About the Author

José D. Roncal is a globally mobile executive with over 20 years of experience in international business and finance, having worked and travelled frequently in six continents. Specializing in telecommunications and information technology industries, Mr. Roncal has served such well-known multinational companies as NCR, AT&T, Verizon Communications and the U.K.-based blue chip company Cable and Wireless.

For 20 years, he has lived around the globe as a Chief Financial Officer, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and spin-offs. His background includes building, leading, executing and advising corporations through complex restructuring, international expansion and capital markets transactions in emerging markets.

He is particularly adept at structuring and negotiating favorable terms with commercial and investment banks. Mr. Roncal has a solid track record of enhancing internal controls based on strong SEC expertise and deep understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Investor relations skills include communication with analysts, investment advisors and shareholders.

Mr. Roncal has authored numerous articles on business strategy, finance, accounting, capital markets and the global economy. He holds an MBA from Thunderbird University and a BA from Florida International University, both in the USA, and has attended various senior executive programs at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. His most recent book is The Big Gamble: Are You Investing or Speculating?, also published by Wheatmark.