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Emilio JF Rodriguez

Founder, Managing Director

Patagonia Advisors, LLC

Washington DC, DC

Corporate Finance practitioner; capital markets, debt structuring, funding, risk management

Emilio JF's proceeds are donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

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Emilio JF Rodriguez has more than 20 years of corporate finance expertise in several industries including banking, industrial manufacturing, consumer and renewable energy companies in the US, Latin America, and Europe.  He has worked for companies like ABN AMRO Bank, Dupont de Nemours, The Lubrizol Corporation (a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and TerraForm Power and Global (part of Brookfield Asset Management).

​Emilio's corporate finance background includes execution of complex capital market transactions in excess of $6 billion including raising public equity / debt for Fortune 500 publicly traded companies, and smaller privately owned ventures.  Emilio's experience also includes corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations, including investor targeting and pitching to qualified institutional investors.  

​Emilio has undergraduate studies (B.A.) in Business and Finance at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA), and a Master's degree (M.A.) in Economics from Universite catholique de Louvain (Belgium).  Emilio is fluent in English, Spanish, and French languages. 

​Emilio is a Chilean and American national based in Washington DC metropolitan area, where he resides with his family


Managing Director

Patagonia Advisors, LLC
July 2018 - present


Universite Catholique de Louvain

Master's Degree
1999 - 2001



Market Valuation and the Economy: Key Concepts for Investor Relations Officers (IROs)

Journal of Investor Relations, National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)
January 2009

Does the Law Of Diminishing Returns Apply to Sell-Side Analyst Coverage?

Journal of Investor Relations, National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)
January 2008


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8/7/2019 9:23:17 AM,
Emilio JF Rodriguez replied:

Depending on your stage of investment, the most common practice is through founder/owner immediate circle (family and friends) and professional / industry networks (that understand your venture and feel comfortable with underwriting the risk).  Once your venture gains traction, and you need to target institutional investors, you can begin to approach sophisticated investors via direct introductions, angel groups, or specialized online platforms (crowdfunding).  Also, there are a number of specialized (some free) databases that can help to source a list of investors in your space.  One challenge, however, is to identify investors that will become partners and will facilitate introductions, and could potentially lead future financing rounds for your venture.  CEO/founders should invest upfront time to think through their capital raising strategy and validate their different options before taking money from investors.  

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