Who's Who of Top Executives

Franco A. Folgado, CPA

Title: 1) Chief Financial Officer; 2) Founder
Company: 1) Specoil, LLC; 2) Cosmos Chemical
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Franco A. Folgado, CPA, chief financial officer at Specoil, LLC and founder of Cosmos Chemical, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in finance.

Mr. Folgado’s career journey commenced with a relentless pursuit of education and achievement. Originally from Argentina, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Universidad FASTA before moving to the United States to further his studies. Within a span of three years, he earned three master’s degrees from the University of St. Thomas – international business, management information systems, and business administration.

Mr. Folgado has built a distinguished career marked by a series of impactful roles across various industries. Currently serving as the chief financial officer at Specoil, LLC since 2019, he plays a pivotal role in guiding the financial strategies of the company. Prior to this, he founded Cosmos Chemical in 2014, showcasing his entrepreneurial spirit and leadership.

Mr. Folgado also worked as a business services outsourcing professional at BDO USA, P.C. from 2018 to 2019 and as director at Allchemica Ltd in Plesk from 2008 to 2014. Prior to these roles, he held the position of general manager at Tricon from 2006 to 2008. Before that, he served as controller in Houston for Tricon from 2000 to 2006.

Mr. Folgado is also an active member of professional associations such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and participates in community organizations, including the International Council of Universities of Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Saint Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Community. He attributes his success to the talented individuals he collaborates with, emphasizes the values of honesty and kindness, and is known for taking calculated risks for mutual benefit. He envisions the future of Specoil, LLC, focusing on organic growth or strategic acquisitions in renewable components, with an eye toward securing a legacy for his family.

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