The traditional investing industry is going to transform itself to consider more than financial returns
Alma Gutierrez joined Elevar Equity at the beginning of 2020 as part of the LATAM investing team. She believes that “The traditional investing industry is going to transform itself to consider more than financial returns as a performance driver to make investment decisions. There is a fundamental need to be concerned about underserved communities and find a way to make long-term sustainable business cycles within them.”
Alma has more than 5 years of experience in the Private Equity industry playing different roles from fundraising, sourcing, deal structuring, asset management and portfolio performance reporting to LPs. Before joining Elevar Equity, Alma was part of the Renewable Power team in the BlackRock London office and then joined the sustainable investing strategy team for BlackRock Alternatives Investors, where she led different impact, sustainable and ESG reporting initiatives across global teams. She started her career in a Mexican Infrastructure Private Equity fund (later acquired by BlackRock), where she led performance reporting, managed the operations and financial performance of one of the assets under the portfolio and was also the Mexico office ambassador for the company´s philanthropy program. During this time, she was also the Village Capital liaison with BlackRock where she served as
coordinator advisor to fintech startups in Mexico during 2016 and 2017.
Alma holds a BS in Actuarial Sciences from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City and was a Forté Scholar to pursue her MBA in the University of Oxford. Alma has a special love for dogs and has a personal commitment to run at least one half-marathon every year. She enjoys dancing, loves cooking and wants to travel the world.