José Eduardo de Lacerda Soares
José Eduardo de Lacerda is CEO and founding partner at Arsenal.
Mr. Lacerda was head of execution at Credit Suisse First Boston investment banking group in Brazil, being responsible for coordinating and overseeing the bank’s investment banking transactions in the country. Mr. Lacerda has spent his entire career in the investment banking industry and participated in a variety of transactions. Mr. Lacerda was a former executive of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Banco de Investimentos Garantia and JPMorgan.
Mr. Lacerda was a board member of Metodo Engenharia, TAM Linhas Aéreas, Cromex S/A., Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional – CSN, Vicunha Têxtil S.A., Elizabeth S.A. – Indústria Têxil, Vicunha Participações S.A. and Vicunha Steel S.A.
Mr. Lacerda holds a BS degree in Finance from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and an MBA degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Pedro Paulo de Campos
Pedro Paulo de Campos is a partner and director at Arsenal.
With over 30 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. Mr. Campos was a partner at Patria Investimentos, founding partner at Angra Partners, managing director at Citigroup Latin America and president at GE Capital Latin America. Mr. Campos also worked in other international institution such as JP Morgan and Oppenheimer & Co.
Throughout his career, Mr. Campos has participated as a board member of several companies such as Brasil Telecom, Petropar, Telemig Participações, Impacta, Nova Agri, Gedako, Latasa, among others, and non-profit organizations such as American Graded School SP and SOS Villages Brazil.
Mr. Campos holds bachelor degrees in Engineering and Business Management from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.
Rodrigo Fernandes Arena
Rodrigo Arena is a partner and director of M&A at Arsenal.
Mr. Arena worked as a buy side analyst at Black River Asset Management, in São Paulo. He also worked as a consultant at Telefónica Strategic Planning Department, in São Paulo and Madrid offices. Prior to joining Telefónica, Mr. Arena worked as an analyst at the Corporate Finance team of BES Investimento in São Paulo office.
Mr. Arena holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo.
Hugo worked in Investment Banking at JP Morgan. He also worked in the tax department at Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra law firm.
Mr. Safraider holds BS degrees in Business Administration and Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo.
Helena worked in consulting at Roland Berger in the development and execution of strategic projects in several industries. Helena also worked in the Morgan Stanley Equity Research team.
Ms. Altenfelder holds BS degrees in Business Administration, with honors, and Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo.