ABOUT US

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Maria Angela Capello
Cavaliere
Senior Partner

Cav. Maria Angela Capello is a renowned leader in the energy sector, with a prominent success with ripples in diversity, talent development, sustainability, and leadership.

A pioneer woman in many fronts, Maria Angela is successful at steering step-changes at corporate scale, with her characteristic executive and multicultural approach, grooming leadership, motivation and resilience in individuals and teams. She has had executive and highly influential roles in Halliburton, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), and Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).

She is an avid and efficient communicator, and has toured Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America several times as Distinguished Lecturer of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). She is the lead author of two books, “Learned in the Trenches” and “Mentoring and Sponsoring: Keys to Success”.

Maria Angela was knighted “Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia” by the President of Italy, and received the SPE Honorary Membership, and SEG Lifetime Membership awards. She serves as Director at Large for the SEG Board and is the co-chair of the United Nations Women in Resource Management.

She is a Physicist from the Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela) and a M.Sc. of the Colorado School of Mines (USA).

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Challenges motivate us. We work with individuals and organizations who want to thrive and bounce forward in adversity, helping them achieve their goals and dreams for sustainable career and corporate paths.


What Makes us Different? We are known for our insights and inquisitive questions that propel step-changes through a process of alignment with global trends, important and noble goals and sustainability. 


Our Specialty. We just know how to ignite passion, motivation and commitment to pursue goals, with our experience rooted on success. 

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Herminio Passalacqua

Herminio Passalacqua

Ph.D.

President and Founder

Dr. Passalacqua is an experienced executive in technology implementations, expert in the Subsurface segment of the Oil and Gas industry, and the President of Red Tree Consulting LLC.

He has extensive experience in igniting step-changes in technology management and integration loops in research and applied research. With a decades-long, intensive and successful career advancing transformation paths in basin exploration, field development, digital transformation and technology piloting loops for large National Oil Companies in Latin America and the Middle East, he grounds his success in a unique ability to lead complex, multicultural, and large teams into specific goals. He is passionate about advancing energy transformation loops. His acute insights started early on in his career, and notably, his celebrated PhD thesis on the resistivity of thin layers constitutes the platform of today’s progress in subsea and borehole detection of oil reserves, in an approach that is now feasible due to the utilization of new materials and miniaturization of instrumentation.

In addition to a hands-on leadership experience in the corporate world of oil and gas, Dr. Passalacqua has built a solid and renown experience in academia, having taught as Associated, Invited and head Professor in Venezuela (Universidad Central de Venezuela, Universidad Simon Bolivar), USA (Colorado School of Mines), and Kuwait (Australian College of Kuwait, and Kuwait University).

Dr. Passalacqua is a Geophysical Engineer of the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), and a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines. 

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Olga Bravo
PMP, MBA
Senior Partner

Olga Bravo (MBA, PMP) is a Senior consultant with 30 years of experience in private, public, non-profit, and multilateral organizations.

She has extensive and proven experience in igniting the internal transformational forces that we all have inside.

She establishes a great communication with her clients to achieve the ideal interpretation of their needs and elucidation of their objectives. She can recognize and co-create visions.

Bravo is a Computer Engineer from the Universidad Simón Bolívar (Venezuela) with postgraduate studies in Philosophy (Universidad Simón Bolívar), Organizational Development (Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Venezuela) and Business Administration (Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración, Venezuela).

Her academic preparation and ample experience allow her to handle everything from metamodels to practical actions and detailed plans.

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