Diego Hernando Ortega

Managing Partner and Founder

Diego is currently Managing Partner of Bluemint Capital. Before, he was a partner at HM Global Capital LLC, a NYC-based RIA (Registered Investment Advisor) specialized in technology research and investments. Prior to this, he was Global Head of Equities at Auriga Investors SV and Managing Partner and Director of Research of Midas Corretora SVB. Along with his partners, he sold the business to BBVA and became a board member of BBVA Midas S.A. Further back, he was an Equity Research Analyst covering Iberian companies, especially TMT and Industrial stocks in several Investment Banks in the UK since 1989.

Pedro Van Zeller

Managing Partner and Founder

Pedro is currently Managing Partner of Bluemint Capital. Pedro has held several senior positions in banking and financial services, notably as Board Member of Banco Primus, which he co-founded, and BBVA Portugal. For more than 20 years he built a consistent career in financial services that encompasses senior positions with Grupo Espírito Santo, Deutsche Bank and BCP. After successfully selling Banco Primus, in 2008 he decided to launch Absolut Midas which later became part of Bluemint Capital. In addition, Pedro has been an active entrepreneur since 1994, having funded investment initiatives in ventures ranging from consumer goods to high tech.

Ricardo Lourenço

Associate Partner

Prior to joining Bluemint, Ricardo was Partner at Wave Securities LLP, a London based brokerage and advisory firm (registered in FCA) specialized in illiquid and distressed assets. Before this, he was a Board member and Chief Investment officer at Patris Gestão de Activos, one of the largest independent asset managers in Portugal. Starting his career as an equity research analyst at BCP Investimentos, he then went on to have international experience at Eureko BV, a multinational European Insurance Company as an M&A analyst. He came back to Portugal to Santander Asset management as a portfolio manager and rose quickly to become a Board Member and Chief Investment Officer, having won several international awards for his performance along the way.

Rui Tomaz Fialho

Associate Partner

Rui has over 20 years’ experience in financial management and consulting. In addition to being CFO of Blue Sites, he is also an Associate Partner at Bluemint Capital. Prior to joining Blue Sites, Rui was Managing Partner at Addvising Business Agency where he guided companies through complex restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and international expansion. Rui holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from IESE Business School.

João Virott da Costa

Associate Partner

In addition to being an associate partner at Bluemint, João is managing partner and founder of Bright Partners, a consulting group specialising in PMO and project management. He has held C-level positions in companies operating in various sectors, although has key expertise in information technology, energy, telecommunications and industry. João has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico and a postgraduate degree in Finance from Universidade Católica and Senior Management from AESE (PADE).

Daniel Villa de Vasconcelos

Associate

Daniel joined Bluemint in 2018 as an analyst, specializing in the TMT, energy and financial services sectors. He is a CFA Level II candidate and completed his Business studies at Católica Lisbon, and McGill University in Canada.

Alexandra Ataíde

Office Manager

Alexandra has been the office manager at Bluemint since its foundation and has worked in some capacity with the managing partners for over 25 years.