Business Operations Director
Atlas Economic Research Foundation

Professional Experience
Atlas Economic Research Foundation (

Business Operations Director (2007 – current)
Main Activities
Prepare the budgets of the foundation for approval by the CEO; manage financial operations; maintain books of financial operations; oversee corporate credit cards; reconcile bank accounts; implement recommendations of annual audits. Also in charge of human resources management: enrollments; communication with staff; employment benefits and insurance, and severance payments.

Chief Technical Advisor (2002 – current)
Main Activities
In charge of domain name registration for the organization and use of multiple domain names; supervise the management of the network and clients workstations; recommend IT solutions for the foundation; plan and supervise the migration and outsourcing of IT systems to; recommended VOIP (Voice over IP that allows phone to work over internet networks to allow employees to travel with their phones) solutions.

Director of the Latin American Program (2001 – 2006)
Main Activities
Research coordinator; publications coordinator; in charge of the Latin American Public Policy Experts Guide program to establish links between experts; coordinate grants and the publication of reports in institutes in the region; prepare the Annual Report on Latin American; prepare proposal for donors; discover and prepare potential intellectual entrepreneurs and think tanks in the region.

Coordinator of several events in Latin American and the USA: Ethics and Capitalism: The Nature of Taxes in a Free Society (Guayaquil, Ecuador, July, 2001); Colombia–Terrorism, Populism, and the Rule of Law (Bogotá, Colombia, November 6-7, 2003); “The Benefits of Economic Liberalization and the FTAA, Florida” (Miami, USA, November 17-21, 2004);  “Fundraising in difficult environments” (Key Biscayne, USA, November, 2001);  “Crisis in Latin America. 42nd International Workshop” (Santa Cruz, Bolivia, July, 2002); “Beyond the Public Relations Effort: An Unbiased Examination of Argentina” (Washington DC, March 13, 2003; co-hosted with Hudson Institute); “Management Workshop: Leadership and Governance in Civil Society Institutions” (Bogotá, Colombia, July 24-25, 2003).

Fundación Libertad Guayaquil (Ecuador)

Executive Director (2000 – 2001)
Main Activities: General Manager; event organization; fundraising activities, prepare reports to board members, coordinate work with research fellows and commission studies about public policy issues.  Fundacion Libertad was a think tank with the main mission of promoting research on public policy as well as doing advocacy of ideas that promote economic liberalization.

Academic Background

Master in Business Administration (2004)
Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Monterrey (ITESM Universidad Virtual), Mexico.

BA in Economics (1995)
Francisco Marroquín University,  Guatemala, Guatemala.

High School Diploma in Humanities (1991)
Nuevo Mundo High School, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Academic Experience

Instructor. Course on Economic Theory; Bank Superintendence in Guatemala, 1994
Teaching assistant. Course on Econometrics, Guatemala Central Bank Center for Development, 1994
Teaching assistant. Courses:  Economics II, Econometrics II, Managerial Economics, Computers I, Computers II. Economics Faculty “Ronald Dent”, Francisco Marroquín University, 1993-95.

Other experience
Board Member and Executive Director, Fundación Libertad , 2000-01.
Columnist at El Telégrafo Newspaper, 2000-01.
Columnist Extra Newspaper, 1999-2001.
Senior Fellow at Instituto Ecuatoriano de Economía Política (IEEP), since 1999