Title: Senior Partner at Brightstar Capital Partners and Former President and COO of Energy Solution
Company: Brightstar Capital
Huntsman School Interactions:
Leadership Forum Series Speaker - February 9, 2018
Dr. Raul A. Deju, a native of Cuba who migrated to the United States in his early teens, is a senior partner at Brightstar Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, and Chairman of Texas Water Supply Co. a Brightstar portfolio company. He has served in executive positions at the top corporate level (CEO, COO, or Division President) at multiple companies, including International Technology Corporation (now Chicago Bridge & Iron-stock symbol CBI), URS Inc. (now AECOM- stock symbol ACM), Waste Management (both domestically and internationally-stock symbol WM), Isadra Inc. (search technologies), Headwaters (now Boral –stock symbol BLD), and EnergySolutions. Dr. Deju has served as an adviser to a prior Secretary of Commerce under President Bush “41” and President Clinton “42” and a prior US EPA Administrator under President Clinton “42”. He is the author of seven books and over two hundred peer-reviewed articles. He serves on a number of corporate and philanthropic boards including Gluware Corporation and the US Veterans Business Alliance boards. His first book, “Regional Hydrology Fundamentals”, was published in hardback by a major publisher in London and New York when he was twenty-five years old (and it is still available). He was named one of the top twenty-five Latinos in the San Francisco area and has received commendations for his philanthropy as well as numerous other recognitions. Dr. Deju has been involved in over $5 billion of equity capital being monetized through various liquidity options. His newest book, “We Got Mojo!” was published in July 2016.
Focused Fridays Leadership Forum, Raul Davis - February 9, 2018