About Us

Gildo Rodrigues | President

Mr. Rodrigues has been involved in the infrastructure industry since 2005 and as Corporate Development Director at CCR had responsibility for leading strategic projects, developing new opportunities and markets, defining organizational structure and business models for all units, identifying new business archetype requirements, implementing corporate policies (including corporate governance policies throughout the organization) and defining models accordingly. He is also on the Board of TAS. Prior to joining CCR, Mr. Rodrigues worked in the investment banking industry in Brazil for ten years and holds degrees in Business Administration from FGV, Economics from University of Sao Paulo and an MBA from INSEAD.

Jeffrey Scheferman | Executive Vice President

Mr. Scheferman’s airport investment and management career spans over 20 years. He served as CEO of TAS, and currently sits on the TAS board. Prior to CCR USA, he was Co-founder, President and CEO of Airports Worldwide (“AW”), where he built a portfolio of 11 airports under management serving 35 million passengers annually. Prior to AW, he served as CEO of Colliers International-Los Angeles. He started his career in airports at Airport Group International, where he was Managing Director for Airport Group Australia and Director of Latin America. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Capitol University and a degree in Economics from Ripon College, and the title of Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (retired).

Gregory Huang | Vice President

Mr. Huang’s airport investment and management career spans over 12 years and he served as CFO for TAS. Prior to CCR USA, he served as VP of Corporate Strategy, Finance and Administration at AW and was responsible for the company’s strategic initiatives and project financing activities. Mr. Huang served on the Board of Directors of four of the airport portfolio companies and participated in most of the firm’s airport privatization qualifications, bids, acquisitions and financing processes around the world, including the acquisition, transition and Financing of TBI US Operations, a company with five management contracts at US airports and a long-term lease at Orlando Sanford Airport, one of the first US airport P3s. Prior to AW, he was a Finance Manager for Nestle. Mr. Huang holds a degree in Business Administration from UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Paulo Varnieri | General Counsel

Paulo Varnieri is the general counsel of CCR Airports for the North America region.  Mr. Varnieri oversees all legal matters of CCR Airports in the U.S., providing strategic advice with respect to M&A, financing, joint venture, and project development.  He has more than 10 years of experience as a lawyer in structuring and negotiating transactions and projects in the infrastructure and energy sectors, including the financing of airport projects.  Prior to joining CCR Airports, Mr. Varnieri worked for both Brazilian and international law firms in Sao Paulo and New York.  Most recently, he was a senior associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in New York, where he advised companies, investors, and lenders in M&A transactions, private equity investments, and project development and finance in the U.S. and Latin America.  Mr. Varnieri holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and a Master of Laws degree from The George Washington University Law School.

Lionel Beckles | Director of Airport Operations

Mr. Beckles is an Aviation Professional with 15 years of airport management experience. He currently holds multiple certifications from ACI and AAAE. In his 15 years in Aviation, Mr. Beckles has worked in Public and Private airports in the United States and the Caribbean. Mr Beckles has managed numerous areas within the airport organizational structure such as General Aviation, Aviation Security, Airport Operations, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting, the Passenger Experience and Wildlife Management. As a graduate of Tennessee State University he was unanimously elected to the Tennessee State University Aeronautical and Industrial Technology Department Curriculum Board shortly after graduation.