Global Conference 2014
President and Chief Investment Officer, The Meruelo Group
Xavier Gutierrez is the president and chief investment officer for the Meruelo Group. He also serves in the same positions for Meruelo Capital Partners and Meruelo Investment Partners, private equity and public equity investment affiliates of the Meruelo Group. Gutierrez is responsible for deal origination, underwriting, execution and capital sourcing across the Meruelo Group platform. He also leads the strategic management of the group's 25 affiliated companies across 10 primary industries. The group is a privately held, diversified management and investment company. Meruelo Capital Partners is a private equity investor, typically investing $5 million to $20 million per transaction, in companies with revenues of $50 million to $100 million and EBITDA of $5 million to $10 million. Gutierrez serves on the board of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He received a law degree from Stanford Law School and a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard University.