Cassio Audi grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Casio started as an instrumentalist. His first band was Viper, which formed in 1985. The group, Viper, was composed of Cassio Audi, and four other teenagers. Their musical genre included heavy metal and alternative rock, deriving their music roots from British heavy metal.
The group’s first recorded demo was entitled The Killer Sword, and Audi played drums on the demo. In 1987, Viper released their first album, Soldiers of Sunrise. Tracks included Signs of the Night, Knights of Destruction, Nightmares, and the title song of the album, Soldiers of Sunrise. This album was the forerunner of the Brazilian music industry, putting Brazilian flavored heavy metal music on the map. The group and their debut album gained international exposure. In 1987, the Viper’s debut album sold over ten thousand copies and more
Four years later in 1989, Viper released their second album, Theatre of Fate. The record crossed the rock charts globally, primarily in Europe, Asia, and the United States. At the time, the group was outselling such hot, heavy metals groups, Nirvana and Van Halen. Vapor’s second album was known for its mix of classical music and metal. That same year Cassio left Viper and enrolled in college, taking a different route in his life.
Cassio completed his bachelor of arts from Pontifical Catholic University and MBA from San Paulo University. After graduation, he decided he wanted to get into the investment business. Cassio’s investment career includes working for large international firms. His expertise includes Financial Planning, Project Management, Investor Relations, to name a few.
Cassio has been instrumental in the opening up of Brazilan financial markets to international investors in the mid-nineties. Almost, thirty years later, Cassio is still making a presence in the global investment market