Adam Raleigh is the founder and CEO of Markets Group, a leading conference organizer focused on the Americas. Mr. Raleigh, a native of Cleveland, OH, is a graduate of Kent State University, where he earned a B.A. in Finance. Mr. Raleigh has developed investor education programs for IMN-Euromoney, Institutional Investor Awards, and other leading firms focused on the needs of investors worldwide. In 2009, Mr. Raleigh founded Latin Markets Brazil, a regional conference organizer focused on Brazil’s alternative asset management community. In 2010, he transformed the firm into Latin Markets, adding forums across Latin America. In 2012, Mr. Raleigh launched US Markets in order to add coverage of North America’s institutional investor market. In 2015, he merged US Markets & Latin Markets into Markets Group, in order to provide full coverage of the Americas. Mr. Raleigh has held series 7 and 63 licenses.
Mr. Sahar Mahjoor is responsible for manager and industry relations at Markets Group. He is a Partner of the firm and focuses his time identifying international managers with an interest in Latin America. Prior to his role at Markets Group, Mr. Sahar Mahjoor served as Chairman of The Afghan Education Peace Foundation. Additionally, Mr. Sahar Mahjoor has held a variety of positions with some of the world’s leading public relations, sales, marketing and event planning firms. Mr. Sahar Mahjoor earned a B.A. degree in History from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta.
Mr. Sahar may be contacted for participation in any of our global forums.
Mr. Rogers is currently the Head of Training and Development. In this role he is responsible for recruiting, interviewing, on-boarding, standardizing processes across teams, and developing training for existing team members including SPIN selling, financial and economic markets training and team-building exercises. Mr. Rogers has worked on Wall Street for over 16 years on both the buy and sell side with experience in fixed income and equities. Prior to Markets Group, Mr. Rogers headed the emerging markets sales efforts for Espirito Santo Financial Services, Safra Securities and Banco Fator for 6 years where he focused on US institutional investors. Before working in emerging markets, Mr. Rogers sold fixed income credit derivatives at Deutsche Bank for 5 years and was a bond trader at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) for 4 years. Mr. Rogers is also an adjunct professor at the NYU Stern School of Business where he teaches management communication in the Langone Part-Time MBA program. He is also a former member of the United States Marine Corps with a BSc in Finance from the California State University at Long Beach and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Ms. Akaboci is responsible for Markets Group’s operations and logistics. She is accountable for the strategic management of a multi-million dollar budget, dispersed among seven countries. Additionally, she focuses her time on investor relations and B2B marketing. Prior to Markets Group she has held positions with Banco Nossa Caixa (Banco do Brasil), Santander Bank and UNICAMP (University of Campinas). Ms. Akaboci earned a BA Degree in Business and Marketing from Escola Superior de Administração e Comunicação in Campinas, Brazil and a MA Degree in Economics and International Business from City University of New York.
Mr. Li is responsible for global institutional investor relations. He received an MBA in Finance from Quinnipiac University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of International Business & Economics (UIBE) in Beijing and is currently a CFA candidate. Additionally, Mr. Li is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.
Mr. Costa is a Brazilian native and responsible for delegate relations for all Hedge Fund events. Prior to joining the MG, he worked at the World Trade Center Business Club in Sao Paulo, where he prepared B2B matchmaking and market researches for foreign players who wished to enter the Brazilian Market. He studied Economics, and Latin American Studies earning a B.A. degree from the University of Connecticut. Mr. Costa is proficient in Portuguese.
Ms. Viana is a Brazilian native from São Paulo, and is responsible for investor relations for the Latam Private Wealth Group throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining Markets Group, Ms. Viana worked at SPiN New York assisting their events team. Ms. Viana has a Master’s Degree in Public Relations from Iona College and is fluent in Portuguese.
Mrs. Mello is responsible for investor relations and the development of programs for the Hedge Fund, Private Equity and Pension Fund series forums in Brazil. She has been in the events field for over 10 years working with institutional investors and senior executives for business and educational conferences in Latin America and the United States.
Mrs. Mello holds a bachelor's degree from the top Social Communication school in São Paulo, Casper Libero University, and a masters in Events Management at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado – FAAP. She also studied Event Marketing and is certified in Project Management at NYU.
