Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin serves as the Founder and Managing Partner of Liberty Strategic Capital and chairs the firm’s Investment Committee. Liberty Strategic Capital is a Washington, DC-based private equity firm focused on strategic investments in technology, financial services and fintech, and new forms of content. The firm was founded in 2021 and has made significant investments in technology and cybersecurity companies.
Prior to founding Liberty, Mr. Mnuchin served as the 77th Secretary of the Treasury from February 2017 through January 2021
As Secretary, Mr. Mnuchin was responsible for leading the U.S. Treasury, whose mission is to maintain a strong economy, foster economic growth, and create job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable prosperity at home and abroad. He was also responsible for strengthening national security by combating economic threats and protecting the U.S. financial system, as well as managing the U.S. Government’s finances. Mr. Mnuchin also oversaw Cybersecurity for the financial services sector and all Treasury bureaus including the IRS.
Secretary Mnuchin played a pivotal role in shaping and advancing the Administration’s economic agenda, including the passage and implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the CARES Act. He also led the Treasury Department’s regulatory reform efforts. Secretary Mnuchin was chair of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and was a member of the National Security Council. He was responsible for using economic tools to combat terrorist financing and other threats to the United States and its allies.
Prior to his confirmation, he served as Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Dune Capital Management. He founded OneWest Bank Group LLC and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until its sale to CIT Group Inc. Earlier in his career, Secretary Mnuchin worked at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., where he was a Partner and served as Chief Information Officer, with responsibility for the firm’s global information and technology strategy and operations.
Secretary Mnuchin holds a BA from Yale University.
General Joe Dunford serves as a Senior Managing Director for Liberty Strategic Capital and as a member of the firm’s investment Committee. He previously served as the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer. In this role, he was the principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense, and National Security Council from 2015 to 2019.
General Dunford was commissioned in 1977 and served as an infantry officer at all levels, to include commanding the 5th Marine Regiment during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served as the 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps, the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps and Commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
General Dunford graduated from Boston College High School and Saint Michael's College. He also earned master’s degrees in Government from Georgetown University and in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Semper Fi Fund & America’s Fund which supports our wounded, ill, and injured active duty personnel and veterans from all services. He is a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bessemer Securities, the Atlantic Council, and the Travis Manion Foundation.
Marcos Galperin is the founder, CEO and Chairman of MercadoLibre, the largest online commerce ecosystem in Latin America, which launches and manages online marketplaces with operations across 16 countries and three continents. Marcos co-founded MercadoLibre in 1999 while attending Stanford University and has managed it through over 20 years. In 2007, MercadoLibre became the first Latin American technology company to be listed on NASDAQ.
Marcos serves as a board member at Onapsis and Endeavor.
Mr. Galperin holds a degree in Economics as well as Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Stanford University.
Brad Halverson is a retired Group President and Chief Financial Officer of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and gas engines, turbines, and locomotives. He joined Caterpillar in 1988, serving in various roles of increasing responsibility including leading the Caterpillar Financial business unit as well as the human resources, global supply chain and information services functions. Brad recently retired from a 30+ year career at Caterpillar where he served as CFO between 2013 and 2018. Under his leadership, the company underwent a significant restructuring, emerging with a strong balance sheet and financial metrics. Prior to serving as CFO, Brad had served in various roles rising from a Staff Account to Vice President of Financial Services Division, prior to being named CFO.
Mr. Halverson currently serves on the board of Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), where he is the Audit Committee Chairman and Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA). He also previously served as a director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Halverson attended the University of Illinois, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and an Executive Masters of Business Administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is on the board of Easter Seals and OSF St. Francis Medical Foundation.
Ted Wang is a partner at Cowboy Ventures, a prominent venture capital firm located in Palo Alto, California, and chairman of Satellogic’s board of directors. Ted is also a board member of several other companies including Drata, Vic.ai, SVT Robotics and Contra.
Prior to joining Cowboy, Ted was a partner at the law firm of Fenwick & West where he was recognized as one of the country’s leading technology lawyers. During that time, Ted worked with many of the top technology companies of the era, including Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Square, Gusto and Zuora. From years at the boardrooms of these companies, Ted has learned from the best and the brightest founders, investors, and outside board members.
Mr. Wang has a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Tom Killalea, a seasoned technology executive and advisor, has deep expertise in product development, digital innovation, customer experience, and security.
From November 2014 to December 2021, Mr. Killalea was the President of Aoinle, a consulting firm. From May 1998 to November 2014, Mr. Killalea served in various leadership roles at Amazon, most recently as its Vice President of Technology for the Kindle Content Ecosystem. He led Amazon’s Infrastructure and Distributed Systems team, which later became a key part of the Amazon Web Services Platform. Prior to that, he served as Amazon’s Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Security.
Mr. Killalea is Chairman of the board of MongoDB (NASDAQ: MDB), and serves on the board of Capital One (NYSE: COF) and of Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM). He previously served on the board of Xoom (acquired by PayPal) from March 2015 to November 2015 and Carbon Black (acquired by VMware) from April 2017 to October 2019. He also currently serves on the editorial board of ACM Queue (Association for Computing Machinery). He holds a B.Ed. in Education from the National University of Ireland, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin.
Miguel Gutiérrez is a Partner and a Co‐Chief Investment Officer at The Rohatyn Group. He is a member of TRG’s Executive Committee and is based in Montevideo.
Mr. Gutiérrez has over 30 years of experience in international financial markets, with the majority of this time dedicated to emerging markets. Prior to joining TRG in October 2004, Mr. Gutiérrez served as the Chairman and CEO of the Telefónica Group in Argentina and Chairman of Grupo Concesionario del Oeste S.A. He also served as the non‐executive Chairman of YPF S.A. from April 2016 to December 2019. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gutiérrez held numerous senior positions at J.P. Morgan over 21 years, most recently as the Head of Global Emerging Markets Sales, Trading, and Research and prior to that as the Head of Latin America Emerging Markets. Under Mr. Gutiérrez’s direction, J.P. Morgan established and cemented its leadership position in emerging markets sales, trading, and research. At the beginning of his time with J.P. Morgan, Mr. Gutiérrez held various senior positions, including Head of European Interest Rate Management and Treasury Manager in both Madrid and Buenos Aires.
Mr. Gutiérrez holds an Advanced Management Program – AMP degree from IAE – Universidad Austral in Argentina.
Emiliano Kargieman is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Satellogic. Over the past 25+ years, his career has taken him across the world having served many roles in the technology sector.
Prior to Satellogic, Emiliano co-founded three companies: Core Security Technologies, where he developed the first automated penetration testing software with clients such as Apple, Cisco, Homeland Security, NSA, NASA, Lockheed Martin, and DARPA; Aconcagua Ventures, a group focused on investing in high-tech startups across Latin America and developing them into global businesses; and GarageLab, a problem-solving laboratory with an innovative multidisciplinary approach involving science, technology, art, and business. Additionally, he has served as an independent consultant and member of the Special Projects Group at the World Bank.
Emiliano has a formal background in Number Theory and Philosophy. His wife, Pola, is a fiction author who shares his passion for technology. And when he is not thinking about or building technology, Emiliano is reading, writing, playing chess, and staying active. He is currently learning how to play the trumpet.