Orestes Hubbard

Director, Minority Business Development Agency Business Center

Mr. Hubbard has worked as Director of MBDA Business Center since 2006. The Center has won multiple accolades under his leadership specially recognition from US Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency as the number one center in the Nation for performance outcomes for 2 years in a row. His past professional experience includes working as Vice President of lending for 6 years in which He served minority and mid-market businesses by facilitating their access to capital, also helped foreign companies receive financing to acquire US products as well as developed an international mortgage program to lend money to American nationals to buy properties in select places in Mexico. Mr. Hubbard is a former SBDC Director in New Mexico and Business Development Specialist for the SW Texas Border Region SBDC in San Antonio, Texas.

Mr Hubbard worked as General Manager for Instituto Tecnologico y De Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico for several years prior to coming to the USA. He was in charge of operations and sales of a multi-million dollar operation which employed 60+ individuals. Mr Hubbard also worked as a mechanical engineer for 2 years for a manufacturing company in Mexico. He was born in Monterrey Mexico and lives in San Antonio with his wife Amparo Hubbard and their 2 children Sarah and Orestes.

Summary of qualifications and credentials:

  • 15 yrs economic development experience
  • 6 yrs small business commercial banking experience
  • 14 yrs experience business management
  • 15 yrs business consulting experience
  • MBA General Business, Texas A & M International University.
  • BS Mechanical Engineering and Management, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
  • CGBP Certified Global Business Professional
  • Economic Development Finance Professional Certification, The National Development Council
  • Minority and Native American Business Entrepreneurial Certification, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

My Sessions

Join a discussion of the elements of being “export ready” and how to make sure the right market is selected in Latin America. Explore the different emerging industries in some emerging countries in Latin America. Parking available at: UTSA Downtown Campus Durango Building,  501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. in parking lot D3


This session will cover topics related to the art and science of securing capital from traditional sources. A discussion will also be established to determine how to complement traditional lending with alternate sources of capital for business success. Parking available at: UTSA Downtown Campus Durango Building, 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. in lot D3