Mrs. Mello can be contacted for participation in the Hedge Fund, Private Equity and Pension Fund Brazil Forums.
Mr. Ortiz works is responsible for investor relations within the Real Estate group. Mr.Ortiz studied Political Science at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin and mastered in International Political Economy at New York University. Prior to LM, Mr.Ortiz managed account relations at ACCION USA in New York, interned for the office of former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, handled management and financial services in Wisconsin and worked as an independent researcher in Curitiba, Brazil. Mr. Ortiz was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia and is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese.
Mr. Ortiz may be contacted for participation in our Real Estate investor meetings in Latin America and New York.
Ms. Gonzalez is a Brazilian native responsible for delegate relationships and specializes in business development with funds within the Private Equity Group. Prior to LM, Ms. Gonzalez was involved in marketing research at LaVerdade Marketing & Media and, in Brazil, at Dinamica Ltda. as tax and labor attorney. Ms. Gonzalez is a law graduate from UPIS, in Brasilia, and a post-graduate from Escola da Magistratura do Distrito Federal.
Ms. Gonzalez may be contacted for participation in the Private Equity Latin America, Private Equity Andean, and Private Equity Brazil Forums.
Ms. Gargurevich is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with institutional partners for LATAM forums. Prior to joining Markets Group, she lived the majority of her life in Quito, Ecuador where she gained experience working directly with ISM Corporation’s senior management. In addition, she worked in marketing with RedBull North America. Ms. Gargurevich will soon be receiving a BS in Finance from St. Johns University. Ms. Gargurevich is fluent in Spanish and English.
Mr. Tola is part of the Markets Group Hedge Fund Investor team with responsibility for Institutional Investor and Family Office relations in the US Pacific Region, Texas and New York. Prior to joining Markets Group, Mr. Tola worked as a financial consultant for PBNC Bank and later as Business Specialist for JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Tola earned a BS in Psychology from Southeastern University in Florida.
Mr. Tola can be contacted for investor participation in the Hedge Fund Investor Meetings in San Francisco, Austin and New York.
Ms. Barreto is responsible for production and development for the Institutional Investor Projects in Latin America.
Prior to joining Latin Markets, she worked at Airbridge International Inc. representing LAN Airlines as an Area Sales Manager at their offices in Toronto, Canada. Ms. Barreto also worked as an independent consultant, providing marketing, business implementation and expansion strategies to established and start-up companies in South America and Canada. Ms. Barreto graduated from the Royal Roads University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management. Ms. Barreto is a native of Uruguay and she is fluent in English and Spanish.
Ms. Barreto may be contacted for participation in the events of the Institutional Investors Series.
Ms. Gomez-Lacazette is responsible for production and development for the Energy series within the Energy and Infrastructure Projects Group.
Prior to joining LM, she worked at Garrigues , an international law firm, as a corporate lawyer at their Spain offices. Ms.Gomez-Lacazette graduated from the University of Oviedo Law School and earned a B.S. degree in Leadership and Management from New York University (NYU). Additionally, Ms. Gomez-Lacazette is fluent in English and Spanish.
Carolina may be contacted for participation in the Peru, Colombia and Mexico Energy Summits.
Ms. Di Roberto is originally from São Paulo, Brazil and is responsible for supporting the marketing team by forming and maintaining media partnerships with international partners. Prior to working for Markets Group, Ms. Di Roberto worked for Latin Trade, assisting in sales and digital marketing, as well as managing all social media accounts. Ms. Di Roberto has a Bachelors Degree from Bard College in Political Science, and speaks both Portuguese and Spanish.
Mr. Fathers is responsible for managing the Markets Group Latin America portfolio of Institutional Investor Focused Meetings. Prior to Markets Group he held positions at Temasek Holdings in Singapore and Accion International in Washington, DC. Mr. Fathers earned a MA in International Relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and holds a BA in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Hull.
Mr. Fathers may be contacted for participation in all of our Institutional Investor Forums.
Ms. Silva is responsible for institutional investor and business development opportunities within the Institutional Investor Forum Group.
Previously, she has held positions at Wells Fargo, KeyBank and IQPC London/NY. Ms. Silva is also fluent in Spanish.
Ms. Silva may be contacted for participation in the Colombia, Peruvian, Chilean, and Mexico Investors Forums.
