LCR Capital Partners is happy to announce that it has hired Victor Espinosa as Commercial Director focused on Latin America, and has made two promotions: Gregory Sweeney to Chief Client Officer and Marcelo Gorenstein to Associate Vice President in the Commercial Team. These team changes reflect LCR’s commitment to building a strong team, despite the impact of the pandemic and EB-5 regulatory changes.
Victor Espinosa has worked in private wealth management and the EB-5 investor visa industry for 15 years. Born in Mexico City, Victor knows personally what first generation Americans experience in choosing to move to the United States. He has also counselled high net worth individuals on international investing, tax issues and immigration. “Victor is a rare find in our industry. Someone who really knows the details of both the investment and immigration sides of the business. We are thrilled he has decided to join the LCR team,” said Rogelio Caceres, Chief Commercial Officer.
Also on the Commercial Team, Marcelo Gorenstein has been promoted to Associate Vice President. Having joined LCR in late 2018, Marcelo has become deeply knowledgeable of the EB-5 industry and has brought a high level of energy to helping clients understand their immigration choices. In his new role, he is also leading the commercial development of LCR’s new Portuguese Golden Visa offering helping clients evaluate their options to achieve European Residency. “Marcelo has been a huge contributor to the team in Brazil and has been supporting teams across the world. He fully deserves this promotion,” said Bruna Canto, Commercial Director in Brazil.
After forming a new Investor Relations team in February, Greg Sweeney has been promoted to Chief Client Officer. “LCR is focused on building long term, multi-generational relationships with its clients. Having Greg, who has been a partner at LCR since the beginning, represents the voice of the client reinforces how much we are focused on our clients right to the top of the business. Greg also brings over 30 years of business experience and a deep respect for what our clients need as they work to achieve their full potential in the United States or in Europe, ” said Sherman Baldwin, CEO of LCR.
Like a lot of businesses this year, the EB-5 visa business has been negatively impacted by travel restrictions and delays in embassy processing. LCR also has taken steps to address costs but has not had to make significant reductions. The firm is focusing on maintaining its team and adding new EB-5 projects that will give global families who want to invest in and immigrate to the United States the ability to create the American jobs that will help rebuild the U.S. economy.