Fernando Torres Tax Consultant

areas of expertise
  • Business transformation
  • Restructuring and turnaround
  • Integration
  • Growth strategy
  • M&A transaction support
education
  • MBA, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
  • BS, engineering, Technical University of Denmark
  • MBA, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

With over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, management, business planning, financial analysis, software engineering, operations, and decision analysis, Brandon has the breadth and depth of experience needed to quickly understand entrepreneurs’ businesses and craft the most suitable solutions.

Consulting WP comes up with results that are actually implementable. That is their strength compared to other consulting companies.

Before founding Consulting WP in early 2001, Brandon started two Internet companies in Silicon Valley. Previously, Brandon held various management positions in New York at Simon Brothers, most recently as Vice President in Goldhill Group, focusing on new business development and risk management. He has also worked as a senior financial risk management consultant to the financial services industry; software engineer; advertising sales manager for the popular Caribbean travel guide series; general manager of an advertising and graphic design agency; and engineering intern at the Best Health Coach.

publications

  • Re-Place at the 12th International Conference on Population Geographies at the Queen’s University Belfast

    Re-Place researchers from Latvia and Romania met and collaborated in Northern Ireland to represent the project within the rural migration/immobility trends.

    July 10, 2024
  • Field trip in Olt County, Southern Romania

    Field trip in Olt County, Southern Romania In May 2024, researchers from the Romanian team conducted a field visit in one of the areas selected as a (potential) case study in the project. The area is located in the Southern part of Romania (usually associated with low levels of resources in common/public discourses), in Olt County, and its localities are characterized by low levels of Local Human Development Index (LHDI – please see our previous newsletters for more information on the index) both at national and regional level. The main purpose of the visit was to strengthen the connections with local authorities and complement email, telephone and WhatsApp communication with face-to-face interactions, in preparation of the upcoming fieldwork. The Re-Place team had a meeting with mayors and other town hall staff from three neighboring rural communities and presented the project, with an emphasis on the empirical research to be conducted in that area. This visit was useful for gathering some preliminary, brief information that was convergent with what was found out through desk research. The topics covered included local economy and employment, mobility trends and population characteristics. Agriculture is the most important economic activity in the area, but there are also people working in factories in the nearby city; outmigration dominates, with only few cases of people moving into the area. The population of the area is ethnically and religiously homogeneous, following the aging trend to be seen at the national level as well. The research team was well received by the local authorities, who were interested and open to collaborate in the Re-Place activities.

    June 7, 2024
  • “Fundão, an embracing land”: Characterizing the migrant population in one of the European Capitals of Inclusion and Diversity

    “Fundão, an embracing land”: Characterizing the migrant population in one of the European Capitals of Inclusion and Diversity Fundão is one of the European Capitals of Inclusion and Diversity and a national reference regarding its migrant integration policies. For the development of the third Municipal Plan for Migrants Integration, the Municipality of Fundão established a partnership with André Saramago, PhD candidate at IGOT, member of the Re-Place research team and member of O Lugar Comum to characterize the migrant community: migrants’ priorities, vulnerabilities, expectations, and their lived migratory experience. The research in place aims to inform the creation of more suitable responses in respect to the diversity of this population. Fundão is home to migrants from more than 70 nationalities with very different life situations i.e. from refugees to students, from cultural leaders to sporty families, from seasonal farmworkers to highly skilled engineers. All of them contribute to revitalize a territory that has been losing population for the last decades. So far, the team held interviews with the Migrations Centre staff and its intercultural mediators, and with key partners from the education, employment, and health systems, from the Agency for Integration, Migration and Asylum (AIMA), from the industrial and agriculture sectors, from the migrant community and more. Two more visits are planned between June and July to conduct participative activities with the migrant and the Portuguese local communities, including eight focus groups and a world cafe. At the end of the process, it is expected to have a clear picture of the priorities and opportunities to be fostered for integration and social cohesion that will ultimately have a positive impact in Fundão, and its territory. The research work conducted in Fundão will be of tremendous help to “benchmark” the potential of mobilities in non-metropolitan areas, and to assess the practices and policies of the two left-behind areas selected by the Re-Place team in Portugal”. Fundão in the media:  https://sicnoticias.pt/Fundão terra de acolhimento            https://www.publico.pt/fundao-estendeu-mao-imigrantes Fundão: an embracing land | The Global Compact on Refugees | UNHCR (globalcompactrefugees.org)

    June 7, 2024

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