Partner at Patria since 2014. Mr. Karsten is currently focused on managing a portfolio of companies and on new business efforts in Patria’s Private Equity Group. Mr. Karsten is a board member of AC café, Frooty, MDT and Superfrio. Previously, Mr. Karsten acted as Chief Operating Officer of LFG, a business unit of Anhanguera. Before joining Patria in 2008, Mr. Karsten worked for 5 years as Chief Operating Officer of a leading Brazilian retail company and as Export Director of a large Consumer Goods company. Mr. Karsten worked for more than 8 years in investment banking, both at JPMorgan in New York and São Paulo and at banco de investimentos Patrimônio. Mr. Karsten holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and a MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School Of Business.