Our Founder and President
Inspired by the ideal that businesses can thrive while making a significant contribution to society and improve people’s lives, Rui traded the “safe haven” of a traditional corporate life for an entrepreneurial career track over 10 years ago, and never looked back.
Backed by the rigor of an engineering education and an 8-year stint at a large, prestigious Management Consulting firm, Rui started his first entrepreneurial venture in early 2009 with the launch of a nationwide cellular infrastructure services company that he grew to $3M in annual revenue and 17 employees.
Concurrently with his first venture, Rui saw an opportunity to invest in a real estate shortly after the 2008 financial crisis and the collapse of the mortgage back securities market. That decision eventually led to the creation of Imperion Investments Management in 2014, the asset and property management company, Rui dedicates all his time and attention to.
Rui also contributes significant time and resources to local charities in Houston where he resides with his wife and two children.
- Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Purdue University.
- Bachelors of Civil Engineering, University of Kansas.
- IROP certified Houston Apartment Association.
- Lead Investor Certified, Lifestyles Unlimited International.