He is a founding member of SWSec and currently serves as a Director and Vice President of Wealth Management. He has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry via his current and past involvement in several top tier brokerage firms, including Oppenheimer & Co., Wachovia Securities, and Wells Fargo Advisors, where he was part of a multi-disciplined team with a mandate to service both high-net worth and institutional clients in Latin America.
He is a founding member of SWSec and currently serves as a Director and Vice President of Brokerage Services, responsible for the daily management of the broker dealer and Pershing LLC’s global investment platform. He has over 12 years’ experience in the capital markets, standing out as an account executive at Lafise Valores and as a financial advisor at Geneva Asset Management. He is a Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) and holds an MBA in Project Management from Aden International Business School.
He joined the team in 2018 as Managing Partner, bringing his experience in banking and investments with local and international firms. He served as Senior Vice president for Geneva Asset Management for ten years, and he previously held high executive positions in banking, treasury, investments and other financial services for institutions such as Banco Nacional de Panamá, Citi Bank, Société Générale, TRX Futures (London), UBC International Corporation, Panabank, among others. A current board member of various important public and private financial institutions, he has also been an instructor for Panama’s International Banking Institute and is licensed by the country’s securities regulator as an Executive Principle and Financial Advisor.
ADVISOR TO THE BOARD
SWSec founder and Grupo Tapia President, a diversified holding company with interest in the financial, real-estate, telecom and mining sector in Panama. He founded Panama’s first independent investment bank in 1987, Wall Street Securities, where he was both President and Managing Director until it was later sold in 2004 to Banco Continental, now Banco General S.A. Previous to that, he managed the Treasury and Capital Markets units of Bank of America NT for a decade, supervising the bank’s Latin America operations and managing the banks currency exposure in the region.
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
She serves as SWS’ Vice President of Operations, Management and Human Resources. She worked for Wall Street Securities as Director of Operations and Management for over 15 years, as well as for Bank of America N.T. & S.A., holding positions relating to foreign currency, accounting, operations and management.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
SWS’ Director of Operations since 2016, she’s been part of the team since 2012, when she joined the company as Compliance Officer. Previously, she worked as Executive Principle for Aliada Casa de Valores, and as Compliance Officer and Customer Service Manager for Banco de Bogotá. Her career began at Citi Bank’s local branch, and has two licenses from Panama’s Securities Market Regulator: Financial Advisor and Executive Principle license.
FRONT OFFICE MANAGER
Front Office Manager of SWS since January 2017, and part of the team since January 2015, when she joined as relationship executive. She has more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry, serving as relationship executive at BG Valores, financial advisor assistant at Global Valores and Stanford Bank, and customer service assistant at HSBC Private Banking.
Team of Brokers and Customer Service
Team of Operations and Administration
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