Directors and Officers

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.

 

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.

 

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.


Dr. Guillermo Schultz*
Managing Director and Vice Chairman of the Board

Dr. Schultz previously served in a variety of executive positions with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-sector affiliate of the World Bank. Dr. Schultz began with the IFC in 1976 as an investment officer. He subsequently rose to become Senior Investment Officer, Divisional Manager and Director of the Investment Department, Latin America and Caribbean II, serving with the IFC until 1988.

Dr. Schultz graduated summa cum laude from the National University of Mexico. He received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and holds his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. In 1988, Dr. Schultz founded International Investment Management Corporation in Washington, DC, and continues to serve as its President.


Sandra G. Horne
Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Horne joined SOL Capital Management Company in 1991 and has been Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer since 2004. Ms. Horne is responsible for SOL's compliance with the applicable federal and state securities laws, as well as the management of the company’s Back Office Operations, which includes daily processing of transactions, cashiering, and securities valuation.

During her long tenure, Ms. Horne also has had extensive experience in the Client Services and Administrative functions, as well as vendor relationships. With nearly twenty-five years at SOL, Ms. Horne offers a well-rounded, valuable and historical understanding of SOL’s clients and their portfolios.

Ms. Horne is a 1991 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, earning a BS degree in Finance. 


Frances J Odinec
Director and Secretary

Ms. Odinec currently serves as Director and Secretary of SOL Capital Management Company. One of the founding members, Ms. Odinec continues to serve on its Board of Directors.

Ms. Odinec brings to SOL investment management experience specializing in real estate assets, certificates of deposit and other financial instruments.

Ms. Odinec graduated from UCLA with a BA degree in Sociology and is involved in various charitable foundations; for three years Ms. Odinec was the past President of WIZO-Washington. 


Elizabeth Sandler*
Director and Treasurer

Ms. Sandler joined SOL Capital Management Company in 1985 as Comptroller. During her tenure, she has provided SOL with the prudence required in dealing with financial matters.

Ms. Sandler attended the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) and Foothill College (California).

For many years, Ms. Sandler has been involved in a number of non-profit organizations as project coordinator for fund-raising events.

 

* Bilingual (English/Spanish)