Thomas H. Castro is the founder and president of El Dorado Capital, a boutique investment firm that partners with a select number of growth companies. He is a part-time operating partner of the Pinto America Growth Fund, LP, a private equity firm that invests in and manages fast-growing companies serving Hispanic consumers. Thomas is active in civic and community affairs and has worked with locally and nationally elected officials including the U.S. Senate, National Democratic Party and presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John Kerry. Along with ICIC, Thomas serves on the boards of Time Warner Cable, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Council of La Raza, Teach for America, the NDN Public Policy Center, the Discovery Green Park Conservancy and the Surdna Foundation. Thomas was educated at Harvard College, the University of Madrid in Spain and CIDOC in Cuernavaca, Mexico.