James Perez Foster
Founder and Managing Partner. James Prez Foster founded Solera National Bancorp, Inc. [SLRK:OTC] in 2007, becoming the first nationally chartered Bank Holding Company in the state of Colorado in nearly eight years after overseeing a $25.5 million, self-underwritten IPO. With over 18-years of managerial, operational and entrepreneurial experience. James has expertise in financial products, raising capital and marketing initiatives relative to the U.S. Hispanic and general markets acquired through his numerous executive experiences. As a Vice President, Portfolio Manager with Merrill Lynch & Co. and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in New York Citys Private Client Groups, James oversaw daily trading and asset allocation for institutional and high-net-worth growth accounts. He also served as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer & VP Finance of new media marketing company, Nascent State, Inc. he established and oversaw all company operating policies. As Executive Vice President for Media Luna, LLC, James grew international operations for the language-niche book publishing company.