Champion Committee

Gustavo Pierini

President and Founder, Gradus Management Consultants


Mr. Pierini is President and Founder of Gradus Management Consultants, headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. Gradus was established in 1996 to assist 3G Fund Owners in the turnaround of acquired companies and efficiency improvement programs of portfolio companies. During the 22 years of existence since its foundation, Gradus developed a series of methodologies that spread around the world, helping companies become more productive and sustainable.

Mr. Pierini has degrees in Naval, Mechanical and Systems Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, Summa Cum Laude. After earning a Master of Science in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was awarded the Henry Ford II Scholarship on the basis of unusual academic achievements and professional promise, Mr. Pierini joined McKinsey & Co., where he became a Partner. He worked at the Firm’s São Paulo, Lisbon, Madrid and Boston Offices.

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