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.
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.
Brad is a seasoned investment management and global capital markets executive with perspectives, insights, and an established network of institutional investors and professional relationships located across six continents. Brad’s roles have included capital formation, investor relations, and portfolio management. Brad has been passionate about impact advocacy and investment, from a personal and professional perspective. As an undergraduate student at U.C. Berkeley, Brad contributed to the grass root efforts to pass the “Bottle Bill” which ultimately became the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act. During his career, Brad worked at investment firms and advocated for the tenets of responsible investing. Brad has traveled extensively to frontier and emerging market countries, notably in sub-Saharan Africa, where he focused on improving the lives of the underserved through capital markets and private capital investing. Brad has also advised investment firms focused on agriculture micro-finance and women-owned business in emerging markets. Brad received his BA in International Business and Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
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.