Leadership

Integrated Team

At Putney, we have an integrated team of highly capable professionals who share the vision of profitable growth and with strong expertise in a wide range of disciplines.

Paúl Hasbún

Director, Construction Materials / Industries

Ricardo Alegria

Director, Agro Business

José Miguel Aquino

Director, Finance & Planning

Leonel Almonte

Manager, Construction Materials / Industries

Dionicio Buitrago

Manager, Agro Business

Laura Penzo

Financial Manager

María Alessandra Redondo

Financial Manager

María Alessandra Redondo

Financial Manager

María Alessandra Redondo has more than 10 years of experience in finance specializing in the areas of banking, project finance, financial analysis, business valuation and asset management.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Economics concentration) from Babson College and a Master in Business Administration (Global MBA) from IE Business School; both degrees obtained with top honors.

Prior to joining Putney in 2016, she worked as an investment banking analyst for Bank of America-Merrill Lynch based in New York and later worked as an investment banking manager for Banco Popular Dominicano in Santo Domingo.

Laura Penzo

Financial Manager

Laura has more than 12 years of experience in financial analysis and corporate finance. Before joining Putney, she worked in the banking sector and in business valuation consulting firms.

Throughout the years she has concentrated in business valuation, financial analysis, asset management and project finance.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (Magna Cum Laude), with a Finance concentration from American University in Washington, D. C. She also holds a Master’s degree in Financial Economics (Magna Cum Laude) from American University as well. She has accomplished additional certificates, in business valuation and private equity, in universities such as NYU and Instituto Empresa Madrid.

Dionicio Buitrago

Manager, Agro Business

Dionicio holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Carabobo in Venezuela. With over 24 years of experience, mostly specialized in the sugar industry; Dionicio has excelled in areas such as Operation Audit, Financial Planning and Supply Chain Management.

Prior to joining Putney Capital Management, he worked as Supply Chain Manager in a consumer product multinational corporation as well as a Senior Manager in the consulting firm Asesoría Agriplus, which specializes in animal feed procurement, business valuation and process improvement with a focus on costs reduction in sugar mill operations.

Leonel Almonte

Manager, Construction Materials / Industries

Leonel holds an International Business Administration Degree with a minor in Economics from Drexel University. He has more than 20 years of experience on international business, industrial processes, logistics, and business integrations.

Before joining Putney he worked at Grupo Corripio (Industrial Division) as responsible for procurement, new projects executions, import logistics and sales.

He joined Putney Capital Management in 2012, and since then he has been focused on identifying and capturing synergies and development among the assets under management within the construction sector.

José Miguel Aquino

Director, Finance & Planning

José Miguel Aquino is a finance professional with more than 17 years of experience in financial analysis and corporate finance, specializing in financial management, business valuation and asset management.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from INTEC and a Master’s Degree in International Business with a specialization in Finance from the International University of Florida; both degrees obtained with honors.

Additionally, he has achieved courses focused on the financial area and private capital management in institutions such as BARNA, the University of Chicago, Harvard Business School, Northwestern University and the Instituto Empresa.

He has been a professor for Master’s degree in Business Administration at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE).

Ricardo Alegria

Director, Agro Business

Ricardo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. He also holds a master of business administration degree in management of information systems from Kent State University. With more than 15 years of experience, Ricardo is an expert in technology application and process re-engineering. Prior to joining Putney, he worked at Arthur Andersen as a business consultant. He then worked as CIO and COO of the Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico. He served as CIO of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewage Authority (PRASA) where he later became regional director. Ricardo held the position of CIO of Medical Card Systems and later worked as Senior Vice-President at Doral Bank in Puerto Rico.

Paúl Hasbún

Director, Construction Materials / Industries

Paul holds an Industrial Engineer degree as well as an M.I.B. from Florida International University. He has more than 16 years of experience in the industrial production process and logistic. Before joining Putney he worked as a procurement and logistics director at Refrescos Nacionales (Coca-Cola, Dominican Republic) and Coca-Cola Latin Center Global Procurement Board.

Since 2010 he has a mandate to expand the assets under management throughout the LATAM region, he is concentrated on M&A transactions, identifying and capturing synergies participating in the integration process.