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New Member Spotlight: Joan De la Paz Hellmer

New Member Spotlight: Joan De la Paz Hellmer

Meet Joan De la Paz Hellmer

An ongoing series from The Alumni Society spotlighting its impressive members

Alma mater:

University of Chicago

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Mexico City. I moved to the US in my teenage years.

Where are you based now?

My family and I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

What are you up to today?

I am the founder and managing director of an investment vehicle for mainly family offices. We source, structure, and operate private equity investments in specific sectors. I am also the head of corporate development at the largest buying group for industrial distributors in North America.

What is a career accomplishment you’re proud of?

I have helped several entrepreneurs and management suites in their strategic efforts to grow or sell their companies. It is always a rewarding experience. I am proud of the impact we make.

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What benefits or values do you seek in networking platforms such as The Alumni Society?

The Latino community in the investment space is very limited, and I would like to start an honest conversation as to why. I would also love to expand my network into other sectors that I have no direct connection to (e.g., entertainment, sports, tech, etc.)

What are you passionate about or what drives you?

I love meeting entrepreneurs and people running exciting businesses. In my career, you are continuously inspired by the ingenuity and tenacity of business owners.

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