Our Team


Our Team

Simon has been a leader in the business development and capital-raising fields for over 20 years. He has participated in over 1B USD in transactions as either an adviser or principal and has extensive experience working with both family offices, institutional and private investors and debt providers in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia including Fortis, Cheney and UniCredit. Fluent in Spanish and English, he did his undergraduate and post-graduate studies in business administration at Richmond College and Heriot-Watt University in the UK respectively.

Simon Sandoval

Founder and CEO

Vince Falbo

Managing Director

Vince boasts more than three decades of expertise spanning wealth and asset management, investment banking, and commercial management. His engagement with the natural resources sector extends beyond 15 years. His notable leadership roles include serving as Vice President, Commercial Director, and Global Sales Strategist at Citigroup Inc. Later, he held the position of Senior Vice President and Head of International Business at Calamos Investments LLP. Additionally, Vince took on the responsibilities for building out the international division as a Managing Director of Eaton Vance Management (International) Limited.

Norma has experience in project structuring and Investment Banking with a focus on energy, manufacturing and F&B projects in Latin America. She is also a specialist in Private Equity. She started her career at JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley in their NYC offices.   Norma is originally from Saltillo, Coahuila, a regular columnist at Forbes Magazine, and a trained economist from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Norma Canales

Partner Head Of Latin America Family Office Partnerships

Ariel Victoria

Managing Director Asia

Ariel is a seasoned finance executive with almost three decades of experience in finance and management, 20 years of which as a Chief Finance Officer (CFO). In his stint as CFO of Ginebra San Miguel, Inc. (GSMI) and later at Manila North Harbour Port, Inc.(MNHPI), he has led several fundraising initiatives for the various capital projects of these companies, including raising more than USD 170 Million for MNHPI’s Phase 1 Development program.

In his career as CFO of GSMI, he has successfully navigated the company from the effects of the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997-98 and the US Crisis in 2008, reducing the company’s receivables by as much as USD 50 Million. He has also led several business development initiatives including mergers and acquisitions, sale of companies and assets, manufacturing plant expansions, system implementations, and brand building. His skills include leadership, audit and risk management, organizational development, and negotiations. He has varied industry knowledge from FMCG, Manufacturing, Port Operations, Insurance, and I.T.

Mr. Victoria finished his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in Colegio De San Juan de Letran and completed the Management Development Program of the Asian Institute of Management. He also attended Executive Programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Irving has served for more of 38 years in several types of companies as privates, public and global, in areas of finance and accounting some as Elizondo Cantu, State Energy Company (named as CFE), Ernst & Young, State Government of Nuevo Leon, Bachoco, CYDSA. Wherever, he has given experience, assurance and compromise. Also, he has been responsible to works with teams to focus them to implement strategies to give results according its planning strategy. In the last 5 years he has advised several companies in the achievement of their strategic goals of sales and net profit with satisfactoriness results, also improving their high management and implementing corporate governance.

He has studies from the ITESM as certified public account (1982), Master in Business Administration (1984) and Master in Finance (1997). Also, he has several Diplomas, some of them as: Corporate Governance (2017), IFRS (2015), Government Accounting (2013), Supply Chain Management (1999), Stock Market Broker (1995), Performance Improvement Process (1993), Finance (1992). He has been Member of the Mexican Institute of public accountants (IMCP) and the Institute of public accountants of Nuevo Leon (ICPNL).

Irving has developed some projects as financial risk regulation auditing, financial risk advisory, Basilea II assessments, credit risk porfolio assessment. All of them in the financial sector in companies as Citigroup-Banamex, Protego Stock Brokers, Finamex Stock Brokers, Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal, Interacciones Stock Brokers, Bank of Tokio, American Express Bank, Bajio Bank, Principal Pension Funds, Banamex Insurane and Pension Funds, Santander Insurance & Stock Brokers, Afore MetLife Pension Funds, Prudencial Insurance, HSBC Insurance & Pension Funds, Invercap Stock Brokers.

Irving Alfredo González Esqueda

Managing Director Business Development