n experienced financial professional, Renato Mazzucchelli has served clients in the United States and Brazil. For almost 10 years, he has operated his own firms in São Paulo, focusing on distressed debt and collections. Currently, Mr. Mazzucchelli leads RCB Investimentos S/A, a company that buys distressed accounts from major Brazilian retailers and seeks to collect from debtors utilizing its in-house team. As of the third quarter of 2011, his company held $5 billion worth of distressed debt from 6 million debtors. In a recent article, Renato Mazzucchelli stated the holdings change regularly as debtors work to repay what they owe. As a result, such a business requires a great deal of information technology infrastructure. Previously, Mr. Mazzucchelli founded Multicred Investimentos Ltda., which was among the first companies in Brazil acquiring and investing in distressed receivables. Renato Mazzucchelli studied at the Yale School of Management in the United States and earned a Master of Business Administration. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Management at Fundação Getulio Vargas in Brazil. In his charitable endeavors, he supports CEBASP and Fundação Abrinq, which honored him as a significant donor. Following graduate school, Renato Mazzucchelli relocated to New York, where he accepted a position with Lehman Brothers as an Associate. After a year, he joined Barclays Capital as an Associate Director. For both companies, he focused on emerging markets and securities comprised of local currencies. Mr. Mazzucchelli subsequently became a Senior Vice President for Gramercy Advisors LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut. For two years, he assumed responsibility for the firm’s Latin American holdings consisting of distressed debt. He traded the securities and developed relationships to acquire new ones.