Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
Mr. Fogassa is the Founder of Jupiter Gold Corporation and has been its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of its Board of Directors since 2016. He has over 20 years of experience in finance, including executive management and chairmanship of listed companies as well as venture capital investing in the United States. Over the last several years, Mr. Fogassa has acquired experience in all aspects of the mining industry in Brazil including exploration, development, workforce and management buildup, mining and environmental regulations, and operations. He is the chief executive officer and chairman of Brazil Minerals, Inc., currently Jupiter Gold’s largest shareholder.
He has served on multiple boards of directors and joined his first Board of Directors at age 33. Mr. Fogassa has worked at Goldman Sachs, Atlas Venture and Axiom Ventures. He has worked on a venture deal that went from power point idea to a Nasdaq company valued close to $1 billion; he was an initial institutional investor, brought other investors to the opportunity, and helped with management buildup. In 2016, Mr. Fogassa was invited as member on an advisory panel for one of the U.S. presidential candidates.
Mr. Fogassa attended college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), where he double-majored and graduated with two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Electrical Engineering and the other in Biology. He was elected to Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi honor societies. He later graduated from the Harvard Medical School with a Doctor of Medicine degree, and later from the Harvard Business School with a Master in Business Administration degree. Mr. Fogassa was born in Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese and English.
Lucas Cordeiro Diniz
Director & Vice President, Operations
Licensed Mining Engineer in Brazil
Lucas Cordeiro Diniz is our Vice President of Operations and a licensed mining engineer in Brazil. He has worked with Mr. Fogassa for several years. He holds a Mining Engineering degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG; Brazil).
Joel de Paiva Monteiro, Esq.
Licensed Attorney in Brazil
Joel Monteiro is a Partner in the Brazilian law firm PRA Advogados Associados, corporate counsel to Jupiter Gold. Mr. Monteiro works with all aspects of Brazilian business law, and has extensive experience in a wide range of areas, from strategic business planning to litigation. His current clients include large corporations in a variety of economic sectors in diverse states in Brazil.