Advisory Board


Karen Richardson;  Board of Directors of British Telecom

Karen Richardson currently serves on the board of directors at British Telecom and has spent more than 20 years in the tech industry, including positions as a key player in several highly successful companies. Most recently, she was an advisor for Silver Lake Partners, one of the largest private equity firms specializing in technology investments such as SunGard, Skype, Zynga, NASDAQ, and others. Previously, Richardson was CEO of E.piphany, a developer of customer relationship management software. She also held senior sales positions at Netscape Communications Corporation from 1995-1998, during which time Netscape’s sales grew from $80 million to over $500 million annually. Prior to her position at Netscape, Karen was VP of Worldwide Sales at Collabra Software, Inc.; worked with Lotus Development Corporation in a variety of sales and marketing roles as well as at cc: Mail, and 3Com Corporation. Ms. Richardson served on the Board of Directors of San Francisco-based Hi5 until it was sold to in 2011, and was on the Advisory Board of Proofpoint until its IPO in 2012. She currently serves on the boards of, VirtuOz, and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program at Stanford University.

Lorenza Martinez Trigueros;  Deputy Director, Banco de México

Dr. Martinez has recently been appointed as Director General over the Strategy, Risks, and Payment Systems arm of the Central Bank of Mexico (Banco de México). She previously served as Undersecretary of Economy for Commerce and Industry, where she laid the technical policy foundation for Mexico’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Dr. Martinez earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Bachelor in Economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM). From December 2006 to September 2007, she served as head of the Insurance and Pensions Unit of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. Among other previous positions she has been Director of Economic Studies at the Bank of Mexico and professor at the Center for Economic Research’s Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico.

Lynn Hoffman;  Boston Private Financial Holdings

Lynn Thompson Hoffman is a director of Boston Private Financial Holdings, a NASDAQ traded private banking and wealth management company. Lynn served as Lead Director of Boston Private for six years, chairs the Compensation Committee, and chaired the Finance and Governance Committees. She also serves as a member of the New Mexico State Investment Committee of the State Investment Council which oversees $16 billion in permanent fund investments for the benefit of citizens of the state. An attorney, Lynn has been an investment banker specializing in take-over defense and structured financings, an executive of a public company, and a private real estate developer and investor. She advises entrepreneurs in corporate strategy and governance.

Monu Jacob Joseph;  Managing Director, Emerald Crest Capital Partners

Monu Joseph is a co-founder and a Managing Director of Emerald Crest Capital, a $70MM alternative direct lending fund, that invests in growth companies. Prior to founding Emerald Crest in 2009, Monu spent five years as an investment banker with the Catalina Group and CIBC World Markets. During this time he worked with the technology, media and telecom practice where he executed numerous growth equity investments. Prior to becoming an investment banker, Monu spent five years as an attorney with Morrison & Foerster’s corporate finance group. During those years he worked largely with technology growth companies on both financings and exits as well as general business operations. Monu received his B.A. from the University of California Santa Barbara in1994, a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1997, and an MBA from Oxford University in 2003.

Curt Boisfontaine;  President, Meridian Capital Corporation

Curt Boisfontaine founded Meridian Realty Advisors, L.P. in 1994, a real estate investment management and development organization that is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Working with an established network of financial partners, related professionals and seasoned operating partners, their mission is to create value for investors by acquiring, developing and investing in real estate and real estate related assets with a current emphasis on seniors housing and healthcare assets. Curt is currently the sole Director of Meridian’s entities and is President of Meridian Capital Corporation. Curt completed his formal education in 1981 at Tulane University, where he studied economics.

Michael Camuñez;  President, ManattJones Global Strategies

Michael Camuñez is President of ManattJones Global Strategies, LLC, which provides strategic advice and advocacy to help clients identify new opportunities and resolve problems in the international marketplace, with a particular emphasis on Mexico and Latin America. ManattJones is the international consulting subsidiary of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, where Mr. Camuñez is also a partner in the firm’s Government & Regulatory division in both the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., offices.

Prior to joining Manatt, Mr. Camuñez served from 2010 to 2013 as one of the nation’s leading commercial diplomats as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance, where he managed a global portfolio to help lead the U.S. government’s efforts to open new markets for U.S. goods and services, identify and eliminate significant market access challenges and non-tariff barriers, and monitor and enforce U.S. trade agreements and commitments.

Mr. Camuñez is widely recognized for playing a critical role in rebalancing U.S. economic policy toward Mexico, leading numerous trade and policy missions to Mexico and helping to lead efforts to update and modernize a range of initiatives to enhance cross-border trade and investment. He was the chief architect of the recently established U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue, which he proposed, coordinated and later helped launch during President Obama’s visit to Mexico in May of 2013.

Prior to assuming his role at the Department of Commerce, Mr. Camuñez served in the Obama White House as Special Counsel to the President in the Office of the White House Counsel as well as Special Assistant to the President. Before joining the White House staff, Mr. Camuñez was a partner at a large, multinational law firm where he counseled and represented companies and financial institutions in foreign international litigation and international corporate compliance, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Money Laundering counseling. Previously he served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the first term of the Clinton Administration, where he was part of the original team that created and launched the AmeriCorps program in 1993.

He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Harvard College. He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Advisory Board of the MITA Institute & Technology Accelerator, MITA FUND LP. He is the past President of the Mexican American Bar Foundation, as well as a former Commissioner on the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission.