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Rafael Alfonzo

Entrepreneur | Investor | Attorney | Marine, Venture Capital & Private Equity

Rafael Alfonzo is an entrepreneur and a private equity investor focusing on the lower-middle market. He is also an attorney and a former U.S. Marine.

Rafael Alfonzo's Bio:

Rafael Alfonzo is the Managing Partner and founder of quatrefoil capital and leads the firm’s acquisition activities.  Rafael has more than 15 years of operational, entrepreneurial, legal, and investment experience.  He co-founded Distributed Sun, a solar power developer, and in 3 years as COO expanded operations into 6 states and deployed 10 commercial-scale power plants.  The company’s clients include U.S. Foods and the Hilton and Sheraton hotel brands. 

Prior to Distributed Sun, Rafael practiced law at Holland & Knight, one of the world’s largest law firms.  He represented corporate clients ranging from emerging to middle market to public companies, advising them on government regulations, litigation, and business transactions.  Before entering private practice, Rafael served as an officer in the US Marines.

 

Rafael’s previous investments include The Map Network, a start-up that pioneered event-based digital mapping (acquired by Nokia/NAVTEQ) and Witten Technologies, a technology company that earned the Wall Street Journal’s 2004 Technology Innovation Award.

 

Rafael earned a BA in political science from the University of Michigan, an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a JD from The George Washington University Law School. He is admitted to practice in California, the District of Columbia, Florida, and New York.

Rafael Alfonzo's Experience:

  • Managing Partner at Quatrefoil Capital

    Lead the sourcing and acquisition activities for the fund.

  • Chair, Board of Directors at ProInspire

    Non-profit organization whose mission is to develop the next generation of social sector leaders through sponsored fellowship programs and professional development training.

  • Co-Founder & COO at Distributed Sun

    Solar energy development company, independent power producer, and investment fund manager with operating assets in 5 states. As Co-Founder and COO, managed company day-to-day with functional responsibility over business development, project development & construction, and legal & regulatory affairs.

  • Attorney at Holland & Knight

    Counsel to technology start-ups and early-stage companies. Regulatory enforcement and commercial litigation attorney.

  • Captain at United States Marine Corps

    Military prosecutor and humanitarian law & human rights lawyer.

Rafael Alfonzo's Education:

  • MIT Sloan School of Management

    Master of Business Administration
  • The George Washington University Law School

    Juris Doctor
  • University of Michigan

    Bachelor or Arts
    Concentration: Political Science

Rafael Alfonzo's Interests & Activities:

Council on Foreign Relations | Truman National Security Project | French-American Foundation | Foreign Policy & Politics | Renewable Energy & Technology | Voto Latino




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