Clients turn to Tenácitas International to find highly regarded investigators, researchers and analysts engaging in exceptional work. Our deep knowledge in Latin America and the Caribbean emanates from decades of assignments for local and global clients who continue to trust us with their most sensitive requirements.

Our Team

Our professionals, who are fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, benefit from in-country knowledge, resources, and the technical and analytical skills to deliver relevant, high-caliber, value-driven results.

From our base in Miami, we provide clients with innovative approaches and solutions to their most critical challenges. We bring a broad perspective combined with a rigorous attention to detail that result in unique insights into complex situations that are frequently open to multiple interpretations.

Simon Strong

CEO & Founder

Simon has worked in Latin America for more than 25 years. He specializes in business intelligence assignments, reputation management and corporate investigations. Simon expertly manages complex litigation support cases across the region and beyond. Formerly a Managing Director at Kroll and Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, Simon is an author of books on Peru and Colombia and an experienced journalist, investigator and business risk advisor for leading regional and global corporations. Contact: Simon.Strong@tenacitas-intl.com

Eduardo Gamarra

Advisory Group Member

As he has throughout his career as a tenured professor in politics and international relations, author and consultant, Eduardo continues to develop unique insights and perspectives into global affairs, particularly in his native Bolivia and throughout Latin America. Eduardo is a professor with Florida International University and has written and edited several books. He advises multilateral agencies, the Library of Congress, foundations, non-governmental institutions, executive branch agencies, legislatures, judiciaries, police institutions and armed forces throughout the hemisphere.

Juan Pablo Capello

Advisory Group Member

Recognized for his legal skills and recently named one of the “Most Influential Hispanics” by Poder magazine, Juan Pablo’s experience includes advising businesses, as well as launching companies as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He has law firm experience on Wall Street and in his native Chile. Before founding the Private Advising Group, PA, Juan Pablo was a Principal Shareholder in the Latin American Group of Greenberg Traurig, an international law firm with 1,800 attorneys. He also serves on the Knight Foundation Advisory Committee.

Ben Moody

Advisory Group Member

President and CEO of Pan American Finance and its broker-dealer subsidiary PAF Securities since 2003, Ben has more than 30 years of M&A advisory, project finance, debt and equity capital raising and restructuring experience. He has spent more than two decades advising businesses and their owners, including family offices, fund managers and institutional investors in the Latin American and the Caribbean region. Pan American Finance has a substantial track record in Renewable Energy and Financial Services transactions. In addition, Ben’s experience in the Media, Tech and Telecom sector is particularly deep. A director of several private companies, Ben serves as an advisor to the ALS Recovery Fund.

Ana Maria Diaz

Senior Associate

For more than 20 years, Ana María has engaged in public records research, consulted with confidential sources and analyzed information in Peru on behalf of international clients. She participates in a wide range of business intelligence assignments, including investigations for entities in the beverage, oil and mining sectors. A journalist by training, Ana Maria previously worked at The Peru Report.

What Our Clients Say About Tenácitas

“We had lost a succession of contracts in Mexico to a local competitor that had come out of nowhere and with the prospect of losing another - very large - one which could force us to withdraw from the country, we decided to take a deep dive and find out more about them. We selected Tenácitas International because of their Latin American expertise and they did a terrific job. Simon’s team was able to develop concerning information not only on the origins and the exponential growth of the company - which was inexplicable from any conventional commercial perspective - but also on its key affiliates and suppliers, including beneficiary shareholders whose extremely modest profiles - one was a rural elementary school teacher - clearly indicated they were frontmen. The competitor was owned by a family linked to the illicit opium trade. Using the findings we were able to preserve our biggest contract.”
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