Founded in Valencia in 2003, DCN manages a collaborative modelo based on relations bewteen companies which pursue goals to improve our society.
Our management of this model is built on the governance of some fundamental dimensions:
1. identification of fundamental problems of society and support in the implementation of solutions to those problems
2. hands on management based on the experience of its team of collaborators
3. corporate liaisons to reach common goals
4. business consulting with a team of professionals with long experience in top management positions of World Class companies
5. Investment in innovation in companies with disruptive technologies
DCN Best in one team, has as a goal to deepen in the opportunities offered by the collaborative model to contribute to develop the universe of companies with which we interact, working in the frontiers of knowledge that allow to innovate in management technologies and discover new dynamic solutions to provide to the companies.
To develop the key dimensions of the collaborative model. To gather professionals with similar life expectations to conciliate the personal potential of professionals with similar interests, aesthetics and education, and with experience in World Class companies, with the need to contribute to the development of the world to enjoy the art of living that make us Humans, to leave a legacy and to assure a better future for our children. To incorporate excellent people to the network of collaborators. To materialize a model to further develop the network, collaboratively, leveraging the team of collaborators, in advisory boards and of counsel, and the close team attached to the development of the universe of companies.
Other people have also a strong link with DCN activities and support its development, and they are
Senior Advisor. Ismael Fernández Calero, PhD in Philosophy from Toulouse University ( France ), Graduated in Marketing from the Universidad Politécnica in Madrid ( Spain ), and MBA. His professional carreer has been oriented to Brand development, Communication and Marketing. For 25 years he has occupied different executive positions in luxury brands : Dior, Cartier, Alfred Dunhill, Lladró , Carrera y Carrera. This international experience has offered him the oportunity of traveling all around the world and learning about the markets, the most competitive ones as well as the emergent. His favourite field of action is the connection between Brands and People and the focus to perfect knowledge of clients.
Senior Advisor. José Antonio Rodero holds extensive experience improving business results in dozens of companies, from a strategic perspective and acting in different operative areas (comercial, marketing, finance, biz control, HR, etc.), sometimes under the role of interim management. Experience in corporative finances within the firm VR Business Brokers, belonging to the board for Spain and Portugal. He has deep understanding of the food, chemistry, education, candies, IT, wine, colective restauration, fashion (shoes), medical services, gardening, public sector (local and autonomic administration), etc. He belongs to several board and management comitees in several companies. He lectures on Strategia direction at ENAE Business School and at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has trained in Strategy to hundreds of managers in Spain and Latinamerica. He was born in Madrid in 1967, holds a Master Degree in Business Direction and Administration (Executive MBA) from Instituto de Empresa and he is got a Phd in Informatics Engineering from Universidad de Murcia. In his previous profesional experience he worked in IT sector, working for the administration and private companies (Alcatel, IBM), and also in University, as teacher and researcher.
Luis Miguel Cifuentes, Senior Advisor, Alicante. More than 10 years leading teams and almost 20 years working in the fashion industry, with a solid sales and goal orientation experience. Last years focus on digital business development (Amazon – MTNG Experience (Mustang Group)). Lately, he established as consultant in strategy and digital transformation in order to empower companies in these fields: digital transformation / e-commerce, strategy, leadership, sales force and in depth knowledge in the fashion /shoe sector.
Senior Advisor. Jordi Argente, Silicon Valley, California. . HIghly experienced in business acceleration in the Sillicon Valley technology ecosystem. Emphasis in strategy development to entry this important market: market development and fund raising with VC in USA. Jordi Argente assumes senior interim responsibilities focussing to Silicon Valley. Jordi Argente becomes a mid-long term partner for the growth and internasionalisation of the company. With more than 30 management experience years in international businesses, half in as a consultant for leading multinational companies in their sectors, and half focused to the creation and development of technology start ups. Jordi Argente works with leaders (C-level) or their investors and boards of directors for value creation for their shareholders.
