Roberto Velarde, Senior Managing Director

Mr. Roberto Velarde joined SEAF in July 2018 as the Senior Managing Direcotr, Head of Latin America and Global Strategic Partnerships. Roberto has over 20 years of private equity investment experience. Throughout his career, he has focused on investing in the SME market and across a broad range of industries throughout Latin America and in the US.

Prior to joining SEAF, Roberto was Managing Partner of RV Capital Group, a private equity investment advisory and management firm, serving family offices, high net worth individuals and institutional investors. Roberto has also served in senior management roles responsible for overseeing private equity investment activities in Latin America at Franklin Templeton / Darby Private Equity, Grupo Inder, North America Capital Partners, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. He earned an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Northwestern University.