Juan Carlos Zurita
Director, Chief Economist & Associate
Senior Portfolio Manager
Managing Partner TCG Infrastructure LLC
Is the founder and CEO of American Capital Financial Group, LLC. (ACFG). Mr. Zurita is a professional with 20 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. Mr. Zurita joined Banco de Guayaquil, Ecuador (1985-1992) as one of its executives where he garnered extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of international trade, structuring of financial products & services and negotiating banking deals.
In 2002, Mr. Zurita established and is currently the president of American Capital Financial Trading Corp., a company focused on US domestic and international financing, with the intention to offer solutions and products aimed primarily to the export and import industry.
Starting in 2008, Mr. Zurita established a second company, American Capital Asset Management, dedicated to the investment and management of real estate portfolios. In the same year, with the creation of American Capital Financial Group-ACFG- the company expanded its business mix to encompasses a full range of services, ranging from trade financing, asset and property management to consumer lending.
Mr. Zurita graduated from the Catholic University in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 1987, with a bachelor degree in economics.
Graduated from Vanderbilt University and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics & Business Administration and a minor in Portuguese in May of 2000. Other academic work includes courses in Economics from Harvard University and a certificate in Corporate Financial Strategies from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.
Anthony began his career at Lehman Brothers in June of 2000 as an Investment Representative in the Private Investment Management Division. He Specialized in Equities and Structured Products. He was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management Division from 2006 - 2014, where he advised, constructed and managed investment portfolios for High Net Worth Individuals and Institutional clients in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Anthony is a seasoned Banker, Financier, Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur and Advisor, who has been a founder, investor and operator in start-ups in the Real Estate, Hospitality, Consumer Goods, Media and Technology Industries. He is currently a Partner & Director of Recreo S.A. (www.recreocostarica.com), a high-end Boutique Resort in Costa Rica, developed since 2005 and launched in 2007. He is a Partner & Director of N-Vision Media Corporation, a Venture Capital Company, founded in 2006, that is focused on start-up and early stage Media and Technology companies, and a Partner & Director of GlobeMax Brands S.A., a broad ranged Consumer Products distributor founded in 2011.
Today, after honing his skills, aligning his focus and interests in alternative investments within the Financial and Business World, Anthony is the Founder & CEO of The Cannaregio Group. - TCG, LLC. is a subsidiary of The Cannaregio Group, a Private Investment and Advisory firm committed to bringing value and consistent returns to its Investors, Clients and Associates. Its purpose is to bridge the gap between goals and opportunities, providing tailored solutions and a dedicated approach to Investing in Private Equity, Credit, Venture Capital and Real Estate, along with an Advisory, Valuation & Capital Raising platform across the Globe.
Graduated from Suffolk University in December 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in business Administration with a major in Marketing and Finance.
Ms. Zurita Began her Professional career by joining the summer internship programs at American Capital as well as her last year of studies accomplishing a part time position as Media Planner at Hill Holliday. At this fully integrated Marketing agency she worked with clients such as Partners Healthcare, Great Wolf Lodge and Dunkin Donuts. Ms. Zurita’s responsibilities involved planning, and constructing Media Planning strategies.
She recently joined the American Capital team at the beginning of 2015 as Marketing Director and Analyst. Where she has taken upon her responsibility to manage new business and existing clients, as well as, attracting potential clients to the brand. At the same time, she joined TCG Capital where she serves as Marketing Director & Investment Analyst.
Mr. Vasconez graduated from Temple University’s Fox School of Business in December 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with Major in Finance and a Minor in Management Information Systems.
He started his professional career with two summer internships in Ecuador. In 2014, he worked for CIAUTO, a car assembly plant of the Chinese brand Great Wall Motors, as a Supply Chain Manager Assistant. At CIAUTO, he assured quality and on-time delivery by constantly interacting and visiting manufacturing plants of suppliers of critical parts of the assembly process such as seats, tires, exhaust systems, radios, among others. In 2015, Mr. Vasconez joined the summer internship program at Plasticaucho Industrial S.A., as a Data Analyst, where he developed a system of Key Performance Indicator’s to be reviewed by the company’s CEO and other top executives; Plasticaucho is one of Ecuador’s biggest manufacturer and seller of plastic, textile, and leather shoes and boots.
He joined TCG Capital in March of 2016 with the Financial Analyst position.
Mr. Sosa graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in September 2016 with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and a concentration in Web and Database Technologies. In May of 2013 he attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Temple University’s Fox School of Business, with Majors in Finance and International Business.
He started his professional career at a summer internship for the Hawk Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America organization. As a Business Manager, he managed inventory for the Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation shop, reviewed sales reports to account for all its transactions, and analyzed financial reports to account for the main operations of the Reservation’s Summer Program.
After starting his graduate studies in 2014 he worked as a Graduate Assistant at Saint Joseph’s University. Diego conducted weekly recitations for students to help reinforce their Java and Object Oriented Programming concepts and evaluated their programming assignments. He led a team of programmers to develop, “goTour,” a Node.js mobile and web application for creating interactive tours using tools such as: Google Maps and Matrix APIs, MongoDB, and Cordova. Additionally, as a team member of a group project he designed and developed an AngularJS module for a Graduate Student Application System, which received the “Best Web Project Award” among the Computer Science Department at Saint Joseph.
