Our Management Team

Omar Pereira Varela - BSEE, MBA - President & CEO

Mr. Pereira holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (1989) with a Minor in Management and another in International Relations, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. In addition, he holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree (2011) from the University of New Orleans. He is fully fluent in English and Spanish, can speak and read Portuguese, and has some proficiency in French, German and Italian.

An award-winning manager and entrepreneur with over 23 years of experience, Mr. Pereira started his career at General Motors, where he worked for 14 years and held assignments in Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Research (Fuel Cell Technology), and Alliance Development/Strategic Planning groups, including international assignments in Europe and South America. Mr. Pereira has the hard-to-find ability to bridge the gap in communications between technical and business teams from different nationalities and cultural backgrounds, and to mediate the discussions to assure the technical and business goals of all key stakeholders are attained. This ability helped Mr. Pereira execute various global purchasing initiatives that savd GM over US $725 million in annual purchasing expenses. He was also a key contributor to the development of GM’s Global Advanced Purchasing Process, which was eventually implemented at all of GM’s Purchasing operations worldwide. He negotiated strategic alliance agreements worth over US $250 million, purchasing contracts for future automotive systems worth over US $1.5 Billion/yr, and research contracts with complex intellectual property provisions. Mr. Pereira is also skilled in project management and sales proposal development.

During his assignment at GM’s OnStar Europe subsidiary in 2001, he was responsible for developing and executing the strategic plan for alliances with providers of content and services to OnStar Europe’s ubiquitous internet access, web portal, and mobile communications suite.

In July of 2001, Mr. Pereira returned to Puerto Rico in order to be closer to the rest of his family. Shortly thereafter he became an independent financial advisor representing Jefferson Pilot Financial and Jefferson Securities Corp, raising over $12 million of assets under management in 5 years, and jumping to the top 3% of producers in the company within 2 years. His efforts earned him Jefferson Pilot Financial’s Premier Partner Award 2 years in a row. Mr. Pereira holds Securities licenses Series 7, 24, 66, 63 and life, disability, annuities, and property & casualty insurance licenses. In 2007, Mr. Pereira founded Atlantis Investment Coaching, LLC, a registered investment adviser, where he currently serves as its Sr. Managing Member and Head Investor Coach. As a boutique financial services firm, it serves a very limited and hand-picked group of high net worth clients. Atlantis’ clients have invested over $20 million in assets with a select group of professional investment managers that share Atlantis’ investment philosophy. In 2008, Mr. Pereira and two other partners founded Earthshine Corp, and has since been involved in the introduction of Floating LNG Storage and Regasification infrastructure and other renewable and non-renewable energy projects for the Caribbean region.