Team

Ricardo Knoepfelmacher

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Ricardo Knoepfelmacher

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Ricardo Knoepfelmacher has 25 years of experience in operational and financial restructuring as an executive, consultant and Board Member.

During his career, he worked at Citigroup, Nutrimental Group and McKinsey & Co. until he set up his own company, MGDK & Associados, which specialized in restructuring and was later sold to Monitor Company. During this period, he worked in several efficiency gain, investment appraisal and M&A projects in companies including Elevadores Atlas (Atlas-Schindler), Acesita and Abril. MDGK also worked on interim management projects and he was Caloi’s CEO for two years, carrying out operational and financial restructuring.

He was also a partner at Monitor Company, which he left to become CEO of Pegasus Telecom, which was subsequently sold to the Telemar Group (currently Oi).

After the sale of Pegasus, he founded Angra Partners and worked in major projects, such as the restructuring and sale of Brasil Ferrovias and Brenco, among others. After Angra, he took over Fundo Investidores Institucionais, Mr. Knoepfelmacher was appointed CEO of Brasil Telecom, where he implemented a robust restructuring project that led to the company’s sale to the Telemar/Oi Group. After the end of the Brasil Telecom project, he participated in several restructuring projects through Angra, now RK Partners.

He holds a master’s degree in International Management from Thunderbird School and graduated in Economics from the University of Brasília (UnB).

Adriano Sebusiani

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Adriano Sebusiani

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Adriano Sebusiani has 14 years of experience in operational and financial restructuring, interim management, M&A and investment management

He worked at Booz & Company, Vivo, Rabobank, GPS and Angra Partners. He participated in several advisory and interim management projects in the logistics, energy, sugar and ethanol, telecom, IT, textile and mining sectors, among others. As a Director at Angra Partners, he led complex financial and operational restructuring processes and participated in the investment management team.

He graduated in Production Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo and attended part of his course at École Nationale Superieure d’Arts et Métiers (France).

Giovanni Foragi

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Giovanni Foragi

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Giovanni Foragi has international experience in management, development and implementation of strategic, operational and organizational transformation projects. With over 20 years of experience, he has held senior executive positions in large corporations and was also a member of diverse companies´ Board Committees and Board of Directors. His experience in restructuring activities began at MGDK & Associados, where he led several transformational and M&A projects in the communications, textile and transport sectors. He then joined Monitor Group where he led strategy projects in Brazil, Europe, South Africa and the United States. He also worked in investment banking in New York/USA.

Before joining RK Partners (formerly Angra), he was Vice-President of Business Development at Andrade Gutierrez S.A., being responsible for the Group’s growth strategies through prospection, structuring and negotiation of assets in various sectors in Brazil and abroad such as defense, O&G, mining and engineering. He was also an executive officer at Oi Telecom where he was in charge of the business unit responsible for corporate and government clients, and at Brasil Telecom where he was part of the C-suite team responsible for the company’s restructuring resulting in substantial improvements in its operating and financial results.

Mr. Foragi holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Joćo Borges

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Joćo Borges

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João Borges is a Financial executive with an extensive professional experience acquired over the 22 years in financial and corporate institutions such as Citibank , Itau BBA, Unibanco, BBA Creditanstalt and EBX Group, in Structuring Securities transactions, Project and Corporate Finance, Equities transactions, M&A process, Investors Relations and Auditing and Accounting.

His experience in restructuring activities began at RK Partners, where he led several transformational, M&A projects and restructure process at EBX Group and has been coordination and restructuring and managing more than US 20 Billion in debt.

Bachelor degree in Law from Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo (PUC-SP).

Post-Graduate in Business Administration (CEAG) - Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV-SP).

Ricardo Agostini

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Ricardo Agostini

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Ricardo Agostini has 20 years of experience in operational and financial restructuring as an executive, consultant and Board member.

He worked at Bain & Company, Price Waterhouse and MGDK & Associados, which specialized in restructuring and was subsequently sold to Monitor Company. In this period, he worked in several interim management projects in the petrochemical, consumer goods and textile sectors.

He was managed assets in a private equity environment, and led M&A processes and financial negotiations with banks and suppliers. In this period, he was CFO at Telemig Celular and Amazônia Celular and CEO at TG Agro Industrial. He was a member of the Fiscal Council at Telemig Celular, Amazônia Celular and Tele Norte Celular Participações.

He holds an MBA from Insead and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Telecommunications from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo.

Allan La Marca

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Allan La Marca

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Since: 2015

Allan La Marca Falavigna has experience in financial and operational restructuring and investment management.

