Louis Pargiolas - Professional Summary:
An entrepreneur with a diversified professional history in working with investment bankers, commercial real estate development, and other fields, Louis Pargiolas currently splits his efforts between several projects in the United States, Panama, and Colombia. An alumnus of Arizona State University, Mr. Pargiolas studied Finance and subsequently entered into a highly successful, 11-year relationship with Remy Capital LLC, in Chicago. During this time, Louis Pargiolas ascended into various roles as Trader, and Partner at Remy Capital, with oversight for a multimillion-dollar investment portfolio. In addition to his work at Remy Capital, Mr. Pargiolas held memberships to both the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and branched out into the commercial real estate market as a private investor and developer.
Beginning with El Retiro Centro Comercial in Bogota, Louis Pargiolas launched a successful foray into commercial real estate and provided financing, acquired land, and helped manage the development of a 225,000 square foot shopping mall. In tandem with this project, Mr. Pargiolas developed a Bogota office complex for Samsung, and the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City. Louis Pargiolas also took part in the development of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Resort in Panama. In addition to working in real estate capacities, Mr. Pargiolas served as Chief Financial Officer of anti-ballistic construction firm ACS Holdings LLC, and worked as Head Derivatives Trader of Eventus Investment Partners, a private options fund based in the U.S.
Mr. Pargiolas also has devoted time to philanthropic work, in his involvement with the American Society of Bogota. This organization included the US Ambassador to Colombia as its president. Mr. Pargiolas formerly served as Vice President and sat on the Board of Directors of this civic and community organization.
Louis Pargiolas - Professional Experience:
Partner, Developer and Risk Capital Investor at Trump Ocean Club - Panama
Partner and Developer at Samsung Office Complex - Colombia
Partner, Developer and Investor at Hard Rock Hotel on the Beach - Panama
Partner, Developer at Cartagena Shopping and Entertainment Center - Colombia
General Partner at Lago Mar Partners
Partner, Developer and Risk Capital Investor at El Retiro Commercial Center - Colombia
Louis Pargiolas - Education:
B.S. in Finance from Arizona State
Louis Pargiolas - Interests:
2006- Present American Society of Bogotá Colombia Vice President & Member of the Board of Directors: Raise money to sponsor scholarships for Colombian Kids. Work directly with the US Ambassador, other US Embassy personnel, and Colombians interested in the relationship with the US.