Clara E. Del Villar is Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post providing online business news, information, networking opportunity and services for the Hispanic business community. The site profiles innovative enterprises, shares creative ideas, helpful advice and services using mobile technologies for the growing U.S. Hispanic population, particularly in the business community. The goal is to help Hispanic/Latino business increase revenue producing activity and better understand policy implications. She and her team are currently expanding into advanced mobile video technology designed to accelerate Hispanic small business digital expansion. This portal remains uniquely positioned as the only website focused on the overall needs and interests of Latino Business.
In the last decade, Ms. Del Villar’s technology focus has included business development consulting: at Energy Venture Fund, Enertech Capital; Public Technology holding company, Acorn Energy; and NY Private Family office, Essex Management.
Previously, she worked as Vice President for Financial Compliance and Mergers & Acquisition Integration projects at Nortel Networks, reporting to CEO William A. Owens. She had a brief assignment with the U.S. Treasury Technical Assistance Financial Markets Program in Amman, Jordan, and worked for 14 years at Neuberger Berman/Lehman as a Senior Portfolio Manager, managing and marketing $3.5 billion in Tax Exempt Assets and as a Sr. Vice President/Regional Marketing Director in Private Asset Management building the High Net Worth Business.
Living in Manhattan, she currently serves as director on the Executive Committee of the Women’s Health Symposium in New York; the Advisory Board of Sigma Capital Group on an advisory committee of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE); and will be adjunct professor in Entrepreneurship Studies at Baruch College for the 2013 spring session. She is a former Trustee of the Metropolitan College of New York, Women’s National Republican Club and Women’s Campaign Fund.
Ms. Del Villar holds a BSFS from Georgetown University Foreign Service School with a degree in International Finance/Commerce. Memberships include the Manhattan Institute, Rockefeller University Women & Science, Spanish Institute, Dominicans on Wall Street and America’s Society.