Sol Trujillo, Managing Partner & CEO, is the former CEO of Telstra, Orange SA and US West. Sol is a telecom and technology pioneer and operating expert. He is also the Co-founder of L’ATTITUDE and chairman of the Latino Donor Collaborative. Sol was ranked by Hispanic Business magazine as one of 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the US. He sits on the board of WPP and is a former board member of Bank of America, Pepsi and Target. Sol has an unrivaled network of corporate and community leaders that are committed to the Latino economy.
Gary Acosta, Managing Partner & President, is the Co-Founder & CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals(NAHREP®) and a 25-year veteran of the housing industry. NAHREP is one of the nation’s largest real estate trade associations with over 30,000 members and 80 local chapters. Gary has also founded several successful mortgage, real estate, and technology companies: Prado Mortgage, New Vista Asset Management, CounselorMax, and RealEstateEspanol.com. Gary is also Co-Founder of L’ATTITUDE.
Kennie Blanco, Managing Partner & CIO, is a 13-year investment professional that has deployed billions of dollars across private and public markets. He has deep domain expertise in investments, economics, institutional asset management, financial technology and operational risk. Kennie is a former Portfolio Manager at BlackRock and more recently has worked in private markets, both at the venture and buyout stages. He is a leader in the Latino community and former President of Bay Area Latinos in Finance.
Laura Moreno Lucas
Laura Moreno Lucas, Partner, leverages her exceptional network and expertise to support the firm’s deal flow and outreach strategy. She is the Founder & CEO of Pandocap which provides strategic advisory and media services that help early and growth-stage companies access capital markets, implement and measure ESG strategies and accelerate towards an initial public offering (IPO). Prior to Pandocap, Laura was a Managing Director at Nasdaq where she led the IPOs of Beyond Meat, Lyft, The RealReal, Airbnb and other high-profile listings. Laura is also a successful Latina entrepreneur having found and exited Ladada, one of the first fashion subscription startups to feature emerging new designers. Laura is an advisor to 500 Startups, Fulcrum Ventures and a board member of California Lutheran University and Pangea Legal.
Oscar Munoz, Partner, is the former Chairman and CEO of United Airlines. Oscar currently serves on the board of directors for CBRE Group Inc. and Univision Holdings Inc. and sits as an independent trustee on Fidelity’s Equity & High-Income Funds Board. Prior to United, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of CSX Corporation. Oscar is active in several industry coalitions and philanthropic and educational organizations including the University of Southern California’s Board of Trustees and the PAFA advisory board of Vanderbilt University. He is also a partner at L’ATTITUDE.
Current Graduate Interns
Erika Gomez is a Venezuelan-American, second-year MBA student at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Personally and professionally, Erika is dedicated to the advancement of the Latinx community. Erika started her career with Teach for America, where she worked to expand educational equity by serving a Latinx neighborhood in Houston. Most recently, Erika worked as a Product Marketing Manager at Instagram and focused on helping build more inclusive products. Outside of work, Erika also supports and volunteers at organizations like Latinas in Tech and Human Rights Watch, where she is a Chicago Committee Member.
Former Graduate Interns
Stephanie Michael Silva
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: BS in Business Administration – Finance Concentration; BA in Public Policy
- University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, MBA and MA in International Studies – Spanish/Latin America Track at The Lauder Institute
- Livingston, NJ