Team

Mergers & Acquisitions

Ricardo Lacerda

Founding Partner and CEO

Prior to founding BR Partners, he worked at Citi as Head of Investment Banking for Latin America (2007-2009) and Brazil (2005-2009). Prior to joining Citi, he worked at Goldman Sachs as Country Manager in Brazil (2001-2005) and as Vice President in the Investment Banking division in New York (1996-2001). Ricardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (1990) and a graduate degree in Finance from Fundação Getulio Vargas (1992) as well as an MBA from Columbia University (1996).

Andrea Pinheiro

Partner and Managing Director

Prior to joining BR Partners, she worked at Banco Bradesco as a Director responsible for the Payroll Finance area (2007-2009) and as CEO of Banco BMC (2000-2007). Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (1990) and an MBA in Finance from the Stern Business School (1996).

Diego Rauter

Partner and Managing Director

Prior to joining BR Partners, Diego worked in the Investment Banking division at Credit Suisse (2011-2013) and Merrill Lynch (2007-2011). He also worked in the Project Finance team at ABN Amro Bank (2002-2007). Diego holds a bachelor´s degree in Business from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2003).

Jairo Loureiro

Partner and Managing Director

Prior to joining BR Partners, he worked at Citi as co-Head (2009) and Managing Director (2007-2009) in Investment Banking in Brazil. Jairo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (1990) and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania (1996).

Eduardo Médicis

Partner and Director

Prior to joining BR Partners, he worked at Citi in the Investment Banking division in Brazil (2007-2009). He also worked as Chief Financial Officer at Grupo Sequóia (2012-2013), BR Partners’ portfolio company. Eduardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ibmec São Paulo / Insper (2007).

Fernanda Gonzalez

Partner and Director

Prior to joining BR Partners, Fernanda worked at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking division both in their Brazil office (2010-2013) as well as in New York (2008-2010). She also worked as a Relationship Manager at Citibank (2002-2006). Fernanda holds a bachelor´s degree in Business from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2001), a degree in Economics from Universidade de São Paulo (2004) as well as an MBA from Columbia Business School (2008).

Carlos Galves

Partner and Vice President

Prior to joining BR Partners, he worked at Caixa Geral de Depósitos (2014-2016) and at Banco Votorantim (2010-2014) in Investment Banking divison. Carlos holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Ibmec São Paulo/Insper (2009).

Thomaz Dreiffuss

Partner and Vice President

Prior to joining BR Partners, Thomaz worked in the Investment Banking areas of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in São Paulo (2010-2017). Before that, Itaú BBA in São Paulo (2012), BNP Paribas in New York (2009-2010) and JP Morgan in New York (2008). Bachelor of Sciences in Economics with a Concentration in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business (2009)

Victor Molchansky

Partner and Vice President

Prior to joining BR Partners, he worked at Pinheiro Neto Advogados in the corporate area – M&A and structured products (debt & equity) (2007-2012). Victor holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP) (2010).

 

Alexander Guimarães

Associate

Prior to joining BR Partners, he worked at Deutsche Bank in the Investment Banking division (2013-2014). Alexander holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Ibmec São Paulo / Insper (2014)

Ivan Tormena

Associate

Prior to joining BR Partners, he worked at Caixa Geral de Depósitos (2014-2016) and at Banco Votorantim (2011-2014) in the Investment Banking division. Ivan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2011).

Renato Salvador

Associate

Prior to joining BR Partners, he worked as a credit analyst at Banco Itaú BBA (2010-2012). CFA charterholder since 2014, holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Mackenzie University (2010).

 

Allan Lusor

Analyst

Joined the team in 2016. Allan holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (2016).

Igor Fernandes

Analyst

Joined the team in 2019. Prior to joining BR Partners, Igor worked at the private equity firm Stratus (2017-2019). Igor holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2018).

João Cavalcanti

Analyst

Joined the team in 2017. João holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical-Aeronautical Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (2017)

Leonardo Tramontelli

Analyst

Prior to joining BR Partners, he worked at Bradesco BBI in the Investment Banking division (2018-2019). Leonardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Fundação Getulio Vargas.

Luiz Campos

Analyst

Joined the team in 2016.

Luiz holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (2016)

Paulo Mattos

Analyst

Joined the team in 2016. Paulo holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2016).

Rodrigo Costa

Analyst

Joined the team in 2018. Prior to joining BR Partners, Rodrigo worked in the M&A B.A.M&A Corporate Finance boutiques (2016-2017) and Guilder Capital Partners (2017-2018). Rodrigo holds a bachelor´s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2016).

Rodrigo Rioli

Analyst

Joined the team in 2019. Prior to joining BR Partners, Rodrigo worked in the M&A and International Investments division in Braskem (2015 – 2017) and Investment Banking division in Banco Safra (2017 – 2019). Rodrigo holds a bachelor’s degree in Economic Sciences from Insper (2016).