Monika Mantilla

Monika MantillaManaging Partner, Small Business Community Capital
President & CEO, Altura Capital

Monika has over 25 years of domestic and international company building and investment management experience. She has dedicated the last 20 years of her life to building financial capacity in minority communities, and achieving social transformation alongside solid investment returns. Her passion is bringing capital and expanding opportunity for highly promising entrepreneurs, all which can bring significant returns to investors and great economic impact potential.

Altura Capital is an investment management firm that specializes in emerging managers and the quickly expanding emerging domestic market. Altura provides institutional investors the opportunity to invest with high performing small, entrepreneurial, MWBE investment firms and businesses. Altura is the creator of the Altura Emerging Manager Information Platform, through which investors can access data of more than 2,000 emerging money managers across all asset classes.

To seize the opportunities in the growing emerging domestic markets, the partners of Altura and Savile Opportunity Fund LP, launched a $120 million SBIC impact fund (SBCC). SBCC provides $1 to $12 million in debt and equity capital to promising small and mid-sized companies, focusing on women and minority owned firms and entrepreneurs located in LMI communities. SBCC has received an SBIC impact program license from the SBA. SBCC is playing a pivotal role in developing an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, advisors, investors, co-investors, large corporations, trade associations and young talent, all coming together to harness opportunities in growing markets such as the Hispanic and WMBE markets.

Monika and the firms she leads have won numerous awards and recognitions for their research, entrepreneurial success and leadership in building financial capacity in minority communities, including the “2010 Hispanic Heritage Award”, the 2015 “Woman of the Year” (NY Hispanic Chamber of Commerce), 2010 “Entrepreneur of the Year” (NY Hispanic Chamber of Commerce). In multiple years Latino Leaders Magazine has recognized her as one of the 101 Most Influential Leaders in Hispanic U.S.A. and one of the Top 15 Latinos in Finance. In 2011 she was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce as a member of the International Trade Advisory Center, ITAC. She sits on the Board of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, USHCC, where she chairs the Capital Initiative, and on the Board of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. She serves on the Capital Advisory Board of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

Ms. Mantilla holds an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York and a J.D. from the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. She can be reached at mmantilla@sbccfund.com, or connect with her on Twitter at @alturacap