Who We Are

Since 1996, Gradus has accumulated a long track record of success, with over 300 projects for 150 clients, both in Brazil and 25 other countries.

We aim to change the way companies are managed by working directly with companies’ executives on high impact, high return initiatives which yield measurable results.

Through the implementation of our unique methodologies, which include organizational redesign, matrix budgeting implementation, mergers and acquisitions, supply chain restructuring, route to market, and commercial planning, these projects lead to significant and continuous productivity gains.

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Our experienced and highly qualified team works tirelessly to establish a close partnership with our clients. This close level of support is amplified through the use of proprietary applications and software.

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Gradus also selectively works on pro-bono projects with NGOs and other non-profit organizations aligned with our values.

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The Gradus Approach

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Perform a thorough diagnose* of potential opportunities
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Identify initiatives to achieve high impact productivity gains
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Track the implantation of the identified initiatives
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Provide continuous support
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*The purpose of the diagnosis is to determine the minimum potential productivity gain achievable. It is performed free of charge and does not lead to any commercial obligation to contract the project.

Industries

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Retail
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Diagnostic Medicine
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Consumer Goods
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Food and Beverages
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Vestuary
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Telecommunications
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Steel industry
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Mining

Mission, Vision and Values

Our mission is to help companies obtain significant and measurable productivity improvements. We aim to be executives’ first choice in our areas of expertise due to our work’s consistent quality and high level of sophistication.

  • Dedication
  • Transparency
  • Consistency
  • Austerity
  • Integrity
  • Meritocracy
  • Open and transparent work environment
  • Develop complete, sophisticated solutions to difficult problems
  • Increase profitability without compromising quality
  • Present actionable recommendations
  • Exceed expectations

Our Team

Formerly an Associate at GP Investimentos and Partner at McKinsey & Company. Holds an MBA from MIT - Sloan and a masters and bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

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GUSTAVO A. PIERINI
Director and Founder

Holds an MBA from IESE Business School and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Unicamp.

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DANILO DARIO
Project Leader

Holds an MBA from INSEAD and a bachelor’s degree in business from the Fundação Getulio Vargas.

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FERNANDO MARTINELLI
Project Leader

Holds a master’s degree in economics from the Fundação Getulio Vargas and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from USP São Carlos.

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JULIANA YAMADA
Project Leader

Holds a postgraduate degree in business economics and a bachelor’s degree from the Fundação Getulio Vargas.

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MICHEL MINERBO
Project Leader

Partnership with MIT

Gustavo Pierini, Gradus’ founder and director, created a partnership program with the Sloan School of Management, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The program includes a scholarship for Sloan’s full time MBA program.

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Any Brazilian or Argentinean student who is accepted at Sloan may apply for the scholarship, with preference given to those with proven need for financial aid.

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