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.
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Felipe Caballero | VP OF DC DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
Felipe has worked in the data center sector since 1997. He participated in the design and development of several important Data Center projects from inception to deployment. Felipe has been responsible for large Data Center infrastructure operations, managing all critical environment maintenance and operating routines. Felipe graduated from the ORT university in his home country, Uruguay.
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.
Alexandre Demarchi | ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION DIRECTOR
Alexandre has over 20 years of experience in the implementation of large projects and works, working directly in Telecommunications Infrastructure and Electrical Engineering. Prior to starting his activities at Ascenty, he worked for 10 years as a team leader of engineers and designers for major industrial projects such as refineries, petrochemical hubs and oil refining and storage platforms (FPSO) for Petrobrás and mining plants for Vale. Alexandre is Electrical Engineer with specialization in Electronics and Electrotechnology from the Paulista University and the Polytechnic School of USP.
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.
Eduardo A. Pereira | EXECUTIVE ENGINEERING MANAGER
Eduardo has worked in the Telecommunication Infrastructure segment since 2001. He started his career at Canbras/TVA (Vivax/Net Serviços) with experience in all technical areas, from projects, construction and operation of networks. He also experienced the massification of fiber-optic networks for last-mile contracts in landline carriers and backhaul for mobile carriers.
He has been working at Ascenty since its start-up and has been in Management since 2017.
Eduardo is a civil engineer graduated from Unip and he is now responsible for Ascenty’s Network Planning, Special Projects, Backbone and Regulatory areas.
Gustavo Sousa | CFO
Gustavo has held executive positions at large Brazilian companies, such as CEO and CFO/DRI at Cielo,
CFO/DRI at Klabin, CEO and CFO/DRI at CPFL Renováveis, Controller, Treasury, Investor Relations and Tax Officer at Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional and Controllership Officer at Banco do Brasil. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a Master’s degree in Economic Business Management from the University of Brasília, an MBA in Financial Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and a degree in Business Administration from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte.
At Ascenty, he has been CFO since August 2022.
Rodrigo Hunnicutt | EXECUTIVE MANAGER, CONSTRUTION
Rodrigo has worked at Ascenty since 2018, and helped deploy the first “Built to Suit” data center infrastructure projects built on Ascenty’s own land.
He oversaw construction of several data centers in Brazil and Mexico. He has extensive experience in project design, planning, management, and construction. He earned a degree in Architecture in 1991 and has an MBA in “Technology and Management in Building Production” from USP Politécnica.
José Roberto | EXECUTIVE LOGISTICS MANAGER
José Roberto has extensive experience in administration and logistics. For 20 years, he was in charge of logistics management at Goodyear Brazil, integrating the management team responsible for the storage and shipping of all domestic and international production.
He then took over as head of the administrative and logistics units at Vivax, a cable TV and broadband internet provider, since the company’s start-up.
At Ascenty, he has been in charge of the logistics and administrative units since the company’s inception.
José Roberto has an undergraduate in business administration and a graduate degree in business management from Centro Salesiano Universitário de São Paulo (UNISAL).
Stéfano Barbosa | EXECUTIVE FP&A MANAGER
Stéfano has 10 years’ experience in accounting, finance and planning. He has an undergraduate in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Texas Christian University and a graduate degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.
He began his career at Ernst & Young auditing domestic and publicly traded companies. After some time, he turned his focus to the FP&A area at Kemin, a U.S. company with operations in more than 90 countries, where he was responsible for South American companies over a period of 2 years.
He started in theFP&A unit at Ascenty in 2018 and partook in the company’s growth and expansion in recent years.