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FirstPathway Partners Expands Business Development Team with Award-Winning VP


MILWAUKEE, WI. (January 4, 2023) — FirstPathway Partners (FPP), an industry-leading EB-5 fund manager, welcomes Vice President of Global Business Development, Manuel Ortiz, whose experience, and service will benefit the growing needs of international EB-5 investors.  

Mr. Ortiz has over 20 years of public and private sector finance experience in global and domestic markets. He has led award-winning investor relations teams, directing capital raise efforts of over $500M with investors from more than 40 countries. In recognition of his work in emerging markets, he earned a national industry award for bringing EB-5 services and educational resources to underserved countries around the globe. His rich expertise, communication with stakeholders, and cultural competency have earned the trust of global institutional investors, family offices, hedge funds, qualified individuals, and their intermediaries.

“FPP’s strength comes from our experience and understanding of the EB-5 Program along with our care for investors’ immigration goals. Manuel is a great asset to FPP because, in addition to his executive-level EB-5 expertise, he also shares our vision,” said Dan Wycklendt, FirstPathway Partners’ President. “We are thrilled to have him as part of our team and recognize the immense value he brings educating EB-5 investors,” Wycklendt added.

“After years of being involved in finance and EB-5, I am excited to join the team at FPP”, stated Ortiz. “We share many of the same personal and professional views. FPP’s track record, industry leadership, and cultural competencies set them apart from the rest of the EB-5 industry. My objective is to continue the FPP tradition while establishing long-term relationships that will help our investors realize the American Dream, and I look forward to spearheading our global efforts and working alongside an incredible team.”

About FirstPathway Partners
FirstPathway Partners helps foreign investors become United States citizens through the Department of Homeland Security Immigrant Investor (EB-5) program. Since 2008, FirstPathway Partners has assisted hundreds of immigrant investors in obtaining U.S. residency through the EB-5 program. The investment is an $800,000 minimum required program targeted toward high-net-worth individuals who understand and appreciate the convenience and timeliness created by participating in a carefully designed program. As one of few regional centers to have achieved removal conditions from clients’ green cards and redeemed full investor capital contributions, FirstPathway Partners ranks high in the category of EB-5 industry achievement.

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