Fernando Machado is a senior member of the firm’s Financial Services Sector and Board Services Practice. With more than 24 years of experience in business development, structured finance and management consulting, he focuses on building long-term client relationships, advising on strategy and forward-thinking partnerships. Fernando has deep sector experience both in Brazil and abroad, and works with clients of all geographies and sizes. He is based in São Paulo.
Fernando joined Russell Reynolds Associates after close to 10 years at Banco Votorantim, where he held roles of progressive seniority in business development, Equity Capital Markets and Investment Banking. Most recently, he was Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, where he led strategic partnership transactions with leading Brazilian companies and private equity firms across a range of sectors. Previously, Fernando was an Executive Director with The Boston Consulting Group, working in both Boston and São Paulo for more than eight years. He began his career in the Global Corporate Banking Division at Citigroup Brazil, as a Relationship Manager.
Fernando holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, with honors, from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and a Master’s degree in marketing from Fundação Getulio Vargas, both in Brazil, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also a member of the HBS Alumni Angels of Brazil and a mentor with Fundação Estudar.
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