Our GM, DIEGO F CHIRIBOGA moved to the United States of America in August 2003. His academic background includes a degree in Mechanical Engineering (Cum Laude distinction) and a Master’s in Business Management (Summa Cum Laude distinction), both awarded by the National Polytechnic School of Ecuador. In the United States he has obtained multiple licenses and credentials, which include the State of Florida 2-15 license for Life, Health and Variable Annuities; the Series 6, FINRA member sponsored Investment Company/Variable Contract Products License; Series 63, Uniform Securities Agent State Law License; Series 26, Investment Company/Variable Contract Products Principal License; the IRS Certifying Acceptance Agent, CAA credential and the Enrolled Agent credential as a Federally Authorized Tax practitioner empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. Enrolled Agent status is the highest credential awarded by the IRS.
His professional experience spans to more than 30 years in the industries of public banking, technical assistance, international trade and manufacturing, in his country of origin. In the United States he accounts for over 14 years of trajectory in the financial services activity, specifically in the areas of investments, insurance and debt management. Within the tax profession his experience goes back to the beginnings of his professional career, although the exercise of this discipline in the USA is older than 10 years, around individual and corporate taxes, and taxpayers’ representation before the Government Agency.