Guillermo J. Berretta
Senior Managing Director, Investment Banking Services
Guillermo J. Berretta, senior managing director in The Alta Group based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a CPA and seasoned professional in the Latin American equipment leasing industry. In addition to special expertise in portfolio management, including the renegotiation of the largest pesified leasing portfolio in Argentina after the 2002 devaluation, he founded the Argentina Leasing Association.
Guillermo also is the founder of the Capital Access consultancy that provides services to leasing companies and vendors in the South Cone. During the past four years, he was part of the team hired by Banco Comafi to launch its leasing company, which became a leader in originations and portfolio management.
Earlier in his career, Guillermo was responsible for finance and administration activities for CIT Argentina, Brazil and Chile. He also was CFO at The Capita Corporation of Argentina, a joint venture between AT&T Capital and Banco Frances, which became Argentina’s leading leasing company.
“If you are aiming to achieve a profitable leasing company, you need to have competitive funding sources, strong credit policies, a stable system and operating procedures in place to be able to capitalize the America’s South Cone emerging market growth potential.”
His experience in these positions included the development and implementation of several leasing systems, internal controls, credit and collections procedures. His greatest challenges focused on the complexity of funding transactions in several currencies and rates through hedge tools and portfolio securitizations.
Guillermo graduated from Buenos Aires University and earned an MBA from CEMA University in Buenos Aires. He is fluent in Spanish, English can speak Portuguese.
The Latin American Group has a local presence in all Latin American countries. Typical projects for Alta clients include market research, competitive analysis and strategic analysis, with a focus on vendor leasing.
Guillermo J. Berretta
Las Heras 1937, 1602 Florida
Buenos Aires – Argentina
+54 911 4087 2289