Francisco Arocha is a Founding member and Managing Partner of Pont Ventures focused on hospitality, real estate, and leisure investment opportunities across Southeast Florida.
Francisco began his career as a business entrepreneur in Venezuela where he orchestrated the acquisition, turnaround, and operation of the Tamanaco – Intercontinental Hotel between 2001 and 2007.
Recently, Francisco put together a portfolio of more than 20 projects in the hospitality and real estate industry with over $300 M of value in the US. The group company spanned the United States and the Caribbean Islands, with recognized hospitality brands as InterContinental Hilton, Marriott And Hyatt. Additionally, Francisco has served as CEO and Board Member of several businesses and non-profits organizations in the hospitality and leisure industry, including The Perfect Game Foundation and the Latino Hotel Association.
Francisco holds degrees from Harvard, Columbia University, London Business School, and the University of Paris.
"There is no substitute for Excellence – not even success. Success is tricky, perishable and often outside our control; the pursuit of success makes a poor cornerstone, especially for a whole personality. Excellence is dependable, lasting and largely an issue within our own control; pursuit of excellence, in and for itself, is the best of foundations,” The Heart of the Order, by Thomas Boswell (Doubleday, 1989).