SQN Latina's Management Team has a Proven Track Record in Latin American Specialty Finance

SQN Latina's executive team has extensive experience in specialty finance and merges local Latin American knowledge with global experience to bring international best practices to Mexican specialty finance.

The team has a track record of building and sourcing capital to Specialty Finance Platforms and has originated and structured equity funding and asset-backed programs for a broad range of specialty finance companies in the US and Latin America across a wide range of asset types.


  • Prior to SQN Latina, Mr. Helayel, was the founder of Finclusion, an acquisition company focused on rolling up distressed microfinance institutions (“MFIs”) in Mexico. Finclusion acquired and merged 3 MFIs thereby creating the 7th largest independent MFI in Mexico and then exiting to Te Creemos which upon buying Finclusion, became the 2nd largest independent MFI in Mexico.
  • Mr. Helayel, prior to Finclusion, co-founded Velifin, a wholesale structured credit lender to specialty financial institutions in Mexico and PAES, a loan portfolio analytics system for EM financial institutions. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Mr. Helayel spent his career focused on distressed financial institutions and financial asset investing at Fortress Investment Group and Madison Capital.
  • Mr. Helayel started his career at Lehman Brothers where he focused on CMBS and ABS structuring.
  • He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago and an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.