Last updated: 17:05 / Thursday, 16 January 2014

Miami Finance Forum Announces New Officers for 2014

Miami Finance Forum Announces New Officers for 2014
  • Carlos Deupi has been reelected as Chairman and Jean-Pierre (JP) Trouillot as CFO/Treasurer
  • The MFF is a not-for-profit organization supporting the growth of South Florida’s network of finance and investment professionals

The Miami Finance Forum (MFF), South Florida’s financial services networking organization, has announced the selection of its executive officers for 2014. Carlos Deupi has been reelected as Chairman, and Jean-Pierre (JP) Trouillot has been reelected as CFO/Treasurer. In addition, Jim Varnadoe was elected Vice-Chairman, Raul G. Valdes-Fauli was elected President and Gregory M. Santín as Secretary. Nicholas (Nick) Ferber was named as Chief Development.

“We are very pleased to have Carlos, Raul, Jim, Jean-Pierre, Gregory and Nicholas continue to participate as part of our leadership team for the coming year,” said Elena Djakonova, the Forums’ Executive Director. Together, the elected leadership team brings experience from various key sectors that will contribute toward the MFF’s mission of establishing South Florida as a global financial hub.

Carlos Deupi is General Counsel, Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary at Brilla Group where he has focused on the transactions in real estate/hospitality, banking and financial services sectors in the US and LATAM. Prior to Brilla Group, he practiced corporate law for 25 years.

Raul G. Valdes-Fauli is President and CEO of Professional Bank where he oversees the South Florida market. He brings over 17 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Jim Varnadoe is Managing Director of KVR Trade Finance Fund where he is responsible for the overall development, business management, operations and growth of the Fund. He is a veteran in the private equity and venture capital industries through is experience as an investor and financial advisor.

Jean-Pierre Trouillot, Partner in the Miami office of KPMG’s Transaction Services practice. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and financial strategic consulting assignments.

Gregory M. Santín is Senior Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager for The Florida Community Bank, N.A. He brings over 21 years experienced combined in commercial real estate and banking collectively.

Nicholas Ferber is Managing Partner of Sanford Barrows Group where he has been a preeminent executive recruiter focused on high-level positions in banking, brokerage, finance and private equity.

“I am honored to have been elected Chairman of the Miami Finance Forum for the third year running,” said Carlos Deupi, Chairman of the Miami Finance Forum. He added, “MFF keeps expanding and has made significant improvements, poising itself for growth in 2014.”

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The MFF is a not-for-profit organization supporting the growth of South Florida’s network of finance and investment professionals. It is dedicated to expanding the knowledge base and professional practices of its members, while ensuring that the region continues to attract and retain its top talent.