Mr. Browne is responsible for delegate relationships within the US Private Wealth Group. Prior to working for Markets Group, Mr. Browne interned at the Anti-Defamation League in Washington D.C. assisting with statistical research. Mr. Browne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Siena College in Albany, NY.
Mr. Para is responsible for Infrastructure summits management and sponsor relationships in Peru, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, Brazil & Chile. Prior to Markets Group, he was an operations specialist for the Enterprise Partners Group (EPG) with Microsoft in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Para has graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Business Administration and earned a B.S. degree in International Business and Finance from New York University (NYU). Additionally, Mr. Para is fluent in Spanish.
Mr. Para may be contacted for participation in all Infrastructure Summits.
Ms. Guerrero is responsible for the production of the firm's institutional investor programs and investor relations in the U.S. Prior to US Markets, she worked at GF Capital and Terrapin. Ms. Guerrero earned a BA in Business Management from Pace University and a Minor in Law. Additionally, Ms. Guerrero is fluent in Spanish.
Mr. Cruz is responsible for Delegate Relations within the Latam Private Wealth Forum Group. Prior to Markets Group he managed investment portfolios as a financial consultant and holds Series 7 and 63 licenses. Mr. Cruz earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, and a minor in Computer Information Systems, from Lehman College at the City University of New York, and is fluent in Spanish.
Mr. Cruz may be contacted for participation in all Latin American Private Wealth forums.
Mr. Pascual is responsible for Delegate Sales in the Markets Group Institutional Real Estate team. Prior to joining Markets Group, he was involved in Business Development for Institutional Investor’s Euromoney Training Americas business. Mr. Pascual earned a BBA in Finance from the University of Miami, as well as the London School of Economics and Political Science where he studied abroad. Additionally, Mr. Pascual is from South Florida and is fluent in Spanish.
Mr. Pascual may be contacted for participation in the Markets Group Institutional Real Estate events in New York, Sao Paulo, Mexico City and Bogota.
Mr Chavez is responsible for Sponsor Relationships & Client Development for the Latam Private Wealth Group. Prior to Markets Group, Mr. Chavez worked for a London-based digital publisher where he was part of the North American Interactive Marketing Division. Mr. Chavez graduated from William Paterson University and earned a B.A. in Clinical Psychology. Additionally, Mr. Chavez is fluent in Spanish.
Mr. Chavez may be contacted for participation in all Private Wealth Forums.
Ms. Watson produces the Private Wealth series within the United States.
Prior to joining Markets Group, Ms. Watson was with the Capital Roundtable, a leading conference producer for the middle-market private equity community. Before that, she worked in account management at CEB, an advisory firm in Washington, D.C. Ms. Watson graduated with honors from Sweet Briar College.
She may be contacted for participation in the U.S. Private Wealth Forums.
Mr. Acevedo is responsible for Sponsorship Sales & Client Development within the Latam Private Wealth Group. Prior to Markets Group, he spent over four years managing investment portfolios as an Executive in the financial services industry and holds Series 7 and 63 licenses . Mr. Acevedo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta, and is fluent in Spanish.
Mr. Della Motta is responsible for linking together investment managers and institutional investors under the Institutional Investment Group. He helps provide asset allocation, strategies, regulation and sales support for the Latin American and Global Asset Managers through a series of meetings in Colombia, Peru, Chile & Mexico.
Prior to Latin Markets he worked for Catalyze Financial Partners LLC, another investor events firm and ATS Capital, an Investment Management firm in Wall Street. Mr. Della Motta earned a Masters’ degree in Business Administration, major in Economics from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba in Argentina and he is an MBA candidate from Colorado State University, Fort Collins.
Mr. Della Motta may be contacted for participation in all Institutional Investors Forums.
Mr. Maqbool is responsible for Investor Relations/Production at US Markets. Prior to US Markets, Mr. Maqbool interned at Dubai Islamic Bank and completed the Rotational Program at Caterpillar Inc. in Saudi Arabia. He went through rigorous training at an IT consulting firm and moved on to work at HFP Capital Markets LLC. Mr. Maqbool holds a Bachelor in Business Administration with focus on Finance & Economics. Additionally, Mr. Maqbool is fluent in Pashto, Urdu, Hindi and is proficient in Arabic.
