Thiago Dos Santos Piau
Prior to 2017, he was our Chief Operations Officer and prior to 2016, he was our Chief Financial Officer. He is a partner at ACP Investment Ltd. – Arpex Capital, where he was responsible for the definition of the business strategy, investment structuring, merger and acquisition transactions and oversees the management of portfolio companies. In 2011, he founded Paggtaxi, a company that facilitated the payment of taxi rides through a mobile app and credit card machines, where he served as a partner until 2013. Mr. Piau conducted studies in mechanical engineering at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro from 2007 to 2011 and participated in the Key Executive Program at Harvard Business School in 2013. He also participated in the Owner President Manager Program at Harvard Business School in 2018.
Augusto Barbosa Estellita Lins
He is responsible for our overall strategy, operations and procedures, the development and consolidation of our distribution channels and our marketing strategies. Prior to joining Stone Co., he served as Commercial Director at Redecard from 2011 to 2013 where he was responsible for managing the relationship with merchants and oversaw a sales team of over 50 people. Between 2001 and 2011, he served as Director in different capacities at Itaú Unibanco, Hipercard Banco Múltiplo and Cartão Unibanco where he was responsible for marketing credit cards and consumer financial products, including personal loans, insurance products and installment plans. Between 1993 and 2001, he served as Corporate Finance Director at ING Bank, where he participated in numerous mergers and acquisitions, structured debt financings and other capital market transactions involving Brazilian and Latin American companies. Prior to joining ING Bank, he worked in the corporate finance department at N M Rothschild & Sons in England, Portugal, Spain and the United States, where he participated in several structured transactions and investments in Brazil. Mr. Lins received a degree in electric and electronic engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in 1985, an MBA degree in Finance from Boston University School of Management in 1990 and completed an advanced management program in Business Administration from Fundação Dom Cabral/INSEAD in 2004. He also participated in the Owner President Manager Program at Harvard Business School in 2017.
Marcelo Bastianello Baldin
Prior to joining Stone Co., he served in various capacities at PricewaterhouseCoopers for over a decade between 2004 and 2017, most recently as a partner responsible for the financial risk management practice. Mr. Baldin received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance from the Fundação Getulio Vargas in 2004 and a master of science degree in quantitative finance from the London Business School in 2011.
Felipe Salvini Bourrus
Prior to joining Stone Co., he was an executive director of B2W Companhia Digital S.A. from 2015 to 2018 and was a founder of Sieve Group Brasil Tecnologia S.A., as well as the company’s Chief Technology Officer from 2010 until 2015. Between 2005 and 2009, he was a developer at Ponto de Referência, CarrierWeb and Cortex Intelligence. He also founded MeuTelefone (Voip) and MeuServidor, where he served as a partner until 2006. Mr. Salvini received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro in 2009 and completed the Key Executives Program, Business Administration and Management at Harvard Business School in 2013.
Vinícius do Nascimento Carrasco
Prior to joining Stone Co., he was the Planning and Research Executive Officer at the BNDES, having conducted, along with the Brazilian Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance, the credit reform that led to the creation of the Long Term Interest Rate (TLP). He also regularly acted as a consultant on matters of economics and econometrics, and has provided consulting services for the CVM in connection with the qualitative and econometric evaluation of the auditor rotation policy, for a credit guarantee fund in connection with the role of institutional investors as bank overseers in the reduction of systemic risk, among others. He has published several papers in his field of expertise and has also acted as a contributor for the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations, and Review of Brazilian Econometrics. Mr. Carrasco received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in 1997, a master’s degree in economics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro in 2000 and a PhD in economics from Stanford University in 2005. He has been a fellow at the economics department of Stanford University, the economics department at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics at Stanford Law School and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He was an elected affiliated member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences between 2012 and 2017 and is an Economics Professor at PUC-Rio.
Lia Machado de Matos
She is responsible for designing the company’s strategy and leading the implementation of key strategic projects. She was responsible for the development of the Hub Strategy in 2015 and for the migration process subsequent to the Elavon acquisition in 2016. Prior to joining Stone Co., she served as a Family Office Director for Varbra between 2012 and 2016. Between 2006 and 2012, she served in several positions at McKinsey & Company in Brazil, including as an Associate Partner, where she was responsible for strategy, M&A and organizational projects of several Brazilian and global companies. Mrs. Matos received a bachelor’s degree in physics from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in 1998, a PhD in physics and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005 and was a teaching assistant and research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 1999 and 2005.
Rafael Martins Pereira
Prior to joining Stone Co., from 2012 to 2016 he served as an analyst and financial advisor for 3G Capital Group, providing support to the Board of companies such as Lojas Americanas S.A., B2W Companhia Digital S.A., Anheuser Busch InBev SA/NV, São Carlos Empreendimentos e Participacões S.A. and Restaurant Brands International Inc., in connection with new investments, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, compensation, budget planning, among others. Prior to that, he served as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Martins was also the founder of Exotic Cafés, where he served as a director until 2010. Between 2005 and 2006 he was an associate at the Barbosa de Souza Advogados law firm and he previously worked at the General Consulate of Canada in São Paulo. Mr. Martins received a law degree from Universidade de São Paulo in 2008 and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in 2010.
Mateus Scherer Schwening
Mateus Scherer Schwening has been a partner at StoneCo Ltd. since 2015. At StoneCo, he has been responsible for Treasury, Capital Allocation and Strategic Projects in connection with new investments, mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, compensation, among others. Prior to joining the company, he served as an equity analyst for Nucleo Capital, from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Scherer completed a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics at Insper.
* Independent Board Members