Our Staff

OSF Board Members

Andrew B. Stein, Founder and Executive Chairman
Kelli Kenny, Founding Board Member
David J. Williams
Lucia Fernandes
Victoria Flaherty
Eric Ricaurte, Treasurer
Sandra Mandell
Ricardo Mora
Jeanette Prenger
Thomas Richard
Joanna Scholl
Vinny Smith
Ruben Taborda

Andrew B. Stein, Founder and Executive Chairman
Andrew B. Stein is President and CEO of Makopastreet Partners, LLC. Makopastreet Partners provides senior debt financing for luxury and ultra-luxury hotel, and mixed-use developments, as well as infrastructure projects worldwide. In addition, Makopastreet Partners coordinates all stages of development for luxury and ultra-luxury hotel and mixed-use developments in the Americas, with a focus on the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

Prior to forming Makopastreet Partners, Andy Stein was Managing Director in WestLB’s Investment Banking Division in New York and was responsible for all Hospitality lending and advisory activities in the Americas. Andy has closed transactions for many of the top high-end hotel companies worldwide including Mandarin Oriental, Orient Express, St. Regis, Loew’s, Auberge, GHM, etc., as well as several high-end boutique hoteliers. Andy was also responsible for all WestLB Infrastructure lead-arranged deals in the Americas.

Andy joined WestLB after a twelve-year career with Chase Securities and its predecessor institutions. Prior to leaving Chase, he was the Vice President in the Global Project Finance and Advisory Group specializing in all Infrastructure projects in the emerging markets worldwide. From 1993 – 1996, Andy was based in Manila, Philippines as the Joint Head of Corporate Finance for Chase’s (formerly Chemical Bank’s) Manila Branch. During his tenure in Manila, Andy was instrumental in developing the Bank’s project finance and hospitality expertise in the Philippines.

Andy is the Chairman and Founder of The Orphaned Starfish Foundation. Founded in 2001, it is an organization dedicated to building and funding computer centers in orphanages and homes for battered and street children in Latin America. Currently, the foundation supports fourteen projects in Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama. Andy received an Honorary Citizenship of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a result of his charity work in the city.

Andy currently sits on the International Advisory Board for Counterpart International, working closely on the sustainable tourism sector. He also sat on the Board for Harlem’s Playing 2 Win for several years, and has been extremely active in Special Olympics as the head of Volunteers for Manhattan Special Olympics. Andy ran Community Service for the Rotary Club in Makati, Philippines, helping organize relief missions for victims of Mt. Pinatubo”s eruption. He has been a member of the Benefit Committees for the Aleh Foundation, the National Academy of the Arts, and US Doctors for Africa.

Andy holds a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from the University of Virginia.

Noriella Santos,  Associate Director

Since graduating from The City College of New York with a B.A. in Sociology, Noriella Santos has worked with many organizations from the Cambodian Children’s Fund to The Boy Scouts of America devoting herself to helping troubled and disadvantaged youth in the forms of education and recreational assistance. Acting as Volunteer Director for charity: water she honed her leadership skills with her natural passion for helping children to transcend her accumulative efforts into becoming a member of The Orphaned Starfish foundation.

Noriella, born and raised in New York City, remembers the “culture shock” from living in the Dominican Republic for two years.  It was the time she was exposed first hand to the differing living conditions outside the United States. Her next time visiting was with The Orphaned Starfish Foundation, an organization with the necessary resources to make an effective difference in a place much of her family still calls home.