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Business Forum Leaders in Brazil

SERGIO DAMIANI

With almost 20 years of market experience, being the last 15 years in leadership positions in family, multinational and own…

SERGIO DAMIANI

With almost 20 years of market experience, being the last 15 years in leadership positions in family, multinational and own companies. Strong academic background, with an MBA in Finance, fluency in English, a command of Spanish and notions of French. Extensive experience in strategic planning, having worked in one of the largest banks in the world in several business areas. In-depth knowledge of business management and asset management, including business plan preparation, market analysis, price formation, return and margin analysis and monitoring of key indicators. Worked in several large projects in Brazil and abroad, having performed due diligence and advisory services to successfully raise USD 300 million for the largest sugar and ethanol plant in Africa. Additionally, with experience in the creation and evaluation of business, expansion plans and mergers and acquisitions, having conducted these types of operations in the last 5 years.

MURILO HADDAD

Murilo has 30 years of professional experience in the area of training and people management and corporate auditing. He started…

MURILO HADDAD

Murilo has 30 years of professional experience in the area of training and people management and corporate auditing. He started his career in an advertising and political marketing company and was responsible for training the commercial team of the first computer school in Brazil and later became director of the Curitiba unit of this same school for 17 years. He also participated for 3 years as a strategy manager for a professional replacement company, as well as a partner in other companies and also has training in Leader and Life Coaching. Murilo graduated in business administration and is currently studying Psychology.

GLAUCO SANT’ANNA

Experienced Executive, with a solid career in strategic positions that require a holistic view to conduct business. Graduated in Mechanical…

GLAUCO SANT’ANNA

Experienced Executive, with a solid career in strategic positions that require a holistic view to conduct business. Graduated in Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor in Theology, Specialization in Executive Business Administration, in addition to training for Board Member Positions (in progress). He has been working for more than 20 years in the management and development of business units for the Automotive, Civil Construction and Furniture segments, in European multinational companies (German / Switzerland) and family businesses. His experience covers all areas of operations, development, technical sales and after-sales, in addition to financial responsibilities, where the results were significant in the consolidation of commercial and financial relationships. Committed to the mission of serving people, supporting them in their integral development, Glauco delivers solutions and business value, through work with multidisciplinary teams, being responsible for global projects during 2 years of experience in Germany. Fluency in English with good communication skills in German and Spanish. Ministerially, he is responsible for a care network in small multiplier groups, as well as for the ministry of “Married Couples” in the Bacacheri Baptist Church, in Curitiba. Executivo com sólida carreira em posições estratégicas que exigem uma visão holística para a condução dos negócios. Formado em Engenharia Mecânica, Bacharel em Teologia, Especialização em Executive Business Administration, além da formação para Conselheiro de Administração (em andamento). Atua há mais de 20 anos na gestão e desenvolvimento de unidades de negócios para os segmentos Automotivo, Linha Branca, Construção Civil e Moveleiro, em empresas multinacionais Europeias (Alemã/Suíça) e familiares. Sua experiência abrange todas as áreas da operação, desenvolvimento, vendas técnicas/consultivas e pós-vendas, além de responsabilidades financeiras, onde os resultados foram significativos na consolidação de relacionamentos comerciais e financeiros. Comprometido com a missão de servir as pessoas, apoiando-as em seu desenvolvimento integral, entrega soluções e valor aos negócios, por meio do trabalho com equipes multidisciplinares, sendo responsável por projetos globais durante 2 anos de vivência na Alemanha. Fluência em Inglês com boas habilidades de comunicação em Alemão e Espanhol. Ministerialmente, é responsável por uma rede de cuidado em pequenos grupos multiplicadores, como também, pelo ministério de casais na Igreja Batista do Bacacheri, em Curitiba.

