The Team

SysValue works with a team of 22 technical experts exclusively devoted to bringing value to the areas of security, reliability, continuity and service management for their clients. This makes it one of the largest companies specifically devoted to this field operating in Portugal.

The management team is formed by the founding partners who, relying on the expertise and experience of the entire workforce, have managed to maintain a low staff turnover over the years, hence garnering recognition from its clients and the remainder of the market as a stable partner that adds value to your business.

João Barreto

João Barreto

Partner & Consulting Manager

BSc and MSc in Computer Science (Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon). Guest Lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering of the Catholic University. CISSP, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and CDMP. With previous stints at Hewlett-Packard UK, the Portuguese National Civil Engineering Laboratory (R&D), Alcatel (Enterprise Management), Convex (Security Systems), he was the founder of SysValue. He is responsible for all of the Consulting Practice and has an ongoing involvement in the company’s management.

José Almeida Cruz Ph.D.

José Almeida Cruz Ph.D.

Partner, R&D Manager

BSc in Computer Engineering (Technical University of Lisbon) and PhD in Bioinformatics (University of Strasbourg, France). Research Assistant in LNETI – Portuguese National Lab of Engineering and Industrial Technology, co-founder and CTO of Innovagency – Consulting and Web Development, head of the CNP’s Scientific Computing and Software Platform at the Champalimaud Foundation. His professional interests focus on the development of scientific software applicable to security, decision support, automated learning, analysis of biological sequences, genome analysis, study of 3D molecular models, computer vision and image processing.

Luis Grangeia

Luis Grangeia

Partner & Auditing Manager

Studied Computer Science and Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, and holds certifications in CISSP, GIAC Systems and Network Auditor and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. With previous stints at the IST itself and at SideStep (founding partner), he is responsible for all the Audit Practice and has an ongoing involvement in the company’s management.

Nuno Baptista

Nuno Baptista

Partner & General Manager

Studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, and has an MBA from Cranfield University in the UK. After working at Instituto Superior Técnico and in several small and medium-sized companies, he founded SideStep, which was later integrated into SysValue, and he is now the main person in charge of the company’s management and the commercial sector.

Rui Branco

Rui Branco

Partner & Technical Manager

BSc in Computer Engineering (Technical University of Lisbon). With previous stints at Chemical Bank, Oninet and Innovagency, he was a founder of SysValue, oversees all Integration Practice and Technical Support and has an ongoing involvement in the company’s management.