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Chief Executive Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Quantitive Officer
Walter Kissling Sr

Walter Sr. focuses on company strategy and long-term planning and serves as an advisor to the rest of the team at KSC. Walter is an experienced investor in financial markets and real estate. Previously, Walter worked at Banco Banex (now Davivienda Costa Rica), in personal banking, securities and investment funds. In this role, Walter helped develop Banex’s online banking platform and pioneered the first private pension plan in the country. He then co-founded Mesoamerica Investments, the leading investment banking/private equity firm in the region. He also co-founded Genesis, at the time, the largest real estate developer in Costa Rica. In 2006, Walter founded NAVSAT, a geo-location and GPS technology company based in Costa Rica.


He is a member of various boards of directors where he serves in an advisory capacity. Walter has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA in Banking and Finance from INCAE Business School.


He is a proud father and grandfather and loves mountain biking and exercising.

Walter Kissling Jr

Walter oversees the management and is in charge of all investing and trading decisions at KSC. Walter has held various roles in the financial services industry including Mesoamerica Investments in Colombia and Costa Rica, Eureka Capital in New York, and at PredictWallStreet in Capitola, California. He is an active member of the Board of Directors of RostiPollos, a member of the investment committee Asociación Costa Rica por Siempre, a member of the advisory council of the Demo Lab and a member of Jóvenes por Costa Rica. 

Walter holds a Bachelor’s Degree in finance, summa cum laude, and a Master’s Degree in Energy Management from Tulane University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Financial Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

He is a proud father of two wonderful daughters, enjoys exercising, mountain biking and skiing. 

Álvaro Salas

Álvaro is in charge of developing strategic partnerships and heads the business development division. Álvaro has 15 years of experience in management and financial consulting, academia, and international business management, focusing on partnerships between the public and private sector. 

Álvaro holds an MBA with emphasis in Economics, Finance and Sustainable Development from INCAE Business School, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with emphasis in Science, Technology and Infrastructure from Cornell University. Álvaro earned a Ph.D. in Administration and Public Policy from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. 

Álvaro is the singer of the alternative rock band Jackie Onassis and spends his free time writing songs with his daughter Valentina or playing sports in the mountains and beaches. 

Milena Berrocal

Milena manages the company’s day-to-day operations and compliance needs. Milena is an Executive & Life Coach and is a Founding Board Member of the International Coaching Federation’s Guatemala Chapter. She is an active Leadership mentor in Vital Voices Costa Rica and an Executive Coach for the Strachan Foundation in Central America. She spent over 8 years at the Costa Rican law firm Batalla. Milena is also an entrepreneur. 

Milena earned an Executive MBA at INCAE Business School, where she focused on organizational behavior. She loves traveling, hiking and meditation. Milena spends her time between Costa Rica and Guatemala. 

Mateo Llano

Mateo heads the research and development and trading divisions at KSC. Mateo’s professional experience spans multiple industries and countries, ranging from managing multimillion dollar projects in the Automotive Industry to co-founding a software startup. Through the years, he has acted as Project Manager, Engineering Manager and Soft-ware Developer. Born in Colombia, he has spent 11 years abroad living in Mexico, United States and Singapore. Mateo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey, graduating summa cum laude from both programs. In his free time, Mateo enjoys reading, traveling and practicing any type of sport.

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