Team

We have a team of more than 50 professionals with extensive experience in private equity and SME investment.

Philippe Arbour

Philippe Arbour

Partner

Phil joins Tresmares with 17 years of experience in private capital, equity investment and leveraged finance. Prior to joining Tresmares, Phil was most recently a Managing Director in ICG’s senior debt platform. Before that, Phil was a partner at Palamon Capital Partners, a European middle market private equity firm. Before joining Palamon in 2013, Phil spent 10 years at Lloyds Banking Group where he worked in leveraged & acquisition finance. Phil holds a degree in Business Administration from Bishop’s University in Canada, an MSc. Finance & Investment from Durham University (UK), and is a CFA Charterholder. 

Phil is also the Chairman of Fondation Arbour, a philanthropic foundation which provides scholarships to master’s and PhD students in the province of Quebec.

Diego Benguría

Diego Benguría

Investment Director

He worked for Qualitas Equity Partners. Prior to joining Tresmares he worked for six years as a Strategic Consultant at Deloitte.

Diego holds a bilingual degree in Business Administration from Universidad de Navarra, and an MBA from Columbia Business School (Fulbright Scholar).

Javier Bernal

Javier Bernal

Committee Member

He spent most of his professional career in the BBVA Group, the five of which he was Executive Director of Garanti BBVA in Turkey. During this time, Javier was a member of the board, as well as the risk, corporate governance and audit committees.

Previously he was Global Head of Commercial and Corporate Banking, and before that he was General Manager of Innovation and Business

Development and member of the Group's Management Committee.

In previous professional experiences he established Promarsa US in New York and founded DoctorMusic.com.

He is also the author of two thrillers: "El Enigma de Rania Roberts" and "Por un Puñado de Letras", published by SUMA de Letras of Penguin Random House.

He holds a law degree from Universidad de Barcelona and an MBA from IESE Business School.

Nicolás Bontigui

Nicolás Bontigui

Analyst

Prior to joining Tresmares, Nicolás worked in the Financial Restructuring & Debt Advisory department of KPMG.

Nicolás holds a degree in Business Administration from Deusto Business School and Uppsala Universitet.

Emilio Butragueño

Emilio Butragueño

Associate

Before joining Tresmares, Emilio worked for more than two years in the M&A and Restructuring & Special Situations Group at PJT Partners.

Emilio holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE E-4) and Northeastern University.

Ignacio Calderón

Ignacio Calderón

Partner

Ignacio comes from Qualitas Equity Partners. Prior to joining Tresmares, he spent 7 years at Lazard in Mergers & Acquisitions and before that 3 years at Banco Santander.

Ignacio holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from CUNEF University.

Borja Cuéllar

Borja Cuéllar

Partner

Prior to joining Tresmares, Borja worked in the Special Situations Department at ADIC (Sovereign Wealth Fund, Middle East) and at CVCI – Private Equity fund (a business unit of Citigroup). He also worked for two years in the Leveraged Finance Department at Lehman Brothers. Borja started his career as a strategy consultant at Oliver Wyman.

Borja holds a degree in Law and in Business Administration and Management from Universidad Pontificia Comillas, ICADE and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

José Ignacio Dengra

José Ignacio Dengra

Investment Director

Prior to joining Tresmares, José Ignacio worked for over five years as Principal in Alantra’s direct lending fund, where he was directly involved in numerous financings in the Spanish middle-market. He previously worked for five years in the Investment Banking department at Nomura, both in the M&A and Leveraged Finance teams, in Madrid and London.

José Ignacio holds a degree in Law and Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas, ICADE.

Rodrigo Doncel

Rodrigo Doncel

Associate

Before joining Tresmares, Rodrigo worked in the M&A Transaction Services department at Deloitte.

Rodrigo holds a degree in Business Administration & Management from CUNEF University.

Diego Ezquerra

Diego Ezquerra

Principal

Before joining Tresmares, Diego worked for five years as a strategy consultant at the Monitor Group (Deloitte).

Diego graduated as an Industrial Engineer from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICAI) and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Alejandra Gallo

Alejandra Gallo

Analyst

Before joining Tresmares, Alejandra worked on the M&A Transaction Services team at E&Y.

Alejandra studied a bilingual Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration & Management, and she holds a degree in Data & Business Analytics from Universidad Pontificia Comillas, ICADE.

Beatriz García

Beatriz García

Analyst

Prior to joining Tresmares, Beatriz worked for four years in the Corporate Investments and Special Situations department at Banco Santander and before that in Venture Capital at Mundi Ventures.

Beatriz holds a joint degree in Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE E-4) and Northeastern University.

