Who we are
Piemonte is a global financial institution that develops, manages, and runs financial products and services tailored to you.
Group

Piemonte offers clients and investors a great array of products and services in the financial, administration, development, assets management, and strategic financial consulting segments.

Thanks to our vast experience and transnational reach, we use the best global market investment practices to offer added value to regional clients and investors. In turn, we offer international clients and investors the best understanding of local market specificities.

Piemonte’s services are tailored to each client or investor, just like a luxury tailor would, so that we can assure above average added value and results.

Our History

Piemonte was founded in 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as a boutique investment firm that was initially focused on Mergers and Acquisitions, as well as other Strategic Consulting services.

Our success as financial advisors allowed Piemonte to accrue capital and become a solid, independent, global financial institution that offers fund management and administration, among other asset management services that comply with the current regulations in the United States, Brazil, and abroad.

Milestones and Accomplishments

2012
Incorporation of Piemonte Investimentos, headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Our original team was made up by highly-qualified professionals and senior executives with multinational experience.

2013
Incorporation of Piemonte Trading, headquartered in New York, USA. In 2013, Piemonte founded a NY-based company that now manages the Group’s assets and operates as an Investment Advisor that complies with SEC regulations (Securities and Exchange Commission).

2014
As a financial advisor, Piemonte Investments executed $500 MM BRL in transactions, including Mergers and Acquisitions and Debt Restructuring, working in an exclusive fashion.

2016
Piemonte used its own resources to acquire DSAPAR SA and became Piemonte Holding. After this acquisition, the Group’s cumulated capital stock reached $40 million BRL.

2017
Piemonte launched Alba Fund, a series of hedge funds that address a wide range of investors, among them, Piemonte Holding, the first investor client.

Why Piemonte?

Piemonte combines local and global knowledge: our platform unveils and crosses new borders and our accomplishments go beyond expectations.

Piemonte's shares its excellence and ethical values with clients and provides state-of-the-art tools and superior results in Assets Management, Administration, and Financial Services.

Piemonte’s investment platform allows any client or company in a small town in Brazil or a business executive from a multinational company to reach out to new frontiers with technical precision, customized services, and a history of success.

Investment Management

We develop, structure, and manage financial assets and funds, as well as private funds or third-party multi-class funds, offering innovation and competence while designing and managing segregated investment accounts for our investors. 

Our asset management operations are based in our NY offices, which is authorized to operate under SEC regulations (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission).

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Administration

At our Rio de Janeiro headquarters, we administrate on our account and for third parties:

  • Financial instruments, such as Investment Funds, Investment Companies, and special purpose vehicles.
  • Companies, controlled by multinational groups.
  • Settlements and other non-recurring events.
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Financial Services

Independence, excellence and technical competence in financial services such as:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Valuation
  • Fund Raising
  • Corporate debt restructuring
  • Negotiations
  • Due diligence
  • Financial investigation
  • Expert opinions
  • Agreed-upon procedures.
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Board of directors

The mission of the Board is to protect and value the name and reputation of our Company. Our Board follows up regularly on the Company’s strategic progress. 

Julia Dias Leite

Julia Dias Leite, President of the board of directors of Piemonte Holding, has been working in International Affairs for the past 15 years and represents the international DNA of Piemonte Holding.

Throughout her career, she has worked as the director of some of the most important independent Foreign Affairs Institutions in Brazil, which allowed her to build a strong network with representatives from the private sector, government offices, and official organizations in Brazil and abroad, especially in South America, the United States and Asia. She participated in international foreign affairs exchange programs and hosted global influencers during their visits to Brazil to exchange knowledge on the economy, worldwide integration and technology.

Since 2016, she's been working as the Executive Director of the Brazilian Center for Foreign Affairs (CEBRI - Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais), the main Brazilian think tank. Prior to that, she acted as the Executive Secretary of the Brazil-China Business Council (CEBC - Conselho Empresarial Brasil China), consolidating the Council's position as the main binational institute dedicated to establishing a dialog between the two countries in production, financial, and governmental matters.

She went to Law School at Cândido Mendes University and has an MBA in Business Management, having collaborated with the Council of the Americas in New York as a researcher and supported the office of the Vice President of that institute in projects involving Brazilian foreign policies.

In 2017, she represented Brazil at the International Visitor Leadership Program, an event organized by the U.S. Department of State across the United States.

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Alessandro Lombardi

Founder and majority shareholder of Piemonte Holding since 2012, serving as the Group’s CEO and board member.

Ever since Piemonte was a startup, Lombardi had a leading role in growing the business from a small financial consulting group into a solid and independent financial institution with a global reach and operations overseen by financial authorities. Since 2014, he has been acting as Fund Manager at Piemonte Trading Corporation, the Group’s Asset Manager Entity, and has managed to yield well above-average returns to investors.

