Advisory Board

Advisory Board members are appointed by the Chairman of Corporate Creations and meet with him several times per year to discuss strategy and risk issues. See Advisory Board

Charles P. Garcia

Charlie Garcia is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Garcia Trujillo, a merchant banking, venture capital and consulting firm focused on the Hispanic market in the United States and Latin America. In 2006, he sold his investment banking firm which he founded in 1997.

He has served on the boards of two Fortune 500 companies: the board of directors of Winn-Dixie Stores and an advisory council of Aetna. The Obama administration re-appointed him to the U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors whose 15-member board, which includes four U.S. Senators and four members of the U.S. House of Representatives, elected him as Chairman in three consecutive years. In 2001, then Governor Jeb Bush appointed him to two terms on the seven member Florida State Board of Education, responsible for all public education in Florida and an annual budget of $15 billion. Hispanic Business magazine recognized Mr. Garcia as one of the "100 most influential Hispanics in the United States." He is the author of two books on leadership: A Message from Garcia that was ranked #6 on the Wall Street Journal Best Seller list and Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows published by McGraw Hill. He received his law degree in 1994 from Columbia Law School, and he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1983 from the U.S. Air Force Academy achieving the rank of Deputy Wing Commander. Charlie and his family reside in Boca Raton, Florida.


Kellyn A. Hall

Kellyn Hall is Chief Strategy Officer of Corporate Creations International Inc. Prior to that, she worked as an attorney at Gunster in West Palm Beach, Florida. She received her J.D. degree in 1989 from Harvard Law School, and she is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Miami where she received her B.A. degree in English. Kellyn and her family reside in Palm Beach County, Florida.


David Hernandez

David Hernandez is Chairman and CEO of Liberty Power, a retailer of electricity with a national presence and annual revenue over $700 million. Under his leadership, Liberty Power currently serves tens of thousands of small to medium sized businesses and over 20 Fortune 1000 companies in 10 states.

David was awarded Business Leader of the Year in 2007 by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005 by Hispanic Business Magazine. A native of Cuba, David graduated magna cum laude from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and later earned an MBA from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business. David and his family reside in Palm Beach County, Florida.


Leaders

Read about the background and experience of the leaders of Corporate Creations, which delivers significant savings, superior service and a client-focused commitment to technology. The leaders of Corporate Creations have the privilege of working with the best team in the registered agent industry. See Leaders

Frank A. Rodriguez

Frank Rodriguez is Founder, Chairman and Chief Legal Officer of Corporate Creations International Inc. and serves on the Audit, Compensation and Governance committees. Founded in 1993, Corporate Creations has thousands of clients and is the third largest provider of registered agent and compliance services nationwide for Fortune 1000 companies, Global 2000 companies and private companies.

The revenue of Corporate Creations qualifies the company for inclusion in the top half of the Hispanic Business 500. Prior to founding Corporate Creations, he worked as a corporate attorney at the predecessor to Squire Patton Boggs in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is a contributing author and editor of the first edition of Florida Law of Corporations and Business Organizations published by Prentice Hall. He served on the board of directors of United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of YPO-WPO and Tiger 21, which are prestigious global networks of business leaders and high net worth investors. He received his J.D. degree in 1989 from Harvard Law School, and he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Miami where he received his B.A. degree in Economics. He is married to his college sweetheart. They have two children. Frank and his family reside in Jupiter, Florida. You can view his LinkedIn Profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/CorporateCreations.


Steven D. Buchta

Steve Buchta is Managing Director of Corporate Creations International Inc. He joined Corporate Creations in 2008 after graduating from DePaul University with a B.A. degree in Business Management, Marketing and Finance. Steve resides in Wellington, Florida.


Luis A. Uriarte

Luis Uriarte is General Counsel of Corporate Creations International Inc. Prior to joining Corporate Creations in 1995, he worked as an attorney at the predecessor to Chartwell Law Offices LLP in Miami, Florida. He received his J.D. degree in 1992 from the University of Southern California Law School, and he received his B.A. degree from Georgetown University.

