Strategic and Executive Committees

Bozano Investmentos is managed by a Strategic Committee, which focuses primarily on strategic issues, and an Executive Committee, which focuses on running and implementing the businesses of each strategy. The Strategic and Executive Committees of Bozano Investimentos are made up of professionals with extensive experience in financial markets, investing, corporate finance and industry.

Strategic Committee

Sergio Eraldo de Salles Pinto

Board Chairman and Partner of Bozano Investimentos. Mr. Salles Pinto began his career at Banco Bozano, Simonsen in 1988, where he worked up until the bank’s sale to Banco Santander in 2000. He is President of Grupo Bozano and a board member at Embraer S.A, Azul Linhas Aéreas S.A, Ouro Preto Óleo e Gás, Votorantim Participações, and Netpoints. Mr. Pinto has a degree in Economics and in Electrical Engineering from Universidade de Brasília, as well as a Master’s in Economics from EPGE (FGV-RJ) and in Business Administration from PUC-RJ.

Paulo Guedes

CEO and Partner of Bozano Investimentos. Mr. Guedes was one of the four founders of Banco Pactual S.A. in 1983, where he served as chief strategist. After leaving Banco Pactual in 1998, he led a management buyout of IBMEC, a Brazilian higher education institution, and served as President and majority shareholder. After the sale of his stake in IBMEC, he founded BR Investimentos in 2007, an investment firm focused on private equity. BR Investimentos made a number of highly successful investments in the Education and Consumer Services sectors. Mr. Guedes has a PhD Economics from the University of Chicago.

Daniel Borghi

Partner at Bozano Investimentos. Mr. Borghi heads the Education Group of the Private Equity team. He serves as Board Member for Wide, Passei Direto, Prepona, Knowledge, NRE and Medcel. He was previously a partner at BR Investimentos, prior to which he has been an executive at McKinsey & Co, as well as several other companies and investment banks. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from PUC-Rio and has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a Masters in Economics from IBMEC.

Jaime Cardoso

Partner at Bozano Investimentos, Mr. Cardoso is responsible for the firm’s Consumer, Retail, and Services Group in the Private Equity Area. He is a member of the Board at Estapar, Laticínios São Vicente, Forno de Minas, and former board member of Hortifruti. He was formerly a partner at BR Investimentos, prior to which he was Director of M&A at Bradesco Banco de Investimentos, a Director in the Investment Banking Area for Citibank, and an Economist at the IMF. He has a PhD in Economics from UCLA.

Antonio Correia

Partner at Bozano Investimentos. Antonio is the manager of Bozano Quant fund and  working with porftolio construction, strategy development and is an enthusiast on innovation and technological applications to financial markets.  Prior to Bozano, he was one of the Co-Founders of Trapezus Asset Management working on strategy development and building the automated trading platform. Antonio started his career in the Quant Team at ICAP Brasil, where he was responsible for the development of optimal execution high frequency trading strategies. He holds an MSc in Mathematical Methods in Finance from Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA) and a BSc in Electronic Engineering from Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME).

Daniella Marques

COO and Partner at Bozano Investimentos. Ms. Marques was the head of Risk and Compliance at Mercatto Investimentos and previously an equity portfolio manager. Before joining Mercatto, she was a partner and Executive Director at Oren Investimentos. Ms. Marques graduated from PUC-RJ with a degree in Business Administration and has a Masters in Finance from Ibmec-RJ.

Priscila Rodrigues

Priscila Rodrigues is a Partner at Bozano Investimentos and responsible for the consumer, retail and services practice. Priscila holds an MBA from Columbia Business School with concentration in Private Equity and Real Estate. Prior to joining BI, she worked at Plural Capital in their private equity practice, at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York advising financial sponsors in their investments in the US, and at Pacific Advisors in São Paulo investing in private equity and venture capital transactions. Priscila serves as a Board Member for Villa Germania, has served as Board Member and advisory commitee member for Hortifruti and participates on the Estapar’s Finance and Investment advisory committees.

Felipe Argalji

Felipe Argalji is a Partner at Bozano Investimentos dedicated to the BR Education fund, and was part of the BR Investimentos team before this. Felipe holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from IBMEC Business School, Rio de Janeiro. He began his career working as an analyst in the Private Equity Division of Gávea Investimentos, where he covered investments in agribusiness, logistics, utilities and retail sectors. After this Felipe worked at BR Investimentos in 2009 and later became part of Bozano Investimentos. Felipe serves as Board Member for NRE and participated in Abril Educação’s and Anima’s finance and M&A advisory committees.

