Salvador Paiz is President and Chief Executive Officer of Teculután Investments. Paiz was on the negotiating team that structured the Joint Venture with Wal-Mart Stores and was named Vice-Chairman in 2009. Previously, he worked in the financial sector in New York. His experience includes Merchant Banking and Merger Arbitrage as part of Credit Agricole Indosuez , and Venture Capital as part of Chase Capital Partners. Paiz is an activist in the improvement of Guatemala's educational system. He is President of FunSEPA and heads the Tecnologìa Para Educar Alliance, which aims to install computers in Guatemala's 17,000 public schools; it has equipped over 550 schools to date. FunSEPA also has an initiative to bring Guatemalan public sector educators to the forefront of modern educational practices. Over 18,000 teachers have been certified to date. Paiz obtained his Bachelor's with honours from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has a Martin Trust Merit Scholar MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Business. His econometric work on the topic of contagion has been published.