Joel is a Founding Member of IBP and a former international baseball scout for the Baltimore Orioles. As a full-time baseball scout, Joel’s coverage included the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. He conceptualized the Rif Stadium Project, as well as Project 421 and will lead the creative design for the stadium, gaming center and museum. Joel is a leading voice for the formation of a Curacao professional baseball Winter League that will establish Curacao as a major baseball hub. His travels have forged strong relations in the international baseball community and serve as inspiration for IBP.. .
Mike is one of the Founding Members of IBP and a former certified MLB player agent. He is an attorney who specializes in banking, financing and structuring transactions as well as contract negotiations. Mike has
started 4 bank-owned, equipment finance companies growing each to over $1.5billion in assets and one to over $7.5 billion in assets. Mike will lead IBP’s legal and financing requirements related to the Rif Stadium Project.
Thomas is an executive architect at DCS Design in Vienna, VA with over 35 years’ experience in project design, master planning, conceptual, schematic design and design development. He has extensive experience designing baseball stadiums around Latin America including the Edgar Renteria Stadium in Barranquilla, Colombia. Thomas leads IBP’s architectural and project design plans in Curacao for the entire Rif Stadium Project which includes the baseball stadium but also all surrounding development (hotel, townhouses, gaming center, hall of fame).
John is a resident of Curacao and IBP’s property development and management expert on the Island. John has been involved with all major innovations in Curacao’s Free Zone as well as the development of Curacao as a major distribution center for over 20 years. John has managed and developed well over $100MM in commercial real estate projects in Curacao and has direct access to key members of the Curacao
Tom is a CPA, CFO and former Bank executive at three banks. Over 20 years experience in banking and financing as a bank executive vice-president as well as having served as the president of 2 de novo companies growing each to over $1.5 billion in assets. Tom leads IBP’s financing strategies.