equipe

TEAM

Inserted in an environment that stimulates overcoming challenges, combined with a diverse and highly successful and experienced group, Leste’s team seeks to generate consistent long-term alfa in each and every area of its expertise.

Partners and Associates

Emmanuel Hermann
CEO

Emmanuel Hermann

Mr. Hermann has more than 22 years of experience in the financial market and initiated his career in 1992 at Banco Pactual as a fixed income analyst. In 1998, he became head of asset management and partner. From 1998 to 2006 he was responsible and co-head of the Equities Division. After the acquisition of Banco Pactual by UBS, Mr. Hermann became responsible for the Global Emerging Markets Equity Desk and was Head of the Latam Equities Derivatives and Structured Products Desk.
He was a founding partner of BTG Asset Management in 2009 and served as the Global Head of Equities. From 2010 to January 2014 he was a Statutory Director and member of the Board of Executive Directors of Banco BTG Pactual, and from 2011 to 2014 he was a Senior Vice President. In 2014 he founded Leste Group.

Alessandra Souza
CFO

Alessandra Souza

Started her career in the financial markets in 1996 at BBM asset management as equities derivatives analyst and trader. In 1998 she joined Banco Pactual as risk analyst for equity funds and in 2001 she became equity derivatives trader. In 2003, was promoted to Brazilian equity analyst and portfolio manager for Brazilian equities desk. In 2007, joined Paineiras Asset Management as a Partner and equities portfolio manager until September 2008. From 2009-2012, Mrs. Souza was engaged in public office as Chief of Staff for the City of Rio de Janeiro – Municipal Department of Finance. During her tenure, she was responsible for implementing the “Nota Carioca” project (an electronic tax collection and administration system) and for restructuring the budget and finances of the City of Rio de Janeiro. In 2012, she returned to the financial markets as COO of Behavior Gestão de Capital and joined Leste Group in 2014. She holds a Master’s of Finance and Business Economics degree from FGV-RJ and a Bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering degree from PUC-RJ.

Marcelo Ganem
CRO

Marcelo Ganem

Has more than 20 years of financial markets experience, focusing on investment analysis and risk management. During this period, he was Partner and Investment Manager at Latitude GF, Partner and Portfolio Manager of Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange at Paraty Investimentos, and Chief Risk Officer at Fiducia Asset Management. He also worked as Market Risk Manager for Bank of America in Latin America. He joined Leste Group in 2014 as Chief Risk Officer. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from PUC-RJ, an MBA in Finance from COPPEAD/UFRJ, a Masters Degree in Mathematics from IMPA, and a Doctoral Degree in Industrial Engineering from PUC-RJ.

Pedro Alberto de Orleans e Bragança
Investor Relations

Pedro Alberto de Orleans e Bragança

Started his career in the financial markets in 2011 at Gávea Investimentos, as an intern in the operations area of the Private Equity Funds. In August 2012 he joined Itau BBA as an intern in the corporate banking division at the Rio de Janeiro branch. In August 2013 he was hired by the Bank to join the credit analysis team with a focus on financial institutions in São Paulo. He left the Bank in November of 2014 and joined Leste Global Investimentos in December to lead investor relations efforts.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from PUC-RJ and an extension in Finance from COPPEAD-RJ.

Ricardo Niemeyer
Head of Investor Relations

Ricardo Niemeyer

Ricardo has more than 12 years of experience in distribution and investor relations for liquid and illiquid investments. Began his career in the financial market in 2000 and, since 2004, he has its acting focused on fund raising and management portfolios of high & ultra high net worth Individuals and single family offices clients, developing customized investment portfolios and designing specific products for such segments. Since then, Ricardo has worked in institutions such as Credit Suisse – Hedging Griffo (CSHG), Arsenal Investimentos and Banco Safra. In 2013 he joined Grupo TRX as the responsible for the sales and investor relations’ team. Joined Leste in April 2016 as a partner & Chief Sales Officer. He holds a Bachelor´s degree in Business Administration from FAAP.

