Happy Independence Day! We want to inform you that our offices will be closed on Thursday July 4, 2024.

Happy Independence Day! We want to inform you that our offices will be closed on Thursday July 4, 2024.

Our team

Meet the experts committed to offering
world-class financial solutions.

Carlos Martin-Donadio

Carlos Martin-Donadio

CEO

Senior Management

Carlos Martin-Donadio is a seasoned financial industry executive with over 29 years of experience in various areas including Wealth Management, Capital Markets, and Asset Management.

He leads teams servicing domestic and offshore clients and is responsible for Strategy, Platform, Product, and Sales development.

Prioritizing proper franchise risk governance and controls, Carlos has an unblemished record of growing businesses, leveraging fintech innovation and automation platforms to deliver controlled scalability.

His offshore expertise expands through cross-border client referral programs framework, product development, and foreign bank ownership of wealth management platforms in the U.S.

Recently, he ran the sale and integration of the Wealth Management platform, Broker-Dealer, and Advisory businesses in a Florida bank acquisition by a foreign-owned bank.

Carlos has previously worked with financial institutions including: Merrill Lynch, Citizens Bank, Putnam Investments, Citigroup, Bradesco U.S, City National Bank of Florida, and Bci Securities.

He was raised in Madrid, Spain, has been married for over 25 years, and has two daughters and a dog. Carlos speaks three languages (English, Spanish, and Portuguese), and his passions include Philosophy and Tennis.

M. Carolina Rivas

M. Carolina Rivas

Chief Compliance Officer

Senior Management

Carolina Rivas joined Bci Securities in 2015 as Chief Compliance Officer and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer.

Before joining the team, she spent six years as a Principal Consultant for Engaged AML Solutions and ten years at Bank of America, working in various areas including wealth and investment management and anti-money laundering.

She has extensive experience in the financial industry and has established herself as a vocal advocate for anti-money laundering and regulatory compliance.

Carolina earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University.

She holds Series 7 and Series 24 securities licenses, is a FINRA Wharton Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional, and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Also, she is a member of the Conflict Resolution and the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Associations.

She holds Series 7 and Series 24 securities licenses, is a FINRA Wharton Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional, and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Also, she is a member of the Conflict Resolution and the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Associations.

Francisco J. García-Nieto

Francisco J. García-Nieto

Head of Private Client Solutions

Senior Management

Francisco J. Garcia-Nieto joined Bci Securities in 2016 as the SVP - Director of Business Development.

Before joining Bci Securities, he worked as the Director of Commercial and Financial Holdings at Banco Popular Español and as an Executive Vice President and Director of International Personal Banking at TotalBank, among many others.

He received two Bachelor's degrees at Complutense University, Economics and Actuarial Sciences. He also has a Master's in Business Administration from INESE Instituto de Estudios Superiores Financieros in Madrid, Spain.

He holds Series 7, 24, and 66 licenses.

Felipe Betancur

Felipe Betancur

Head of Institutional Sales & Trading

Senior Management

Felipe Betancur joined Bci Securities Inc. in 2021 as Head of Institutional Sales & Trading.

Before joining the team, Felipe worked in the International Wealth Management Division at Morgan Stanley for over 5 years, assisting ultra-high-net-worth individuals and Institutions.

Felipe has a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance from Florida International University.

Felipe holds Series 7 and 66 licenses.

María Eugenia Nodar

María Eugenia Nodar

Financial & Operations Principal

Senior Management

Maria Eugenia Nodar joined Bci Securities Inc. as Financial & Operations Principal, overseeing the financial and operations departments.

Before joining the team, Maria E. Nodar worked for 25 years as the Financial & Operations Principal of BAC Florida Investments Corp. (Currently Bradesco Investments). She also worked as the Operations Manager of a self-clearing firm in Coral Gables.

And as the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer of BAC Global Advisors, an SEC-registered RIA (Currently Bradesco Invest US) for 17 years.

She holds Series 7, Series 99, and Series 27 securities licenses.