Thiago is a highly qualified professional in the field of technology, boasting a rich career trajectory. Before embarking on his entrepreneurial journey, he lent his knowledge and skills to renowned companies such as Ericsson and Brasil Telecom. Later, he took a significant step in his career by founding Web Advisor Software, a technology company, and became a partner at BI Asset Management.
His academic foundation is both solid and diverse, encompassing a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the prestigious University of Michigan. Moreover, he has enhanced his management and finance skills with MBAs from George Washington University and FGV.
Thiago also commits himself to contribute to the growth and development of other organizations, serving as a board member for various innovative startups, including SalaryFits, Ingresse, Hands, and Nutrebem. Additionally, he is a member of YPO, a global community of leaders sharing experiences and knowledge.
With this rich and diverse background, Thiago stands out as a versatile and dedicated professional, constantly striving to make positive contributions to the technology sector and the companies he engages with.
Kadu has a rich career history, having worked across various technology companies including Microsoft and Ericsson, with roles spanning Latin America, Asia, and the United States. As a co-founder of Confrapar, he stands out as a pioneering figure in the Brazilian Private Equity (PE) Industry. Kadu played a pivotal role in orchestrating the sale of QuickLessons to the German conglomerate, Bertelsmann. His academic credentials are impressive, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from UFMG, complemented by an MBA from FGV. In addition to his professional achievements, Kadu actively contributes to corporate governance, serving as a Board Member at Fielo, Flapper, Unicoba, and Qlic.
Luísa, a distinguished law graduate from FUMEC University, further enhanced her legal expertise with a postgraduate degree in business law from IBMEC. Recognized as one of the Top Women Investors in Latin American Tech in both 2021 and 2022, she boasts substantial experience in Private Equity/Venture Capital.
Her professional journey includes a significant tenure at Coimbra & Chaves Advogados, and she has been an integral part of Confraparsince its inception. Over the course of her career, Luísa has successfully structured over 20 deals in Private Equity/Venture Capital and Mergers & Acquisitions, predominantly focusing on technology companies.
Partner and CFO
Rodrigo is a seasoned professional with extensive expertise in business development, finance, and technology. His career includes significant roles at Multicanal, Net Serviços, and W-Aura. Notably, he spearheaded the sale of Takenet to the Japanese group Faith.
As a co-founder of Confrapar, Rodrigo brings a strong academic background to the table, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from UFMG, complemented by an MBA from Stern NYU.
Board Member and Operating Partner
Kristie Pellecchia serves as the director of Pellecchia International, a consultancy firm specialized in capital markets, public policies, and strategic partnerships. Boasting a 15-year career in prominent financial positions at major international banks, Pellecchia has also made her mark as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (U.S. DFC). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University, complemented by an MBA in Finance from the prestigious Wharton School.
Alexandre has a strong background in leadership and operations. He was part of the founding team and served as CEO of Argo, the largest corporate travel technology company in Latin America, operating in over 15 countries, which was acquired by Amadeus in 2018.
With more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive, he has a significant track record in international markets, working with Travel Techs and SaaS throughout Latin America. Currently residing in Mexico City, Alexandre is active as a consultant, advisor, and investor in startups in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and the United States.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Innovation from FIA-USP.
Yago Moreira is an experienced investment professional with a solid career spanning over 8 years in Investment Banking, Private Equity, and Advisory. Throughout his journey, he has successfully executed transactions totaling more than 30 billion Brazilian reais on a global scale, covering a variety of sectors. Yago holds distinguished academic credentials, with bachelor’s degrees in economics and business administration from the prestigious Lancaster University, as well as Harvard University. This educational background has provided him with a strong foundation in corporate finance, economics, and business law.
Legal Senior Associate
Camila is a skilled lawyer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Faculdade Milton Campos, complemented by an LLM in Business Law from Ibmec. Since 2017, she has been a valuable member of the Confrapar team, where she specializes in providing legal advisory services and fiduciary administration for Investment Funds in Participations within the Brazilian Venture Capital and Private Equity sector. Her responsibilities include Fund Administration, primarily for GP, KI, KII, and KIII, as well as offering legal support to the fund management teams.
Heloisa tem uma vasta experiência em marketing digital e gestão de equipes, entregando resultados consistentes e orientados para objetivos. Sua habilidade para liderar e inovar em grupos é respaldada por uma formação abrangente em Marketing e Design Gráfico. Ela demonstrou sua expertise em papéis significativos em grandes corporações, incluindo a Warner Bros., onde se destacou como Especialista em Marketing. Neste cargo, ela liderou uma agência de publicidade na América Latina, aprimorando ainda mais suas habilidades em pesquisa paga e estratégias de marketing digital. Atualmente, ela está trabalhando como Trainee na Confrapar.
