Carlos López-Abadía joins Atento after a successful 30 year career in the technology and consulting industries. Prior to his appointment as Atento’s Chief Executive Officer, he served as DXC Technology’s Vice President and General Manager Consulting, responsible for digital transformation advisory services, including strategic partnerships in the consulting domain. Previously he served as Vice President Global Services for Misys where he led the transformation of the services and software support business and managed a global service delivery network based in major global financial centers and offshore locations. Prior experience also includes, Managing Partner at Accenture and leadership positions at Level 3, McKinsey&Co and AT&T.
Antonio Viana, Director
Mr. Viana-Baptista boasts a long-standing and distinguished career in the telecommunications, technology and investment banking sectors as well as in strategic consultancy. He has been over the years an active investor and advisor in technology companies. Most recently, he held the role of Credit Suisse Senior Advisor for Portugal and from 2011 to 2015, Chief Executive Officer for Spain and Portugal. Before joining Credit Suisse, he spent over a decade in a number of chief executive roles at Telefonica, including CEO of Telefonica International, Telefonica Spain and Chairman and CEO of Telefonica Moviles among others. Prior to this, he spent seven years at Banco Portugues de Investimento (BPI) as an Executive Board member and was a Partner in the Iberia office of McKinsey & Co. He is currently a Non-Executive Board member at Semapa and Jeronimo Martins. Mr. Viana-Baptista holds a degree in Economics and a Master’s in European Economics from Universidad Catolica Portuguesa and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.
Antenor Camargo, Director
On June 24, 2020, the Board elected Mr. Antenor Camargo to serve as a Class II Director to replace Stuart Gent. Mr. Camargo, 34, is Co-Founder of Farallon Capital Latin America, part of Farallon Capital Management. Prior to joining Farallon, Antenor was co-founding partner at FKG Capital, a hedge fund focused on Latin America and founded in 2011 in partnership with Farallon and Daniel Goldberg (former CEO of Morgan Stanley in Brazil). Antenor earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA) with a focus in Business Administration, Management and Finance from Fundação Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo, Brazil (FGV).
Thomas Iannotti, Lead Director
Mr. Iannotti has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2014. Mr. Iannotti has extensive international experience, including direct leadership of HP’s services business in Latin America. Prior to his retirement in 2011, Mr. Iannotti served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of HP Enterprise Services which provides applications, business process and infrastructure technology outsourcing services, consulting and support to business and government clients around the world. During his last two roles at HP, he was directly responsible for, and had significant exposure to, Latin America, focused on Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Columbia and Costa Rica. Earlier in his career, Mr. Iannotti served as the Vice President and General Manager of Customer Service for the EMEA region at Compaq Computers.
Mr. Iannotti holds a BA from Rhode Island College. He also pursued a management development program from Harvard Business School in 1993.
David Garner, Director
From 2013 through March 2016, Mr. Garner served as executive Chairman and a member of the board of directors of BellSystem24. From 2010 through 2013, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sitel Worldwide. From 1998 through 2003, Mr. Garner was President and Chief Executive Officer of SHPS, Inc. Mr. Garner currently serves as a member of the board of directors of National Directory Assistance, LLC. He holds a B.A. in Technical Communications from Louisiana Tech University.
Roberto Rittes, Director
On June 24, 2020, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company elected Mr. Roberto Rittes to serve as a Class III Director to replace David Danon. Mr. Rittes de Oliveira Silva, 46, is the CEO of Nextel Telecom. Prior to joining Nextel, Mr. Rittes was a principal at H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity firm. He also served as COO of Boa Vista Serviços, a Brazilian credit bureau managed by TMG Capital, as CFO of Estre Ambiental, an environmental services group managed by BTG and Angra, and as key officer for Brazilian telecom companies Brasil Telecom and Oi. Mr. Rittes has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor degree s in Business Administration (BBA) with a focus in Public Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo, Brazil (FGV).
John Madden, Director
On June 24, 2020, the Board elected Mr. John Madden to serve as a Class III Director to replace Charles Megaw. Mr. Madden, 46, is a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners. Mr. Madden built his career in global financial institutions in the US and UK. He spent 16 years at Arcapita, a private equity firm, where he worked in both the US and London offices. Mr. Madden holds a BA in Political Economy from Williams College.
Bill Payne, Director
Bill Payne has over 30 years of executive and management experience in both small, entrepreneurial, and large corporate environments and cultures, having also served in several non-executive, mentoring, advisory and consulting roles. In addition to his current roles at several global start-up companies, such as Room Rocket, Usable Media and Excello, he is a board mentor at Critical Eye, and a venture capitalist with UK-based Octopus Investments. He is an experienced Non-Exec Director and Chair as well as a visiting Professor at several business schools, including Lancaster University, Henley Management School, Lyon Business School and the University of Surrey, where he was President of the Surrey Business School MBA program. Earlier in his career, Mr. Payne was a senior executive at IBM, where he held leadership roles in consulting, strategy and process outsourcing in Europe and other geographies, including as General manager of the Global Customer Experience (CRM) Outsourcing Group. Mr. Payne also leads his own strategic consultancy Acadameus, which advises start-ups, mid-caps and high-growth companies.