Who we are

Volt takes pride in having a network of journalists, programmers, designers, data analysts and visual artists that work with us on any given project, visualization and story. 

We also have a small and effective team of professionals in our main crew.

Sérgio Spagnuolo

Sérgio Spagnuolo

Heloisa Pizzo

Heloisa Pizzo

Fábio Aleixo

Fábio Aleixo

Raphael Gadelha

Raphael Gadelha

Juliana Elias

Juliana Elias

 

Sérgio is a Brazilian journalist and the founder and managing-editor of Volt Data Lab and the data editor of fact-checking project Aos Fatos. With 10+ years of experience in newsrooms, he has worked for several media companies, including Reuters, Yahoo News and Mergermarket (previously owned by the Pearson/Financial Times Group).

Sérgio holds a bachelor degree in Journalism from Mackenzie University and a Master's degree in International Relations from Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC), both in São Paulo. He is a Tow-Knight fellow for Entrepreneurial Journalism in the City University of New York (CUNY).

He worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Rio de Janeiro before founding Volt in late 2014.

Heloisa has a law degree from Brazilian university FMU, but has shifted her work from legal matters to consultancy on sustainable development and life-cycle analysis, working for major companies like PWC, Basf and Grupo Boticário. She has joined Volt to be the head of our marketing and administrative activities.

Fábio has been a front-end developer for more than 10 years, working with all kinds of ventures, from big to small. He holds a design degree from Mackenzie University in São Paulo, and believes one single good, well-done project worths more than 1,000 average ones.

He is our lead of training content and Volt's go-to consultant for special projects.

Juliana is a Sao Paulo-based journalist and writer for Volt. She has nine-years experience as an economics and business reporter. Valor Econômico, Gazeta Mercantil and Editora Globo are some of the companies she worked for, covering topics such as economics, business, politics and infrastructure.

Juliana also worked with niche and corporate content at the brokerage Guide Investimentos, where she was responsible for managing and updating “Mais Guide”, a digital magazine about investments and economics for a non-specialized audience. Currently studying Economics at Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (Unifesp).

Raphael is a designer, graphic artist and musician originally from the Northeast of Brazil, but moved to the South several years ago. He is the responsible for the visual identity of Volt, as well as the conceptual visual art in our stories.