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2024 Latino Achievers

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Alexander Fuente

Managing Director, Head of Treasury Markets North America and Deputy U.S. Treasurer

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Alex Fuente is the Head of Treasury Markets for North America and Deputy U.S. Treasurer. He oversees the management of liquidity, interest rate and FX risks for banking books within BNPP’s North American platform. Alex joined BNPP in 2005 after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He was born in Miami, FL to parents who emigrated from Cuba. He serves as a co-Executive Sponsor for BNPP’s HOLA ERG and CUNY Global Finance Fellowship program. Alex is eager to support the growth and development of fellow Latinos, and further advance BNPP’s DEI ambitions. 

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Andrea Pincus 

Executive Director and Associate General Counsel

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Andrea is an Executive Director and Associate General Counsel in Santander’s US Corporate & Investment Banking division. A native New Yorker, Andrea began her legal career as a public defender at the Legal Aid Society and throughout years as a law firm partner and in-house attorney has continued to provide pro bono legal services and volunteer for mission-driven nonprofits. Andrea is a member of Santander’s Pro Bono Committee and is also a Chapter Leader of EmpowHER, Santander’s Women’s Network, dedicated to the development, empowerment, and growth of women. Andrea serves as EmpowHER’s New York/New Jersey Volunteer Lead, coordinating volunteering opportunities through which Santander employees contribute meaningfully to the larger communities in which they work. 

She has a BA from Yale University, where she graduated magna cum laude, and a JD from NYU School of Law where she was a Root Tilden Public Interest Scholar. A life-long volunteer, Andrea runs a monthly food pantry program in lower Manhattan, volunteers for voter protection during national elections, and supports educational programs for youth. Andrea also serves on the Board of LSA Family Health Service, a local nonprofit that works with the most vulnerable families in East Harlem, New York, by meeting basic needs for food, education, healthcare, and housing - as well as the acute needs of recent immigrants and asylum seekers.

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Carlos Pardo Martin 

Partner

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Carlos is a Partner at McKinsey, where he leads the Medicaid practice and works with organizations dedicated to children and adult mental health. Through this role, he brings innovations to improve healthcare for the most vulnerable populations in the United States. Carlos leads McKinsey’s Hispanic and Latino Network in NY, and has recently joined the board of the United Hospital Fund. 

Carlos serves both national and regional payers, Medicaid-managed care organizations (MCO), healthcare providers, and safety-net hospital systems in areas of corporate strategy, growth, organizational transformation, talent, and operations. He is primarily focused on corporate strategy and strategic transformations of payer health plans.

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Carlos Sanchez 

Managing Director

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Mr. Sanchez is responsible for running new issues/syndicate transactions across Equities, Corporates and Structured Products. He has over 40 years’ experience as a Syndicate Manager, Capital Markets Banker, and new issue Trader. Prior to joining CastleOak Securities, Mr. Sanchez held syndicate positions at Utendahl Capital Partners, L.P. and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities. Mr. Sanchez studied Business Administration and Architecture at the New York Institute of Technology. He holds FINRA series 7, 79 and 63 licenses. Within his community, Carlos has and continues to mentor young students and professionals.

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Diana Mendez 

Chief Operations Officer

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Diana Mendez, Chief Operations Officer at CyberQRT, is awarded for her exemplary leadership in managing technical programs for sensitive customers. Her keen ability to identify issues, enhance processes, and implement automation has significantly bolstered our defense and intelligence operations, safeguarding critical data and ensuring operational efficiency.

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Eddy Angélica Encinales 

Chief Of Staff

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Eddy Angélica Encinales is Chief of Staff to the CEO at Cabrera Capital Markets. In this role, she supports the CEO in managing his priorities and external engagements, and serves as a strategic advisor, ensuring his vision is implemented efficiently across the organization. Previously, Eddy worked at the Aspen Institute on multiple divisions focused on family prosperity, and on wealth creation for the Latino community. 

