1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Veronica Medina as a Managing Director for Chile.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Veronica Medina brings over 20 years of experience in international business development, having assisted companies in expanding their business to markets such as Canada, Europe, South America and the U.S.  This work has been in multi-sectors, with a specific focus in industries such as biotechnology, environmental, energy and renewable energy, health, mining, ICT, and infrastructure.  Ms. Medina is currently the CEO of BusinessHUB SL, an international consulting firm assisting foreign companies in their objectives to enter the markets of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Peru.  BusinessHUB is part of Alcalde & Cia, a prestigious law firm who will provide a full range of services to companies looking at these markets.  Veronica most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at TradeChile S.A.  As COO, Veronica focused on international business development, operations, global sales and negotiations for clients in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Argentina.

Prior to TradeChile, Veronica was the European Manager for the Colorado Trade Office in London and served as the Information and Outreach Co-coordinator for the Colorado International Trade Office.  Veronica’s past experiences include working as the Medical Information Manager at the biotechnology firm Gensia Europe Ltd., Drug Surveillance Officer for Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD), and Events Organizer at the British Red Cross.  Veronica has lived and worked in various countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, England, Italy, Peru, Scotland, United Arab Emirates, and the United States

Veronica has a Certificate in International Trade from the World Trade Center Denver & Metropolitan State College in Colorado. In addition, she earned her Masters of Science in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Aberdeen, in Scotland and undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Dallas, Texas.

“We are delighted and honored to have Veronica join our 1stWEST M&A team and lead our M&A activities in Chile and Latin America. Our clients will be very well served by Veronica’s experience and expertise,” commented Ted Rieple, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, 1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions.

1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions is full service international investment banking and advisory firm that is focused on the underserved lower middle-market of companies with sales of $10 to $100 million.  The firm has built a unique business solutions platform of assisting owners and shareholders in selling their company, acquiring another business or raising growth capital.  With Managing Directors in the US, Europe, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, 1stWEST M&A is uniquely positioned to serve its clients around the globe.

For more information about 1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions LLC, please visit our website at www.1stwestma.com. To contact Veronica Medina, please call 94730684 (Santiago, Chile) or email atv.medina@1stwest.com.