Meet René Avendaño! He is the Director of Latina America operations here at Ellis Island Capital.

✔️ What do you do at EIC, Rene`?

As a Director, I manage key accounts and the Latin American strategies.

✔️ What’s the favorite part of your job?

Being part of a team that is being a disrupter in the EB-5 industry.

✔️ What do you like to do when you’re not working?

Family. I have two adult daughters and I try to spend as much time with them as possible.

✔️ What’s something about you that not many people know?

As a senior in high school, I was part of the Olympic qualifying team for team handball for Mexico. Unfortunately, I was only part of the team for a short time, as I left Mexico to go to college in the US. Professional team handball was/is not a thing outside of some countries in Europe, so I figured getting an engineering degree was a better move for me. 😊 Plus the Mexican team didn’t get out of qualifying, so never made it to the Olympics, but great experience all together!