Ernesto is a seasoned CFO, having served multinationals on domestic & foreign assignments. He specializes in middle market enterprises and startup companies, thriving in a capacity as key partner to investors, CEOs and founders, with an emphasis on strategic planning and operations.
His recent focus has been in real estate construction & development and luxury hospitality, not to mention a multi-industry professional footprint in telecom, fast food restaurants, spirits & wine and beverages. Ernesto’s career portfolio with best-in-class brand companies, include work with Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, AT&T-Lucent Technologies, Burger King Corporation, Seagram Wine & Spirits and PepsiCo.
Ernesto’s depth of knowledge and executive leadership skills are especially suited to the needs of many of our Private Equity clients that may value the growth and scaling of their portfolio companies to complement their traditional M&A initiatives. He has been lauded for his ability to successfully launch and cultivate early-stage projects as an entrepreneurial CFO, working closely with Private Equity portfolio company partners.
Contract negotiation, cross-functional business integration, organizational optimization, treasury management and lender & private equity relations all comprise a key part of Ernesto’s core skillset, apart from experience with private placements & IPOs, tax restructuring, business process improvements and ERP solutions.
Ernesto was an Audit Manager with Deloitte & Touche, with their Financial Institutions and Real Estate practices for privately held and publicly traded companies. He is a CPA (Inactive) with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida International University.