001-2005) and Vice President at Investment Banking in New York (1996-2001). He graduated in Business Administration (1990) and post graduated in Finance (1992) from Fundação Getulio Vargas, and holds a Masters in Finance from Columbia University of New York (1996).

Jairo
Loureiro

Co-founding Partner and
Managing Director

Previously, he served as Co-Head (2009) and Managing Director (2007-2009) of Citi Investment Bank in Brazil. At Goldman Sachs Investment Bank, he held the position of Vice President (2000-2007) and worked at Salomon Brothers in New York (1996-2000). He holds a BA in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (1990) and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (1996).

Fernanda
Gonzalez

Partner and Managing Director

Previously, she worked at Goldman Sachs Investment Bank in Brazil (2010-2013) and in New York (2008-2010). She also worked as Relationship Manager at Citibank (2002-2006). She graduated in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2001) and Economics from Universidade de São Paulo (2004) and took her MBA at Columbia Business School (2008).

Victor
Molchansky

Partner and Director

Previously, he worked in the Corporate Area of Pinheiro Neto Advogados - Corporate M&A and structured products (Debt & Equity) (2007-2012). Graduated in Law from Universidade de São Paulo (2010).

Carlos
Galves

Partner and Vice President

Previously, he worked at the Investment Bank of Caixa Geral de Depósitos in Brazil (2014-2016) and at Banco Votorantim (2010-2014). He graduated in Economics from Insper (2009).

Celso
Nishihara

Vice President

Previously, he worked in Investment Banking - M&A at Santander bank in Hong Kong and São Paulo (2014-2018), Private Equity at Darby Overseas (2011-2013), Investment Banking at ABN Amro in São Paulo (2007-2009) and in M&A Advisory at Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo (2004-2007). He holds a degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas and a Masters in Finance from London Business School (2010).

Gustavo
Fumachi

Vice President

Previously, he worked at M&A Boutiques: Focus Partners (2018-2020) and at G5 Partners (2013-2018), at Banco Safra (2008-2013) and at Unibanco (2007-2008), in M&A at PwC (2005-2007) and at E&Y (2003-2005). He graduated in Economics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (2004) and post graduated in Finance from FIA-USP (2005).

Victor
Marsal

Partner and Vice President

He previously worked in M&A and Corporate Finance at Centria (2019-2020), Conext Partners (2016-2019), BI&P investment banking (2013-2016) and Voga (2008-2013). He graduated in Economics from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2008).

Cesar
Epiphanio

Associate

Previously, he worked in Portfolio Management at Votorantim S.A. (2017-2019) and in Strategic Planning and M&A at Braskem S.A. (2011-2017). CFA charterholder since 2017, graduated in Business Administration from Insper (2010).

Gustavo
Papa

Associate

He joined the team in 2020. Previously, he worked in Portfolio Management at Votorantim S.A. (2016-2020), in M&A at Saint Paul Advisors (2014-2016) and at Ultrapar (2014). He graduated in Mechatronic Engineering from Universidade de São Paulo (2015).

Nicolas
Kriner

Associate

Previously, he worked in Prive Equity at BRZ Investimentos (2018-2020), Strategic Planning and M&A at Linde Gases (2014-2018) e FP&A at Monsanto (2012-2013). He graduated in Administration from Universidade de São Paulo (2014) and holds an MBA from Insper (2018).

Paulo
Mattos

Partner and Associate

He joined the team in 2016. He graduated in Economics from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2016).

Rodrigo
Costa

Associate

He joined the team in 2018. Previously, he worked in Boutiques de M&A B.A.M&A Corporate Finance (2016-2017) and Guilder Capital Partners (2017-2018). He graduated in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2016).

Lucca
Rello

Analyst

Joined the team in 2020. Previously worked at Pulsar Invest in the M&A area (2019 - 2020). Graduated in Business Administration from Insper (2020).