Luiz Guilherme Bassi
Luiz Guilherme, currently pursuing degrees in Business Administration at FGV and Law at USP, has swiftly made notable achievements in the business realm.
His tenure at FGV Junior Company was marked by impactful contributions to operational restructuring, strategic planning, and valuation projects, sharpening his financial acumen and strategic leadership skills.
Since becoming a part of the Confrapar team in February 2023, Luiz Guilherme has seamlessly integrated his robust academic foundation with his practical experience, playing a key role in propelling the company’s innovation and success.
Gabriele is a dynamic and dedicated professional, currently working as an intern at Confrapar. Prior to joining Confrapar, she gained valuable experience as a Marketing Analyst at Hug.U, managing social media, developing marketing strategies, creating impactful visual content, and managing brand identity.
She has essential skills in corporate events, digital strategy, communication, and social media marketing.
She is experienced in B2B marketing. Her professional journey showcases a balanced mix of technical skills and a proactive approach to learning and continuous development, always keeping herself updated on trends and innovations in the digital and technological sector.
David is currently pursuing his law degree at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais. His journey in the professional world includes valuable experience as an intern under the financial director at Rima Consultoria Ltda, where he honed his skills in investments and administration. Further enriching his expertise, he completed a training course in technical and graphic analysis for investments at MAUA Bank in São Paulo. Since February 2023, David has been contributing to the Confrapar team as a legal and fiduciary intern.
Edson Luiz dos Santos
Edson has a distinguished career in Financial Services, especially in Fintech, where his contributions have been pivotal. He was instrumental in guiding Redecard through a successful IPO and played a key role in setting up a Brazilian subsidiary for a significant U.S. company in the payments sector. Edson has an advanced degree in Business Management from Fundação Dom Cabral and has augmented his qualifications with training at INSEAD. He joined Confrapar as an Operating Partner and has since advanced to the role of Principal, bringing his extensive experience to bear in refining and directing our investment strategies.
José has a solid background in engineering, with a specialization in microelectronic hardware. Throughout his career, he has stood out as an executive in several renowned multinational companies. At AMD, he played crucial roles, serving as the CEO of the Brazilian Subsidiary and Vice President for Latin America. He also held strategic C-Level positions in major corporations such as Apple, IBM, and Okidata.
In addition to his corporate roles, he is committed to innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a co-founder of BAITA, a startup accelerator specializing in hardware and the Internet of Things (IoT) in Brazil, an area in which he is considered a pioneer. Scodiero has also contributed to the development and mentoring of startups in this sector.
His influence extends to governmental and industrial initiatives. He has been an active member of the IoT Chamber, an initiative of the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation. He is currently a member of the Higher Council for Innovation at FIESP (São Paulo Industry Federation), and he has participated in various initiatives and roadshows aimed at attracting investments to Brazil, reinforcing his commitment to technological advancement and innovation in the country.
Marin es un ejecutivo con un sólido historial de transformación y dirección de organizaciones de negocios y tecnología de alto rendimiento hacia el éxito. Actualmente, se destaca como COO para América Latina en Worldline Terminals Solutions & Services, donde está liderando iniciativas transformadoras. El estilo de liderazgo dinámico de Marin ha sido fundamental para guiar a diversas empresas dentro del sector de Servicios Financieros, incluyendo roles en Worldline/Ingenico y Capgemini.
Como líder exitoso, Marin ha demostrado su capacidad para entregar proyectos innovadores en servicios financieros, así como para establecer alianzas productivas con startups. Posee la habilidad única de colaborar eficazmente con todos los niveles organizacionales, desde la Alta Dirección hasta startups en sus primeras etapas.
La experiencia de Marin abarca un amplio espectro de áreas, incluyendo innovación, servicios financieros, enfoques centrados en el cliente, desarrollo de productos, atención al cliente, manufactura y gestión de la cadena de suministro. Antes de sus actuales empeños, también tuvo una carrera fructífera en la industria Aeroespacial, contribuyendo significativamente a Airbus y Bureau Veritas.
Daniel possesses extensive experience in leadership, entrepreneurship, and technology, and he is a serial entrepreneur. He currently holds the position of chairman and is the co-founder of Take Blip, a distinguished Brazilian Tech Unicorn. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UFMG and further honed his skills by attending the Board Member Development Program at Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC). Daniel also played a pivotal role in co-founding Confrapar, where he leverages his leadership and entrepreneurial skills to make significant contributions in his capacity as an Operating Partner.
