Fernando leads Plug and Play Fintech's flagship program for continental Europe. Based out of Frankfurt, Germany, Fintech Europe connects leading financial institutions with Fintech startups in order to obtain pilots, contracts and explore strategic investment opportunities.
As program director, Fernando oversees an investment pipeline of early stage startups in the SaaS space, and is responsible for nurturing US-to-Europe tech transfers in finance. Prior to joining Plug and Play and the venture capital industry, Fernando's background led him to Private Banking where he advised clients on behalf of Santander in São Paulo, Brazil. He holds a Post Baccalaureate in Finance from University of California, Berkeley.