TIBA Staff

Texas International Business Accelerator (TIBA) Staff

Jaime Martinez


Jaime Martinez joined the UTSA San Antonio Small Business Development Center in 2007. He now is a Senior Project Manager for the International Trade Center heading up the Texas International Business Accelerator.

Jaime’s role as a Senior Project Manager is to capture and create economic impact to the State of Texas in the area of Foreign Direct Investment. He provides specialized business advice to foreign investors to Texas in the areas of business advising, business plans, financial projections, and EB-5 assistance.

He began his professional career in banking working in International Private Banking for nine plus years. Jaime holds a BBA in International Business from UTSA and an MBA in Management from Our Lady of The Lake University.

    Maria Jose Buendia


    Maria Jose Buendia is an International Business Advisor with the Texas International Business Accelerator (TIBA) in San Antonio. Under this position, she advises and guides foreign entrepreneurs and investors in establishing their business in the state of Texas.

    Maria Jose Buendia joined the TIBA team in 2011 as a Foreign Investor Specialist. She conducted market and financial research and wrote extensive market analyses and business plans for foreign investors. In 2013, she continued to extend her professional career and worked for an international logistics firm as an Operations Coordinator. Maria Jose coordinated land, air and ocean freight shipments from all over the world. In 2016, Maria Jose returned to the International Trade Center as an International Advisor for the TIBA program.

    Maria Jose holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is bi-cultural, born in Mexico and fluent in both English and Spanish.


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