He joined TCG Capital in June of 2016 as a Software Developer Intern where worked in the development of a Financial Analysis module for the company’s in-house software and was later offered a full-time position as an IT Manager for the company’s IT Department.
Andres, graduated from Universidad de las Américas Quito, in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentration in Finance. He is a strategic and analytical finance, accounting and tax professional with 11+ years of experiences in accounting and tax reporting, financial analysis, and project management.
He worked for PriceWaterhouseCooper Ecuador as an Accounting and Tax Consulting Manager, were he focused on several companies of different industries like: Oil & Gas, Industrial companies, Pharma, Retail, insurance, among others; He was also in charge of Global Compliance Services in Ecuador working directly with the PwC world-wide team, Risk & Quality Champion for Ecuador operations and monthly forecasting of sales, account receivables and billing of his team.
Andres started his career working for IBM of Ecuador as a Treasury and Tax analyst managing bank accounts; payment systems and each entity conducting quarterly budgets, monthly, weekly and daily control; reconciliation of general ledger accounts related to treasury; preparation of monthly VAT and withholding taxes; support withholding percentage of regional and local foreign bill of goods and services and income tax of employees; reports regional tax issues, etc.
Andres joined TCG Capital in September 2016 as a Controller and Accountant of the group. His responsibilities include: Reconciliations of accounts; work on financial statement and reporting packages; perform all aspects of the general ledger and sub ledgers; compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to general ledger accounts; produce profit and loss summary; analyze financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital; prepare balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize current and projected company financial position; and prepare the monthly and yearly forecast of the companies.
Alberto Madero joined ACF as the CEO of ACF México in 2017, leading all commercial and operational activities for the company in México. He is currently in charge of managing all ACF operations and business relations in México, and is in direct contact with customers and financial institutions in the region. Mr. Madero has a wide experience working with a very diverse range of financing structures and multiple industries.
He started his career as a Financial Consultant for the Business Recovery Services division of PWC Mexico, where he has part of the team that lead Mexico’s most important restructuring process from 2008 to 2011. He then moved to General Electric where he held multiple finance and business managerial role overviewing Mexico and some Latin American Countries. Previous to joining ACF, he was CFO to one of American Express’ divisions in México.
Mr. Madero graduated from the IEST – Anahuac University with e bachelor in Business Administration with a major in Finance and holds an MBA degree from the University of Texas in Austin
Judith Rodriguez is the Office Manager / Human Resources for American Capital Financial Group. She specializes in organizing office operations to ensure effectiveness while maximizing cost efficiencies. She is also responsible for the delivery of Human Resources services, including recruiting, hiring, employee relations, Payroll and performance management functions.
Judith is an administrator with 11 years of experience with accounting and finance operative systems, as well as management of staff. Over the past 11 years, Judith has held various positions including Accounting, Accounts Receivables, Payroll Tax Support, and Client Services Manager.
Gonzalo Maldonado has an MA in Harvard University and an MBA in INCAE Business School. He is an awarded columnist at Diario El Comercio, Ecuador’s second largest newspaper, and contributor of many other specialized publications. Maldonado speaks, English, Spanish and German.
Gonzalo Maldonado has extensive experience in macroeconomic risk assessment, industrial analysis and corporate finance. He started his career as investment banker back in the year 2000, when he was part of the Salomon Smith Barney team that valued the utilities of the Ecuadorian electricity sector and produced major gains in efficiency for that industry and the economy in general. As result, Gonzalo was recruited by Provident Group, a New York based investment-banking boutique attending Central America and the Andean Region. Gonzalo lead several corporate finance deals in the agro industrial, food and financial sectors during his tenure there.
Currently, Mr. Maldonado is Chief Economist and member of the Board of Director at The Cannaregio Group. In such capacity he helps overseeing the systemic and non-systemic risks of our investments in the Latin American region.
Mr. Sottil graduated from Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting in 1991. Later on, he received a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 1999.
He started his career in 1991 at Sottil & Lopez Asociados, accounting firm that he co-founded, and where his main role was advising clients with tax strategies in a period where México was going through constant change in its tax code. Later on, he got the position of Senior Accounting Manager at Cementos Mexicanos SAB, where he was in charge of reporting monthly-consolidated results of operations used by senior management at the corporate offices in Houston, TX and Monterrey, Mexico. From 1999 to 2006, he worked for Lehman Brothers, where he managed investments for Mexican high net worth individuals and families. From 2006 to the present, Mr. Sottil has been working at Grupo Velas, where he formed and runs the family office and provides financial advisory and consulting services. Also, he served as a deputy board member for 3 years at Grupo Continental SAB and currently a board member of the Luis Sottil Foundation.
He is Founder and Managing Partner of CS Financial Group, a wealth management and advisory company that joined TCG Capital in May of 2015. Mr. Sottil is an Associate and Investment Representative for TCG Capital in Mexico.
Associate & Investment Representative
International Business Development Mexico