Joel Figueroa


Joel Figueroa-Vallines, PE, is a Partner and his experience includes being Vice President heading the Structural Engineering Department of French & Parrello Associates (FPA), a USA based multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm with offices in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania an Florida. He has over 15 years of experience in structural engineering on projects in both domestic and international markets. In 2011, Building Design + Construction magazine included Mr. Parello among their group of “40 Under 40” accomplished individuals based on his success in the engineering field and in 2013 the Engineering News Record (ENR Southeast) magazine also recognized him with their “20 under 40″ award as one of twenty young business entrepreneurs and professionals in the Architecture-Engineering-Construction Industry under the age of forty who have shown unique excellence and leadership in their profession and made outstanding contributions to the industry. He has lead the structural design of a variety of facilities including multi-use towers, schools, museums, entertainment venues, stadiums, data centers, offices and multi-family dwellings for both public and private sector clients. He has worked with architects, engineers, contractors, and owners to provide economical, durable, and feasible state-of-the-art designs.

E. Terry Jaramillo, Director Emerald City USA President & CEO at vonJet Aviation Partners, Inc. –

Director- International Corporate Finance at Capital International Securities Group

1997 – 1999 (2 years) Managing Director – International Corporate Finance at AIBC Investment Services Inc.

1994 – 1997 (3 years) Senior Vice President – Corporate Finance at Bankest Capital Corp.

1989 – 1994 (5 years) Vice President – Head of Domestic Banking & Investment Banking at Pacific National Bank

1987 – 1989 (2 years) Regional Vice President at Ensign Bank FSB

1985 – 1987 (2 years) Vice President – Area Manager at NCNB National Bank of Florida
Senior Account Officer at Citibank/Citicorp

1978 – 1983 Vice President & Division Manager at Jareck Leasing Division of Kentucky Fried Chicken of Florida

Languages English (Native or bilingual proficiency)
Spanish (Professional working proficienc
French (Limited working proficiency)

Publications Financing Sources for Trade & Investment in Latin America