Cassio Bobsin is our founder, a member of our board of directors and our chief executive officer. He is the founder of WOW startups Accelerator, the largest independent startup accelerator in Brazil. Mr. Bobsin holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, or UFRGS, an MBA in Business Management at ESPM, MsC in business administration from PPGA/UFRGS and also attended the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School and Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and an Endeavor Entrepreneur.
Jorge Steffens is a founding partner of Oria, primarily responsible for investments and the operational performance of the Oria funds’ portfolio companies. He is the chairman of our board of directors and a member of the board of directors of Navita | Mobi All Tecnologia S.A. and Blockbit Tecnologia Ltda, Cipher S.A. Mr. Steffens was CEO of Datasul S.A. from 2003 to 2008, leading the IPO process and also served as the Managing Director of Datasul S.A. in different development activities such as sales and deployment of management software (ERP, CRM, SCM, HR) from 1988 to 1999. He was founder and Director of Systems Integration of Neogrid Software SA from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Steffens holds a degree in information technology from Mackenzie University and the Regional University of Blumenau, a post-graduate degree in marketing from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, or FGV, and a post-graduate degree in production engineering from the State University of Santa Catarina, specialization in management from Stanford University. He is certified by the APICS (CPIM).
Carlos Testolini is a senior partner at Oria since 2015, primarily responsible for investments and the operational performance of the Oria funds’ portfolio companies. He is a member of our board of directors and a member of the board of directors of Britech S.A., Mandic S.A. and Technisys S.A. Mr. Testolini was CEO of Sonda IT from 2007 to 2015, and a member of its board of directors from 2016 to 2018. He was Executive Officer at Procwork Informática Ltda from 1997 to 2007, until its sale to the Sonda IT. Prior to 1987, Mr. Testolini served as an Executive Officer at IBM, SSA and BOSCH. He holds a degree in Information Systems from Pontifical Catholic University – PUC, MBA in Marketing Services by the University of São Paulo, Specialization in Harvard Business School – Private Equity / Venture Capital; Advanced Management at the Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University.
Eduardo Aspesi is an independent member of our board of directors. He is also member of financial, audit and administrative committee (2020) and member of portfolio and GTM committee (2020). He held the position of Vice President of Marketing and Sales at NEXTEL Telecommunication Brazil from 2015 to 2017. He was the owner of MEDNET POA, a company in the occupational medicine and safety sector from 2015 until its sale in 2020. He graduated in Business Administration from Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, or PUCRS, and in economic science from UFRGS, holds post graduate degrees in finance from UFRGS and in marketing from UFRGS and he took an advanced management course at FDC/INSEAD.
Mr. Rosatelli has been the managing partner of Oria since 2011, and is responsible for Oria’s strategy, deal origination, portfolio company operations, investor relations and personnel. He joined Oria before the launch of its first growth capital fund, and led most of the firm’s investments to date, including both investment rounds in Zenvia Brazil. Mr. Rosatelli is a member of the board of directors of Tolife and was a member of the board of directors of Argo. He started his career in technology investments twelve years ago and has conducted more than twenty tech deals to date. He has previous experience in investment banking and strategic and financial planning at the retailer C&A. Mr. Rosatelli holds a bachelor’s in business administration and an MBA from Insper.
Fernando Steler is the founder and chief executive officer of D1 and entrepreneur and mentor at Endeavor. Previously, Fernando was a co-founder and CEO of AG Direct, founder and CEO of 3works Interactive and worked as Product Manager at Brasoft and Omnilink. Mr. Steler holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from USCS and international certification in Direct Marketing by DMA (Direct Marketing Association). He also attended professional development courses at Columbia Business School and Stanford University.
Ana Novaes is an independent member of our board of director. She is currently a member of the board of directors of Fundo Garantidor de Crédito (Brazilian FDIC), OEC S.A., Neogrid and 2W Energia and is the coordinator of the audit committee of OEC S.A., Neogrid and 2W Energia. Ms. Novaes was previously a member of the board of directors of CCR (non-independent from 2015 to 2019 and independent from 2002 to 2012), CPFL Energia (from 2007 to 2012), Metalfrio (from 2009 to 2012) and Datasul (from 2006 to 2008). She was a commissioner at CVM (Brazilian SEC) from 2012 to 2014 and has been a member of the CFA Institute since 1998. Ms. Novaes was a consultant to the audit committee of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (from 2006 to 2011), a fund manager at Pictet Modal Asset Management S.A. (from 1998 to 2003) and an equity research analyst at Banco de Investimentos Garantia (from 1995 to 1997). She worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. (from 1991 to 1994) and taught macroeconomics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (2003) and at the Federal University of Pernambuco (1991). Ms. Novaes is a member of the board of trustees of the Cancer Foundation and of the fiscal council of the Institute of Studies for Health Public Policies. She is the founding partner of Oitis Consultoria Econômica e Financeira Eireli for company valuation and corporate governance. Ms. Novaes holds a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor of laws from PUC-RJ.