Francisco was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on the 5th of May, 1978. He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, with studies in Mathematics, from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana; a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in operations research/optimization from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin; and is currently completing a master's degree in finance in his native country. His interests and hobbies include the guitar, chess, poker, drawing, soccer, boxing, the sciences, philosophy, among other things.