Luis Miguel Díaz-Llaneza, Senior advisor, México DF. Luis Miguel holds a bachelor in Business Administration from Trinity University, and a MBA from McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, in this last, with honours for his outstanding contrubution to the institution. Luis Miguel has a solid track from his more than 20 years of experience in top management positions, business development, strategy, marketing and institutional relations in several sectors and corporations. He has taken important management and consulting tasks, among those highlight: Vicepresident for Latam and Caribe and general manager for Méxito, at American Express Establishment Services, Associate Consultant for top management at Booz•Allen & Hamilton, and deputy general manager in Strategic Planning for Banca Hipotecaria of the Grupo Financiero Bancomer. Aditionally, he has participated in important business projects and developments, among which highlight: Sales director in the development and launch of Volaris, founder and general manager at Destino‐E and founder, launch and general manager at Ampersand soluciones de Lealtad, company which belongs to Grupo Posadas. Currently he is Finance and Administrative at Financiera Independencia (public company dedicated to Micro finances) and is partner director at Vincus, seed capital investment fund with 800K dollars to invest. Aditionally, Luis Miguel has participated as entrepreneur and investor in several start ups.
South of Africa.
Tim Dröge, senior advisor, CEO Orange Partners & Advisory. Tim is the CEO and founder of Orange Partners & Advisory. Tim moved to South Africa from the Netherlands in 1999 and gained management experience in various industries, including FMCG, mining, process, manufacturing, insurance, and e-business. In management consulting, Tim specializes in operations and supply chain and in resolving strategic issues across various industries. He was a director at Peppers & Rogers Group (Johannesburg) and a principal at A.T. Kearney (Amsterdam & Johannesburg). Tim has worked extensively across South Africa but also in Kenya, Nigeria, Namibia and Uganda and he brings an extensive network across the continent that could fast track new market entries. He has successfully track record in M&A and local fundraising. Tim holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands) and a MSc in engineering from Delft University of Technology (Netherlands). He also attended Wits Business School in Johannesburg (South Africa).
Lara García, senior advisor, Spanish Specialities. Business consultant especialised in international marketing in Australia and New Zealand. Responsable for brands like Sangria Lolea, Oblumi, BrottDog in Australia. More than 5 years of experience in marketing and marketing shopper for leading company of premkum spirit drinks premium – Diageo in Madrid and Sidney with a panoramic vision of multinational company in shopping departaments for licuor biggest supermarket chains – Liquorland, Dan Murphys and BWS del pais, and also R&D and marketing departament – Johnnie Walker. Currently she lives in Sidney Australia since 2010 and has Australian nationality.
Advisory in biomedicine.
Manuel Pérez Alonso. Valencia, 1962. He got BD in Biology in 1985 and a doctorate in Molecular Genetic in 1989. He worked in The Molecular Genetic Lab at Lund University(Sweden). He is currently Professor in Genetics at Universidad de Valencia, where he founded the Molecular Genetic Lab where they have three patents on Biotech which have been transferred to the Biopharma Industry. He is part of various international consortiums on genome. Scientific advisor at Roche and collaborator at Life Technologies. He has published in Nature. He was founder, scientific and strategic director at Sistemas Genómicos, founder and scientific director at Valentia Biopharma and at Instituto de Medicina Genómica.
José Vicente Castells Ripoll. Algemesí, 1951. Phd in Sciences and in Medicine, Bachelor in Chemistry and Pharmacology Sciencies and Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Valencia. Director of the Health Department Research, Director of Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria, Head of Experimental Hepatology unit section and president of the research comission, and director of Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria (Fundación para la Investigación) at the Hospital Universitari i Politècnic. Civil Order of the Ministerio de Sanidad. Hundreds of published works in scientific magazines, principal resarcher in more than 40 projects, directed around twenty doctoral thesis and leads several European projects. Advisor, consultant and evaluator in different national and international scientific institutions, like BIOMED program, in the V, VI and VII EU Frame Program and in studies for the Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias (FIS) of the Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Development of celular models for the study of the hepatic functionality and pioneering work in his research group in the development of human hepatocytes cultivation. European Prize in Pharmaceutical Reaserch at the Universidad de Heidelberg. Has participated in the foundation of the spin-off Advancell and has collaborated in R+D in several companies.
José Vicente Pons Andreu, 1966. Currently he is Founding Partner at Business Innovation SL specialised consulting company in the development of biotech companies. Prevously he has been external advisor, CEO and general manager at Natraceutical S.A, and Deputy President at Grupo Natra, General Manager at Gonvarri Italia, and Manager at Management Business Consulting Unit of Arthur Andersen. Besided he has been secretary of the Board at AINIA (Instituto Tecnológico Agroalimentario), Member of the board of Asociación española de Biotecnología (ASEBIO), Member of the board at BIOPOLIS, S.L. and member of the board at Panadoro AG in Switzerland.
