TEAM

Management Team

Victor Hugo Rodriguez
Founder, President and CEO

He is the Founder and CEO of LatAm Alternatives. Mr Rodriguez has over 19 years of experience in Management, Sales, Marketing and Business Development within the securities industry in the US-LatAm region. He was Partner and Head of Latin American Prime Brokerage for Merlin Securities (Mid Tier Prime Broker) and Director of Global Institutional Sales at Trade Station Securities (Monex Group). Before he worked as Director of Latin America for Terra Nova Trading (now LightSpeed Trading) and in the late 90’s he was the Founder President & CEO of Pristine.com Latin America. He started his career at The Caracas Stock Exchange and was President & CEO of a mid tier local Broker Dealer. He has been a live TV Economics News Anchor and is well know as the Founder and Former Head of The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) – LatAm Chapter. Mr Rodriguez was elected STA (Security Traders Association) National Board LatAm Advisor. He lives between NYC, South Florida and Latin America. He is married with 2 children.

Mike Felix
Senior Partner & CMO

Mike Felix brings over 25 years of experience in the capital markets. Mike was Head of Marketing for TeraExchange, an independent startup Swaps Execution Facility (SEF) and was also Director of Global Marketing at Lime Brokerage, a leading technology-focused agency broker specializing in low-latency electronic trading. Mike served as SVP, Director of Global Marketing for RealTick, a leading independent EMS trading technology provider and subsidiary of Lehman Brothers and subsequently Barclays Capital. Mike was also a cofounder of Hottrend, an algorithmic trading services provider acquired by RealTick and his other experience includes positions at KPMG Peat Marwick in the Czech Republic, Conoco Phillips in Venezuela and analyst positions at JP Morgan Chase. Mike lives in New York and received his MBA from Harvard Business School, BA in Economics, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University where he was also elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Alejandro Jose Rodriguez
Co-Founder, Business Developer

Alejandro studied Systems Engineering with a special bias in process control. Mr Rodriguez is also Partner of LatAmFinance, a boutique Introducing Broker of financial products and services. Mr Rodriguez was founder and COO at Pristine.com Latin America and the Operations Manager of the Miami Brach for its broker dealer. Mr Rodriguez worked as the Head of the LatAm Division of Terra Nova Trading. He has over 16 years of experience running Equities, Options, Futures Trading Desks as well as the Client Service aspects of the Brokerage Business. Mr Rodriguez started his career in 1997 as an FX trader for a Mid Tier Broker Dealer in Latin America. Mr Rodriguez lives in South Florida but loves to spend part of his time in Colorado where he is an avid Mountain Biker and Snowboarder.

Katiuska Valiente
Partner – Head of Marketing and Communications

Ms. Valiente was an award-winning Spanish-language journalist, news anchor and television producer. Before joining LatAm Alternatives she was the anchor and general news producer at Noticias Univision, a leading Spanish-language cable news channel, where she was responsible for broadcast in the New England region. Ms. Valiente began her tenure at Noticias Univision New England as a reporter/multimedia journalist (MMJ) and production assistant.  Prior to Univision, she served as multimedia journalist for El Mundo Newspaper based in Boston.  Previously, Ms. Valiente served as a television production assistant at Sun Channel Television, a cable channel focused on tourism and traveling in her native Venezuela. She began her career at The Primero Justicia Party as a radio programmer and broadcast journalist.  Ms Valiente was recently named to The 100 most Powerful People in The Massachusetts Latino Community, and is a fierce advocate for the New England Latino population who has been officially recognized for her efforts by the Massachusetts House of Representatives. She has won two major Latino-Boston News Awards: Top News Anchor and Top News Program. Ms. Valiente obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication at Universidad Santa Maria in Caracas, Venezuela and has studied at Emerson College in Boston. She lives between Boston and Miami with her two wonderful children.

Jose Abbo
Partner

Mr. Abbo has authored numerous articles about the financial markets and the Global economy. He has researched and written for such well-recognized publications as The Economist Intelligence Unit and America Economia. In 2000 Mr. Abbo published “Divisando Wall Street Desde el Sur de America” (a comprehensive guide for the Spanish-speaking community that explains the workings of the stock market). He makes regular guest appearances on various radio and television programs and has served as an expert witness in financial trials and forensic cases. He was Managing Director Corporate Finance at SFC Investment Panama and before he was Vice President International Capital Markets at Credit Suisse Panama. Mr. Abbo holds a degree in Professional Management from Nova University and has served as an MBA tutor for Tecnológico de Monterrey/ Thunderbird University Panama-based Global MBA programs. He is married with 4 children.

Ruben Cabrera
Partner

Before joining LatAm Alternatives LLC, Mr. Cabrera was The Head of Institutional Sales US Markets & Portfolio Manager at CM Capital Markets in Madrid, where he ran the program trading desk with an specialty in Pair and L/S Equities Trading and CFD, previously was the founder and CEO at Bolsagest Global Investments where his team developed an Electronic Execution Management System in Spanish for retail high frequency traders. Mr Cabrera was Head of Trading at Pristine Capital Management and was responsible for the trading floors in Caracas, Santiago and Miami. He is currently based between Caracas and Madrid and is an acting member of the Global Investment Committee for M&A activities in Spain, LatAm and Qatar. He is married with 2 children.

Eduardo Iturbe
Partner & VP of Technology

Mr. Iturbe is in charge of The LA Group¹s Technology Platform based on web services and oriented on Software as a service (SaaS) and before joining LatAm Alternatives LLC; Mr. Iturbe was an external consultant for several major Telecom Companies in Venezuela and Miami, where he assisted in Program Management areas as Data, Security and Storage Management. From 2002 to 2012 Mr. Iturbe was VP of Technology at CSR Consulting Services, during his tenure in this position Mr. Iturbe was in charge of several framework validation projects across different ever-expanding databases, he was interested in expert systems to mimic unique data analysis using latest technologies to match patterns that delivered compelling results. Since 2004 Mr. Iturbe has been affiliated with The Project Management Institute Venezuelan Chapter. Earlier in his career he was Program Manager at Motorola in Venezuela and Telecommunication Manager at World Tel-Fax Electronic. Mr. Iturbe earned his degree in Electrical Engineering with an specialitation in Telecommunications in 1994 from Universidad Metropolitana (UNIMET) in Venezuela and other specializations in the same area. He lives between Miami, Bogota and Caracas where his wife and 2 kids are based.

Leonard Lares Quintero
Partner & Head Graphic Design

Mr Lares Quintero is the Head Graphic Design a well-known Latin graphic designer who specializes also in brand identity system development. He has extensive experience in graphic design across The Latin American Region, working closely with major and important clients in different verticals. His focus has been on concept ideation, logo development, typography, color palette, graphic language, photo style and video edition. Leonard design using a wide range of applications such as Photoshop, Ilustrator, 3ds max, Drawing, Design Graphic, Lettering and Creative Development. He served as Art Director and partner at Zinaphia Creative and was the lead graphic designer/account manager at Aerolinea Creativa MX and Megainbound. Mr Lares Quintero received her BA in Graphic Design from the “Design Institute” in Caracas, Venezuela.

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