Robert Ricciardelli has over twenty years of banking and investment experience. After becoming more familiar with the exceptional business opportunities in Colombia as an emerging market, Ricciardelli joined Colombia Investing as a principal and managing partner to manage financial transactions. Previously, he was a managing partner of Turnstone Capital and a founder of RLR Ventures, both New York City-based financial advisory and private equity firms. Ricciardelli was a founder and managing director of Golden Gate Investment Advisors based in Los Angeles, a fund that provides venture capital to early stage companies in select sectors. In his banking career, Ricciardelli has worked as an advisor to international infrastructure projects and as an executive at Standard Chartered Bank and ANZ Investment Bank, where he was an associate in the structured trade finance group and a manager in the project finance group respectively. In the project finance field, Ricciardelli has handled the financing of infrastructure projects such as power plants, heavy industrial manufacturing facilities, mining and oil & gas assets. Subsequently, and at ANZ he served as a senior manager in the media & telecommunications group that financed cellular telephone networks, multiplex cinemas, and other media businesses. He was a Managing Director of Cedar Lane Asset Management, the former asset manager of the Cedar Lane Entertainment Fund, a Cayman Islands-based entertainment lending fund. Ricciardelli received a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth.