Mr. Alonzo has more than twenty-five years of professional experience specifically in Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Strategic Consulting, and Corporate Finance. He has been Managing Director of CFSM in Mexico City since January 2004. As CFSM Managing Director, Mr. Alonzo has led a variety of M&A transactions, project finance, and corporate finance consulting projects.
Before founding CSFM, Mr. Alonzo was a partner at Crown Capital Latin America LLC, a Latin American private equity firm. As a Crown partner, Mr. Alonzo invested in various companies including Fresh Direct Inc. (www.freshdirect.com), a company focused on processing and distributing perishable foods in New York City. Prior to Crown, he was CEO of Telefonica B2B Mexico, where he was responsible for Telefonica B2B Foodservice , a joint venture between Telefonica S.A. and Alsea, S.A. de C.V. (BMV: ALSEA*) which created an electronic marketplace focused on Mexican foodservice industry. Prior to Telefonica he was an Associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions group of Credit Suisse First Boston in New York City, and Strategic Consultant for McKinsey & Co. in Mexico City. Mr. Alonzo began his carrier in finance as a stock broker at Afin Casa de Bolsa, and has been a certified Financial Advisor by the CNBV (Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores) since 1992.
Mr. Alonzo has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), where he was also student body president from 1991 to 1992, and where is currently a professor in the Business and Accounting Department.