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.
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.
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 private equity investing experience to the team. Prior to joining DCIF, Antonio worked at renewable energy private equity firm, Energy Power Partners, where he conducted due diligence of various new investment opportunities and supported fundraising initiatives. In addition of performing in depth due diligence on prospective investment opportunities, Antonio acted as the controller of a Renewable Natural Gas processing facility at one of the country’s largest landfills doubling revenue within the first two years of ownership. His financial monitoring duties expanded to 25 other utility grade clean projects in the North East (including RNG, solar and wind).
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
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.
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.
Michael C. Camuñez
Michael C. Camuñez is President and CEO of Monarch Global Strategies LLC, which provides strategic advice and advocacy to help companies doing business in emerging economies, with a particular emphasis on Mexico and Latin America. Mr. Camuñez has significant experience as a senior executive, counselor, and advocate advising U.S. companies in domestic and global markets, and he possesses a unique combination of political, legal, economic, and international expertise.
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.