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Our Team

Why our Clients love to work with us.

Our senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who draw upon the firm’s restructuring heritage to help leaders turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage.

Freddy Russian

President & CEO

Freddy Russian

President & CEO

As founder of American Family Legacy Group in 2009 and AFLG Investments, Mr. Russian has led AFLG Group to become a highly successful and trusted Global Firm. His experience and achievements have guided AFLG Investments to become a Powerful Player Globally. Mr. Russian began his career in 1991 as a Head Currency Trader managing over a billion dollars in currencies. In addition different roles in “Wall Street” as Financial Analyst ,Senior Rating Bond Analyst (Dow Jones), Private Client Group as an Assistant Vice- President (Bank of America/Merrill Lynch) Always using different strategic and innovation for the ultra-high network families and institutions.

Mr. Russian has a BA in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Central Oklahoma, he attended the Harvard Executive Program in 2016 and he has many other industry certifications. In addition, throughout his career has been recognized with many awards, including the “Silver Spur” award the “Director’s Club” award and Finalist of the 2016 CFO of the year of Tampa Business Journal.

Bob Snibbe

Advisory Board

Bob Snibbe

Advisory Board

Mr. Snibbe has served on several boards and led both private and public companies in a variety of industries. Since 1978, he has been an advisor and turnaround expert with Snibbe & Co, a boutique consultancy advising clients in both operational efficiency and capital structure. He has held various leadership positions for his clients. For the past four years Mr. Snibbe has served as a Director of Dixie Foods, a publicly traded food company, previously he held the position of Compensation Committee Director for New Wave Surgical, a medical device manufacturer.  He also held the position of EVP Corporate Development for Panamanian based Atlasbanc Holdings Corp.   Mr. Snibbe has served as President for eight years at JIT Components and Modor Technical Products for eight years.

Mr. Snibbe  has served with Distinction as a Commissioned Officer with the US Navy Reserve.  He holds a BA from Williams College and  MBA from Columbia University.

Alan J. Rude

Advisory board

Alan J. Rude

Advisory board

Mr. Rude is an Advisor of ALFG Investments Private Equity. He has over 30 years of senior level experience in securities sales and trading, corporate finance and entrepreneurial activities. Mr. Rude has held financial management positions at Celanese Corporation and American Home Products. He was a Senior Vice President of PaineWebber Inc., where he sold and traded money market instruments, U. S. Treasury and mortgage-backed securities. Mr. Rude developed the term repurchase agreement product, which is now the basic short-term investment vehicle for money market funds and governmental agencies. Mr. Rude’s corporate finance activities include developing business plans; sourcing start-up and second stage venture capital investments, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Rude received his BA in economics (with honors) from Cornell University and an MBA in finance from the Harvard Business School. He has been listed in Who’s Who in Finance and has taught courses as a professor in the New York University School of Continuing Education.

Wayne Fernow

Executive VP

Wayne Fernow

Executive VP

Mr. Fernow is involved in origination and sourcing of potential portfolio targets for AFLG Investments Private Equity. He previously was Compliance Manager for the State of Oklahoma for AXA and has also served as a Financial Advisor. Prior to that, Mr. Fernow worked at Allstate as a Registered Representative and Agent and has also worked for Chase Bank as a Vice President of Investments.

Mr. Fernow holds a BS in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri.

Don Cambareri

Advisory Board

Don Cambareri

Advisory Board

Mr. Cambareri is an Advisor of AFLG Investments Private Equity. Mr. Cambareri has over 25 years in the Financial Markets and worked primarily in the Institutional Money Brokering Firms. Mr. Cambareri excelled in his career in the following capacities: Management, Brokering, Marketing, Account Management & Maintenance, as well as Client Relationship Management. He has built, grown, and managed many financial teams and divisions from their inception to profitability. From 1984 to the present times, Mr. Cambareri has been associated with the following firms: Harlow Meyer Savage, Tullett & Tokyo Forex, Prebon Yamane, Bridge Information Systems, ICAP, IDX LLC, Enlances, and GFI Group.

Mr. Cambareri received an MBA in Finance from St. John's University, (1982).

Marlon Davila

VP IT & Marketing

Marlon Davila

VP IT & Marketing

Mr. Davila is responsible for determining strategy, direction and development for all marketing and information technology across the company. In addition he develops and deploys business intelligence solutions to provide real-time reporting and analysis to support operations and revenue generation.  He collaborates across the subsidiaries to improve and enhance the capabilities of the firm and manage ad hoc projects for the management team. Mr. Davila has previously served as an IT System Administrator for Valmorca labs in Venezuela and IT support and Network Engineer for Verizon Wireless.

Mr. Davila earned a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of the Andes, Venezuela, and holds a MS in Telecommunications from Boston Metropolitan College as well as a MBA from IE Business School, Spain.

Ali Colina

Vice President Finance

Ali Colina

Vice President Finance

Mr. Colina is responsible for performing financial and valuation analysis to support the managing activities of AFLG Investments. Prior to joining AFLG Investments, he gained experience from different industries such as Health Care, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Industry, and Automotive Retail. As a team member of the Business Consulting Group of the Economics Research Institute of the University of Los Andes, he gave support to several investment decisions by analyzing historical performance and trends, and by forecasting financial variables. His areas of expertise include Income Statement & Balance Sheet Reporting and Analysis, Industry Analysis, Business Valuation, Forecasting and Budgeting, Economic Analysis of Capital Expenditures, and Operating Performance Measurement.

Mr. Colina holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Los Andes, Venezuela. He earned a M.A. in Financial Economics from Saint Louis University, and a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Valladolid, Spain.

Veronica Barco

Operations & Investor Relations Manager

Veronica Barco

Operations & Investor Relations Manager

Ms. Barco is the Operations & Investor Relations Manager of AFLG Investments Private Equity. Prior to joining AFLG, Ms. Barco served as Senior Vice President and Investor Relations at Fairfield Greenwich Group, an asset management firm based in New York City where she provided support to US and European based Partners.
Ms. Barco holds a BA in Business Administration and Management from Pace University Lubin School of Business in New York.

Anthony Russian

VP M&A

Anthony Russian

VP M&A

Mr. Russian is Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at AFLG Investments. He is responsible for partnering with internal leadership teams and external advisers to develop investment theses and comprehensive inorganic/organic growth strategies in attractive core growth areas. Partnering with the internal and external teams he identifies, prioritize, and executes strategic transactions that fit the Company's M&A Strategies. Mr. Russian is a member of the NACVA, ACG, as well as many other prestigious groups in order to build relationships with advisors, financial sponsors, lenders, and management teams in target industries in order to generate deal flow of attractive and actionable opportunities.

Mr. Russian holds a B.A in Economics from Saint Leo University. Currently, he is attending the University of Florida School of Business to pursue his MBA. 

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