The VSJ Team

A formidable combination of experience, analytics and vision

Management Team

Juan Miguel Rivera

Juan Miguel RiveraJuan Miguel attended the University of Dayton where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Electrical Engineering. In 2015, he was hired by the CEO of FlightCar to develop and oversee Pricing and Yield Management operations. In this role he engineered and executed effective revenue strategies achieving a $27M run rate in 150 days. Juan Miguel was also a Team Leader for Virgin America’s Pricing and Yield Management team for two years. During this time he led the company to its first full year of profitability eventually leading to its Initial Public Offering in November 2014.

Ulysses Carreras

Ulysses CarrerasUlysses earned his bachelor degree in Accounting from the University of Puerto Rico. He then became certified as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant). Currently, Ulysses works as a Senior Auditor for Crowe Horwath Velez PSC. In this role he oversees and executes a wide array of financial statement audits and compliance attestation engagements for a diverse portfolio of clients among them construction contractors, nonprofit entities, media companies, colleges and universities. Prior to joining Crowe Horwath Velez PSC he was a Staff Auditor at Diaz Candelaria & Co PSC where he executed all the required fieldwork procedures as required by GAAP financial audits.

Advisory Board

Bernardo Vazquez

Bernardo VazquezBernardo obtained his degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University. Currently, he serves as a Managing Director for Pecunia Group overseeing sales and operations. Prior to joining Pecunia Group, Bernardo’s 30 years of experience in hotels include management positions in sales, marketing and operations for several organizations including, The Holiday Inn San Juan (now Verdanza Hotel), El San Juan Hotel & Casino, The Embassy Suites Hotel & Casino San Juan and The Caribe Hilton. Throughout his career Bernardo achieved high occupancy levels through sales and marketing initiatives and implemented co-branding strategies to increase market share.

Kevin Petrovic

Kevin PetrovicKevin is the founder of FlightCar, the world’s first peer-to-peer airport car sharing company. As President, he was responsible for long-term strategy, operations, expansion, product and risk management. Along with his co-founder they both remain the youngest people to ever raise over $20M in venture capital, which they accomplished at age 20.

Additional Honors & Awards: Forbes 30 Under 30 2015 - Consumer Tech; Inc Coolest College Startups 2013 - FlightCar; Business Insider Hottest Teenage Startup Founders - 2013; Young Adult Caring Award 2012 - Drinking Water for India

José Sosa

José SosaJosé joined Advent-Morro in December 2013. Previously, he worked as a Financial Analyst in the Acquisitions & Corporate Investments Division at Popular, Inc., Puerto Rico’s largest banking institution. José holds a BBA in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University, and is a JD Candidate at the University of Puerto Rico. As an Associate, he’s responsible for assisting in all aspects of investment due diligence and post investment monitoring, and identifying strong management teams and growth companies that can lead to investment opportunities.

Carl Burckhardt

Carl BurckhardtCarl currently is the Vice-President of Marketing for Sequoia Global Holdings responsible for developing a division focused on mentoring startups on web, analytics and marketing. Prior to joining Sequoia, Carl was Virgin America’s Director of Marketing, Analytics & Email. He also held several management positions in well-known brands like Electronic Arts &

He is an accomplished digital media and e-commerce executive with over 11 years of proven success increasing conversion, demand and profitability, for small to large industry leading e-commerce companies. Proficient at spearheading major site redesigns incorporating newest technologies, developing operations and marketing strategies, driving increased revenue and enhanced cost effectiveness. Extensive experience identifying and capitalizing on financial opportunities, utilizing advanced analytical and industry knowledge to increase market share/exposure. Supervised teams of 15 plus individuals, as well as managed company financial reporting and marketing budgets exceeding close to $1 billion dollars in yearly demand.