Our team is complementary,
passionate and highly engaged
with the companies we work with.
Fernando is a founding partner at Shift, where he is engaged with investment activities. Prior to Shift, he worked in the M&A division of Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo, where he led several middle-market transactions and was an angel investor. Fernando holds a bachelor's degree from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) - where he was the founder of FGV Finance Club - and Mannheim University in Germany.
João Paulo Maia
João is a founding partner at Shift and co-leads its investment activities. He worked in the investment banking division of BofA Merrill Lynch, advising on M&A, ECM (IPOs and follow-ons) and DCM for iconic companies such as Hermes Pardini, Camil, Caixa Econômica and Carrefour Brasil. João holds a bachelor's degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).
Bernardo is a founding partner at Shift and in charge of value creation, working closely to the companies in our ecosystem. He worked in private equity at Pátria Investimentos, the largest PE fund in Brazil, and in the M&A division of Cypress Associates, major advisory firm based in São Paulo. Bernardo holds a bachelor's degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).
Founding Partner and COO
Paulo is a founding partner at Shift and its COO. He worked in private equity at DGF Investimentos and with equity research at Bradesco BBI, Banco Safra and Haitong Securities covering sectors like Consumer, Retail, Food, Beverages and Agribusiness. Paulo holds a bachelor's degree in BA from Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV and also studied at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), in Norway.
Sofia de Paula Baer
Sofia focuses on value creation and is passionate about FoodTech and impact investing. Pior to joining Shift, she worked at McKinsey & Company in the research and strategic consulting divisions. Sofia holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Insper, where she graduated with honors.
Felipe Noffs Marrach
Felipe is focused on Shift’s investment activities and has experience in advising companies in several sectors on merges and acquisitions and financial structuring processes. Prior to joining Shift, he worked in the Investment Banking division of Greenhill & Co. and at Dikaios, a local M&A boutique. Felipe holds a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo - POLI USP.
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