Ms. Deandar is responsible for supporting the operations and logistics team across the Markets Group portfolio of 51 events. Prior to Markets Group she held positions within the Efficient Energy divisions at Johnson Controls, Ingersoll Rand and Vitro Corporativo Mexico. She earned a BA Degree in International Business from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon and is an MBA candidate at Universidad Tecmilenio. Additionally, she is certified in Project Management from the PMI and the Manhattan Institute of Management. Ms. Deandar is originally from Monterrey, Mexico and is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Mr. Schwarten is responsible for Delegate relations within the Private Equity Group. Prior to LM, he studied Spanish Business and International Affairs, with an emphasis in Latin America earning a B.A. degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO. Additionally, Mr. Schwarten is a Connecticut native and is proficient in Spanish.
Mr. Schwarten may be contacted for participation in our Private Equity meetings in Latin America, Brazil and the US.
Mr. Flynn is responsible for business development within the Energy and Infrastructure Projects Group. Prior to joining LM, he was a Business Development Manager in Santiago, Chile for the Events division at BNamericas. Additionally, Mr. Flynn earned a BA in Business Administration from the University of Illinois and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Mr. Flynn may be contacted for participation in our Energy, Infrastructure, and Mining Summits in Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Panama.
Mr. Grullon is responsible for delegate relations within the Energy & Infrastructure Project Group. Prior to Latin Markets, Mr. Grullon was a Vice President for JP Morgan Chase and a Relationship Specialist for the International company Citigroup. Mr. Grullon graduated from Syracuse University with a concentration in International Business and is driven by his passion to make a difference in the Latino Community.
Mr. Grullon may be contacted for participation in the Energy and Infrastructure Projects series.
Mr Vergara is responsible for Sponsor relationships for the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Projects. Prior to Markets Group he was a Business Development manager for Mexico at Reed Exhibitions and Regional Sales Manager for Latin America at Net2Phone.
Mr Vergara is a Civil Engineer from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia and earned an MBA degree in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University.
Mr. Vergara may be contacted for participation in our Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Summits in Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Panama.
Mr. Zajas is an Associate responsible for Client Relations for the Private Wealth Group. Prior to Markets Group he was a Customer Relationship Manager at Bank of America. Mr. Zajas holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.
Mrs. Juliana is responsible for supporting Markets Group's digital marketing initiatives. She assists the firm in the building and maintaining of strategic local and international institutional and media partners. Prior to joining Markets Group, she lived in Brazil and Spain where she gained experience working as Marketing Coordinator and Senior Business Analyst. She holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration from UNIVALI and a M.A.S. in Economics and Business Administration from Universidad de La Rioja and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.
Ms. Perez is a NY native responsible for supporting Markets Group's digital marketing initiatives. She assists the firm in the building and maintaining of strategic local and international
institutional and media partners for the Energy and Mining groups. Prior to joining Markets Group, Ms. Perez worked in the Marketing and Communications department at PENCIL, an education-based nonprofit. Ms. Perez graduated with a BA in Radio/TV/Film Communications, as well as Spanish Media and Communications from Marist College.
Mr. Low is born and raised from Brooklyn, NY but both of his parents are from Guyana. He is currently responsible for various graphic design projects for Markets Group. Prior to joining Markets Group, Mr. Low was working as a Junior Graphic Designer for OTRIAD Digital Marketing Solutions. Mr. Low studied Psychology at Syracuse University but his true passion was in the creative field.
Mr. Bauco is responsible for designing and implementing the business, marketing, editorial and sales strategy for the Energy and Infrastructure division of Latin Markets; The Energy & Infrastructure Project Series unites leading public and private sector investors, governments, and world-class service providers on new investment & development opportunities across Latin America’s rapidly expanding energy and infrastructure markets. He focuses his time on identifying, developing and delivering communications solutions for international and local investors, concessionaries and EPC’s across energy, transport, water, social, telecom and agriculture infrastructure in Latin America. Prior to joining LM, Mr. Bauco held management roles with Business News Americas, Terrapinn and Euromoney. Mr. Bauco earned a B.A. in English from Fordham University.
Mr. Bauco may be contacted for participation in the Mexico Capital Projects & Infrastructure Summit, the Peru Capital Projects & Infrastructure Summit, and the Colombia Capital Projects & Infrastructure Summit.