Taina Camargo
CCO & Legal

Taina Camargo

She is a specialist in corporate and capital market law. She started her legal career at Xavier, Bernardes and Bragança in 2006 as a civil and tax litigation intern. She left the firm in 2007 to join Vieira, Rezende, Barbosa and Guerreiro as a corporate and capital market law legal associate. In 2014, she was seconded to JGP Gestão de Recursos, where she worked five months as a credit analyst. The same year she joined Leste Group as Senior Legal Counsel.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the UERJ and an MBA in Finance from IBMEC. She also completed specialized coursework in Capital Markets Law from PUC-RJ and CEPD.

Vítor Uchôa Nunes
COO

Vítor Uchôa Nunes

With over 10 years of experience in Financial Markets, has a robust background in Operations. Initiated his career at Banco Pactual in 2006 as an Operations analyst for international markets. In 2008 created the Global Collateral Management division, heading the team until 2010. Between 2010 and 2013, planned and executed strategic projects as a senior member of the Change the Bank team. In 2013, headed the projects team responsible for implementing the Global Commodities division. In 2015, worked in projects at Pan Seguros, BTG Pactual group´s insurance company. Holds a Barchelor´s degree in Economics from IBMEC-RJ and a Master´s (MSc) degree in Economics and Finance. Joined Leste Group as a partner in 2016.

Partners and Associates

Emmanuel Hermann
CIO

Emmanuel Hermann

Mr. Hermann has more than 22 years of experience in the financial market and initiated his career in 1992 at Banco Pactual as a fixed income analyst. In 1998, he became head of asset management and partner. From 1998 to 2006 he was responsible and co-head of the Equities Division. After the acquisition of Banco Pactual by UBS, Mr. Hermann became responsible for the Global Emerging Markets Equity Desk and was Head of the Latam Equities Derivatives and Structured Products Desk.
He was a founding partner of BTG Asset Management in 2009 and served as the Global Head of Equities. From 2010 to January 2014 he was a Statutory Director and member of the Board of Executive Directors of Banco BTG Pactual, and from 2011 to 2014 he was a Senior Vice President. In 2014 he founded Leste Group.

Alberto Chvaicer
Systems

Alberto Chvaicer

He has over 15 years of software development experience. Graduated from PUC-RJ in Information Systems, began his first internship in 2003 at the Laboratory of Software Engineering of the university. In 2004 he entered at The Coca-Cola Company, where he was responsible for systems in the areas of Finance, Logistics and Marketing. In 2007 became an IT consultant participating in projects for large companies such as TV Globo, ONS, Fiocruz and CETIP. In 2011 he joined Vinci Partners as senior systems analyst where he was responsible for the architecture and development of Back Office and integration with third party systems. He joined Leste in November 2014 to be responsible for developing internal systems group, mostly to risk area.

André Cardoso
Equities

André Cardoso

He has over 13 years of professional experience in financial markets. He began his career in 2002 working as an analyst/trader in Globopar trading desk. In 2003, he moved to Pactual Bank to work in the back office. In UBS Pactual Bank he worked in Fund of Funds area, where he was co-manager of the funds. In 2008, already in the BTG Pactual bank, he started his activities in proprietary equity desk where he developed a risk management system and worked as a risk manager prior to his work as an analyst and portfolio manager. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from IBMEC.

André Marcos Dias Campos
Quant Trading

André Marcos Dias Campos

He began his career in the financial market in 2007 at Polo Capital, responsible for the security lending  desk. From 2008 to 2015 he served as quantitative portfolio manager, responsible for low and high frequency strategies in equities, rates and FX, in several markets . Joined Leste in 2016 as part of the Credit team. He graduated in Electronics and Computer Engineering from UFRJ and has a Master in Mathematics with emphasis in Finance from IMPA.