Before joining RK Partners, he worked at Ivix Value Creation and UBS Wealth Management, where he accumulated knowledge in sugar and ethanol sector and investment management with emphasis in hedge fund industry.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-EAESP) and bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of São Paulo (FEA-USP).

Arthur Castroviejo

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Arthur Castroviejo

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Since: 2014

Arthur Castroviejo has experience in financial/operational restructuring and private equity.

Joined RK Partners in the investments area.

Has a bachelor’s degree from School of Economics, Business and Accountig – University of São Paulo.

Bruno Baiocchi

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Bruno Baiocchi

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Since: 2015

Bruno Baiocchi has experience in Court Supervised Reorganization, corporate, tax, operational and financial restructuring projects, as well as organization and management of legal departments.

Before joining RK Partners, he was the head of the legal department of OSX Brasil, head of the tax department of Kincaid Law Office. He also worked at Pinheiro Neto Advogados, PwC and Vale.

Bruno Baiocchi is a Lawyer, graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro.

Bruno Batista

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Bruno Batista

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Since: 2014

Bruno Batista has experience in financial and operational restructuring and debt structuring.

Before joining RK Partners, he worked at Angra Partners, Deloitte, Banco Bradesco and Banco Safra, where he accumulated knowledge in M&A and structuring of debt and hybrid instruments, especially in the real estate, energy and agribusiness sectors.

He has a master’s degree in Economics from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV-EESP) and graduated in Economics from the State University of Campinas - UNICAMP and Accounting from Trevisan Escola de Negócios.

Bruno Furlan

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Bruno Furlan

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Since: 2015

Bruno Furlan has experience in financial and operational restructuring, interim management and strategy development.

He worked as a consultant at Dextron Management Consulting and Table Partners, where he participated in several strategic planning, financial advisory and restructuring projects in the metallurgical, agribusiness, logistics, retail and chemistry sectors. Before joining RK Partners, working with Brasil Plural Bank, he held the interim CFO position during the judicial restructuring process at Sifco Group.

He holds an MBA from Insead and a bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo.

Claudio Zuicker

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Claudio Zuicker

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Claudio Zuicker prior to joining RK Partners he was CFO of OSX during its restructuring process, responsible for treasury, accounting, financial planning, administrative, investor relations, and IT departments (40 employees). Twenty years of experience in the financial market, acting in the areas of corporate banking/finance, capital markets at BCN, ABC Brazil, Banco Brascan(Brookfield Group), Unibanco, ITAU BBA and Citibank, when I acquired solid knowledge of transactions involving capital markets, syndicated loans, derivatives, acquisition financing, project finance , debt issuances (local and external) and equity offering.

Bachelor´s in Economic Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo – PUC /SP, MBA in International Trade from University of São Paulo – USP, Master degree from IAE - Université Pierre Mendés – Grenoble France.

Daniel Sampaio

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Daniel Sampaio

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Since: 2016

Daniel has experience in M&A and fundraising and has joined RK Partners in the Restructuring team.

Prior to joining RK Partners, he worked at Ártica, Advisia Investimentos and Monsanto. He participated in many M&A projects both in Sell-side and Buy-side covering several sectors of the economy, with strong knowledge in the healthcare sector.

Daniel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA).

Fabio Moser

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Fabio Moser

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Fabio Moser

Since: 2015

Felipe Azevedo

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Felipe Azevedo

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Since: 2016

Felipe Azevedo joined RK Partners in 2016, having 8 years of previous experience in mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, and restructuring processes.

Prior to joining RK Partners, Felipe led the execution of M&A deals at Pangea Partners. Previously he was part of the Investment Banking teams at Banco Safra and Credit Suisse in São Paulo.
Throughout his career, he took part in financing projects connected to several industries, such as: fertilizers, dental plans, processed foods, real estate development, retail, cleaning products, services outsourcing, oil & gas, telecom infrastructure, shopping-centers, heavy engineering, water & sewage, tourism, logistics, collections, among others

Felipe holds a bachelor’s degree from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).

Fernando Brentari

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Fernando Brentari

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Since: 2014

Fernando Brentari has experience in private equity and mezzanine funds, operational and financial restructuring, M&A, entrepreneurship and supply chain processes.

Before joining RK Partners, he worked at Angra Partners, Darby Overseas Investments, AG Angra Infraestrutura, FMC Agricultural Products and KPMG Corporate Finance | Restructuring Services. Throughout his career, he has worked in the management of private equity and mezzanine funds focused on infrastructure and has participated in several financial advisory, turnaround and interim management cases in various sectors, including agribusiness, food, real estate, pay TV and outernet, hospitals and banks.