Kevin Simon is responsible for sponsor partnerships and client development within the Hedge Fund Group division. He aligns Hedge Funds with institutional and private investors to raise capital for fund managers. Prior to joining Markets Group, he has held various positions in the fields of hospitality, entrepreneurship and finance fueling his own business endeavors and helping business clientele achieve planned objectives.
Born in Brooklyn NY, he attended the State University at Buffalo and majored in Biological Sciences with a focus in Biotechnology.
Kevin may be contacted for participation in our hedge fund forums.
Mr. Browne is Head of the Latam Private Wealth Group and manages the series of Markets Group Latin American private wealth focused forums .
Prior to Markets Group, Mr. Browne was an emerging markets sales trader across multiple asset classes at Planner Securities, a Brazilian broker dealer in NYC. His experience in connecting international clients to the Latin American markets space has given him unique insight into the connectivity, trading, and regulatory issues of broker dealers, hedge funds, institutional investors and technology firms entering emerging markets and how best access these markets. Before that he was a fixed income broker at O’Brien & Sheppard, as well as a trader for PaineWebber's Wealth Management Private Client Group where he focused on fixed income asset allocation. Mr. Browne has a BBA in Finance from Loyola University in Baltimore. He holds a series 7, 53 and has held a series 63. Additionally, Mr. Browne is proficient in Portuguese.
Mr. Browne may be contacted for participation in all Latam Private Wealth Forums.
Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the management and industry relationships at US Markets. She focuses her time identifying US and international asset managers and service providers that aide US state, public and corporate pension funds increase efficiencies and investment returns. In addition to over 10 years of running C level financial investments events internationally, Kim has worked in institutional sales and marketing at Bear Stearns and JP Morgan. Ms. Griffiths graduated with an associate degree from St. Johns University.
Ms. Grieg is responsible for the production of the firm’s private equity focused events in the Americas. Prior to Latin Markets she worked in event production in South America, Europe, and the across the US. She has also worked as an independent consultant, providing marketing, management and translation services for clients throughout Europe and the US. Ms. Grieg earned a BS in International Business with a concentration in Marketing, and a double minor in Spanish and Political Science from Bryant University where she received a scholarship as a member of the varsity track & field team. Additionally Ms. Grieg is fluent in Spanish and has a fundamental level of Portuguese.
Ms. Grieg can be contacted for participation in The Private Equity Latin America Forum, The Private Equity Andean Forum, and The Private Equity Brazil Forum.
Ms. Meyer is responsible for the production of US Markets institutional investor programs and investor relations. Prior to joining US Markets, she worked on coordinating the event logistics for pharmaceutical meetings and conferences. Ms. Meyer received a degree in Hotel Administration from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
Mr. Collado is responsible for delegate relationships and specializes in business development with funds within the Private Equity Group. Prior to LM, Mr. Collado was involved in Business to Business sales at W.B Mason Company INC. Mr. Collado earned a BA from Stony Brook University in Sociology with a concentration in Statistical Research Methods. Additionally, Mr. Collado is from New York and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Mr. Collado may be contacted for participation in all Private Equity events.
Maria Paris is responsible for the production and development for the Latin American Institutional Investors series in Markets Group.
Prior to joining Markets Group, she was Project Manager for Guidepoint Global, LLC, an expert network servicing the financial community. During this position, Ms. Paris worked closely with private equity clients and institutional investors from the US and Latin America.
Ms. Paris earned a B.A. in International Studies with a minor in Journalism from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. She is a native from Venezuela and is fluent in English and Spanish.
Ms. Paris may be contacted for participation in the Institutional Investors Forum series in Latin America.
Ms. Rodríguez is a Venezuelan journalist responsible for building and maintaining relationships with media and institutional partnerships. Prior to joining Markets Group, Maria Alicia gained experience implementing and coordinating public relations events and marketing activities in the Venezuelan business market with global brands such as Coca-Cola,BMW and American Airlines. Ms. Rodriguez has been in the marketing and communications field for over 10 years and holds a Social Communication degree from the Bicentennial University of Aragua and an Organizational Communication Masters Degree from Andres Bello Catholic University in Caracas. Additionally, Ms. Rodriguez is fluent in Spanish.
