BigSur Partners is proud to announce that Neil Schwam and Ricardo Outi have joined the Miami office of their firm. Neil Schwam joined as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Ricardo Outi is joining as Head of Real Estate.
Neil Schwam joined as Chief Operating Officer as of April 1, 2017. Neil brings over 20 years of experience in Operations, Technology and Asset Management. Neil’s most recent roles have been with the Fund of Hedge Funds including Man Group and Harcourt Alternative Investments where he managed Operational Due Diligence teams covering hedge funds, private equity/debt/real estate funds. Neil brings particular interest and expertise in management and management technology and is looking forward to helping Big Sur build upon the existing platform through implementing cutting edge practices and technologies to achieve an even higher standard of operational excellence.
Schwam holds the designation of Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, an MBA in Finance from New York University (1996), and he earned a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland (1990), and also attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mr. Schwam speaks 4 languages (German, Hebrew, Spanish, and English).
Ricardo Outi is joining the BigSur team as their Head of Real Estate, leading the acquisition and management of new Real Estate invesments. Outi is an accomplished Senior Manager with 18 years of working experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining BigSur, Ricardo held several senior roles in Citi Wealth Management, Venture Capital and Retail sectors, where he was responsible for managing a $740 million revenue business for Affluent & High Net Worth clients across Latin America. He also collaborated with startups, venture capitalists, and regulators to lead Citi Ventures in Asia, where Outi additionally co-led the design and implementation of the Smart Banking initiative, which has since become the new operating standard for Citi branches globally.
Outi holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (2013), and he earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Universidade Mackenzie (2001). He is also the co-inventor of 2 patents related to new technologies and process design.