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Alejandro Santa Cruz, CFA

VP of Investment Management

Alejandro Santa Cruz

(858) 880-0252 x 736

Alejandro has been actively involved in the financial sector since 1994, focusing on opportunities to harness the use of capital for positive impact. He began his career as a credit manager at Scotiabank and later worked as a financial sector analyst with Duff & Phelps (fixed income) and Bear Stearns & Co. (equity). In 2000, Alejandro joined Darby Overseas Investments’ private equity practice. In 2005, he co-founded the LatAm/MexDAM/AxeFin Group to pursue overlooked, high-yield investments in emerging markets on behalf of institutional investors and hedge funds. Through this platform, he acquired, originated, underwrote, and managed over $1 billion in diversified financial assets, including a portfolio of loans to SME borrowers. In 2019–20, he obtained technical certifications and accreditations in ESG and sustainable investing, joining Foss & Co. to assist corporations in investing federal tax dollars in renewable energy projects. One of his passions is the time-honored spirit of mezcal, and he partnered with a fifth-generation Zapotec mezcalero family to launch the successful organic artisanal brand Wahaka Mezcal. Alejandro earned an MBA from McGill University and a BBA in marketing and finance from Baylor. He is based in Austin, TX.