Executives & Board of Directors

Executives

Name Office
José Antônio Batista Costa Chief Executive Officer

José Antonio Batista Costa (CEO) has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since February 2021. He is also PicPay Brazil’s Chief Executive Officer and chairman of PicPay Brazil’s board of directors. Prior to becoming PicPay Brazil’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Batista has served in diferente management capacities where he led multi-disciplinary teams and was responsible for strategic performance, finance and logistics in the investment and food industries, acting as PicPay Brazil’s Chief Financial Officer in 2018, vice- president of logistics and supply chain at JBS USA Food Company in 2018 and as an executive officer of JBS S.A. from 2011 to 2015. He has served as a member of the board of directors at Banco Original, Eldorado Brasil Celulose S.A. and Flora Produtos de Higiene. Mr. Batista holds a degree in business administration from Universidade Paulista – UNIP and is a professional investor (investidor profissional) under Brazilian law.

Augusto Ribeiro Junior Chief Financial Officer

Augusto Ribeiro Junior has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2021. He has also served as PicPay Brazil’s Chief Financial Officer since April 2021. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Ribeiro worked at Iochpe Maxion S.A., an automobile components manufacturer based in Brazil with operations in 14 countries, from 2016 to 2021, having served as Chief Executive Officer of its structural components unit, Maxion Componentes Estruturais from 2019 to 2021 and as Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations Officer from 2016 to 2019. Previously, Mr. Ribeiro worked at BRF (Brazil Foods) S.A., one of the largest food production companies in the world, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations Officer from 2013 to 2016 and Planning and Control Officer from 2010 to 2013. In his role of Controller of Sadia S.A. from 2008 to 2010, he was instrumental in the merger between Perdigão and Sadia (a company emerging from financial restructuring) that resulted in the creation of BRF (Brazil Foods) S.A. Mr. Ribeiro was also Business Controller at Kraft Foods Brazil from 2007 to 2008, Corporate Controller South America at BASF SE during 2007 and Administrative and Financial Director, Business Controller, Risk Manager, Senior Global Auditor and Engineering and Trainee Manager at Unilever Plc from 1996 to 2007. Mr. Ribeiro holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), a diploma in corporate finance from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-RJ), a master’s degree in business administration (EMBA) from the University of Pittsburgh, and specializations in integrating finance and strategy value creation from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and mergers and acquisitions from London Business School.

Anderson Chamon Co-founder and Vice President of Technology & Products

Anderson Chamon is the Co-founder and Vice President of Products and Technology at PicPay. Chamon is an entrepreneur of digital business initiatives. In 2012, he founded PicPay with his partners to revolutionize the payment market and facilitate the way people deal with money, make purchases and communicate.

Dárcio Stehling Co-founder and Institutional Vice President

Dárcio Stehling is currently Co-founder and Institutional Vice President of PicPay. Dárcio is an inspiring leader and serial entrepreneur who has over 16 years of experience founding and building technology companies, strengthening organizational culture, building strong teams and developing people. Dárcio is also a volunteer in social projects aimed at needy young people. Dárcio has an academic background in electrical engineering, with an emphasis on electronics and telecommunications systems, from the Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil, his birthplace.

Eduardo Chedid Vice President of Financial Services

Eduardo Chedid is the Vice President of Financial Services at PicPay. He has more than 20 years of experience in electronic payment sector. Prior to joining PicPay, he was the CEO of Elo for 6 years and Commercial Vice President at Cielo. Chedid also served as a Vice President of Visa and was a Director of Credicard. With his vast experience, Chedid also made up the Abecs Council from 2015 to 2021.

Guilherme Telles Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer

Guilherme Telles is our Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer of PicPay. Before joining the company he worked as a partner at Canary and Altantico, two of the largest VC funds in the region. He also spent 6 years at Uber, first as the Head of Brazil and most recently leading  the global operations at JUMP, Uber’s micromobility business. As the Head of Brazil, he launched, built and ran the business, turning it into Uber’s largest ridesharing market with a team of more than 1,000 people. At JUMP, he expanded the business from a few cities in the US to close to 50 markets spread across US/C, EMEA, APAC, and Latam managing a budget of hundreds of millions of dollars. Before Uber, Guilherme worked at The Boston Consulting Group, Peixe Urbano and Monashees Capital.

