LOUIS VELAZQUEZ - MANAGING PARTNER
Louis Velazquez has over 25 years of investment banking/finance experience having worked with Smith Barney, PaineWebber, Credit Suisse First Boston, Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns. He has managed over $2B in assets for clients internationally; initiated various funding efforts for private & public companies as well as commercial real estate projects. Louis has participated in $1B+ of private commercial real estate transactions internationally. He has been an integral part of various mergers and acquisitions over the past 20 years, with a proficiency in turnaround projects, restructuring of distressed assets and implementing growth strategies.
His background in technology goes back to 1985 from coding to the development of new technologies. He worked on various business development projects in the early days of the internet with a hands on approach, from developing the structure and advising on the technology to raising capital. He was instrumental in assisting in developing various applications that were used in the social media arena.
He has traveled globally for private clients in order to assist in the acquisition of unique precious stone collections, gold and other high end assets.
Some other life highlights include being a former pro wrestler and athlete, Radio/TV show host, Alumni of the Gemological Institute of America and News Journalist. He works with various charitable organizations focused on children, women or animal related causes lending his assistance and name in order to further their progress.
He also currently serves as the Chairman of Spartan Modular Technologies, a technology company focused on next generation smart modular manufacturing and CEO of Megahoot, a blockchain and cybersecurity technology company, both are wholly owned subsidiaries of FGA.