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Our mission is to make the purchase of your home abroad easy, convenient and secure.

Like many immigrants, we have dreamt of buying a home in our home country. The problem is that the traditional home buying process in foreign countries is rife with pitfalls and added costs, making that dream unattainable for many. At Ruffo, we are using technology and our industry knowledge to reimagine the home-buying process and bring it into the future.

Our Story

Created by immigrants, for immigrants.

Our founders are immigrants and know firsthand the difficulties of buying a property abroad—traveling to sign documents, dealing with unreliable intermediaries, difficulties obtaining financing and complex and expensive international payments, among many others. After sharing their stories and similar stories of family and friends, our founders decided to team up to create Ruffo—a digital platform that makes buying your home abroad easy, convenient and secure.

Meet Our Management Team

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Nelson Muñoz

Chief Executive Officer

Nelson has over 9 years of experience in the US and Dominican Republic in technology startups, machine learning, product management, fintech and innovation strategies.

Nelson has worked at DVx Ventures and PwC in the U.S. and ITC Finnova and Fihogar in the Dominican Republic. Nelson holds a master's degree in engineering and management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Babson College.

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Noe Branagan

Chief Technology Officer

Noe has over 15 years of experience in software development and over 10 years of experience leading engineering efforts in companies such as Nubank, InstaCarro and Orange (France Télécom).

Noe has served as a lecturer in two of the top universities in the Dominican Republic and is an active member of several developer communities in Latin America.

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Luis Pellerano

Chief Operating Officer

Luis has over 11 years of legal experience in the U.S. and the Dominican Republic, with a focus on cross-border transactions. Luis worked for over 8 years as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York and Palo Alto.

Luis is admitted to practice law in California, New York and the Dominican Republic. Luis holds a master of laws degree from The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and a bachelor of laws degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM).


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