José Lora is Executive Director of Preclinical Science at Constellation Pharma, based in Boston, MA. Born in Sevilla, he has been living in the USA for more tahn 20 years. At Constellation Pharmaceuticals, José Lora currently leads the Preclinical Sciences Group, which encompasses the Immunology Department, Cancer Pharmacology, Toxicology and DMPK. In partnership with all functions across the company, José provides strategic and tactical guidance on epigenetics and drug discovery, and in particular he is responsible for Immunology and Inflammation. For more information about how Constellation is pioneering the field of epigenetics drug discovery, please visit www.constellationpharma.com. As Head of Immuno-Epigenetics Biology at GlaxoSmithKline, José was a founder of EpiNova, a GSK entrepreneurial unit focused on the discovery and development (up to Phase II) of medicines targeting epigenetic factors that control the immune response. During José’s tenure, the Immuno-Epigenetics Biology group delivered and matured a core group of drug discovery programs within EpiNova’s discovery and early clinical development portfolios, and established seminal partnerships with academia.
Eva Méndez Camarena. PhD in Biological Sciences with more than 17 years of experience in academic and pharmaceutical research. The last 12 years working in a pharmaceutical company (Ferrer) as head of various departments of R&D (direct reporting up to 12 people), with responsibility over the Biotech, Compound Management, and in vitro Screening. Member of the team responsible for the identification and evaluation of new projects and scientific coordinator of multidisciplinary teams involving other companies and public institutions. Advanced in English. Member of the Business Advisory Board of the Institute of Research in Biomedicine of Barcelona (IRB), Founding member of the Spanish Drug Discovery Network (SDDN) and teaching staff in three biomedical official masters. Hard worker, enthusiastic and very committed. Remarkable leadership skills based on honesty, respect and motivation of the team.
Stuart Medina Miltimore, Senior advisor, Metasbio, Madrid. Bachelor in Economy and MBA from Darden School at Virginia University. Stuart gathers more than 30 years of professional experience in the electric material, TIC and biotechnology sectors. He run functions of finantial direction, controller and business development in companies like Kanthal (subsidiary of Sandvik Group) and Genzyme (currently integrated in Novartis Group). Besides he was investment analist at UF eBusiness, a corporate investment unit at Unión Fenosa, and was member of the investment commitee at Marco Polo Investments, SCR. He was founding partner, promotor and general manager at ProRetina Therapeutics, a biotech company which develops a theraphy for a genetic form of blindness. He founded in 2003 Metasbio, a consulting company, from which advises many companies from many sectors, especially biotechnology, health technology, packaging and food. Besides he advises investors doing valuations, tecnological due diligences and selection of opportunities to invest.
Advisory in digital technologies.
Adolfo Plasencia. Dir. AMD Media Consulting. He lectures in Ubicous Learning Informatic Systemsn at the Master in Comunication and Learning at UNED. He lectures at Multimedia concepts in the MAG program, UPV. Cofounder and director for Europe of the MITUPV EXCHANGE, joint pioneering inititive by (MIT) and UPV, Director and editor of the TV Tecnópolis UPTV program. Director of the international Powerful Ideas Summit. Guest lecturer at MIT and at Harvard Extension of the Universidad de Harvard. Co-founder of First Tuesday Valencia. Member of the Selection Committee of the Spanish Tech Tour / European Tech Tour Association. Member of the international advisory board of Open Source World Conference. Colaborator and columnist of science and technology articles in media like IBL News. New York; El País; Suplemento Innovadores of El Mundo, Valencia Siete Días and Diario Levante-EMV. Blogger of Internet Nueva Generación of the Cátedras Telefónica de la UPM.
Gustavo Aranda Bada. Videogames programmer and enthusiast. Programme Leader at the Videogames Programming Course at ESAT in Valencia. Wide experience inacademic research and real product development. Researcher and leacturer in the UPV. Developer and consultant for videogames studios like Exelweiss / Mundijuegos, Virtual Toys and Small Wonders. Bachelor in computer science and engineering and MSC in artifical intelligence and recognition models.
Javier Megías. Wide expertise in strategy and business models and passionate for entrepreneurialship and startups. Advisor in several startups, has held management positions in several companies, from middle size to multinationals. Crrently he is mentor/advisor of startups, consultant and profesional Business Angels speaker. Writes a blog http://javiermegias.com. Won the best business blog in Spanish in 2011.
