Ben Moody is President and CEO of Pan American Finance, which he co-founded in 2003 in Miami, Florida, and of PAF Securities, our broker-dealer subsidiary.
Ben has over 30 years of M&A advisory, project finance, debt & equity capital raising, and restructuring experience, including 25 years in commercial and investment banking and 5 years of private equity & operating experience. For over 20 years, he worked with businesses and their owners including family offices, fund managers and institutional investors in Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S. markets.
Ben has extensive experience in the Media, Tech and Telecom sector. From 1998 to 2001, Ben served as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Ibero American Media Partners (“IAMP”), a $500 million private equity platform jointly owned by the Cisneros Group of Companies and Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst. IAMP made investments in the pay television, broadcast TV, radio and internet sectors: in 1998 acquiring the Cisneros Television Group (“CTG”), where Ben was Vice Chairman, and in 2001 merging with El Sitio to form Claxson Interactive Group (NASDAQ: XSON). Throughout his tenure at IAMP & CTG, Ben was responsible for negotiating, executing and integrating 15 acquisitions and investments, and for raising the debt and equity capital to finance them, along with performing his duties as CFO.
Prior to IAMP & CTG, Ben served as Managing Director at Violy, Byorum & Partners in New York, an investment banking firm focused on Latin America, and held prior positions with Citicorp Securities and Continental Bank, living and working in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and London.
Ben is a director of various private companies and is advisor to the ALS Recovery Fund. Ben is a graduate of the University of Oxford.