Thomas W Keesee

Thomas Keesee is a Partner of Bozano Investimentos and is responsible for the firm’s international coverage. Thomas was a founder of CDK Investment Management LLC, a New York based investment firm sold in 2013 to Brown Advisory, the Baltimore based money manager. Prior to founding CDK, he was a partner of Banco Pactual and was responsible for the firm’s private equity joint venture with Electra Partners UK. He is also a non-Executive Director and founding  partner of Copernico Capital Partners (Bermuda) Ltd, a Latin American focused asset manager.  Thomas has an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Executive Committee

Paulo Guedes

CEO and Partner of Bozano Investimentos. Mr. Guedes was one of the four founders of Banco Pactual S.A. in 1983, where he served as chief strategist. After leaving Banco Pactual in 1998, he led a management buyout of IBMEC, a Brazilian higher education institution, and served as President and majority shareholder. After the sale of his stake in IBMEC, he founded BR Investimentos in 2007, an investment firm focused on private equity. BR Investimentos made a number of highly successful investments in the Education and Consumer Services sectors. Mr. Guedes has a PhD Economics from the University of Chicago.

Daniel Borghi

Partner at Bozano Investimentos. Mr. Borghi heads the Education Group of the Private Equity team. He serves as Board Member for Wide, Passei Direto, Prepona, Knowledge, NRE and Medcel. He was previously a partner at BR Investimentos, prior to which he has been an executive at McKinsey & Co, as well as several other companies and investment banks. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from PUC-Rio and has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a Masters in Economics from IBMEC.

Jaime Cardoso

Partner at Bozano Investimentos, Mr. Cardoso is responsible for the firm’s Consumer, Retail, and Services Group in the Private Equity Area. He is a member of the Board at Estapar, Laticínios São Vicente, Forno de Minas, and former board member of Hortifruti. He was formerly a partner at BR Investimentos, prior to which he was Director of M&A at Bradesco Banco de Investimentos, a Director in the Investment Banking Area for Citibank, and an Economist at the IMF. He has a PhD in Economics from UCLA.

Antonio Correia

Partner at Bozano Investimentos. Antonio is a Quantitative Strategist at Bozano Quant working with porftolio construction, strategy development and is an enthusiast on innovation and technological applications to financial markets. Prior to Bozano, he was one of the Co-Founders of Trapezus Asset Management working on strategy development and building the automated trading platform. Antônio started his career in the Quant Team at ICAP Brasil, where he was responsible for the development of optimal execution high frequency trading strategies. He holds an MSc in Mathematical Methods in Finance from Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA) and a BSc in Electronic Engineering from Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME).

Daniella Marques

COO and Partner at Bozano Investimentos. Ms. Marques was the head of Risk and Compliance at Mercatto Investimentos and previously an equity portfolio manager. Before joining Mercatto, she was a partner and Executive Director at Oren Investimentos. Ms. Marques graduated from PUC-RJ with a degree in Business Administration and has a Masters in Finance from Ibmec-RJ.

Priscila Rodrigues

Priscila Rodrigues is a Partner at Bozano Investimentos and responsible for the consumer, retail and services practice. Priscila holds an MBA from Columbia Business School with concentration in Private Equity and Real Estate. Prior to joining BI, she worked at Plural Capital in their private equity practice, at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York advising financial sponsors in their investments in the US, and at Pacific Advisors in São Paulo investing in private equity and venture capital transactions. Priscila serves as a Board Member for Villa Germania, has served as Board Member and advisory commitee member for Hortifruti and participates on the Estapar’s Finance and Investment advisory committees.

Felipe Argalji

Felipe Argalji is a Partner at Bozano Investimentos dedicated to the BR Education fund, and was part of the BR Investimentos team before this. Felipe holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from IBMEC Business School, Rio de Janeiro. He began his career working as an analyst in the Private Equity Division of Gávea Investimentos, where he covered investments in agribusiness, logistics, utilities and retail sectors. After this Felipe worked at BR Investimentos in 2009 and later became part of Bozano Investimentos. Felipe serves as Board Member for NRE and participated in Abril Educação’s and Anima’s finance and M&A advisory committees.