Rafael Diaz-Balart has over 25 years’ experience in international finance and asset management, as well as many years of service to the Miami community. He is the CEO and Founder of Vestec International Corporation. Mr. Diaz-Balart is also Senior Advisor for Credit Lyonnais, Private Banking International. In the past, he has had executive experience with IBJ Schroder International Bank, Paine Webber, Barnett Bank and the National Bank of Washington, D.C. He also served as Consultant to the Office of the Special Advisor to the President of Venezuela and founded InterTrust Bank Limited (Bahamas). Mr. Diaz-Balart is Director and Chairman of Connected Media Technologies, Inc. and a member of the Board of Directors at The Jay Malina International Trade Consortium of Miami-Dade County and the Miami Symphony Orchestra. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University and a Masters of Business Administration from The American University.