Rodrigo Azevedo

Rodrigo Azevedo

Rodrigo is a Principal based in H.I.G.’s Rio de Janeiro office, where he focuses on investment transaction processes, including deal origination, transaction structuring and negotiating, and post-closing portfolio company oversight. Rodrigo is responsible for all aspects of the investment process.

Rodrigo has 15 years of experience in the investment industry, with over 10 years in private equity. Prior to joining H.I.G., Rodrigo worked for Dynamo, a public equity fund with over R$15 billion under management. Earlier in his career, he was an analyst in illiquid investments at Icatu, a family office based in Rio.

Rodrigo earned a B.A. degree from Ibmec-RJ with an extension from École de Management de Strasbourg, France. Rodrigo is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

Eduardo da Veiga

Eduardo da Veiga

Eduardo da Veiga is a Principal based in H.I.G.’s Rio de Janeiro office. With over 13 years of private equity investment experience in Latin America, Eduardo has worked directly with investments, monitoring and divestments in several sectors.

Prior to joining H.I.G., he was a Vice President at Patria Investimentos, an alternative asset management firm backed by Blackstone in Latin America. Before Patria, Eduardo spent 8 years at Icatu, a leading Brazilian family office.

Eduardo holds a Master of Science in Engineering from École Centrale de Paris, and a B.Eng. in Industrial Engineering from PUC-Rio. Eduardo is a CFA Charterholder and is fluent in Portuguese, English and French.

Rodrigo Feitosa

Rodrigo Feitosa

Rodrigo is a Managing Director based in H.I.G. Capital´s Rio de Janeiro office. Rodrigo is responsible for investment sourcing, transaction negotiation, and portfolio company value creation and has more than 14 years of experience and 23 transactions concluded in the Private Equity space in Brazil.

Since joining H.I.G. Capital’s Brazil and Latin America Group in 2013 and throughout his career, Rodrigo worked directly with investments, monitoring and divestments in several sectors, including: information technology, consumer services, business process outsourcing, retail, internet, media, real estate and healthcare. Currently, Rodrigo serves on the board of directors of Grupo NZN, Selfit Academias, Eletromidia and Grupo Meridional. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Rodrigo co-founded Agroshop, a start-up focused on selling agribusiness related product located in the mid-west of Brazil. Pior to that, Rodrigo worked for 5 years as a private equity professional at Patria Investimentos, a firm backed by Blackstone in Latin America. While at Patria, Rodrigo led or participated in 15 transactions, including two of the most successful investments of the firm: Tivit and Grupo Bioritmo. Before Patria, Rodrigo worked as a management associate at Citibank in the Corporate and Investment Banking division.

Rodrigo holds an M.B.A. from INSEAD (Singapore/France), a Bachelor in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EAESP-FGV) with an extension from Vysoka Skola Ekonomicka of Prague and a Bachelor in Law from Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Born in Brazil, Rodrigo is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Felipe Franco

Felipe Franco

Felipe Franco is a Managing Director based in H.I.G. Capital’s Rio de Janeiro office with more than 25 years of experience in Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Consulting, and Operations. In his current position, he serves as Board Member of several portfolio companies and leads the Value Creation team for Brazil, providing support to the entire portfolio in its value creation initiatives.

Before joining H.I.G. Brazil, he was the CEO of Cel Lep Idiomas for four years. Earlier in his career, he was IT and SSC Vice President at Anheuser-Busch Inbev in Eastern Europe, where he was responsible for the implementation of a Shared Services Center for Eastern Europe based in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Prior to that, Felipe worked in Stern Stewart implementing value-based management in some of the leading companies in Brazil and Argentina and monitoring the privatization of Brazil’s electric and telecommunications sectors by Unibanco.

Felipe earned his M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Fundação Getulio Vargas de São Paulo (EAESP/FGV). Born in Brazil, he is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.

