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Primero Cuarenta Group
Gary has been President/CEO since June 2013 and is responsible for oversight of all operations of PCG in Panama and the USA. During his tenure, Gary and his team have established relationships with governmental agencies to ensure PCG’s compliance with the various laws of doing business in Panama in the agricultural sector.
Gary has successfully established business accounts with three financial institutions in Panama under the FATCA guidelines. In February 2015, Gary and his team were able to successfully acquire the leasing rights to three pineapple farms. Gary has worked with legal counsel and executed all legal documentation in both the United States and Panama.
Prior to PCG, Gary spent over 30 years with leading international companies (IBM, Wang, Xerox, Ricoh, and Canon) in computer solutions, printing, and services businesses. His specific expertise in launching new products, services, management, and extensive project management and implementation background are valuable skills he has brought to PCG.
Ernest is responsible for managing and monitoring all financial aspects of the operations, including the daily sources and uses of funds, strategic forecasting and budgeting, capital raising, taxes, and financial regulations. Ernest monitors and manages the financial operations of PCG.
Prior to PCG, Ernest spent twelve years at KPMG as a Manager in the Financial Risk Management group within the Advisory Division. Ernest was responsible for identifying, calculating, and providing risk mitigation strategies for treasury and finance departments at Fortune 500 companies.
Ernest was a business process improvement specialist in the treasury area, identifying control strengths and weaknesses in cash management, cash forecasting and budgeting, debt management, investment management, and derivative management that were the responsibilities of the CFO and Treasurer for many different industries on a global basis.
Prior to KPMG, Ernest was the Treasurer of a $1.2 billion thrift bank in Chicago, where he managed a $300 million MBS investment portfolio.