Mr. Sampaio brings 20 years of professional experience in advising underperforming companies and crisis management.
Mr. Sampaio has worked on complex, company-side engagements across the automotive, retail, agribusiness, manufacturing and infrastructure industries in Brazil, the United States, Canada, China, Singapore, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Mexico. Some of his notable client assignments include IPA, Acument, Visteon, Sete Brazil, OSX, Linde, Algeco Scotsman and Eletrosom. Currently, Mr. Sampaio leads several restructuring cases and serves as a board member for some of his past clients. Over the last decade, he has served in different situations as an interim executive of the client (CEO, CFO, CRO).
Most recently at A&M, Mr. Sampaio led a successful operational restructuring of the entire South American practice of a world leader in industrial and medicinal gases, including carve out of some operations (Brazil, Colombia), plant closure (Argentina), and redefinition of commercial policies, resulting in an EBITDA improvement of 10bps in a very unfavorable economic context.
During the 2008 economic crisis, Mr. Sampaio joined A&M’s headquarters in New York to assist the in-court restructuring process of a Tier I automotive parts company with $10 billion in revenue. He was responsible for global cash management and the development & monitoring of cash flow projections. Mr. Sampaio later acted as financial advisor during the restructuring process of its Argentinean operation.
Mr. Sampaio previously served as a partner in the private equity arm of Bravia Capital, where he acted as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of both portfolio companies. He started his career in the Strategy & Operations practice of Deloitte Consulting.
Mr. Sampaio earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from UNICAMP - Universidade de Campinas - and an MBA from USP - Universidade de São Paulo. He speaks fluent Portuguese and English and advanced Spanish.