Tom Soto is a long-time investor in the impact sector, leading adviser on National State Policy and the Economics of Climate Change. Tom has a full understanding and body of history of sourcing opportunities, performing full due diligence, modeling, building organizational performance and measurement capacity along with building boards of directors and leading portfolio companies toward successful exits.
Dion is one of Silicon Valley’s leading entrepreneurs and investors with a track record of taking companies from bootstrap, to funded, to acquired by private and public companies. He was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine's Hot 100 list for leading America’s fastest growing businesses and Former Grant Thorton’s Top 50 Entrepreneurs.
Antonio brings 10 years of ESG private equity investing experience to the team. Prior to joining DCIF, Antonio worked at renewable energy private equity firm, Energy Power Partners, where he evaluated various investment opportunities, supported fundraising initiatives and acted as the controller of the firm’s portfolio companies (RNG, solar and wind). Previously, Antonio worked at Credit Suisse’s Private Equity group, the Customized Fund Investment Group, investing in first time and small & emerging private equity funds across various asset classes. Antonio is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese, and conversational Norwegian. He earned a B.A. from the University of California, Davis with three concentrations, in Economics, Communications and Music Theory, and an M.B.A. from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.
Shane Khoh is a special situations operator from Singapore. Shane will be DCIF’s on-call Venture Partner supporting the sourcing of deal flow, additional capital for portfolio companies and assisting those companies with strategic counsel and board participation.
With his international background and corporate finance experience, Shane brings a considerable global perspective to early to late-stage private equity investments that are focused on the transformation of traditional (non-tech) industries through positive and sustainability innovation.
Our Board of Advisors
Gov. Bill Richardson
For more than 30 years, Bill Richardson has led a distinguished public-service career as a U.S. Congressman (1982-1996), U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1997-1998), and Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton (1998-2000). He is active on the national and international speech circuit and additionally serves on numerous for-profit boards, primarily in the renewable energy space, such as Tecnicas Reunidas.
Over the last 27 years, Pilar has provided leadership at institutions across the private equity, hospitality, and nonprofit sectors, earning a strong reputation as a business and civic change leader. She is regarded as a strategic, innovative, multidisciplinary, results-oriented change agent passionate about the rise of diverse leadership, promoting equal access to economic opportunity and investing in education.
A private investor who has had a distinguished career in public service, higher education and as the corporate director. Since 2001, Caldera has served on numerous public and private company boards, including the boards of directors of Southwest Airlines Co., Career Education Corp., and Belo Corp. and its successor spin-off, A.H. Belo Corp., the parent company of The Dallas Morning News and DallasNews.com.
Gary Garcia is a visionary financial planner and leader in the energy and investor owned utility sector. During his career Gary led the financing for some of the most innovative energy assets from traditional power plant development, to the financing and scaling of some of the country’s most noted solar, wind and renewable platforms. He has been in the energy space for 30 years covering finance, strategic planning, enterprise risk management, mergers and acquisitions, financial planning and analysis and investor relations.
Carlos is a pioneer in international, financial, transactional, and IT platforms between USA and Latin America. He has an exceptional rate of return of portfolio companies in funds managed to date. His IP has allowed for considerable growth in cross border transactional capacity within the major banking industries.
Robert W. MacDonald
Mr. MacDonald is an influential, trusted advisor with deep Board and corporate governance expertise in energy, clean technology, banking, and manufacturing industries. He has had success in raising billions of dollars in capital to catapult startups and growth companies into thriving, profitable entities. Bob has served on 23 Board of Directors for 16 private and 7 public companies and has raised over $8 billion in funds over his extensive career.
Adam McCarthy is a leading and national entrepreneur in body care and home cleaning products. Adam founded Greenology Products in 2008 as a need-based enterprise. As a father of three children, he made it his mission to protect families from exposure to harmful chemicals found in many everyday household products by creating safer, greener and cleaner alternatives.