Juan Ángel Marín. MBA at IESE and at University of California at Berkeley. Industrial Engineer by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Google, Global Managing Director, Top Accounts. Indigo Value Analysis, boutique consulting specialised in Marketing and Risk analytics. Capital One, Director, Marketing & Risk. Banco Crèdit Andorrà, CIO and COO. McKinsey&Co, Principal.
Juan Martínez Barea. Serial entrepreneur: participated in more than 100 high-tech start-ups and designed and led dozens of innovation projects. Founder and CEO of Universal Diagnostics, a bioinformatics start-up focused on cancer early detection. Ambassador for Spain, NASA-Singularity University. Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Instituto Internacional San Telmo. Founder and Managing Director, Fundacion Eduarda Justo. Founder and ex-CEO, Creara and 50K (hightech new venture accelerator). Former Secretary-General for Innovation, Government of Andalusia (Spain). Master of Business Administration (MBA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). Master of Economics, Ecole Centrale Paris (France). BS and MS in Industrial Engineering, Escuela de Ingenieros de Sevilla (Spain). Graduate in Exponential Technologies (NASASingularity University).
Senior Advisor. Josep Carles Bayarri, B81 Consultors, VLC. He is especialised in training actions in the Office Automation environment and in techology renewal planning. He lectures and is member of the Cloister at Escuela de Negocios Lluís Vives de València. He designs and delivers Advanced Excel Courses and lectures about Information Systems at the MBA. He also lectures about Strategic Control and Information Systems at the MBA in the Facultad de Economía de la Universitat de València (Juan José Renau Business Administration Department). He consults about systems and training at B81 Consultors. He developed his professional career as Support, Training and Quality Chief in Lladró, and was Founding Partner and Sales director at Obèrtic Open Solutions. he has a bachelor in Psicology from Universidat de València y Catalan Philology from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He has also a Master Degree in Management Development from ESADE – Business School and a Master in TIC from Escuela de Negocios Lluís Vives de València.
Legal and tax Board of advisors.
Francisco Valles Sales. Founder of Vallés Abogados. He has a degree in Law at Universidad de Valencia in 1979 and a Master in Business Law at Escuela Superior de Estudios Empresariales and Centro de Estudios Universitarios CEU San Pablo in 1.984. He is attorney in law at Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Valencia since 1981.Founder and partner since 1986 at Asociación Hispano-alemana de juristas. Member of Asociación Española para la Defensa de la Marca, of Asociación de Marcas Renombradas Españolas and of Fundación Foro de Marcas Renombradas Españolas. He has contributed to publications by Consejo General del Poder Judicial and other law magazines, also participated in seminars and conferences about industrial and intellectual property.
A special corner.
Some people have done a special contribution to DCN and we owe them a special corner in our hearts. They are:
Fernando Roger Vallés collaborated actively with DCN until 2007. Since he is being involved in the renewable energies sector, initially as Business Development Manager and Country Manager at AES Solar (www.aes-solar.com) in Spain until late 2009 and lately at Sonnedix Solar (www.sonnedix.com) as founder and member of the board. He has a degree in Management Sciences at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a MBA at IESE Business School. He was born in 1976, is married, has 4 children and lives in London.
Eva María Carrasco Fons. 1972. Her hobbies are sculpture, cinema, music, forests, percussion, Maya and Hopi cultures, aromatherapy, cooking, taichi and surf. She is specialised in Health in the Habitat and in design of healthy spaces. She has BD in Business Administration, specialised in strategy and organizational psychology. She is currently working at giving and adapting a new point of view to organizations: managing working environment habitat health applied to empower enterprises, productivity and personal talent.
Vicente Sanfeliú. He studied Graphics design at Escuela de Diseño Barreira y and Master in ESADE. Founder / Artistic Director at Socarrat Studio, also founder at BTA NY (Bussines Travels to America) – NewYork Luxury Xperience. Responsible of Graphics design at Lladró, Art director at EINA Edicions publicity agency y graphic designer in L’Estudi – Arte Creativo.
Manuel Llombart Fuertes, Valencia 1969. Bachelor in Business Administration and Phd in Economic sciencies and business administration for Universitat de València. PDG at IESE. Professor of Accounting and finance economy at the Universitat de València. Advisor in tax and accouting. He has been General Manager at Fundación Instituto Valenciano de Oncología. Currently he is regional Health Ministry in the Generalitat Valenciana.
