Chris is a U.S. citizen permanently residing in Brazil since 1989.He was the founder and CEO of Vivax, the second largest cable TV carrier in Brazil, that he started in 1995.He led Vivax’s IPO in 2006 on the Bovespa stock exchange, and the company was later acquired by NET Serviços in 2007.Chris was also the CEO of Voyager Inc., an Internet company that went public in 1999 on the NASDAQ stock exchange (acquired by a U.S. telecom group in 2000).Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Maine and an MBA from Harvard University.
Roberto Rio Branco |VP OF MARKETING AND INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS
Roberto has extensive experience in marketing, sales and operations. He worked as Sales Director of Vivax for four years, and previously worked as the COO of cable television company TVA. Roberto also held several management positions at Mesbla, Bank of Boston, and Citibank. Roberto holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Faculdade Moraes Jr/ Mackenzie, with several professional courses in Brazil and abroad. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of NEOTV (Independent Paid Telecommunication Carriers’ Association), as well as Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of TELCOMP (Brazilian Association of Competitive Telecommunication Service Providers).
Pablo Campagnac | VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Pablo started his career working in the financial markets. He has extensive work experience in both sales and operational activities. In the last 15 years, he participated in Vivax’ start-up operation until its acquisition by NET Serviços, in 2007, and was part of Ascenty’s start-up efforts. Currently, Pablo manages the sales and sales engineering organization. Pablo holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from Boston University.
André Neris | VP OF FINANCE
Neris has over 30 years of experience in Financial, Accounting and Administrative area, working in several domestic and international companies. Neris was for many years Auditor of Coopers and Lybrand and later acted in MSI / Marconi Telecommunications, Cummins Filtration, Symantec Software and BuscaPé. He was the first CFO of Multiplus Fidelidade Capital Stock, carrying out operations such as contracting R$ 600 million in Hedge/Accounting and structuring the company after spin-off with a TAM. Later, Neris was the CFO of Holding Sforza, which controlled the Multi language group (Skil, Yazigi, Microlins, SOS, Wizard). He also worked in Vale Presente and participated in the entire process of selling Pearson British Multi Group in an operation of R$ 1.7 billion. Prior to joining Ascenty, he was Chief Financial Officer of Private Equity 2 + Capital of Grupo Boticário, coordinating the participation of Scalina (Trifill), CIATC (Pizzaria Braz, Piraja, ICI and Lanchonete da Cidade), Frajo Cosméticos and others. André holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a post-graduate degree in Business Management from FGV and an extension from the University of California Irvine.
Sérgio Abela | DIRECTOR OF DATA CENTER OPERATIONS
Abela has worked in the Telecom Infrastructure segment since 1997. He started off working at PROMON, helping implement fixed telephony centers and hubs for Netstream. He also worked in TIVIT’s Data Center startup, where he climbed from Infrastructure Engineer to Senior Infrastructure Executive. He was responsible for managing and operating all of the company’s Data Centers, offices and warehouses.
Abela has a degree in Civil Engineering from USP’s Escola Politécnica.
Rodrigo Radaieski | DIRECTOR OF SERVICES
With more than 20 years of experience in the Internet and Data Center market, Radaieski has been active in these segments since they emerged in Brazil. With a solid career as a manager in IT areas focused on providing services, Radaieski presents solid knowledge of the technology market. At Ascenty he is responsible for the Service Delivery teams (Projects, NOC and Smart Hands), Networking and IT.
José Carlos M. Queiroz | DIRECTOR OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY
José Carlos is an Electrical Engineer with a graduate degree in Occupational Safety Engineering, Project Management and Health Management. His career spans across more than 20 years in technology companies such as Ericsson Telecomunicações and IBM.
In the latter, he led the Occupational Safety team, providing support to the Business Units in Brazil regarding Occupational Health & Safety, and was part of the Management Leadership Americas Team.
At Ascenty, José Carlos takes on the Occupational Health & Safety area in all units and countries where the company operates.
Vinícus Minetto | SALES DIRECTOR
Vinícius has extensive experience in the Data Center and Telecommunications market, where he has worked for over 15 years. He has held positions at major players in the Brazilian market, and joined Ascenty in 2012 to strengthen the sales team. He has an undergraduate and a graduate degree from FATEC with an MBA in Sales Management from FGV (Getúlio Vargas Foundation). At Ascenty, he is responsible for the Sales, Solutions Architecture, and Products teams.
Fabio Trimarco |DIRECTOR OF COMPLIANCE AND QUALITY
Fábio has a BS in Computer Science, an MBA in IT Governance, and an undergraduate extension in Business Compliance from PUC. The executive has a background in IT, with extensive experience in various sectors, in multinational companies such as General Motors, EDSHP Enterprise and PromonLogicalis.
He spearheads the Compliance and Quality area, focusing on ethics, conduct, as well as Quality, implementing and managing standards and certifications such as such as ISOs 9001 quality management, 14001 environmental management, 20000-1 IT service management, 27001\27701 information security management, 37001\37301 anti-bribery management, 45001 occupational health and safety management, 50001 energy management, PCI DSS, SOC, UPTIME TIER III, and TÜV TR3 (TIA942).
Pedro Gutiérrez | EXECUTIVE MANAGER, LATAM
Pedro has an undergraduate degree in Civil Electrical Engineering, and a graduate degree in Energy Engineering. He has been in the telecom infrastructure industry for 20 years and joined Ascenty in 2019. He currently supports the Data Center operations management.
He has led operation and maintenance teams at a Data Center in Chile, as well as performing improvements for facility certification.