President/CEO, Altura Capital and Managing Partner, Small Business Community Capital
Monika Mantilla has dedicated the last 20 years of her life to bringing capital and expanding opportunity for promising entrepreneurs. Altura Capital is an investment management firm that provides the opportunity to invest with high-performing small and diverse investment firms and businesses. Small Business Community Capital provides debt and equity capital to companies, focusing on women- and minority-owned businesses and entrepreneurs located in low- and moderate-income communities. Ms. Mantilla and the firms she leads have won numerous awards for their work building financial capacity in minority communities. In multiple years, Latino Leaders Magazine recognized her as one of the 101 Most Influential Latinos and one of the Top 15 Latinos in Finance. In 2011, Ms. Mantilla was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce as a member of the International Trade Advisory Center. She sits on the boards of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and the Billion Dollar Roundtable. Ms. Mantilla holds an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York City, and a JD from the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia.