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Our team



Strata professionals have been servicing medium and large clients in multiple sectors and markets, relying on an network of independent advisors that represents some of the most experienced compliance and risk management consultants in the industry. 

Dr. Rafael Etges, DBA, MBA, MSc

CEO and Founder

As Strata’s chief executive officer, Rafael is responsible for Strata's day-to-day operations, as well as leading the company’s growth strategy. He founded Strata in 2014 while pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration at Henley Business School (UK).

Gaétan Houle, MBA

Advisory Services - Montreal, Ottawa

Gaétan Houle is our senior security strategist based in
Montreal and Ottawa.  
He has broad experience in all aspects of security risk management, including IT security, physical security, business continuity and disaster recovery, identity and access management, security governance framework development, security awareness program development and security compliance. 

Marcelo Amaral

Advisory Services - Latin America

Marcelo is our main liaison in Latin America, providing board-level strategic advice on cyber-security matters. He led information security practices and risk departments in multi-national companies in Toronto, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Recife (the most important technology hub of northern Brazil with more than 52,000 enterprises).

Cinthia Nemoto, MBA

Marketing and Communications strategist 

Cinthia is our Marketing and Communications strategist, with over 18 years of experience, overseeing Strata’s branding, online/web outreach, social media, and Marketing initiatives.

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