Corporate Governance


Chief Executive Officer
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.

Pedro Zinner

Pedro Zinner is currently an executive officer of StoneCo in transition to the CEO role. Prior to that, from 2017 to 2022, Mr. Zinner was Chief Executive Officer of Eneva S.A. (“Eneva”), one of the leading power-generation companies in Brazil and from March 2022 to December 2022 Pedro was a Board Member of StoneCo. Pedro holds more than 25 years of experience in strategy, risk management and finance and has lead Eneva through its transformation journey over the past 5 years to position the company as a leading integrated energy corporation in Brazil. Zinner joined Eneva in 2016 as chief financial officer to be at the forefront of its financial restructuring and initial public offering. Prior to that Zinner has served as Chief Executive Officer of Parnaiba Gas Natural, Brazil's largest on-shore gas producer, and held executive positions at BG Group, in the United Kingdom, as group treasurer and head of tax. Pedro also headed the mining company Vale's Treasury and corporate finance functions and served as global head of corporate risk management in Switzerland. Earlier in his career, Zinner held senior roles in investment banking at Banco Icatu. Zinner is on the board of directors of American Chamber - RJ and sits on the board of directors Escola ORT, a non-profit organization focused on technical training and education of middle and high school children. He is also a board member of Conselho Empresarial Brasileiro de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (CEBDS), a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable development through articulation with governments and society. Pedro also sits on the board of directors of Movimento Brasil Competitivo, a non-profit organization engaged on promoting structural reforms involving private and public sectors in fostering economic development. Pedro holds a Master of Business Administration from Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ).

Chief People and Management Officer
Sandro Bassili
Sandro Bassili is the former VP of People of Anheuser-Busch Inbev and member of the Board of Advisors for Grupo Boticário. He spent 27 years with Anheuser-Busch Inbev in different positions. After 19 years of experience in Sales and Marketing, Sandro had the opportunity to work as VP of People of Latin America North at ABInbev from 2011 to 2014, based in São Paulo. From 2015 to 2018, based in New York, he led the People organization for North America at ABInbev. In June 2020, Sandro joined Grupo Boticario, one of the biggest beauty companies in Brazil, leading the People, Corporate Affairs, Legal and Transformation Office departments until October 2021.
Chief Information Officer
João Bernartt
João Bernartt is a former Board Member of several retail companies in Brazil and is the founder and former CEO of Chaordic, a company focused on ecommerce solutions that was acquired by Linx in 2015. From 2015 to 2018, João was the Head of Omnichannel solutions at Linx. João holds a bachelors´ degree in Engineering of Control and Automation and a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining and Machine Learning from Federal University of Santa Catarina.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Silvio José Morais

Prior to joining Stone Co., served as Controller at Ambev SA from 1998 to 2019 where he was responsible for the Financial Reporting, Internal Controls, Pension Plan and Direct tax. Between 1988 and 1998, he had also other job positions at Ambev S.A. Between May 2018 and April 2019 he served as an alternate member of ITAUSA’s board of directors. Between 2008 and 2019 he also served as Officer at IAPP – Instituto Ambev de Previdência Privada, and since March 2019 is its board member. Mr. Morais is a board member (Since 2017) and an Executive Director (Since 2018) of Fundação Antonio e Helena Zerrenner. Since May 2019 he is board member at FALCONI Participações S.A. that controls FALCONI Consultoria, a consultant firm specialized in management. Mr. Morais received a degree in business management at FACE-PR, a post degree in Finance at FAE Business School, and an MBA degree in Controllership from Fipecafi – USP.

Chief Economist & Regulatory Affairs Executive Officer
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.

COO of Financial Platform Division
Caio Fiuza
Caio Fiuza joined Stone in 2017, has experience in operations and an entrepreneurial background and played an important role in building Stone’s nationwide logistics operations and then building the micro-merchant business (TON). Caio holds a Master’s degree in Production Engineering from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ and is the founder of the consulting firm Visagio and the Institute of Engineering Management.
COO of Software Division
Gilsinei Hansen
Gilsinei Hansen, who is the current Head of Linx Core operations, has over 25 years of experience in software companies, including previous senior roles at Tech Solutions, Datasul and Totvs. Gilsinei has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Joinville Region with MBA in Marketing and Communication from the same institution and a graduation degree in Production Engineering from Federal University of Santa Catarina.
Chief Strategy Officer
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.

VP of Finance and Investor Relations Officer
Rafael Martins Pereira

Rafael is VP of Finance and Investor Relations Executive Officer at StoneCo, having joined the Company in 2017. From 2012 to 2017 he served as a senior analyst and financial advisor for 3G Capital Group, providing support 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 Coffees, a company specialized in roasting and commercializing premium coffee in the Brazilian market, where he served as a director until 2010. Between 2005 and 2006 he was an associate at the Barbosa de Souza Advogados law firm. 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. In 2015 Mr. Martins completed the Venture Capital Executive Program at the University of California at Berkeley.

Head of Treasury
Diego Salgado
Diego Salgado is a former Executive Director in the Latam Debt Capital Markets team at JP Morgan, where he worked for 9 years, having worked before in correlated areas at Santander and Monsanto. Diego holds both a bachelor and master’s degree in Economics and joined Stone in 2021 as Head of Treasury
VP of Finance
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.

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer
Tatiana Malamud

Tatiana Malamud was appointed our Chief Legal Officer effective August 1, 2022. This is a new role which will serve as part of the Executive Committee and report directly to the CEO. Tatiana Malamud has 30 years of experience as in-house counsel and head of legal departments of financial institutions, as well as a practicing lawyer in the banking and capital market areas. She worked at Banco Bozano Simonsen, Banco Santander, Banco Safra and Banco Original, and she was a partner at Barbosa Müssnich Aragão Advogados, and founding partner at Malamud Altit Advogados, where she worked for the past four years. Ms. Malamud has a bachelor’s degree in law from University of State of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ, and an LLM from Columbia Law School.

Chief Technology Officer
Marcus Fontoura

Prior to joining, Marcus Fontoura was a Technical Fellow and Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, where he worked as the chief architect for Azure compute and lead the Azure efficiency team. In his previous roles at Microsoft, he worked on the production infrastructure for Bing. Prior to Microsoft, he was a Staff Research Scientist at Google (2011-2013) where he worked in the Search Infrastructure team. Before joining Google, Marcus was a Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research (2005-2010) working on several projects in the area of computational advertising. Marcus worked as a Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Center (2000-2005) where he was awarded with an IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, with the notation for development of a new generation of IBM search technology and its deployment on Marcus finished his Ph.D. studies in 1999, at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PUC-Rio), in a joint program with the Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo, Canada. His Ph.D. work was in the area of object-oriented design and software architecture. The main contributions from his Ph.D. thesis have been condensed in the book The UML Profile for Framework Architectures, published by Addison-Wesley in 2001. After finishing his Ph.D. Marcus was a post-doctoral researcher in the Computer Science Department at Princeton University for one year (1999-2000). Marcus is an ACM Distinguished Member and an IEEE Senior Member. He has more than 25 issued patents and more than 50 published papers.

* Independent Board Members