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October 23, 2014 



NOPA Recruits Top Investment Professional to Its Lusitania Consulting Project


The National Organization of Portuguese American is proud to announce the affiliation of Mr. David Batista with its Lusitania Consulting project. As Senior Consultant, he will provide his expertise to enhance Lusitania Consulting's capacity to provide businesses and entrepreneurs from Portugal and Portuguese speaking counties with investment procurement and investor relation services. Mr. Batista will provide his expertise to assist entrepreneurs from Portugal and Portuguese speaking countries connect with investors who can provide the capital to expand their ventures' growth and success. 


David Batista, as the Senior Managing Director of Viriathus Holdings and Viriathus Capital, has over 20 years of diversified Wall Street experience as a trader and investment banker. From December 2004 to August 2008, he was a Managing Director at HPC Capital Management and was responsible for their New York Private Capital Markets activities. He was a Vice President of NASDAQ trading at SoundView Technology Group, a technology focused research and trading boutique based in Old Greenwich Connecticut from July 1999 to March 2004. While at SoundView, he was initially responsible for making markets in the semiconductor and semiconductor capital equipment sectors, and later led SoundView's efforts in non-tech trading by assuming responsibility for the airline, alternative energy, retail, restaurant, and post-secondary education sectors. Prior to joining SoundView, he was a senior NASDAQ trader at JW Charles Securities and its successor JW Genesis Securities in Boca Raton Florida from April 1997 to June 1999. While at JW, he was largely responsible for the firm's entry into the institutional equities trading arena by leveraging their substantial retail equities order flow. He began his professional career with Lehman Brothers in New York in December 1993 as an investment banking analyst where he worked on numerous mergers & acquisitions and corporate financing activities. He subsequently began his trading career on Lehman's NASDAQ desk in February 1996. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Finance and International Marketing from C.W. Post College. He is also FINRA Series 7, 24, 55, 63, 79 and 99 registered.



About Lusitania Consulting


The National Organization of Portuguese Americans (NOPA) received funding from a private donor to implement a social enterprise program, Lusitania Consulting, LLC with the mission to:

  • Assist businesses and entrepreneurs from Portugal and Portuguese speaking countries with discounted marketing, communications, and public affairs services
  • Provide mentorship opportunities to young entrepreneurs by working with seasoned industry professionals
  • Donate proceeds from revenue to the Portuguese American community by supporting local schools and social programs

By definition, a social enterprise is a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximize profit for shareholders and owners.


Lusitania serves as a strategic consulting group that is uniquely positioned to provide Portuguese businesses with a full spectrum of marketing and consulting services towards cross promotional needs. The group is also capable to assist with corporate branding and communication campaigns while providing government relations support, and create connections for the Portuguese export market in the United States and facilitate opportunities for American investors seeking to do business in Portugal using innovative, strategic and proactive approaches adapted to the realities of the product, service and target segments. Lusitania mission also includes offering its services to Portuguese speaking countries such as Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, S�o Tom� and Pr�ncipe, and to other markets, on case by case situations.


To pursue its purpose, Lusitania is open to collaborate with independent professionals from all the industries that identify with its mission and are eager to contribute with their knowledge and passion to help Portuguese established and start-up businesses become visible and successful in North America. Lusitania also collaborates with Portuguese government business-related agencies on their work to address current economic challenges.


For more information about Lusitania Consulting, its services, and job opportunities, visit Business inquiries are welcomed by phone at (202) 573-9194 or email at


About NOPA

The National Organization of Portuguese-Americans (NOPA) is a national non-profit organization that empowers United States citizens and residents of Portuguese descent through advocacy, civic engagement, community development, education, and grassroots support. NOPA also serves to facilitate a positive relationship between Portugal and the United States.

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