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Regulated by Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions of Puerto Rico

Leadership

FCP is dedicated to helping companies achieve their growth and strategic plans

Our senior team drives our research and manages a results-oriented process:

José J. Rodríguez Suárez
Managing Director
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Education

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA with Honors

Villanova University, MS Finance

Villanova University, BSBA

Languages

Spanish, English, Portuguese

Mr. Rodríguez has over fifteen years of experience in financial services, including private equity, investment banking and investment consulting. He has advised private equity, energy, real estate and distribution companies in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. 


Prior to joining FCP, he worked at Advent-Morro Equity Partners sourcing and executing private equity transactions and at UBS where he was involved in bank recapitalizations, debt underwriting and hotel development finance. Previously, he worked at Smith Barney, giving investment advice to institutional clients with an aggregate portfolio value of $2.5 billion.
 
Mr. Rodríguez is a Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor (CM&AA). He serves on the Board of Directors of INSPIRA Group and is a member of V. Suárez Group's Investment Committee.

Álvaro M. Rodríguez Suárez
Principal - FCP Ventures
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Education

Harvard Business School, MBA

Villanova University, BSBA

Languages

Spanish, English, Mandarin

Mr. Rodríguez has nearly a decade of experience in food and beverage marketing.

 

Prior to joining FCP Ventures, Álvaro worked as a brand manager in V. Suárez & Co. Inc., a leading distributor in Puerto Rico. During his time there, he acquired extensive experience in developing and executing localized strategies for world-renowned brands from large multinational companies. He also successfully introduced several alcoholic beverage brands to the Puerto Rico market, developing their launch strategy, and guiding them towards the top of the market in their respective categories. During his time at V. Suárez, Álvaro was responsible for the P&L’s of several brands, overall accounting for over $20Mn in annual revenues.