Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with us, the FLG team members. With more than 50 years of collective experience in finance and insurance, we bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to each engagement we undertake. Each team member is highly focused in his/her area of expertise, resulting in the highest level of quality in the services we deliver. Our goal is to exceed client expectations by providing honest, straight forward advise and solutions in a cost effective manner.
Ivan Mendez is the Founder and President of Financial Liaison Group. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Scotiabank de Puerto Rico, a position he held from 1998 until his retirement on January 29, 2004 when he established his consultancy practice. He is the first Puerto Rican to have occupied the institutions top position in its 94- year history.
Mr. Mendez has held various executive positions in the banking sector over the past 28 years. Between 1976 and 1984, he held key positions within Citibank, N.A., where he rose to Unit Head with responsibilities for commercial, corporate and multinational relationships. In 1984 he joined Roig Commercial Bank where he established the banks first facilities in Hato Rey,the center for Puerto Ricos banking district and developed the banks marketing strategy for the Greater San Juan Metropolitan area.
Mr. Mendez joined Scotiabank de Puerto Rico as Vice President-Commercial/Corporate
Banking with full responsibility for the Banks activities in these
areas. He participated in several important negotiations and closings
of loan and bond transactions involving hotels and shopping center developments.
He was also involved in several major projects throughout the Caribbean,
including Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados and the Dominican Republic. In
1991, he was promoted to Senior Vice President assuming direct supervision
for the Banks branch network and retail activities in addition
to the above-mentioned responsibilities. In 1992, Mr. Mendez was promoted
to President and Chief Operating Officer with full responsibility over
the Banks day- to- day operations.
has been an active member in several professional and civic organizations.He
served as President of the Puerto Rico Bankers Association from 1995
to 1997 and was a Member of the Government Relations Council of the
American Bankers Association between 1995-1998 and 2002-2003. From 1992
to 1999, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico
Tourism Department Scholarship Fund and was a Member of the Board of
Directors of the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association from 1995 to
Raquel Mendez heads FLGs Insurance Division and is the companys Treasurer. She brings to this position 28 years of experience in the healthcare and employee benefits sectors. Prior to becoming FLGs insurance head, Mrs. Mendez was Vice President and New Consultative Business Manager for Cigna Health Care, one of the nations largest Employee Benefits provider. As its senior officer in Puerto Rico, she was also the companys Representative and Liaison with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner of Puerto Rico for all regulatory affairs.
outstanding career has encompassed management level work in sales, provider
relations, benefits, claims and customer service. Between 1985 and 1997
she was Claims/Customer Service Director for Puerto Rico and the USVI
with oversight responsibility for a team of 100 associates.
Under Mrs. Mendez stewardship, Cigna achieved record- breaking sales in Puerto Rico and the USVI. She is credited with the development of extensive and lasting relationships with the brokerage community along with the implementation of a very successful training program within the organization resulting in the mentioned sales increases, while maintaining the highest level of total customer satisfaction.
Nunez has 30 years of experience as a Banker and Consultant. Between
1975 and 1989, he held various executive positions at Citibank where
he began as Account Manager in its Commercial Banking Division. He was
also Unit Head in the Corporate Banking Group and Risk Manager/Unit
Head for its Latin America Investment Bank.
Scotiabank de Puerto Rico in 1990 as Unit Head in its commercial and
corporate unit where he was involved in significant M & A transactions,
tourism and hospitality industry financings including hospital facilities
as well as in the management of a diversified loan portfolio.
LIAISON GROUP, CORP.