Daniel Dupont
Global Risk Arb

Daniel Dupont

Has more than 15 years of experience in the financial market having started his career in Rates & FX trading desk at Deutsche Bank in 1999. In 2001, he joined the investment banking division of Citibank with a focus on M&A. From 2006 onwards, he worked in the equities trading industry on the proprietary desks of Lehman Brothers (UK), BTG Pactual (UK) and Banco Itaú BBA (Brazil), managing a global event driven portfolio focused on risk arbitrage transactions. In 2014 he joined Leste Group.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from USP and an MBA from INSEAD.

Denis Vitti, CFA, CGA
Commodities

Denis Vitti, CFA, CGA

Has over 5 years experience in the financial market. He began his career in 2010 as an Analyst / Trader in Claritas Investimentos acting in the management of arbitrage funds. In 2013 he joined the Proprietary Desk of Itaú BBA working on the development and creation of quantitative algorithms. Joined Leste in 2015.
He hold’s a Bachelor’s degree from Instituto Tecnológico da Aeronáutica (ITA) in Computer Engineering.

Gustavo Reis
Economist

Gustavo Reis

Gustavo Reis has more than 15 years of experience as a financial markets economist. Starting his career as Brazil Economist at Banco Pactual, Gustavo worked as Europe Economist at Lehman Brothers and as US Economist at Barclays Wealth in London. He subsequently joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York as Senior International Economist, covering the world’s largest economies and developing state-of-the-art monitoring tools. He joined Leste Group in 2016. Gustavo holds a BA in Economics from UFRJ, an MSc in Economics from EPGE/FGV and an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics.

Isabel Ramos
Equities Brazil

Isabel Ramos

Has 19 years of experience in the financial markets with a focus on public and private equity in Brazil. She began her career in 1996 in the areas of Research and Portfolio Management at Opportunity Asset Management. In 2010 she migrated to the private equity industry, returning in 2013 to manage Brazil equity funds at XP Gestão de Recursos. She participated as an Independent Member of the Board of Directors and Fiscal Board for many listed companies, including Lojas Renner, Contax, Usiminas, Metalúrgica Gerdau, and currently is an Independent Fiscal Board Member of Taesa and an Independent Member of the Board of Directors of BB Seguridade. In 2014 she joined Leste Group.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from PUC-RJ and an MBA in Finances from IBMEC-RJ.

José da Mata
Global Risk Arb

José da Mata

Began his career as a trainee in the Equities & Commodities prop desk at Banco Itaú BBA in 2012. In July 2013 he was approved in the trainee process of the Bank to continue working on trading, but in the local Fixed Income desk. In January 2014 he became a junior trader responsible for risk management and marketing making of prefixed securities. He joined Leste in 2014 to integrate the operations team.
He hold´s a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic School of USP.

Luiz Felipe Caetano, CFA
Credit Trading

Luiz Felipe Caetano, CFA

Has more than 5 years of financial markets experience. He started his career in 2009 as a trainee at Itaú BBA in the Commercial and Proprietary Trading Desk areas. In 2010, he was then hired by the bank and assigned to the Product Structuring area, which serviced the entire proprietary desk. He was responsible for managing products that the proprietary desk, the Asset and Liability and Management groups used and was responsible for managing the relationships with prime brokers and other financial market clients. He joined Leste Group in 2014 responsible for all operational and trading aspects of Leste Global Investments. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Insper.

Marcelo Ganem
CRO

Marcelo Ganem

Has more than 20 years of financial markets experience, focusing on investment analysis and risk management. During this period, he was Partner and Investment Manager at Latitude GF, Partner and Portfolio Manager of Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange at Paraty Investimentos, and Chief Risk Officer at Fiducia Asset Management. He also worked as Market Risk Manager for Bank of America in Latin America. He joined Leste Group in 2014 as Chief Risk Officer. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from PUC-RJ, an MBA in Finance from COPPEAD/UFRJ, a Masters Degree in Mathematics from IMPA, and a Doctoral Degree in Industrial Engineering from PUC-RJ.

