Business Development

Samuel Sandler*
President

Mr. Samuel Sandler is a founding member of SOL Capital Management. He has been a member of SOL’s Board of Directors since 1987 and the firm’s President since 1999. Mr. Sandler’s principal focus is on maintaining relationships with existing clients and developing new client relationships, both in the United States and abroad. He serves as a trusted advisor to affluent individuals and families, drawing on his many years of experience managing complex succession and wealth transfer plans across multiple generations.

Prior to co-founding SOL Capital, Mr. Sandler was Chief Executive Officer of Fabriles del Norte S.A. (FANOSA), one of the first manufacturing companies in Mexico to expand exports to the United States. Before leading FANOSA, he was a consultant at Podolsky & Associates, a global management consulting firm.

Mr. Sandler earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Business Administration from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico. He is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization and became a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization in 2003. Additionally, Mr. Sandler serves on the Board of Directors and Investment Committee of the American Friends of Hebrew University. Lastly, Mr. Sandler is an active participant in numerous family advisory boards.

Mr. Sandler is a Registered Investment Adviser Representative.

 

Rajmiel Odinec*
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

As a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) staff from 1966 until 1989, Mr. Odinec served in a variety of executive positions. He began his career as an economist and financial analyst and later became Senior Economist, Chief Economist of the Industrial Project Division, Chief of Division of the Operations Department, and Advisor to the President. Also, by special appointment of the IDB President, Mr. Odinec participated in the restructuring of the IDB Pension Fund in 1981-82 and in its successful management through 1989.

In November 1989, Mr. Odinec joined the management of SOL Capital Management Company as CEO, and Chief Investment Officer, and also became the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Odinec, born in Mexico, studied at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico), and graduated from UCLA with a BA in Economics. He received his MA in Economics from George Washington University and was elected to the Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society in Economics.

Mr. Odinec is a Registered Investment Adviser Representative.

 

Ernest Odinec
Managing Director

Mr. Odinec joined SOL Capital Management Company in June 2010 and heads the New York office with business development responsibilities.

Prior to joining SOL, Mr. Odinec was a Vice President at Neuberger Berman working in the alternative investments group where he concentrated on hedge fund evaluation, risk management, due diligence, and portfolio construction. He has helped develop investment strategies for a range of clients including a $50 billion defined benefit plan for a major public company. Prior to Neuberger Berman, Mr. Odinec was an investment analyst at Strategic Investment Group (SIG), an investment management company based in Arlington, VA. SIG specializes in customized global asset allocation outsourcing for institutional investors, high net worth individuals and family groups. At SIG, Mr. Odinec was a member of the hedge fund of funds team; his responsibilities included manager selection, due diligence and risk management.

Mr. Odinec earned a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, received an MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics, and graduated Beta Gamma Sigma from Columbia Business School, earning an MBA with a concentration in Finance.

Mr. Odinec is a Registered Investment Adviser Representative.



Lawrence Lamonica*
Vice President - Business Development, Latin America

Mr. Lamonica joined SOL Capital Management Company in March 2007. He is responsible for managing relationships with Latin American investors, as well as developing business opportunities in the region.

Prior to joining SOL, Mr. Lamonica worked in the international division of the Chilean Finance Ministry, advising officials on financial policies concerning Chile and key multilateral organizations. Mr. Lamonica also spent three years at the Office of the Western Hemisphere of the US Treasury Department. As an international economist, he recommended policy actions for Latin American countries and developed US positions on International Financial Institutions' loans (World Bank, IMF and IDB). Additionally, Mr. Lamonica worked as an investment adviser at Larraín Vial S.A., one of the largest financial services firms in Chile. Mr. Lamonica has over fifteen years of experience in business development, finance and relationship management.

Mr. Lamonica holds a degree in Economics and Business from University Gabriela Mistral in Santiago, Chile and an MA in International Affairs with a concentration in International Economic Policy from the American University's School of International Service in Washington DC. Mr. Lamonica also is President of the Board of Directors of the Chilean-American Foundation, a non-profit organization providing financial support to social projects in Chile.

Mr. Lamonica is a Registered Investment Adviser Representative.



Marcus Odinec*
Vice President - Business Development/Client Relationship Manager

Mr. Odinec joined SOL Capital Management Company in March 2013. Mr. Odinec is responsible for developing new client relationships as well as managing existing relationships with SOL’s domestic and international clients. He is focused on providing the best client experience possible.

Prior to joining SOL, Mr. Odinec was a managing partner of Memorable Costa Rica, a tour operator specializing in Costa Rica. He handled all aspects of business development and sales and helped transform the company into one of the most respected Costa Rican Destination Specialists in the industry.

Mr. Odinec holds an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He earned his BS in Recreation, Management, and Tourism from Arizona State University.

Mr. Odinec is a Registered Investment Adviser Representative.

 

* Bilingual (English/Spanish)