After beginning his career in academic computing with the University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture, at a time when the Internet was just emerging as a commercial tool, Roger performed pioneering work in online payments risk management. Honing his skills over the next couple decades, Roger continued to lead large scale initiatives for private and publicly traded companies in banking, financial services, biotech, and transportation sectors. Roger is an expert in digital security, privacy, cloud computing, and identity & access management. Since 2016, he is a full-time resident of Puerto Rico, from which he operates Lodestone, LLC, a highly successful global IT advisory, delivery, and staffing company.
With a background in finance and a 20-year career as an IT professional executing high risk, strategic projects in banking and financial services, transportation, and government sectors, Jennifer has extensive experience in the security space for financial transactions, payment processing, and data encryption for classified systems. Jennifer has delivered zero outage software implementations, international hardware deployments, automation projects, and multiple global data center projects, all for Fortune 50 entities. Jennifer is a proven leader in portfolio/project management, process improvement, relationship building, strategic visioning and planning, budget management, development and organizational change management. Jennifer is a full-time resident of Puerto Rico, where she is active in the economic development and digital transformation of the island.
He began his love affair with the blockchain in 2013, and had an life-changing epiphany in mid-2017, listening to the “EOS Consensus Presentation” by Dan Larimer in May, 2017, knowing that this was the “the one”, (the crypto for which many of us have been searching). Now, a resident of Puerto Rico, the new World’s Capital of Cryptocurrency, he has been actively promoting EOS ever since to anyone who will listen!
A very strong supporter of the blockchain revolution in Puerto Rico, and a sponsor or the recent #BlockchainUnbound, #CoinAgenda, and #RestartWeek conferences on the island, several of Raul’s other successful projects include Puerto Rico’s first commercial bank in 30 years, two corporate headquarters, a major hotel and tourism investment, and the Island’s first A rated re-insurer. Recent accomplishments include the processing of high net-worth individuals under Acts 20 and 22, the very same incentives he helped develop in 2012 under Governor Luis Fortuno’s administration.
In recognition for his work on behalf of Puerto Rico’s economic development, Raul was named by the World Economic Forum as a founding Global Shaper for the San Juan Hub, and was recently invited as the first Puerto Rican to participate in the WEF’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland to speak on the role of cities as centers for economic development, and to take part in the Prime Minister of Australia’s G-20 2014 Presidency platform team.
In tune with Puerto Rico’s investment trends, Roberto has served as a leading corporate and real-estate attorney in Puerto Rico – negotiating real-estate settlements for some of the largest construction companies and real-estate developers in the region. He has also represented developers and investors in the acquisition and disposition of commercial and residential real-estate assets, including equity, leasehold, and debt.
Roberto’s unique access to investment opportunities in Latin America provides our clients with some of the necessary access and insight to make a sound venture.
Roberto holds a Masters Degree from Northwestern University and is licensed in Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.