Evaldo Freire, Deputy Consul General of Brazil in San Francisco

BayBrazil: What are the goals of the San Francisco Trade Promotion Bureau? Evaldo Freire: To foster business partnerships between Brazil and the U.S., especially in the region in our jurisdiction comprised by Northern California and the States of Oregon, Washington and Alaska. BayBrazil: How do you do that? Evaldo Freire: By supporting Brazilian companies that wish to…

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Bard Williams, Director, Partner, Retail & Intl. Marketing at TiVo

Bard Williams, Director, Partner, Retail & Intl. Marketing at TiVo BayBrazil: How are you connected to Brazil? Bard Williams: As a leader in Consumer Electronics products, we’re always looking for exciting emerging markets.  For the past few years, I’ve also hosted Brazilian students from West Valley College and San Jose State University for an on-site tour and…

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Michael Conniff, Associate Dean, College of Social Sciences and Director, Silicon ValleyCenter for Global Innovation and Immigration

Michael Conniff, Associate Dean, College of Social Sciences and Director, Silicon ValleyCenter for Global Innovation and Immigration   BayBrazil: You’ve been teaching Brazil and Latin America history in various institutions in the U.S. and abroad, including Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. How was that experience? M. Conniff: I’ve enjoyed teaching Brazilian history immensely, especially in the last 15 years of…

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