The world of finance is often seen as one of the most conservative in the world but one top executive responsible for opening up the Brazilian financial markets to the investors of the world has a history, not in line with the majority of his colleagues. Cassio Audi is known for working at some of the world’s biggest investment companies and taking up a teaching role in the economics department of Sao Paulo University; prior to completing his studies at Sao Paulo University, Cassio Audi led a very different life as a drummer with one of the world’s leading heavy metal bands.
Viper was formed in 1985 in Sao Paulo through the members shared love of the iconic British heavy metal bands arriving in Brazil as part of the new-wave of music created in the U.K. Cassio Audi and his fellow bandmates in Viper had spent much of their lives living under the rule of the Brazilian dictatorship and felt the ability to express their freedom was offered in a positive way through the heavy metal music now being heard for the first time in parts of Brazil. Read more at comhaha.com about Cassio Audi.
Cassio Audi and his fellow members of Viper developed a loyal following from early in their career as a band and set out to put their impressive musical skills on tape as quickly as possible. Cassio Audi is credited as the drummer on “The Killer Sword” demo recordings and the first studio album from Viper, “Soldiers of Sunrise”. Critics praised the musical abilities of the band before learning they were all still in their teenage years as Viper set out on a journey to reach iconic status on the Brazilian and global stage. In 1989, Cassio Audi decided the pull of a financial career was more attractive than pursuing his dreams of musical stardom and returned to his studies at Sao Paulo University. Follow Cassio Audi on Facebook.