Mario Spinola

Partner and Director, Principia Capital Partners

Mario Spinola joined Principia Capital Partners in December 2017. Previously, Mr. Spinola was a founding partner of Victoria Capital Partners and DLJ South American Partners, based in the São Paulo office. In 1996, Mr. Spinola joined Banco Garantia after working in private equity and mergers & acquisitions with International Venture Partners and Capitaltec Consultoria Econômica for four years. During his 10-year tenure with Banco Garantia and Credit Suisse, Mr. Spinola was responsible for the execution and monitoring of private equity investments in TAM Linhas Aéreas, América Latina Logística, and NET Serviços.


He graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Spinola currently serves on the board of directors of Cellera Farma, Grupo Oncoclinicas and Elemidia and previously served on the board of directors of Damásio Educacional, Grupo Technos, América Latina Logística, Brazil Trade Shows and TAM Linhas Aéreas.