Our Team

Manuel Uranga
Managing Partner, Co-founder

Manuel Uranga, a 21 year financial industry veteran and former Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, is a founding partner at A Plus Capital. He served as Executive Director at Smith Barney before joining Morgan Stanley in 2008. Mr. Uranga is originally from Spain, and holds a Masters in Economics and Business Administration from CUNEF (Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros) in Spain. He is an avid surfer and resides in the Upper East Side with his wife and twin daughters.


Ruben Lerner
Managing Partner, Co-founder

Ruben Lerner, formerly a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley has been a financial professional for over 17 years. He began his career at Merrill Lynch and also served as Executive Director at Smith Barney. Mr. Lerner is originally from Venezuela, and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Finance degree from Universidad Metropolitan in Venezuela. He is a wine connoisseur and resides in Scarsdale, NY with his wife and three children.


Ariel Materin
Director of Sales

Ariel Materin, junior partner at A Plus Capital, manages client acquisition, as well as investment strategy. Before joining A Plus, he was with Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan. Mr. Materin is originally from Argentina, and graduated from Drexel University in 2008 with a Bachelor in Business Administration. He resides in the Upper East Side with his wife and daughter and is a passionate sports fan.


Jennifer Ramos
VP – Client Relations

Jennifer Ramos is a Senior Client Associate who began working with the team in 2007 at Smith Barney and continued throughout its transition to Morgan Stanley in 2008.  Originally from Colombia, Ms. Ramos graduated from the City University of New York’s Zicklin School of Business in 2009 with a Bachelors in Business Administration.  Working in Miami, Ms. Ramos expands A Plus Capital’s footprint within the US headquarter city for Latin America.  She currently resides in Miami with her husband and son.



Juan Medina
Vice President

Juan Medina has more than 15 years of experience in Corporate Finance and Consulting in Latin America. Prior to joining A Plus Capital, he worked in Morgan Stanley helping families and corporations to develop wealth management solutions according to their values and needs. Mr. Medina is originally from Colombia and apart from his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification, he holds a Master of Science in Financial Markets from Institute of Technology of Illinois and a Bachelor in Business Administration from EAFIT in Colombia. Mr. Medina loves to play tennis and currently resides in League City, TX with his wife and two children.


George Woolley

George Woolley will graduate from Rutgers University in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a minor in Business Administration. Mr. Woolley interned in A Plus Capital summer of 2018 and will join A Plus Capital as full-time analyst upon his graduation. George is an avid swimmer and currently resides in Princeton, NJ.

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