He has a master’s degree in Business Economics from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV-EESP) and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV-EAESP).

Filipe Rinaldi

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Filipe Rinaldi

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Filipe Rinaldi has 12 years of experience in consulting, private equity and has held several executive positions.

Before joining RK Partners, he was CEO at Oceana Minerais Marinhos, a greenfield project in the special fertilizers area. Previously, he was CFO and New Business Officer at NovaAgri Infraestrutura, having participated in the company’s foundation and development, including the sale of its control to a private equity fund. He worked as an investment officer in the AG Angra Infraestrutura private equity fund and has experience in strategic and financial consulting projects in various sectors.

He graduated in Production Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo.

Frederico Ribeiro

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Frederico Ribeiro

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Since: 2016

Frederico Ribeiro has experience in financial restructuring, M&A and fund raising.

Before joining RK Partners, he worked at Deutsche Bank and Finenge. He worked in several cases of financial advisory in the auto parts, healthcare, food and software sectors, among others.

He graduated in Economics from Insper.

Gabriel Catelan

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Gabriel Catelan

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Since: 2015

Gabriel Catelan has experience in financial and operational restructuring, M&A and capital raising.

Before joining RK Partners, he worked at Patria Investimentos, where he accumulated knowledge in M&A and capital raising. He worked in different advisory assignments in different sectors, including infrastructure, energy, food and auto parts.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas - FGV

Henrique Profeta

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Henrique Profeta

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Since: 2015

Henrique Profeta has experience in financial and operational restructuring, debt structuring, capital raising and cost reduction.

Before joining RK Partners, he worked at Gradus Consultoria de Gestão, Robert Bosch and Bosch Engineering. He worked in several cost reduction, strategic planning and matrix budgeting projects in the retail, logistics, automotive, education and publishing industry.

He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP).

Leonardo Silva

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Leonardo Silva

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Leonardo has 18 years of professional experience with relevant exposure to operational performance improvement projects and, since 2016, is part of the restructuring team at RK Partners.

He started his career in consulting firms like Booz & Company and Roland Berger, working on logistics optimizations, implementation of S&OP methodologies, inventory optimizations, downsizing of manufacturing operations (disinvestment / realignment of capacities), etc. In 2004, he launched IMG, a consulting start-up focused on Supply Chain, where he led efficiency improvement projects and investment analysis for organizations such as Bunge, International Paper, Vale, Athos Farma, Fosfertil, VCP, ...

In 2010, he joined MasterCard as VP of Advanced Analytics for Latin America, being responsible for the development of the practice in the region.

He was Director of Supply Chain Planning and Manufacturing with Etna (furniture and decoration retailer) where he led a restructuring program focused on inventory optimization, reduction of product mix and profitability increase of the furniture business.

He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from The Anderson School at UCLA and graduated in Engineering from ITA (Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica).

Mark Minowa

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Mark Minowa

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Since: 2013

Mark Minowa has experience in operational and financial restructuring, M&A and private equity.

Before joining RK Partners, he worked at Citibank, CSN, GPS/Pulsar and Angra Partners. He worked in several financial advisory and private equity fund management cases in the steel, mining, agribusiness, logistics and oil & gas sectors, among others.

He graduated in Production Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo.

Nathalia Gabina

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Nathalia Gabina

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Since: 2015

Nathalia Gabina has experience in corporate restructuring, in Court Supervised Reorganization, litigation, labor and employment, as well as on organization and management of the legal department and judicial disputes.

Before joining RK Partners, she worked in Estaleiro Atlantico Sul and EBX Group, in which she served in the structuring and organization of the group dedicated to OSX Brasil, OSX Construção Naval and OSX Serviços Operacionais, where was the head of strategic management of general litigation, arbitration, labor and employment, as well as renegotiation of passive and in Court Supervised Reorganization. She also worked for 2 years at BNDES.

Nathalia Gabina is a Lawyer, graduated and post graduated from Universidade Candido Mendes do Rio de Janeiro.

Rodrigo Fonseca

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Rodrigo Fonseca

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Since: 2015

Rodrigo Fonseca has experience in financial/operational restructuring, M&A and private equity.

Before joining RK Partners, he worked at Patria Investimentos and PwC Corporate Finance, where he accumulated knowledge in M&A and private equity, especially in the agribusiness, infrastructure and real estate.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo - PUC-SP.

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