Mr. Rodriguez co-founded Southern Cross Group and has been its President since 1998. He is a member of the firm’s Executive and Investment Committees, and serves(d) as board member of Compañía General de Combustibles, MMCinemas, MorePharma, Javer, Planigrupo, Port of Barranquilla, and Estrella. Prior to founding Southern Cross, Mr. Rodriguez served as head of Latin American Investment Banking for Smith Barney, head of Latin American Mergers & Acquisitions for Morgan Stanley and he was a founding partner of The Lodestar Group, a leverage buyout firm. Ricardo began his work in Latin America in 1975 working at 3M and Celanese Corporation in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Ricardo Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Florida and an MBA from Harvard Business School.