Rodrigo Bensusan
Global Macro Thematic

Rodrigo Bensusan

Has over 18 years of experience in the financial market with a focus on global markets. Acted as Emerging Markets Debt Trader at Banco Pactual and JGP, where he traded during several market crises, including the Russian crises, Argentine Bankruptcy, and the collapse of Brazilian assets in the period before the election of former President Lula in 2002.
He also worked for Deutsche Bank in Brazil, in global sales divison. After DB, he co-founded BR Investimentos, an independent investment firm that was later on sold to Bozano Investimentos. In 2014 he joined Leste Group.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from PUC-RJ.

Partners and Associates

Emmanuel Hermann
CIO

Emmanuel Hermann

Mr. Hermann has more than 22 years of experience in the financial market and initiated his career in 1992 at Banco Pactual as a fixed income analyst. In 1998, he became head of asset management and partner. From 1998 to 2006 he was responsible and co-head of the Equities Division. After the acquisition of Banco Pactual by UBS, Mr. Hermann became responsible for the Global Emerging Markets Equity Desk and was Head of the Latam Equities Derivatives and Structured Products Desk.
He was a founding partner of BTG Asset Management in 2009 and served as the Global Head of Equities. From 2010 to January 2014 he was a Statutory Director and member of the Board of Executive Directors of Banco BTG Pactual, and from 2011 to 2014 he was a Senior Vice President. In 2014 he founded Leste Group.

Alessandra Souza
Portfolio Manager: Credit

Alessandra Souza

Started her career in the financial markets in 1996 at BBM asset management as equities derivatives analyst and trader. In 1998 she joined Banco Pactual as risk analyst for equity funds and in 2001 she became equity derivatives trader. In 2003, was promoted to Brazilian equity analyst and portfolio manager for Brazilian equities desk. In 2007, joined Paineiras Asset Management as a Partner and equities portfolio manager until September 2008. From 2009-2012, Mrs. Souza was engaged in public office as Chief of Staff for the City of Rio de Janeiro – Municipal Department of Finance. During her tenure, she was responsible for implementing the “Nota Carioca” project (an electronic tax collection and administration system) and for restructuring the budget and finances of the City of Rio de Janeiro. In 2012, she returned to the financial markets as COO of Behavior Gestão de Capital and joined Leste Group in 2014. She holds a Master’s of Finance and Business Economics degree from FGV-RJ and a Bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering degree from PUC-RJ.

Júlia Becker Ribeiro
Operations

Júlia Becker Ribeiro

Started her career in the financial markets in 2014 at Gap Asset Management, as an intern in the macroeconomics area. She joined Leste Global Investimentos in August 2016. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from PUC-RJ (2015).

Leonardo Viveiros
Head of Litigation Finance

Leonardo Viveiros

Has over 18 years of litigation experience specializing in civil, commercial, tax litigation and arbitration. Over this period he worked for several prominent Brazilian law firms. He also served as Attorney General for the State of Rio de Janeiro “bar association benefits fund” from January 2013 to January 2015. He is also a member of the Board of the Rio de Janeiro State Bar Association (OAB/RJ) and Co-head of the Sports Law Committee of OAB/RJ. In 2014 he joined Leste Group.
Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from PUC-RJ and completed a specialization in tax law by the Brazilian Tax Study Institute – IBET.

Marcelo Ganem
CRO

Marcelo Ganem

Has more than 20 years of financial markets experience, focusing on investment analysis and risk management. During this period, he was Partner and Investment Manager at Latitude GF, Partner and Portfolio Manager of Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange at Paraty Investimentos, and Chief Risk Officer at Fiducia Asset Management. He also worked as Market Risk Manager for Bank of America in Latin America. He joined Leste Group in 2014 as Chief Risk Officer. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from PUC-RJ, an MBA in Finance from COPPEAD/UFRJ, a Masters Degree in Mathematics from IMPA, and a Doctoral Degree in Industrial Engineering from PUC-RJ.

