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).

Marcos Siqueira | VP OF OPERATIONS

Marcos has extensive experience in Data Center and Telecom segments. Marcos joined Ascenty in 2012 and has held various management positions in his ten years at the company. Prior to Ascenty and for 10 years, he worked in various management level positions at Level 3 in Sao Paulo. Marcos has experience in operations, product development, pre-sales and after-sales Teams. Marcos graduated from FIAP and has an Executive Master Business Administration from INSPER.

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.

Marçal Bonke | CONTROLLER

Marçal has 35 years of experience in Accounting and Finance, working in all levels and especially leadership positions in Corporate Controller, Business Controller, Financial and Strategic Planning, Financial Operations, and team training. He worked for multinational corporations such as Alcoa, Monsanto, Motorola and Diebold Nixdorf.

Marçal participated in the Motorola International Finance Leadership Training Program through multifunctional projects in the fields of Consolidation, Finance for Distribution, and LATAM Sales, Corporate Internal Audit, and Accounting of Manufacturing Costs, throughout 18 months in the U.S.

He has a degree in Accounting and a graduate degree in the Specialization Course for Undergraduates of Fundação Getúlio Vargas – CEAG-FGV.

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.

João Walter | EXECUTIVE MANAGER OF PRODUCTS SERVICES

João has more than 15 years of experience in the Data Center and Telecommunication market, working in major corporations of the industry. He joined Ascenty in 2013 to bolster the Solutions Architecture Team. The executive took on new challenges over the years and currently leads the Solutions Architecture and Products teams.

Arturo Wheeler | REGIONAL DATA CENTER DIRECTOR

Arturo has over 30 years’ experience leading highly effective teams in mission-critical IT functions in globalized environments for Mexico and Latin America. He developed his career mainly in the financial sector with Citibank, where he was responsible for several operation and engineering functions in Telecommunications and Data Centers. The executive was also part of Americas regional leadership teams for the bank, where he was responsible for establishing operating models and local, regional, and global team transitions through which operational efficiencies, service improvements, and cost reductions were achieved.

Arturo joined Ascenty in late 2021 as Regional Director for Mexico in order to strategically direct, plan and oversee Ascenty’s operation and expansion in the country.

Jéssica Braga | EXECUTIVE MARKETING MANAGER

Jéssica has over 15 years’ experience working in marketing and communication roles for large companies. She was responsible for leading the entire process of positioning Ascenty in the market, from its entry as a startup to today as a leader in the segment.

She has an undergraduate degree in Social Communication, and a graduate degree and an MBA in marketing from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

Adriana Castelli | EXECUTIVE FINANCIAL, MARKETING

Adriana has 30 years’ experience in Accounting, Financial Planning and Treasury. She has worked for large groups such as Vicunha, DuPont, and Vivax SA, a cable TV and broadband internet provider, where she worked for 8 years from the company’s inception to its IPO.
At Ascenty, she has worked in LATAM Treasury management since 2011, focusing on cash flow management, financing and derivative operations.
She holds a degree in Accounting with specialization in Corporate Finance from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.