February 2019

Astrid Rizzi founded Great Start in 1974 as a pioneer business in the introduction of offices and temporary executive services in Brazil. At the time, Astrid had 18 years of experience as an Executive Secretary for various renowned foreign companies that arrived in Brazil to start their activities from scratch. In 1981, Great Start became a consulting firm specializing in advising companies on the selection of high-level professionals for their boards and chair.


Recognized talent at home and abroad, Astrid has assisted dozens of multinationals to start activities in Brazil. With more than 50 years of experience, she is the only professional in the country with credentials to receive the title of Dean of the Brazilian Secretariat (Decana do Secretariado Brasileiro).

Photos courtesy of 📸 J. Marcelo Pereira Alves.