Guilherme holds an MBA from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in business from FGV-SP. He also studied at HEC-Paris and Sup de Co Montpellier, both in France. He was appointed by Forbes and Exame as one of the most influential CEOs in Brazil

Andre Cazotto Investor Relations Officer

Andre Cazotto is currently the Investor Relations Officer of PicPay. Before joining the company he spent 3 years as the Investor Relations Director at PagSeguro Pagbank, leading the company to its IPO in January 2018, until today the largest IPO of a Brazilian Company in the US Market. He also spent 10 years at Cielo, working in Accounting, FP&A, Treasury and Investor Relations.

Andre holds an MBA from Insper and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universidade Mackenzie.

Adriano Navarini Head of Acquiring and Acceptance

Adriano Navarini is currently the Head of Acquiring and Acceptance at PicPay. Adriano has more than 20 years of executive experience in sales, business intelligence, operations and commercial development focused on financial services.
Before joining PicPay, Adriano spent the last two years as the CEO of SafraPay Digital in Brazil, one of the largest merchant acquiring companies in the local Market, ahead of the digital operation focused on micro and small merchants and individual entrepreneurs.
Before SafraPay Digital, Adriano spent 21 years at Cielo, starting as a sales executive until become the VP of Sales (Corporate and retail)

Adriano holds an MBA from FGV-SP.

Fábio Plein Head of PicPay Store

Fábio Plein is the Head of PicPay Store. Previously, he spent 5 years at Uber, at first in different leadership roles in the company’s mobility business expansion and consolidation in Brazil, and lately as the Country Director for Uber Eats in Brazil. Before Uber, Fabio worked at Falconi Consulting. He holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in business from UFRGS.

Luiz Fernando Diniz Head of Social

Luiz Fernando Diniz is currently the Head of Social at PicPay. Luiz has more than 20 years working with digital products, with 15 years of experience on building and leading high performance product teams in companies like ContaAzul, GetNinjas and Webmotors/Santander.

Sandro Manteiga Chief Operating Officer

Sandro Manteiga is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at PicPay. Sandro has more than 20 years of executive experience in the development of advanced analytics and capabilities for financial services (Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Merrill-Lynch, Principia Capital, Banco do Brasil, Itaú-Unibanco, Pagseguro/Pagbank and Picpay). Before joining PicPay, Sandro served as Expert Associate Partner at Bain & Company, leading projects that integrated strategic change, agility at scale and machine learning based solutions. Sandro holds an MBA from FGV-SP, PhD Candidate at EAESP-FGV and Specialist in Strategy at Columbia Business School.

Luiza Gomide Chief Human Resources Officer

Luiz Gomide is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at PicPay. Prior to PicPay, Luiza was the Vice-President of HR Latam at Oyo. She also worked for almost 3 years as Head of HR at Webmotors. In addition, Luiza has had other professional experiences at Eduk, Etna, Zap, Privalia and Santander. Luiza holds an MBA in Strategic People Management Model from FIA.

Carolina Hamaguchi Chief Legal & Compliance Officer

Carolina Hamaguchi has served as Chief Legal & Compliance Officer at PicPay since 2020. She has been also the Legal Counsel of JBS S.A. for 10 years. Previously, Mrs. Hamaguchi served in different legal and strategic capacities in prestigious law offices, including Munhoz Advogados and Dennis Phillip Bayer, having almost 20 years of experience. Mrs. Hamaguchi holds a law degree from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC/SP, also specializations in tax law with a concentration in constitutional highlights and in civil procedure. Additionally, she has a Master’s degree, all of them from PUC/SP.

Danilo Caffaro Head of Digital Wallet & Banking

Danilo Caffaro is the Head of Digital Wallet & Banking at PicPay. He has 18+ years of experience in financial services and payments working in different roles from corporate development to Products, Marketing and Innovation for companies like Banco Itau, Cielo and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Among other achievement he was responsable to lead the WhatsApp Pay project from the Cielo side, introduce QR code payments into the acquires POS terminals and developed Cielo pay/ Bitz (bradesco wallet initiative) digital wallet platform. Most recently Danilo was running the Real State business at Itaú.