Antonio Pellicer, MD. Professor of Obstetrics y Ginecology, exDean at Facultad de Medicina de Valencia, Presidents of Obstetrics and Ginecology department atHospital La Fé. He founded Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI), and has established several IVI clinics in Spain and internacionally. President of Fundación IVI for the Study of Reproduction and he is director of Equipo IVI. He has won several prizes for his contribution to health reproduction: Annual Meeting Prize Paper of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 6 times; XXV Society for Gynecological Investigation President’s Award; The Rey Jaume I prize in en Clinic Medicine, of Fundación Jaume I; Golden medal of the Real Colegio de Médicos de Valencia; Golden medal of the city of Valencia; the Rotary prize; and the fundación Lilly prize. He holds an Doctor Honoris Causa for the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. He has written 200 chapters of text books and 500 international magazines artícles, and given 350 presentations at national and international symposium.
DCN is made of a team of excellent people, qualified professionals with deep experience in management and of the highest integrity which want to contribute more intensively to the world.
DCN Partner CEO. Lucas Martínez Clar runs DCN to leverage the development and international expansion of Spanish leading brands and promotes Venture Capital activities in innovation. Currently, he is in the board of several companies, and previously has been in the board, among others, of Carrera y Carrera, Deputy General Manager at the luxury division of Lladró, Associate at Mckinsey&Co, and engineer at BP. MBA by RSM Erasmus Universiteit of Rótterdam, and Industrial Engineer specialized in energy technologies by Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. He was born in 1967, married, has four children and lives in Valencia.
DCN Partner Director Analysis, Control and Technologies. Eduard Torregrosa Sanchis colaborates in strategy development projects in different sectors and supports the Venture Capital Investment Societies. He also collaborates in aligning business strategy with IT strategy, project and change management by process transformation. He was IT deputy director at Lladró and member of the board of a technology consultancy. He has a degree in Industrial Engineer and master CAD-CAM-CIM at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. He has got a PDD and PADE by ESADE Business School. He was born in 1958, is married and lives in Valencia.
DCN Partner Investments and Secretary Unit Director. Santiago Reyna Herrero. Valencia, 1979. He has degree in law at Universidad Cardenal Herrera CEU in Valencia and a MBA in Universidad de Deusto-La Comercial in Bilbao. Associated layer at EIUS Abogados, he was legal assistant of boards at public and private companies. Currently he runs the Venture Capital Business at DCN, leading Realiza Business Angels, S.A., among other ventures.
Partner Internationalization and Business Development. José Rodríguez de Pineda. José (1965) is married and has 1 child. He speaks fluent English and Spanish. Currently he is CEO of El Caballo ,and member of the board of several family companies and advisory firms. He has developed a great part of his professional career in the fashion and accesories sector with wide international experience. He lectures at IE Madrid, Universidad de Sevilla – faculty of economics- , EOI and other institutions about distribution, retail and family companies management. He has got a degree in law from Universidad de Sevilla and a full time MBA 1991 from Instituto de Empresa de Madrid.
Associate Director Shoes. Pedro Fluxá Brú, Selectia Management Solutions . Turnarround and organisational management. Business diagnostic, analizing strong and weak business aspects. Reestructuring and implementing needed methods and measures to execute organisational improvements, managing processes, logistic chain, innovation and continuous improvement, establishing appropiate doctrines and routines. Follow up verification of improvements impremented. Deep knowledge of agro, real state and shoe sectors. Born in Elche, Alicante. Married and three children.
Associate Director Digitalización. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, OpenRoom . Expert in Talent and Digital Transformation. Project director integrating innovation, technology and people. Consulting experience in Accenture, Arthur Andersen and PWC, and later in élogos, and élogos digital, he takes the GM position in business units focussed in innvnation and new product and services launch. Since September 2014, he is CEO at Openroom, focussed in projects for digital transformation and innovation, like MOOC strategies for employment in Madrid, comercialisation of colaborative intelligence with Dontknow or “go to market” for Singularity University Summit Spain.Crrently (since April 2015) he is responsible in a Crowdlearning global initiative at IB (international Baccalaureate) in The Hague (NL).
