Jeffrey J. Hanson
26 years of in-country business brazilian operationsGraduated with an International MBA from IMD, Switzerland and a Mechanical Engineering degree with an Environmental Engineering minor from the University of Minnesota. Travelled the world extensively with the International Division of Donaldson Company covering engineering, sales and marketing before moving to Brazil. While in Brazil managed subsidiaries for 2 Minnesota multinational companies for 8 years and also owned and operated a Brazilian importing, manufacturing and sales company in Brazil for 18 years. Married a wonderful Brazilian woman and raised 2 children in São Paulo through high school. Still passionate for Brazil, moved back to the USA in 2004 where I continue to work for stronger and better ties between Brazil and Minnesota.
Financial reporting, taxes, and accounting. Interim management services.
Robert H. Scarlett
Forty years of experience in Latin America
Involved in helping companies determine the best way to enter Latin American markets. Will manage sales and distribution, under contract, as an out-source. Forty years of experience in Latin America - setting up sales and distribution for small-to-mid-size companies. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and German. Active in executive coaching - particularly for executives making an international business cultural transition. Specialties: International management, international distribution, medical-surgical instruments. software, new technology for mineral processing; cross-cultural training. In the community: active in philanthropy, impact investing, support of Public Benefit Corporations & Youth Social Entrepreneurship.
Lucas Cortez Moura
I practice in the International Law Group at Fredrikson & Byron assisting clients with international business transactions. My practice focuses on international joint ventures, partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, distributorships, licensing, franchising, contract matters, dispute resolution and customs regulations. I speak and read French, Spanish, and Italian and read Portuguese.
Specialties: lawyer, attorney, law, international, clean tech, green tech, renewable energy, alternative energy, biodiesel, ethanol, biofuels, manufacturing, equipment, design, supply, agreements, contracts, licensing, technology, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions
CEO at Sky Solutions Direct, a Helisul Taxi Aereo Company
Paula is the Honorary Consul of Brazil in Minnesota (Visit the website) and a lawyer in Dorsey and Whitney’s Corporate Group where she focuses on representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions and general corporate matters. Before joining Dorsey in 2016, she was a paralegal for six years for U.S. Bank. Before joining U.S. Bank, she was a litigation attorney for Banco do Brasil in Brazil, where she worked for six years and handled a portfolio of hundreds of labor and employment cases. Simultaneously, she started and managed her own legal practice in Brasilia dealing with a variety of commercial and civil matters. Her first legal experience was as a Clerk at the State of Goias Attorney General’s Office also in Brazil. Paula has a J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law), where she was awarded the 2014 Kirwin Professionalism Prize. She also has a Brazilian J.D. degree from Centro de Ensino Superior Unificado de Brasilia and an M.B.A. in Tax Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas. Paula was recognized in 2016 and 2017 as an MSBA North Star Lawyer for her extensive pro bono work. On her free time, Paula enjoys signing bossa nova.
Christiane Dolabella Duarte
Over 40 years of direct experience in marketing, sales and business development in Brazil, more than 30 years of business experience and international experience since the early 80s. Businessman, Advertiser, Journalist and Consultant, cofounder of the following company: DBD Filtros Group - owners of brands LAFFI Filtration and LAFFI Water, L 3 ppm - publicidade, propaganda e marketing Ltda., publisher of magazines MEIO FILTRANTE and Magazine TAE, a company that also provides market intelligence services, research and recruitment for companies interested in the Brazilian market. Moura was also idealaizer and cofounder of the ABRAFILTROS - Associação Brasileira das Empresas de Filtros e de seus Sistemas - Automotivos e Industriais, being the acting president, occupying your 7th. mandate.
Paulo Telles Moraes
Native Brazilian with International Experience
Graduated in Electronic (technical level) and Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Project Engineering and Industrial Processes Design, attended MBA at Mackenzie University in Brazil and completed a short MBA from University of St. Thomas. Native from Sao Paulo, Brazil, with international experience, worked in other South America countries, Denmark and China on various technical, commercial and management positions before moving to the USA. Presently working for Crown Iron Works Co where was responsible for the startup of the company operations in Brazil and now focusing on activities that include worldwide sales of processing plants for oils and fats refining, biodiesel and oleochemical, service and spare parts and technical support.