The Wyoming Business Council has hired Marcio Paes-Barreto as its new South-Central Regional Director.
Paes-Barreto lives in Lander. He has a background in industrial engineering and is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He started a mountain bike manufacturing business while in college. After a successful spinoff, he founded one of the first computer graphics companies in Brazil, Pixel Computer Graphics. His clients included L’Oreal, Texaco, Nabisco, Fleischmann Royal, Sony Music, Rio de Janeiro State Government, Brazil Federal Government and Bowne & Co.
He is an accomplished entrepreneur in both the United States and Brazil, with 11 years of experience as an instructor and program coordinator for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). For the last three years, he has served as the school’s business operations manager, developing the organization’s growth strategy and managing relationships with more than 300 business partners worldwide.
Previously, Paes-Barreto was responsible for business development and consulting services for Bowne Global Solutions, as well as advertising and e-commerce sales as a regional director for Terra Networks.
Paes-Barreto also brings his experience as a volunteer EMT, firefighter and search-and-rescue member to the Business Council team.
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