Francisco J. Lopez-Balboa is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America.
Lopez-Balboa has more than 25 years of experience as a global financial executive with specific strengths in the media industry. Over the course of his career, Lopez-Balboa has advised on and executed in excess of $200 billion in financing transactions involving acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, risk management, return of capital, restructuring and debt and equity assignments.
Prior to joining UCI in May 2015, Lopez-Balboa served as a managing director and head of Telecom, Media and Technology Investment Grade Financing at Goldman Sachs. While at Goldman Sachs, in addition to leading his group, Lopez-Balboa served on the Investment Banking Division’s Credit Markets Capital Committee. From 1991 until 1997, he ran Goldman Sachs’ debt capital markets efforts across multiple industries in the Midwest and West Coast regions including Industrial, Retail, Automotive and Telecom companies. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 1991, he was a director in the Capital Markets Group at Merrill, Lynch & Co.
Lopez-Balboa graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Economics, received his MBA from Harvard Business School and is fluent in Spanish. Additionally, he has served on various not-for-profit boards and currently is a member of the Board of Visitors at Columbia College in New York and is also a Trustee of St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Massachusetts.