Juan Manuel Ballesteros has been in the finance and leasing industry for over 22 years. As CEO of Connexion Capital Resources he can apply the expertise on sales and building customer finance programs for different companies.
His background is made up of working for companies like CIT Group where he held the VP Sales and Relationship Manager to oversee major vendor programs for the Latin American group. In his 18 years tenure in CIT he opened the subsidiary in Colombia and then was promoted to the regional headquarters for Latin America in 1999. Since then he has been managing sales teams and vendor relationships with presence in Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Chile and Argentina. Some companies that were Juan Manuel’s customers are Hyster-Yale, Bobst, Heidelberg, Lenovo, DELL, Manitowoc, Agfa, Xerox, EMC, Oracle, Husky and Agilent.
In that position he had a dotted line reporting of the sales force in Latin America that were over 50 people and had responsibility for a +$400mm origination budget.
He has also worked in banks and leasing companies in Colombia for the major financial groups of that country, such as Leasing del Valle, Banco de Colombia, Corfigan and CorfiColombiana.
He is originally from Bogotá, Colombia where he got a degree in Industrial Engineering in the P. Universidad Javeriana and a specialist degree in Finance from Universidad de los Andes. Speaks fluent Spanish, English and professional Portuguese.