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.
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 14-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.
As the head of Phare Global for over 15 years and with a quarter of a century of business development experience, Carlos 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 with individual and discrete advice on how to succeed in this unique and dynamic part of Latin America. Recognizing that 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, evidence-based processes, and cutting-edge 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. Prior to Phare Global, Mr. Areia was a Sales Representative at Bloomberg L.P., in New York, and worked for Salomon Smith Brothers Inc. (Citigroup Global Markets) in East Lansing, MI while attending college.
Mr. Areia holds a B.A. in Economics from Michigan State University and an MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral in Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Committed to lifelong learning, Mr. Areia is pursuing the Advanced Executive Certificate Program in Management, Innovation & Technology (ACE) at MIT Sloan School of Management and is enrolled as an independent student at FGV EAESP pursuing graduate study at the doctoral level (Doctorate in Business Administration). Mr. Areia is a father and husband with a great love for horses, nature, and life.
Carlos Gandolfo (In Memoriam)
External Commercial Advisor – Board Member
Carlos Gandolfo served as the External Commercial Advisor – Board Member for Phare Global Markets after a long and storied career focused on financial expertise. Mr. Gandolfo began his career at brokerage house Souza Dantas, worked as a Director at Marcelo Leite Barbosa Brokerage, Patente Brokers, Itaú Brokerage, and Souza Barros Brokerage, and served as a Partner at Dascam Brokerage. In 1997, he transitioned to the role of Partner at Pioneer Corretora de Cambio SA in São Paulo and focused his expertise on currency within Brazil. Throughout his career, Mr. Gandolfo amassed a wealth of experience, with 35 years specifically focused on the Brazilian financial markets, and we are thankful to have had his expertise on the Phare Global Markets team.
Andressa Goncalves joined Phare Global Markets in early 2021 as a Financial Assistant. Prior to her work optimizing processes and assisting in financial activities at Phare Global Markets, Ms. Goncalves studied Financial Management and Accounting Sciences and expanded her skills through work at companies like Hamon do Brasil, Stampcom, and Tortella Comunicação. She is currently pursuing an MBA in Finance with an emphasis on Capital Markets. Ms. Goncalves has a wide range of hobbies including reading, cooking, gardening, sports, travel, music, and film.
Supervisor of Customer Support Operations
Decius Diniz currently serves as Supervisor of Customer Support Operations at Phare Global Markets. Mr. Diniz brings with him a BA in Social Communication from the Federal University of Minas Gerais as well as a Technical Certificate in Data Science. Prior to joining Phare Global Marketing, he gained experience and leadership skills through a variety of positions including time spent as a reporter and editor-in-chief for Viva Grande Magazine and a back-office analyst and operations supervisor for Fideleasy do Brasil. Mr. Diniz is a student of economics, politics, literature, science, technology, and the arts, and enjoys spending time outdoors running and hiking as well as indoors reading and playing games.
Commercial Executive Assistant
Eva Klimes has served as an Executive Commercial Assistant at Phare Global Markets since March 2020. With a degree in Visual Communication from FAAP and a Secretariat course from SRTE, Ms. Klimes brings with her a diverse professional background. She began her career working in textile prints before transitioning into editing. Ms. Klimes then served as an Editing Assistant and Bilingual Secretary for multiple companies including Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados Associados (Baker & McKenzie), Techint Engenharia e Construção, BrasilPharma S/A, and Banco Bamerindus. Her hobbies include art exhibitions, painting on wood panels, outdoor walks, reading, and film.
Finance Department - Payable and Receivables
Lenka Dluhosova is an Administrative / Financial Analyst for Phare Global Markets. Though Ms. Dluhosova currently works in our Sao Paulo office, she brings with her vast international background, having worked in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, England, and Brazil. Ms. Dluhosova started her career with an Accounting Degree in Brazil and a Business Degree in Slovakia, and has since had the opportunity to hone her skills at well-known companies like Johnson Controls, Whitebread and Pret-a-Manger, as well as B2Finance here in Brazil.
Marisa Bonaldo is based in São Paulo and joined Phare Global Markets as an Executive Assistant in 2014. Ms. Bonaldo began her career with 12 years as the Supervisor of Customer Service for the French company Payot. She then spent 6 years as the Quality Control Supervisor for Latin America in the Customer Assistance Area for the American company Hexagon, before working in the same area for COORD3 and Panambra. Ms. Bonaldo has a degree in Marketing from Anhembi Morumbi University. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, reading, and film.
Operational Executive Assistant
Marisa Carelli joined Phare Global Markets in 2020 as the Operational Executive Assistant and is based in Sao Paulo. In her role, Ms. Carelli works closely with the CEO of Phare Global Markets, our larger team of consultants, and internal employees. She assists with the coordination of various activities, meetings, conferences, and prospecting and draws from her many years as an Executive Assistant. Prior to joining, she spent six years in the pharmaceutical industry, as Executive Assistant in the Rare Diseases Area at Sanofi Medley Farmacêutica. She also served as the Executive Assistant to the Director for Latin America in the Diabetes Care area of Bayer for 19 years. Ms. Carelli has a degree in Literature (Portuguese/English) by Centro Universitário Ibero-Americano and enjoys gardening and cooking.
Customer Support Analyst
Based in São Paulo, Washington Souza joined Phare Global Markets as a Customer Support Analyst in August 2020. Mr. Souza has over 10 years of experience working with a focus on customer service. With a degree in Foreign Trade from Fatec Barueri – Padre Danilo José de Oliveira Ohl., Mr. Souza has served as a bilingual customer service analyst for multiple French companies, including AXA Assistance and Europ Assistance and, more recently, as a technical customer support analyst at ADP Brazil. Mr. Souza is a fan of football and enjoys both playing and watching the sport as well as viewing films and spending time with his family.
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.
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Santiago de Chile
Commercial Offices (Latin America)
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