Rodrigo DE PAULA

Rodrigo is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School and a Feldberg Fellow. Prior to attending CBS, Rodrigo was an associate at Clayton, Dubilier and Rice, a New York-based private equity firm, where he evaluated investments primarily in the industrials, business services, and technology sectors. He began his career at Evercore, where he worked as an investment banking analyst in the Financial Sponsors group in New York.

Rodrigo graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Rodrigo is originally from Brazil, and grew up spending time in between Brazil and New York City, where his immediate family moved when he was young.

In his spare time, Rodrigo enjoys playing pick-up basketball, watching NBA basketball and Premier League soccer, reading non-fiction literature and eating Italian food.