Felipe
Delmaschio

Analyst

Joined the team in 2019. Graduated in Business Administration from Insper (2020).

Gabriel
Accioli

Analyst

He joined the team in 2018. Previously, he worked at Stocche Forbes Advogados. He graduated in Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2019).

Gabriel
Nascimento

Analyst

Joined the team in 2019. Graduated in Business Administration from Insper (2020).

Giulia
Uliano

Analyst

She joined the team in 2019. Previously, she worked at EY in the area of Transaction Advisory Services with focus on Valuation (2018 - 2019). She graduated in Business Administration from Insper (2018).

Isadora
Yonamine

Analyst

Joined the team in 2020. Isadora holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Insper (2021).

Julia
Camargo

Analyst

Joined the team in 2021. Previously worked at Bradesco Asset Management (2019 - 2020). Graduated in Business Administration from Insper (2020) and in Accounting from University of São Paulo (2021).

Luis
Gandolfi

Analyst

Joined the team in 2019. Previously worked as Equity Analyst at XP Investimentos. Graduated in 2018 in Business Administration from Insper.

Matheus
Dallal

Analyst

He joined the team in 2019. He graduated in Administration and Economics from Insper (2019).

Paulo
Curry

Analyst

Joined the team in 2019. Graduated in Business Administration from Insper (2020).

Rafael
França

Analyst

Joined the team in 2020. Graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of São Paulo (2021).

Renan
Serafim

Analyst

Previously, he worked at Banco Plural's Investment Bank (2018-2020), in M&A at KPMG (2016-2018) and in Trade Finance at Citi (2013-2014). He graduated in International Relations from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado with a double degree from the University of Windsor (2015) and post graduated in Economics and Finance from Escola de Economia da Fundação Getulio Vargas (2017).

Santiago
Castañares

Analyst

Joined the team in 2020. Graduated in Economics from Insper (2021).

Financial Restructuring Advisory

Andrea
Amorim

Director

Previously, she was a founding partner at Lead Capital Partners (2019-2021). She worked in the area of Investment Banking at Banco BTG Pactual (2019), was an Executive Director at Banco BNP Paribas (2013-2018 and 2004-2007), worked in private debt origination at Banco BBM Bocom (2012- 2013), in origination and structuring at Banco Credit Suisse (2007-2012) and in credit analysis at Banco ABN Amro Real (2001-2004). He holds a degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas Foundation (2001) and post graduated in Finance also from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2003).

Fabiana
Balducci

Director

Previously, she was a founding partner at Lead Capital Partners (2019-2021). She served as a director at Credit Suisse (2006-2019). She also worked in the areas of Corporate Finance, Financial Institutions and Credit at BNP Paribas (2004-2005) and Bank of America (1994-2004) and in the Economic Department at Banco Itaú. She holds a degree in Economics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (1994) and received his MBA in Finance from Insper (2002).

Diogo
de Paula

Analyst

He joined the team in 2021. Previously, he worked in the area of Corporate Finance at FG/A (2014- 2021) and at Lead Capital (2021). He graduated in Business Administration from the University of São Paulo (2016).

Capital Markets

Danilo
Catarucci

Partner and Managing Director

Previously, he was a Senior Transactor at XP Investimentos (2011-2012), Partner at Pluribus Investimentos (2010-2011), Associate at Alvarez and Marsal do Brasil (2008-2010), Associate at Citigroup (2006-2008) and Analyst at BES Investimento do Brasil (2004-2006). He graduated in Business Administration from Escola de Administração de Empresas da Fundação Getulio Vargas and in Economics from Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade da Universidade de São Paulo. Danilo is certified by the CFA Institute.

Giovana
Cacilha

Analyst

She joined the team in 2021. Giovana has a degree in Environmental Engineering from Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos at the University of São Paulo (2021).

