Team

The MacMas Group takes great pride in the quality of its senior management executives. They provide a unique global perspective, and access to a wealth of relationships that enhances the Group’s ability to serve our clients and seize opportunities throughout the world. They bring broad-ranging expertise in real estate, investment banking, agriculture, event promotion and many other disciplines combining entrepreneurial passion and market experience.

Team bios

President, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Baroness Melanie-Antoinette de Massy is a co-founder and a CEO of MacMas Group.
She is responsible for setting the Company's strategy and vision, while continuing and developing the Group's projects and investments. Mlle. de Massy also oversees operations, and business development for Eight K™ , an online global retailer that is part of a select portfolio of lifestyle brands owned and operated by the Group.

Mlle. de Massy is the vice-president of the prestigious Monte-Carlo Country Club, of the Monegasque Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and of the Monaco Kennel Club, and she is actively involved in the organization of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and the Monegasque Tennis Federation. She has been increasingly engaged in philanthropic work in the Principality of Monaco.

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Luiz Fernando Costa Macambira is a co-founder and the COO of The MacMas Group.
Mr. Costa Macambira is a Brazilian-born entrepreneur, commodity trader, real estate developer and investor. He oversees all aspects of the Group’s operations, focusing on the analysis of its investment opportunities, financial affairs and partnerships.

Mr. Costa Macambira has clocked up more than 18 years in physical and futures agricultural commodities trading as well as in consulting experience. After leaving law school in Brazil, he founded The Haas Group, a U.S. based commodity trading firm specialized in soft commodities derivative products. The firm achieved a dominant position in some coffee markets. He is advisor to several hedge funds and family offices. He is also the CEO for Macdeven Advisors.
Mr. Costa Macambira has received several accolades for his entrepreneurial and pioneer spirit in stimulating Brazil’s agricultural commerce.

Senior advisors

Our network of Advisors is comprised of highly prominent individuals from several different nationalities, drawn from broad international business and professional backgrounds, who possess a wealth of experience in both the private and public sectors. They bring diversity in expertise and perspective to the leadership of a complex global business. The Advisors listed below are independent professionals that work with The Macmas Group to provide strong local knowledge and access to a wealth of relationships that improve our ability to capture opportunities around the world. They generate new business opportunities, advising on transactions and giving business related expertise.

V. Paul Zaragoza, Founder and CEO of Foodrocket, Inc.
V. Paul Zaragoza is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of FoodRocket (www.foodrocket.com), a USA based machine-learning firm that prevents and manages chronic disease through food by turning recipes and proven diets into healthy bespoke meal plans fulfilled by local grocers.

Paul is an 18year hedge fund industry veteran having started his career at Bank Julius Baer’s hedge fund of fund group in New York City. Paul joined Geneva based PENTIVM Fund in 2002 as a portfolio analyst overseeing investments in hedge funds, entertainment, natural resources, food, agricultural real estate and technology. From 2005 to 2009, Paul oversaw and managed the development of PENTIVM’s proprietary portfolio optimization software.

Paul joined Monaco & Brazil based Agribras Capital Fund in 2010 where his exposure to the agricultural industry inspired him to start FoodRocket to better connect and optimize food industry stakeholders for the benefit of the consumer and the environment.

Paul is also the co-founder of DogKitchen, a dog health & wellness company producing human grade high quality dog meals, and LiveVRooM, a platform enabling a wealth of live Virtual Reality experiences. He is an advisor and accelerator to a broad range of companies such as Varo Baseball (www.varobaseball.com), the official batting weight for Major League Baseball and USA Baseball. Paul also serves as Executive Producer for a documentary about fatherhood and mentorship titled “Legacy of My Father” (www.legacyofmyfather.com).

Paul has a BSBA in Finance from the University of Arizona and an MBA in Finance from the International University of Monaco.
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