- José Ignacio Benjumea -

Founding partner of Aracnet Partners. Previously, in his extensive professional career, he was Paribas Managing Director, CEO of Corporación Borealis, controlled by the Rockefeller Group and Banco Hispano Americano, CEO of Bestinver, Banco Progreso Managing Director (March group) and Finance Director of Natwest-March.  

During this time, he has started and directed multiple transactions in several sectors and has managed investments of important private and institutional clients.

At present he is President of Probigraf since 1998 and Kalon Mantenimiento since 2014. He is on the advisory board of March JLT since 2013.

José Ignacio has a degree in Economics.

- José Manuel Abaroa -

José Manuel Abaroa joined Aracnet Partners in May 2017. After university he started his career working for Banco Santander Negocios in equity markets. Afterwards he was responsible for the equity division in Spain of Drexel Burham Lambert, Benito y Mojardin, Credit Lyonnais and Alexander Cruikshank.

In 1995 he joined Renaissance Capital in Moscow and was promoted a year later as partner for Equity Product Group with offices in London, New York, Moscow and Johannesburg. In 1999 he moved to London where in 2008 ran the Private Equity division for the client of Renaissance until 2017.

Jose Manuel has a law degree and has an MBA by INSEAD in Fontainebleau. He speaks Spanish English and French.

- Julián Pérez -

Julián Pérez joined Aracnet Partners in 2017. Previously he was responsible for institutional equity sales at Interdín S.V.B. since 2011. From 1994 until 2011 he was head of domestic institutional equity sales at Societe Generale. From 1988 until 1991 was the head of domestic equity sales at Ahorro Corporación. He also worked at Renta 4 as head of asset management.

Julian is an agricultural engineer by ETSIA and MBA by IESE.

- Javier Petit -

Javier started his career in 1982 in Banco de Progreso (March Group) with different responsibilities at the Treasury, Capital Markets, Corporate Banking and Marketing Departments. In 1989 he became CEO of the bank. In 1992 he led the merger between the retail business of Banco del Progreso and Banco Urquijo, and continued during 4 more years managing Banco Urquijo. During those years he represented the bank as board member in Media Planning, Urquijo insurance business and Torrenova de Inversiones SICAV. In 1996 it became CEO of Banco Cooperativo Español where he stayed during the last 21 years. He has been Board Member of Ausur (motorway concession company), President of Espiga Gestion (Private Equity), Member of the Steering Committee of Unico Banking Group (European cooperative banks) and member of the managing board of the Association of Financial Markets. Javier has a law degree by ICADE

- Manuel Salinas -

Manuel Salinas joined Aracnet Partners in 2017. Previously he was the partner responsible for business development at Abaco Capital SGGIC. Before that he was part of the Credit Suisse UK (London based) Iberian Private Banking team during 2013 and 2014. Previously he was at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in London for 14 years, he was responsible for developing the Iberian business working with Ultra High Net Worth Individuals and Family Offices. Before Morgan Stanley he was several years in New York working for Serfín Securities in fixed Income Sales (1992-1997) and at Banco Santander as Credit Analyst (1992-1992).

Manuel has a BA in Economics from the University of Rochester in New York, and an MBA from INSEAD at Fontainebleau. He is fluent in Spanish and English.


- Alicia Gozalo -

Alicia Gozalo joined Aracnet Partners in 2017 and is responsible for the administration department.

Alicia has a degree in economics and business administration from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.