João Barbosa, is the founder and CEO of JBB Par, a holding company with
investments in different businesses in Brazil and in the USA.
João has a degree in Engineering, having graduated from FAAP (São Paulo,
Brazil) in 1994. From 1994 to 1996, he worked for Banco Itaú, the largest
private bank in Brazil, departing to start his own business.
In 1997, João co-founded Fast&Food and sold it in 2011 as the second largest
logistics service provider to the foodservice industry in Brazil. Before moving
to Miami in 2012, João spearheaded the development of a fund created to
raise the initial investment capital for the international expansion of Giraffas
Brazilian Grill and until the beginning of 2016 he was the person in charge of
the chain in the USA.
Most recently, João focused back to his portfolio of investments which
includes, apart from Giraffas, other businesses as Argus Control (Smart Home
and Business Automation), Clube da Entrega (Logistics), V2V.net
(Volunteering Platform), Kloubbe (Social Network of Benefits) and JBEI (Real