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About Próspera

Potential for Prosperity

Economic Development Platform Enabling Sustainable, Profitable Growth In Partnership with Governments and Communities


What We Believe

Each person has equal
potential for prosperity.

Positive-Sum Economics

Prosperity and sustainability can grow together.

Human rights are right for business.

Prosperity grows by instituting ethics in all our dealings with each other.

People are the measure of prosperity.

Prosperity is measured in the flourishing of individuals and the health of our communities.


Who We Are

Our Executive Team

Erick A. Brimen

CEO & Chairman of the Board

Erick started his career in investment banking at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co, before working as an M&A advisor for AG Edwards & Sons (now Wells Fargo). He then joined Ernst & Young’s London advisory practice. After that, he led the creation of multiple business units as CFO of LATAM at the Borealis Group, and as an entrepreneur in the financial services industry. Erick is a member of the Society for International Development, in Washington DC.

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Gabriel Delgado

Chief Development Officer

Gabriel is a Central American entrepreneur who has worked in the telecom, cryptocurrency, and internet spaces. Among his ventures are Widefense – an IT Security Managed Services Provider – and Ubiquo – an A2P and Market Research software company. Gabriel is a Trustee of Universidad Francisco Marroquin, an Aspen Institute Fellow, and a member of both the Central America Leadership Initiative and YPO’s Guatemala chapter.

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Tom Murcott

Executive Director

Prior to joining Próspera, Tom served in the EVP positions of CMO and later Global Foreign Investment Officer at Gale International. In the latter role, Tom was tasked with bringing investors and residents to Songdo IBD - the 1,500 acre $35-billion, smart, sustainable city rising in Incheon, South Korea. Tom was also a leader on the joint master plan development task force for the 1,700-acre Meixi Lake Eco- City project in Changsha, Hunan, PRC.

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Nick Dranias

General Counsel

Over his two decades of private practice, Nick maintained a successful business and real estate practice in multiple states. Recently, he served as Senior Litigator in the Arizona Attorney General’s Government Accountability Unit. He has served as the General Counsel for the Goldwater Institute, and led 5 states to join a compact to advance a federal balanced budget amendment, won a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, and broke up licensing monopolies in numerous industries.

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Nick Jenkins

Chief Operating Officer

Nick began his career as a systems engineering consultant for the MITRE corporation, providing both technical and managerial solutions to mission-critical clients within the U.S. Department of Defense. After managing several projects as a Senior Systems Engineer for MITRE, Nick co-founded a boutique investment firm as a Venture Partner.

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Trey Goff

Chief of Staff

Trey Goff is the Chief of Staff to the CEO. Prior to joining Próspera, Trey led the Out of Last Place Institute in Mississippi, co-founded the National Liberty Coalition, and co-authored “Promoting Prosperity in Mississippi” with the Institute for Market Studies.

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Nathan McNeill

Chief Marketing Officer

Nathan McNeill co-founded Bomgar Corporation in 2003 and served with the company until it’s acquisition in 2014. While at Bomgar, McNeill focused on developing long-term product strategy, go to market strategies, corporate strategy, and product evangelism. Since that time, he has worked with a variety of technology companies as a consultant. At Próspera, he helps shape the strategic development and roadmap of the firm.

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Humberto N. Macias

Deputy General Counsel

Humberto N. Macias serves as the Deputy General Counsel of Honduras Próspera LLC. Prior to this, he assisted with founding and/or acquiring companies focused on soft infrastructure, including in education and private security, and he has also held positions as a transactional attorney at prestigious law firms, including Clifford Chance in Singapore and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Los Angeles, California. Humberto holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School as well as a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University and is originally from Los Angeles, California.

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Próspera Council

Tristan Monterroso

Technical Secretary

Tristan Monterroso was born and raised on the island of Roatan. His family arrived at the island of Utila (West of Roatan) four generations ago. Monterroso has worked with his family’s company, Island Properties, selling real estate to clients from all over the world. He eventually began preaching the gospel, leading Monterroso and his wife founded Salvation Kingdom Ministries. Monterroso was subsequently the President of the Roatan Pastor’s association from 2014 to 2017. Today, Monterroso is a blessed husband to his wife and father to three sons.

