José Paulo Rodrigues

At the age of 60, José Paulo Rodrigues, has a profound experience and a proven track record in managing B2B and B2C companies. He launched several scientific, entertainment and technical publications in Portugal and Brazil, and led the Iberian launch of the first international online recruitment portal.

As an executive, his greatest achievements were achieved in the companies' turnaround processes, which provided him with a deep technical and relational skills in solving complex issues, essential for the success of these ventures.

In the latter half of his professional life, he has provided advisory services across various businesses and geographies - with greater incidence in Portugal, Spain, Angola and Brazil, as a Partner of Consultant Firms with international operations, leading the People Management area.

His previous executive experience allowed for a more strategic approach to the traditional field of Human Capital Management, integrating methodologies for attracting, retaining, and developing talent and executives, with innovative diagnostic and evaluation methodologies, which have shown to have a decisive impact on change management and organizational alignment processes.

He has participated as a senior advisor with shareholders or top executives on complex topics, which involve analysis of critical information towards strategic decision and leadership processes.

José Paulo holds a degree in Public Relations and Advertising from INP and a post graduate degree from Cornell University in Executive Leadership and Executive Studies in Human Resources.

Pedro Garlito

Pedro Garlito, 43, has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico of Portugal.

From an early age, Pedro aspired to pursue an international career that would allow him to incorporate the best organizational and management practices in complex and multicultural work environments. His international career began already during university, through an exchange program with the Technical University of Copenhagen (DTU), where he developed a project and defended a thesis on alternative fuels, which served as basis for a technical paper in the prestigious SAE publication.

His professional career began in 2000 in Germany, as a product development engineer for the automotive multinational Continental AG. The strong competitiveness, efficiency, and quality standards of the automotive industry, in one of its most renown companies, allowed him to develop advanced management, organization and leadership skills, having, over 8 years, had the possibility to manage diverse teams, established partnerships and businesses with truly global scope and with some of the most prestigious brands in the automotive sector. His job was completed in 2008 and Pedro reached, at the age of 28, the Group’s Senior Management Team.

In 2009, Pedro returned to Portugal, completing a couple of executive functions in business services, both in multinational companies and privately owned. At this stage, and drawn on the international success achieved, Pedro aims to put his focus and knowledge at the service of inland companies. Its main objective is to support organizations and people to become the best version of themselves, so that they can achieve their goals in a sustainable way.

This vision led him to accept the challenge of becoming a Consultant, undertaking, since 2014, the role of Partner at HeadPartners, responsible for the international business and the Business Advisory service line. In Consulting, Pedro's work allows him to directly share his experiences and professional practices, having developed a vocation for senior management advice, participating in non-executive councils, and for coaching and mentoring of executive talents.