Before founding Piemonte Holding, Lombardi worked for over a decade for PwC in Rome, Italy, and São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, where he created and directed the Transaction Services and Corporate Finance areas. He has also worked as a Technical Senior Advisor in a large amount of M&A transactions alongside both multinational clients and family businesses with the use of his deep knowledge and vast experience in negotiation processes, deal structuring, due diligence, valuation and financial investigation in Europe, the United States, and Brazil.

Alessandro holds a degree in Economics from the Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome and has completed higher-education courses at UCLA, the Bologna Academic Institute of Theology, and the University of Turin.

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Eduardo Marinho Christoph

Eduardo Marinho Cristoph is an investor and entrepreneur who, since 2002, has held a seat in several Boards of Directors in companies established in Brazil and abroad. Nowadays, other than board member of Piemonte Holding, he is the President of the Board at ENE Venture Capital, a Participation Holding focused in businesses with expansion potential in areas such as technology, innovation, sustainability, agritech and biotechnology, in seed, early and late stages.

For the past 15 years, Eduardo has been working as an investor and board member of Cognitec Systems, a global company dedicated to facial recognition technologies that is headquartered in Dresden, Germany, and has offices in the United States and Australia. He has also been an investor and member of the Board of Directors of PrimaSea (premium fertilizers) and NuPrime (organomineral nutrients). Between 2006 and 2011, he was a member of the Board of Trustees at Infoglobo, which was founded in 1925 and is currently one of the largest multimedia companies in Brazil.

He graduated in Physics at the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) in Rio de Janeiro in 1998 and, early in his academic career, worked for the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois - the national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy - contributing to one of the key projects in the study of the interactions among fundamental matter particles and energy, which became a benchmark in high-energy particle physics worldwide.

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Directors

There are currently two directors at Piemonte Holding that work closely together with the management team.

Alessandro Lombardi

CEO of Piemonte. He has led the company from its startup phase and furthered its growth to make it a solid and well-known financial institution.

Alessandro graduated in Economics in Rome, began his career as a journalist and has over twenty years of market experience. Besides being the majority partner of Piemonte, Alessandro maintains a great passion for sports.

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Marco Girardi

As the Administrative Director of Piemonte Holding, Marco Girardi has brought in his vast experience as a senior executive working in financial and management areas in multinational corporations. He is the Head of Administration, Finance, and Controls at Piemonte.

Girardi worked as a business executive at Grupo Telecom Italia for 14 years while based in Rome, Turin, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro. He was the CFO of the Telecom Italia holding in Brazil and served as the Administrative and Financial Director at Telecom Italia America Latina.

At the same time, Marco Girardi was part of the Board of Directors of companies located in South America, most of them listed in the stock exchange.

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Rodrigo Moura

Rodrigo is the Chief Technology Officer af Piemonte Holding.

Rodrigo is an entrepreneur, co-founded Vertentis, a fintech company in 2012, recognized by its development of proprietary trading algorithms and for its High Frequency trading in the Brazilian stock market and also as a consultant, specializing in Cyber Security projects and IT turnaround of medium and large size companies.

For over two decades, Rodrigo performs in senior IT position roles such as CIO, CTO and CISO in renowned companies. He started his career at Opportunity, a large well-known asset manager and Private Equity company in Brazil, where he performed also as a CIO and Senior Advisor in IT for the Private Equities division. He was later promoted to a Managing Director position at Banco Opportunity. In 2010, he acted as a Country Manager in Brazil for the American company Alertboot, a pioneer in development of security software with the concept of “software as a service (SaaS)”. He later was invited to join XP Investments, the largest broker dealer in Brazil, as a CIO and, after, joined Piraquê Alimentos, a, 70-year-old, well established cookie and pasta brand in Brazil as an Executive Director. He lectures at

conferences, always with raising the cyber security awareness agenda in mind. For years, he attended the SANS Institute Conferences and trainings, a major reference in Cyber Security in the world.

Rodrigo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (PUC-RJ), a Post Graduate degree in Data Science (PUC-RJ) and a Certificate degree in Cyber Security Risk Management from Harvard University, as well as several other courses in Cyber Security, Compliance and Anti Money Laundering.

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Vinícius Braga

Vinicius is Director of Investment Banking at Piemonte Holding.

He holds a Business degree from Universidade Mackenzie, Accounting degree by FECAP - Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado and a MBA in Project Management from FGV - Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

With more than 13 years of experience in the financial markets, mostly in M&A projects, he has worked for over 12 years at Ernst & Young advising clients, national and foreign, in corporate transactions in various sectors through accounting and financial analysis, assistance in pricing and transaction price adjustments, as well as in purchase and sale contracts, among others.