Duane McNab

Council Member, CEO, MAX Communications

Duane McNab is the CEO of Max Communications, dedicated to providing stable and consumer internet services, television, and voice over IP phone services throughout the Island of Roatán. His company also provides business solutions, including data transport services, dedicated Internet links, and corporate telephone service across the island via a fiber-optic network and wireless redundancy. McNab and his family participate in island culture through activities such as lobster diving and his Christian charity, Roatán for Christ Alliance.

Deborah Mills

Council Member, Founder of the Center for Economic and Social Research at the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise

Deborah Mills received a Bachelor in Economics with a Master in Development of Socio-Economic Policies, which she has leveraged in her extensive professional experience to develop socio-economic studies for Central America, including as the founder and general director of the Center for Economic and Social Research at the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (Consejo Hondureño de la Empresa Privada) from 2008 to 2010 and again from 2004 to 2006. Mills also has more than thirty years of experience directing and managing a wide variety of urban projects in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She recently decided to direct her education and expertise to the development and promotion of Zones of Employment and Economic Development (Zonas de Empleo y Desarollo Economico) (ZEDE).

Erick A. Brimen

Council Member

Erick started his career in investment banking at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co, before working as an M&A advisor for AG Edwards & Sons (now Wells Fargo). He then joined Ernst & Young’s London advisory practice. After that, he led the creation of multiple business units as CFO of LATAM at the Borealis Group, and as an entrepreneur in the financial services industry. Erick is a member of the Society for International Development, in Washington DC.

Gabriel Delgado

Council Member

Gabriel is a Central American entrepreneur who has worked in the telecom, cryptocurrency, and internet spaces. Among his ventures are Widefense – an IT Security Managed Services Provider – and Ubiquo – an A2P and Market Research software company. Gabriel is a Trustee of Universidad Francisco Marroquin, an Aspen Institute Fellow, and a member of both the Central America Leadership Initiative and YPO’s Guatemala chapter.

Oliver Porter

Council Member, Founder of Sandy Springs, Georgia

Oliver Porter is an expert in the field of city governance with years of experience developing innovative public-private partnerships for cities. Oliver is the founder of Sandy Springs, Georgia, a fully privatized city in the USA of 100k+ residents. Oliver’s book on municipal governance is wildly considered to be the best guide for practices in Public-Private Partnerships for cities. Oliver has catalyzed the creation of several new cities based upon his new model of public-private partnerships around the world.

Jeanette Doran

Council Member, President, NC Institute for Constitutional Law

Jeanette Doran has served on the Appellate Rules Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association for nine years. Also, in 2012, she was appointed by the North Carolina House of Representatives to serve a two-year term on the Rules Review Commission and continues in that capacity today. Doran is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs and has published scholarly articles in law reviews, whitepapers and op-ed commentary.

Rodrigo Quercia

Council Observer, CEO, Grupo SolPanamby

A profound strategic thinker, Rodrigo Quercia led the creation of multiple business units at the Brazilian Grupo SolPanamby while shepherding the group’s strategic plan. Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Quercia experienced first-hand the devastating effects poverty can have, driving him to focus his efforts on sustainable socioeconomic development. Prior to membership on the Council, Quercia worked in the investment banking industry in Hong Kong and Brazil.

Tom Murcott

Council Observer

Prior to joining Próspera, Tom served in the EVP positions of CMO and later Global Foreign Investment Officer at Gale International. In the latter role, Tom was tasked with bringing investors and residents to Songdo IBD - the 1,500 acre $35-billion, smart, sustainable city rising in Incheon, South Korea. Tom was also a leader on the joint master plan development task force for the 1,700-acre Meixi Lake Eco- City project in Changsha, Hunan, PRC.

Advisory Board

Paul Critchlow

Former Vice Chairman, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Paul is the former Vice Chairman, Public Markets for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Over 30 years, he headed global communications & public affairs at Merrill Lynch and then became lead municipal banker with governors, treasurers, and mayors around the United States.

