J. Ricardo Cano, Finance Expert in Miami, FL, United States
J. Ricardo Cano

Finance Expert in Miami, FL, United States

Member since January 5, 2017
Ricardo is a seasoned investment banker, consultant, and advisor to companies across industries and throughout the credit spectrum. He has actively participated in corporate funding, M&As, acquisition finance, project finance, and debt restructuring. Ricardo has also prepared dozens of companies in accessing the financial markets for the first time.
J. is now available for hire

Career Highlights


Case studies

Industry Expertise

  • Automotive
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage

Software Expertise

Other Expertise

  • Capital Structure Analysis
  • Due Diligence
  • Forecasting
  • Valuation


  • Founder & Principal

    2013 - PRESENT
    Gateway Capital Advisors, LLC
    • Advises senior management of companies with respect to transformations, market-entry plans, corporate governance, and M&A.
    • Assists companies with capital structure optimization and raising capital in the markets and debt restructuring, with special emphasis on funding diversification, cross-border elements, and risk mitigation.
    • Provides full-service support to companies with respect to financial modeling, valuations, and deal execution.
    Focus areas: Capital Structure Analysis, Growth Capital Raising, Debtor & Creditor Management, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Currency Exchange, Working Capital Management, Due Dilligence, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Revenue & Expense Projections, Fundraising, Financial Modeling, Financial Risk Assessment, Fairness Opinion Reports, Mergers & Acquisitions, Profitability Analysis, Ratio Analysis, Valuation
  • Various Investment Banking Roles

    1997 - 2012
    Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
    • Executed 350+ long-term capital markets transactions—including eight recognized with Deal of the Year awards from various prestigious publications.
    • Fostered an ongoing strategic dialogue with the corporate CFOs and treasurers regarding capital structure optimization, liability management, acquisition finance, funding in the capital markets, and risk mitigation through derivatives.
    • Interacted continuously with institutional investors and asset managers.
    Focus areas: Growth Capital Raising, Working Capital Management, Currency Exchange, Financial Risk Assessment, Revenue & Expense Projections, Investor Communications, Ratio Analysis, Portfolio Analysis, Capital Structure Analysis, Due Dilligence, Debtor & Creditor Management, Data Analysis, Business Plan Development, Fundraising, Financial Modeling, Comparable Company Analysis, Valuation, Financial Benchmarking, Market Research, Mergers & Acquisitions


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
    1989 - 1992
    The American University - Washington, D.C., USA

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