Guilherme Venanzi de Almeida

Principle, Goldratt Consulting

Guilherme Venanzi de Almeida has 30+ years of experience in business, spending 20 years working in the automotive market leading product development, industrial, and continuous improvements projects. Guilherme is an expert in TOC, Lean, and 6 Sigma and has led implementations throughout Brazil and Europe. He has been implementing TOC solutions since 2007 in different industries including mining, consumer goods, distribuition, retail, insurance services and automotive. He holds a BSc in mechanical engineering from Universidade Mackenzie and an executive MBA from CEDEP-INSEAD. He also studied finance management at HEC-Paris and received an industrial management specialization from the Universidade de São Paulo. Additionally, Guilhereme holds a project and supply chain management certification through the Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization.


Focus on the Finish Line. Everyone has dreams and passions that drive them. Guilherme Almedia, principal at Goldratt Consulting Brazil, has two: Go Kart Racing and TOC. Until recently, he kept these two aspects of his life separate. After a 14-year hiatus from competing, Guilherme decided to return to the sport and set the bar high; to win a podium at the Brazilian Go Kart Championship. In this presentation Guilherme will show how he applied TOC concepts in his preparation, practice sessions and the championship event. He is now officially in the Top 5 Brazilian Go Kart Racers and will have his trophy on display.