Rodrigo Terpins had already established himself as a world-class athlete in Brazil’s rally car driving scene. As a professional driver and member of the Bull Sertoes rally team, Rodrigo Terpins was on the fast track for success, pun intended. Terpins and his navigator Fabricio Bianchini might have pulled in a top-5 finish in the Protyypes T1 category in their most recent run at the Sertoes Rally, but Terins would rather you look at how fast he is progressing as an entrepreneur. Let’s get to know one of the most interesting men in sports and business.
Rodrigo Terpins was born in Sao Paula, Brazil in the early ’70s. He was born into a family that prided itself on athletic accomplishment. Rodrigo’s older brother, Michel, is a famous rally car driver and his father, Jack, reached the top of professional basketball in Brazil. Rodrigo’s own ascent up the professional athletics ladder was hardly surprising and his corresponding success was even less surprising. Still, Rodrigo Terpins prides himself on being successful in all things so it stands to reason that this personality trait would extend to the business world, as well.
If you were to talk to Rodrigo Terpins about his work on the race track and his work at the eco-friendly wood production company that he founded, Floresvale, you’d hear a lot of the same sentiments bandied back and forth. As an adrenaline junkie, Rodrigo appreciates both the feel of his car on the road and the feel of a business effort that is trending toward potentially major success. While adrenaline plays a huge role in the minds of people like Rodrigo, success isn’t because of their thirst for adventure but it is a component.
According to Terra, as the major mind behind Floresvale, Rodrigo Terpins is abundantly clear on what he wants for his company. Terpins wants to see Floresvale continue to grow as an environmentally friendly way to source wood production from Brazil’s natural splendor. Wood production in Brazil is rampant but so few companies care enough to practice the kind of eco-friendly practices that Rodrigo has made the foundation of his company’s work.