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Darcio Crespi
Managing Director
São Paulo, Brazil
O: +55 11 3456 2451
M: +55 11 999517809


Darcio is Managing Director for ZRG Brazil, one of the fastest-growing global executive search, selection, and leadership consulting companies. Darcio is based in the São Paulo office and focuses on the Industrial, Energy, Agriculture, and Logistics sectors as well as general CEO and board positions.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining ZRG Brazil, Darcio was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles between June 1998 and January 2020, participating in and leading the construction of the company and its brand in Brazil. He was also a Director responsible for the company’s operations in the Southern Cone, leader of the Industry and Energy Practice for Latin America, and a member of the Global Professional Services Practice.

Between 1984 and 1998, Darcio was a Consultant and Executive at Arthur D. Little (ADL) Inc, a global management consulting company, serving as Director Brazil and Latin America. He was subsequently the global leader of the Strategy Practice. While at ADL, he directed projects focused on business strategy, organization, corporate finance, and restructuring and operational efficiency.

In the early years of his career, Darcio held managerial positions at a petrochemical company, an investment bank, and a large retail company.

Areas of Expertise

Darcio’s areas of expertise include the Industrial, Energy, Agriculture, and Logistics sectors as well as Professional, Technology, and Board Services.


Darcio has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Escola Politécnica da USP (Poli-USP), a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and a master’s degree in Engineering Economy from Stanford University, USA. He completed several courses in Brazil and abroad related to his professional activity, including one specific to corporate governance.

Hobbies and Interests

In his free time, Darcio enjoys photography, classical music, ballroom dancing, and cycling, and he is an avid soccer fan. In addition, he is a mentor and startup investor.

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