Before co-founding NV2A, Gilberto was the CEO of Odebrecht USA, the North American arm of a worldwide conglomerate. He played a key role in the company’s expansion in the Southeast United States since it was established in 1990. Prior to his appointment as CEO in 2005, Gilberto held a series of leadership positions, including Executive Vice President and Senior Project Executive for major projects contracted by Miami-Dade County and the Florida Department of Transportation.
Among the projects under Gilberto’s management were the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County―one of South Florida’s most iconic architectural landmarks; the construction of Florida International University’s football stadium; the Metrorail Orange Line extension; and the complex expansion of Miami International Airport’s North and South Terminals ―two of the largest contracts ever awarded by Miami- Dade County to date.
Gilberto has received numerous business awards and recognitions for his outreach efforts and contributions to the development of disadvantaged and small business contractors. He was involved with the YMCA of Greater Miami for several years, and recently served as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Additionally, he has sat on the boards of the Florida International University Center for Leadership and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Trust.
Gilberto is a Harvard Business School alumnus and holds a degree in civil engineering from the Kennedy engineering School in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He lives in Miami, Florida with his wife of 33 years, Monica. They have two sons and one daughter.