Livia
Endo

Director

Joined the team in 2021. Graduated in Law, with post-graduation in Corporate and Capital Market Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas. Previously worked in the Capital Markets and Real Estate/Finance areas of renowned law firms. He has extensive experience in the Securitization and Capital Markets areas, as well as in Structured. Structured Financing Operations

Lucas
Bordonco

Analyst

He joined the team in 2020. Lucas has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (2020).

Felipe
Celidonio

Associate

Previously, he worked at BTG Pactual (2015-2016) in Fund Administration, Credit and Securitization areas. He also worked in the management of Digital and Real Estate Credit Products and Assets. He joined XP Asset Management in 2017, working in the Management of Structured Credit and Real Estate Funds, became a partner in 2018 to 2021. He graduated in Business Administration from Insper (2012).

Lucas
Melo

Analyst

Previously, he served as Intern and Structuring Analyst at Cibrasec (2017-2019) and Management and Portfolio Analyst at Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário Veritá, of Fator Administração de Recursos (2019-2021). He graduated in Economics with an emphasis in Corporate Finance from Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado (2018).

Gustavo
Guedes

Partner and Associate

Previously, he held the position of Structuring, Risk and Product Manager at Cibrasec (2012-2019) and Credit Risk Associate at the Royal Bank of Scotland (2011-2012). He also worked in the Credit Risk area at Banco Itaú (2005-2011). He graduated in Economics from the University of São Paulo (2005) and holds a Master's degree in Economics and Finance from Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo (2011).

Maria
Gabriela

Analyst

She joined the team in 2019. She graduated in Engineering from Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia (2017).

Marcella
Marcondes

Partner and Associate

She joined the team in 2016. He graduated in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2017) and has a postgraduate degree in Financial and Capital Markets Law (LL.M) from Insper (2020).

Samuel
Santos

Associate

Previously served as Head of Project Finance/DCM at Banco ABC Brasil (2019 - 2021) and as Head of Credit Research (2018 - 2019) at the same institution. He has over 13 years of experience in the Financial Market. Graduated in Law from the Universidade de São Paulo, holds Portfolio Manager (CGA), Securities Analyst (CNPI) and CFA Institute (CFA) certifications.

Sales & Trading

Marcelo
Costa

Partner, Managing
Director and Head

Previously, he was in charge of the Fixed Income and Derivatives Sales area at Banco Espírito Santo (BES) in Brazil (2006-2012). Before joining BES, he was responsible for the Structured Products area at Standard Bank in Brazil (2004-2006) and worked in the Risk Management areas at Dresdner, WestLB and JP Morgan Banks (1997-2004). He graduated in Mechanical Engineering - Aeronautics from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (1996) and holds a Master's Degree in Mathematical Modeling Applied to Finance from FEA/IME - USP (2003).

Bruno
Tsuji

Partner and Director

Previously he served as head of the Derivatives Desk at Banco Safra (2013 - 2015). Before joining Banco Safra, he worked as Global Market Sales at Standard Bank (2010 - 2013). He graduated in Business Administration from the University of São Paulo (2004) and holds a Master's degree in Economics and Finance from Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo (MPFE - 2010).

Bachir
Chaouiche

Partner and Vice President

Previously, he worked at Banco Santander as Corporate Derivatives Sales (2016-2019) and Structuring Sales at the Institutional Desk (2013-2016). He also worked at Bradesco as Large Corporate Derivatives Sales (2009-2013) and at BFRE (2008-2009). He graduated in Business Administration from Insper (2009) and holds a Professional Master's in Economics from Insper (MEP - 2019).

Rafael
Coiro

Associate

He joined the team in 2018. He graduated in Economic Sciences from the School of Economics, Business and Accounting of the Universidade de São Paulo (2017).

Arnon
Golias

Analyst

Previously, worked at the Corporate Sales desk at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Joined the bank in 2021 and studied Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas.

