Carlos Gutierrez, Jr. is the Founder and CEO of Highline Point Group, LLC., a strategic advisory firm based in New York City. Carlos is also a Managing Director of Golden Seeds, one of the nation’s most active early stage investment firms. Golden Seeds focuses on the vibrant opportunities of women led business. Carlos has advised, mentored, or invested in companies across various sectors including PropTech, Ed-Tech, Cyber-security, Venture Capital, and Financial Services. Currently, he serves on the Advisory Boards of CertifID, a platform that instills trust in the real-estate funding process through real-time identity and account credential verification; Chloe Capital, a Venture Capital firm focused on tech-enabled companies with talented, hard working, diverse teams; and BlueStar Indexes, a financial firm that specializes in the Israeli capital markets. He is also an Advisor to Viridis, an innovative Ed-Tech Startup. Prior to founding Highline Point Group LLC., Carlos was a Senior Government Affairs Advisor in Clark Hill PLC’s Government and Public Affairs Group, where he helped clients understand the political, legislative, and regulatory landscape impacting their business priorities. Passionate about economic development, Carlos worked at the Inter-American Development Bank where he focused on trade facilitation, private sector development, and foreign investment promotion. He has also worked in various capacities in the U.S. House of Representatives and was a Co- Founder of PupThat! a video and photo sharing social network for mobile platforms. He was a 2018 SAFE Energy Security Fellow, a selective program for individuals who are passionate about advancing a national conversation on the future of American energy security. In 2017 he was a Presidential Leadership Scholar, a selective leadership development initiative. In his free time, Carlos serves as a Mentor in the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative. Carlos also serves as a Board Member of American Friends of Soroka Medical Center. An avid writer, Carlos is a contributor to The Jerusalem Post, Asia Times, and the Times of Israel. His writing has also been featured in HuffPost, CNBC, Univision, and El Pais. Carlos Gutierrez, Jr. holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, a Master’s degree from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.