With his college friend, Geraldo Thomaz, in Rio de Janeiro, in the year 2000, he founded VTEX - the enterprise digital commerce platform. VTEX is now a public company at the NYSE, present in 38 countries, and recognized as a leader in the IDC Marketscape Worldwide B2C Digital Commerce Platforms 2020 Vendor Assessment.
His sought-out lectures and presentations around the world include IRX (UK), Shoptalk (Copenhagen), and eShow (Barcelona), among others. He was one of the few private-sector speakers at the UN eCommerce week conference and is the program director of a Digital Transformation course in the EICOM Institute at the Moller Center, Cambridge University.
Mariano is graduated in Mechanical engineering, and passionate about spearfishing.