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Partner at Cordillera Investment Partners
Agustin “Gus” Araya is a Co-Founder and Partner of Cordillera Investment Partners. Cordillera is exclusively focused on innovative and uncorrelated alternative strategies in such areas as environmental markets (e.g. permanent crops, water, mitigation), specialty finance (e.g. litigation finance, entertainment finance, royalties), and specialty assets (e.g. spectrum licenses, boat marinas, intellectual property, transportation), among others. Prior to founding Cordillera, Gus was a Partner at Makena Capital Management where he was responsible for Makena’s Natural Resources investments, and was a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. Previously, he was also a member of Makena’s Private Equity team. Prior to his eight years at Makena, Gus was an Associate Director of Private Assets at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Prior to The Hewlett Foundation, Gus was a Product Manager at Intuit. Prior to Intuit, Gus worked at Horsley Bridge Partners as an Analyst. Gus began his career at D.A. Campbell Company, a boutique research firm specializing in Latin American equities, as an Analyst. Gus holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Gus is a CFA charter holder.