Achieving your high growth ambitions requires alignment around first principles, rapid decision making, high accountability, saying no, and a restlessness to be better.
What attributes do you admire most in an executive?
Decisiveness. It’s far more important to be fast than correct. We’re all operating with imperfect information, but if you are decisive, you can course correct quickly. Rarely is one glad they waited. And your business leaders will develop the same muscle.
Where did you grow up?
I was a bit of a nomad but I spent the bulk of my childhood in Rio de Janeiro and New York City. As the child of two immigrants, I had a lot of languages to keep straight from an early age.
If you could spend a month in any city, where would you go?
I have wanted to spend a month in Oaxaca for ages. Oaxaca is a microcosm of Mexico. It has Mexico’s most interesting cuisine and food markets to make your head spin. On top of that the indigenous culture is very much alive, there is great hiking and archeological sites to visit, and a vibrant artisan culture. Oaxaca is the perfect excuse to keep my Spanish up to speed.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Joined in 2018
Works with portfolio companies to help them accelereate growth through customer acquisition, product expansion, and talent strategic initiatives
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Columbia Business School, MBA
University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science in Economics