Marcello Collares has spent over 15 years of his professional career in the Latin American pulp and paper industry focusing on expansion planning and growth initiatives, management strategy, asset investment, production and cost structure, and commercial operations optimization.
At Fisher International, Marcello leads sales and support for the Latin American client base which includes the top producers in the region, providing advanced business intelligence resources as well as leveraged consulting services.
Before joining Fisher, Marcello held management positions at Votorantim Celulose e Papel (VCP), serving at both the mill and corporate levels in finance and sales including Executive Director Analyst, Pulp Business Controller, and General Manager of the first VCP North American office.
Marcello earned his Mechanical Engineer degree from the Universidade de São Paulo (EESC – USP), and holds an MBA from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Brazil. He writes the “Perspective” column for O Papel Magazine.
Before founding Forest2Market, Stewart led the development of the industry's first Web-based forest inventory management and mapping system, was responsible for planning and harvest schedules for $350 million of institutional forestland and led acquisition projects in Argentina and Brazil. He was actively involved in many of the major Southern timberland transactions between 1994 and 1999.
Stewart received his bachelor's degree in forestry from Texas A&M University and his master's degree in forest economics from the University of Georgia.