Varadero Capital, L.P.
New York, NY
Mr. Guerrero is Varadero's majority-owner, Managing and Chief Investment Officer. Previously, Mr. Guerrero was Chief Executive Officer and CIO of Varadero's indirect affiliate, NIBC Credit Management, Inc. ("CMC"), where he was responsible for all aspects of CMI's North American activities including its Investment Management business. Mr. Guerrero was also a member of CMI's investment committee.
Mr. Guerrero has more than 25 years of experience in the structured credit markets and has worked on a number of first-of-their-kind transactions in the ABS and CDO markets, including several several "Deals of the Year". Before joining CMI, Mr. Guerrero was head of the Global Structure Products Group at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. The team was responsible for augmenting MLIM's presence in the global CDO market by leveraging the team's structured product expertise with the extensive capabilities of MLIM's investment and research teams. Mr. Guerrero and his team focused on distributing, structuring and managing CDO risk. Before joining MLIM, he was dead of the global CDO effort at ABN AMRO where he was responsible for establishing the CDO business. Prior to ABN AMRO, Mr. Guerrero was head of the Structured Products group at TD Securities where he founded the firm's CDO business as part of its high yield capital markets effort. Before Donaldson, Lufkin, Jenrette's CDO business as part of its Securities where he was in charge of the firm's global structured finance business and emerging markets debt capital markets effort.
Mr. Guerrero has a BS degree and an MS degree in Finance from Louisiana State University and is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at The Harvard Business School.