Work History

Work History
Dec 2009 - Present

Financial Manager and Pension Fund Manager

DuPont

Manages a team of 5 finance professionals, including remote supervision in 3 countries. Performs business analysis, project valuation, working capital and credit management for the Electronics & Communications business in Latin America, with total annual revenues in excess of $70 million. Manages the defined benefits and defined contribution plans for DuPrev, DuPont's pension fund in Brazil, with total assets in excess of R$300 million. Reports to the Electronics & Communications Director for Latin America and to the Vice-President of Finance for Latin America.

Feb 2009 - Nov 2009

Project Manager - Six Sigma Black Belt

DuPont

Led and drove a large, multigenerational Six Sigma project that in 2009 delivered over $200 million in improvements in the accounts receivable of the DuPont Crop Protection strategic business unit worldwide. Obtained Six Sigma Black Belt certification in October, 2009. Partnered with Process Owners and Champions to drive results. Acted as a technical expert, coaching and training team members. Monitored performance and improvements in key metrics. Reported to the Global Finance Director for DuPont Crop Protection and to the Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Apr 2008 - Jan 2009

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Manager

DuPont

Provided leadership and counsel to senior management for 4 global mergers and acquisitions projects, including the acquisition of Coastal Training Technologies by DuPont closed in October, 2008. Developed transaction structures, assisted with valuation matters and negotiation strategies. Developed solutions and alternative structuring options to meet strategic goals by integrating business, financial, legal, and personnel considerations into a cohesive solution. Staffed the negotiating team. Managed all financial inputs for transactions by coordinating internal and external resources as applicable to each specific transaction. Monitored emerging trends and developed appropriate strategies. Reported to the Director of Mergers & Acquisitions.

Nov 2006 - Mar 2008

Board Director

Silotec

Provided guidance for decisive action (increase prices, reduce fixed cost, prospect new customer segments) which enabled in 2007 the mitigation of a 10% potential revenue reduction resulting from the loss of one significant account. Replaced the executive team and implemented variable compensation based on the performance of key business metrics. Developed a new strategic plan, currently under execution, which was submitted to and approved by the main investors in the company.

Jun 2003 - Mar 2008

Treasury Manager for Latin America

DuPont

Designed and implemented a customer financing program that generated over $30 million in incremental sales in 2008, with a default rate of 0.5% as of January, 2009. Centralized the cash, insurance, and financing management for DuPont subsidiaries in Latin America, reducing head count from 28 to 12 and annual administrative costs from $1.7 million to $1.2 million. Created accounts receivable shared service centers for DuPont businesses in Latin America, reducing head count by 12 for annual cost savings in excess of $600 thousand. Overhauled insurance coverage for DuPont in Latin America, saving over $300 thousand in annual premium paid. Managed approximately $650 million in loans (including BNDES project financing, Brazilian "rural credit", and cross-border loans) and $150 million in short-term investments. Obtained from DuPont's external auditors clean SOX compliance assessments for treasury in Brazil and Mexico from 2004 to 2007. Led a team of more than 40 finance professionals, including remote supervision in five countries. Scored above the DuPont average in all coaching competencies in an anonymous assessment made by direct reports in 2006. Overall performance was deemed above expectations in all years from 2003 to 2007. Reported to the Vice-President of Finance Latin America and received functional guidance from the Vice-President and Treasurer in the U.S.

Jun 2003 - May 2004

Investor Relations Director

Invista Nylon Sulamericana S.A.

Prior to the sale of Invista by DuPont to Koch Industries, managed the relationship with holders (large banks and pension funds) of R$ 60 million (approximately $30 million) in 3 year term bonds. Reported to Invista Nylon’s Chief Executive Officer and to the DuPont’s Finance Vice-President for South America.

Jan 2001 - May 2003

Finance Manager - DuPont Chemical Solutions

DuPont

Collected all receivables affected by the Argentinean crisis of 2002. Provided financial expertise to the team in charge of developing business plans for entry in the Brazilian ethanol and sugar industry. Managed a team of 8 finance professionals, including remote supervision in 3 countries. Performed business analysis, project valuation, working capital and credit management for various business units totalling annual revenues in excess of $30 million. Overall performance was deemed above expectations in all years from 2001 to 2003. Reported to the Chemical Solutions Director for South America and to the Vice-President of Finance for South America.

Sep 1997 - Dec 2000

Tax and M&A Consultant

DuPont

Developed tax plans that saved a total of over $10 million while maintaining full compliance with tax regulations, as attested by reviews from DuPont's external auditors and from the tax authorities in Brazil. Developed solutions and alternative structuring options to meet strategic goals for the formation of the Griffin-DuPont JV and of the DuPont-Cipatex JV plus three other deals that were not closed. Overall performance was deemed above expectations in all years from 1997 to 2000. Reported to the Brazil Tax Manager and received functional guidance from the  Director of Mergers & Acquisitions in the U.S. Supervised a team of 2 people in Brazil.

Mar 1996 - Aug 1997

Senior Tax Consultant

Led numerous income tax planning and compliance jobs for large corporate customers, including Carrefour, Colgate-Palmolive, Siemens, Sadia, Banco Santander, and Holdercim. Reported to the tax practice managers. Supervised teams of 2 to 5 people per project.

Aug 1994 - Feb 1996

Audit and Tax Assistant

Staffed numerous audit and tax teams for jobs at large corporate customers. Reported to the senior auditors and senior tax consultants.

Education

Education

References and Recommendations

Summary

Decisive, practical, business oriented financial executive with an extensive track record of integrity and of tangible results that exceed expectations. Leader experienced in managing large, diverse, international teams of professionals, including supervision of seasoned managers and remote supervision. Broad technical expertise and experience in all major financial areas. Outstanding academic background. Interested in positions with companies that offer attractive, challenging business perspectives and abide by high ethical standards.

Citizenship and Residency Status

Citizen of Brazil and Portugal, U.S. B1/B2 Visa Holder, Mexico Business Visa Holder

Languages

Native Portuguese, Fluent English, Conversational Spanish

Conferences and Articles

Networking

Certifications

Certifications
2003 - Present

Six Sigma Green Belt

DuPont
Oct 2009 - Present

Six Sigma Black Belt

DuPont