Aline is an experienced professional in the financial area, efficiently managing cash flow, accounts payable and receivable, billing, and the overall resource administration of the company. In addition, she provides support to the Administrative and Human Resources departments at Confrapar, carrying out daily tasks across various offices and actively participating in the process of selecting and recruiting new employees for the company.
Jack is an Entrepreneurship Professor at Stanford School of Engineering. He boasts a strong background as a mentor, board member, and investor in technology companies. Jack earned his undergraduate degree in Engineering from Dartmouth College and received his MBA from Stanford University. He has professional experience with renowned companies such as McKinsey, ForteBio, IPWireless, and BD.
Mariana is currently pursuing her law degree at the renowned Federal University of Minas Gerais. Throughout her professional journey, she has accumulated significant experience in the legal field through previous internships, where she developed notable skills in contract management and administration. Having joined the Confrapar team in November 2023, she has been playing an active role as a legal intern, making substantial contributions to the department.
As the Director of the Asamar Group and the founder and former chairman of AleSat Combustíveis, Paulo played a crucial role in leading the company through a successful sale to the Anglo-Swiss conglomerate, Glencore.
Emerson boasts extensive experience in business development, administration, and technology, having worked for major companies such as Telefônica, Redecard, and CVC. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from FGV and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Recently, Emerson founded the company Cão Cidadão, serving as its CEO until its acquisition by Petz in 2021. Additionally, he is a board member at Safe Kids Brazil, an NGO committed to child safety.
Roberto, co-founder and CEO of Take Blip, a leading Brazilian company recognized as a Tech Unicorn, is a serial entrepreneur in the technology sector. He has also served on the boards of tech companies, including Chefs Club and Minutrade. With a degree in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Telecommunications, from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Roberto is also a co-founder and Board Director of Confrapar.
Eduardo is an experienced executive with an extensive career in high-level management positions at medium and large-sized companies. He has excelled in leading departments of strategic planning, finance, mergers, and acquisitions, as well as new business ventures. Since 2004, Eduardo has been actively involved in the innovation ecosystem in Latin America and the United States, providing mentorship and collaboration to a variety of startups. This includes companies that have received investments from venture capital and private equity funds, as well as startups that have achieved unicorn status and those acquired by strategic buyers.
Academically, Eduardo has a strong educational background. He holds a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from the London School of Economics in London, and a Master in Financial Strategy from the University of Oxford. Additionally, he has a master’s degree in production engineering from UFSC and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from PUC-Pr.
Luciana is a highly experienced executive in the Telecommunications sector, having worked in a variety of countries including Brazil, Chile, Austria, and Germany. She currently holds the position of Solutions Manager at Nokia, operating from the Munich region. Luciana has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and further enhanced her expertise by obtaining a Master’s degree in Telecommunications from the Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE).
Marcelo currently serves as the Director of LATAM Cash Acceleration at Nokia. He has earned an MBA from Stern NYU, with minors in Finance, Economics, and Accounting. In addition to his role at Nokia, Marcelo is a Board Member at Confrapar, where he utilizes his extensive background and expertise in his capacity as an Operating Partner.
Vikram es socio fundador de 8i Ventures, un fondo de capital riesgo especializado en etapas tempranas y con sede en Mumbai. Cuenta con un MBA de Stern NYU, con especialización en Finanzas y Contabilidad. Desde hace varios años, Vikram forma parte del equipo de Confrapar, donde actúa como Socio Operativo, aportando su amplia experiencia y conocimiento a la empresa.
Theo serves as the Managing Director of the Individual Segment at Citibanamex. He brings a strong educational background, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from USP and an MBA in Finance from Stern NYU. Having been with Confrapar for several years, Theo leverages his extensive knowledge and experience in his role as an Operating Partner.
Albert is a Filipino entrepreneur and investor with a remarkable journey. He graduated in Administration from Ateneo de Manila University, a prestigious institution in the Philippines. With over a decade of experience in the technology sector, Albert has held various leadership positions across Asia and Latin America.
He has a proven track record of founding, expanding operations, and leading several technology companies backed by venture capital, including Groupon, honestbee, and Lalamove. Albert has demonstrated exceptional skill in building teams from scratch and leading them to success across different markets.
In his role as an Operating Partner, Albert shares his extensive expertise in Business Development, Organizational Development, and Expansion Strategies. He plays a crucial role in guiding teams, helping them navigate, achieve successful growth, and establish themselves in new markets.
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