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Our Leadership Team

Martin Cabrera, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC

Cabrera Capital Partners, LLC

Martin Cabrera is the CEO and Founder of Cabrera Capital Markets (CCM) and Cabrera Capital Partners (CCP).

Cabrera Capital Markets (CCM) provides global investment banking and institutional brokerage services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes financial institutions, states and municipalities, corporations, unions, foundations and endowments.   CCM has issued over $330 billion in debt for municipalities and over $400 billion in debt and equities for corporations nationally and internationally.  CCM’s taxable fixed income and global equities trading desks are transacting over one billion in securities daily.

Cabrera Capital Partners (CCP) provides commercial and residential real estate development expertise, investment, and consulting services to a full range of clients in the public, private, institutional and non-profit sectors.  CCP has experience providing investment advisory services including development, acquisition and management of over $3.5 billion in institutional real estate.  CCP’s current real estate development focus is the transformation of a thirty-six acre vacant in-fill site on Chicago’s Southwest side into a 400+ million mixed income and mixed-use community providing essential housing, services and jobs.

Martin has over twenty-five years of investment experience. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University and studied at the London School of Economics.

Martin currently serves as a Board Member at Chicago Community Trust, Member of the Archbishop’s Finance Council and Chairman of the Real Estate Committee for the Archdiocese of Chicago, Chairman of the Endowment Committee at St. Ignatius College Prep, Governing Board Member at Econ Illinois, Board Member of World Business Chicago, Former Chairman of the City Colleges of Chicago and Former Chairman of the Chicago Plan Commission.

Robert Aguilar

Chief Operating Officer

Robert serves as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC with responsibility for all aspects of the daily operations of the company. He oversees business groups consisting of Municipal Finance, Municipal Securities Trading, Taxable Fixed Income, and Equity Trading, as well as the operations support staff. Robert serves as the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and as a founding Principal of Cabrera Capital Partners. He is instrumental in the formation and development of Cabrera Capital Partners and holds a Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor license. Robert is a member of the Investment Committee. Robert works closely with Martin Cabrera to develop and oversee Cabrera’s businesses. Prior to joining Cabrera, Robert served as an Operations Manager for Schwarz Supply Source, responsible for 12 domestic and international distribution facilities in four countries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University. His professional securities licenses include; Series 7 General Securities Representative, Series 24 General Securities Principal, Series 27 Financial and Operations Principal, Series 63 Uniform Securities State Law-Registered Agent, Series 79 Investment Banking Representative, Series 99 Operations Professional, Series 3 Commodities Futures Associated Person, and Series 87 Research Analyst (Part II). 

Brad Ziemba

Chief Compliance Officer

Brad Ziemba serves as the Chief Compliance Officer at Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC. He has been involved in compliance, operations, and management for a variety of financial institutions since 1997. Prior to joining Cabrera, Brad participated in the compliance department for Elementum Advisors and D.A. Davidson & Co. He also spent 10 years as the Chief Compliance Officer of Duncan-Williams, Inc. in Memphis, TN, where he managed a wide range of compliance and operational matters while serving on the firm's Executive Committee. Brad earned a BBA in Finance from the University of Memphis and a MBA with honors from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. His professional securities licenses include; Series 7 General Securities Representative, Series 9 & 10 General Securities Sales Supervisor, Series 24 General Securities Principal, Series 63 Uniform Securities State Law-Registered Agent, and Series 87 Research Analyst (Part II).

Cynthia Au

Human Resources Director

Cynthia Au is Cabrera Capital Markets' Human Resources Director. Cynthia has over fifteen years of comprehensive Human Resources management experience which includes employee relations, recruitment, training, compensation and benefits, and legal and regulatory compliance with federal, state and local laws. Cynthia has a well-rounded background as she previously worked in diverse industries including banking and healthcare. Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

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