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Bloom Capital team members in Mexico:

James Alexis Mendez Padilla – Partner

  • 12 years of experience in transaction advisory and private equity investments
  • Co-founder of Thoreau Capital Partners in Brazil with whom Bloom still maintains close ties. Alex co-led a restructuring assignment as CFO and participated in advisory projects while he lived in Brazil for 2 years
  • Previously, Associate at Long Point Capital, a private equity group with USD$350 million under management based out of New York
  • Experience in M&A with Deloitte in New York and Harris Williams & Co. in San Francisco
  • Additional experience with UBS and Morgan Stanley
  • Alex graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Economics. Alex speaks fluent Spanish, English, Portuguese and conversational French


Brett Shisler – Director, New York Correspondent

  • Brett serves as Bloom Capital's correspondent in New York for cross-border transactions and investments
  • Eight years of experience advising middle-market and large cap companies on transactions and investments
  • Currently Vice President at Gruppo, Levey & Co., a boutique investment bank in New York
  • Previously, Associate at Quad-C Management, a leading middle-market private equity fund in New York
  • Additional experience in the Leverage Finance Group of UBS Investment bank and the Corporate Strategy group at Deloitte
  • Brett graduated summa cum laude from RPI and holds a Masters in International Finance from NYU's Stern School of Business


Elizabeth Bañuelos – Senior Associate

  • Senior Associate at Bloom Capital in México
  • Experience as an analyst for several multinational companies including Siemens VDO, Continental Automotive and BAC Credomatic
  • Technical experience with various quantitative analyses
  • Graduated from ITESM (Guadalajara) in Finance including a semester abroad at ICADE, University of Comillas in Madrid, Spain
  • Master of Business Administration with a focus in Finance - Tec Milenio
  • Elizabeth speaks Spanish, English and basic Italian


Luis Valdovinos – Analyst

  • Analyst with Bloom Capital in Mexico
  • Experience as project manager for various multinational companies including Dell, Tata, Flextronics and Siemens VDO
  • Technical experience with various quantitative analyses
  • Graduated from ITESM (Guadalajara) in Industrial Engineering including courses at MIT (Boston)
  • Luis speaks Spanish, English, German and basic French