Mario Lotufo

Advisory & M&A Business Development

10 years leading the Advisory and Capital Raising business at Mentor International LLC.

Lived and worked in eight different countries; speaks five languages.

B.S in Economics from Catholic University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. International M.B.A from Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands.

Worked for over 20 years at TSB/Lloyds Bank and Rabobank in Business development, Asset Management and Corporate Banking/Finance.

Member of the Brazilian Water Polo Team (1984 Los Angeles Olympics).

Fabio Pagliuso

Advisory & M&A Business Development

Consultant/Advisor to Mentor International’s M&A business development services. 

Fabio has more than 10 years of experience in M&A and valuation.

In 2018, Fabio founded ATL Capital, an M&A advisory firm in Brazil.


Prior to That, Fabio was Head of Investments for Inseed Investimentos, a private equity fund investing in Technology companies in Brazil.


Previously, Fabio worked at Cypress Associates and Pactor Financas Corporativos, two well-known M&A's largest advisors in Brazil. He led more than 20 sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions.


Fabio is one of the founders of “M&A na Prática”, a M&A Institute course teaching financial/valuation models. He lives and works in Sao Paulo and is fluent in English and Portuguese.

Andre Barros

Operations & Business Development

Andre oversees all operational and risk functions for Mentor. 


Prior to joining Mentor in 2017, he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley for almost 20 years.


In his most recent role, he was Head of Latin America Strategic Lead Management, strengthening the collaboration and cross-selling opportunities across LatAm businesses.


Before that, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Latin America for 9 years, executing key projects in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile and Argentina.

Earlier in his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Andre managed product controller teams for the North America Institutional Equity Division, including the cash equities, equity swaps, prop. trading and PDT (Process Driven Trading) trading desks.


Andre earned B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Paulista and attended the graduate program in finance at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, both in Sao Paulo, Brazil.