He also attended the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where he completed an executive business training program. Luis is married with three children and resides with his family in Wilton, Connecticut.


James E. Perkins

JP Perkins is Executive Vice President and Chief Relationship Officer of Corporate Creations International Inc. Prior to joining Corporate Creations in 2007, he held various sales and management positions with private and public companies. JP has significant experience working with Fortune 1000 companies as his clients.

His philosophy is that Corporate Creations is in the business of relationships. JP has volunteered as a counselor and coordinator at Craig Springs Camp & Retreat Center in Virginia since 1992, spending a week each summer mentoring teenagers, and he has helped various charities such as Special Olympics. JP lived many years abroad as a "military brat." He enjoys meeting people from diverse backgrounds. JP is married and has four daughters. JP and his family reside in Palm Beach County, Florida.


Valerie Hawk-Donohue

Valerie Hawk-Donohue is Vice President Administration of Corporate Creations International Inc. Prior to joining Corporate Creations in 2007, she held various corporate training positions in the service industry. She received her B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Florida Atlantic University. She is a Florida Registered Paralegal. Valerie and her husband reside in Palm Beach County, Florida.


Kellyn A. Hall

Kellyn Hall is Chief Strategy Officer of Corporate Creations International Inc. Prior to that, she worked as an attorney at Gunster in West Palm Beach, Florida. She received her J.D. degree in 1989 from Harvard Law School, and she is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Miami where she received her B.A. degree in English. Kellyn and her family reside in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Christopher M. Davis

Chris is the Chief Technology Officer of Corporate Creations International, Inc. He recently joined Corporate Creations in August of 2014. Prior to joining Corporate Creations, Chris held several key positions in Operations and IT at a large healthcare organization in Nashville, Tennessee. The last of which was an IT Manager focusing on data systems and client analytics.

He attended Virginia Tech and studied Engineering and Economics. He always had a passion for computers and technology that eventually led him to attend Eastern Florida State College to study Information Technology with a focus on database administration. He also possesses a Lean Sigma certification.

Chris’ unique blend of skills allows him to leverage technology as a means to improve processes without sacrificing quality that results in a superior customer experience. Chris enjoys mountain biking and backpacking. He and his family currently reside in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Richard Cohen

Rich Cohen is President and General Counsel of Corporate Creations International Inc. Rich has more than 30 years of legal, business and consulting experience focused on providing the most efficient legal services to clients through blends of people, process and technology.

Prior to joining Corporate Creations, Rich served as a Managing Director of Duff & Phelps and President of RenewData Corp. He has held senior positions with The Garden City Group and LexisNexis, and he has served as General Counsel of Ohio Power and Columbus Southern Power. Rich has been recognized as an AV Preeminent rated attorney every year since 1998. Rich serves on the Corporate Counsel Advisory Board of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and as Editor in Chief of The Electricity Journal. He is a recipient of the Corporate Legal Times Distinguished Legal Service Award. He has served as President of Association of Corporate Counsel Central Ohio, on the Board of Advisors for Bryan University, and as Co-Chair of the Mass Tort Subcommittee of American Bankruptcy Institute. Rich is a member of Ohio State Bar Association. He graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo and from University of Akron School of Law. Rich and his family reside in Weston, Florida.


Advisory Council

Advisory Council members are appointed by the Chairman of Corporate Creations and serve in an advisory capacity to the Chairman. Advisory Council members do not receive any compensation for serving on the Corporate Creations Advisory Council. See Advisory Council

Joaquin R. Carbonell III

Joaquin Carbonell retired as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of AT&T Wireless. Previously, he was Vice President and Group Counsel of wireless services for BellSouth Enterprises. Prior to that, he served as President of BellSouth Europe where he supervised cellular business operations in Germany and Denmark.

Prior to his European assignment, he was BellSouth Enterprises President for Latin America where his responsibilities included overseeing operations and business development activities for that region. He began his career with BellSouth in 1980 as an attorney with Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company. He received his J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law, and he is a Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of Boston College. In 1989, he was named an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow at Stanford University where he received a Masters Degree in Management. A native of Camaguey, Cuba, Joaquin resides in Atlanta, Georgia.


