Our Team

We combine a specific perspective with an international horizon, in the process enabling our customers to make an accurate assessment of foreign markets, to establish the right networks on the ground and to act quickly in taking advantage of investment and business opportunities and minimizing market-entry risks.

Multi-Operational Team

The reputation of Phare Global Markets is anchored in the professionalism, ethics and excellence of service our people have striven to demonstrate and embrace every day of our 13-year history. Our multidisciplinary teams have an immense breadth and depth of skills to assist you establish a solid presence in Brazil and Latin America.

Carlos Areia

Carlos Areia

CEO

Recognizing economic prosperity must be translated into social benefits, Mr. Areia has a passionate commitment to the development of Brazil and understands how access to technology and services is important for Brazilian businesses to thrive. He is equally focused on forging closer economic, social and cultural ties to the other countries in Latin America and the United States and retains close relations with many business leaders across both regions. As the head of Phare Global for over 12 years and with over a decade of business development experience, Mr. Areia is pre-eminently placed to provide strategic advice to companies looking to invest in the Brazilian market. Through Phare Global Markets, Mr. Areia looks forward to providing clients individual and discreet advice on how to succeed in this unique and dynamic part of Latin America. Mr. Areia holds a B.A. in Economics from Michigan State University and then obtained his MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral in Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Guilherme Carvalho Vidigal

Guilherme Carvalho Vidigal

Board Member

Through Phare Global and his unrivalled range of networks, Mr. Vidigal is a Board member and provides our team with a candid and individualized appraisal of how the Brazilian political, fiscal and economic environment will impact our clients’ businesses and how to maneuver through the multitude of challenges it presents. For over 40 years has been running Torremolinos Realty, a boutique Real Estate firm established in São Paulo, Brazil in 1974.
Carlos Gandolfo

Carlos Gandolfo

External Commercial Advisor – Board Member (In Memorian)

Mr. Gandolfo had an unparalleled grasp of business and financial markets expertise in Brazil.   Mr. Gandolfo began his career in brokerage house Souza Dantas and then was director at Marcelo Leite Barbosa Brokerage, Patente Brokers, Itaú Brokerage, Souza Barros Brokerage house and partner at Dascam Brokerage.  Later in 1997, he became a partner with Pioneer Corretora de Cambio SA, a São Paulo currency brokerage that handled about a third of all currency trading in Brazil for over a decade. Mr. Gandolfo brought to Phare Global over 35 years of solid Brazilian financial markets experience.
Argemiro Neuber

Argemiro Neuber

Commercial Advisor

Mr. Neuber has over 25 years of extensive experience serving large multinational clients in a variety of industries, principally focusing on financial and commodities markets. Graduated from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Business Administration.

Alex Dumont

Alex Dumont

Commercial Consultant - Independent Board Member

Since 2019 in Phare Global Markets, also works in the area of networking in Private Equity and M&A. In private activity, started as a trainee at Pescanova and Brasil Atlantic, fishing and processing industries, as a Consultant / Researcher, Manager and Technical Director, worked at Intersell, Intersealife, Comar, Rio Pesca, Kibo-Yume Pesca and Marsa. With Seaweed, he acted as Consultant and Partner in a pioneering project in the field of limestone algae, as well as planning and developing Joint Ventures with several countries. With Invebank, he served as Marketing Officer and Assistant to the Vice President in the area of foreign debt conversion and private banking. Founder, Director and Member of several Third Sector Organizations – Frade Institute for Research and Eco Development, Green Cross, Acdi Voca – Cooperativism, IMO/UN – Water Ballast, IICA/Infopesca -FAO, Eco 92, Member of the Oceans Agenda 21 and Rio + 20 Group, and World Water Forum. He has had several experiences in the Public Sector, at Fiperj, UN via FAO and UNDP, Ministry of Agriculture, Integration, implementing projects along the Brazilian coast. University Extension and Specialization at the University of São Paulo at the Oceanographic Institute, Postgraduate – Coastal Zone Management – Ocean Science Center – NSU – Florida.

Lenka Dluhosova

Lenka Dluhosova

Finance Department - Payable and Receivables

Lenka is located at the Phare Global Markets office in São Paulo, acting as an Administrative / Financial Analyst. She worked in different parts of the world in countries such as Slovakia, Czech Republic, England and Brazil. Developing her activities in well known companies such as Johnson Controls, Withbread and Pret a Manger, in Brazil she worked at B2Finance, a Mult-Consulting company associated with the international Kreston. Graduated in Accounting in Brazil and Business Academy in Slovakia.
Marisa Carelli

Marisa Carelli

Operational Executive Assistant

Marisa is based in São Paulo, joined Phare Global Markets in 2020 and acts as Executive Assistant. Prior to joining Phare Global, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry, as Executive Assistant in Rare Diseases Area at Sanofi Medley Farmacêutica for 6 years. Her carrier was developed in the German multinational Bayer during 19 years, where she stood out in the Diabetes Care area, acting as Executive Assistant to the Director for Latin America. She is graduated in Literature (Portuguese/English) by Centro Universitário Ibero-Americano.

