Our Team

Our Team2018-05-21T01:33:48+00:00

Jarred Guthrie

MANAGING PARTNER

Jarred Guthrie has 19 years of experience as a technical leader with expertise managing dynamic teams and complex projects in a Fortune 5 company and energy ‘supermajor’. Mr. Guthrie has extensive negotiation skills and was responsible for directing $3.9B in commercial agreements globally. He has led teams on 5 continents, across both developed and frontier markets, in the areas of production operations, R&D, exploration, maintenance, logistics, contracts & procurement, and was also one of the establishing members of a successful innovation center that delivered >$1B in revenue.

Mr. Guthrie is a highly decorated US Army veteran with multiple command roles and combat deployments, having been responsible for as many as 18,000 soldiers with a $2.1B budget. He was also the US Army’s liaison to the Department of Commerce for fuel in Northern Iraq.

Mr. Guthrie is an Executive Committee Member of the World Trade Center Energy Committee, a member of the Boards of Directors of WorldBoston, the Fuel Relief Fund, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, The YOT Club, as well as a former Board Observer for iBERIABANK. He is also a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Tbilisi, Georgia. Mr. Guthrie is the recipient of the Order of the Eagle of Georgia in recognition for his numerous philanthropic efforts throughout that country.

He earned a B.S. in Industrial Systems Engineering and B.A. in American Legal Studies from the United States Military Academy at West Point, along with an Executive Education from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer (EUR ING) in the European Union and has been inducted into the Royal Dutch Institute of Engineers in the Netherlands. He is also an accomplished technical author and US Patents holder.

Joseph Haynes

MANAGING PARTNER

Joseph Haynes has 15 years of experience in developing major infrastructure projects.
Most recently, in 2011, Joseph founded a consulting practice called Haynes & Associates. The firm specializes in Public Private Partnerships, government procurement, and government relations. In this capacity Joseph has developed hundreds of millions of dollars of energy projects. As President of Haynes & Associates he has represented domestic and international clients from Fortune 50s to start ups in industries such as health care, finance, information / communication technologies, transportation, smart city technology, agriculture, defense, construction, education and security.

Prior to founding his current firm, Mr. Haynes was on the front edge of the burgeoning “green economy”, having served as the national sales manager for a publicly traded company specializing in “waste to energy” and organic fertilizer production. He also co-founded a company called Afriganics, which specialized in converting diesel powered telecom towers and irrigation systems in West Africa into cost effective solar / battery systems.

Mr. Haynes is a graduate of Brandeis University and serves on multiple boards in the Boston Area including Leading Cities, World Boston and Trustees of the University of Liberia. As of September 2017 he relocated to Eastern Europe to pursue opportunities for Commonwealth Frontier Advisors.

Victor Hugo Rodriguez

GENERAL PARTNER

Victor Hugo Rodriguez is the Founder and CEO of LatAm Alternatives and several other industry firms and has more than 19 years of experience in management, sales, marketing and business development within the securities industry throughout the US and LatAm region. Prior to founding LAS AMERICAS MEDIA, Mr. Rodriguez was Partner and Head of Latin American Prime Brokerage for Merlin Securities (Prime Broker) and Director of Global Institutional Sales at Trade Station Securities, subsequently acquired by Monex Group. He also served as Director of Latin America for Terra Nova Trading (now LightSpeed Trading), and in the late 90s he was the Founder, President & CEO of Pristine.com Latin America, a leading trading education provider. Mr. Rodriguez started his career at The Caracas Stock Exchange and rose to be the youngest President & CEO of a Broker Dealer on the Exchange. He has been a live TV Economics News Anchor and is well known as the Founder and Former Head of The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) LatAm Chapter, and is a former STA (Security Traders Association) National Board LatAm Advisor and Member of The Board of Advisors at Emerging Markets Virtual Exchange (EMVx).

A frequent speaker, panelist and featured presenter at professional events, Mr. Rodriguez has been interviewed by many of the world’s leading publications and television media and is the Founder of the Hedge Fund Association (HFA) and Securities Traders Association (STA) LatAm Chapters.

Jeffrey LeClair

SENIOR ADVISOR

Jeffrey LeClair is a seasoned professional with over 17 years of experience in the financial services industry, specializing in marketing, sales, and investment management. He has a proven track record of consistently developing, executing and enhancing a wide range of strategies and tactics aimed at raising and retaining assets.

Mr. LeClair is currently employed as a senior Vice President of Marketing at a New York based investment firm where he has played a significant role in helping grow the firms assets from $600M to $13B. Prior to this, he held a position as an investment broker where he personally built and managed a $20M book of business.

Mr. LeClair is a member of Board of Directors for WorldBoston, a World Affairs Council, and is an active member of its finance committee.

He holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses and is an Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS). He earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.