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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

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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

Chief Development Officer

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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.

Tom Murcott

Executive Director

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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.

Nick Jenkins

Chief Operating Officer

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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.

Huey Ngo

Chief Technology Officer

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Huey has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He has had experiences in the areas of Telecommunications, Security Software, Collaboration Software, and IoT. Huey served as a member of the Executive Leadership Team at Bomgar Corporation from 2006 – 2018. While at Bomgar, Huey held responsibilities for Product Management, Software Development, Quality Assurance, Cloud Operations, Customer Care, Customer Success, Professional Services, Educational Services, Information Technology, and Information Security. Under Huey’s leadership, Bomgar’s product and development team secured multiple awards and patents for cutting-edge technology. Prior to Bomgar, Huey held various engineering leadership roles at SkyTel Communications, WorldCom, MCI WorldCom, and Verizon Business. Huey holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University. Huey is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Mississippi State University.

Nick Dranias

General Counsel

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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.

Trey Goff

Chief of Staff

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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.

J. Robertson

Deputy Chief of Staff

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J. Robertson serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the CEO. Prior to this, he worked as a policy analyst supporting the passage of criminal justice reform legislation in Mississippi. He served as the Director of Employability and Criminal Justice Reform at Empower Mississippi and has worked as a consultant helping policymakers craft public policy solutions to challenging problems.

Humberto N. Macias

Deputy General Counsel

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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.

Camilla Guasti-Nugent

Director of Sales

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Camilla brings to Próspera over 20 years of sales and international business development experience in the Americas with a passionate drive to help others succeed through exchange of value.

Born in Brazil, of Norwegian mother and Italian father, the multicultural and polyglot has taken to the USA the Latin charisma, Scandinavian ethics, Italian passion and weaved them into sales skills, where she continued her education in Boston.

From Atlanta her first role in International Business development started at Internet Security Systems (now IBM Security) where she created strategies and tactics to land and expand technology sales across all Latin America. Since then, she has held various similar roles for startups as well as growing business such as IBBS, Lieberman Software, Bomgar/BeyondTrust among others.

Victoria Carmona

Director of Communications

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Highly skilled in digital innovation and knowledge management systems for success. Between 2014 and 2018, Victoria served as Director of Digital Strategies for the Mayor’s Office of Maracaibo, the largest municipality in Venezuela. She began her career at Balsera Communications, where she developed digital strategies, media campaigns, and advocacy efforts for the public sector, Fortune 500 companies, and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining Próspera, Victoria finished her master’s degree in Peace and Conflict from Uppsala University (Sweden) and previously graduated from New York University (NYU) in Political Science & Psychology.

Max Medina

Director of Architectural Projects

Max Medina is a Honduran Architect, and Junior Partner in LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture). Max was president for four consecutive years of the architecture school of the University of San Pedro Sula. This led him to become the President of the Coordination of Architecture students of Honduras CEAH, Association affiliated with the Latin American coordinator of Architecture students (CLEA). He is now focused on creating a brighter future for his home country.

Steven Namanny

Director of Prosperity Programs

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The majority of Steven's career lies with Krochet Kids International in Lima, Peru. While there, his role grew to managing the apparel factory which was intentional about empowering local women in the production process while taking them through a three year program. The program was broad and started by rebuilding women's self-esteem and finished with a small business competition. Eventually, Namanny and his wife returned to the U.S. where he completed his MBA from Millsaps College.

LaDonna Nichols

Director of Recruiting

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LaDonna Nichols serves as Director of Recruiting and Acting Director of Human Resources. Joining Próspera, she brings with her over a decade of experience in Human Resources, specializing in global recruitment and talent acquisition, as well as organizational and employee development. Nichols has built her career in Operations across multiple industries, including telecommunications, software and IT, manufacturing, retail, and corporate management.

Fae Narcisco

Operations Manager

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After obtaining a degree in Communications from one of the top all-girls colleges in Manila, Fae began her career as the Duty Manager and Photographer for The Picture Company Philippines, driving monthly sales targets while strengthening client rapport. Hungry to further her skills, she then joined Creation Station Productions, Inc. as a freelance Production Assistant and took part in organizing and producing countless successful private clientele sales and marketing events.

Prior to joining Próspera in 2018, Fae began doing work as a full-time freelancer through UpWork as a Content and General Operations Specialist. She now serves as the Operations Manager at Próspera.

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.

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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