Jorge “George” Madrigal
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Jorge is Penserra’s founder and Chief Executive Officer since June 2007.
Developing innovative products/services, implementing precise solutions, and engaging in effective recruiting are at the forefront of Jorge’s leadership focus. He leads the Executive Committee, which sets the firm’s strategic direction, working across all business lines to ensure Penserra is focused on its client’s most critical trading and investment objectives. Jorge is also Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Prior to founding Penserra, Jorge spent fourteen years at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which is now part of BlackRock, in various senior capacities including Head of Transition Management and Senior Portfolio Manager. Before working at BGI, he also worked for Baxter International and Conagra in finance roles.
Jorge is very active with the local community. He serves on the board of directors and finance committee for Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. Jorge also serves on the board of directors for Pangea Legal Services, a legal advocacy group for immigrant rights, as well as a member of the finance committee for the Community Foundation of Mendocino. Jorge also established the Founder’s Scholarship for immigrant college-bound students and, more recently, the Penserra Foundation, a nonprofit entity focused on working with communities and organizations to promote diversity, education, and the well-being of children.
Jorge is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a BS in Finance. He is also a graduate of Columbia University with a MBA focus in securities analysis and a graduate of University of California, Berkeley with a MBA focus in business strategy. He holds security licenses 3, 7, 24, 27, 63, and 66.