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Founding partner and CEO of PROPOSITO/TRANSEARCH, André has over 20 years of experience in business, marketing and people management.

With an MBA from The Anderson School of Management/UCLA in Los Angeles, he holds a B.S. degree in Dentistry and built his executive career of over 20 years in media, marketing, education and technology companies. Prior to founding PROPOSITO, he was the Corporate Marketing Director of Grupo Positivo, one of Brazil’s largest educational groups,  then Educational Technology Vice President of Positivo Tecnologia, a national leading organization in its field and later CEO of Aymara Educação.

Fluent in English and with good command of Spanish and French, Mr. Caldeira has deep strategic experience in Sales, Marketing and Communications, Product Development and Channel Sales Management.

As a headhunter and senior consultant in top talent and career management, André has broad experience with executive search projects for top management positions, including independent members for Boards of Directors, as well as with senior leadership assessment and development projects. He has worked with a wide range of industries, such as Consumer Goods and Retail, IT/Telco, Financial Services, Education, Healthcare, Retail and Manufacturing, among others.

Mr. Caldeira is also one of the finalist authors of the Jabuti Award (Brazil’s most important literary prize) in 2013 with his book “Muito Trabalho, Pouco Stress – Meet Joe Labor and maybe a little more about yourself”. He is a member of the Board with IBGC – Brazil’s Corporate Governance Institute, and Endeavor, an organization which supports entrepreneurship and business transformation. He also chairs the Executive Development Committee with IBEF – Brazil’s Finance Executives Institute.

Married for over 20 years with Daniela, a Chef de Cuisine, he is the father of Lucas, 16, and Clara, 12. Current participant in world master swimming championships, André also enjoys reading, movies and meditation.


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Partner and Managing Director of PROPOSITO/TRANSEARCH, Ruth has been working with strategic selection of top executives for many years.

Graduated from PUC – RJ in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance, she holds an MBA in Business Management from IBMEC, and specialized in trading in Futures Market by CBOT and CME in Chicago. Mrs. Bandeira worked for over 15 years in trading desks and held various executive positions in financial institutions, including Director of the Board and Business.

As a headhunter, Ruth has experience in various areas, with a specialty in finance, focusing on high management positions as well as Boards of Directors. Throughout her career in executive search, she successfully managed projects for several industries, including Logistics and Transport, Oil & Gas, Energy, Financial Markets, Telco and Agribusiness, among others. She has conducted various assessment projects in medium and large companies. Fluent in English and with international experience, Ruth has interviewed more than 1,000 executives for strategic management positions.

Married for 18 years with Nuno, a businessman, she is the mother to Manuela, 23, Carolina, 21, and the twins Lúcia and Joana, 15. She loves to read, but devotes much of her leisure time to her family.


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Partner and Director of PROPOSITO/TRANSEARCH, Felipe has been working with strategic selection of top executives for the last 9 years, covering multiple industries and segments in Brazil.

Graduated in Journalism from UFPR, with a Post Graduation in International Business from FAE Business School, Felipe began his career as reporter and editor for the Business News desk of a large newspaper in Paraná state, acting in Business, Finance, Management and Career sectors.

As Headhunter and Organizational Development Consultant, he led several Executive Search and Leadership Assessment projects for large and medium-sized companies in Brazil, aiming to match the best talent with each organization.

Married with Flavia, he is father of Liz, 3, and Martina, 2, and enjoys outdoor sports, movies, travelling and spending time with his family.

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Denise has over 18 years of experience in executive search for strategic positions both in national and multinational companies in Brazil and the Iberian Peninsula.

Graduated at UFRGS in Accounting, with specialization in Finance (UFRGS), Marketing (FGV) and Business IT (PUC), she also holds an MBA in Management by the University of Porto in Portugal.

Executive career experience of over 13 years in the financial area.

Seasoned headhunter with experience in several strategic areas, especially Finance, with focus on top management positions, as well as independent members for Boards of Directors.

Conducted several international assessment projects in medium and large companies.

Fluent in English and Spanish, with international experience.

Tax Advisor and Financial Director of non-profit entities.

Mother of Rafaela, 15, and Stefano 12.

Loves traveling, reading and practicing sports, prioritizing leisure time with her family.