Francisco Pineda, Managing Partner of Steeplechase RE Development, has 15 years of finance, strategy, and management experience in investment banking, credit, and turnaround management. Before cofounding Steeplechase in 2012, a New York City-based boutique development and construction firm that has grown to over $60 million in transactions, Pineda had been engaged by Zabeel Investments to run the private equity activities and advise the board of directors on the restructuring of the holding company. Prior to Zabeel, Pineda headed the acquisitions team of Merrill Lynch’s principal real estate investments in southeastern Europe and as an investment banker with the real estate group at Merrill Lynch in New York City. He has also worked at the Hess Corporation in corporate strategy and planning and at BNP Paribas as a Project Finance Analyst.
Pineda holds an MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Columbia Business School, an MPA in International Economic Policy from the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, and an BA from the University of Kent.
In his career he has led and turned around several companies in the SME stage across F&B, building materials, hospitality, and retail. In addition, he has led and managed M&A and restructuring transactions for large publicly traded companies in the USA and mid-size companies in Europe and the Middle East.