Meet the Team
There's an awesome team working behind Navut - let's get to know each other!
Mauro Repacci Co-founder and CEO
Mauro is no stranger to the daunting moving process. He’s lived in six different cities within Brazil, the United States, and Canada. His biggest move was back in 2007 when he came to Montreal with just two suitcases. He arrived during a massive snowstorm and knew only one other person in the city. Without knowing enough about the city, Mauro ended up paying way too much for where he was living. After facing this problem head on, Mauro’s natural entrepreneurial spirit kicked in (he had a knack for buying kites at wholesale and reselling to his friends on the beach at age 12) and he began working on Navut. He’s highly dedicated to providing a solution for so many people facing the same problems he did when moving to a new city.
Gustavo Burckhardt Co-Founder and Lead Developer
Gustavo has 5 major moves under his belt. His most intimidating moving experience was coming to Montreal from Brazil after doing limited research of his new surroundings. He did the best he could when making big decisions on where he would live and the services he would purchase, but knows now he would have chosen differently if given better access to information. Gustavo traces his love for creating code back to an early fascination with computers at the age of 14. He finds himself constantly inspired by the rapid growth of technology, and is always open to learning new technologies and applying them to his work.
Aureabelle Cruz Co-founder and Designer
Aureabelle spent her childhood in the Philippines and moved to Montreal with her family in the 90’s. Their cross-country move was made even more intimidating after arriving with little knowledge of the local neighbourhoods. They ended up living in areas that were either too expensive or did not meet her family’s needs, and have moved within the city a few times since. Aureabelle has always had an attentive eye and passion for finding life’s natural beauty. Her creativity and resourcefulness sparked at a very young age by imaginatively thinking of ways to find purpose for the old and the unwanted. She would make book covers out of candy wrappers, kites out of old newspapers and coconut broom sticks, and bubbles out of papaya stem and flowers. Her natural aesthetic talents have grown into an impressive career in web design and development.
Marcos Azevedo Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer
Marcos has moved a whopping 20 times in his life. He’s lived in great cities around the world, including Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Miami. After settling in Montreal in 2009, he realized that while moving to cities with limited local knowledge seemed exciting at the time, arriving at a new place with important knowledge saves a lot of time, money, and stress. Marcos’ passion for sales and marketing began at a young age in Rio de Janeiro where swapping, selling, and negotiating were popular activities amongst his group of friends. He’s grown to love helping his customers achieve something they didn’t think was possible. His desire to succeed is naturally paired with his passion to serve and help others.