Fernando holds an MS in Business Leadership from Duxx Graduate School of Business Leadership, a BA in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Panamericana and a diploma in Culinary Arts from San Diego Culinary Institute. From a young age, he has been engaged in different church organizations and activities, like leading Evangelizadores de Tiempo Completo, a group of full-time lay ministers working for priests in remote Mexican parishes. He also founded and led Slimarket, a healthy-food restaurant and a vegetable farming and packing business. Fernando is currently an active board member of Bodesa, SAPI, a retail chain founded in 1887 by his great-grandfather and currently operating more than 90 stores in Western Mexico.
Kevin is the President of Cathedral Catholic High School and adjunct lecturer at the University of San Diego. Kevin has spent his entire professional career in Catholic education, including teaching at Verbum Dei High School in LA. Kevin earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership from The Catholic University of America, a master’s degree in education from Fordham University, and bachelor’s degree from Boston College.
Colm Driscoll is the Chief Financial Officer of Precision Diagnostics, a San Diego-based laboratory focused on partnering with pain management and addiction medicine clinicians to improve patient outcomes. Prior to entering the private sector, Colm spent several years in public accounting at Big 4 firms Ernst & Young and KPMG. Colm earned his BA in Accounting from Seattle University where he met his future wife. Following college, Colm spent a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps working on affordable housing issues in Chicago. In his “free” time, he lovingly and dutifully provides personal chef and chauffeur services for his three young children.
Chris Lopez, CPA, CRFAC, has over 15 years of experience in accounting and assurance engagements. Chris began his career at Deloitte, a big-four accounting firm. While gaining important industry knowledge, Chris advanced to the position of audit senior. In 2007, Chris joined Lindsay & Brownell, LLP, focusing the majority of his efforts on audits of nonprofit organizations, and was a key contributor to the development of the firm’s audit practice. Chris was promoted to senior manager where he transitioned to a technical lead for the audit practice. In addition to working on multiple audits with his team, Chris is tasked with the responsibilities of achieving business development and growth goals and cultivating and maintaining client relationships. Chris also provides advisory services in the areas of internal control analysis, application of U.S. GAAP, and financial reporting.
Chris attended San Diego State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is a CPA and earned his CRFAC. He resides in San Diego with his wife and two young children, and is an avid guitar player. Chris is also a dedicated student and practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Herb is the Sr. Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Efficient Market Advisors, which he founded in 2004. Previously, he held leadership positions at LPL Financial, Dreyfus and ING Funds group, and J&W Seligman & Co. Herb has been interviewed by multiple publications including Forbes, CBS Market Watch, Business Week, Investment News, Investor’s Business Daily and The Wall Street Journal and is a regular guest on CNBC television. Herb served as President of the Board of Administration of the San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System. Herb is passionate about supporting education through philanthropy, and has served on the board of The Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc. and the Grand Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc. He also served as Director chair of the Arizona School Choice Trust from 2000-2002. Herb graduated, with Honors, from The University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.