SOURCE: United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

February 29, 2016 09:17 ET

USHCC Congratulates Xavier Gutierrez for Appointment to SEC Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - February 29, 2016) - The USHCC commends Xavier Gutierrez, President and Chief Investment Officer of Meruelo Investment Partners, for his recent appointment to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies.

As President and Chief Investment Officer of Meruelo Investment Partners, Gutierrez oversees investments and acquisitions and is responsible for deal origination, underwriting, execution, and capital sourcing throughout the Meruelo Group platform. He also leads the strategic management of the group's 25 affiliated companies across 10 primary industries. Meruelo Investment Partners is the investment affiliate of Meruelo Group, and makes public equity and private equity investments.

"The USHCC is thrilled to congratulate Xavier Gutierrez for his appointment to the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "Xavier is a visionary leader whose trailblazing accomplishments in finance have accelerated economic growth across a variety of industries. We are confident the SEC will benefit from Xavier's expertise and look forward to continuing to support America's small business community alongside him."

"The USHCC commends Xavier on his new role. As a member of the USHCC board, he has been a steadfast supporter and trusted advisor," said USHCC Chairman Raymond Arroyo. "We have no doubt that his perspective working in the institutional capital markets will contribute to the strength of the SEC Advisory Committee."

Gutierrez also serves as a Compensation Committee Chairman for the Board of Directors of Sizmek Inc. and as Audit Committee Chairman for the Board of Directors for National Bank of California. He also serves on the Board of Directors for privately-held Commercial Bank of California.

About the USHCC

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $661 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, visit www.ushcc.com.

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