Giovanni
Bianchi

Analyst

Prior to joining BR Partners, he worked at Morgan Stanley at Fixed Income Trading Desk. He also worked at Itaú as Senior Offshore Analyst. He graduated In Business Administration and holds a MBA in Capital Markets from FGV.

Lucas
Ramos

Analyst

Joined the team in 2020. Has graduated in Business at Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa (Insper) in 2021.

Investments

Jefferson
Kasa

Partner and Director

Previously, he served as Senior Associate at Lazard Investment Bank (2012-2014) and Private Equity at Banco Votorantim (2010-2011), Manager at Unibanco (2006-2008) and Consultant at Bain & Company (2003-2005). He graduated in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2004) and holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business (2010).

André
Engelstein

Analyst

He joined the team in 2019. Previously, he worked in Private Equity and Venture Capital at Bradesco BBI (2018-2019). He graduated in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2019).

Guilherme
Garcia

Analyst

Joined the team in 2021. Formerly, worked at the alternative investments area at Kardinal Asset Management. Graduated in Production Engineering at the University of São Paulo in 2021.

Regional Coverage

George
Casaes

Vice President

Mr. George Cesaes joined the team in 2021, holds a bachelor's degree in Law (1997) from PUC-MG and Accounting (1997) from UFMG. Previously, he worked for 28 years with structuring services for Investment Funds (REITs, FIP and FIDC), tax, corporate and succession planning, M&A operations and customer service for Wealth Management. In addition, he holds a Masters in Law (2004) from the Milton Campos Law School.

Management Committee

Ricardo
Lacerda

Founding Partner and
CEO of BR Partners Group

Ricardo Lacerda is the CEO and Founding Partner of BR Partners Banco de Investimentos since 2009. He was Head of Citigroup's Investment Bank in Latin America (2007-2009) and Brazil (2005-2009). Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs, where he held the positions of Chief Executive Officer in Brazil (2001-2005) and Vice President at Investment banking in New York (1996-2001). He graduated in Business Administration (1990) and post graduated in Finance (1992) from Fundação Getulio Vargas, and holds a Masters in Finance from Columbia University of New York (1996).

José Flávio

Partner and CEO of BR Partners
Investment Bank

Mr. José Flávio holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Centro Universitário UNA. He holds a specialization degree in Finance from Centro Universitário UNA. He has over forty years of experience in the financial market. He was CEO of BR Partners Banco until 2016, and returned in July 2021. He was Executive Director of Emerald Gestão de Investimentos (2008-2012) and Chief Financial Officer at Citibank (2001-2008).

Jairo
Loureiro

Co-founding Partner
and Managing Director

Previously, he served as co-Head (2009) and Managing Director (2007-2009) of Citi Investment Bank in Brazil. He was Vice-President at Goldman Sachs Investment Bank (2000-2007) and served at Salomon Brothers in New York (1996-2000). He holds a degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (1990) and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (1996).

Danilo
Catarucci

Partner and Managing Director

Previously, he was a Senior Transactor at XP Investimentos (2011-2012), Partner at Pluribus Investimentos (2010-2011), Associate at Alvarez and Marsal do Brasil (2008-2010), Associate at Citigroup (2006-2008) and Analyst at BES Investimento do Brasil (2004-2006). He graduated in Business Administration from Escola de Administração de Empresas da Fundação Getulio Vargas and in Economics from Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade da Universidade de São Paulo. Danilo is certified by the CFA Institute.

Marcelo
Costa

Partner, Managing
Director and Head

Previously, he was in charge of the Fixed Income and Derivatives Sales area at Banco Espírito Santo (BES) in Brazil (2006-2012). Before joining BES, he was responsible for the Structured Products area at Standard Bank in Brazil (2004-2006) and worked in the Risk Management areas at Dresdner, WestLB and JP Morgan Banks (1997-2004). He graduated in Mechanical Engineering - Aeronautics from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (1996) and holds a Master's Degree in Mathematical Modeling Applied to Finance from FEA/IME - USP (2003).

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