Borja is Founding Partner at Q-Growth and Q-Prime. He has developed his professional career as a professional investor in different fields.
Mr. Perez Arauna is Board Member of Grupo Timon and its subsidiaries, where he held various executive positions until becoming CEO.
Previously, Mr. Perez Arauna has been Chairman of Qualitas Equity Partners since its foundation, boosting its investments and divestments processes, through out the different funds created since 2003.
From 2000 to 2018 he has been a Board Member of Grupo Prisa, with presence in the board’s Delegated Committees.
Mr. Perez Arauna participates actively in the boards of trustees in foundations of the cultural and educational fields. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Complutense of Madrid and an MBA from Instituto de Empresa (IE).
Borja is Partner at Q-Growth and Q-Prime. Mr. Oyarzabal is Partner at Qualitas Equity Parners where he has worked for 10 years, participating in multiple transactions within the investment portfolio, becoming Board Member in many of them.
Prior to Qualitas, he worked as an Strategic Consultant at Bain & Company, advising corporations and venture capital funds on restructuring and M&A projects. Before that, Mr. Oyarzabal worked in the Financial and Business Advisory area of PwC, as well as at United Technologies in the company's Manufacturing plant in the USA.
Currently Mr. Oyarzabal also works as a Finance Professor in the graduate, post-graduate and MBA programs at ICADE Business School.
Mr. Oyarzabal holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration with distinction from INSEAD, a Master's degree in Science from Virginia Tech University, a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Zaragoza and a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of Nottingham Trent.
Mr. Calderon is an Investment Director in the Private Equity area, he is responsible for the daily supervision of the investment portfolio, as well as new business opportunities. Mr. Calderon has participated in several operations carried out by Q-Growth, becoming Board Member in Vintae and Salupro.
Prior to Q-Growth, Mr. Calderon worked for 7 years in M&A as Vice-president of Lazard and as an Associate at Banco Santander. Ignacio holds a Degree in Business Administration from CUNEF University.
Mr. Benguría is an Investment Director in the Private Equity area, he is responsible for the daily supervision of the investment portfolio, as well as for the analysis of new investment opportunities. Diego is currently Board Member of Imegen.
Prior to Q-Growth, Mr. Benguría worked for six years as an Strategic Consultant at Deloitte. Diego has an MBA from Columbia Business School (Fulbright scholar) in New York, where he also worked during a year at a mid-market fund and holds a Degree in Business Administration from the University of Navarra.
Mr. Polanco is a Senior Analyst in the Private Equity area, he is responsible for the coordination and analysis of new business opportunities as well as to support in the daily management of the investment portfolio.
Prior to Q-Growth, Mr. Polanco worked as a Business Analyst at Universal Music Latin America in the area of New Business Development. Íñigo holds a Master in Management with specialization in Digital Business from Instituto de Empresa (IE) and has a Bachelor's Degree of Science in International Business from Endicott College.
Ms. Calvo is Controller in the Private Equity area, being responsible for the financial, administration, regulatory and compliance control.
Prior to Q-Growth Ms. Calvo worked as a Client Associate in HB Asset Management. Ms. Calvo hold an MBA from Lynn University and graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree of Science in International Business.
Carlos Eduardo Pacheco is Senior Advisor of the Private Equity area since 2017. Currently he is the Managing Director of Massada, an investment firm with investments in banking, insurance, pension funds, construction, infrastructure, mining and energy. Previously he worked at Banco Santander and AXA where he was responsible for M&A operation in LATAM and Africa.
Carlos Eduardo holds a degree in Business from the University of Miami and an MBA from IE Business School.
Mr. Rubio is Portfolio Manager in the Private Equity area, he is responsible for the financial review and control, as well as, for periodical and detailed report to investors.
Before joining Q-Growth, Juan worked as a Director of Alternative Asset Management and Multimanagement in Arcalia Patrimonios and Bankia Private Banking where he was responsible for the Fund of funds investments, the investment portfolios and as the manager of Arcalia Private Equity SCR.
Mr. Rubio has a Degree in Business and Economics from the University of Seville. Juan has a Masters degree in Portfolio Management by the IEB in Madrid (Madrid’s stock-exchange Institute) and a Masters degree in Finance and Banking by the IEJE of Seville (Institute of Law and Business Studies El Monte-CECA).