Marcelo Hudik F. de Albuquerque

Marcelo Hudik F. de Albuquerque

Marcelo Hudik F. de Albuquerque joined H.I.G. Capital in 2017 as a Managing Director of the private equity team in Brazil. With more than 20 years of experience in Private Equity in Brazil, Marcelo worked directly with investments, monitoring and divestments in several sectors, such as: consumer, services, food & beverages, retail, financial services, insurance, energy, oil & gas, infrastructure, real estate, IT, telecom, health, agribusiness and pulp & paper.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Marcelo was a senior partner and member of the Investment Committee of Gavea Investimentos and Head of Execution of the proprietary private equity department of Santander Bank in Brazil, where he worked for 8 years and was responsible for building and managing the investment team. Before that, Marcelo worked for Angra Infra and spent 6 years at Icatu’s Private Equity and Illiquid Strategies Group.

Marcelo was a member of the Board of Directors of Energisa S.A. (ENGI3), CSS - Cell Site Sollutions S.A., Santiliana Group, Transmissora Aliança de Energia Elétrica S.A (TAEE11), Brasil Comercio & Turismo, Ambievo S.A. and American Glass Products Ltd. He was also a member of the Investment / Supervision Committee of Credito Corporativo Brasil – FIDC (long term credit fund raised by Credit Suisse and Santander Bank).

Marcelo graduated with academic excellence in Business Management from the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets (IBMEC) in Rio de Janeiro, where he also earned an M.B.A. with a focus on Finance. Marcelo is fluent in Portuguese and English.

Fernando Marques Oliveira

Fernando Marques Oliveira

Mr. Marques Oliveira joined the firm in 2012 and is the Head for H.I.G. Brazil & Latin America. With 25 years of experience in the Brazilian and Latin American private equity market, he has led more than 70 successful investments in the region in various sectors.

Before joining H.I.G., Fernando was a partner at General Atlantic, the Head for Brazil & Latin America and Member of its Global Council. Prior to that, Mr. Marques Oliveira spent a number of years at Icatu, a leading Brazilian family office, where he was a partner and Head of Private Equity & Illiquid Strategies.

Currently, Fernando is an Independent Board Member of Itaúsa (B3:ITSA4), one of the largest Brazilian conglomerates. He was elected as one of the "40 under 40" Brazilian corporate leaders by Forbes in 2015.

Mr. Marques Oliveira received his B.B.A. from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo, with highest honors, J.P.C. Vieira scholar, and ranking first in his class.

He received awards from CRA/São Paulo and from Gastão Vidigal Foundation for Economic Studies.

Thiago Miskulin

Thiago Miskulin

Thiago is a Managing Director based in H.I.G. Capital’s Rio de Janeiro office. He is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including deal sourcing, transaction structuring and negotiation, financing, and execution of post-closing growth and operational strategies.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Thiago worked as a private equity investment professional for Mubadala Capital, GP Investments and Permira. He currently serves as a board member at Nadir Figueiredo, Elekeiroz and Tecfil, and served as either member or observer on the boards of directors of Centauro, Tempo Assist and Porto Sudeste. Earlier in his career he worked for nearly 5 years at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)’s São Paulo and London offices as well as for J.P. Morgan in London.
Thiago holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Master of Science in Engineering from École Centrale de Lyon, and a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from UNICAMP, with honors. He is fluent in Portuguese, English and French.

Sami Mnaymneh

Sami Mnaymneh

Sami Mnaymneh is a Founder and Co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital. He has directed the firm's development since its founding in 1993 and approves all capital commitments made by H.I.G. Sami currently serves on the Board of Columbia College and on the Dean's Council of the Harvard Law School.

Prior to founding H.I.G., Sami was a Managing Director with The Blackstone Group in New York. Prior to that, he was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he devoted a significant amount of his time to leveraged buyouts, serving as senior advisor to a number of prominent private equity firms. Over the course of his career, Mr. Mnaymneh has led over 75 transactions in a wide range of industries.

Sami earned a B.A. degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Columbia University where he graduated first in his class, and subsequently received a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree, with honors, from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, respectively.

