Who is Juan Gómez Vega
Juan was born in Buenos Aires in 1977, where he lived until 2007. He graduated as an Economist from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 2000, starting in Finance right away, as a Fixed Income and Equities analyst. Between 2003 and 2006 he took a Masters in Finance at UCEMA and completed the CFA program from the CFA Institute.
He started his career in Private Equity in Pegasus Capital in 2004, as the acquisitions analyst for both the corporate and real estate teams, working there until 2007. He moved to New York to study the MBA at Columbia Business School, where he majored in Finance and Real Estate and graduated with honors in 2009, as part of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honour Society; he networked and recruited for internships and full time jobs during the Great Financial Crisis and the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy.
He worked for Och-Ziff and Morgan Stanley during his two years in the US, moving to Europe in 2009. He worked for HAL Investments in The Netherlands, and in 2010 he moved to London where he joined the Real estate team at RREEF (part of Deutsche Bank). Since 2014 he continued his career in Spain and Portugal, first with Grove Investors (now Alpine Grove), later with Lone Star Funds and from 2017 to 2020, as the Chief Capital Markets Officer at Neinor Homes. Between 2016 and 2017, he was the CEO of Vilamoura World, in Algarve, Portugal. In August 2020 he joined Deutsche Finance International to open the Madrid office and head the Southern European investments.
Over the years, Juan has interviewed and recruited finance professionals at Pegasus Capital, Deutsche Bank-RREEF (today DWS), Lone Star, Hudson Advisors and Neinor Homes. He is also a member of the “Ambassador Program” of the Office of Admissions at Columbia Business School. Juan has advised and helped dozens of professionals in advancing their finance career and to get into business schools for the past 15 years.
His expertise is an invaluable asset; I am really thankful for having done the Individual Program before starting my MBA. I have gained in confidence and I am really looking forward to go network and recruit in New York; however, till I start at business school, I´ll keep working on the plan we have agreed!!
Past: Dual Degree in Business and Law, University of Zaragoza, Spain
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Past: New York Bay Capital, Investment Banking Analyst – Latin America
Education: BBA, Finance at UT Austin / CFA Level II candidate
Past: Partner at Cleon, investor at Incus and H.I.G. Capital, credit analyst at Credit Suisse and M&A associate at Deloitte Corporate Finance
Education: BSc in Business and MSc in Actuarial Science and Finance at UC3M, MBA at Columbia Business School (2012 class)
Past: investment professional at Och-Ziff, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank/RREEF and UBS
Education: International Economics and Management at Universita Luigi Bocconi, Masters in Management at London Business School
Past: Investment Professional at Hudson Advisors/Lone Star Funds and Valeo Groupe, Investor Relations Manager at Neinor Homes and Capital Markets Analyst at Savills
Education: International Business Administration at Universidad Europea-ESCE Paris-University of Liverpool, Masters in Accounting and Finance at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE)
Past: Head of Product at Redi, Associate at K2 Intelligence
Education: BSc International Business at Schiller University, MSc Political Economy at King's College London