Marc Fogassa

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

General Antônio Florêncio da Silva


General Florêncio da Silva has been a Director on the Board of Directors of Jupiter Gold Corporation since November 2018. General Florêncio is a General (ret.) in the Brazilian Army. He has held many posts as commander in various units throughout his career, culminating with being the Commander-in-Chief of the Second Military Zone in Brazil, headquartered in Campo Grande, state of Mato Grosso. He graduated as an Army officer from the Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras em Resende, state of Rio de Janeiro, in 1972. He pursued advanced Army Officer specialization in the branch of Communications in the School of Advancement of the Brazilian Army in Rio de Janeiro, graduating in 1981. He further pursued advanced studies in Command and Joint Chiefs at the Army School of Command. Already as a general, he studied politics and strategy at the doctorate level at the Superior War College in Rio de Janeiro, the highest-level military and geopolitical training in Brazil. He was Chief of Staff of the Army in Brasilia, Distrito Federal. General Florêncio was also the Director of Munitions and Supplies for the Brazilian Army and in that capacity was in charge of all acquisitions including munitions, combat vehicles, military gear and battlefield equipment. He was a military observer as part of the United Nations mission to El Salvador and later a Chief of Operations and Vice Commander in the Region of San Vicente, El Salvador for the United Nations contingent.

After his retirement from the Army, General Florêncio has been a consultant for SAAB Bofors Dynamics in their missile program and for Brazilian construction companies. He received numerous medals of valor in Brazil including: Ordem do Mérito Militar – grau Comendador; Ordem do Mérito Aeronáutico – grau Comendador; Medalha Militar de Ouro; Medalha do Pacificador; Medalha Marechal Hermes Aplicação em Estudos – prata uma coroa; Medalha da Vitória; Medalha Marechal Mascarenhas de Moraes; Medalha Tenente Max Wolf Filho; Medalha Marechal Zenóbio da Costa; and Medalha Insígnia do Mérito Policial Militar do Estado do Mato Grosso do Sul. His international medals include the United Nations Medal – ONUSAL, and the Order of Merit of Guiana.

Joel de Paiva Monteiro, Esq.


Joel de Paiva Monteiro, Esq. has been a Director on the Board of Directors of Jupiter Gold Corporation since November 2018. Joel Monteiro is a partner of the Brazilian law firm PRA Advogados – Pimenta da Rocha Andrade, with three offices and headquarters in Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais. Mr. Monteiro works with all aspects of Brazilian business law, 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.

Mr. Monteiro has a law degree from the Milton Campos Faculty in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Subsequently he achieved a post-graduate degree in Business and Civil Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais.