Help impact companies find their way to profitability and become investable
Our journey started in Argentina in September 2016, where Itamar Ahrenbeck and Gaston Roldan first met. Then, we co-founded Consultora Conecta (the argentine arm and Latin American base of YourExternalCFO Ventures). During the first 2 years, we worked with over 25 companies as finance directors on funding, expansion and restructuring projects, and as external CFO (Chief Financial Officers).
At the end of 2018, we decided to expand to Switzerland. This way, we bridge the gap between European investors and entrepreneurs both in Latin America and Europe.
YourExternalCFO Ventures is based in Geneva and led by Itamar Ahrenbeck.
Prior to co-founding the company, Itamar worked in a leading agro multinational and at the International Labour Organization (ILO).
He particularly enjoys working on implementing and scaling business models that allow for a fairer distribution of resources along the value chain. He's very enthusiastic about the opportunities that partnerships and blended capital have to offer to the impact space and the potential it has to scale up the industry.
Itamar is currently pursuing an Executive Program in SDG Investing at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He previously graduated with an MSc in Corporate Finance from Cass Business School in London, and has a BSc in Management from HEC – University of Geneva.
Itamar speaks fluently French, English and Spanish, and has an intermediate level of Portuguese.
During his free time, he likes to play Basketball with friends and to travel.
Consultora Conecta is our Latin American arm and is led by Gaston Roldan.
Originally from Santiago del Estero, Argentina, Gaston has worked with a wide range of businesses. Previously auditor in a financial institution, then financial director of a tech startup and currently co-founder of Consultora Conecta/YourExternalCFO.
Gaston also serves as advisor to High Impact companies at the non-profit accelerator Endeavor Argentina, and is a visiting professor at the Universidad Católica de Santiago del Estero (U. C. S. E.).
Gaston is a Chartered Accountant graduated from the Universidad Católica de Santiago del Estero, and holds a Diplomatura in Finance from the Universidad de Belgrano.
A vivid fan of River Plate, he enjoys spending time with his family around a good asado.