Laplace Team

Renato Carvalho

Renato Carvalho is the founding partner of Laplace, an advisory and asset management firm with approximately BRL1 billion of AUM. Mr. Carvalho is a board member of Via Varejo, Progen, and TMA, and Vice-Chairman of Vanguarda Agro. Mr. Carvalho was a board member of Biosev, founding partner of Angra Partners and board member of Metro do Rio and Telemig Celular​.

Mr. Carvalho worked at Monitor Clipper Partners/Corporate Finance in Boston, Lehman Brothers in NY, and Accenture.

Mr. Carvalho holds a BS in Mechatronics Engineering from Escola Politécnica/USP and an MBA from Tuck School at Dartmouth.  Mr. Carvalho was a corporate finance MBA professor at Insper.

Allan Libman

Allan Libman was Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Credit Suisse Brazil, joining the bank in 2004, having also served as a member of the Americas Investment Banking Committee in NY. He became part of the Credit Suisse Latin America Group in 2014. Priorly, he worked at Santander as Head of Corporate Finance and as Corporate Banking Director at Unibanco.

Mr. Libman holds a degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo.

Marcelo Saad

Marcelo Saad was the Managing Director Co-Head of Corporate Banking & Securities for Brazil at Deutsche Bank. Formerly, he spent 10 years at Credit Suisse, first as MD Head of Fixed Income Structuring, and later as Head of Fixed Income Group & Co-Head at Credit Suisse Asset Management Brazil. Mr. Saad was a member of the Brazil Investment Banking Committee, CS Brazil Board Member, the Latam Investment Committee at CSAM and also Global Operating Committee of the AM division.

Previously he worked at Goldman Sachs in New York as the person in charge of setting up the local FICC and Equities businesses in Brazil. Prior, Mr. Saad was a Partner at Credit-Agricole Indosuez EM, responsible for AM and the Brazilian businesses.


Mr. Saad holds a BS in Production Engineering from PUC-RJ and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

Francesco Marinoni

Francesco Marinoni began his career at Lehman Brothers, USA, and then returned to Brazil to work at the former Banco Garantia. Afterwards he went to Banco UBS and Grupo Ultra, when he was executive in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions of the company.

Graduated in Engeneering at MIT and holds a MBA from Columbia.

Gustavo Santos, CFA®

Gustavo Santos was Managing Partner of Next Ventures, a venture capital initiative in digital media and founding partner and former managing director of Pimenta Co, which manages e-commerce operations of mid-sized brand retailers. Between 2011 and 2013 Gustavo was a Director of Bradesco BBI, between 2008 and 2011, Executive Director of Morgan Stanley and had previously worked at Credit Suisse as Vice-President - all in Investment Banking divisions.


Gustavo holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Escola Politécnica/USP, is CFA® charterholder and has mentored start-up projects sponsored by Startup Farm/Google.

Guilherme Rocha

Guilherme Rocha began his career as a lawyer at Mattos Filho Advogados, moving to the financial market as Vice President at Banco Credit Suisse for more than 7 years, where he was  responsible for covering the Cement, Construction and Real Estate sectors. He later became an Executive Director at Banco UBS. Prior to joining Laplace Finanças, Guilherme was a Director at Banco Votorantim.

Graduated in Law at USP and holds an MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo.

Guilherme Justi

Guilherme Justi was for 7 years Associate Director at BTG Pactual, operating in the areas of Investment Banking, Credit Structuring and Securitization and Private Equity, covering sectors such as Infrastructure, Telecommunications, Energy and Sewage.

Graduated in Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo.

Stephan Mancini, CFA®

Stephan Mancini started his career as a Corporate Banking executive and later moved to Investment Banking at Credit Agricole Bank, later on at Banco UBS in the Corporate Advisory area where he was responsible for M & A transactions and divestitures. Additionally, he was Senior Advisor at Fredericks Michael & Co, responsible for origination and execution of transactions in Brazil of this American M&A boutique.

Graduated in Administration from HEC Paris and holds a CFA ® charter.

Pablo Magalhães, CFA®

Pablo Magalhães began his career as an analyst at Laplace Finanças.

Graduated in Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro and holds a CFA ® charter since 2018.

Marco Tranjan

Marco Tranjan began his career as an Analyst at Laplace Finanças.

Graduated in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo.

Júlia Costa

Júlia Costa began her career in Equity Research at Banco Credit Suisse, later becoming an Analyst at Laplace Finanças.


Graduated in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo.

Isabel Belloube

Isabel Belloube started her career at S&P and later became an Analyst at Laplace Finanças. 

​Graduated Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo.

Marina Arantes

​​Marina Arantes started her career at Pátria Investimentos and later had experiences at McKinsey & Company and Ambev before joining Laplace Finanças as an Analyst.


Graduated in Civil Engineering from Escola Politécnica da USP.

Thais Mafra

Thaís Mafra started her career at Credit Suisse before joining Laplace Finanças as an Analyst.​

Student of Economics at Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo

Arthur Carolo

Arthur Carolo started his career at Patria Investments before joining Laplace Finanças as an Analyst.


Graduated in Industrial Engineering at Universidade de São Paulo (EESC - USP)

Henrique Gimenez

Henrique Gimenez started his career at COPLACANA and later became an Intern at Laplace Finanças.

Student of Economics at ESALQ/USP.