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.

Areli Nogueira da Silva Júnior


Licensed Geological Engineer

Areli Nogueira da Silva Júnior is the Founder and Chief Technical Officer of MineXplore, a consultancy focused on mineral rights in Brazil. He is also a consultant geologist with GeoEspinhaço, a firm that undertakes geological studies in a variety of minerals across Brazil. Mr. da Silva Júnior has been a faculty member in two colleges teaching geology-related courses. Previously, he worked at Departamento Nacional de Produção Mineral (the Brazilian mining department) and before that as a geologist at Usimimas Mineração. Mr. da Silva Júnior has a Master of Geology degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and an undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering from the School of Mines of the Federal University of Ouro Preto, a premier and the oldest mining-focused college in 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.