Daniel Nader

Daniel Nader

Daniel is a Managing Director based in H.I.G. Capital’s Rio de Janeiro office. He is responsible for sourcing and executing real estate transactions in Latin America and has more than 12 years of experience in the Brazilian real estate market.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Daniel was a partner of GP Investments Real Estate, where he was responsible for commercial real estate investments. Earlier in his career, he worked for 4 years at Cushman & Wakefield as a Director. Daniel has led almost 20 Real Estate transactions in Brazil which totaled more than R$ 2 billion.

Daniel earned an M.B.A. from INSPER and is also a graduate of the Universidade Paulista with a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering. Born in Brazil, he is fluent in Portuguese and English.

Rick Rosen

Rick Rosen

Rick is Co-President of H.I.G. Capital with over twenty-five years of private equity and M&A experience. In his current position, along with Co-President Brian Schwartz, he helps run the day-to-day operations of the firm and sits on the investment committees for all H.I.G. funds. Since joining H.I.G. in 1998, he has been involved in all aspects of the investment process; and has held leadership positions in several of the firm's funds. Located in the Miami office, Rick currently serves on the Board of numerous H.I.G. Capital portfolio companies. He has worked with companies in a variety of industries, with a focus on healthcare, business services, specialty chemicals, and niche manufacturing.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Rick worked at General Electric Company and GE Capital. As part of their Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions teams, he coordinated a variety of strategic acquisitions in the financial services, plastics, medical systems, electronics, and aerospace industries. Before joining the M&A group, Rick was a member of the GE Corporate Finance Staff, where he helped design and implement improved business strategies and operating processes for GE Capital business units.

Rick received his undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Fabio Saad

Fabio Saad

Fabio Saad is a Managing Director at H.I.G. Brazil & Latin America Fund. With nearly 15 years of private equity investment experience in Latin America and other emerging markets, Fabio heads up H.I.G. Capital’s Bogotá office and the firm’s investment program in the Andean Region. He is responsible for investment sourcing, transaction negotiation, and portfolio company management.

Since joining H.I.G. Capital’s Brazil and Latin America group in 2014, Fabio has led or co-led investments in a number of different industries, including healthcare, media, technology, logistics and consumer services.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Fabio worked for 5 years at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private investment arm of the World Bank Group, in Washington, D.C. and in São Paulo.

Fabio holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA in International Studies focused in Latin America from The Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas de São Paulo (EAESP/FGV) and a Bachelor in Law from Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Born in Brazil, he is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Brian Schwartz

Brian Schwartz

Brian is Co-President of H.I.G. Capital. He joined the firm in 1994. In his current position, along with Co-President Rick Rosen, he helps run the day-to-day operations of the firm and sits on the investment committees for all H.I.G. funds. Prior to this role, Brian held a number of leadership positions at the firm, as well as having led the acquisition of over 25 platform investments in a variety of industries.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Brian worked in PepsiCo’s strategic planning group. His responsibilities included managing strategic acquisitions for PepsiCo and evaluating new business opportunities. Brian began his career with the investment banking firm of Dillon, Read and Co. where he split his time between the corporate finance group and the private equity funds, Saratoga Partners and Yorktown Partners.

Brian earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his B.S. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.

Tony Tamer

Tony Tamer

Tony Tamer is a Founder and Co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital. He has directed H.I.G.'s development since its founding in 1993 and approves all capital commitments made by the firm. Tony has led a number of successful investments at H.I.G. in both the management buyouts and growth capital arenas. He has extensive experience working with, and coaching, early stage and middle-market companies. Tony is a board member of several H.I.G. portfolio companies. He currently also serves on the Dean's Council of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.

Prior to H.I.G., Tony was partner at Bain & Company where he developed business unit and operating strategies, implemented productivity improvement initiatives, and led acquisition and divestiture activities for a number of Fortune 500 clients. Tony has extensive operating experience. He has held marketing, engineering and manufacturing positions at Hewlett-Packard and Sprint Corporation.

Tony holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School, and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. His undergraduate degree is from Rutgers University.

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