Sergio Fernandez de Cordova
Sergio is one of the youngest initiators of public-private partnerships to drive business and social change. Launching from much of his work at Fuel, Sergio single-handedly forged a variety of private-public partnerships with political and business leaders in cities across the US as well as major global cities.
Sergio co-founded Fuel Outdoor Holdings in 2003, growing the company to over 4,000 outdoor advertising locations in nine markets nationwide, making it one of the top 3 largest, privately owned companies in the industry. He sold the company to Och-Ziff, a global institutional asset management firm with over $31 billion in capital, and exited in 2011. Och-Ziff successfully sold the company to Van Wagner Communications in November of 2012.
As a reflection of his progressive understanding of business and a burgeoning global economy, he co-founded Innovators Fund, IMGH, P3GM and the Pvblic Foundation and de Cordova Goldman Capital Management - all globally focused enterprises.
Sergio is also sits on the board and or advises over 10 media related companies, such as DELL EIR, Cross Commerce Media and Availor Group.
Sergio is Co-Chairman of the World Energy Forum’s Next Generation Energy Leaders, a board member of the United Nations Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council, an official delegate for the US Department of State's Global Entrepreneurship Program, Co-Chairman of the G8 Young Summit, a member of the Council of Underserved Communities for the US Small Business Administration, National Co-Chairman for the Technology for Obama; T4O, and he is Co-Chairman of the Young Leaders Board for the Global Center for Development and Democracy; a group made up of 20 past Presidents of Latin America.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Sergio also completed an MIT Executive Program for 60 worldwide business leaders under the age of 40. He lives in New York City.