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Founding Partner
East Los Capital

Emanuel is a founding partner of East Los Capital, a technology-enabled private equity firm. His current portfolio companies include Finix, Glitzi, Nadine West, Passfolio, and Sabio. Emanuel has more than 15 years of experience working inside high performing organizations in various industries including private equity, software, consumer internet, tech-enabled services, investment banking, management consulting, and the public sector. Prior to East Los Capital, he was an investor at Sunstone Partners where he focused on lower middle market businesses in cloud and enterprise IT, cybersecurity, edtech, fintech, healthcare IT, and internet and marketing services. Before Sunstone, he served as a Commissioner for the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions and Head Business Development for Qlovi, an edtech startup. Before Qlovi, Emanuel was a candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles and Chief Strategy Officer at Spokeo. Emanuel’s private sector experience also includes being a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company and a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs. In the public sector, Emanuel served as Special Assistant to Chairman Paul Volcker in the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Designated Federal Officer of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board (PERAB). Emanuel is currently the Chairman of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. He is also a combat veteran and continues to serve in the Army National Guard. A Los Angeles native, he holds a B.A. from Stanford University.

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