DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND SOURCING FOR THE FASHION INDUSTRY

/TEAM


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Alexandre Guedes de Oliveira

Partner, CEO

Graduated in Architecture with post-graduation in marketing and textile design. Speaks Portuguese, English, French, Italian and Spanish. Alexandre started GT in 1985. According to Alex, GT’s competitive advantage lies with our people. A thoughtful leader and acknowledged authority on the sourcing world, he is passionate about accessing both global perspectives and local expertise to meet the needs of customers, wherever we operate. Outside GT, Alexandre is interested in design, cars and good wine.


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Maria João Monteiro

Partner, General Manager

Speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Started GT with Alexandre in 1985.
Maria João believes that the distinctive advantage of GT is providing a loyal, organized, quick and professional service to clients. Outside GT, Maria is interested in traveling and is a very social person, having a unique capacity to gather friends from different backgrounds and creating new bonds among them.


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Ana Gigante

Director

Ana joined GT in 1993 and ever since she has been a key person in the team, very persistent and working hard to achieve her goals. Keeping always in mind all information learned along the years, Ana communicates in a transparent and kind way, been very loyal to all the team.
Ana speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.
She loves music and is a great Latin dancer.


Isabel Soares

Director

Having a background in Applied Mathematics, Isabel decided to turn things around and joined GT in 2002. She is now the senior manager responsible for managing the relationships with our continental clients. Isabel is a strong leader known for tenacity and positive ‘can-do’ attitude. She does what she loves most, which is coordinating teams to produce and deliver exceptional garments. Seen by her friends as very imaginative and proactive, she also loves to travel to warm places and reading WWII books. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French, and English.


Paulo Guedes

Director

Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and Post-graduated in Brand Management, Paulo joined GT in 2010 and he is responsible for the shoes and accessories department. He’s an excellent communicator, very thoughtful and positive, speaks Portuguese, English, Italian and Spanish. Endowed with a natural curiosity likes to get involved in various areas of knowledge especially those related to new trends and design. He enjoys life outdoors, travelling and discovering new places.


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Lina Silva

Production Director

Lina joined the team in 2003 and ever since she has been the person in charge for the quality checking on every garment piece we make.
With a very high skill in pattern making, she is detail-oriented and very professional. Lina is also seen by her colleagues and clients as 100% reliable and with a friendly nature.
In her free time, she enjoys relaxing under the sun and reading.


Tiago Ribeiro

Research & Design Manager

Tiago joined the team in 2013 although he had been working occasionally with GT since 2001. Graduated in Architecture and working with Alexandre in several projects, he is now dedicated to GT in the design area. Tiago is very professional, takes a special attention to the details and is very focused on his tasks but always with is mind set on the well-being of people around him. He speaks Portuguese and English. Tiago is passionate about music and enjoys playing guitar.

 


Isabel Mendes

Senior Account Manager

Isabel has a degree in Marketing and started working in GT in 2011. Having an extensive professional experience in advertising, press consultancy and market research, it contributed to her being very focused and methodical. She is very devoted to her work and always fights for the best results.
Enjoys travelling, cinema and open air activities.


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Rodrigo Ferrão

Senior Account Manager

Rodrigo joined GT in 2012, after attending Law School in Coimbra and helping to launch a couple of bookstores in the north of Portugal. His entrepreneurial and business acumen led him to create a platform about books and literature which has now reached over 30.000 people globally and thousands of views. That has also helped him to quickly gain the trust of his colleagues, partners and clients. Rodrigo is fluent in Portuguese and English. He is an avid reader and writer, and loves to take long trips to new countries and continents.


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Pedro Fonseca

Senior Account Manager

Having a background in Marketing Management as a wine consultant and as a marketing assistant in the IT and Clothing business, he joined GT in 2013.
Pedro speaks Portuguese and English proficiently and also has good oral skills of Spanish and French. He’s not only a strong believer of the “joy at work theory” but also tests it every day. Other than his work Pedro is passionate about film photography, the outdoors, dogs and classic cars.


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Suzy Coelho

Senior Account Manager

Suzy is a highly motivated professional and although she has been one of the latest to join the GT team, in 2014, her fast integration says as much about her "easy going" personality as of her high level of expertise in the textile industry. Suzy has always a helping hand to spare and her English level is a great added value to the office. After work, Suzy is the first one to join anyone in an interesting program, either it's a movie session or a drink she is always available to join her team mates.


Sandra Ferreira

Senior Account Manager

Sandra joined GT in 2007 and since then she has been the key person in the logistic service of the office. Always providing for the needs of everyone, we know that we can count on her. She is committed to the tasks that are assigned to her and she does her best to accomplish them.
Sandra loves reading and cooking (we all miss trying her cooking experiences).


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Alexandra Ferreira

Senior Account Manager

Alexandra joined GT at the end of 2016. Although she is new in GT she has over 20 years experience in the textile area. Alexandra is a very reliable person, always with a smile and easy-going attitude. Very professional and detail oriented, she tends to create a warm and friendly environment around her. She loves chocolates and is a wonderful cook. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.


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Paula Marques

Senior Account Manager

Paula joined GT in 2018.
Graduated in Engineering Production & Textile at University of Minho. With nearly 20 years of experience, she has a deep knowledge that goes from fabric sourcing to product delivery, achieving the best margins through costing and factory negotiation, as well as on time delivery. A fair and transparent professional with strong work ethics, proactive and collaborative approach.
Family and friends gathered whenever it is possible gives life meaning. Loves life and what it offers, living towards a more sustainable life style.


Fernanda Costa

Quality Controller

Fernanda joined GT in 2014 to work together with Lina.
Her attention to detail assures us that our products reflect all the hard work that we put into them.
Fernanda loves BTT and family gatherings.


Pedro Macedo

Quality Controller

Pedro joined GT in 2016 bringing strong technical capacities to the footwear department, where his role is assuring the production quality throughout the whole suppliers’ network.
He has over 10 years’ experience in the footwear industry, where he worked on different roles such as pattern making and production management. Pedro is a curious and ambitious person who is always willing to learn and improve his performance.
When not at work Pedro likes to make BTT rides and spend time with friends and family.