Danilo Bardusco Chief Product Officer

Danilo Bardusco is currently the Chief Product Officer at PicPay. He is a senior executive and team leader, with proven experience leading people to deliver high scale Internet products, with more than 20 years of experience in product development. During his career, he went through roles in product, engineering and general administration that gave him a broader perspective on organizational patterns that help companies achieve better results through collaboration. Previously he served as CEO for eduK and Director of Product & Engineering for Geekie, two well known startup companies in the Education space. From 2000 to 2013 he worked for Globo.com, the internet branch of the biggest media conglomerate in Latin America. As the General Development Manager he led a team of 120 engineers throughout the transition of the entire product development process, from the traditional model to the agile paradigm, helping build some of the bigger internet brands in Brazil, such as Big Brother Brasil, G1, GE and Globo Vídeos.

Acacio Santana Chief Product Officer of Financial Services

Acacio Santana is the Chief Product Officer of Financial Services at PicPay. He has over 12 years of experience in Product Development, with an extensive track record of innovation in Payments and Financial Services. Prior to joining PicPay, he served as CPO of PagSeguro for 4 years, being one of the key members of the executive team behind Brazil’s most successful Fintech company to date. Acacio was also a founding member and CPO at Sumup, and also held key product development roles at American Express, Verifone and Hypercom.

Board of Directors

Name Office
Gilberto Meirelles Xandó Baptista Chairman and Independent Member

Gilberto Meirelles Xandó Baptista (Chairman and Independent Member) has served as an independent member of our board of directors since February 2021 and chairman of our board of directors since April 2021. He is also a member of advisory groups in numerous companies in Russia, Chile and Brazil. For instance, he currently serves as a member of the board of directors of JBS S.A. (a member of the J&F Group), Ypê, JSL S.A., Grupasso and BenCorp, ClubSaúde. Previously, Mr. Xandó served in different management capacities where he was responsible for finance, trade marketing, commercial marketing and logistics in the investment and food industries, serving as Chief Executive Officer of Vigor Alimentos from 2011 to 2020, Brazil General Business Director at Natura from 2009 to 2011 and International Vice President of BRF from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Xandó holds a master’s degree in marketing from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV, with a specialization in business management from PGA – Fundação Dom Cabral/ INSEAD, France.

José Antônio Batista Costa Member

José Antonio Batista Costa (Member) has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since February 2021. He is also PicPay Brazil’s Chief Executive Officer and chairman of PicPay Brazil’s board of directors. Prior to becoming PicPay Brazil’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Batista has served in diferente management capacities where he led multi-disciplinary teams and was responsible for strategic performance, finance and logistics in the investment and food industries, acting as PicPay Brazil’s Chief Financial Officer in 2018, vice- president of logistics and supply chain at JBS USA Food Company in 2018 and as an executive officer of JBS S.A. from 2011 to 2015. He has served as a member of the board of directors at Banco Original, Eldorado Brasil Celulose S.A. and Flora Produtos de Higiene. Mr. Batista holds a degree in business administration from Universidade Paulista – UNIP and is a professional investor (investidor profissional) under Brazilian law.

Vincent Trius Member

Vincent Trius (Member) has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2021. He has been the Global Head of Retail and Innovation at JBS S.A. (a member of the J&F Group) since 2014 and has served as a member of the board of directors of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (a member of the J&F Group) since 2019. Previously, Mr. Trius served in different management capacities, including President and Director of Loblaw Companies Ltd. Canada from 2011 to 2014, executive manager at Carrefour from 2010 to 2011 and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart Stores Inc. Latin America, Brazil and Asia from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Trius holds a business degree from the University of Barcelona

