Welcome to Monllor Capital

Monllor Capital, led by Mr. Torres Monllor, has a team of experienced investment professionals and senior advisors. The team is supported by local operating partners, legal, tax and accounting experts.

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Meet the Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow

Jose A. Torres

Jose A. Torres

Managing Partner & Founder

Mr. Torres, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, brings over 25 years in private equity and investment banking experience. Prior to founding Monllor Capital, Mr. Torres worked for 13 years at Ares Management/Energy Investors Funds (“Ares EIF”) in San Francisco, CA, where led the San Francisco office. At Ares EIF, Mr. Torres was a partner in the Private Equity Energy Infrastructure Group and a member of its Investment Committee. For the last 4 years, Mr. Torres led Ares EIF’s San Francisco office.

Mr. Torres has also held various investment banking positions at ING Barings (Chile, Amsterdam, New York), Société Generale (New York) and CoBank (Colorado).

Mr. Torres Holds a B.A. in Economics from Colorado College and an International M.B.A from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).

Adrian Stella

Adrian Stella

Operating Partner

Mr. Adrian Stella is the founder and President of Stella Group, a diversified real estate company focused on single and multi-family, self-storage, commercial centers, renewable energy and student housing. Adrian’s vision and leadership has expanded Stella Group into a multi-dimensional company.

Mr. Stella has extensive real estate development, management, sales and marketing experience across various sectors including resident, commercial/retail and urban renewal.

Mr. Stella studied finance at Jacksonville University.

For additional information visit: www.stellagroup.com

Shawn Hanson

Shawn Hanson


Mr. Hanson is the founder and owner of Hillsdale Services LLC, a boutique wealth strategy consultant providing services to VNHW households with a focus on tax-efficient investment and generational wealth transfer.

From 2000 to 2021 Hanson served as CEO of a retail financial institution in Wisconsin, growing 26x in 20 years, where he developed a passion for purpose-driven strategy, strong executive leadership teams and operational focus.

In addition to PROZ, Hanson is an investor in three other OZ funds, including a majority stake in Toto Fund I, LLC, which focuses on investments in Puerto Rico that create jobs, improve housing, address energy & food security and increase the tourism component of the PR economy.

Hanson has two grown children and lives in Carolina, PR with his wife Kim.

Maricarmen Toro

Maricarmen Toro


Maricarmen Toro has over 25 years of experience in banking & lending to mid-size, corporate and UHNW and HNW clients. Thru her career she been responsible for deal origination, structuring, due diligence, execution and monitoring of over $7B of transactions via capital markets, commercial loans and wealth management. Most recently, Maricarmen was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Private Bank in New York focused on lending to international clients.

Amongst her prior employers are Santander Securities, GE Capital and Scotiabank where she focused on investment banking, business development and deal structuring.

Maricarmen serves on the Board of Directors of Pro-Arte Musical, Puerto Rico’s oldest non-profit organization, focused on promoting concert hall classical music and promote musical education.
While in NYC, she collaborated with Project Cicero, an annual non-profit book drive to enhance school and classroom libraries in under-served communities.

She received a bachelor’s degree from Bryant University and holds an Executive MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. She also holds the Series 7 and 66.

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