Pilar Guzman

CEO, Half Moon Empanadas


Pilar Guzman Zavala (Miami, Florida) is the president of Half Moon Empanadas, a fast-casual concept in Miami that provides retail and catering services, offering 11 flavors of Argentinian-style empanadas. Half Moon has successfully been in business for 8 years and has 7 locations. Before joining Half Moon Empanadas, Pilar worked at The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation managing the National Programs grant process.  Her previous work includes serving as the Director of the Office of International Affairs for the state of Veracruz, Mexico, as well as a consultant at the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. Pilar is passionate about helping others and making a difference. She has been involved in the community as a past Board Member for Amigos For Kids and supported the launch of Unite for Good in Miami. She is also a Miami Leadership graduate. Pilar lives with her husband, Juan, and is the mother of Diego and Sofia. They live in Surfside, Florida.