Wilson Faure has joined FOCUS as a Senior Advisor in the Southeast Region. A global business executive who has worked and lived in Brazil, Germany, and the U.S., Mr. Faure is a native Brazilian with an outstanding knowledge of the country, its business and cultural environments. He built a successful business career working in a variety of industries (automotive, retail, consulting, hospitality, and finance), functions, and cultural settings.
Mr. Faure has experience as a business owner, managing director, relationship manager, business developer, consultant, and program manager allowing him to clearly understand all aspects of a business. He is fluent in Portuguese and English and has a good conversational level in German and Spanish.
After working for major corporations such as Mercedes-Benz, Ford Motor Company, and others, in 2007 a successful career/industry change opened a new spectrum of opportunities when Faure played key roles in business transformation projects, global application delivery, and major business development initiatives.
In 2012, Mr. Faure launched Advanced Global Partners, working with clients in the retail, construction, IT, logistics, consulting, security, healthcare, and hospitality sectors to explore new markets (mainly Brazil and the U.S.) as well as pairing companies with investors and supporting startup companies in defining and executing their growth strategy.
Mr. Faure earned an electrical engineering degree with a specialization in software development business in Brazil. He also earned an Executive MBA degree from the University of Georgia.
He founded the Operational Excellence Society Chapter in Atlanta, is volunteering at the PMI Scholarship Foundation, and is an active member of Metro Atlanta Chamber, The World Trade Center Atlanta, and also is an elected Board Member of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce Southeast.