DANIEL BARRAGÁN

Over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry in Argentina and Brazil, in Human Resources Management and Quality Management…

DANIEL BARRAGÁN

Over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry in Argentina and Brazil, in Human Resources Management and Quality Management leadership positions. Implementation of large Logistics projects in Industrial Plants, responsible for hiring, qualifying the workforce and the continuous human development programs, in search of versatility and polyfunctionality. Implementer and Auditor of Quality Management Systems under different Standards. Project Sustainability Consultant for Third Sector organizations. Baptist Pastor since 2013, small group coordinator, Bible school teacher and pastoral counseling.  Graduated as a Programming Analyst, Bachelor of Theology, Specialist in Public Policies and Sustainability and Master in Educational Processes mediated by Technologies. Fluent in Spanish and with advanced knowledge in English. Mais de 20 anos de experiencia na indústria automotiva na Argentina e no Brasil em cargos de Gestão de Recursos Humanos e Gestão da Qualidade. Implementação de grandes projetos de Logística em Plantas Industriais, responsável pela contratação, qualificação da mão de obra e os programas de desenvolvimento humano contínuo, em busca da polivalência e polifuncionalide nos postos de trabalho. Implementador e Auditor de Sistemas de Gestão da Qualidade sob distintas Normas. Consultor em Sustentabilidade de Projetos em organizações do Terceiro Setor inclusive atuando com projetos de Leis de Incentivo. Pastor Batista desde 2013, coordenador de pequenos grupos, professor de escola bíblica e aconselhamento pastoral. Formado como Analista Programador, Bacharel em Teologia, Especialista em Políticas Públicas e Sustentabilidade e Mestrando em Processos Educacionais mediados por Tecnologias. Fluência em espanhol e domínio do inglês.

ELIZEU BUENO

With 18 years of professional experience, developed in medium and large refrigeration and air conditioning companies operating throughout the national…

ELIZEU BUENO

With 18 years of professional experience, developed in medium and large refrigeration and air conditioning companies operating throughout the national territory, I had occupied strategic positions on technical and commercial area. I held the role of Black Belt working on improving manufacturing processes and Development and monitoring of improvement projects aimed at reducing waste, increasing quality and productivity using the following tools and methodologies: Kanban, Six Sigma, 8D, Cause and Effect Diagram. Extensive experience in customer service, problem solving, team coordination, having developed an executive carrier in one of the largest Air Conditioning companies of the world. Graduated in Production Engineering.

FÁBIO DUDUS

Being an entrepreneur for 30+ years gave me the clarity to focus on what matters most. With ventures experiences in…

FÁBIO DUDUS

Being an entrepreneur for 30+ years gave me the clarity to focus on what matters most. With ventures experiences in the Marketing Events Industry and Hotel & Hospitality Industry, was owner of Rental & Stage Equipment Business with 100 employees and a Modular Stands company for 16 years. Today my main goal is to help other entrepreneurs to find out there is a wiser, eternal , lucrative , fulfilling and Biblical way of doing business. With which, business can become a platform where we apply the mission of love your neighbor as yourself.

DIOVANI ANGELLI

Entrepreneur for over 20 years in the sports and leisure segments, having worked and developed several sales channels (wholesale, retail,…

DIOVANI ANGELLI

Entrepreneur for over 20 years in the sports and leisure segments, having worked and developed several sales channels (wholesale, retail, e-commerce), as well as managed a Family owned business. Graduated in Software Engineering at Universidade Estadual de Maringá and trained by Dale Carnegie in human relations and sales. Current member of the board of the Association and Ecommerce Center of Maringá. Christian, passionate about Jesus, small group leader, married to Jaqueline Luchetti and father of two blessed girls, Lara and Lívia. Empresário há mais de 20 anos no segmento de esportes e lazer, tendo atuado e desenvolvido diversos canais de vendas (atacado, varejo, e-commerce).  Graduado em Engenharia de Software pela Universidade Estadual de Maringá e treinado pela Dale Carnegie em relações humanas e vendas. Atual membro da diretoria da Associação e Núcleo de Ecommerce de Maringá. Cristão apaixonado por Jesus, líder de celula, casado com Jaqueline Luchetti e pai de duas abençoadas meninas, Lara e Lívia.