For the past 3 years, he was head of Transaction Due Diligence in EY Rio de Janeiro office.   

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Viviane Ramires

Viviane is our Human Resources and Facilities Director.

HR Professional with over 14 years of experience , acted as Business Partner, Global Mobility and other HR subáreas for great copanies of Oil & Gas and Investment Bank industries such as Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Banco BTG Pactual.

Holds a social worker degree from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and is a Global Mobility specialist by Worldwide ERC, participating as speaker in Global Mobility events for this entity and also in HR Academy events.

Viviane also holds certficates specializing in Coaching, Leadership,

Viviane possui ainda especializações em Coaching, Liderança e Gestão de pessoas pela Pro-Fit Coaching e Treinamento e Fundação Getúlio Vargas

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Team
Front Office
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Nathalie Afonso

Nathalie manages Piemonte´s Financial Services area.

Graduated in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business, Nathalie has a master in Finance and Business Economics by Fundação Getúlio Vargas do Rio de Janeiro

She began his career at UBS in New York, worked at the Serficom Family Office and Pacifico Gestão de Recursos.

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Victor Emmanuel de Almeida

Victor joined Piemonte in 2019 as a Financial Analyst.

He holds a degree in Economics and Finance from Louisiana College, is currently member of Delta Mu Delta International Honors Society in Business and holds an MBA in Financial Management by Fundação Getúlio Vargas do Rio de Janeiro.

He began his career working in financial due diligence at Ernst & Young for over a year and later for another year at PwC.

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Lélia Del Priori

Holding and Economics degree from IBMEC, Lélia started her career in Project Finance area at Voltalia Energia do Brasil. Before joining Piemonte, she had worked in Credit Recovery area at BRMALLS and in Transaction Services, Valuation and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) at Ernst & Young.

At the ond of 2020 will graduate as Corporate Finance Specialist at COPPEAD

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Alan Vaisman

Alan started his career at Piemonte in 2019 as an intern and currently serves as Financial Analyst.

He has a CPA-20 certificate and is completing his degree in Business Administration from Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

The beginning of his career was in the Operational Risk Department of Banco BOCOM BBM, where he stayed for 1 year.

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Middle Office
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Claudio Cornetti

Claudio Cornetti is the Legal Officer of Piemonte Holding.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Claudio joined Piemonte in January 2015 and has previously worked for Gouvêa Vieira Advogados and XP Investimentos, where he acquired a Backoffice BM&FBovespa Certificate.

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Willians do Nascimento

With a graduate degree in Computer Networks (Universidade Estácio de Sá) in 2004 e with a Computer Programming degree (CCE, PUC-RJ) in 2002.

Willians worked in the implementation of iG Finance, a financial internet portal that belonged to iG, the largest free internet provider in Latin America, launched in 2000. He later worked as a Support Engineer for 5 years an BNY Mellon during its large expansion phase. In 2010, hestarted at Opportunity, one of the largest and most well-know asset managers in Latin America. He later joined ICAP and after was invited to XP Investments, two large and most renowned broker dealers, before joining Piraquê Alimentos, also as a senior support engineer.

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Back Office
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José Arian do Carmo

José Arian serves as Senior Financial Analyst at Piemonte.

Bachelor of Accounting from Rio de Janeiro Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), has three years of experience in the Financial Services area at the big-four KPMG Auditores Independentes.

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Rafael Sol

Rafael Sol acts as Administrative Assistant of Piemonte Holding.

Studying Economics at the Universidade Federal of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), began his career at Piemonte in 2017 as an intern in the Asset Management and Financial Services areas. He was hired in 2019.

He previously worked for two years with economic studies at Federação das Indústrias do Rio de Janeiro (FIRJAN).

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Ana Pinheiro

Ana Carolina is an Administrative Assistant of Piemonte Holding.

Holding a Business degree by Centro Universitário Augusto Motta, she sttarted her carreer as a Asset Recoverer and has 5 years of experience in Finance Area for Factoring Industry.

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Édrovan Ferreira

Édrovan Ferreira is an Administrative Assistant at Piemonte Holding.

Studing Business School at Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca – CEFET do Rio de Janeiro and holding a certificate in eletrical systems, he has recently joined Piemonte Team.  Édrovan has previous experience as apprentice at VLT Carioca and Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais (CEBRI).

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RIO DE JANEIRO
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NEW YORK
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NY, USA

  • Banco Central do Brasil
  • COAF - Conselho de Controle de Atividades Financeiras
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Securities Commission of the Bahamas
  • Cetip - Central de Custódia e Liquidação Financeira de Títulos
  • CVM - Comissão de Valores Mobiliários
  • FINRA - Financial Industry Regulatory Authority