Meet the Overland Advisory Team 

Overland Advisory Group was founded by passionate and experienced businessmen, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists that make things happen.


Francisco Lozano

PARTNER

Francisco is a creative problem solver and manager with a strategic mindset and exceptional communication and negotiation talent. He’s an expert in building and cultivating long-term relationships and has a valuable sense of empathy and resilience.

Experienced beyond his years, Francisco can adapt to diverse professional and social environments with an extreme sense of diplomacy. He’s a problem solver, a bridge builder, and he knows how to reconcile different interests between institutions, companies, and governments.

Born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Francisco developed a particular passion for leadership and entrepreneurship at an early age. In 2003, he joined Rimmsa Power Services, a leading family business dedicated to industrial energy solutions where he achieved a supplier alliance agreement with Siemens and the energy sector and reconciled a $120 million agreement with the Federal Electricity Commission.

Francisco worked as a consultant for the international political marketing and intelligence firm Roheisen from 2007 to 2009, then joined Credit Suisse in 2010. At Credit Suisse, Francisco worked as a private banker for the Ultra High Net Worth Individuals division, forging solid bridges between the institution and its clients as well as managing risks and solving complex financial problems in the wealth management space.

In 2012, he returned to Rimmsa as the Business Development Director and managed to negotiate historic billionaire contracts and financing lines with the top investments banks.

In 2018, he became an advisor and international representative of FOMEX, a joint venture in the oil technology business.

Francisco founded and launched Mezcal 33, the #1 extra premium mezcal brand in the world. In 2018, Mezcal 33 was awarded the maximum recognition in the world of international spirits, obtaining a Double Gold Medal in the Councours Mundial de Bruxelles by the United Nations of Fine Wine.

Francisco speaks Spanish and English and is deeply familiar with French and Italian. He is a passionate chess player and reader and is the father of three lovely children.


Carlos Alvarez

PARTNER

Carlos Alvarez

Carlos is an award-winning entrepreneur with more than 19 years experience launching startup organizations. Among some of the companies that he has founded include Diestel, Datalogic, Open Pay, Tudi, Capital Agricola, Stella Real Estate, Remed, Cava Energy, Cawen Energy and Valsa.

Currently Carlos is the Founder and President of the Board of Stella Holdings, a diversified group of companies participating in 5 of the most dynamic industries in the country. 

A proven business leader, Carlos has industry-wide recognition for his entrepreneurial efforts. In 2012 Carlos was named finalist in Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year award. In 2013 he was selected by the Minister of Economy to represent the El Semillero profile (Start Up Profile) for the INADEN Museography. In 2014 The City of Monterrey and Cemex awarded Carlos with The Lorenzo Zambrano Treviño Medal for Business and Entrepreneurship, in the concept of Innovation and Technology.

Carlos serves on the Advisory board of TNC The Nature Conservancy, the world’s leading land conservation organization. He is also on the advisory board of Instituto Nuevo Amanecer, an Institution that gives formation and education to children with disabilities. 

Carlos has a CPA degree from Monterrey Tech ITESM, and attended Post-Graduate studies at the IPADE Business School. He is currently attending an Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School.


Javier Gonzalez

PARTNER

Javier is a trusted business advisor with more than 17 years of experience in the financial sector.

In 2009 Javier started a real estate venture company dedicated to mid-income developed housing projects throughout Mexico. In 2016 he extended that success with a real estate project in San Antonio, Texas, which deepened his network of new business opportunities in the United States. 

An avid entrepreneur, Javier started a local real estate trust project in Monterrey, Mexico where he currently sits on the board of that Trust.  

Currently, Javier is an independent advisor to three organizations in Mexico in addition to being a wholesale distributor of medical products for the private and public sector.

Javier has a Marketing degree from Universidad de Monterrey, he attends Post-Graduate studies at Tech Millenium and he holds a diploma in Business strategy at the IPADE Business School.

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