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Mr. Ruiz is a seasoned financial professional with over 20 years of financial services experience. He is currently President & CEO of J. Streicher Asset Management, a New York based institutional asset manager specializing in alternative investments and structured finance. Mr. Ruiz also serves as Chairman of the Board of West Indies Initiative, Inc., a New York-Puerto Rico based environmental solutions provider focusing on renewable energy, recycling and power co-generation projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr. Ruiz started his professional career with Goldman Sachs’s Global Finance Group and has held senior banker positions at Salomon Smith Barney, Keefe Bruyette & Woods (KBW), Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch. He focuses primarily on advising corporations, financial institutions, family offices and foundations in such areas as institutional asset management, alternative investments, structured finance, M&A and corporate strategy. Mr. Ruiz has B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Brown University, an MBA in Finance cum laude from Indiana University, and is a member of the Fellows Program at The Wharton School of Business.