Edson Maciel

Head of Strategic Alliances - M&A, Brazil

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Over 20 years of executive management and leadership experience in the high-tech industry in different countries. Held senior management positions in the customer support, business development, product development, and business operations divisions of start-ups and large organizations in Brazil, USA, and Canada, most recently as Business Strategy and Planning Consultant working in different projects such as mobile marketing applications (mobile website and applications), investment analysis and trading platform solutions, electronic components sales and distribution operation, and machine learning/Artificial Intelligence applications, among others.

Prior to that, worked for Palm, Inc as a Strategy Consultant in business and product development projects and for SGI/Cray – manufacturer of supercomputers and graphics workstations -, managing multi-functional teams as a Service Manager and Country Manager of the company’s operation in Brazil. Started my career and spent ten years with Control Data (CDC), manufacturer of supercomputers and mainframes, serving as Customer Support Engineer and Customer Support Manager.

Member of the PMI - Project Management Institute and of the IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, hold a diploma in Electronics, with specialization in Digital Circuits from ITA, in Management from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
In addition, successfully completed the Advanced University Teaching Preparation Certificate Program of the School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto and studied Human Behavior Biology, Game Theory, and Machine Learning/AI at Stanford University, Neural Networks at University of Toronto and Computer Sciences at Harvard University.

Member of the board of startups and non-profit organizations, I support educational programs for entrepreneurs and college/university students, tutoring in Math, Sciences, English and Portuguese.