Eva Klimes

Eva Klimes

Commercial Executive Assistant

Based in São Paulo, joined Phare Global Markets since March, 2020. Worked as bilingual secretary in firms like Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Attorneys at Law, Techint Engineering Group, BrasilPharma S/A, Banco Bamerindus, attending executives of various hierarchical levels and developing text translations in general. Graduated at FAAP in Graphic Design and Secretarial Technical course with SRTE.

María Cecília Núñez Tucker

María Cecília Núñez Tucker

Regional Commercial Advisor Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) and Market Entry Strategy Services

Joined Phare Global Markets in 2018. Currently also advise small companies in business management.  Co-founder of B2B2C e-commerce for Johnson & Johnson. She participates in a Senior Business developers platform that connects in networks entrepreneurs, investors and entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Phare Global, she began her career in the department of Foreign Trade at PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela) and continue as a foreign trade consultant. She was a management consultant at At Kearney working in a supply chain optimization project and in post merger and acquisition project. She assumed the Business performance and Strategic Planning Management at British Petroleum in Venezuela for 6 years, and was chosen to participate in a group of “women in Leadership” in BP Latino América until 2008 when she chose to live in Brazil, being an angel investor and adviser to E3 Services in Brazil, RJ (offshore of Oil & Gas). Experience in 2014 with private acquisition owning a company in São Paulo. Economist at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB)-Venezuela with a Master in business administration (MSBA) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign-USA and courses in Economics/Marketing at the University of Toronto-Canada.

Cristiane Nabarrete

Cristiane Nabarrete

Chief of Staff & Solutions Manager

Cristiane Nabarrete has a Master of Arts in Business Administration and Management from Florida Christian University and a Master in Coaching from the Brazilian Coaching Society. She has over 27 years of vast experience working in the financial market for International Brokers. She joined Phare Global in 2012 as Operations and Administrative Manager. Before joining Phare Global she worked in the operational, administrative and as Compliance Officer in large multinational financial market companies such as Merrill Lynch, Prudential Securities, Wachovia Securities and Wells Fargo Advisors.

Marisa Bonaldo

Marisa Bonaldo

Operations Manager

Marisa Bonaldo is based in São Paulo and joined Phare Global Markets as Executive Assistant in 2014. Her carrier was developed at the French multinational Payot as Supervisor in Customer Service Center for 12 years. She worked in the American multinational Hexagon for 6 years, where she excelled as Quality Control Supervisor for Latin America in the Customer Assistance Area. She studied Marketing at Anhembi Morumbi University.

Decius Diniz

Decius Diniz

Supervisor of Customer Support Operations

Decius Diniz is a Customer Support Operations Supervisor at Phare Global Markets since 2020. Born in Belo Horizonte and graduated in Social Communication from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, he gained leadership experience as editor-in-chief at Viva Grande BH Magazine and later at Fideleasy do Brasil, where he entered the financial market and had the opportunity, as operations supervisor, to coordinate a backoffice team specialized in international remittances for almost three years, standing out for defining and optimizing incident prevention, support and communication processes.

Washington Souza

Washington Souza

Customer Support Analyst

Based in São Paulo, he joined Phare Global Markets in August 2020 to act as Customer Support Analyst. Has approximately 10 years of experience in customer service and customer focus. He has worked as a bilingual customer service analyst at French companies AXA Assistance and Europ Assistance, and more recently at ADP Brazil, acting as technical customer support analyst. Graduated in Foreign Trade at Fatec Barueri – Padre Danilo José de Oliveira Ohl.

Alliances

Phare Global Markets has a network of like-minded firms and organizations with which we can work closely, not only to enhance the service we provide for clients across the globe and to undertake major transactions and assist larger enterprises, but also to add an invaluable intelligence network.

São Paulo

Operational Headquarters
Rua Hungria, 664, 10th Floor
Jd. Europa 01455-904
São Paulo, SP – Brazil
+55 (11) 3035-4590

Commercial Offices
Av. 9 de Julho, 4939, Suite 73B
Jd. Europa 01407-200
São Paulo, SP – Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Commercial Offices
Argentina Building
Praia de Botafogo, 228, 16th Floor
Botafogo 22250-145
Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Brazil
+55 (21) 3736-3885

New York

Commercial Offices
(North & Central America)

Phare Global Markets Inc.
17 State Street, Suite 4000
New York, NY 10004 – U.S.A.
+1 (212) 634-6839

Santiago de Chile

Commercial Offices (Latin America)
Phare Global Markets Inc.
Av. Vitacura, 2670 Piso 15
Las Condes 7550098 – Chile
+56 (2) 2820-4291

London

Commercial Offices
(U.K & The Commonwealth)

Phare Global Markets Ltd.
Level 1, Devonshire House,
One Mayfair Place
London W1J 8AJ – U.K.
+44 (207) 268-4824