Our team is complementary,
passionate and highly engaged
with the companies we work with.
Fernando is a founding partner at Shift. 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 in Business 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. 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 in Business from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).
Bernardo is a founding partner at Shift. 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 in Business 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 Business from Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV and also studied at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), in Norway.
Felipe is part of Shift's investment team. He 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 Universidade de São (USP).
Henrique is part of Shift's investment team. He worked in Equity Research in Global Emerging Markets division at Aberdeen Standard Investments. Henrique holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).
Felipe is part of Shift's investment team. Prior to joining Shift, he worked in the investment banking division of BTG Pactual. Felipe pursues a bachelor’s degree in Business from Insper.
Maurício is part of Shift’s investment team. He has thrived the startups ecosystem while in his course through the Food Industry, in Roots to Go and Pink Farms vertical farms. Maurício pursue a bachelor’s degree in Business from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).
Pedro Henrique Caramalac
Pedro is part of Shift's investment team. Prior to joining Shift, he worked at Safra and at Bahia Asset Management, a Brazilian hedge fund. Pedro pursues a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidade de São Paulo (USP).
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