Yolanda Ruiz is a Partner at Pacific Community Management, an affiliate of Pacific Community Ventures. She is involved in several aspects of the fund including analyzing and structuring transactions and helping manage the fund investments. She currently sits on the boards of PCV portfolio companies Freshology, New Leaf Paper, and on the board of Opportunity Fund.
Prior to joining PCM, Yolanda worked for an M&A advisory firm focusing on acquisitions and growth financings in the food and beauty sectors. Previously, Yolanda worked for Gap Inc. as Business Development Manager in the International Division. She was responsible for planning and coordinating the launch of new international business. Before joining Gap Inc., Yolanda was part of the founding team of Punto Com Holdings (PCH), a Mexican venture capital fund led by Cemex. Yolanda also worked for The Boston Consulting Group where she developed pricing and corporate strategies for a variety of consumer products clients.
Yolanda received an MBA degree from Stanford Business School and a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from ITESM (Monterrey, Mexico).