Jorge Suárez-Vélez

Jorge Suárez-Vélez

CEO and Founding Partner of
Americana Partners International

Jorge Suárez-Vélez is CEO and Founding Partner of Americana Partners International. In this role he works closely with ultra-high-net-worth Latin American families to help preserve and grow their wealth across generations.

Previously, Jorge served as Managing Director at Allen & Company Investment Advisors from 2015 to 2024. He was Founding Partner of SP Family Office, LLC from 2009 to 2015, and CEO of ING Private Wealth Management, LLC from 2004 to 2009. He also served in various roles for other Swiss, Japanese and Mexican financial institutions.

Since 1998, he has been a weekly guest at CNN en español, commenting on economic topics. In July of 2017 he became a weekly Op-Ed columnist for Reforma/El Norte/Muralin Mexico, writing about politics and economics. He previously wrote a similar column for El Financiero newspaper in Mexico (local partner of Bloomberg), from 2013 to 2017.

In 2011, Random House published his book La Próxima Gran Caída de la Economía Mundial (The Coming Downturn of the World Economy), and in 2013 Ahora o Nunca, La Gran Oportunidad de México Para Crecer (Now or Never, The Great Opportunity for Mexico to Grow). Both books remained on the best-seller list for months.

He has been a speaker at events of the Council of Foreign Relations, the Council of the Americas, Aspen Institute, Milken Institute Global Conference, Columbia University, Penn University, Pace University, Florida International University (FIU), and dozens of conferences throughout the Americas.

An economist from the ITAM University in Mexico City, he completed graduate programs at the IMD at Lausanne, Switzerland in 2003 and 2007. He taught at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City between 1984 and 1988.

From 2005 to 2016 he served on the board of trustees of the Lycée Français de New York; since 2011 on the board of Qualitas of Life Foundation, since 2016 on the board of México ¿Cómo Vamos? in Mexico City, and on the advisory board of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center. He co-presides over APEM (Asociación de Profesionistas y Empresarios de México en Nueva York Foundation), which he co-founded in 2012.

Jorge Suárez Vélez es CEO y Socio Fundador de Americana Partners International. Su principal función es interactuar con familias de altos recursos basadas en América Latina, buscando ayudarles a preservar e incrementar su patrimonio a través de generaciones.

Previamente, Jorge fue Managing Director en Allen & Company Investment Advisors de 2015 a 2024, Socio Fundador de SP Family Office, LLC de 2009 a 2015, CEO de ING Private Wealth Management, LLC, de 2004 a 2009, y previamente desempeñó diferentes funciones en instituciones financieras de Suiza, Japón y México.

Desde 1998 contribuye con comentarios económicos para CNN en Español, desde julio de 2017 escribe una columna semanal sobre temas políticos y económicos para los periódicos Reforma/El Norte/Mural, en México. De 2013 a 2017 escribió una columna similar para El Financiero (socio en México de Bloomberg).

En 2011, Random House publicó su libro La próxima gran caída de la economía mundial, y en 2013 Ahora o nunca, la gran oportunidad de México para crecer. Ambos libros se mantuvieron por meses en las listas de más vendidos. Ha sido orador invitado en el Council of Foreign Relations, Council of the Americas, Aspen Institute, Milken Conference, Columbia University, Penn University, Pace University, FIU, y ha dado docenas de conferencias en toda América Latina.

Economista del ITAM en la Ciudad de México, completó dos diplomados en el IMD de Lausana, Suiza, en 2003 y 2007l. Fue profesor en la Universidad Panamericana de la Ciudad de México entre 1984 y 1988.

De 2005 a 2016 fue miembro del patronato del Lycée Français de New York, desde 2011 es miembro del consejo de Qualitas of Life Foundation, y desde 2016 del Advisory Board del Mexico Institute en el Wilson Center. Co-preside la Asociación de profesionistas y empresarios de México en Nueva York, que co-fundó en 2012.

