K SQUARED CAPITAL

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Injustices occur in the financial markets every single day. People are taken advantage of because of their lack of expertise or willingness to put in the time to study what they are being sold. We have been on the receiving end of these injustices several times, which is why we decided to create K Squared Capital in 2017. We aim to provide transparency and alignment of interests to stop these injustices. We have become experts in finding hidden costs, optimizing investment returns, and searching for the best and most efficient instruments in the industry.

WALTER KISSLING
CHAIRMAN

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Walter Sr. focuses on company strategy and long-term planning and serves as an advisor to the rest of the team at KSC. Walter is an experienced investor in financial markets and real estate. Previously, Walter worked at Banco Banex (now Davivienda Costa Rica), in personal banking, securities and investment funds. In this role, Walter helped develop Banex’s online banking platform and pioneered the first private pension plan in the country. He then co-founded Mesoamerica Investments, the leading investment banking/private equity firm in the region. He also co-founded Genesis, at the time, the largest real estate developer in Costa Rica. In 2006, Walter founded NAVSAT, a geo-location and GPS technology company based in Costa Rica.

 

He is a member of various boards of directors where he serves in an advisory capacity. Walter has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA in Banking and Finance from INCAE Business School.

 

He is a proud father and grandfather and loves mountain biking and exercising.

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WALTER R. KISSLING
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Walter oversees the management and is in charge of all investing and trading decisions at KSC. Walter has held various roles in the financial services industry including Mesoamerica Investments in Colombia and Costa Rica, Eureka Capital in New York, and at PredictWallStreet in Capitola, California. He is an active member of the Board of Directors of RostiPollos, a member of the investment committee Asociación Costa Rica por Siempre, a member of the advisory council of the Demo Lab and a member of Jóvenes por Costa Rica. 

Walter holds a Bachelor’s Degree in finance, summa cum laude, and a Master’s Degree in Energy Management from Tulane University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Financial Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

He is a proud father of two wonderful daughters, enjoys exercising, mountain biking and skiing. 

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MILENA BERROCAL
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Milena manages the company’s day-to-day operations and compliance needs. Milena is an Executive & Life Coach and is a Founding Board Member of the International Coaching Federation’s Guatemala Chapter. She is an active Leadership mentor in Vital Voices Costa Rica and an Executive Coach for the Strachan Foundation in Central America. She spent over 8 years at the Costa Rican law firm Batalla. Milena is also an entrepreneur. 

Milena earned an Executive MBA at INCAE Business School, where she focused on organizational behavior. She loves traveling, hiking and meditation. Milena spends her time between Costa Rica and Guatemala. 

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GEORGINA GONZÁLEZ
CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER

Georgina oversees KSC’s branding efforts and heads the investor relations division. Georgina has over 15 years of experience in Marketing and Communications with a focus on local and international brand strategy. She is a successful entrepreneur; founded her own consulting firm and sits on several boards of directors. 

Georgina holds an MBA with honors from INCAE Business School. Georgina is the mother of two lovely daughters, and enjoys quality time with her family, playing tennis, exercising, and exploring the natural beauty of Costa Rica.

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ÁLVARO SALAS
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Álvaro is in charge of developing strategic partnerships and heads the business development division. Álvaro has 15 years of experience in management and financial consulting, academia, and international business management, focusing on partnerships between the public and private sector. 

Álvaro holds an MBA with emphasis in Economics, Finance and Sustainable Development from INCAE Business School, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with emphasis in Science, Technology and Infrastructure from Cornell University. Álvaro earned a Ph.D. in Administration and Public Policy from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. 

Álvaro is the singer of the alternative rock band Jackie Onassis and spends his free time writing songs with his daughter Valentina or playing sports in the mountains and beaches.