Emilio is the Founder, Managing Director of Patagonia Advisors, LLC a boutique capital markets, advisory, and research service platform that provides matching/sourcing and scoring of investors for early-stage companies. He has more than 20 years of corporate finance expertise in several industries including banking, industrial manufacturing, consumer and renewable energy companies in the US, Latin America, and Europe.  He has worked for companies like ABN AMRO Bank, Dupont de Nemours, The Lubrizol Corporation (a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and TerraForm Power and Global (part of Brookfield Asset Management).

Emilio's corporate finance background includes execution of complex capital market transactions in excess of $6 billion including raising public equity/debt for Fortune 500 publicly traded companies and smaller privately owned ventures.  His experience also includes corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations, including investor targeting and pitching to qualified institutional investors.

He has undergraduate studies (B.A.) in Business and Finance at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA), and a Master's degree (M.A.) in Economics from Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and he is fluent in English, Spanish, and French languages. He is a Chilean and American national based in the Washington DC metropolitan area, where he resides with his family.