He focuses on formulating financial strategies for restructuring processes, leading negotiation processes and developing performance improvement plans. In addition, he has led the main privatization processes in Brazil, having specialized in financial strategies for merger and acquisition and corporate turnarounds.
With more than 20 years of financial restructuring experience, Mr. Gomes has advised on numerous local and international deals and processes in most of the important economic segments and industries in Latin America.
Recent notable engagements as an senior executive include: Varig SA, one of the biggest airline companies in the world, leading the first major Brazilian restructuring and bankruptcy law protection of 2006. This effort was designated by the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) as the Best Restructuring Project in 2008; and leading a regional retailer in the Rio de Janeiro market in a major performance improvement process. The firm eventually became one of the biggest clothing retailers in Brazil.
He worked with Casa e Vídeo, a retail company that came under intervention from the Brazilian Federal Police and filed for restructuring and bankruptcy law protection. This effort was designated by TMA as Brazil’s Best Restructuring Project in 2012; for Lehman Brothers, Mr. Gomes served as its Latin America Director, considered the largest restructuring process in the world and he acted as CEO with OSX Brazil, coordinating the restructuring process for one of its Eike Batista group.
Before joining A&M, Mr. Gomes spent ten years as the partner in charge of the corporate finance group of a Big Five firm in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Mr. Gomes earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and engineering from the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) Rio de Janeiro, with specialization in finance from NYU and IBMEC.