Raul Francisco Moreira Member

Raul Francisco Moreira (Member) has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2021. Since May 2019, he has served as executive officer of Banco Original in charge of information technology, products, operations and open banking. Mr. Moreira also serves on the board of directors of PicPay Brazil. From January 2017 to December 2018, he served as chief executive officer of Alelo S.A. a Brazilian financial services company, specializing in corporate benefits, incentives, and expense management. From September 2012 to January 2017, he worked at Banco do Brasil, where he served as vice-president of retail from February 2015 to January 2017. During his career,
Mr. Moreira has worked on various projects in the Brazilian electronic payments and digital solutions sector, including the creation of the payment scheme settlor Elo and the launch of various companies such as Livelo, a loyalty program company created by Bradesco and Banco do Brasil, Stelo, a digital payments company, Veloe, a payment app for tolls, shopping malls and parking lots, and Cateno, a payment processing company created by Banco do Brasil and Cielo. He has also served as chairman of the board of directors of Cielo and BB Seguridade and member of the board of directors of Elo Participações. Mr. Moreira holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology management from Unisul SC.

Mario Mello Freire Neto Independent Member

Mario Mello Freire Neto (Independent Member) has served as an independent member of our board of directors and a member of our Audit Committee since February 2021. Currently, Mr. Mello also sits on the board of directors of Construtora Tenda and Track&Field and is Operating Partner at Valor Capital Group. Mr. Mello has more than thirty years of
experience in financial services, banking, fintech, digital payments and venture capital. Previously, Mr. Mello was General Manager of PayPal Brazil and VP and General Manager at PayPal Latin America, from 2010 to 2017 and 2012 to 2018, respectively In addition, he was Executive Vice President of Banco Safra from 2008 to 2010, held various executive positions at ABN AMRO Bank from 2003 to 2008 and served as Executive Vice President of Visa Latin America from 2000 to 2003,having joined the company in 1996. Mr. Mello has also served as a member of the board of directors at Cielo S.A., CBSS Companhia Brasileira de Soluções e Serviços and Fidelity Systems. Mr. Mello founded a non-profit civic start up “O Poder do Voto” in which he remains involved and regularly acts in his personal capacity as a mentor and angel investor aiding in fast tracking companies. Mr. Mello holds a civic engineering degree from Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo and a business degree from Harvard University.

Camila Farani Lima Porreca Independent Member

Camila Farani Lima Porreca (Independent Member) has served as an independent member of our board of directors since February2021. She is also President of G2 Capital, Venture Partner at GAA Investment, Co-founder of Mulheres Investidoras Anjo – MIA (Women Angel Investors) and Founder and Board Member of Grupo Boxx. Ms. Farani is also an award winning Brazilian angel investor, panelist on Shark Tank Brazil, columnist for Forbes, Gazeta do Povo and Estadão and the founder of INNovaty Business Intelligence. Previosly, Ms. Farani served in diferente management capacities as President of Gavea Angels from 2016 to 2018, Chief Entrepreneur Officer at Sementi Fresh Food from 2014 to 2016, President of Associação Comercial do Rio de Janeiro – ACRJ from 2015 to 2016, Co-founder of Lab22 from 2012 to 2016, Board Member and Angel Investor of Gavea Angels from 2010 to 2015, Board Member of Committee of Young Entrepreneurs from 2012 to 2014, Founder of Farani Fresh Food from 2009 to 2014, Co-founder of Tabaco Café from 1996 to 2012, Co-founder and CEO of Verdano Fresh Foods from 2010 to 2011. Ms. Farani holds a law degree and MBA in Marketing from Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro – PUC RJ, and specializations in Strategy and Innovation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology High Growth Business Management from Babson College, Customer Development from Stanford University, and Women’s Leadership from Fundação Dom Cabral and Smith College’s Executive Education for Women.

Jackson Ricardo Gomes Independent Member

Jackson Ricardo Gomes (Independent Member) has served as an independent member of our board of directors since March 2021. He has worked in the banking industry for more than 35 years, currently serving as board member and advisor in new digital financial companies (fintechs) and as angel investor in startups in Brazil and Portugal. Mr. Gomes worked at Banco Original from 2013 to 2016, serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2015 to 2016. Previously, he was responsible for the implementation of the risk management, compliance and control divisions at Banco Itaú, Where he worked for more than 20 years. Mr. Gomes has participated in several working groups organized by the IIF- International Institute of Finance to discuss Basel 2 and 3 regulations with the banking authorities at the BIS, from 2000 to 2011. Mr. Gomes holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and na aeronautics engineering degree from the Aeronautical Institute of Technology in Brazil