“The best specialists in their field consolidates Copernicus as the fastest-growing firm in our sector”

Jose Néstola <span>/ CEO Grupo Copernicus</span> /

Jose Néstola / CEO Grupo Copernicus / CEO Grupo Copernicus

  • Founder of Copernicus 2013.
  • Member of the Board of Citigroup Iberia.
  • Co-Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets of Citigroup España.
  • CEO Citigroup Spain.
  • Co-Founder and Managing Director for Spain and Portugal Salomon SmithBarney.
  • President and CEO of Nikko Securities SVSA.

Juan Uscola <span>/ Managing Director / Head of Legal</span> /

Juan Uscola / Managing Director / Head of Legal / Head of Servicing

  • Law degree form Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  • More than 19 years of experience in the distressed debt and assets area.
  • Head of the Legal department specialized in foreclosures and bankruptcies - Banco Popular.
  • More than 20,000 delinquent mortgages - more than 10,000 corporate bankruptcies.
  • Juan personally managed the 35 biggest corporate bankruptcies of Banco Popular.
  • He was one of the people to build the 189 internal legal team as well as all the external legal network.

Paul Tighe <span>/ Head of Underwriting</span> /

Paul Tighe / Head of Underwriting / Head of Advisory

  • Bachelor of Business Studies (First class honours) and Irish Chartered Accountant.
  • With more than 17 years professional experience.
  • Previously, Director of Restructuring in KPMG Spain, advising lenders, debtors and alternative investors.
  • Led Independent Business Reviews in a wide range of sectors including Media, Telecommunications, Industrial, Real Estate and Retail.
  • Led projects on cash management, short term treasury reviews, operating turnaround and strategies for distressed corporates.
  • Coordinated refinancing processes and advised on refinancing structures.
  • Paul advised Private Equity and Corporate clients in M&A processes including some of the largest LBOs in Spain in the period 2004-09.
  • Paul start his career in KPMG Dublin, auditing companies primarily in the TMT sector (1997 to 2001).

José Antonio Silva <span>Managing Partner Portugal</span> /

José Antonio Silva Managing Partner Portugal / Managing Partner Portugal

  • Law Degree by Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • President Fundación Luso-Espanhola
  • Founding partner Iberjuris, Iberian Law firm with strong practice on Banking and Commercial Litigation, Insolvency and Companies Reestructuring, Insurance and Maritime Law in Portugal
  • Founder Silva e Sousa Associados Advising new businesses on formation of corporations and business structures, drafting privacy policies, structuring contracts and negotiation strategies for commercial and international transactions. Banking and Insurance Law. Contracts. Maritime & Shipping Law. Civil and Commercial Litigation and Arbitration.
  • More than 30 years working in Spanish and Portuguese financial sector

Eugenio Garcia <span>/ Chief Operating Officer</span> /

Eugenio Garcia / Chief Operating Officer / Chief Operating Officer

  • Previously Head of Portfolio analysis at special servicer, Hispania where he was responsible for designing and leading Underwriting processes and valuations of both unsecured and secured portfolios.
  • Prior to that Eugenio was Collections and Recoveries strategy manager in Barclay Spain responsible for the collection policies and strategies for the retail bank over the full debt cycle.
  • Consultant in Experian España where he designed and implemented systems to assist in decisión making and risk analysis.

Alfonso Unzurrunzaga <span>/ Head of Organization and IT</span> /

Alfonso Unzurrunzaga / Head of Organization and IT / Head of Organization and IT

  • Bachelor of Economics and Business Administration (UPV Bilbao) and Master in financial Institutions Management (IEB Madrid).
  • +20 years of experience in banking, consultancy, recovery and payments.
  • COO in Novo Banco, formerly Banco Espírito Santo, managing back office processes, control and reporting for loans, payments, current accounts and securities. Also COO in First Data Spain & Portugal, being responsible of business support departments, including IT, Operations, Compliance, Risk management, Call Centre and Quality.
  • Manager in Accenture, more than eight years delivering and managing several projects in the IT, processes, and organizational arena, for the banking industry in Spain and abroad.


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