Carlos Ivan Cuesta Albornoz
Bachelor of Business Administration with concentration in Finance and International Business
Carlos Iván Cuesta Albornoz
Carlos Cuesta is a recent graduate of the MBA program at New Mexico State University (August 2021), with a concentration in finance. He received a BA in international business and a BA in finance from New Mexico State University in 2019, receiving the highest honors in the College of Business. While at NMSU, he worked as a graduate assistant for the finance department and participated in the CFA Research Challenge. Before starting his collegiate career, upon first coming to the United States, Carlos spent time studying and farming in a small community in Montana.
In 2021, he started a position in the private equity investment field, working for Audaz Capital. As a native of Ecuador, Carlos has firsthand experience with the socio-economic needs of the same communities which the fund, that he is now a part of, seeks to finance in order to further the upward social mobility within the service regions.
August 2019- Present
Masters of Business Administration with Finance Concentration
Expected Graduation Date: August 2021
Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance
Cumulative GPA 4.0
Bachelors of Business Administration in International Business
Cumulative GPA 4.0
Associate Degree- Pre-Business
Cumulative GPA 4.0
NMSU HONORS AND AWARDS
NMSU College of Business, Crimson Scholar Graduate with Highest Honors
Fall 2016- Present
Crimson Scholar, Meritorious Graduate
HIGHER EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
May 2020 – Present – Intern, Sandbox Venture, El Paso, TX
- Work with the Managing Director to evaluate business plans and develop financial projections
- Support start-ups building financial models
- Engage in vetting investment opportunities alongside the Managing Director
August 2019 – Present – Graduate Assistant, Finance Department, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
- Work alongside college professors in the Finance Department
- Substitute college professors when needed
- Tutor Finance undergraduate students
June 2019 – July 2019 – Intern at Diners Club International, Quito, Ecuador
- Analysis and management of credit risk
- Mitigation of credit risk
August 2018 – Student -Employee CI-TraM program, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
- May 2019
- Mentor High School seniors
- Provide Career advise
- Teach financial literacy sessions
- Prepare team-building activities
- Evaluate student performance
Aug 2016 – May 2017 – Student Employee, DACC Student Activities, Las Cruces, NM
- Prepare agendas and presentations for meetings.
- Plan and organize events inside the DACC Campuses.
- Conduct SGA Senator and General meetings.
- Create flyers to promote events.
- Encourage students to join student organizations.
- Update database and prepare monthly reports
- Produce and edit videos
Spring 2019 – Translator of Central American Immigrants during massive immigration to the US
Spring 2018 – Hosted a Domestic Violence Awareness Assembly
- Guest speaker Christy Sims (Sulfuric Acid attack survivor).
- Greet over 300 community members
Spring 2017 – August 2018 – Volunteer, Casa de Peregrinos, Las Cruces, NM
- Provide food packages
Fall, 2011 – Spring, 2013 – Social Worker, Colegio Antares, Quito, Ecuador
- Provided food for people in need.
- Reforested zones that were damaged by fires.
- Helped in a nursing home.
- Communication – Ability to communicate verbally and written in English and Spanish.
- Technology – Skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel, Bloomberg, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Customer Service – Ability to provide outstanding customer service and flexible to adjust to specific client’s needs
- Management – Skilled in project and time management
- Teamwork – Ability to contribute as a team player
- Research Oriented and Analytical – Ability to analyze and address specific issues through research and critical thinking skil