Hugo Faria joined SEO in 2017 and is Vice President, SEO Scholars, College. He manages a twenty-strong team of College Persistence professionals working with more than 800 College Scholars attending more than 170 colleges.
Hugo brought to SEO a wide range of managerial experience. His professional experience spans nearly three decades, building, or turning around, exposure management and trading businesses for six major international banks. By fully understanding client needs and delivering appropriate, innovative and cost-effective solutions, Hugo became a trusted advisor to banks, governments and corporations across four continents. In parallel to his banking career, he has been committed to and involved with educational initiatives targeted at High School and higher education students. Hugo has volunteered at leading NGOs in the NY area working on financial literacy and college preparedness for more than fifteen years. In 2009-10 Hugo was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s Institute of Latin American Studies, lecturing and advising students on financial markets and Latin America. In addition to a B.A. in Economics & Political Science from Yale, Hugo holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.