Meet our Team

Manuel Castro |

Education | BBVA – ICADE (Spain) and Executive MBA – The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (USA)

Experience | 30 + years of professional career in the financial services industry with executives responsinilities in M&A and corporate development, business development and innovation and risk management in several top European financial institutions. The positions include Global Head o Corporate Development, Global Chief Risk Officer and Global Executive Committee member for a top-10 global Bank. Member of the Board of Directors of top banks in Spain, México and Turkey and, currently, NED in several tech companies.

Passionate about simplicity and disrupting massive human decision processes using artificial intelligence to make them simple, accessible and scalable.

Luis Valdemoros |

Education | Industrial Engineer and CFA Candidate

Experiencie |+5 years experience as a Management Consultant in the Financial Sector.

His area of expertise is the end-to-end implementation of machine learning algorithms from a business perspective and has worked for the top 5 Spanish, Mexican & UK financial institutions.

He is an associate professor of Data Science & Machine Learning at Universidad de Navarra. Passionate about entrepreneurship, Mexican culture & healthy lifestyle, he is also Co-Owner of Julieta Lemon restaurants.

Jorge Asensio |

Education | Civil engineer form the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain) – Former elite athlete (2012-2016)

Experience | 5+ years of professional experience in the management consulting sector for the financial services industry.

Management and execution of projects for the main financial players in Spain and Mexico.

Expertise in M&A, Strategy, Digitalization and Advanced analytics and ML application in the financial sector.

Latest projects developed: Top Tier spanish banks M&A process, Covid19 strategy plan, Collections strategy, Diagnosis and Commercial strategy of the SME portfolio focusing on branches, Onboarding digitalization and definition of Strategic Plans

Jesús Maximiliano |

Education | Mathematical Engineering – Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), MSc Finance – Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Experience |  +5 years of experience in Management Consulting in the Financial Sector.Passionate about creating predictive Machine Learning models and risk management for the financial, participant in the top 7 financial institutions in Mexico

Efrain Aguilar |

Education | Telecomunications and Mechatronic engineer – Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (MEXICO).

Experience | 2 years of professional experience in the management consulting sector for the financial services industry. Knowledge on Data science, tools/software for database managment and statistical analysis.

David Alcalde |

Education | Computer Engineering – Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

Experiencie | +4 years experience as a Project Manager in IT Projects, Management of Computer Centers, and Consultancy.

Co-founder of CIAJ, a civil association focused on creating and developing technology and innovation to bring justice to different levels of society and public and private institutions.

Enthusiastic for machine learning algorithms, neural networks, computer vision and videogames.

Felipe Fernández |

Education | Industrial Design Engineer-Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, (UPM).Msc in Data Sciense- Kschool.

Experience |+3 years experience as a Business Development Engineer in Innovation and IT projects, developing digital transformation, processes automatization and implementation of Machine Learning and analytic models.

Enthusiastic/Passionate about Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, Open Innovation and Engineering.

María Banda |

Education | Bachelor of Business Administration and Management and Master on Business Consulting

Experience | One year of experience working in the Controlling area of a multinational company. Currently passionate about helping financial institutions on taking advantage on their data.