Alberto Tarajano

Alberto Tarajano

(Founder & Trustee)

Mr. Tarajano is an executive with more than ten years of ESOP fiduciary experience and more than 20 years of experience as a finance specialist, operator, board member, and consultant. Throughout his career he led and advised management teams in areas of finance, technology, valuation and strategy by leveraging his experience in capital markets and as a business operator. Prior to founding Custos, Mr. Tarajano co-founded a fin-tech startup specializing in employee financial wellness. Mr. Tarajano currently serves as a board member and was a vice-president at the Pala Group, an industrial construction and refinery services firm where he held executive roles as a financial officer, operations, corporate and business development. While at Pala, Mr. Tarajano oversaw mergers and acquisitions, facilitated the transition to an employee-owned enterprise and founded its Texas operations. Mr. Tarajano also served as an Analyst and Associate at BiscyaneAmericas Advisors, a boutique financial advisory firm focused on public and private Latin American business.

Mr. Tarajano received his BBA in Finance from the University of Miami (FL) and his MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Areas of Expertise

  • ESOP M&A
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Development
  • Valuation
  • Transaction&Structuring


  • BBA, Finance | University of Miami (FL)
  • MBA | Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University

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