Dr. Rafael Martinez De Sanzo: Co-Founder
Born in the south of Patagonia and raised in the city of Buenos Aires, Rafa is a true authentic Argentine. He is a Malbec aficionado, master of the Argentine asado (barbeque), and a gaucho at heart. He obtained degrees in Law from the University of Buenos Aires and later an LLM from Georgetown University. Now, Rafa is passionate about bringing his love for the greatness of Argentina to you through Authentic Argentina. Today, he lives in Buenos Aires with his wife, Agustina, and their three sons, Rafita, Manolo, and Paco.
Vincent Butta - CEO Authentic Argentina LLC
Entrepreneur, global marketing leader, and media mogul, Vincent, was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. He graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California with a degree in advertising. During his time at Pepperdine, he studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany, which is where he discovered his love and passion for international educational experiences. Since then, he has
pursued a wide range of business endeavors, ranging from helping to create Sephora, creating clothing lines for celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, working with top technology companies, to even hosting his own food show in Sicily. He has over 30 years of international business leadership experience.
Silvina Braun and Dama Romero Zapiola - Travel Coordinators
Assisting the Buenos Aires management team are Silvina “Jarro” Braun and Dama Romero Zapiola, both are coming with extensive expertise in the Latin American travel industry, knowing the best secrets of Argentina.
Jillian Butta - US Office Coordinator
Jillian is one the co-founders of Authentic Argentina, where she typically manages the Malibu office in the US. She will be finishing her degree this year at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California in Marketing and Spanish. She studied abroad in Buenos Aires for a year with Pepperdine and also spent 3 summers in high school traveling on one month trips to Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand, and India with a service immersion program called Adventures Cross Country. She is also a Social Media influencer and has managed social media accounts with over 100,000 followers, including an account for a popular TV show in the US.