Sergio Fernández de Córdova is an internationally recognized entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist working at the intersection of media and leveraging public-private partnerships for social impact. In 2009 he co-founded Innovators Fund; a collaborative-based seeding platform. In 2011, he co-founded IMGH; focused on global infrastructure and public-private partnerships. In 2012 he co-founded, as Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation, which focuses on repurposing media space to non-profits each year and recently just launched P3GM a Public-Private Partnership company, enhancing cities through continuous innovation by Investing in municipal infrastructure.
Sergio co-founded Fuel Outdoor in 2003, growing the company to over 4,000 outdoor advertising locations in nine markets nationwide, making it one of the top 3 largest, privately owned companies in the industry. He sold the company to Och-Ziff, a global institutional asset management firm with over $31 billion in capital, and exited in 2011. Och-Ziff successfully sold the company to Van Wagner in 11/2012.
Sergio is one of the youngest initiators of public-private partnerships to drive business and social change. Launching from much of his work at Fuel, Sergio single-handedly forged a variety of private-public partnerships with political and business leaders in cities across the US and the world. As a reflection of his progressive understanding of business and a burgeoning global economy, he is an active investor or advisor in multiple start-ups.
Sergio is also sits on the board and or advises over 10 media related companies, such as DELL EIR, Cross Commerce Media and Availor Group.
In 2012, Dell Inc. named Sergio one of its #Inspired 100 leading global influencers in entrepreneurship, who use technology to empower and inspire others.
Sergio is Co-Chairman of the World Energy Forum's Next Generation Energy Leaders, member of the United Nations Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council, a delegate for the US Dept of State's Global Entrepreneurship Program, Co-Chairman of the G8 Young Summit, a member of the Council of Underserved Communities for the US SBA, Nat. Co-Chairman for the Tech for Obama; T4O, and he is Co-Chairman of the Young Leaders for CGDD.org; a group made up of 20 past Presidents of LatAm.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Sergio also completed an MIT Executive Program for 60 worldwide leaders under the age of 40. He lives in NYC.
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