As an Analyst in the Research Department, Mr. Rodriguez is responsible for supporting the research team primarily in the US and international long/short equity space. He joined Optima as a full-time analyst after completing two Optima summer internship programs in 2017 and 2018. Prior to Optima, Mr. Rodriguez was an internal audit intern at Central Romana Corporation (CR). Prior to CR, Mr. Rodriguez was a Wealth Management intern at Banco Sabadell where he directly supported Private Banking, Strategy and Compliance divisions. Mr. Rodriguez is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he received a B.A. in Economics.