Fátima García

Fátima García

Analyst

Before joining Tresmares, Fátima worked in the investment team at White Summit Capital and before that, in the investment banking department at Citigroup (London).

Fatima holds a degree in Business Administration & Management from Universidad Pontificia Comillas, ICADE.

Javier García

Javier García

Financial Controller

Prior to joining Tresmares, Javier worked for more than three years at PwC as a senior auditor, focusing on financial institutions, FCE, credit institutions.

Javier holds a degree in Business Administration and Law from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and a joint Master’s Degree in Auditing from Universidad CEU San Pablo and CUNEF.

Sergio García

Sergio García

Committee Member

Sergio joined the Qualitas Equity Partners team in 2006 and since 2015 has developed the Qualitas Funds area. He has more than 20 years of experience in strategy consulting, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions in both Europe and Latin America.

Sergio was the Corporate Strategy Director of the Uralita Group since the end of 2002. Previously, he worked at the strategic consulting firm McKinsey & Co. for 6 years.

He also worked as a Summer Associate at Goldman Sachs in London.

Sergio, who started his professional career at Arthur Andersen, holds a degree in Economics & Business Administration, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Borja Gómez-Zubeldia

Borja Gómez-Zubeldia

Partner

Previously, he spent 17 years in investment banking at Nomura, UBS and JPMorgan. In total, he took part in over 50 completed M&A, financing and capital markets operations with a total volume in excess of EUR 100 Bn.

Borja holds a degree in Law and Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas, ICADE.

Laura González

Laura González

Office Assistant

She has more than 10 years of experience in reception and administrative assistant positions providing support to companies in different sectors.

Eric Halverson

Eric Halverson

Committee Member

Founder of Qualitas Equity Partners together with Iñigo Olaguibel in 2003. Since 2015 he has led Qualitas Funds.

Prior to founding Qualitas Equity Partners, he worked as an Investment Director at UBS Capital. Eric started his professional career at McKinsey & Company as an Associate, where he worked providing consulting services to large companies in Spain and Scandinavia.

Eric holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University, an M.A. from Cambridge University and an M.A. from Harvard University.

Nicolás Kaiser

Nicolás Kaiser

Principal

Before joining Tresmares, Nicolás spent 8 years in investment banking at Arcano, Alantra and BBVA.

Nicolás holds a Degree in Economics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, an MBA from INSEAD Business School and an MsC in Finance from IEB.

Pedro Michelena

Pedro Michelena

Committee Member

Pedro has been a partner of Qualitas Equity Partners since 2007 and has more than 20 years of experience in banking. Pedro has held several positions of responsibility in the corporate environment such as the Presidency of the PPP Forum.

He also worked as head of the Structured Finance department at BBVA, where he held different responsibilities in the Corporate Finance, Treasury and Risk departments.

Pedro holds a degree in Economics from Universidad del País Vasco and a MBA from Syracuse University (Fulbright Scholarships).

Íñigo Olaguibel

Íñigo Olaguibel

Committee Member

Nuria Ortega

Nuria Ortega

Executive Assistant

Nuria is an Executive Assistant at Tresmares Capital.

Nuria previously worked at Deloitte, Allen & Overy and Group Ferrovial.

Nuria holds a degree in Management Assistance from the prestigious St. Charles College.

Borja Oyarzábal

Borja Oyarzábal

CEO

Borja is a founding partner of Tresmares Capital. Before that, he was a partner and private equity area manager at Qualitas Equity where we also coordinated other business units covering property funds and industrial shares.

Prior to joining Qualitas, Borja worked as a strategic consultant at Bain&Company as well as PwC.

Borja holds an MBC from INSEAD, an MSc from Virginia Tech University, a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Zaragoza, and a Bachelors degree in Engineering from University of Nottingham Trent where he was awarded the first prize for best engineering. Borja combines his current job with teaching in various graduate and post-graduate programmes.

Carlos Pacheco

Carlos Pacheco

Senior Advisor

Carlos Eduardo Pacheco was part of Qualitas Equity Partners and is an advisor for all of Tresmares’ portfolio companies in Latin America

At present, he is Managing Director of Massada, an investment company operating across multiple sectors including banking, insurance, pension funds, building, infrastructure, mining and energy among others. Prior to Massada, he worked at Banco Santander and AXA where he was in charge of mergers and acquisitions in Latin America and Africa.

He holds a degree in Business Management from University of Miami and an MBA from IE Business School.

Borja Pérez

Borja Pérez

President

Borja is a founding partner of Tresmares Capital.

