Fernando is the Chief Financial Officer for all companies in the Santana Group, including Oveana. As CFO, Fernando is responsible for overall financial reporting, accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, and financial strategy. Fernando joined Santana Group in 2016 and works closely with the senior leadership team. He brings over 16 years combined experience in accounting and finance in the United States and Mexico.
Previously, Fernando served as CFO of Propel Financial Services and spearheaded Propel’s inaugural $134MM securitization and capital raising efforts that boosted the firm’s line of credit by $350MM. Working in Mexico for 10 years, Fernando led the assurance and advisory management program focusing on operational improvement projects at Home Depot Mexico where he developed multichannel distribution platforms. Fernando started his financial career at KPMG as a senior auditor specializing in the retail sector.
Fernando earned his BBA and Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a licensed Certified Public Account.
An active member of the San Antonio community, Fernando serves as chair of the Board of Trustees for the San Antonio Make-A-Wish foundation and was named to the 2015 “Forty under 40” list of distinguished leaders by the San Antonio Business Journal.