María José is the Legal Counsel in the Private Equity area and she is responsible for its legal affairs.
Before joining Q-Growth, María José worked at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira as a corporate lawyer in the Madrid, Barcelona and London offices, with a focus on M&A and capital markets transactions.
María José holds a Degree in Law and in Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE, E-3) and an LL.M. from Columbia University in the city of New York.
Eric Halverson is a Member of Q-Growth’s Investment Commitee. He is currently a Partner at Q-Funds, a fund that invests in private equity funds in the European Lower-Mid Market. Mr. Halverson has worked for 14 years at Qualitas Equity Partners as Co-founder and Partner, where he served as Board Member in many companies of the investment portfolio.
Prior to Qualitas, Mr. Halverson worked at UBS Capital as Investment Director and at the Corporate Finance department of UBS Warburg, on M&A and Capital Raising.
Mr. Halverson began his career at McKinsey & Co. as an Associate, providing management consulting services to large corporates in Spain and Scandinavia. Eric Halverson holds a Degree in Economics from Cornell University and Masters Degrees from Cambridge University and Harvard University.
Mr. Olaguibel is a Member of Q-Growth’s Investment Commitee. He is currently Partner at Vela Energy and has a solid track record in the financial and venture capital sector. Mr. Olaguibel has worked for 14 years at Qualitas Equity Partners as Co-founding Partner, participating in the development of all its branches, focusing from 2007 in the development of the energy practice.
Prior to Qualitas, Mr. Olaguibel worked at Banco Santander in the Corporate Finance department, where he participated in various M&A transactions, IPOs, financial restructurings and managed the bank's direct investment portfolio. Mr. Olaguibel began his career at Mercapital, a well known private equity firm in Spain.
Iñigo Olaguibel holds a double degree in Business Administration and Law from ICADE (ICADE E-3).
Mr. Michelena is Member of Q-Growth’s Investment Committee. He is Partner at Vela Energy, Q-Growth and Q-Prime. Pedro has worked for more than 10 years at Qualitas Equity and has over 20 years of experience in banking, structured finance and occupies several relevant positions among the Spanish business community, such as the Chairman of the "PPP Forum.
Before joining Qualitas, Mr. Michelena was Head of the Structured Finance department at BBVA, where he also held different responsibilities in the departments of Corporate Finance, Treasury and Risk Management.
Pedro Michelena holds a degree in Economics from Universidad del Pais Vasco, and an MBA from Syracuse University (Fullbright Scholar).
Mr. García is a Member of Q-Growth’s Investment Committee. He is currently a Partner at Q-Funds, a fund that invests in private equity funds in the European Lower-Mid Market. Mr. Garcia has worked for 11 years at Qualitas Equity Partners as Partner, becoming Board Member in many companies of the investment portfolio.
Before joining Qualitas, Mr. Garcia served as Head of Corporate Planning at Grupo Uralita, where he participated in the restructuring of the group and worked in the development of different strategic plans and M&A transactions. Prior to that, Mr. García worked at McKinsey & Co in Corporate Finance.
Sergio García holds a degree in Business Administration and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Beatriz is an executive assistant in Q-Growth, being in charge of the Reception and communication with departments and clients.
She has gained experience as an Administrative Assistant, as a Receptionists, as a Stewardess, and also, as an Events Assistant. Before joining Q-Growth, she worked within the “Consejería de Sanidad” in the Management of Medical Appointments department. After that, she moved in United Kingdom, where she worked as an Stewardess at a theatre in London and as an Events Assistant within an Art Gallery in Bournemouth.
Beatriz studied, broadcasting, narration, interpretation and protocol in the “International Media College” in Madrid, and she obtained the Cambridge English Advanced Certificate, at Morley College, London.
Mr. Sanchez is an Associate in the Private Equity area; he is responsible for the identification and analysis of new investment opportunities, as well as for the daily management of the investment portfolio.
Prior to Q-Growth, Miguel worked for 4 years at Monitor Deloitte, the strategy consulting practice of Deloitte. He holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICAI).