Team

BENJAMIN YUNG

Founder of Estratégias Empresariais in 1974. Has spent entire consulting career, spanning over 30 years, advising companies facing liquidity issues. Developed a unique methodology that proved successful in restructuring the capital structure of over 300 companies. Specialist in the Brazilian restructuring field, with important contacts in several areas of business. Benjamin holds Post-Graduate degree from FGV/SP, and a Master’s and Bachelor degrees in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. He also speaks fluently several languages, specially English, Chinese (Mandarin and Shanghainese), French and Italian.

VICTOR YUNG

Prior to joining Estratégias Empresariais in 1992, Victor worked as a management consultant for 5 years at McKinsey & Company and Windermere Associates, where he advised numerous Fortune 100 companies in issues related to business operations and strategy. Victor’s experience encompasses companies headquartered both in Brazil and the US. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, at Berkeley.

RUY LOURENÇO

Partner at Global Apparel Consultant, based in London and operating in UK, Ireland and Europe, was former Phoenicia – Credit, Financing and Investment CEO. Previously, he served as CFO of Lojas Arapuã, in the 1980s, and as CFO of Grupo Matarazzo until 1978. Fluent in English, Spanish and Italian, has an MBA from San Jose University, California, and a business administration degree from FGV/SP.

JOÃO ANTONIO SARDELLI

Worked as an independent consultant in processes involving restructuring and professionalization of family businesses, mostly with financial difficulties, and also as a facilitator for SEBRAE/SP, focusing on entrepreneurship. Although he joined Estratégias Empresariais’ team in 1994, Sardelli is currently a Business Professor, as well as the Financial Dean for the Centro-Universitário Ítalo-Brasileiro. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from FACESP and a Masters in Accounting and Finance from PUC/SP.

ISAETE VENCESLAU

Attorney specialized in business law with over 15 years of experience in debt-negotiation on behalf of creditors in and out of court. Also has significant experience in dealing with labor negotiations.

MARCELO NOGUEIRA BORGES

Marcelo has been with Estratégias Empresariais since 2000. His professional experience has been focused on managing companies facing severe liquidity crisis. He is an expert in organizational and operational issues in companies facing Chapter 11 proceedings. Marcelo holds a Master’s in Accounting and Finance from FAAP/SP, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from PUC/SP.

MARCOS FURGANG

Prior to joining Estratégias Empresariais, worked as internal auditor and a financial consultant, part of Deloitte’s team, operating with a variety of companies from different sectors of the economy, such as: BM&Fbovespa, ABN-AMRO Bank, Banco Itaú, Mauá Investments, Alfa Asset Management, Votorantim Participações, Mapfre Seguros, Marítima Seguros e Sadia. He has an MBA and a Post-Graduate degree, both in Finance, both from Insper, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidade Paulista.

DANIEL NICOLAU

Specializes in financial modeling focusing on cash flow projections with highly customized banking instruments. He is formally trained in the area of credit analysis and structured financial products. Also, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from FGV/SP.