Pablo is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Savile Finance Group.
From April 2002 until April 2005, Pablo was head of Maple Commercial Finance desk at Maple Finance Group. Prior to that, Pablo was part of the Latin American origination team at New York City-based International Investor Group LLC (“IIG”) from 1999.
Prior to joining IIG, Pablo headed the Emerging Markets Equities business at Bank of America for three years. At Bank of America, Pablo was responsible for asset allocation and risk management account and consistently outperformed in-house investment performance guidelines. Prior to Bank of America, Pablo was with ABN AMRO Securities, where he founded the Latin American trading and sales operation divisions as the head of ABN AMRO’s initial sales, distribution and trading networks targeting sector relationships in the private equity market.
Pablo started his career in finance with Merrill Lynch International, where he worked from 1990 to 1996, specializing in Latin America equity and fixed income product sales of offshore institutions. He is fluent in Spanish and received his MS degree from Drexel University.
J. PABLO MARIÑO
Founding Managing Partner
Aurelio Almonte is Chief Credit Officer & Co-Chief Investment Officer of Savile Finance Group.
Aurelio is responsible for a credit process for loan investments of the Fund from initial pricing through proposal issuance and acceptance to closing, including due diligence, credit request, structuring, negotiation, documentation, and funding of transactions.
From February 2004 to April 2005, Aurelio was the Senior Credit Officer with Maple Commercial Finance Group.
From 1996 to May 2004, Aurelio worked for PB Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Postbank AG (formerly BHF Bank) as a Relationship Manager responsible for buying primary and secondary loans in the leveraged syndicated loan market as well as creating customized financial solutions for clients of Deutsche Post World Net.
He is fluent in Spanish and earned his B.S. in Finance from St. John’s University.
Founding Managing Partner
Eugene Braigen manages the business development and investor relations effort at Savile Finance Group.
Mr. Braigen has been involved in marketing of alternative investments and hedge funds since 1998. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Braigen was head of marketing and investor relations for the investment program for Maple Commercial Finance Group where he was part of the group that employed J. Pablo Mariño and Aurelio Almonte.
From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Braigen was head of marketing and investor relations at IIG Trade Opportunity Finance Group, an alternative investment asset management group specializing in Asset Based Lending. J. Pablo Mariño was a senior portfolio manager of IIG at that time.
In early, 2002, Pablo and Eugene were recruited by Maple Finance Group to establish Maple Commercial Finance Group to pursue trade finance and ABL strategies. In addition to his activities at Savile Finance Group between 2005 and 2008, Eugene was active in advising a number of ex-Maple Commercial Finance Group colleague in establishing and marketing fund in the trade finance and asset based lending space.
Among these was an Australian private debt fund and a Latin American trade finance fund. Eugene also had a number of consulting relationships with hedge funds and fund of funds. He has a B.A. in Economics from New York University and is fluent in Russian.
David Chu is a Chief Financial Officer of Savile Finance Group, he oversees all financial aspects of the Firms operations.
Prior to joining Savile, David held various positions at a number of major public accounting firms.
Most recently, David worked with Marcum, LLP supervising an audit team in the Alternative Investment Group practice of that firm, where he oversaw audits of a wide range of Alternative Investment strategies of Hedge Funds, Fund of Funds and Private Equity Funds.
Prior to Marcum, LLP, David held a variety of supervisory positions at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, KPMG, LLP, and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP where he was responsible for auditing and reviewing records of U.S. and foreign publicly traded companies, with a particular focus on translating foreign accounting standards to US GAAP.
He is fluent in Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin and Taiwanese) and is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York.
Chief Financial Officer
Angela Paredes manages Saviles credit and risk management group.
Angela and her team work with the Savile’s senior credit staff on credit analysis and are the main point of contact for borrowers following the funding of the loan.
From August 2003 to December 2006, Angela was a Risk Manager at the Corporate Banking Group at Banco GNB Sudameris (Bogota, Colombia).
From April 1996 to June 2003, Angela was a Credit and Risk Analyst and Credit Administration Officer at Citibank S.A.
Angela holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Pontifica Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia), and has completed a Certificate of Credit Management at University of California - Berkeley.
Head of Credit and Risk Management
Latin American Regional Manager
Marcela Gómez is a Director of Operations at Savile Finance Group. Marcela is responsible for managing and monitoring Savile’s operations. In this function she works closely with management of client companies ensuring that disbursements of funds are done in accordance with loan agreements put in place by Savile’s credit committee. As the Director of Operations, Marcela work with Savile’s borrowers and various Service service providers in the development of transaction processing, policies and procedures. She also monitors all portfolio activity to review incoming payments for proper application to outstanding trade positions and she ensures that liquidity levels are sufficient to address ongoing funding requirements. Marcela also coordinates - with the Risk Management group - the process of transaction closing, including closing checklist, funding and processing of all transactions into internal systems and outside service providers.
From 2005 to 2012, Marcela was an Operations Manager at Factor Group LLC, a Florida-based factoring and specialty finance company, where she structured and developed the Operations and Underwriting Departments to conform to best industry practices by establishing standard processes and procedures.
Prior to her involvement in the finance industry, Marcela was a Production Manager at Prebel S.A, a Colombian affiliate of Avon; following Prebel, she took a position as Logistics Manager for Natural Fruit Corp in Miami, FL. She is fluent in Spanish and a graduate of EAFIT University (Medellin-Colombia), where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering.
Director Of Operations
Andrea Silva is the Country Manager in Lima, Peru and a Senior Credit Analyst for Savile Finance Group.
Her responsibilities include providing support to all phases of a transaction including financial monitoring, analyzing requests for consents and waivers, restructures and work-outs of troubled accounts, assets sales, and documentation.
In addition Mrs. Silva is responsible for financial closings including ensuring the operations network is properly documented.
Prior to Savile, from April 2006 to September 2007, Andrea was Financial Analyst in Tribecapital Partners S.A, a Colombian private equity fund, where she participated in setting up the company's Administrative and Financial areas, designed and implemented the budget and cash-flow models, and drafted the procedural manuals.
She also established risk parameters and overall policies as required by Colombian regulatory agencies.
Prior to joining Tribecapital, Andrea worked for Banco GNB Sudameris for four years.
In that job, she was a Corporate Credit Analyst responsible for preparing credit approval memoranda, coordinating loan closings, and ensuring the compliance of credit approvals.
Andrea is fluent in Spanish and earned her BS from the Universidad de la Sabana in Bogota.
Senior Credit Analyst
Sandra Castro is a Senior Credit Analyst and is responsible for managing several portfolio company investments of Savile’s portfolio.
Her responsibilities include information gathering, financial analysis and preparing credit presentations to the Investment Committee. She is also responsible for ongoing monitoring of accounts and assuring that accounts are in compliance with all restrictions including insuring that financial reporting and covenants, and corporate structures are complaint with the credit agreements. She supports all the stages of the credit and risk management process helping to identify potential risks involved with each underlying credit.
Prior to Savile, from January 2009 to March 2011, Sandra was a Corporate Credit Analyst for Banco de Bogota responsible for the credit evaluation and presentation of credit projects for approval to the National Credit Committee. From June 2006 to December 2008, Sandra worked for the Colombian Ministry of Finance and Public Credit ensuring the compliance of the credit agreements between the government and the national entities. She was also involved in negotiating changes to those agreements for additional funding or payments restructuring.
Sandra earned her B.S. in Finance and International Relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia (Bogota, Colombia). She also has a degree in International Management from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia).
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