Greenwich Creek Capital (GCCM) is a Registered Investment Advisor based in Stamford, CT. The company was founded in 2008 to cater to high net-worth families. GCCM is regulated by the Department of Banking, the state securities regulator. Saul Padilla is the Managing Member. He started managing financial assets in 1987. Let us tell you who we are as a firm, a team, and as individual professionals.

We are not a mutual fund, hedge fund, robo-advisor or hybrid advisor. We manage separate accounts, whether individual, joint, or retirement accounts. We have both international and domestic clients and also manage money for organizations and Trusts. Each client has his or her own separate account. We do not have custody of client accounts, as we use third-party custodians.

Who We Are | The Team

Saul Padilla | Greenwich Creek Capital Founder

Saul Padilla

Founder, Registered Investment Adviser

Maria del Rocio Padilla Hurd | Greenwich Creek Capital | Research & Trading

Maria R. Padilla Hurd

Co-founder, Research & Trading

Daniel Gowland | Greenwich Creek Capital | Director of Business Development

Daniel Gowland

Business Development & Product Advisor, Latin America

Daniel brings more than 30 years of international experience in global financial markets, Investment, Corporate and Wealth Management businesses.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Universidad Católica Argentina in Buenos Aires (1986), a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the ESEADE in Buenos Aires, a Portfolio and Investment Management degree at New York University, NY (1998), and a Diploma from Stanford University in California, where he attended the Executive Program (2004).

Daniel began his career at Citibank, Buenos Aires Branch, Argentina. There he served in different positions within the Consumer, Commercial and Investment Bank. He was responsible for marketing and sales of innovative products to Institutional Investors (Pension Funds, Financial Institutions and Public Companies). Thereafter he joined ING Barings in New York, later served as a Director in charge of the Bank of Nova Scotia in New York. Daniel moved on to serve as the Head of the Client Solutions Group at Citibank Private Bank, worked for Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in New York, and led the HSBC Family Office initiative in Latin America.

During the last 3 years, he has been in charge of BST, an Argentine local bank.

Benjamin Padilla | Greenwich Creek Capital | Business Development

Benjamin Padilla

Chief Financial Officer

Ben was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and grew up in Key Biscayne, Florida. He graduated from Middlebury College (Vermont, USA) with a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) in 2006. He holds an MBA from Singapore Management University (2019) and has been employed in various capacities by the Schulte Group since 2008 in Latin America, Europe and most recently, Singapore in Mergers & Acquisitions.

Ben joined our firm in 2019. He is active in capital raising, strategy, and managing the firm’s finances, accounting, and growth. He is also still active in the shipping sector as an advisor to Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement.

He is married since 2015 and has three children. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, soccer and tennis, reading, and spending time with his family.

Dillon Hurd | Greenwich Creek Capital | Technology Development

Dillon Hurd

Technology Development

Dillion has an engineering background with a focus in adaptive predictive control systems. He is currently working towards a dual PhD in Chemical Engineering and Statistics at Iowa State University.

Dillion updates, optimizes and back-tests all the trading strategies used in Freedom’s augmented investing process. Given his background in predictive modeling and systems optimization, he has been able to add a level of statistical sophistication to the trading strategies.

He also focuses on business development, applying his small business experience. Early in his career, Dillion participated in multiple business accelerator programs through Iowa State University to launch startup companies. He is Co-founder and President of Haber Technologies, Inc., an Agri-tech business based in Ames, Iowa.

Maria became his lovely wife in 2016. They have three children. In his free time, during the winter, he enjoys spending time with his sons building RC airplanes. Recently, they have been building WWII planes using a 3D printer! During the warmer months, he enjoys fishing, kayaking, riding, hunting, surfing and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

Gema Fernandez Calvillo | Greenwich Creek Capital | Strategy Consultancy

Gema Fernandez-Calvillo Torres

Strategy & Marketing Advisor, Real Estate Investment Advisor

Gema was born in Madrid, Spain. She finished her studies at La Fundación in Madrid and then pursued a Law Degree at the University of San Pablo CEU (Spain). In 2006, she completed her MBA at the Instituto de Empresa (Madrid, Spain). Gema has worked in real estate development since 2006. She joined her family’s real estate development business in 2008 and in 2015, she began advising Greenwich Creek Capital Management on real estate investment opportunities. She is passionate about real estate development and has a wealth of sector knowledge and experience to contribute to any real estate development project.

As our firm developed the strategy for Freedom Invest, Gema noticed there is a growing and underserved Hispanic market in the U.S.A. for our professional asset management services. She is heavily involved in developing affordable housing in Connecticut, USA.

Gema is married since 2015 and has three children.

Pedro Huertas del Pino, Partner, MBA | Greenwich Creek Capital

Pedro Huertas del Pino

Partner, MBA

Pedro is a bilingual professional with more than 10 years in high responsibility roles in consumer goods and industrial markets. He started out his career in P&G finance department and has developed a complete business acumen from management roles. He graduated from Universidad de Piura (Lima, Peru) with a dual degree in finance and accounting. He holds and dual MBA from ESADE Business School (Barcelona, Spain) and Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru) in 2019. With additional studies in Financial Planning and Corporate Financial Strategy from PAD (Lima, Peru); Executive program in Negotiation, Strategy, and International Business from McDonough School of Business – Georgetown (Washington, USA) and Japanese Corporate Management from HIDA Institute (Osaka, Japan).

Pedro has recently joined our firm with a clear mission to develop the business in Peru, Chile, Ecuador, and Bolivia. His most important goal it to open Latin America to an active asset management option that holds client’s interest first.

Juan Cruz Terán, Partner & Agri Business Advisor

Juan Cruz Terán

Partner & Agri Business Advisor

Juan Cruz earned his undergraduate degree in Agrarian Economics with a focus in Marketing from the University of Belgrano (Buenos Aires, Argentina) in 1995. In 2000, he completed a Specialization in
Environmental Economics and Natural Resources, at the University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain).

In 2008, he completed a Master's Degree in Agri-food Economics at the National University of La Plata (Buenos Aires Argentina). Juan Cruz began his professional career at a very young working alongside his father in the family real estate business. In 1994, he joined Correo Argentino as Product Manager in marketing. After a very successful experience in that company, Juan Cruz moved to Rio Gallegos (Southern Patagonia) in 1998 as a business management & marketing advisor to livestock producers as part of a specialized team at the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA). Juan Cruz spent seven years in Patagonia. In 2005, he moved to Rafaela, province of Santa Fe (Argentina), to pursue new research on the dairy supply chain and that industry’s impact on regional development as part of a specialized economics team at INTA.

In addition to his current role at Greenwich Creek Capital Management, Juan Cruz continues to further his research and business management consulting practice to agricultural producers at the Ángel Gallardo Experimental Operations Center of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology in Santa Fe, Argentina.

He wants to see Greenwich Creek Capital Management provide active asset management to everyone regardless of account size! Juan Cruz in a medium to long-term investor, understands the need to start
saving and investing at an early age, and to protect capital and assets with the aim of generating future cash flows in retirement.

In his free time, he likes to be with his three children, play golf, sail, and play tennis.