About Erick Brimen
Growing up in Venezuela Erick Brimen was exposed to the harsh realities of poverty. From an early age, he knew that he wanted to pursue a line of work that would contribute to the reduction of poverty. While enrolled in Babson College, Erick studied economics. The seed of NeWAY Capital began to take shape during this period. Erick wondered if it was possible to take the principles of entrepreneurship and use them to solve problems at the societal level. After college Erick worked in the finance and the tech industry. NeWAY Capital draws on Erick’s knowledge from both fields.
The best aspect of working at NeWAY Capital is being involved in the creation of the best possible version of the world. Erick Brimen and his team believe that their work has the potential to make the world a better place. The work itself is inspiring, and the people that Erick gets to interact with each day are an amazing group of individuals. Erick is grateful to be surrounded by such a talented team. They make coming to work each day exciting. Plus, they have the intelligence, compassion, and talent necessary to make NeWAY Capital’s goals become a reality.
Erick Brimen started his finance career in private banking, at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. He later moved to investment banking as a mergers and acquisition sell-side advisor for AG Edwards & Sons (now Wells Fargo), involved in transactions valued at over $1.2 billion. After investment banking, Erick joined Ernst & Young’s London consulting practice, where he advised buy-side private equity clients as they considered acquisition targets. Soon after, he was recruited by the Borealis Group to join as CFO of Latin American operations, leading the creation of multiple business units.
Erick Brimen started his entrepreneurial career in the world of financial intermediation as a founder of ComparaMejor.com, which leads the online insurance brokerage market in Colombia. In late 2013, Erick Brimen sold another of his tech-companies to the leading competitor in the space and migrated to the buy-side of transactions by founding NeWAY Capital.
Erick Brimen is a Partner at NeWAY Capital, focused on alternative real estate strategies that drive socioeconomic development.
At present, NeWAY’s focus is in LATAM and the Caribbean, working to catalyze socioeconomic development in the region. Past projects lead by firm directors and principals include: Sandy Springs, GA – a new city project with over 100,000 residents and corporate HQ density to rival Atlanta, and Songdo, South Korea – a smart city project of over $40 billion, that makes up about 40% of all LEED-certified space in South Korea at 22 million sq ft.
As a Partner at NeWAY Capital, he is passionate about investing in liberty-enhancing opportunities that further human flourishing. He attended Hargrave Military Academy and Babson College where he specialized in Finance and Socioeconomic Development. He lives in the Washington DC area with his wife Colleen and two kids, Erick John and Victoria Leigh.