Who we are

We at SourceImport believe in connecting buyers with the original and most competitive source of their goods and cutting down on long supply chains. Purchase directly from the source, we make it possible!

We believe that purchasing should not be relegated to a particular geographical area, but rather be global. You don’t have to be a giant company to have global purchasing capabilities and this is where SourceImport comes in. Our goal is to find the most competitive and adequate suppliers to solve your purchasing needs, independent of their geographical location and assist you in each step of the way up to the successful delivery of product.

We believe that a truly successful sourcing strategy would include taking advantage of existing supply chains, expertise of suppliers, advantageous raw material, labor and energy costs, as well as thoroughly understanding your supplier. In order to do that, we go the extra mile and source the products our our clients from China, Brazil, Europe, India, Malaysia, Japan or elsewhere. Our team consists of multi-lingual professionals with extensive international sourcing experience, fluent in Mandarin, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and Russian, who will help build your relationship with your overseas suppliers based on transparency and be your eyes and ears on the ground.

Our management

Michael Rizhakov

Executive Director

Contacts:
(+55) 31 99816 8312
m.rizhakov@sourceimport.com

Profile:
Michael started his career in marketing research in Latvia, where he acquired the necessary skills to become part of a product research and sourcing team for a trading company in China during his MBA studies.

After graduating his MBA program, Michael started working at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brazil-China in Shanghai and was soon promoted to General Manager position at the headquarters of the Chamber in China. He was in charge of a team doing product sourcing, M&A and joint-ventures between Brazilian and Chinese companies, as well as helping Chinese companies enter the Brazilian market. Later, Michael moved to Brazil, where he continued to work in international trade and consulting for Brazilian and Chinese companies, first as a part of the offices of the Chamber in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte and later via his own consulting company. The work resulted in one of the first ever successful major tender won by a major Chinese electric equipment manufacturer at the biggest Brazilian state-owned utility CEMIG, as well as a significant number of deals between private companies.

Michael been successfully working to connect demand with supply, and has been heading several annual delegations of major Brazilian manufacturers, distributors, end-users and government officials to match up with the right manufacturers and trade partners in China since 2010. Michael has also assisted entry and is currently representing several major Chinese, Russian and US companies in the Brazilian market in the fields of heavy machinery, equipment, energy, metals, construction and automotive and is particularly involved with the Brazilian energy market and it’s purchasing cycle: state-owned and private utilities, as well as EPCs.

Marcos Falchi

Managing Director

Contacts:
(+1) 9175130387
m.falchi@sourceimport.com

Profile:
Marcos Falchi is both a Brazilian and American citizen, with offices in the United States and Brazil. Post graduated in Management training and development from CESA (Centre d’énsignement Superieur des affairs, Souborne – France), started his career as a consultant with Booz Allen and Hamilton. Having lived and worked in various countries such as Brazil, United States, England, Spain, Italy, China and Japan running or advising companies in how to create value for shareholders and to find solutions to overcome barriers, structuring business models that are profitable and effective in each country or situation.
Marcos speaks fluently English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and Japanese and shares his time between Belo Horizonte, Brazil and Miami, USA.

Wayne Schaffer

Contacts:
(+1) 954.673.4585

w.schaffer@sourceimport.com

Profile:

Wayne has over 25 years of experience serving both the electric utilities, as well as heavy industrial markets such as refinery and mining companies. He is thoroughly versed in the socio-economic trends affecting these markets, and has extensively traveled throughout the LATAM region. Wayne speaks both English and Spanish fluently.