PIERRE PERENSIN

Writer, Bachelor of Theology, Master, Business and Executive Coach and Behavioral Analyst. Pierre Perensin has solid experience as a public…

PIERRE PERENSIN

Writer, Bachelor of Theology, Master, Business and Executive Coach and Behavioral Analyst. Pierre Perensin has solid experience as a public manager and business manager. He served for more than 10 years as Executive Director, Director of Expansion and Innovation in several industries, such as audit companies, construction and educational groups. He is an advisor to pastoral teams and CEOs of large Brazilian companies. He is a member of the Dallas Baptist University Global Community Advisory Board for 2020 and 2021. Escritor, Bacharel em Teologia, Master, Business e Executive Coach e Analista Comportamental. Pierre Perensin possui sólida experiência como gestor público e gestor de negócios. Atuou por mais de 10 anos como Diretor Executivo, Diretor de Expansão e Inovação em diversos setores, como empresas de auditoria, construção e grupos educacionais. É assessor de equipes pastorais e CEOs de grandes empresas brasileiras. Ele é membro do Conselho Consultivo da Comunidade Global da Dallas Baptist University para 2020 e 2021.

NANDO VALENTE

Creative and experienced entrepreneur, graduated in Mechatronics Engineering and MBA from Coppead institute. Nando Valente has actively participated in the…

NANDO VALENTE

Creative and experienced entrepreneur, graduated in Mechatronics Engineering and MBA from Coppead institute. Nando Valente has actively participated in the creation of highly successful national and international companies, from the initial conception of the project, through the hiring of the team and specification of processes, to the full development of the business in a profitable form, both in the infrastructure and industrial segment and in the world of services and digital startups. Inventiveness and resilience are important marks that highlight the work of this professional with more than 25 years of experience.

FERNANDO DE OLIVEIRA

Creative and experienced entrepreneur, graduated in Mechatronics Engineering and MBA from Coppead institute. Nando Valente has actively participated in the…

FERNANDO DE OLIVEIRA

Creative and experienced entrepreneur, graduated in Mechatronics Engineering and MBA from Coppead institute. Nando Valente has actively participated in the creation of highly successful national and international companies, from the initial conception of the project, through the hiring of the team and specification of processes, to the full development of the business in a profitable form, both in the infrastructure and industrial segment and in the world of services and digital startups. Inventiveness and resilience are important marks that highlight the work of this professional with more than 25 years of experience.

CARLOS ESAU

Executive with 20 years of solid professional experience, in supervision, management and direction positions, in several national companies. Master in…

CARLOS ESAU

Executive with 20 years of solid professional experience, in supervision, management and direction positions, in several national companies. Master in regional development having acted as an executive of a business association that established the strategic agenda for 20 years in the region of Santa Cruz do Sul/RS. Graduated in Business Management / Marketing in the USA. Specialized in strategic planning, marketing and people management. In the last decade, Carlos has worked as a mentor and trainer of teams and leaders for high performance, being a founding partner of Carlos Esau Mentoring. In the Christian/ministerial field, he is a graduate of ETM – Ministerial Training School and Haggai Institute – Singapore, acting as a regular guest lecturer at the Haggai training center in Hawaii,and as the state representative of Haggai Brazil. He has a strong background and experience with new business development, innovation, administrative and commercial areas, mid-sized and family companies. Certified by John Maxwell – USA, acts as a speaker, trainer and coach for leaders and executives adopting the knowledge and content base of John Maxwell Team in constant evolution. Fluent in English and with good ability in German and Spanish. At the local church he contributes in the areas of “Couples Ministries”, “Youth Ministries” and teaching/training of ministry leaders and small groups. Married, 2 children.

ANISIO ROMANINI

Anisio holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting, a Bachelor degree in Theology, and a post-grad degree in Business. Worked for…

ANISIO ROMANINI

Anisio holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting, a Bachelor degree in Theology, and a post-grad degree in Business.