Ms. Tatis is a Colombian national, responsible for investor relations for the Latam Private Wealth Group. Prior to joining Markets Group, she held positions as a Hewlett Packard Product Manager for Polux Suministros, a technology company in Colombia, and a Jobber Supplies for Hewlett Packard Colombia. Ms. Tatis holds a BS degree in Business Communications and Publicity from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia. Ms Tatis is fluent in Spanish.
Ms. Tatis may be contacted for participation in the Latam Private Wealth Group Forums.
Ms. Gorlatova is part of the Markets Group Hedge Fund Investor team with responsibility for Institutional Investor and Family Office relations in the US Pacific Region, Midwest and New York. Prior to joining Markets Group, Ms. Gorlatova worked as a Research Associate at Euromoney Institutional Investor. Ms. Gorlatova earned a Bachelor in Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Investments.
Ms. Gorlatova can be contacted for investor participation in the Hedge Fund Investor Meetings in San Francisco, Chicago and New York.
Mrs. Lima-Mayland is originally from São Paulo, Brazil and has been living in New York since 2008. She is responsible for leading the Private Equity Group at Latin Markets, the premier provider of fundraising support for international private equity funds looking to raise capital, or allocate to, Latin America. Prior to this role, she has over 10 years of experience in the financial services and public relations industries. She held positions as Director of Marketing, Relationship Manager, Branch Head, Project Director and Public Relations at Guayaba Capital, Citi, Santander, State Government of Sao Paulo and Symnetics. Ms. Lima-Mayland received a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Faculdade Cásper Líbero in São Paulo.
Mrs. Endres is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and moved to the United States in 2012. She is responsible for Sponsorship Sales & Client Development within the Latam Private Wealth Group. Prior to Markets Group, she has over 15 years experience overseeing sales conferences for companies in the beverage, cosmetic, and database management industries. Mrs. Endres is also fluent in Portuguese.
Mr. Watson is responsible for Institutional Investor Relations at US Markets & The US Markets Editorial Review. Prior to joining US Markets, Mr. Watson worked at a Wall Street Investment Banking Firm raising capital for corporate clients & conducting PIPE Deals and Blocktrades for institutional clients. Mr. Watson also worked on the analytical side of deal flow as an Underwriter. Currently Mr. Watson holds his Series 7, 63,& 65. Mr. Watson is currently studying for the GMAT exam.
Peter Vasilescu is responsible for Markets Group’s technical infrastructure and online operations.
He brings experience providing software and hardware solutions to business problems and opportunities.
Peter has earned a Computer Engineering degree from the NJ Institute of Technology, and a minor in Management.
Mr.Walder is responsible for Institutional Investor Relations at US Markets. Prior to joining US Markets, Mr.Walder supported a Morgan Stanley Global Wealth Management Team in the areas of marketing, client services, and compliance. Mr.Walder also interned at a Forex and Futures Wall Street brokerage firm. Mr.Walder earned a B.B.A. in Finance from Queens College.
Mr. Salsinha is an Associate at Latin Markets specializing in business development with funds, developers, law firms, investment banks and advisors. He graduated from Hofstra University with a BA in International Business and a minor in Marketing. Previously, he held positions at Merrill Lynch and Samuel Shapiro & Company. Mr. Salsinha is a native of New York and is fluent in Portuguese and conversational in both Spanish and French.
Mr. Salsinha may be contacted for participation in the Private Equity Brazil Forum.
Ms. Machado is originally from Brazil and is responsible for building and maintaining strategic international institutional & media partnerships and also for supporting Markets Group's digital marketing initiatives. Prior to joining Markets Group, Ms. Machado worked in the International Commerce Management at Banco do Brasil as analyst. Ms. Machado graduated with a BA in International Relations and is fluent is Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Mr. Raleigh is responsible for financial management and strategic planning for Markets Group. Prior to MG, he held financial and management positions at Progressive Insurance. Mr. Raleigh graduated with honors in Political Science at Kent State University in Ohio.
Mr. Mallon is responsible for Sponsor Relationships and Client Development within the Private Wealth Forum Group. Prior to Markets Group, he spent two years at a full service wealth advisory firm and gained valuable experience in the financial service industry. Mr. Mallon graduated from Babson College with an entrepreneurial mindset in 2012 and obtained a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in economics.
