Arnaldo is currently the Managing Partner at Strategic Business Alliance, a consulting firm that helps IT, manufacturing, agriculture and healthcare clients to enter or expand into the USA, Brazil, and Africa. With over 25 years of experience in banking, technology, and operations, he has served at the top executive levels at Safra National Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank, Bankers Trust Company, and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
Arnaldo is also an entrepreneur and business developer (founded and raised funds for two start-up companies). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Physics from Rutgers University and a master of science in management engineering from the N.J. Institute of Technology. He also completed executive education programs at NYU’s Stern School of Business and IBM’s Advanced Business Institute.
Arnaldo served as a trustee of ITDU (a non-profit corporation that promotes the publication of reliable trade data), ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), and other non-profit boards. He was also as councilman and deputy mayor of his New Jersey Township. Born and raised in Brazil, Arnaldo has lived in the U.S. for over 40 years and is fluent in Portuguese and English. Arnaldo earned the distinction as the first Brazilian elected to public office in the U.S. and currently serves on the board of the Brazil-Florida Business Council in Tampa, Florida.