Mrs. Tamayo has 20 years of experience in international business, management consulting, business development and investments with a proven track record in various sectors including commercial real estate and telecommunications. She has worked with institutional investors, private companies, high-net-worth individuals and government agencies in the US and emerging markets. Mrs. Tamayo has participated in multiple transactions with an aggregated value of over US $1BN.
She currently serves as Managing Director to CNS Global Advisors, an international strategic advisory firm led by Francisco Sanchez, former Under Secretary of Commerce and head of the International Trade Administration for the United States of America. There she helps clients increase value, develop business strategies, teams, corporate structures and capital structuring. Mrs. Tamayo provides strategic solutions to clients by challenging conventions in order to add value to the different areas of operations of her clients.
Prior to this, she served as Managing Director and Executive VP of Bricapital, a Miami-based private equity firm focused on the hospitality sector in the Caribbean and Latin America. She was responsible for the business affairs of the firm and managed the long-term development of the company and its subsidiaries, playing a lead role in fund development and management, negotiation and structuring of strategic partnerships and project development across the regional platform. She actively participated in the due diligence process and selection of potential assets for investment, as well as being part of the Investment Committees of the funds.
Before Bricapital, Mrs. Tamayo served as the Director of Americas for Applied Business Intelligence, an international strategic consulting firm specializing in real estate and infrastructure. Prior to her role at Business Intelligence, Mrs. Tamayo served as the Chief Investment Officer for Victory Management LLC, a real estate investment company focused on commercial real estate in the United States and India.
She is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Eisenhower Fellowships, and of the Advisory Board of Knowledge @ Wharton, the online business journal of Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Previously she served in the Boards of the Colombian Association of Private Equity Funds (ColCapital) and the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce of the United States.
Mrs. Tamayo built her early career as a successful commercial real estate broker with Coldwell Banker, and was recognized as one of the top 10 brokers in the United States for six consecutive years. She received CoStar Group’s Power Broker Award, awarded to the best commercial brokers in South Florida.
Mrs. Tamayo holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship of Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She also holds post-graduate studies in Logistics and Trading from the Merchant Marine Institute of Venezuela, and different designations and certifications, among them CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member). Mrs. Tamayo has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the Universidad Central de Venezuela.