who we are

Our Team

Roberto Vainrub

President

Roberto Vainrub, Ph.D., President, and founder of Evolution Wealth Advisors LLC, has over 25 years of professional experience in the financial industry as a portfolio manager and client advisor. Before founding Evolution Wealth Advisors, he was a former managing director of Grupo Activalores and FPCM and a former board member of Mercantil Commercebank, Florida. He currently serves on the boards of Mercantil Servicios Financieros, Mercantil Banco Universal, as a director of Farmatodo Colombia and Spain, and as president of their Audit and Risk Committees. 

Along with his career in the financial industry, Roberto has over 30 years of academic experience in several institutions both in Venezuela and in the United States. He has taught and published extensively with a concentration in Entrepreneurship in the IESA School of Management, UCAB, Rochester Institute of Technology, and lectured at Harvard Business School, Duke University, Florida International University, and the University of Miami. He was President (2008-2009) and Vice President (2004-2008) at IESA, founded IESA’s Center for Entrepreneurship, and was a member of the Pino Center Board FIU. 

Roberto has a degree in Industrial Engineer from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB), a Masters from Stanford University, and a Summa Cum Laude Ph.D. from UCAB. He is certified in Family Wealth Advising (CFWA) and Advanced Family Wealth Advising (CAFWA) from the Family Firm Institute (FFI).

Michael Marciano

Investment Advisor

Michael Marciano is highly experienced in portfolio analysis and mutual fund evaluation with vast experience working for investment advisory firms in the industry. Prior to joining Evolution Wealth Advisors, Michael worked as a Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Financial Partners Capital Management. He also worked in the Fixed Income Research Department at AV Securities. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela.

Gerhard Herrera-Pahl

Portfolio Manager & Director of Business Development

Gerhard Herrera-Pahl has over 25 years of experience in Global Asset Management, Proprietary Trading, and Wealth Management Advisory Services. He has held Chief Investment Officer roles and led Research and Investment teams in Miami, Geneva, New York, Minneapolis, and London. He has been working with high net families for almost two decades, offering an extensive array of skills to help them achieve their goals. Mr. Herrera-Pahl has lectured at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), and is fluent in English, Spanish, and German. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

Luciana Roditi

Compliance Officer

Lucy Roditi is a qualified professional with experience in financial operations. Prior to joining Evolution Wealth Advisors, Luciana worked as Portfolio Assistant for Financial Partners Capital Management. During her career in Venezuela, she worked at Revlon Overseas Company and Avon. She holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Venezuela, and masters in Chemical Engineering from Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

Deborah Bary de Cohen

Operation Assistant

Deborah Bary is a graduate from The Universidad Central de Venezuela, with a degree in Nutrition Science. She has 10 years of experience working with fundraising community organizations and as an H.R. Manager in her Family Business. Before joining the firm, Deborah worked as a Sales Associate Advisor in an upscale department store.

Dalia Szkolnik

Technology and Marketing Manager

Dalia Szkolnik holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Miami Business School with a double major in Business Technology and Marketing. Previously, Dalia has worked in Lennar’s International Department as a Business Development Intern and gained experience in data analytics during an internship Signals Analytics located in Netanya, Israel. Dalia graduated cum laude from the University of Miami and was awarded the 2018 Most Outstanding Student in Business Technology Award by Miami Herbert Business School.

 

Alvaro Sucre

Research Analyst

Alvaro Sucre holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Florida with a major in Economics and a minor in Business Administration. Alvaro previously interned as a Research Analyst in Activalores Sociedad and completed a rotational program in Venezolano de Credito. Alvaro is a former member of the National Society Leadership and Success and attended the Cambridge International Consulting on Strategic Communication and Leadership. Alvaro was part of the Venezuelan Junior Golf Team and in 2009 he earned the National Championship title.