Juan Verde Senior Partner

Juan Verde is an internationally renowned strategist for both the private and public sectors ​designing innovative strategies to attract investments, accelerate economic development, and establish strategic alliances. He also specializes in economic sustainable development.

Within the corporate sector, Mr. Verde has served as a consultant for a variety of prestigious companies such as Google, Cisco, SAS, and Banco Santander in the United States. He has also collaborated with institutions such as the Inter-American Development Bank, Harvard University, and the World Bank. Within the political arena, Mr. Verde has worked with some of today’s most relevant political figures such as former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former vice president Al Gore, the late Senator Ted Kennedy, and former Secretary of State John Kerry. In the public sector, he has worked with the governments of Lithuania, Gibraltar, and the United States, as well as numerous governors and mayors in Latin America.

Mr. Verde was appointed by President Barack Obama as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia at the US Department of Commerce where he led the department’s efforts to solve trade policy and market access issues faced by US firms seeking to grow their business operations in Europe and Eurasia. In addition, he was responsible for developing and recommending policies and programs in regards to US economic and commercial relations with 52 countries in both Europe and Eurasia.

Other milestones and noteworthy achievements in Mr. Verde’s career include his role in founding and presiding over the American Chamber of Commerce in the Canary Islands as well as his time served as International Trade Adviser for the Department of Commerce during former President Bill Clinton’s second term.

As a driver of social initiatives and a leader in the political world, Juan Verde was a founder and key participant of former Vice President Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project, for the branch in Spain. Verde currently presides over the Advanced Leadership Foundation a Washington D.C. foundation that seeks to promote and develop the next generation of business, social and political leaders.

Juan Vede holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University. Mr. Verde was also elected to the Alumni Board of Directors at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and served as a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute fellow.

Currently Juan Verde, his wife and two children split their time between the United States and Spain. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as horseback riding, hiking, and is also an avid marathon runner.

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