Pedro Bastos is the CEO of Petfive Brands, a pet products start-up and manufacturer of its one of a kind high performance, environmentally friendly cat litter. Petfive sells its branded cat litters in over 20 countries and across all major distributions channels in the US and Brazil. Key clients include leading retailers such as Chewy, Petsmart, Petco, Carrefour, Sam’s Club, and Ahold, amongst others. In-line with its mission to offer products that make a difference for pets, parents, and the planet, Petfive recently launched Sustainably Yours. The brand partnered with the Rainforest Trust, and in an effort to give back, a portion of all sales is donated to the non-profit.
Pedro’s past experience is split between M&A advisory at bulge bracket banks and leadership roles at early stage start-ups. Prior to joining Petfive, he spent a year building a telemedicine mobile app focused on connecting non-English speaking patients to doctors speaking their languages in the United States. Before entering the start-up world, Pedro spent several years in Investment Banking at Barclays executing cross-border M&A transactions. Pedro has a hands-on attitude and is passionate about developing go-to market strategies, building brands, structuring financial business plans, and challenging the status quo.
Pedro holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, with a dual concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship, from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.