President, CEO & Director
Luis de la Aguilera is a senior banker with more than 39 years of experience. He assumed leadership of U.S. Century Bank in 2015 and directs the development and execution of the Bank's strategic priorities and business operations to accelerate growth, drive profitability and deliver shareholder value. Under his visionary leadership, the Bank has grown into one of the largest community banks headquartered in Miami and one of the leading Hispanic-owned community banks in the state, with assets exceeding $1.6 billion and a network of 11 banking centers. During his tenure, U.S. Century earned and has maintained its 5-star rating from BauerFinancial, the nation's leading independent bank rating firm.
Previously, de la Aguilera served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TotalBank. Most recently, he led management and loan production services at Ocean Bank and oversaw business development and lending activities at Republic National Bank.
In addition to Mr. de la Aguilera's extensive banking background, he is active with the Florida Banker's Association, where he actively serves on the Board. Further, he also served from 2012-2015 as a Director of the South Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida, Gainesville and continues his association as an active program instructor. He also served as the 2014-15 Florida Representative for the American Banking Association's Government Relations Council. Mr. de la Aguilera graduated from the University of Miami in 1981 with a B.A. in English and a Minor in Business Administration.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Miami.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Anderson is responsible for defining and executing strategies that continue to evolve the Bank’s business practices to increase efficiencies, enhance customer and employee experiences with digital technologies and build shareholder value.
Previously, Mr. Anderson served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of CapStar Financial Holdings.
Mr. Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School. He is also a graduate of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Executive Education series.
Chief Credit Officer
Mr. Pazos has over 30 years of banking experience as a Lender/Relationship Manager and Credit Administration expert. He is responsible for the oversight and administration of the Bank's credit activities, including establishing internal loan controls and written policies and procedures that ensure the quality of the portfolio.
Previously, he served as Chief Credit Officer at TotalBank with direct supervision over the Debt Restructuring Division, and as a member of the Board of Directors.
He is an active member and former President of the Cuban American CPA Association, member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
EVP, Corporate Lending
Mr. Bustle has more than 30 years of experience in commercial banking, commercial specialty finance and leasing, private banking and personal trust and investment management. He oversees all corporate lending operations to bring the full scope of the Bank’s portfolio of financing capabilities to market.
He has served as a Board Member of the FIU Foundation, FIU College of Business Dean's Council, Beacon Council, Mercy Hospital Board of Trustees, Community Partnership for Homeless and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Bustle earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Science in International Business from Florida International University.
EVP/Director of Global Banking
Mr. Gomez has more than 30 years of experience in international banking. He oversees all aspects of the Bank’s international banking services including correspondent banking, trade finance, global payment services and private wealth management services.
Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Global Correspondent Banking and International Private Banking with Regions Bank in Miami.
Mr. Gomez is actively involved with BAFT, Feleban, FIBA and the United Way of Miami-Dade County leadership group.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Florida International University.
EVP/Director of Sales & Marketing
Ms. Guerra-Kattou has more than 30 years of banking experience. She leads the marketing division, executing strategies that build the Bank’s brand and visibility, as well as oversees the operation of all banking centers throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Previously, she served as Vice President of Branch Administration, Senior Vice President of Project Management and Director of Sales and Marketing at TotalBank.
Ms. Guerra-Kattou attended Miami-Dade College and is a graduate of the Florida Bankers Association-Florida School of Banking program. In addition she has completed a credit program from the University of Central Florida College of Business.
EVP/Director of Operations and IT
Mr. Collazo has over 28 years of leadership experience in bank operations and Information Technology, including project management and workflow analysis to support Deposit Operations, Information Technology, Loan Operations, International Operations, Retail Operations, Treasury Management, Corporate Security, Procurement and Facilities.
Previously, Mr. Collazo served as Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Bank Operations Manager and in other IT leadership positions with large regional banks.
SVP/Director of Human Resources
Ms. Goldberg has more than 18 years of experience and currently oversees all Human Resources Department functions including compensation & benefit administration, employee relations, talent management and training and development.
Previously, she served as Vice President/Director of Human Resources & Administration at Executive National Bank.
Ms. Goldberg is a member of the Society of Human Recourses Management and the Greater Miami Society of Human Resources Management. She serves as a Director for the South Florida Banking Institute, the Center for Financial Training and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.
Mr. Shehadeh oversees all legal, litigation and corporate matters for the Bank, including loan closings, and coordinates the affairs of the Board of Directors. He is also a partner at the Coral Gables law firm Shehadeh Giannamore, PLLC.
Mr. Shehadeh previously served as an Assistant State Attorney in the 10th Judicial Circuit from 2009 to 2011.
He was named among the Top 20 Professionals Under 40 by Brickell Magazine, is a Florida Bar Leadership Academy graduate, and was named the Daily Business Review’s Legal Department of the Year – Rising Star.
Mr. Shehadeh earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University and a Juris Doctorate and Juris Master’s Degree in Banking Regulation from Florida International University.
SVP/BSA-AML Officer & Consumer Compliance Director
Mr. Fortich has more than 24 years of banking experience including 10 years of BSA/AML/OFAC expertise. He oversees the Bank’s BSA/AML and Consumer Compliance programs.
Previously, he held leadership positions at several South Florida banks, and served as a Financial Crimes Investigator for the State of Florida Office of Financial Regulations (OFR), successfully investigating white-collar crimes.
Mr. Fortich is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. He is a member of Florida International Bankers Association, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
He earned a Bachelor in Business from St. Thomas University and a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.
Controller, Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Diaz has over 30 years of financial services industry experience in regulatory, investor relations and management reporting. He guides the Bank’s strategic financial plans, and oversees daily accounting operations, including the accounting, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable departments.
Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Regulatory Reporting Manager at publicly-traded South Florida banks, and as Senior Auditor in the South Florida Financial Services Division at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He is a Certified Public Accountant and an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business.
Mr. Diaz earned bachelor and masters degrees in Accounting from Florida International University.