Ernesto Morales
Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Ernesto Morales is Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Biltmore Group, a Los Angeles-based firm which provides clients with consulting and services in five key areas: business strategy, economic development, revenue optimization and growth, stakeholder management and program implementation.

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Jesse Torres
Partner & Chief Strategy Officer

Jesse Torres is Partner and Chief Strategy Officer for Biltmore Group. His primary practice areas include economic and workforce development, supplier diversity and business strategy.

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Chris DeGroof
Partner & Chief Operating Officer

Chris DeGroof is Partner and Chief Operating Officer for Biltmore Group, where he oversees the firm’s fiscal operations and ensures the timely and efficient execution of projects.

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Cynthia Gutierrez
Vice President of Business Development

Cynthia Gutierrez is Vice President of Business Development for Biltmore Group. Gutierrez is an accomplished professional with over ten years of experience in the private and non-profit sectors.

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Jennifer Elena
Marketing and Public Relations Consultant

Jennifer Elena is a Marketing and Public Relations Consultant and industry partner of Biltmore Group. Elena is the president and founder of JElena Group, a Palo Alto and D.C. -based integrated marketing and public relations agency.

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Rodrigo Gonzalez
Senior Real Estate Consultant

Rodrigo Gonzalez is a Senior Real Estate Consultant and industry partner of Biltmore Group Consulting. Gonzalez is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DEODATE, a Los Angeles-based corporate real estate strategy and brokerage services firm.

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Jonathan Wilson
Strategic Consulting Partner

As Biltmore Group’s Strategic Consultant Partner, Jonathan helps leads development and implementation of the financial services strategy for Biltmore Group. Wilson’s vast industry experience helps our clients with new market and business growth initiatives.

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Nathyely Godina
Director of Events

Nathyely Godina is Director of Events for Biltmore Group. She has more than 11 years of experience with event planning, production, and experiential marketing.

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Lauren Morales
Program Director

Lauren Morales is Program Director for Biltmore Group and handles arrangements for logistics and staffing for community engagement and event efforts. Morales is a key member of the BG project management and client relations leadership group.

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Angelica Pena
Events Manager

Angelica Pena is Events Manager for Biltmore Group. Pena has extensive community relations and outreach experience, including event planning and coordination. She is the team lead for all North Star Alliances events, having led more than 200 events ranging from community meetings to intimate political receptions.

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Alejandro Guzmán
Creative Director

Alejandro Guzmán, MSc. is the Creative Director for Biltmore Group (BG). He has built a portfolio of professional experience for the past 15 years that includes entrepreneurial projects, including gamification consulting, cause-related marketing and educational efforts.

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E.J. “Jay” Lynn
Executive Program Assistant

E.J. “Jay” Lynn is Executive Program Assistant for Biltmore Group’s North Star Alliances division, where he has been employed since 2017.

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Ernesto Morales III
Field Operations Supervisor

Ernesto Morales III is Field Operations Supervisor for Biltmore Group’s North Star Alliances division, where he has been employed since 2016.

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