(555) 432-1000,
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Chief Operations Officer Pragmatic, visionary, and market-focused executive with extensive international experience in directing organizational strategy and operations across Latin America and the USA. A transformational leader, creating bottom-line impacts through targeted business initiatives aligned with emergent market strategies, while developing and leading high-performing teams.

  • Accounting
  • Administrative
  • Budgets
  • Competitive
  • Contracts
  • Finance
  • Financial reporting
  • Government
  • Hiring
  • Insurance
  • Interpretation
  • Inventory
  • Investments
  • Market
  • 98
  • Negotiations
  • Negotiation
  • Oil
  • Optimization
  • Payables
  • Procurement
  • Project management
  • Proposals
  • Quality control
  • Recruitment
  • Safety
  • Sales
  • Selling
  • Strategy
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Tax
  • Upgrading
Education and Training
Pennsylvania State University, State College , PA Expected in M.S : Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering - GPA :
, Expected in Master : - GPA :
Pennsylvania State University State College, PA Expected in B.S : Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering - GPA :
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Management Philadelphia, PA Expected in Essentials of Management, Executive Negotiations Workshop, Bargaining for Advantage, Implementing Strategy : - GPA : Strategic Thinking and Management for competitive Advantage, Finance and Accounting for the Non-Finance Manager Page 2 | 3
Finless Foods Inc. - Chief Operating Officer
Emeryville, CA, 12/2019 - Current
  • Oversee end-to-end operations of Cetyl’s Biodiesel plants, including feedstock purchase, sales, debottleneck and overall project management.
  • Ensured implementation of IRS, EPA, NC and FL DOR compliance, insurance, and permitting at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Ensure zero outstanding account receivables and/or account payables, while optimizing inventory operations, leading to complete processing of all consumables/feedstock, and selling entire available product inventory at year end.
  • Finalized file on time in compliance with all Federal and State IRS and EPA requirements and overseeing the monetization of Blenders Tax Credits (BTC) and Carbon Credits (RIN1).
  • Diversified the market orientation by targeting different customers, resulting in threefold sales growth as compared to previous year 2019.
  • Expanded the supplier base to ensure continuous procurement of feedstock and consumables, reducing the additional costs by +/- 11%.
  • Expedited the resolution of all COVID-19 government and labor-related issues, ensuring maximum satisfaction among customers, suppliers, and employees.
  • Effectively executed process optimization and de-bottlencking, increasing yield by +/- 4%.
Hornblower - Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Miami, FL, 12/2002 - Current
  • Acquired stakes in oil properties in Colombia (Suroriente, Arjona, Hato Nuevo and two exploratory blocks in the Putumayo Basin); Mexico (Pirineo and Nejo); Texas (HardinField); and Ecuador (Pucuna and Singue).
  • Developed formerly enumerated oil properties by prospecting and finalizing the flow of private investments.
  • Supervised the recruitment of 150+ employees to enhance the oil sector activities, while inaugurating four operations offices in Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Venezuela.
  • Successfully negotiated a merger and acquisition of NCT to Suroco Energy, Inc.
  • In 2008.
  • Upgraded the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in: Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela, and the USA, to international financial reporting standards (IFRS); eventually being audited by Ernst & Young for certifying the consolidation.
  • Completed the oil and gas reserve assessment though audit and certification by third-party SEC authorized entity (Gaffney, Cline & Associates).
  • Formalized bids to participate in oil and gas filed bid offerings in LATAM, as well as negotiated and administrated contracts with governmental agencies.
Abm - General Manager
Albuquerque, NM, 12/2015 - 12/2019
  • Executed the engineering, procurement, construction, start up, and operations of a Biodiesel plant with a capacity of 10M gallons per year.
  • Ensured complete adherence to EPA and IRS compliance, and federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Streamlined the recruitment procedures for rapid hiring of all required manpower.
  • Drafted job description, determined salary range, formulated and implemented project budgets, scheduled project activities, while developing the overall process and quality control procedures.
  • Optimized the glycerin recovery system by upgrading process and procedures, raising the purity from 80% to 98%.
  • Enhanced recovery of methanol by implementing process control and optimizing recovery procedures.
  • Recommended alternative resources by diversifying the front-end pretreatment of feedstock.
MB4 Oil And Gas Texas, S.A - Vice President
City, STATE, 12/2011 - 12/2015
  • Analyzed and finalized all operation proposals, as well as reviewed and evaluated technical/administrative decisions considered in the project’s operating agreement to develop a gas and condensate field in Louisiana, USA.
  • Identified and mitigated the exploration risk by expertly planning and executing the drilling pads and support facilities.
  • Assessed the drilling activities and oversaw the logging and interpretation procedures, while ensuring zero safety hazard incidents.
  • Successfully negotiated interconnection and sales to pipeline company, Acadian Gas Pipeline System; along with the negotiation and administration of the drilling contract, Brammer Engineering Inc.
  • Responsible for the exploration drilling and completion of a gas and condensate well in Thibodaux LA.
  • USA.
  • Discovered a total of 5 horizons of non-commercial gas and condensate reserves.

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School Attended

  • Pennsylvania State University, State College
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Management

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  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer and Founder
  • General Manager
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  • M.S
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  • Essentials of Management, Executive Negotiations Workshop, Bargaining for Advantage, Implementing Strategy

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