Jeff Singer

Former CEO of Dubai International Financial Center & Nasdaq Dubai

Jeff is the former CEO of the Dubai International Financial Center Authority (DIFC) and former CEO of Nasdaq Dubai. Singer led the DIFC out of the global financial crisis in 2008 and through a sustained period of rapid growth. Prior to his move to Dubai, Mr. Singer, was senior vice president of Nasdaq OMX Group, which runs stock markets in 26 countries around the world as well as clearing houses and central securities depositories.

Chirag Shah

Former Strategy Executive at Dubai International Financial Center

Chirag was a Senior member of the executive team of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) from founding until 2017, ending as Chief Strategy Officer. He was the longest serving leadership executive of the DIFC from the start through its entire 12-year history. He led various phases of the DIFC through start-up and high growth.

Patrick Schumacher

Principal, Zaha Hadid Architects

Patrik is a Principal Architect at Zaha Hadid Architects in London, the world’s top architectural design firm. Schumacher has a PhD in philosophy as well as an architecture degree. Schumacher has been teaching at a variety of architectural schools in Britain, Continental Europe, and the USA since 1992. He also founded the “Design Research Laboratory” at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and continues to serve as one of its co-directors.

Joel Bomgar

Founder, Bomgar

Joel Bomgar is an entrepreneur, founding Bomgar Corporation in 2003 and leading the company to a successful exit in 2014. In 2015 he was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives. He serves on the Judiciary Committee, where he has co-authored legislation that expands criminal justice reform and brings transparency to civil asset forfeiture in the state. Representative Bomgar serves as the Vice Chair of the Medicaid Committee, and he also serves on committees for Education, Drug Policy, and Corrections.

Mike Dieckman

Consul General, Kingdom of the Netherlands in Honduras

Mike is the former President of FEREMA, one of the leading education NGOs in the country – co-founded by former Honduran President Ricardo Ernesto Maduro Andreu, with whom Mike worked closely. Mike was also the Corporate Manager of Electronics and New Ventures for Inversiones La Paz SA, where he was responsible for Jetstereo SA - the largest electronics distributor in Honduras serving both retail and B2B markets, the ALDO brand shoes stores for all of Central America, and the development of new investment opportunities for Inversiones La Paz.

Jonathan Swanson

Co-Founder, Thumbtack

Jonathan is the Founder & Chairman of Thumbtack, a $1B+ Silicon Valley–based online services platform and Founder & Chairman of Athena, a startup that specializes in harnessing global work-from-home talent. Before starting technology companies, Swanson, a graduate of Yale University, worked for three years in the White House for the President's top economic advisor.

Steve Dauphin

Founder, Bonaventure Capital. Director, Kirchner Impact Foundation

Steve Dauphin works at the intersection of impact entrepreneurship and development venture capital. He is a founding partner of Bonaventure Capital with more than twenty years of venture capital experience working in underserved markets. Today, he is focused on growing promising companies delivering smarter agriculture, cleaner energy and advanced cooling solutions. Steve is also a Director of the Kirchner Impact Foundation where he and the Kirchner team are developing new ways to invest impact angel capital in regions of the world where there is none through an experimental, grad student-powered model that has been described as “Peace Corps meets VC.” He is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of North Carolina.

Shanker Singham

CEO, Competere

Shanker Singham is the CEO of Competere and a fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs. As one of the world’s leading international trade experts and competition lawyers, he has worked on the revitalization of the UK electricity market, the transition of Central and Eastern European economies to market-based economies and integration of Latin America into global markets.

Uwe S. Brandes

Principal, Brandes Partners LLP

Uwe Brandes is an award-winning urban planner with 25-year track record translating innovative new ideas into urban investment. He is professor and founding director of the Georgetown University urban planning program and the Georgetown Global Cities Initiative. He serves as chairman of the District of Columbia Commission on Climate Change and Resiliency.

Shajay Bhooshan

Senior Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects

Shajay is a Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects where he co-founded and heads the research activities of the Computation and Design (ZHCODE) group. He also works as a studio master at the Architectural Association Design Research Lab (AADRL), Master’s program in London. He pursues his research in structure and fabrication aware architectural geometry as a PhD Candidate at the Block Research Group, ETH Zurich. Previously, he has worked at Populous, London and completed his M.Phil from the university of Bath and M. Arch from the AA School of Architecture, London.

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