Vice President, Latin America & South Florida
Gabriel Bastos is Guardian Jet's Vice President of Sales for Southern Florida and Latin American (LATAM). He is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with the company's aircraft brokerage and consulting clients.
With an extensive background in both aviation and finance, Gabriel has served a wide range of clients throughout his career. Prior to joining Guardian Jet, Gabriel enjoyed a successful career with the aircraft manufacturer Embraer Executive Jets.
From 2012-19, he served as the Regional Sales Director at Embraer. Based in Mexico, he was responsible for new and preowned private jet sales in that country as well as in Brazil, Colombia and Central America. In 2016, Gabriel relocated to New York City, where he oversaw aircraft sales in the northeastern U.S. During his seven-year tenure at Embraer, he earned the Top Performer LATAM Sales Director award in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He was also named the Top Performer Worldwide in 2013 and 2016.
Previously, Gabriel was a Business Trader for Cisa Trading, the international wholesale trading company, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Earlier, he worked within the finance industry as a Structured Business Sales Analyst in Itaú Unibanco, based in Sao Paulo. In addition, he served as a Treasury Specialist at BMW Brazil Ltda., and in the Wholesale Credit and Risk Management Department at BMW Financial Services.
Gabriel earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundaçao Armando Álvares Penteado, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as well as a post-graduate certificate in financial management at Ibmec Sao Paulo. He also honed his negotiation skills through training at Columbia Business School in New York City.
A native of Brazil, Gabriel is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. He is married and has a young daugther. Traveling and exploring new places is his family's hobby.