Manolo Sanchez
FounderAdelante Ventures
Manolo Sánchez is currently a director at Fannie Mae (FNM), OnDeck Capital (ONDK) and BanCoppel (Mexico) after having served as chairman and CEO of BBVA Compass for 10 years. At Rice University’s Jones School of Business, he teaches disruption in financial services with a focus on crypto currencies and blockchain. Manolo is an advisor to several fintech startups, including SpringLabs (blockchain-based credit and identity data) and CDFI lender Aura.

Manolo’s banking career spans over 30 years, including executive roles with BBVA in the US, Mexico, France and Spain.

A graduate of Yale University, Sánchez earned master’s degrees at the London School of Economics and the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.

A native of Murcia, Spain, Sánchez first came to the U.S. as high school exchange student. He lives in Houston with his wife and three children.