Jorge Suárez-Vélez

Jorge Suárez-Vélez

CEO and Founding Partner of
Americana Partners International
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Jason Fertitta

Jason Fertitta

Chief Executive Officer / Founding Partner
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Ronald E. Thacker

Ronald E. Thacker

Managing Partner / President
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Robert Wellington

Robert Wellington

Chief Financial Officer / Founding Partner
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Billy Busch

Billy Busch

Managing Director / Founding Partner
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Sheldon Busch, CFP®

Sheldon Busch, CFP®

Managing Director / Founding Partner
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Josh Caltrider, CIMA®

Josh Caltrider, CIMA®

Managing Director / Founding Partner
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David M. Darst, CFA®

David M. Darst, CFA®

Managing Director / Chief Investment Officer
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Alex Zengo

Alex Zengo

Managing Director / Chief Compliance Officer
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Phillip Knight, CFP®

Phillip Knight, CFP®

Managing Director / Partner
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Amy Lawler, CFP®, CPWA®

Amy Lawler, CFP®, CPWA®

Senior Vice President / Partner
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Jordan Rundgren

Jordan Rundgren

Vice President / Private Wealth Services
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George Biggs

George Biggs

Executive Director / Sales and Business Development
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Jay Ellis

Jay Ellis

Senior Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor
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Chad Clary

Chad Clary

Senior Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor
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Benjamin Athens

Benjamin Athens

Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor
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Charles Bailey, Jr.

Charles Bailey, Jr.

Senior Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor
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Fatina Benjamin

Fatina Benjamin

Executive Director / Human Resources
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John Carlisle

John Carlisle

Managing Director
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Gabe Cassell

Gabe Cassell

Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor
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Ben Davidson

Ben Davidson

Private Wealth Advisor
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Britton Daugbjerg

Britton Daugbjerg

Associate / Private Wealth Services
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Tamara Dupont

Tamara Dupont

Associate / Private Wealth Services
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Tori Eaton

Tori Eaton

Associate / Private Wealth Services
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Kaitlin Fossen

Kaitlin Fossen

Associate / Private Wealth Services
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Melissa Giles, CFP®

Melissa Giles, CFP®

Executive Director / Portfolio & Platform Management
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Bonnie Green

Bonnie Green

Associate / Office Management & Technology
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Shannon Griffin

Shannon Griffin

Executive Director / Office Management & Technology
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Daniel Harrison

Daniel Harrison

Private Wealth Advisor
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Michelle Holmes

Michelle Holmes

Associate Vice President / Private Wealth Services
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Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones

Managing Director / Private Wealth Advisor
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Janel Lyan

Janel Lyan

Associate / Private Wealth Services
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Jean Malo, CFA®

Jean Malo, CFA®

Private Wealth Advisor
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Michael Mithoff

Michael Mithoff

Managing Director / Private Equity
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Robert Muse

Robert Muse

Managing Director / Private Wealth Advisor
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Nicholas Perez

Nicholas Perez

Associate Vice President / Private Wealth Services
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John Piland

John Piland

Senior Vice President / Business Development
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Shereata Pontius

Shereata Pontius

Associate / Private Wealth Services
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Anna Reed

Anna Reed

Associate / Private Wealth Services
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Lynne Russell

Lynne Russell

Associate / Private Wealth Services
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Joe Savery

Joe Savery

Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor
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Paul Schaufele

Paul Schaufele

Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor
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Johnathan Schnitzer

Johnathan Schnitzer

Managing Director / Private Wealth Advisor
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J. Tom Snelson

J. Tom Snelson

Associate / Private Wealth Advisor
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Jake Walton

Jake Walton

Investment Analyst / Investment Operations
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Allen Sabanovic

Allen Sabanovic

Compliance Officer
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Bobby Stillwell

Bobby Stillwell

Private Wealth Advisor
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David Warhoftig

David Warhoftig

Director of Trading
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Urte Zakarauskaite

Urte Zakarauskaite

Investment Analyst / Investment Operations
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