Partner and CEO since the foundation of the firm in 1996, where he has lead hundreds of projects both in mergers and acquisitions and in corporate finance.
Prior to founding SBI, Mr. Villegas was Specialist in Investment Banking and Corporate Banking Manager for Citibank Colombia (1992 to 1994). He also worked for C.I. Banacol as Assistant Financial VP and for Banco Cafetero where he was Regional Credit Manager.
Mr. Villegas is a Specialist in Management and Administration graduated from Harvard University (1995), a Specialist in Corporate Finance from EAFIT University (1992), and a Civil Engineer from Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia where he graduated first in the Honor Roll in 1987.
He has taught graduate courses in finance at the Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS) and Universidad del Norte.
He's also a founding member of the Excellence Program at Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia
Mr. Gomez is a founding partner who joined SBI full time in 2000, where he has lead hundreds of projects both in mergers and acquisitions and in corporate finance.
As Vice-President of Market Development for the Bogotá Stock Exchange (1999-2000), he worked on the promotion of investment funds, public debt and derivatives among other markets. He was Financial Vice-President for Cementos Paz del Río S.A. (1996-1999) where he worked as a co-leader in the company's successful financial restructuring. As Investment Banking Managing Director in SUVALOR (1992-1996), he led the structuring, offering and placement of several bond, mortgage securitization, and stock issues; including ADR’s for Carulla, CPR, Cadenalco and BIC, the largest private international issues in Colombia at that time. He also worked in the insurance business for four years and in the field of engineering, he practiced structural analysis for two years.
Mr. Gomez is a Specialist in Corporate Finance from Eafit University (1992) and a Civil Engineer from The University of Texas at Austin (1986) where he was named in the National Dean's List and the Engineering Honor Roll.
He has taught graduate courses in finance at Eafit University in Medellín and at Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS).
He's a member of the board of directors of ConConcreto, Procecal (subsidiary of the multinational corporation Carmeuse), West Química and INMEL.