ABOUT US

Minorities in Restructuring and Alternative Investments  ("MRAI"), is a global network of diverse professionals active in restructuring, alternative investments, and special situations. We are motivated towards increasing the representation and success of diverse professionals, while fostering a sense of community and cultivating future leaders in the areas in which we operate.

OUR

MISSION

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

 

We offer an environment to explore, develop and refine ideas at the core of our business that will be impactful and commercially accretive to our clients, the market, and the economies in which we operate. We mentor and contribute to the intellectual and commercial development of diverse junior professionals in the restructuring, alternative investment, and special situation business. We host knowledge building conferences and workshops to support the education of our constituents.

LEADERSHIP

 

We are dedicated to advancing minorities in leadership positions within our industry by being vigilant of opportunities to promote and support our members in business, social, academic and political spheres.

COMMUNITY

 

MRAI embraces diversity in all forms. We harness our differences and shared experiences to strengthen members individually and create openings to broaden MRAI members' commercial influence while maintaining opportunities for fellowship. We host networking and social events for our members to improve the sense of community for minority professionals in our field of endeavor.

TRUSTED PARTNERS

We actively seek out and collaborate with members to provide business intelligence, commercial opportunities, and referrals.

 
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May 11, 2017

Guest Speakers:

Rudolph Giuliani

Franklin Leong

James Mitchell

Denise Roth

Robert Wilson

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April 26, 2018

Guest Speakers:

Ray McGuire

Mark Blount

Gio Maso

Daniel Miller

Karina Moises

Blair Smith

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May 16, 2019

Guest Speaker:

Rhonda Binda, Esq.

Ken Falcon

Alton Franco

Eric Gonzalez

Julio Gonzalez

Reta Jo Lewis, Esq.

Abdiel Santiago Hamed Shabazi 

November 30, 2017

Guest Speakers:

Brad Belt

Oscar Salem

Leslie Spencer

Winston Waters

Justin Zhen

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December 12, 2018

Guest Speakers:

Eric Clement

Cesar Gonzalez

Patricia Miller Zoller

Fahmi Quadir

Tiffany Wong

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October 3, 2019

Guest Speakers:

Stephen Castro

James Kenefick

Tedla Mekonnen

Leland Richards

Ajai Thomas

Charles Way

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OUR

EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fall 2020

Guest Speaker:

TBD

PAST EVENTS

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June 15, 2016

Guest Speakers:

Ray Whiteman 

Managing Partner

Stellex Capital

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May 11, 2017

Guest Speakers:

Rudolph Giuliani

Franklin Leong

James Mitchell

Denise Roth

Robert Wilson

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April 26, 2018

Guest Speakers:

Ray McGuire

Mark Blount

Gio Maso

Daniel Miller

Karina Moises

Blair Smith

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May 16, 2019

Guest Speaker:

Rhonda Binda, Esq.

Ken Falcon

Alton Franco

Eric Gonzalez

Julio Gonzalez

Reta Jo Lewis, Esq.

Abdiel Santiago Hamed Shabazi 

May 14, 2020

Guest Speakers:

Simon Freakley

Milly Chow
 Lisa Donahue
Quincy Evans
William Schoenbach 

Dr. Susan Amat
Panayiotis Lambropoulos

Nicholas Firzli
Robert Scott (VA-03)

Tom Soto
 

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November 16, 2016

Guest Speakers:

Milton Irvin 

Chairman of the Board

Castle Oak Securities

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November 30, 2017

Guest Speakers:

Brad Belt

Oscar Salem

Leslie Spencer

Winston Waters

Justin Zhen

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December 12, 2018

Guest Speakers:

Eric Clement

Cesar Gonzalez

Patricia Miller Zoller

Fahmi Quadir

Tiffany Wong

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October 3, 2019

Guest Speakers:

Stephen Castro

James Kenefick

Tedla Mekonnen

Leland Richards

Ajai Thomas

Charles Way

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OUR

LEADERSHIP

FOUNDERS

LAWRENCE YOUNG
AlixPartners
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KEITH WOFFORD
Ropes & Gray

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

NANETTE AGUIRRE
Greenberg Traurig
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ROBERT COLORINA
AIAC Investment Group
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FRANCISCO ECHEVARRIA
AlixPartners
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WILLIAM BUNDY
AlixPartners
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DENVER EDWARDS
Pierce Bainbridge
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CELINA KUOCH
Barings
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