Gregorio Schneider

Founder│ Managing Partner │ Chief Investment Officer

Email: gschneider@tclatam.com

Gregorio Schneider is the Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of TC Latin America Partners. Prior to forming TC Latin America Partners, Mr. Schneider was Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets at Och-Ziff Capital Management. During his tenure at Och-Ziff, Mr. Schneider was responsible for building the firm’s capabilities, strategic relationships and investment portfolio in Latin America and Eastern Europe. Gregorio led the origination, evaluation and due diligence of investment opportunities in different public and private strategies, including equity, credit, distressed assets and real estate.Prior to joining Och-Ziff, Mr. Schneider was the Portfolio Manager responsible for Emerging Markets special situation investments at The Rohatyn Group.

Mr. Schneider also worked at Spinnaker Capital, Credit Agricole Indosuez and the real estate division of Banamex.Gregorio has served on the boards of various Latin American companies and has been recognized by the World Economic Forum for his work with developing countries. He is a member of the Board of Qualitas of Life Foundation, The Provivah Donor Fund and the Columbia University Business School Social Enterprise Program. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) and received his M.B.A. from Columbia University Business School.

Daniel Grunberg

Founder│ Managing Partner

Email: dgrunberg@tclatam.com

Daniel Grunberg is a Founder and Managing Partner of TC Latin America Partners. Prior to forming TC Latin America Partners, Mr. Grunberg was a member of the Emerging Markets group at Och-Ziff Capital Management, where he helped to manage and structure the firm’s emerging market investments. Prior to joining Och-Ziff, Mr. Grunberg worked alongside Mr. Schneider at The Rohatyn Group, where he structured and executed transactions in Latin America.

Prior to The Rohatyn Group, Mr. Grunberg was General Counsel at Sojitz Corporation of America (formerly Nissho Iwai American Corporation), a global Japanese trading company with offices and operations across Latin America. While at Sojitz, Mr. Grunberg was involved with a private debt and equity portfolio that included real estate assets in Brazil, Chile, Mexico and the U.S., and was also involved in the restructuring and sale of various companies and assets located in the region.

Prior to joining Sojitz, Mr. Grunberg was an Executive Director at Illinova Generating Company (now Dynegy) where he developed power generation projects in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. Mr. Grunberg was also a Director of Termoflores, a gas-fired power plant in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Mr. Grunberg holds a Law degree from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela, a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from Universidad Central de Venezuela, a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, a Master in Law from Fordham University and a Master of Philosophy from New York University.

Francisco Covarrubias

Partner | Country Manager – Mexico

Email: fcovarrubias@tclatam.com

Francisco Covarrubias is TC Latin America Partners’ Country Manager for Mexico. He brings over 15 years of financial, operational and legal experience in the US and Latin America. Prior to joining TC Latin America Partners, Mr. Covarrubias worked for more than 7 years at Kimco Realty Corporation, where he was responsible for business development and portfolio management of Kimco’s Latin American division. Before Kimco, Mr. Covarrubias held several business development and financial planning positions at Dell, Inc. Earlier in his career, he worked at the law offices of Ritch, Heather & Mueller, in Mexico City, where he specialized in M&A, private equity, and real estate law.

Mr. Covarrubias holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a law degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

Luis A. Santana

Chief Financial Officer

Email: lsantana@tclatam.com

Luis A. Santana is the Chief Financial Officer of the Manager. Mr. Santana has 10 years of experience in private equity accounting and operations.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Santana was a financial controls manager for private equity at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, where he was responsible for operations and reporting for several private equity funds with AUM in excess of US$2 billion. While at Och-Ziff, Mr. Santana worked on fund accounting, reporting and valuation for a portfolio of over one hundred investments in the real estate, consumer, energy and technology sectors. Mr. Santana was also responsible for the development of processes and procedures around financial controls, treasury management, valuation, reporting and technology. Prior to Och-Ziff, Mr. Santana was a manager in the fund services group at Bank of New York-Mellon, where he helped oversee large hedge fund clients.

Mr. Santana holds a BBA in Finance, with honors, from Baruch College.

Daniel Gáfaro

Project Management Director

Email: dgafaro@tclatam.com

Daniel Gáfaro is the Manager’s Project Management Director. Mr. Gáfaro is responsible for site management, budget planning and control, schedule progress, infrastructure and quality control.

During his 11+ years of experience in real estate and construction management, Mr. Gáfaro has managed projects with a total aggregate investment of US$200 million. Mr. Gáfaro has a BS in Civil Engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota and is a Certified Project Manager from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Alejandro Fernandez

Project Manager

Email: afernandez@tclatam.com

Alejandro Fernandez works in the Project Management division at TC Latin America Partners. Mr. Fernandez is responsible for site management, budget planning and control, schedule progress, infrastructure and quality control. In his seven years of experience, Mr. Fernandez has participated in various real estate, infrastructure and mining projects.

