In 2003, Mr. Jovel started Efrain E Jovel, P.A., a Florida based business, devoted to buy, lease and sell commercial, agricultural land and residential properties. Services include real estate investment, brokerage and consulting services, commercial and residential development, business planning and financial analysis, pre-construction projects, distressed properties, contract management and world-class customer service. Mr. Jovel has earned many top producer awards in Keller Williams Realty New Tampa, his brokerage firm.
Efrain brings a strong executive background to his current entrepreneurial business focus. He was the Chief Information Officer for the Consumer Division of Citibank International, responsible for developing and executing the IT strategy to consolidate 9 Systems sites in Latin America. During this time, Mr. Jovel lived in Chile, Mexico, Tampa and Boca Raton, Florida.
Prior to Citibank, Mr. Jovel spent 14 years with American Express Company, managing the development and operation of global and regional systems for the Card and Travel Related Services in Phoenix, Arizona; Brighton, England; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Miami, Florida; and Mexico City, Mexico.
Efrain was awarded an MBA at the Pan American Institute in Mexico City; a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering Management at Stanford University, California; and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering at the Catholic University of El Salvador. Efrain speaks fluent English, Spanish & Portuguese.