Gabriel Brener has been Azteca Acquisition Corporation’s Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President since inception. Mr. Brener has over twenty years of deal sourcing, investment management and operations experience. He has managed Brener family investments since 1987 through Brener International Group, LLC and its predecessor or affiliated entities. He has been Chairman and CEO of Brener International Group since 1998. At Brener International Group, Mr. Brener coordinates deal sourcing, manages daily operations and determines all major investment decisions. He holds Board memberships in various Brener family investments, including Major League Soccer and Golden Boy Promotions, Inc. in the United States; and Apoyo Integral Inmobiliario, S.A. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R, Hipotecaria Casa Mexicana and Tequilera Hacienda La Capilla in Mexico. Mr. Brener plays an active role and stays in regular contact with senior management of entities Brener International Group and the Brener family control or in which they have significant minority positions, offering financial, operating, marketing and structuring advice. Mr. Brener also formed and manages Brener Sports & Entertainment, LLC, a private investment entity formed in 2005 with a focus on sports and entertainment investments targeting the Hispanic market in the United States. Brener Sports & Entertainment holds the Brener family’s interests in the Houston Dynamo Major League Soccer Club and Golden Boy Promotions, Inc. From 1989 to date, Mr. Brener has been CEO of Galco, Inc., a family investment and management company.
From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Brener was Vice Chairman of the Board of The Boys Markets, Inc., a chain of 54 supermarkets in Southern California that the Brener family wholly-owned. Mr. Brener also served on the Board of Directors or Advisory Boards of prior family investments, including Merisant Corporation; Classic Media, Inc.; First National Bank; Westin Hotels and Resorts; Colt Defense, LLC; and Danskin, Inc. Mr. Brener also has been active in community affairs in Los Angeles and Aspen, Colorado, including through prior board memberships for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education); L.A.S.S.O. (Los Angeles Sheriffs Star Organization); Cedar Sinai Medical Center; the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and the National Council of the Aspen Music Festival. Mr. Brener graduated from Woodbury University with a B.A. in Business Administration and received Woodbury’s Alumni of the Year Award in 2008. Mr. Brener has also completed Units I and II of the Harvard Business School Owner/President Management (OPM) Program. Mr. Brener was born in Mexico City and moved to Southern California in 1977.
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