Henrique Ricardo dos Santos, has a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Parana, a M.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering form Case Western Reserve University (Case) and an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Weatherhead School of Management. Henrique spent his first 12 years in the US in small and medium sized companies such as Keithley Instruments and CoreComm Ltd in various positions in product development, customer service, project management and general business management. Moving to Brazil in 2003, Henrique joined the State of Parana Manufacturers Association (Federation of Industries), where, as an Executive Director, for 7 years, he managed the Corporate University, the Corporate Marketing Department and the International Business Development Department assisting small and medium sized businesses in developing and implementing strategic plans, providing professional training to workers and managers, implementing change management initiatives and preparing them to explore international markets. Henrique was also, for 3 years, COO at the State of Parana Development Agency, responsible for attracting Foreign Direct Investments to the State of Parana. Leaving the Agency, Henrique started his own consulting in Brazil for small and medium sized businesses, where he has shared his experience and helped companies in the food, catering, packaging ad services industries. Moving to the US Henrique, has continued his consulting practice for small businesses developing go-to-market strategies, strategic planning and implementation and market analysis.