Marcela Kohlbach de Faria
Senior Legal Analyst

Marcela Kohlbach de Faria

She has great experience as a lawyer, having worked as an associate at Wald Associados Advogados from 2006 until 2013, where she worked in cases involving civil and commercial law, contracts and arbitrations. She has an specialization course in arbitration from International Law Institute (Washington, DC). She is the Author of “Ação Anulatória de Sentença Arbitral: aspectos e limites”, published in 2014, and also several articles concerning Civil Procedure and Arbitration. She holds a Bachelor´s degree and a Master´s in Law  from Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ. She is currently PhD student in Procedural Law also at UERJ.

Paulo Young Chi, CFA
Analyst: Credit

Paulo Young Chi, CFA

With over 8 years of experience in the financial markets. From 2011 to 2015 he was the senior credit and structured finance analyst at GPS, a Brazilian wealth management company from the Julius Baer Group, being responsible for the analysis and co-management of a USD 1,7 billion credit portfolio. From 2011 to 2012 he was a portfolio manager of credit funds at Itaú Asset Management being responsible for the co-management of USD 20 billion. Previously he worked as a structuring analyst and a back-office analyst at mid sized banks and at a small asset management.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from USP.

Stephan de Sabrit
Portfolio Manager: Credit

Stephan de Sabrit

With over 17 years of experience in the financial markets, Mr. Sabrit started his career at Banco Paulista as an equity sales, where he worked from 1997 until 1999. Later on he joined Unibanco/Credibanco´s proprietary trading desk, trading Brazilian Sovereign and Corporate credit bonds. In the year 2000, Mr. Sabrit was one of the founding partners of the US Broker Dealer Bulltick Capital Markets, being responsible for developing the São Paulo office, having had a relevant role in creating a USD 980MM asset backed securities fund. In 2007, he became the managing director of Planner Investment Banking in São Paulo, Brazil, where he coordinated the issuances of over R$ 2 Billion of local debt. On the 4th quarter of 2009, Mr. Sabrit joined Polo Capital, a Brazilian based Hedge Fund, as the portfolio manager for the structured credit funds, where he ran a portfolio of R$ 1.3 billion. In 2015 he joined Leste Group.

Taina Camargo
Legal Analyst

Taina Camargo

She is a specialist in corporate and capital market law. She started her legal career at Xavier, Bernardes and Bragança in 2006 as a civil and tax litigation intern. She left the firm in 2007 to join Vieira, Rezende, Barbosa and Guerreiro as a corporate and capital market law legal associate. In 2014, she was seconded to JGP Gestão de Recursos, where she worked five months as a credit analyst. The same year she joined Leste Group as Senior Legal Counsel.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the UERJ and an MBA in Finance from IBMEC. She also completed specialized coursework in Capital Markets Law from PUC-RJ and CEPD.

Partners and Associates

Leonardo Viveiros
Head de Litigation Finance

Leonardo Viveiros

Advogado com mais de 20 anos de experiência em litígios. Iniciou sua carreira como associado do escritório Taunay, Sampaio e Rocha Advogados, onde atuou no período de 1995 a 2000. A seguir, passou a integrar a equipe do escritório Xavier, Bernardes, Bragança Advogados, responsável pela área de litígios empresariais e arbitragens no Rio de Janeiro. De 2012 a 2014 foi sócio do SLK, escritório com atuação focada em contencioso civil e empresarial estratégico e arbitragens. Ingressou na Leste em 2014 como sócio responsável pela área de Litigation Finance. Bacharel em Direito pela PUC-RJ, com pós-graduação em Direito Empresarial pelo IBMEC e especialização em Direito Tributário pelo IBET.

Marcela Kohlbach de Faria
Analista Jurídico

Marcela Kohlbach de Faria

Especialista em advocacia contenciosa estratégica, tendo atuado de 2006 a 2013 no escritório Wald e Associados Advogados, principalmente nas áreas de contencioso civil, comercial, arbitragem e contratos. Em 2013 se tornou sócia de Almeida Neto & Aranha de Camargo Advogados Associados. Bacharel em direito pela UERJ, Mestre em Direito Processual e Doutoranda em Direito Processual pela UERJ, possui curso de especialização em arbitragem internacional pelo International Law Institute (Whashington, DC). Autora de “Ação Anulatória de Sentença Arbitral: aspectos e limites”, 2014, e de diversos artigos jurídicos.