Worked for 18 years at Unilever, where he held different positions such as: Sales Supervisor, District Manager, and Southern Regional Manager of one of the divisions of this multinational. He attended countless courses and training courses focused on leadership and business management.

Later, he founded a sportswear factory, with sportswear stores in Paraná and Santa Catarina, where he worked for 25 years. He was also a partner and director of PolloShop Company, working in the Shopping Center industry, with four malls in Curitiba. At PolloShop he held the positions of Commercial Director, Unit Director and CEO for 30 years.

During his entire career, he always had a strong performance in directing, training, and stimulating people to reach their goals and objectives.

MAURO GAMBOA

Business entrepreneur in the area of Information Technology – Business Intelligence, with over 30 years of professional experience, working with…

MAURO GAMBOA

Business entrepreneur in the area of Information Technology – Business Intelligence, with over 30 years of professional experience, working with people management and projects for technological innovation. The several years in the consulting business provided a solid experience sedimented through the performance in numerous companies of various sizes, performing activities from commercialization to project management, in Brazil and Latin America. Most of these activities were performed in agribusiness companies focused on the production, transformation, and distribution of animal protein. With fluent Spanish and intermediate English, he graduated in business administration and theology, and is currently working on his master's degree. Disciple of Christ, serving as a pastor since 2006.

ANDERSON BENTO

Anderson holds a Marketing and Advertising degree, currently finishing an MBA in Strategic Business Administration. He has 20 years of…

ANDERSON BENTO

Anderson holds a Marketing and Advertising degree, currently finishing an MBA in Strategic Business Administration. He has 20 years of professional experience developed in companies in the communication and food industry. He has worked in the audiovisual content production, sales, and management sector. He started his career at a TV station and worked for approximately 10 years in this industry, becoming an entrepreneur later on. He does volunteer work at his local church, where he serves in family, men, and entrepreneurs ministries. Together with his wife Gisele, he lectures at events for couples and families. He is Gabriely’s father and loves being with his family and friends to enjoy good times. He is motivated to equip and inspire Executives and Entrepreneurs to build purposefulness businesses.

GIOVANI FACHINI

Giovani has over 35 years of professional experience in the public and private sector. He served as an Officer of…

GIOVANI FACHINI

Giovani has over 35 years of professional experience in the public and private sector. He served as an Officer of the Military Police of Santa Catarina for three decades and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Since then, he has specialized in the commercial, sales and marketing areas, and he is currently a partner in a Mediation and Arbitration Company in Joinville-SC. He has always acted in several strategic, tactical, and pedagogical roles. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree, a postgraduate degree in Public Security and a degree in Theology. He has deep knowledge of various dispute resolution techniques. Giovani’s main skill is to act as a conflict pacifier. He is also a facilitator of Non-Violent Communication (CNV), Mediation and Negotiation.

TARCÍSIO LOFFI

Tarcisio holds a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences degree and has been an entrepreneur in this segment for 29 years. Has…

TARCÍSIO LOFFI

Tarcisio holds a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences degree and has been an entrepreneur in this segment for 29 years. Has experience as a Business Consultant and Advisor, Judicial and Extrajudicial Accounting Expert and Master Coach. In addition to being a theologian, Tarcisio is an Auxiliary Pastor and Leader of the Entrepreneurs’ Ministry at Jardim de Deus Evangelical Church. He is currently Vice President of ACJ – Associação Cristã Joinvillense. As a Coach, his work focus in on restoration and wedding counseling. Member of AdHoNEP – Associação de Homens de Negócio do Evangelho Pleno [Gospel Business Men Association], Where he has served as President, Vice President and Director of Partners. His greatest passion is to be useful so that lives are changed and renewed for the ministry of Jesus Christ.

“C12 is everything I was looking for and more of what I didn’t know I needed. My peers challenge me in my blind spots, love me in hard times, and encourage me to glorify God in the way I lead my team. It’s a home for business leaders.”

Brittany Zeller, founder and director of Tiny Feet Early Intervention / South Carolina C12 member

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