Finding the
best leaders:
this is our talent.

About us


Founded in 1991, Passarelli is an executive search boutique firm. Its mission is to identify talented executives who add significant value to business and decisively influence the attainment of superior results to our clients.

We pride ourselves on our ability to build strong relationships with our clients guided by principles and values that support our relations as evidenced by a number of repeat businesses over the years.

Other hallmarks of our services in 26 years of experience in the retained executive search in Brazil and Latin America, include:

  • 98% of successful assignments made, with no need to apply the warranty period.
  • 80% of our assignments are repeat businesses from our a long term relationship with clients.
  • More than 500 clients served and 2000 assignments completed.
  • A strong reputation for the quality of our services, attention to detail, understanding of client needs within culture/values, and a portfolio of world class clients.


Laís B. Passarelli

Laís B. Passarelli

Managing Partner and founder of Passarelli in 1991. She has been in the executive search and talent management areas since 1986.

She held executive positions on Technology and Financial Services companies.

Ten years on the Advisory Board of INAC – Global Search Excellence – She also led the association activities in Latin America.

Member of AMCHAM – American Chamber of Commerce in Sao Paulo, she belongs to the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and since 2004 she is a member of the Strategic Committee for People Management in Sao Paulo. This AMCHAM group brings together 40 of the most influential HR executives in Brazil and Latin America.

She is an ICF – International Coaching Federation certified coach.

Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Sao Paulo – USP.

Master’s degree in Professional Careers, Social Psychology and Labor, from the University of Sao Paulo – USP

Heloisa has more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources and assumed management positions in the sectors of Service, Consulting and Industries companies.

Since 2000 working at Passarelli, she is a specialist in leading projects of executive search for national companies and processes of professionalization, succession and corporate governance.

Serves the sectors of Education, Health, Industrial, Infrastructure, Services and Technology.

Holds a degree in Psychology and a postgraduate in Psychodrama and Social Psychology. Post graduated in Project Management.

She began her career in Human Resources working for an American multinational company from the food sector in the Training and Development area.

She has been working for 18 years in recruitment, selection and evaluation of executives and has been working at Passarelli since 2007.

She has experience in startup projects and structuring of business areas in the sectors of Telecommunications and Technology.

Serves companies in the sectors of Agribusiness, Consumer Goods, Pharmaceutical and Retail.

Holds a degree in Psychology and a postgraduate in Business Administration with emphasis in Business Management.



Passarelli Executive Search believes that the human factor provides a competitive edge for organizations.

Our company’s expertise is based on the identification of the specific skills needed to fill executive and other strategic positions. Therefore, we perform market mapping with the best solutions in people in order to meet each specific requirement of our client company.

At Passarelli we build long term quality relationships in the market by responding promptly and attentively to our clients’needs.


For Passarelli Executive Search every assignment is unique and requires a different solution that is compatible with the contracting company’s culture, vision, values, reality and policies.

Establishing strong relationships, developing networks with executives and employing effective search techniques – these are the actions we take to identify and evaluate potential candidates in the market.

Our objective selection of finalists facilitates our client’s ability to make informed final decisions.

We approach potential candidates in a discreet and responsible manner.

and Sectors


Passarelli Executive Search has a client base of more than 500 multinational and national companies.

We have established long-term relationships with our clients, many of whom use our consulting services on a recurring basis to solve their executive talent needs.


We serve these primary markets:

  • Agribusiness
  • Associations
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • Electrical & Electronic Products
  • Education
  • Medical Devices
  • Media and Publishing
  • Metals & Mining
  • Chemicals
  • Oil & Gas
  • Paper and Cellulose
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Services
  • High Tech and Telecommunications
  • Non Profit
  • Retail
  • Transportation & Logistics

For purposes of confidentiality, we do not list our clients here. For a list of them, please contact us.



In a world without borders, challenges and opportunities are everywhere.

With the objective of offering ample coverage for our clients, especially those with interests or business units in other markets, Passarelli is connected to a broad network of strategic search partners in the domestic and international markets

In Brazil: Present in the major cities in the country.

Worldwide: Passarelli is the only Brazilian executive search firm that belongs to INAC – Global Search Excellence. INAC has offices in more than 40 countries around the world –


  • South Africa
  • Germany
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Greece
  • Netherlands
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom

Job Listings

We constantly publish some of the positions that we are working for our clients.

Some of the projects are confidential, therefore they will not be published here.

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We exclusively have companies as our clients.

If your skills and background match the needs of our clients, we will contact you for our processes.


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Av. Angélica, 2530 - 5th Floor
01228-200 - São Paulo - SP - Brazil

Phone: +55 11 3488 3200

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