From an early age in Brazil I always wanted to learn skills that could be applied in the real world. This was why school was especially challenging for me. It felt like nothing I was being taught would prepare me for the real world. I usually went to my father’s small wood floor shop after school where I witnessed skills like finance, customer service, sales, and marketing being applied.
I got the opportunity to apply these skills myself and make a business deal when I was 12 years old. Our school had a sports competition and my class did not have a uniform to compete in. I took the initiative to pick up the yellow pages and every day I called several sports company brands to ask for sponsorship for my class. There were many rejections so I decided to improve my message by explaining the benefits of sponsoring a school team.
Thanks to polishing my pitch I was able to land a partnership with Umbro - which was also the sponsor of a Brazilian soccer team at that time. That was the moment I realised that you should not wait or expect anything to be handed to you and always go for the challenge that others say is impossible.
Today I create future-ready organisations by propelling financial, technological, and people performance. My skillset and adaptability have taken me across APAC, EMEA, AMER, and LATAM. Thanks to my passion and leadership (of business, operations, and people), I have designed a career where I partnered with innovative organisations such as Oracle, AWS, Google, KaiOS, Microsoft, PLUG & PLAY, R3, UBER, and others.
This is also why working at Terrascope as the Chief Customer Officer (CCO) has been the ideal opportunity to flex my transformation and tech skills for a worthy cause. Terrascope is driven by the mission to empower companies to decarbonise how they function overall. I work with a diverse group of purpose-driven individuals across technology, data science, strategy and more. Because carbon measurement and management is a VERY difficult task, we manage the complexity of carbon measurement, abatement, collaborate seamlessly between teams and with external partners, and share trusted data with stakeholders.