Key Executives

Braven Partners was founded by Maurizio de Franciscis and David Becker, international executives with over 20 years of experience each. 

Maurizio de Franciscis

Maurizio is a former Director of GE Capital. He worked with GE in corporate finance and consumer finance, driving operational excellence in market-facing positions in Europe and the Americas. His last role at the company was as European Commercial Leader of GE Capital's Enterprise Group.  

Prior to joining GE, Maurizio was European Head of Market Development for the Financial Services sector at Arthur Andersen in London.

Today Maurizio specialises in helping corporations and institutional investors take positions in fast-growing ventures in Latin America and protecting their investments through operational assurance and oversight, often serving as interim COO or Board member.

Maurizio earned a BA with Honours in Economics from the University of Rome and a MBA from INSEAD, and is a 6-sigma Black Belt and graduate of the General Electric Experienced Leadership Program.

He is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian. 

During a 3-year sabbatical Maurizio built a tech startup that counted users in 87 countries and he is an active advisor, speaker and investor in the Brazilian venture scene.

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David Becker

David has extensive Corporate Strategy experience with Amcor, the global consumer packaging leader, where he played a key role in the Alcan Packaging acquisition and subsequent integration. He also held the roles of Global Business Development Director and Global Account Director for one of Amcor's largest global FMCG customers.

Prior to this, David was a Senior Associate with the strategy consultancy Booz Allen, serving European and Middle Eastern clients in Transportation, Industrials and Private Equity. Preceding his consultancy experience, David held various commercial and operational roles with the global shipping line Maersk Sealand.

David's 20 years of industry, corporate and professional advisory experience have been gained whilst living in Australia, Germany, the United States, Singapore, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Brazil.

David holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

He is fluent in English and has intermediate Portuguese and German language skills.

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