Clarissa Mesquita
Analista Jurídico Júnior

Clarissa Mesquita

Possui 6 anos de experiência no contencioso cível e tributário e na área imobiliária. Atuou como associada de Taunay, Sampaio, Rocha Advogados, de 2010 a 2012, quando passou a integrar o escritório Schmidt, Lourenço, Kingston. Desde julho de 2015 integra a equipe da Leste, atuando na análise jurídica de questões contratuais e imobiliárias. Em dezembro de 2016 passou a fazer parte da área de litigation finance. Bacharel em Direito pelo Centro Universitário da Cidade, com pós-graduação em Direito Tributário pela UFF.

Marianna Marra
Analista Jurídico Júnior

Marianna Marra

Marianna possui 3 anos de experiência na área de contencioso cível e arbitragem, tendo trabalhado com processos cíveis estratégicos e participado de diversas auditorias. Integrou por dois anos a equipe de contencioso do escritório Tauil&Chequer Associado a Mayer Brown LLP e do escritório Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice Advogados, onde atuou como advogada, de agosto de 2016 a junho de 2017. Desde então, integra a equipe da Leste Litigation Finance, atuando na análise jurídica de questões e disputas judiciais e arbitrais. É bacharel em Direito pela Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ, e cursa pós-graduação em Direito Processual Civil na PUC-Rio.

Ana Sofia Monteiro
Estagiária

Ana Sofia Monteiro

Sofia é internacionalista, graduada pelo Instituto Brasileiro de Mercados e Capitais – RJ e graduanda em Direito pela Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ e Economia pelo IBMEC-RJ. Ainda durante a graduação, concluiu cursos de direito financeiro internacional e tributação internacional junto à London School of Economics e ao International Tax Center da Universidade de Leiden. Recentemente, também foi certificada pela New York University no Advanced Professional Certificate in Law and Business (APCLB). Possui experiência na área de tributação internacional, tendo atuado como representante da Monteiro Advogados Associados na Geneva Group International (GGI) por 2 anos, período no qual participou de vários moot courts de arbitragem internacional, como o Vismoot, o FDI e o Frankfurt Investment Moot. Desde então, integra a equipe da Leste Litigation Finance, atuando na análise jurídica de questões e disputas judiciais e arbitrais.

Partners and Associates

Fabio Bailune

Fabio Bailune

Has over 9 years of experience in the financial market with a focus on investing in real estate assets. Started his career in 2008 at Global Equity Partners where he was responsible for the analysis and structuring of new businesses for the group’s real estate fund. In 2011, joined Banco Máxima to manage the bank’s real estate initiatives and conduct credit reviews of real assets that were held as guarantees. In 2012, left the bank to join Herfam as a director responsible for managing the family office’s real estate assets. With the creation of Leste Group, he migrated to the new entity and was named Partner of Leste Real Estate, responsible for all administration and finance aspects.

Felipe Belo

Felipe Belo

Since 2006 involved in structured finance and real estate transactions working for companies such as Banco CR2 de Investimentos, Banco Modal, MDL Realty, GEP Realizações Imobiliárias and Grupo Atlantes, in multiple areas including structuring, new business development,  controlling functions and general management. At GEP was responsible for the overall management of investments in Real Estate projects (market value of R$1.6 billion) in the Southeast and Northeast regions of Brazil.  In addition to spearheading the Incorporation and Commercial departments of GEP, he also developed the credit analysis and customer fulfillment platforms covering over 3,000 clients of GEP.  Key executive in the negotiations of commercial arrangements with partners and co-investors on projects developed by GEP, and responsible for the structuring and consulting services required in setting XP’s Corporate Macaé Real Estate Investment Fund.  Felipe has a Production Engineering degree from PUC-RJ and an Executive MBA in Finance from IBMEC.  In April 2015, he joined Leste Real Estate as Partner managing LRE’s the Analysis, New Business Development and General Management department.

