Patrick Lucchese, Consultant, Advisor, and Investor Based in São Paulo
Patrick Lucchese is a business consultant and founder of Urban Advisors, a leading mergers and acquisitions firm in southern Brazil. As Regional Director of Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo, Patrick was also responsible for commercial relations in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and Paraná. He also has experience in the real estate industry, as co-founder of Bozano Real Estate in 2013.
Since 2016, Mr. Lucchese has served as a founder, director, and partner in one of the most important IPO advisory firms in all of Brazil. In this role, he has been responsible for business strategy, team development, project pipeline, and all commercial aspects of the company.
Between 2014 and 2016, Mr. Lucchese was regional director of Credit Suisse HeFunds in southern Brazil. He was the principal management officer for all aspects of operation of Credit Suisse in Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and Paraná states. He managed commercial and customer relations for Credit Suisse private banking, fixed income funds, and investment banking.
In 2013, Mr. Lucchese co-founded a real estate investment startup, Gestão de Ativos de Investimento Imobiliário, with Cia Bozano. He was responsible for planning new ventures, team building, business strategy, and all commercial operations of the company.
In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Lucchese was responsible for all commercial aspects of the Invest Insurance Group, which owned and managed an insurance and capitalization company that operated throughout Brazil.
In 2010 and 2011, Mr. Lucchese oversaw the sales division of the Rossi Vendas operation, which increased sales volume from R$580 million per year to R$1.5 billion per year. In this position, Mr. Lucchese was responsible for the commercial strategy of real estate projects throughout Brazil. Prior to that experience, he worked in the role of Commercial Director for Brazil for Rossi Vendas. In that position, he increased sales from R$35 million per year to R$400 million per year in four years.
From 1999 through the present, Mr. Lucchese has been responsible for the Lucchese Family real estate holdings. He negotiated the acquisition of 35 properties and negotiated the sale of 12. He structured joint ventures with Rossi Residential in many real estate projects in Porto Allegre, such as Iguatemi Corporate and Parigi.
And from 1996 through 1998, Mr. Lucchese was partner and director in the first Ethan Allen store in southern Brazil. He was responsible for overseeing import of inventory and relations with Ethan Allen in the USA.
Patrick Lucchese earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from George Washington University in 2003 and a Master of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering from George Washington University, with honors, in 2005.