Only an experienced team that adds value leads the way to excellence

Our Team

We have over 27 professionals with international experience, most with backgrounds as entrepreneurs and CEOs.

We have advised companies for over 3.8 billion euros, demonstrating our ability to address high-level business challenges.

Elisa Trujillo


With over 20 years of international experience in financial strategy, internal audit, finance, and organizational change. She has worked with renowned firms such as Deloitte and across various industries, from Private Equity-backed companies to SMEs and startups. He has worked globally, including in Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, Latin America, and the USA. A member of the International Legal Committee of the World Compliance Association (WCA). He contributes to specialized magazines and lectures at educational institutions and business forums on Corporate Governance and Compliance.

Leonardo Castellanos


Partner at SAATCHiNVEST, a venture capital fund of M&C Saatchi that invests in early and growth-stage technology startups in sectors such as SAAS, E-commerce, AI, and Edtech. I am also the co-founder of Comparabien, an online portal that compares financial products in Latin America. With a solid background in consulting and an MBA with distinction in Finance and Strategy, I am committed to promoting ESG and investment opportunities in impact-driven startups. Additionally, I am a public speaker and judge in international startup competitions.

Javier Navarro


With over 35 years of experience, he is a sales expert. His career includes roles such as Business Development Director in companies from various economic sectors, such as Generali, AgioGlobal, and Creyfs Uitzendbureau. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Ufounders and has been a member of the Economic-Financial Commission of the Spanish Directors Association (AED). Additionally, he is an entrepreneur, highlighting his venture since 2008 at JavierNavarro&Co, a sales training and consulting company. Currently, he collaborates with Unexu, a Global Business Consulting firm, as a Senior Sales Advisor, and also on Interim Management projects with IMValencia.

Nathalie Hennequin

She has a natural ability to transform stories and emotions into visual representations. Her unique perspective, influenced by her dyslexia, allows her to quickly build abstract connections and explore their possibilities. She has worked in several cities around the world and collaborated with a wide range of brands, from global corporations to startups.

Cristina Sancho


Her professional trajectory spans various industries, from technology consulting to the early days of social media, e-commerce, video on demand, and the world of blockchain and Web3 in recent years. She has held leadership positions at Amazon, Netflix, and is currently the CEO of Taringa!, the social network that played a fundamental role in the adoption of Web2 in Latin America, where she leads its transformation into a blockchain-powered and artificial intelligence-driven platform with the mission of empowering the next generation of creators.

Virginia Woolworf


She is a consultant and coach for leaders and teams in technology companies during growth stages. With 15 years of experience as an executive in the technology sector, managing and scaling growing companies, she supports business leaders in growing faster and more effectively, avoiding the obstacles faced by organizations on similar paths. In previous roles as VP Global Operations, Virginia led teams of up to 500 people across 14 countries in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. With an MBA from Stanford and experience in finance and consulting, she is also a trained executive and team coach, working with leaders and teams to maximize their impact and potential.

Lianne Bergeron

She is a multilingual communicator and team builder with three decades of experience in branding, marketing, public relations, content creation, and sales. Her unique approach turns communication into an art form that fosters lasting connections in both B2C and B2B sectors. Her dynamism and creativity are boundless, and her passion for her work is reflected in her impressive global experience in cities like London, New York, Paris, and Amsterdam, enriching her perspective and enabling her to craft compelling brand narratives.

Igone Ruiz de Azua


With over 9 years of experience in human resources, she is an expert in corporate culture and employee engagement. Her impact spans across the globe, including the United Arab Emirates, UK, Brazil, Italy, Algeria, Israel, and Spain. She has honed her intercultural and leadership skills in various regional roles across sectors such as media, technology, health, and education, collaborating with companies ranging from startups to giants like Accenture and Hilton. She is renowned for her expertise in program design, strategic planning, organizational development, coaching, and mentoring.

Adnan Maslo


With over 20 years of experience in digital startups, Adnan Maslo is a comprehensive entrepreneur who identifies opportunities, overcomes challenges, navigates market conditions, aligns different teams and resources on the same path to execute the company’s roadmap. He is a he.

Eilian Huisman


Certified Professional Coach by the ICF and Certified Master Coach in Transformation with 11 years of experience in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments, specializes in translating high potential into effective leadership. His focus is on fostering greater self-awareness and shifting focus towards rational, wise, and constructive thinking to cultivate self-compassion, resilience, and confidence. His experience in transformational coaching, conflict resolution, and mediation includes renowned organizations such as Shell, Microsoft, KPMG Meijburg, Deloitte, and ABNAMRO Bank.

Antonio Menezes


He began his career at FomentInvest Group in Portugal, initially in project finance as a consultant and later as a project manager, overseeing a diverse portfolio of renewable energy and emissions reduction projects. He was responsible for launching two companies: one focused on thermal solar heating applications and the second, his venture into floriculture, establishing and managing a post-harvest floriculture company. Currently, he focuses on strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation, and finance projects.

David Escudero


Based in Switzerland since 2014, David has led a 6-person search fund managing prospecting, due diligence, and capital acquisition, with access to a network of international investors specialized in transactions ranging from $2 to $50 million. He is an expert in market analysis and project negotiation for FMCG companies.

Joe Moliner


An entrepreneur with over 21 years of international experience in business development and management. He has founded 6 companies. As a consultant, he has driven the growth of over 53 companies, leading several to successful exits. Recently, as CGO at eRational (Republix), he has implemented growth tools that have contributed to increasing the group’s profits.

Luis González


Recognized as one of the leading European experts in Communication and Public Relations, Luis boasts a national and international career spanning over 50 years. Currently, he holds the presidency of IPRN and has founded and led over 6 companies across various industries. Particularly notable is DIRCOM, which he founded 30 years ago and gathers over 1,000 executives and professionals from leading companies in Spain. Throughout his career, Luis has provided counsel to renowned companies such as Porsche, BP, and BMW.

Daniel Lozano


With over 40 years of international experience, he is a leader and expert in capital raising. His career includes roles such as Chief Financial Officer in startups and large multinationals, such as Prosegur, Natra, and Fiat Chrysler. He has led the IPO of companies like New Holland on NYSE and the takeover bid of Natra. Additionally, he has been CEO/Founder of a technology company (DMST) that grew to employ over 350 staff. Currently, he serves as an external advisor for the consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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