Juliana Ramos

Juliana Ramos

She began her career in real estate in 2005 at CFI Consultoria Projetos e Incorporação Imobiliária. In 2009 she joined COHAB where she remained until 2010, when she went to MRV Engenharia. At MRV Engenharia she became real estate development coordinator operating in 9 cities in the state of São Paulo. In 2013 she joined Grupo A2O as Regularization Houses coordinator, responsible for Consultancies, regularization of projects and housing developments. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in law from Escola Paulista da Magistratura.

Otair Guimarães

Otair Guimarães

Spent the last 17 years in the financial market, specializing in credit and real estate related ventures. In 1998, founded AG FOMENTO Mercantil, a company whose focus was on factoring receivables for small and medium sized companies. Since 2003, he has been dedicated to real estate sector. Founded FORN Empreendimentos, which focused on land parceling and projects development, then he founded A2O Empreendimentos Imobiliários in 2008, and after that, Lances Negócios Imobiliários in 2013. Both A2O and Lances acquire complex and distresssed real estate assets at auctions. Joined Leste Group in 2014 as a Partner of Leste Real Estate, responsible for commercial, regulatory and institutional divisions.

Ricardo Cardoso

Ricardo Cardoso

He is a technician in buildings and PhD in Accounting and Management from USP, with an extension in economics and finance at the University of Cambridge. He was a professor at EAESP / FGV and Mackenzie in management for real estate, was also construction control manager for six years and has over 12 years experience as a real estate consultant for several developers, real estate and construction. He was director and founding partner of Lances Real Estate (2013), director of A2O Empreendimentos (2012) and partner responsible for investor relations of real estate clients at Consulcamp Consultoria. He is currently the executive responsible for operations and governance of Leste Real Estate.

Partners and Associates

Bernardo Rodenburg
Head

Bernardo Rodenburg

Has over thirteen years of professional investment experience. He started his professional career in 2002 as a legal intern at Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão, where he worked until 2007 with a focus on corporate law, namely mergers and acquisitions. He also interned at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Since 2007, he has specialized in private equity investments, gaining experience at Opportunity Equity Partners, from 2007 to 2009, and Vinci Partners in 2010. In 2011, he started making club deal investments in the agribusiness sector. In 2014 he joined Leste Group.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from PUC-RJ and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Felipe Dale

Felipe Dale

Has over 8 years of professional experience working with equity analysis, portfolio management and private equity.  Began his career in 2006 at Banco UBS Pactual, remaining until 2009. Later he worked as an equities analyst at Inox Global Capital Management (London, UK) until join Fides Asset Management  team in January 2012 as a partner responsible for covering the consumption, shopping malls, properties, pulp & paper and education sectors. He joined Leste in April 2015 to work on the Private Equity team.

He holds a degree in Production Engineering from PUC-RJ, and a master’s degree in finance from London Business School, where he specialized in corporate finance.

Pedro Tizzot

Pedro Tizzot

Started his career in 2012 at BTG Pactual as a back-office analyst, before moving into the Investment Banking team, were he stayed until 2016 working on M&A transactions. Later he worked for Landmark Alantra Group, focusing on middle market transactions in Latin America. Joined Leste in March 2017 as part of the Private Equity team.

Bachelor´s degree in Economics from Universidade Federal do Paraná and Master in Finance from EADA Business School.

Raphael Ribeiro

Raphael Ribeiro

Has over 15 years of experience in academic and corporate environments, in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. He has substantial experience in advanced statistical modelling and preparation of reports for governmental organizations and private entities. He worked at the Werfen Group, and served as a consultant for the US Government, including the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. In 2014 he joined Leste Group.
He holds a Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences/Genetics from UFRJ, a Masters degree in Neuroscience from Dalhousie University, Canada a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Oregon Health Sciences University, USA, a Post Doctoral degree from Duke University, USA and an MBA in Economic and Strategic Management from FGV-RJ.

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