KEO World Strengthens Leadership Team - Appoints Hernán Magariños as Chief Corporate Development Officer
-- Magariños brings 20+ years of financial advisory and transactional experience --
Miami, FL - (February 9, 2022) - KEO World (KEO), the leading Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) fintech for businesses, today announced the appointment of Hernán Magariños as the company’s new Chief Corporate Development Officer (CCDO). Magariños will oversee the management of the firm’s M&A, corporate affairs, and capital raising activities.
“Hernán brings invaluable experience, having successfully structured and closed countless complex cross-border transactions involving Fintechs and other financial institutions in excess of $10 billion,” said Paolo Fidanza, Co-Founder, and CEO, KEO World. “He combines strategic acumen with insight from almost every angle of financial growth and management, which will be instrumental as we continue to broaden our reach and offer BNPL solutions to more businesses around the world.”
Magariños adds deep experience in financial transactions, strategic advisory, and corporate leadership. “KEO’s potential is evident given the explosive growth that it has achieved since its inception in 2020,” said Magariños. “This potential has been further endorsed by the success of the company's most recent equity and debt raise, which has drawn an unprecedented level of interest, even for the current hot Fintech sector. I’m thrilled to be working with this dynamic team that is revolutionizing the BNPL space for businesses worldwide.”
Most recently, Magariños served as the Head of the Americas at Alantra’s Corporate Portfolio Advisors group, a European-based Investment Bank and PE Fund, and prior to that, he was the Founder and Managing Partner of Pelham Advisors, a boutique investment banking firm. Magariños also held leadership roles at KPMG Corporate Finance’s Portfolio Solutions Group, PwC, and CarVal/Cargill.
He holds an MBA from McGill University and a Public Accounting degree from UNR (Argentina).
Magariños’ appointment represents a powerful addition to KEO’s growing team, and positions the firm for continued growth into 2022 and beyond. For more information about KEO World, please visit www.keoworld.com.
About KEO World
Founded in 2020, KEO World is a buy now, pay later fintech focused on credit solutions and supply financing for small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) via an all-digital B2B enterprise ecosystem in partnership with American Express. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, KEO currently supports over 12,000 businesses in the U.S. and LATAM. To learn more about KEO World, visit www.keoworld.com.