Eddy was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, and moved to New Jersey as a child. She graduated from New York University (NYU) with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics. She serves on the Junior Board of Iskali, a Chicagoland faith-based organization for young people, and is a proud Aspen Institute Ricardo Salinas Scholar. 

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Manager

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Esteban Lopez 

Esteban is a Manager in EY’s FSO Transfer Pricing (FSO TP) group in New York City. He is an experienced consultant primarily serving alternative asset managers, private equity firms, REITs, and FinTech companies. 

Esteban is a licensed CPA by the New York State Board of Accountancy, has  a FinTech certification from Columbia University, and is pursuing a  part-time MS in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Drexel University.

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Juan Arbelaez 

Director

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Juan Arbelaez is a Director at SMBC’s Loan Capital Markets Origination Group. He focuses on the origination, structuring and syndication of loan financings for power and infrastructure projects, corporates, and financial institutions from Latin America. 

Juan immigrated from Colombia to Stamford, Connecticut with his family over 20 years ago, where he completed high school, attended Norwalk Community College, and subsequently earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Connecticut. As a young immigrant, Juan benefited tremendously from community programs and advocates that guided him through his educational development. As a way to pay it forward, Juan continues to be involved with these organizations that help ensure students have the necessary tools to maximize their potential.

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Kiki Manzur 

Associate

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Kiki is an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton’s Latin America practice. Her work focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financing, capital markets, corporate governance and other corporate transactions in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Kiki is proud of her international work and experience, and at Cleary has worked at the New York, Buenos Aires and Paris offices. Prior to joining Cleary, Kiki worked at a boutique immigration law firm, and Kiki’s pro bono practice at Cleary has included representation of asylum seekers. She has a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from Yale Law School. 

Kiki has always been heavily involved in Latinx spaces and leadership and mentorship roles, including as co-Liaison for Cleary’s Latinx Affinity Group, President of the International Community @ YLS, and Vice-President of Yale Law School’s Latinx Law Students Association. Kiki was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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Krystle Moya 

Project Specialist

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Krystle Moya is a Project Specialist on the Operational Self-Assessment team at Con Edison. She specializes in assisting cross-functional teams make discoveries and optimize workflows. Krystle is also experienced at managing customer relationships through advocacy, community events, conferences, and emergency situations. She has found the best solutions emerge from teamwork, collaborative environments, and strategic thinking. Krystle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New York University (NYU). 

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Luis Villarreal 

State and Local Tax Associate

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Mr. Luis Villarreal graduated in 2022 with a degree in Accounting from Baruch College (CUNY). Luis first started with KPMG as an Embark intern in 2021. The Embark internship is a rotational internship throughout the functions KPMG has to offer specifically targeted to minority students. After interning for a second year, Luis joined the state and local tax team in fall 2023. In 2023, Luis also completed a master’s in accounting and all CPA examinations. As an Embark intern, Luis was awarded for his ideas on how to improve the internship experience for the firm in a capstone project. Since joining the firm, he has been an active member in our SOMOS BRG, a business resource group for our Hispanic and Latino professionals. He has also been active in DEI activities and volunteering opportunities.

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Megan Hogan

Chief Diversity officer & Global Head of Talent

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Megan is the Global Head of Talent and Chief Diversity Officer at Goldman Sachs. In this role, she is responsible for driving the firm’s development, retention and growth strategies, strengthening the leadership pipeline and ensuring the firm’s workforce reflects the diversity of its clients and communities. Megan is a member of the Human Capital Management Global Leadership Group, the Vendor Diversity Steering Group and One Million Black Women Steering Committee. 

Prior to joining the firm, Megan worked as a litigation associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP covering white collar, insurance, and complex commercial cases and trials. During that period, she dedicated significant time to pro bono cases, primarily representing immigrants seeking asylum and refugee status. Megan is the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Stephen Gaynor School and an Advisory Board member for the Center on Race, Law & Justice at Fordham University School of Law.

