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Gerson Guzman

Gerson Guzman

New York Advisory Council, Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Managing Director, Corinthian Capital, LLC

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Mr. Guzman is a Managing Director at Corinthian Capital, LLC and brings a blend of private equity, strategy consulting, and operating experience to the firm. Prior to joining Corinthian, Mr. Guzman worked at Clearview Capital, LLC and was a consultant for Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman) providing strategic advice to Global 500 firms across a variety of domestic and international engagements in the telecommunications, media and entertainment, financial services, energy, and transportation industries.  Prior to Mercer, he was a manager with SBC Communications in California. At Corinthian, Mr. Guzman contributes in various capacities.  He has led the transaction execution efforts on a majority of the firm’s platform investments, is involved in portfolio management activities for multiple fund
investments, and serves on various portfolio company board of directors. 

A native of Guatemala and immigrant to the United States, Mr. Guzman is actively involved in a number of civic organizations focused on improving human capital creation and education in the American Latino community.  He was the first graduate of the UC-Berkeley Latino Business Student Association and led the formation of the organization’s Alumni Network and annual scholarship program.  He is a member of the New American Alliance and serves on the Northeast Advisory Board of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Mr. Guzman has completed coursework at the Universität Bayreuth in Germany and Fundação Getulio Vargas in Brazil.  He was named a Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley
(B.A. 1998).  He is a graduate of the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania (M.A. 2005) and the Wharton School (M.B.A. 2005).


Without the Chancellor’s scholarship I received to UC Berkeley, I may not have been able to afford college or would have graduated with a lot more student loan debt.  I’ve always treated that scholarship as a loan, an investment that others made in me, that I would pay back with interest by helping others achieve their academic dreams.



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