Board of Directors
UNICAPITAL SECURITIES INC.
ATTY. AVELINO J. CRUZ, JR.
Atty. Avelino J. Cruz, Jr. has vast experiences in the general practice of law, including practice areas of litigation and dispute resolution, commercial and corporate, administrative, constitutional and election law. He also served the government in various capacities as: Secretary of National Defense from August 2004 to November 2006, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel from January 2001 to January 2004 and Active Executive Secretary from 2003 to 2004. Atty. Cruz graduated Salutatorian and Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines, College of Law in 1977 and placed 7th in the Bar Examinations of the same year. He has been admitted to the practice of law by the New York Bar and was Bar Examiner in Commercial Law in the 1995 Bar Examinations. He also finished BS Mathematics from the Ateneo de Manila University. As a student leader, he was President of the UP Law Student Government and the Ateneo Student Coucil. He was Senior Editor of The Philippine Collegian of U.P. and member of the editorial board of The Guidon of the Ateneo.
JAIME J. MARTIREZ
He is concurrently the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Unicapital Group and Managing Director and Treasurer of Unicapital Inc. Likewise, he is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Unicapital Finance and Investments, Inc., a finance company engaged in lending and leasing activities and a wholly owned subsidiary of Unicapital Inc. He holds other key positions in several private and publicly listed corporations that are engaged in the fields of energy, real estate, water distribution, and information technology Vice President and Director of MAJALCO, Inc., XCT Corporation, a supplier of IT equipments for BPOs’ and Des Eaux Utilities Co., Inc., a bulk water provider of several local water districts in Bulacan. He is likewise a Director and Vice President of MJ Realty; Treasurer of GJ Holdings; and President of Unoventure Inc., an enterprise facilities provider located in the PEZA Industrial Parks south of Metro Manila. He also sits as Director of Malayan Savings and Mortgage Bank, Insular Rural Bank and Acme Pawnshops, Inc. He sits as a Director of Basic Energy Corporation, a publicly listed company in the Philippine Stock Exchange engaged in oil and renewable energy exploration and heads as Chairman the finance and investments committee of the company. He is also the Treasurer and a Director of Unicapital Securities, Inc. He holds a degree in Business Administration from De La Salle University and completed his post-graduate courses from the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business. Mr. Martirez is a member of the Makati Business Club, Charter member of the Rotary Club of Makati Ayala and a past member of the Manila Jaycees.
RICARDO L. FERNANDEZ
Prior to Unicapital, Inc. he was the General Manager at Multinational Investment Bancorporation where he was connected for fifteen years. Mr. Fernandez is also President of Unicapital, Inc. while also serving as Director of Unicapital Finance and Investments, Inc. He served as two time President of Investment House Association of the Philippines (IHAP) from 2003 to 2005 and President of the Money Market Association of the Philippines (MART) in 1994. He holds Behavioral Science and Business Management degrees from De La Salle University and earned his MBA from the University of the Philippines. He is also a Director of the Philippine Dealing System (PDS), Philippine Depository and Trust Corporation (PDTC), Philippine Securities Settlement Corporation (PSSC) and the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corporation (PDEX). Aside, he is a member of the Financial Executives Association of the Philippines (FINEX) and Management Association of the Philippines (MAP).
GEORGE J. MARTIREZ
He is currently the 2nd Vice Chairman/CEO of Malayan Bank Malayan Savings and Mortgage Bank and President of MAJALCO, Inc., a Makati based property developer of office and commercial buildings in the prime CBD of Makati. He also serves as a Director of Unicapital Finance and Investments, Inc., Unicapital Securities, Inc., Insular Rural Bank, Acme Jewelry, Inc. and Acme Pawnshops, Inc. He holds a degree in Economics from De La Salle University and earned his MBA from the University of the Philippines.
RAMON A. CARANDANG
He is a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Economics. He spent his first years as professional in the investment industry, working as an Analyst and Sale Executive for various stock brokerage houses like Pryce Securities, HG Asia Securities and Kim Eng Securities. In 2000, he helped establish the investigative journalism magazine Newsbreak where he served as Business editor and President. He also, joined ABS-CBN where he worked as reporter, presenter and commentator. Citing his expertise in the field of communications and his track record in finance and economics, he was appointed Secretary of Presidential Communication Development and Strategic Planning by President Benigno S. Aquino III. He left government in December 2013. He is concurrently the CEO of Ronin Consultancy Services and Head of the Integrated Corporate Communications Unit and Vice President of the First Philippine Holdings Corporation..
RENE CARLOS P. MENDOZA
He is concurrently the Chairman and Managing Director of Techtrade Asia, Inc. and the President and Director of LTA Condominium Corp. and Phalanx Properties, Inc. He is a Director of G.G. Mendoza & Sons Enterprises Inc. and Health Marketing Technologies, Inc. He is also the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Makati Southwest and a member of the Board of Trustees of Rotary Chores (MSW) Foundation, Inc. He holds masteral units from the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications from the University of the Philippines.
JOSE A. NUNEZ, Jr.
He is concurrently the Vice-Chairman of Al Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the Philippines and DBP Leasing Corporation. He is a Director of various companies such as Unicapital, Inc., Unicapital Finance and Investment, Inc., Lear Aero Ltd., Inc., Bukidnon Hydro Electric Corporation La Costa Development Corporation Corp. and Agus 3 Hydropower Corp.. He is a banker for more than 40 years and a former Chairman and CEO of Development Bank of the Philippines, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., Premier Development Bank and Federal Savings and Mortgage Bank. He graduated from Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan with a degree of Bachelor of Arts major in Economics under the honors program and an MBA candidate of Ateneo de Manila University.
ANSON T. UY
He is concurrently the Chairman of the Board of Expresspay, Inc. and the President and CEO of Sagesoft Solution, Inc. He graduated cum laude from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering. He is a Director of Gideon Venture Capital, New Union Philiipines, Nxtlvl Academy, Parallax Fraud Technologies, Inc., Redental Technologies, Inc., Redstar Asia Solutions, Inc. Vireef Digital, Inc. and Xirrus, Inc. He also, joined Touch Solution, Inc. as President and CEO from 2007 to 2013 and concurrently Treasurer of Phylasso Corporation.