He was President of Qualitas Equity Partners since its establishment in 2003. He was the one to promote investment and disinvestment process in various funds and vehicles created and developed in a wide range of business activities.

Borja's professional career in the investment field through various Capital structures involved performing executive tasks at the same time participating in administrative bodies and their boards' delegated committees.

He holds a degree in Economics and Business Studies from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and has an MBA from IE Business School (Instituto de Empresa de Madrid).

Íñigo Pérez

Íñigo Pérez

Analyst

Prior to joining Tresmares he worked at BBVA Corporate & Investment Banking.

Íñigo holds a degree in Law and a MSc in Financial Markets from IEB.

Juan Pérez Iglesias

Juan Pérez Iglesias

Partner

Before joining Tresmares Capital, Juan spent close to 13 years in the investment banking division at J.P. Morgan, working on mergers and acquisitions.

Juan was the coverage partner for some of the largest Iberian financial institutions, being part of numerous M&A, ECM and DCM deals.
Additionally, Juan also covered the asset management industry in EMEA and Sub-Saharan financial institutions.

Juan holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration & Management from CUNEF University.

Julián Renilla

Julián Renilla

Legal Counsel

Before joining Tresmares, Julián worked for more than five years at Linklaters as a corporate lawyer, his main focus being capital markets transactions, advising both issuers and underwriters.

Julián holds a Degree in Law from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a Master’s Degree in Law from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Filipe Rodrigues

Filipe Rodrigues

Investment Director

Filipe is an Investment Director at Tresmares Capital.

Prior to joining Tresmares he worked for six years in the M&A team of Nomura, in Madrid. He previously worked for five years in the Corporate Finance teams of BESI and Banco BiG, in Lisbon.

Filipe holds a degree in Business Administration & Management from NOVA School of Business and Economics (Lisbon). He also holds a Master’s degree in Management from Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics.

Manuel Rubiales

Manuel Rubiales

Analyst

Prior to joining Tresmares, Manuel worked in the Private Equity fund, Realza Capital and in the investment banking department of ING.

Manuel holds a bilingual double degree in Law & Business Administration from CUNEF.

Juan Rubio

Juan Rubio

Strategist Director

Juan oins Tresmares from Qualitas Equity Partners. Before that, Juan worked as Alternative Investment Manager at Arcalia Banca Privada (Private Equity).

Juan holds a degree in Economics from Universidad de Sevilla and has a Masters Degree in Portfolio Management from IEB (Institute of Stock Exchange Studies) in Madrid.

Blanca Sagastume

Blanca Sagastume

Committee Member

Diego Salazar

Diego Salazar-Simpson

Principal

Prior to joining Tremares, Diego spent nine years in investment banking at Nomura and ING. In total, he participated in more than 25 M&A and structured finance operations.

Diego holds a degree in Business Administration & Management from Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF).

Miguel Sánchez

Miguel Sánchez

Principal

Miguel joins Tresmares from Qualitas Equity Partners. Before that he worked as a strategy consultant for Deloitte’s Monitor group.  

Miguel is an Industrial Engineer graduate from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICAI) and holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School.

María José Víboras

María José Víboras

Legal Director

María José joins Tresmares from Qualitas Equity Partners. Before that, she worked at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira in Madrid, Barcelona and London as a commercial lawyer, specialising in mergers & acquisitions and securities market transactions.

María José holds a degree in Law and in Business Administration and Management from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE, E-3) and has a Masters Degree in Law (LL.M) from Columbia University.

Arturo Vicente

Arturo de Vicente

Analyst

Before joining Tresmares Arturo worked in the investment banking department at Rothschild & Co.

Arturo holds a dual degree in Law, Business Administration & Management from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE E-3).

Ignacio Vicente

Ignacio Vicente

CFO

Ignacio is Chief Financial Officer at Tresmares Capital

Before that, he was CFO&CSO at Instituto de Crédito Oficial (State controlled 14th Spanish Banking Group), Head of Investees at FROB (Fund for the Orderly Recovery of the Banking Sector), Chief of Staff to the General Secretary of the Treasury and deputy Head of Funding and Debt Management at the Ministry of the Economy. He has taught at Universidad Carlos III.

Ignacio Vicente holds a BSc in Business Management, MBA from IESE, and is CFA and FRM charterholder. He also passed examinations to join the Special Corps of State Economists and Trade Experts.

Joaquín Visquert

Joaquín Visquert

Principal

Prior to joining Tresmares, Joaquín worked for four years at Oliver Wyman as a strategic consultant, and at Citigroup in investment banking.

Joaquín holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and École Centrale Paris. In addition, he holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management (La Caixa scholar).