BR Partners

Team

Meet our hard working team

Investment Banking

Ricardo
Lacerda

Founding Partner and
CEO of BR Partners

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 Getúlio Vargas, and holds a Masters in Finance from Columbia University of New York (1996).

Jairo
Loureiro

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).

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 (USP) (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 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 graduated in Business Administration at Fundação Getulio Vargas and received his Master's in finance degree from London Business School (2010).

Gustavo
Fumachi

Vice President

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

Victor
Marsal

Vice President

Previously, he worked in M&A and corporate finance at Centria (2019-2020), Conext Partners (2016-2019), the BI&P investment bank (2013-2016) and Voga (2008-2013). He graduated in Economics from Fundação Getúlio 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 (USP) (2015).

Paulo
Mattos

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 Getúlio 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). Shes graduated in Business Administration from Insper (2018).

Luis
Gandolfi

Analyst

He joined the team in 2019. Previously he worked as a stock analyst at XP Investimentos. Graduated in 2018 in 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).

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).

Capital Markets

Danilo
Catarucci

Partner and Managing Director

Previously, he worked as Senior Transactor at XP Investimentos (2011-2012), was 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 at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and in Economic Sciences at Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade da Universidade de São Paulo. Danilo is certified by CFA Institute

Gustavo
Guedes

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 Universidade de São Paulo (2005) and holds a Masters in Economics and Finance from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo (2011).

Marcella
Marcondes

Associate

She joined the team in 2016. She graduated in Business Administration at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (2017).

Maria
Gabriela

Analyst

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

Sales & Trading

Marcelo
Costa

Partner and Managing Director

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 was responsible for the Derivatives Desk of Banco Safra (2013 - 2015). Before joining Safra Bank, he served 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 Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo (MPFE - 2010).

Bachir
Chaouiche

Vice President

Prior to joining BR Partners, he worked at Banco Santander as Derivatives Corporate Sales (2016-2019) and FI Structured Products Sales (2013-2016). He also worked at Banco Bradesco as Derivatives Sales for Large Corporates (2009-2013) and at BFRE (2008-2009). Bachir holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Insper (2009) and a Master’s Degree in Economics from Insper (MPE – 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 University of São Paulo (2017).

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.

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).
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