Mr. Mallon may be contacted for participation in our Private Wealth forums in the United States
Tony Patryn is responsible for the creation of marketing materials used both online and in print for Markets Group.
Prior to joining the team, Mr. Patryn was Creative Director for OTRIAD Digital Marketing in NYC and Junior Art Director for Brierton Design in Chicago, in which he was an essential asset to the company winning multiple awards for integrated marketing campaigns.
Mr. Patryn hold an Associates Degree of Applied Sciences in Graphic Design and Multimedia from Westwood College of Technology, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Columbia College in Chicago.
Mr. Smith is responsible for the marketing of US events at Markets Group. Prior to joining the company, he was a freelance graphic designer, strategist, and copywriter. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and more recently earned his Master of Science in Marketing from American University in Washington, D.C., his hometown.
Ms. Lima is a Brazilian native from Rio de Janeiro and is responsible for supporting the marketing team building international partnerships and operation supports.
Prior to joining Markets Group, Ms. Lima worked in the Sales and Events area of Alltour America NY coordinating events with brands as Santander, Avon and Fiat. Ms. Lima also have 5 years experience doing Sales in Itau Bank S.A, the largest Latin America Brank. Ms. Lima graduated with BA in Business from Estacio de Sa University in Brazil.
Additionally, is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Ms. Rodriguez is responsible for production and development for the Mining series within the Energy and Infrastructure Projects Group.
She holds a BA degree in International Businesses from Universidad del Norte, Colombia and studied at the American Language Program from Columbia University in the city of New York.
Prior to joining LM, she worked for the Chamber of Commerce in Barranquilla, coordinating public relations events, marketing and logistics of the biggest business forum organized in the Atlantic Region. Additionally, Ms. Rodriguez is fluent in Spanish.
Ms. Rodriguez can be contacted by phone or email for speaking opportunities in the Peru and Colombia Mining Summits.
Mr. Tolentino is responsible for the client relationships within the Institutional Investors Group. Prior to LM, Mr. Tolentino was involved in business development at LatinFinance. Mr. Tolentino earned a B.A. in Mathematics & Business Finance from Saint Rose College in Albany NY, where he also played 4 years of Baseball.
Mr. Tolentino is a native of New York, with origins from the Dominican Republic. He is fluent in Spanish and English. Mr. Tolentino may be contacted for participation in our Institutional Investors Forums.
Ms. Schmithalter is responsible for the marketing, communications and production support for the Energy and Infrastructure Projects Group.
Prior to joining LM, she worked for Maxus Energy Corp, a subsidiary of YPF, Argentina’s most important Oil and Gas Company, as an Accounting/Financial Analyst. Ms. Schmithalter graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas with a double major in Accounting and Finance. Additionally, Ms. Schmithalter is fluent in Spanish and English.
Mr. Frank oversees all hedge fund activity at Latin Markets and leads the hedge fund team, focused on fostering collaboration between institutional investors and hedge fund managers throughout the Americas. Previously, he directed investor education platforms and industry relations in Peru, Chile and the United States. Prior to LM he held positions at the American Hospital in Tbilisi and the Strategic Research Center in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. Mr. Frank earned a BA with Great Distinction in Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is fluent in Spanish.
Mr. Frank may be contacted for participation in our Hedge Fund investor meetings in Rio de Janeiro and New York.
Mr. Coba is responsible for client relationships and capital raising efforts in the institutional investment sector for US and international investment banks, hedge funds and other asset managers. He focuses his time helping managers build relationships with US state, public and corporate pension funds, endowments and foundations to aid them in increasing efficiencies and investment returns. Prior to joining US Markets, Mr. Coba held a variety of positions with some of the world’s leading sales, marketing, and event management firms working with high net worth clients and C - level executives for business conferences, private charter aviation and overall business development. Mr. Coba attended New Jersey Institute of Technology and majored in International Business and Marketing.
Mr. Mark is responsible for Investor Relations at US Markets. Prior to US Markets, Mr. Mark worked within the Investor Relations team at MacKenzie Partners and as an intern at UBS. Mr. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Boston University and is also currently completing the Level 2 requirements of a CFA Charter.
Mr. Mark may be contacted for participation in any of our regional institutional investor forums.