Mr. Pontes is a founding partner of Arpex Capital Investimentos, an investment company, since 2011. While at Arpex, he founded Stone Pagamentos and Mundipagg, two of our subsidiaries. He has also served on the board of directors of several companies, whether in a capacity as member or advisor, including Site Blindado S.A. and MOIP Pagamentos S.A. In 2015, he founded Braspag Tecnologia em Pagamentos, a service provider of payment solutions in Latin America. In 2007, he founded Netcredit, a consumer credit company that is geared towards facilitating business growth by offering extended payment terms and emphasizing digital credit approval processes.
Mr. Pontes served as the CEO of Stone Pagamentos S.A. since its inception until early 2018. Mr. Pontes completed studies in data processing from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro in 2000, an MBA degree in e-business from Fundação Getulio Vargas in 2001, and also completed the Owner President Manager Program at Harvard Business School in 2010.