Your Heavy Metal CFO, Cassio Audi

Brazilian born Cassio Audi is most well know of his endeavors as a very successful investments manager. Despite his business and financial successes, Cassio Audi can not simply be defined as a business leader. His interests are much too varied for that.

Most of us would not look at a Chief Financial Officer of major corporations and think, “heavy metal.” But this music genre is where Cassio Audi planted his roots. Audi was one of the founding members of the heavy metal band, Viper, which formed in 1985. All of the band members were in their teens, and Cassio was the band’s drummer.

The band recorded their first demo, called “The Killera Sword,” that same year. Viper released it’s first album, titled “Soldiers of Sunrise” just two years later in 1987. Speaking about recording the album, former band member, Andre Matos said,“The whole record was done basically in a week. It was like, ‘One, two, three, go,’ and the whole background was recorded almost live.”

The album was very successful in Brazil. The ‘Soldiers of Sunrise’ album, which featured nine songs, was also re-released in Japan, Russia, Greece and South Korea. To date, Soldiers of Sunrise is still considered one of the best Latin American heavy metal albums.

In 1989, Cassio Audi left Viper, as he felt that Life was leading him into a different direction.

He was correct.

Audi changed his passion from music to finance. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business administration from Pontifical Catholic University. Audi later received his MBA from Sao Paulo University.

Cassio Audi started his professional career in finance when he joined J.P. Morgan Chase in 1992. Since that time, his risen to the status of Expert in the field of investment management. In the past 23 years, Cassio Audi has held many top positions in finance, including as CFO for multiple corporations.