Nana Baffour, CFA
Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder
Mr. Baffour, co-founded Midas Medici Group Holdings, Inc. in 2009 and has grown it from inception to its current global platform. Prior to co-founding Midas, Mr. Baffour was a Managing Principal and Co-Founder of Knox Lawrence International, LLC (“KLI”), an energy services investment company that has completed over $600 million in acquisitions. Mr. Baffour has led acquisitions, integrations, financings and held operating roles including President and CEO for different energy services companies during his tenure at KLI. Mr. Baffour currently serves as Board Member of Dearborn Mid-West Conveyor Co. as well as Chair of the Advisory Board of the University of Utah Opportunity Scholars Program.
Prior to co-founding KLI, Mr. Baffour was an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston in Europe and the US, where he was directly involved in billions of dollars of M&A and financing transactions for utilities, including clean energy companies and did the first capital markets wind financing transaction. Mr. Baffour started his career in finance as a Credit Analyst for CIT Group and was an equity portfolio analyst at Standard and Poor’s. Mr. Baffour received his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, a Master of Science in Economics from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Lawrence University. Mr. Baffour who also attended The London Business School is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
President, CFO and Co-Founder
Mr. Kachidza, co-founded Midas Medici Group Holdings, Inc. in 2009 and has served as President and Chief Financial Officer since its inception. Prior to co-founding Midas, Mr. Kachidza was a Managing Principal and Co-Founder of Knox Lawrence International, LLC (“KLI”), an energy services investment company that has completed over $600 million in acquisitions. During his tenure at KLI, Mr. Kachidza has led acquisitions, integrations, and held operating positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for different energy services companies. Mr. Kachidza currently serves as a board member of Dearborn Midwest Conveyor Company and also sits on the Board of Directors of Shared Interest, a non-profit organization focused on micro-lending.
Prior to co-founding KLI, Mr. Kachidza was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan Chase, where he was directly involved in billions of dollars of M&A and debt and equity financing transactions in the energy sector. Mr. Kachidza began his career as a project engineer at General Electric and holds US patent #5686795 for an innovative fluorescent lamp design. Mr. Kachidza received his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Master of Science in Materials Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry from Knox College.
Chief Administrative Officer
Mr. Asante-Kissi has been Chief Administrative Officer since July 2009. Since March 2008, Mr. Asante-Kissi has served as Chief Operating Officer and as a consultant since March 2003 of Knox Lawrence International, an energy services investment company that has completed over $600 million in acquisitions to date since March 2008. Mr. Asante-Kissi has over 10 years of experience in business performance management, process improvement and operational efficiency. Mr. Asante-Kissi was Senior Business Analyst at Citigroup from 2002 through 2008. While at Citigroup, Mr. Asante-Kissi led several process improvement and performance management initiatives including industry benchmarking. Mr. Asante-Kissi began his career as a software developer prior to joining Citigroup.
Mr. Asante-Kissi received his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management and Technology (RPI) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Lawrence University.
VP New Products, Brazil
Mr. Fonte is currently responsible for technological, commercial and strategic departments, and the general management of Midas’ subsidiary CIMCORP, Inc. (Miami, Fl. USA), which deals with the international logistics and imports of the company between the United States. Mr. Fonte has 23 years of experience at IBM Brazil, where he held positions in systems analysis, sales, business development and strategic planning. Mr. Fonte received his BA from Federal University of Ceara in Brazil.
VP Sales, Brazil
MMr. Diaz is the VP of Sales for of Midas’ subsidiary CIMCORP, Inc. and is responsible for the technology and sales direction of the Brazilian office. Previously, Mr. Diaz held the post of regional director of Minas Gerais and Brasilia, regions that fostered growth of 45% and 16% respectively in recent years. He has been a member of CIMCORP for over a dozen years, since 1998. Prior to that he worked at Itautec for 10 years. Mr. Diaz has received specialized technical training in electronics.
Robert C. Bellemare P.E., C.B.A.
COO and Managing Director
Managing Director, The Americas
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