Sotero is a Director of Corporate Development / M&A at i5invest, specialising in client origination for the US market and supporting European companies with their internationalisation efforts in the US.He is also registered as a securities broker-dealer with the SEC / FINRA in the United States.
Prior to joining i5invest, Sotero was an investment principal at Alps Venture Capital, a venture builder in Central Europe and South East Asia where he also ran one of its portfolio companies as interim CEO including its exit to publicly-listed Immofinanz AG.
Born in the United States to Venezuelan parents, Sotero speaks English, German and Spanish fluently and obtained a double MSc in International Management from the Vienna University of Business & Economics (WU Wien) and the University of Sydney, Australia. Prior to that, he obtained his BSc in Management from the Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick, UK.
As a part-time restaurant owner and when not in the office, you find him exploring the world’s culinary and cocktail/mixology scene.