Mr. Fernandez holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and is certified as a Project Manager Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Antonio Baez

Vice President

Email: abaez@tclatam.com

Antonio Baez is a Vice President in the Mexico City office of the Manager. Prior to joining the Manager, Mr. Baez worked for eight years as a relationship and financial manager at Grupo Frisa, a well known industrial and commercial developer in Mexico. He was responsible for commercial, industrial, residential, mixed used and special projects of the company. During his time at Grupo Frisa, Mr. Baez closed over US$450MM in transactions. He was involved in the establishment of several joint ventures with local and international partners, and participated in the development of more than 20 projects representing 13MM+ square feet.

Before Grupo Frisa, Mr. Baez worked for Banamex Citigroup in the investment and business divisions.

Mr. Baez holds an MBA from Universidad del Valle de Mexico and a BS in finance with a specialty in corporate finance from Escuela Bancaria Comercial in Mexico City.

Guillermo Casaretto

Vice President

Email: gcasaretto@tclatam.com

Guillermo Casaretto is a Vice President at TC Latin America Partners. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Casaretto worked as a Senior Associate in the Project & Acquisition Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions groups at Credicorp Capital–regional investment bank with presence in Chile, Colombia and Peru–where he led transaction execution and advisory to companies in a wide range of sectors such as infrastructure, real estate and retail, among others. Prior to Credicorp Capital, Mr. Casaretto worked as an Associate in the Corporate Strategy group at Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE: BAP) and at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the Chilean office.

Mr. Casaretto holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s The Kellogg School of Management–which honored him with the FC Austin Scholarship, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, institution from which he graduated with honors.

Juan Camilo Castaño

Vice President

Email: jcastano@tclatam.com

Juan Camilo Castaño is a Vice President in the Bogota office of the Manager.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Castaño worked for six years at Estrategias Corporativas, a leading investment bank boutique in Bogota, where he was involved in Mergers and Acquisitions and strategic advisory to companies across various sectors.
Mr. Castaño holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and one in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

Alejandro Ruiz

Vice President

Email: aruiz@tclatam.com

Alejandro Ruiz is a Vice President at TC Latin America Partners. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ruiz was Director of Business Development at Apiros, a large developer in Colombia, where he was responsible for sourcing and structuring real estate investment opportunities across all asset types. Prior to Apiros, Mr. Ruiz worked at Grupo Gradeco, Construcciones Arrecife and Grama Construcciones, where he specialized in project management and project finance. Mr. Ruiz has participated in real estate investments worth over US$650 million and is currently an Associate Professor of the Engineering Faculty at the Javeriana University.

Alejandro received an MPhil in Real Estate Finance from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia, where he graduated with honors.

Juliana Soto

Vice President

Email: jsoto@tclatam.com

Juliana Soto is a Vice President at TC Latin America Partners. Her main responsibility is to handle new projects analysis, asset management and due diligence. Prior to joining TC Latin America Partners, Ms. Soto was an investment banking analyst for Santander Investments and Inverlink S.A., a Colombian investment banking boutique firm.

Ms. Soto holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (CESA) in Bogota, Colombia and a Master of Science in Real Estate Finance and Investments from New York University.

Christopher Navas

Assistant Controller

Email: cnavas@tclatam.com

Christopher Navas is an Assistant Controller at TC Latin America Partners. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Navas worked as an Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), where he worked for two years in PwC’s Alternative Investment Funds Practice in New York and six years in the San Juan, Puerto Rico Assurance Practice.

Mr. Navas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Puerto Rico and is a Certified Public Accountant in the New York and Puerto Rico State Boards of Accountancy.

Gabriela Airaldi

Analyst

Email: gairaldi@tclatam.com

Gabriela Airaldi is an Analyst at TC Latin America Partners. Prior to joining the firm, Gabriela worked at the IFC World Bank Group as an Investment Analyst for the Andean region, developing debt and equity investments and managing portfolio projects. Prior to the IFC, Gabriela worked as a Corporate Finance Analyst at the regional investment bank, Credicorp Capital, structuring loans for corporate clients.

Gabriela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacífico and has passed level I of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification.

Felipe Croitoru

Analyst

Email: fcroitoru@tclatam.com

Felipe Croitoru is an Analyst at TC Latin America Partners. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Croitoru worked as an analyst at Colombian-based private equity firm, MAS Equity Partners, where he managed the investment pipeline and analyzed the feasibility of new investment opportunities.

Mr. Croitoru holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Diego Gomez

Analyst

Email: dgomez@tclatam.com

Diego Gomez is an Analyst at TC Latin America Partners, where he previously worked as an intern. He supports the team in activities related to due diligence, project analysis and asset management.

Mr. Gomez holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia.

Patricio Sotres

Analyst

Email: psotres@tclatam.com

Patricio Sotres is an Analyst at TC Latin America Partners. Prior to joining TC, Patricio worked for VACE Partners, an investment banking boutique, where he was primarily involved in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Prior to VACE Partners, Mr. Sotres was an analyst in the Investment Banking division of BBVA Bancomer.

Patricio holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico. Additionally, he completed coursework concentrated in finance at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.