Our Team

Monllor Capital, led by Mr. Torres Monllor, has a team of experienced investment professionals and senior advisors. The team is supported by local operating partners, legal, tax and accounting experts. 

Jose A. Torres
Managing Partner & Founder

Mr. Torres, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, brings over 25 years in private equity and investment banking experience. Prior to founding Monllor Capital, Mr. Torres worked for 13 years at Ares Management/Energy Investors Funds (“Ares EIF”) in San Francisco, CA, where led the San Francisco office.  At Ares EIF, Mr. Torres was a partner in the Private Equity Energy Infrastructure Group and a member of its Investment Committee.  For the last 4 years, Mr. Torres led Ares EIF's  San Francisco office.  Mr. Torres has also held various investment banking positions at ING Barings (Chile, Amsterdam, New York), Société Generale (New York) and CoBank (Colorado). 

Mr. Torres Holds a B.A. in Economics from Colorado College and an International M.B.A from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). 

Adrian Stella
Operating Partner

Mr. Adrian Stella is the founder and President of Stella Group, a diversified real estate company focused on single and multi-family, self-storage, commercial centers, renewable energy and student housing. Adrian’s vision and leadership has expanded Stella Group into a multi-dimensional company.


Mr. Stella has extensive real estate development, management, sales and marketing experience across various sectors including resident, commercial/retail and urban renewal. 

Mr. Stella studied finance at Jacksonville University. 

For additional information visit: www.stellagroup.com

Phil Henson
Managing Director

Mr. Henson has more than 30 years of experience in the field of energy and natural resources finance, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer of AMP Solar Group, Inc., a multinational solar energy company based in the Toronto area, from 2016 to 2017.  At AMP, Mr. Henson successfully raised more than C$300MM of project equity and tax equity.


From 2012-2016, Mr. Henson served as CFO for AES Distributed Energy, a Boulder, Colorado based developer of distributed commercial and utility-scale photovoltaic solar energy facilities.

From 2009 – 2011, Mr. Henson was the CFO for Solar Power Partners, Inc. (“SPP”), a solar power developer based in San Francisco.  At SPP, he raised more than $250MM in corporate and project financing.


From 2001 – 2008, Mr. Henson was the global co-head of the Power & Utilities Group of XL Capital Assurance, Inc. (“XLCA”), a New York-based financial guaranty company. Prior to joining XLCA, Mr. Henson was a transactor and relationship manager in the project finance group at ING and before that with Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS).


Mr. Henson received a B.A. in history from Colgate University, an M.S. in international relations from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

O'Neill & Borges LLC
Legal Advisor - PR

O'Neill & Borges LLC is a full service law firm based in Puerto Rico.  It has extensive experience in substantially all areas of Puerto Rico law, including taxes, finance, private equity, M&A,  real estate, and energy. 

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