John M. Esquivel

After 32 years with Shell Oil Company, John Esquivel retired in 2011 as the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel. John is currently on the board of American Leadership Forum and International Leadership Institute, a global faith based organization that trains church leaders around the world.

He also serves as a Trustee for the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He served on the Corporate Board of Advisors for the National Council of La Raza, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the nation, and he served on the Executive Advisory Board for the Shell Oil Company Hispanic Employees Network. He recently completed his service on the Ronald McDonald House board in Houston. John received his B.B.A. in Accounting from St. Mary's University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan. John and his wife Minerva have two adult children. John and his family have gone on mission trips to Costa Rica, Guatemala, Navajo Nation, Mexico, Venezuela, Honduras, Peru, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Vietnam, Thailand and Mongolia.


Alfredo Garcia

Alfred Garcia is a private investor. He was Vice President of Technology Business Development at America Online. Prior to that, he practiced transactional law as a partner of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler and Marmaro LLP in Los Angeles, California.

He received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and he received his B.S. degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Florida. He is married to Claudia Garcia. They have three children. Alfred and his family reside in Virginia.


Kaihan Krippendorff

Kaihan Krippendorff is a business strategist and author who works regularly with large and medium-sized corporations such as Microsoft, J&J, L'Oreal, and Estee Lauder to design bold and innovative growth strategies. He delivers keynote speeches across the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America and lectures regularly at business schools including Wharton and MIT Sloan.

He is a former consultant with McKinsey & Company and is the author of three business strategy books -- The Art of the Advantage, Hide a Dagger Behind Your Smile, and The Way of Innovation. He received his MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School, his BSE degree in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and his BSE degree in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering. Kaihan and his family reside in Connecticut.


Dean C. Lovett

Dean Lovett is a private investor and community leader. He was the majority owner and operator of Cellular One of Berrien County, Michigan, from its inception in 1989 until its sale in 1996. Cellular One of Berrien County was listed in the 1995 Private 100 ranking of Michigan's fastest growing privately held companies.

He received his MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and he is a certified public accountant in Maryland. He is married to Pamela Jean Lovett, and they have six children. Dean and his family reside in North Carolina.


Ralph Morera

Ralph Morera was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bacardi Limited until his retirement in July 2009. Bacardi Limited, the parent company of all Bacardi companies, is the largest privately held spirits company in the world.

His responsibilities included financial reporting including implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley, information technology, risk management, treasury and tax global functions. He is a certified public accountant and was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers for more than 20 years serving public and private clients of the firm. During his career as a certified public accountant, he practiced in the offices located in New York, Puerto Rico and Miami. His current activities range from participating in the board of directors of listed companies as well as nonprofit organizations. He is a graduate of Pace University of New York City and has been an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. While a resident of Miami, he participated in various community activities including Board of Directors Chairman of the American Red Cross of Greater Miami, Board Member of the Beacon Council, Goodwill Industries of South Florida and President of the Cuban American CPA Association. Ralph and his family reside in Miami, Florida.


Ramon A. Rodriguez

Ray Rodriguez serves on the board of directors Republic Services, a NYSE company in the solid waste industry. Active in community affairs, he serves on the board of directors of WPBT Channel 2, Holy Cross Hospital and Broward Center for the Performing Arts Center.

He served on the board of directors of Barnett Bank of Broward County. He is a former President of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a former Chairman of the Florida Board of Accountancy. Prior to its sale in 2009, he was Treasurer and a shareholder of DME Corporation, a manufacturing company involved in the aerospace and defense business. He received his B.B.A. degree with a major in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University, and he completed the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1983. Ray and his family reside in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Nina Vaca-Humrichouse

Nina Vaca is Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle, an information technology services provider to Fortune 500 companies. Pinnacle is one of the largest companies in the Hispanic Business 500. She serves on the board of directors of two NYSE companies: Comerica Incorporated and Kohl's Corporation.

She is Chairman Emeritus of United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and she serves as a founding board member of Startup America Partnership. Nina and her family reside in Dallas, Texas.