Associate Director China, Howard Kwok, Blue Gate, HK and Shaghai China. Founded in 2008. Operated by professionals with extensive international and domestic experiences. Presence in both Shanghai and Hong Kong. Partners in major Chinese cities nationwide. Most current clients are Fortune 500 companies or leading companies in the industry. Assist Spanish companies to understand key elements of China market. Provide first-hand information for clients to make realistic long-term strategic decisions and executable market entry plans. Provide consultancy, advice, and resource support to Spanish companies in China especially during the initial years, in areas such as company setup, recruitment, office/shop searching, market entry execution, etc. Provide supervision on vendors in China. He worked for Federal Express for more than 10 years in China and for HK Business School. Howard has a bachelor in Business Administration at the HK University and holds a MBA degree from RSM.
Associate director Asia, Alejo Rodríguez Peña, HK and Asia Pacific. He collaborates in internasionalisation projects in the Asia-Pacific region, especially in functions related to Retail and Distribucion, Sourcing and Merchandising. Currently, he is Sales Director for a retail group with presence in China and Hong Kong. He got 30 years of experience in Asia, in top management positions at El Corte Inglés (HK) Ltd. and Lladró. He has a bachelor in Economy and a Master Phil. in Business Administration for City University of London. He is married, has three children and lives in Hong Kong.
Associate Director Miami. Roy Sanclemente Duarte, Prodigy, Miami and Colombia . 1966. Born and grown in Cartagena de Indias; has lived in diferent places in Europe, Caribbean and nowadays living in Miami (USA). He currently advises in real state, he is a entrepreneur and investor in different industries like biotechnology, digital technology, real state and others. He is experienced in business development and international markets entry strategy for Colombian different industrial sectors. Industrial Engineer at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana with and MBA and MBI at RSM ( Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam). Married, with three children, a dog and a turtle.
Associate Director Colombia. Víctor Corredor Santamaría. Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Nicaragua & Costa Rica . Born in Tunja – Boyacá– Colombia (1966); has lived in UK, USA, Brasil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and now is based in Bogotá– Colombia. Currently he advised IS/IT & Telecomunicaciones companies and the Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Telecomunicaciones of Colombia, entreprenuer and investor in different sectors like agroindustry and gas (LNG) among others. He has more than 18 years of experience in management in top management positions in companies as Ericsson and Internexaen in the areas of business development, marketing and sales and market entry in Latam. Victor has a BsC Ingeniero Industrial at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana – Bogotá, aditionally he has a MsC in Marketing Management at Universidad del Rosario – Bogotá, Master ExecutiveFinance at EOI (Escuela de Organización Industrial España) and has attanded programmes about Key Account Management at LBS (London Business School) and International Top Managenent at Universidad de los Andes Colombia. He is married, has two children and he is in the process of improving his golf handicap.
Associate Director México, Fernando Ruíz Galindo, México DF. Fernando holds a bachelor in Economics from Universidad Iberoamericana and a MBA from Instituto de Empresa (Madrid). He has got solid profesional career in 20 years in different areas like finance, strategy and new business development. He started his career in the finantial sector at Bankers Trust and Goldman Sachs. It is remarkable his role in the creation of IGS, company dedicated to create, manage and operate a Private Equity Fund in the real state sector (“Mexico Real Estate Investments LP”), his collaboration with Investment Banking boutiques and his responsibility to establish the area of Coporate Finances ‐ Real Estate at KPMG México. Currently Fernando is director of strategic planning and financing at IGS; also he is leading IXL Center (an innovation consulting company based in Boston) to establish an innovation programe focussed to mid market companies in México and he is Partner director of Vincus, seed capital investment fund with 800K dollars to invest. Aditionally, Fernando has participated as entrepreneur and/or investor in several start ups and has been member of thre board of different companies in several sectors (residential, consumer products, services, distribution and trade). Last, Fernando thas also experience as lecturer; in 2012 and 2013 he lectured at Universidad Iberoamericana, teaching entrepreneurial development.
Associate. Cristina Dalmau Gómez. Valencia, 1979. Bachelor in Business Administración and Management at Universidad de Valencia and at ESC Marseille-Provence, in a doble degree program and Master in Taxes at COEV. Has developed a career in audit (Big Four) and finances (multinationals), developing mamangemetn control systems, budget analysis, project profitability analysis, accounting and tax advice, and ERP implementation, always as Director deputy. Colaborates with DCN giving support with investment relationships, external audit management and management control systems at investment societies and invested portfolio.
DCN administration. Clara Sigalat Bertomeu responsable of administration. She has worked in different companies as Rototank (Jesmar), Mapfre among others. She has got a degree in administration at Universidad de Valencia.