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Nancy Anderson

Assistant Vice President

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Nancy Anderson is an experienced professional with 14 years in the insurance industry, currently specializing in risk management and insurance brokerage within the dynamic realm of life sciences. In her current role as assistant vice president in Aon’s life sciences practice, she is responsible for the preparation and development of complex insurance portfolios and strategic risk management resolutions on behalf of the insured. The engagements typically involve data & analytics, products and clinical trial liability, property and casualty programs, and mergers & acquisitions. 

Nancy serves as national co-chair for Aon’s Latinos Professional Network, leading and uniting a community of more than 200 like-minded individuals towards a more diverse and inclusive future within the company. She is also a volunteer educator at the National Association of Insurance Professionals, Inc. empowering young adults with knowledge about the intricate world of insurance. As a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, Nancy co-founded an infusion center that implements a comprehensive and evidence-based suite of services to help patients suffering from severe and treatment-resistant depression. 

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Pablo Fleitas 

Investment Banking Associate

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Pablo is an Investment Banking Associate in Citi’s Media & Telecom group. Born in Asunción, Paraguay, he is a citizen of Paraguay and America. In 2023, he graduated with an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, where he was a Toigo fellow. He also holds an M.Sc. in Economics from the KU Leuven in Belgium. Prior to Citi, he held roles at Mizuho and Cadiem. He enjoys sailing on the Hudson and playing the guitar.

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Rey Pacheco 

Chief Technology Officer

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Mr. Rey Pacheco serves as the Chief Technology Officer for Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc. He has over 27 years of IT experience with companies in the Telecommunications, Legal and Finance industries. Rey joined the Ramirez organization in 2011, managing the firm’s network and server infrastructure prior to taking over leadership of the IT department in 2015. In addition to overseeing the firm’s IT infrastructure, Rey has played a key role in implementing and testing the firm’s cybersecurity policies and protocols to exceed industry guidelines. 

Prior to joining Ramirez, Rey held a key technology position at a firm which was involved in the launch of a trading solutions platform. There, he managed day-to-day IT operations and established and led business continuity planning initiatives. Rey studied Computer Information Management at Ashworth University in Georgia and Brokerage Operations at the New York Institute of Finance. Rey is proud of his Puerto Rican heritage and is an avid supporter of the NYPD Hispanic Society and Feeding America.

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Samantha Moctezuma 

Vice President - FP&A

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A financial expert with more than 15 years of industry experience, Samantha is the Vice President of financial planning and analysis for Verizon Business. In her role, she is responsible for short and long range strategic planning and investment optimization, leading a team of over 200 finance professionals. She is the co-founder of Verizon’s Women in Finance and a member of the Verizon Employee Resource Group for the Latino community (SOMOS). She is dedicated to the development, empowerment, and growth of diversity. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from St. John’s University and a Masters of Accounting from the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University.

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Teresa Cazares- Humble 

Managing Director

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Teresa Cazares-Humble is a Managing Director, and is the Business Development Leader for Executive Lines at Beecher Carlson. With more than 20 years of experience, she works with service teams to develop and validate corporate insurance programs, ensuring they align with customers’ financial strategy. As part of her passion to help others, Teresa mentors 20+ individuals through Beecher’s professional development program, participates as a mentor for the Women’s Team Resource Group for Brown & Brown and is an advisor on the Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging committee at Beecher Carlson. 

Teresa has led panels with New York RIMS, the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and the Corporate Liability, Travel Risk and Duty of Care conference. She has been a speaker at multiple insurers’ new employees/ interns programs, promoting a career in the insurance industry. She has also led a discussion for Business Insurance on “Career Development for Next Gen Brokers.” Teresa was named to Insurance Business America’s 2019 and 2021 Elite Women list. 

She holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the University of North Texas. 

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