In 1985, while a young teenager, Cassio Audi and several friends co-founded the rock band that would one day become Viper. Cassio served as the band’s drummer. At that time, drummers typically had a much more prominent part in Brazilian bands, so it makes complete sense that he was considered their leader. The Brazilian drummers were so influential, in fact, that they were instrumental in creating Brazilian heavy metal rock’s unique sound that put it into its own sub-genre. He would lead them to become one of the most legendary and popular Brazilian bands of all time.
The formative years of heavy metal music were during the 60s. The band’s music was primarily influenced by the sound of the British heavy metal bands of the “70s and ‘80s. Prior to becoming Viper, the band released a well-received demo called “The Killer Sword.” Viper’s first very well received album was “Theatre of Fate.” He entered the adult life by earning his B.A. from Pontifical Catholic University and his M.B.A. from Sao Paulo University. He has been working in the financial industry with startups, private equity funds, Private and public companies, global organizations for over 20 years.
His primary financial role right now is as an investment manager. In this position his job is to organize and maintain his clients’ portfolios. This role includes working with other national and international firms, managing equities, business planning, project management, leadership strategy, and financial planning. Cassio knows all too well that he is working in a particularly difficult area of the world as far as finances are concerned. All of Latin America is feeling a decided economic low. Cassio is working hard with Brazilian banks to form strategies that will effectively combat this.