My Story

Perseverance, Community, Passion

Founder and CEO at Eneas Alternative Investments, a private equity firm based in Madrid that invests in disruptive tech-enabled companies in Spain and Portugal.  I also serve as CEO of Lug Healthcare Technology, one of our innovative portfolio companies, whose software platform is revolutionizing the way that hospitals worldwide prepare and deliver medications to patients.

When I am not investing in emerging companies and helping them expand into Latin America and other markets, my focus is on participating as a  speaker  of international conferences and building communities in my adopted hometown of Boston. I am passionate about social entrepreneurship,  impact investing  and conscious capitalism.

These are still niche concepts, but some day they will be mainstream.

Some day the idea of the “triple bottom line” –financially, socially and environmentally sustainable companies– will be a bedrock principle of modern capitalism. Until then, I will continue to promote these topics by writing and speaking to audiences wherever I am welcome. The world needs more companies that not only deliver a positive return to investors, but also deliver social benefits to communities, while not harming the climate.

During the past 30 years, I have worked with financial, institutional and corporate clients at Citigroup Investment BankAmerican Express Bank (formerly Banco S.R.L.) and Santander Bank.

I hold a Master of International Economic Relations from the Catholic University of Sao Paulo, and executive education from the University of Sao PauloHarvardIESE and INSEAD.

As  public speaker  who has lived and worked in four continents, from London to Hong Kong, I consider myself a citizen of the world. In Boston, I’m pegged as a Latino. In Madrid, I’m pegged as a Brazilian. And in my native Sao Paulo, I’m now considered a gringo. But it’s all good. Buenísimo. Tudo ótimo!