Monika has dedicated the last 20 years of her life to her passion: pursuing societal transformation through entrepreneurial success by providing capital and expanding opportunity to promising entrepreneurs, all of which can bring significant returns to investors and economic development impact.
Altura Capital is an investment management firm that provides institutional investors the opportunity to invest with high-performing small and diverse investment firms and businesses.
Small Business Community Capital (SBCC) is an SBIC Impact fund licensed by the SBA that provides debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies, focusing on women and minority-owned firms and entrepreneurs located in LMI communities. SBCC is playing a pivotal role in developing an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and corporations working together to harness opportunities in the growing Hispanic, MWBE, and diverse markets.
Monika and the firms she leads have won numerous awards and recognitions for their work on building financial capacity in minority and underserved communities. In multiple years, Latino Leaders Magazine recognized her as one of the 101 Most Influential Leaders in Hispanic U.S.A. and one of the Top 15 Latinos in Finance.
Monika sits on the Board of Directors of 2 private companies: Cidrines, a bread manufacturer in Puerto Rico serving the national market; and Coastal Painting Company, a single-source solution for painting and maintenance services that protect and beautify homes, businesses, and communities in Florida.
Monika serves on the Capital Advisory Board for the Billion Dollar Roundtable, an organization of leading corporations committed to spending at least $1 billion a year with diverse suppliers. Monika sits on the Boards of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI), the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), where she also serves as the chair of the USHCC Foundation.
Monika holds an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York, and a J.D. from the Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia.