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San Jose, Costa Rica
Speaks English, Spanish

Venture capital and project finance for renewable energy

An investment banker and an expert on venture capital and project finance of renewable energy and energy-efficiency enterprises in developing countries. Well experienced with fund management, portfolio construction, asset management, workouts and exits.


Experience
Sustainable Energy Central America • Costa Rica

CEO

2015 - Present (3 years, 10 months)
Responsibilities include fundraising, fund’s investment strategy, pipeline development and portfolio construction, corporate governance, asset management, and investors reporting and relationships.
Flex Energy Group • Costa Rica

Financial Advisor

2010 - 2014 (4 years, 4 months)
Business and financial adviser of a clean energy, project development consortium in Central America operating and developing several projects with a combined capacity of 80 MW+. Responsibilities included participating on the definition of the Group’s business and growth strategy, fundraising, connecting and negotiating with prospective institutional investors, handling banking relations and overall triple-bottom line assessment of the projects.
E+Co Capital - CAREC Venture Capital Fund • Costa Rica

CEO

2005 - 2010 (4 years, 11 months)


Management of a US$20 million mezzanine finance fund (CAREC fund, www.eandcocapital.com) that invests in renewable energy, energy efficiency and cleaner production projects and companies in Central America. Had leading participation in the creation, structuring, fundraising and closing of this fund, which started operating in August 2006. Majority investors in this fund are the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Central American Bank of Economic Integration. Other investors with whom active interaction occurred regularly include European development banks. As CEO of E+Co Capital, General Partner in CAREC, the main responsibilities included management of the fund, pipeline development, managing staff, performing portfolio asset management and executing exit of investee companies, leading the fund’s corporate governance and representing the fund at international venture capital forums. E+Co Capital seeks to manage investment portfolios of US $100+ million within the next five years. The E+Co Capital CEO also acted as Managing Director of E+Co (holding company) participating on strategic decisions of the group of companies that operate globally, and participated as observer on E+Co’s Board meetings.