Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. is the Founder and CEO of Highline Point Group, LLC., a strategic advisory firm based in New York City. Carlos is also a Managing Director of Golden Seeds, one of the nation’s most active early stage investment firms. Golden Seeds focuses on the vibrant opportunities of women led business. An advocate for entrepreneurship, Carlos has advised, mentored, or invested in companies across various sectors including Ed-Tech, Telecom, Venture Capital, and Financial Services. Currently, Carlos serves on the Advisory Board of CertifID, a platform that instills trust in the real-estate funding process through real-time identity and account credential verification. Prior to founding Highline Point Group LLC., Carlos was a Senior Government Affairs Advisor in Clark Hill PLC’s Government and Public Affairs Group, where he helped clients understand the political, legislative, and regulatory landscape impacting their business priorities. A former International Development professional Carlos worked in the Inter-American Development Bank’s Trade and Integration Sector where he focused on trade facilitation and market access, trade development, and foreign investment promotion. Carlos has worked in various capacities in the U.S. House of Representatives and was a Co-Founder of PupThat! a video and photo sharing social network for mobile platforms. Carlos was a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar, a selective leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. He is currently a 2017 SAFE Energy Security Fellow, a selective program for individuals who are passionate about advancing a national conversation on the future of American energy security. A former resident of Washington DC, Carlos perennially appeared on Washington Life Magazine’s annual Young and The Guest List which names Washington DC’s Most Influential leaders under 40. In 2014, he was named one of Washington DC’s “Leaders of the Future” by Latino Leaders Magazine. An avid writer, Carlos is a contributor to The Huffington Post, The Jerusalem Post, Asia Times, and the Times of Israel. His writing has also been featured in CNBC, Univision, and El Pais. Carlos also serves as a Board Member of American Friends of Soroka Medical Center, Latin American Youth Center, and Cuba Skate. Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, a Master’s degree from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a former resident of Mexico, Canada, and Australia and is fluent in English and Spanish.