Carlos is Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Operand Group. He is responsible for overall management and administration of the Firm’s investing activities in Search Funds. In his role, Carlos is also a Board Member at L.A.W. Publications and E-Card Systems. Prior to his current role, Carlos had 16 years of proprietary investment and operations experience in the equity derivatives industry.  Carlos was Chief Investment Officer for Spot Trading in Chicago from 2009-2015, managing all Trading, Equity Research, Financial Engineering and front-office software development activities. Prior to this experience, Carlos executed various trading roles successfully, and in so doing gained valuable process, technology, and management skills that he is eager to share with young entrepreneurs. When not investing in searchers, Carlos is actively involved as a Director for the Barrington Area Community Foundation and a Founding Board Member of INCubatorEdu. Carlos received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth.