You Can Own Your Financial Future & Enjoy Life On Your Terms
You Can Own Your Financial Future & Enjoy Life On Your Terms
Hi I’m Evelio…
I’m passionate about helping people get more from their money. I believe that its possible to maximize your wealth, your time and your opportunities at any age.
I’ve been a business owner, an employee, a co-founder and experienced success and failure while earning six-figures, no figures and every where in-between. I understand the dedication it takes to get ahead.
However, those experiences were not all smooth sailing. I faced a great deal of adversity and received more than a fair share of bad financial advice that cost my family money and caused a great deal of pain and struggle.
I have dedicated myself to assisting others so that they will not have to face the same consequences of bad financial advice that my family has faced.
My parents came to the United States from Cuba with nothing and showed me that anything is possible with hard-work and determination.
My father was a builder who taught me to see things not as they are, but as they could be. He encouraged my love of creative problem solving – finding a way to do what everyone says can’t be done. I’ve always been interested in ideas; ideas to improve products, business, and life.
Let’s connect, I’d like to find out more about you and your financial future and how I might help you grow and plan ahead.
Currently Evelio works with his father-in-law, Curtis, in their financial services company, Financial Security Group. Along with his wife, Lorri, Evelio is the Co-Founder of Pecunia Group, a business consulting agency. They work with entrepreneurs and client-based businesses to start and grow profitable businesses and powerful brands. Their messaging and branding experience allows their clients to get their message to the market and attract new clients.
Evelio began his professional career by growing the government relations operations for nationally televised, New York Times best-selling author Joyce Meyer. At Joyce Meyer Ministries he worked directly with Vice President, Dave Meyer, managing the content and supporters of their outreach program, ‘Stand Up and Be Counted.’ He coordinated and maintained relationships with government officials on the state and federal level.
In 2006 he worked on a statewide ballot initiative in Missouri developing messaging and events with key stakeholders and national figures. In addition to working in government relations, he traveled the country with his wife Lorri where they both served as master of ceremonies at Joyce Meyer’s conferences; appearing on nationally television commercials and speaking in arenas to audiences ranging from 3,000 to 26,000.
In his role as Executive Director of Casino Watch, based in St. Louis, Missouri, Evelio spearheaded efforts to strengthen consumer protections. He worked with various state Family Policy Councils and was a regular guest on the Focus on the Family national radio program. He was a regular guest commentator on regional radio and large market television shows on a variety of topic areas.
In 2008 he ran a statewide ballot initiative campaign where he guided and directed all statewide efforts including media relations and served as the spokesperson. The campaign employed a cutting edge digital video outreach that attracted just over 10,000 unique visitors a day to their website. His efforts garnered the endorsements of every major newspaper in the state as well as both gubernatorial candidates.
Evelio has also served his local business community in Florida through his work at the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce. In his role as Vice President of Business Development & Public Affairs, he directed the Chamber’s local business development initiatives. He worked with chamber members and business owners to help grow and develop their customer base including programs related to overseas trade and export. Evelio empowered local business owners to broaden their reach and increase their business by using online resources like social media and online business directories.
He was a fixture on news talk radio providing insights into business growth, communications trends and the economy. Evelio has served in leadership and management positions in several campaigns ranging from the state legislature, to state-wide efforts and federal and Presidential campaigns. He has successfully advised and shaped communication efforts and crisis response plans for several recognizable public officials.
Evelio has worked in the Florida House of Representatives. Assisting with legislation in the areas of home healthcare, brownfield clean-up, prison reform and patent protection for businesses and manufacturers. He has also managed messaging and content creation for a variety of issues and elected officials.
He has ghostwritten articles and position papers that have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and FoxNews.com.
Evelio is also an accomplished speaker who has shared the stage with John Maxwell, Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, Joyce Meyer as well as Members of Congress, Senators and Governors.
In college Evelio was an award-winning competitive speech and debater who was recognized with proclamations by the United States House of Representatives for his speaking and speechwriting. He is a two-time individual event national champion, a seven-time team national champion and has won seven international individual event championships and two international team championships.
In 2012 he was inducted into the Florida College System Activities Association Hall of Fame.Evelio is fluent in Spanish and a weekly guest commentator on a Tampa-based Spanish language news talk radio station. Evelio attended Florida State University, Western Kentucky University, and Tallahassee Community College.
He met his wife, Lorri, in her first debate round in college. In 2010 he and Lorri were featured as a power couple in Ocala Magazine’s 40 Under 40. They live in Florida with their two dogs (a Bichon named Buttons and a Catahoula Leopard dog named Cookie) and have been married for 13 years.