Our Team

Founder & Managing Partner

Ricardo is the founder and Managing Partner of Light Wave Capital. His experience comprises M&A, operations, and investment analysis skills acquired in private equity, IB, consulting, and telecom functions. Ricardo worked for Oi (one of the largest Brazilian telcos), Banco Brasil Plural, Alvarez & Marsal, and Cartesian Capital Group. His diverse background has been shaped by corporate project management roles, turnaround consulting assignments, and fundraising and deal making experiences in the buy side.

Ricardo graduated from Walt Whitman High School (Bethesda, MD – USA). He is a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro; a Master of Science (lato sensu) in Telecommunications Systems from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, where he graduated as valedictorian; and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he was a merit-based scholarship recipient.

Private Equity Analyst

Felipe experience encompasses alternative investment analyses and structuring of debt instruments. Before joining Light Wave Capital he worked for Somma, the largest asset management firm in Southern Brazil (~R$3.2bi AUM).

Felipe co-founded ESAG’s finance club and served as its Director while a student at UDESC.

He is currently pursuing a BSc. in Economics at UFSC.