Juan J. "JJ" De Abreu – Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. De Abreu co-founded Prime-Star Enterprises, LLC, in 2008 and currently serves as its chief executive officer and co-portfolio manager. He oversees the Firm's portfolio and investment strategy, business development activities, and provides strategic direction and leadership to all aspects of the organization. Mr. De Abreu brings over 10 years of industry experience in asset management, risk management, financial markets, and commercial banking in the United States and Latin America. He previously served as an equity and fixed income analyst at Forum Asset Management, a Global Macro and Emerging Market Distress Debt hedge fund in New York City. He created the syndicated loan desk and the hedging derivatives desk at Ocean Bank in Miami, Florida, and oversaw a commercial real estate loan portfolio north of $125MM during his time as a credit officer. Mr. De Abreu holds an MBA from Fordham University, honors, and a BS in Economics from the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello.
Francisco J. Gonzalez – Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Gonzalez co-founded Prime-Star Enterprises, LLC, in 2008 and acts as chief investment officer and co-portfolio manager. He leads the firm in the creation, development, and implementation of the Firm's investment strategies. He brings over 11 years of experience in the financial markets, particularly in the areas of derivatives, portfolio construction, and risk management. Prior to founding Prime-Star Enterprises, Mr. Gonzalez served in the areas of Portfolio and Credit Risk Management for Ocean Bank in Miami, Florida, overseeing a commercial loan portfolio of $120MM. Accomplishments during his tenure at Ocean Bank included creating and developing stress test models to satisfy new banking regulations as well as developing Monte Carlo models as part of an effort to bring a probabilistic approach to the credit underwriting process for commercial loans. Mr. Gonzalez holds a BS in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Real Estate from Florida International University.