Tom Soto

Managing Director Alternative Products Group at The TCW Group, Inc.

Tom Soto

Tom Soto

Managing Director Alternative Products Group at The TCW Group, Inc.

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Coalition For Clean Air, Inc.
Craton Equity Partners Management LLC
Craton Equity Partners LLC

RelSci Relationships

626

Primary Location

Santa Monica, CA, United States

Number of Boards

12

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Co-Founder at Craton Equity Partners LLC

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Managing Director of Alternative Products Group at TCW Asset Management Co. LLC

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Founder at Live Earth LLC

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Principal at Craton Equity Partners LLC

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Chief Financial Officer at Craton Equity Partners LLC

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Former Vice President-Customer Programs at Sempra Energy

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Propel Fuels

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President at Toyota USA Foundation

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Head, Consumer Banking Group & Business Banking Group at Union Bank NA (F/k/a Union Bank of California)

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Chief Information Officer & Sector Vice President at Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, Inc.

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Tom Soto
Managing Director Alternative Products Group at The TCW Group, Inc.
Education
B.A. in Political Science

UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities. Learning and teaching at UCLA are guided by the belief that undergraduate, graduate and professional school students and their teachers belong to a community of scholars. This community is dedicated to providing students with a foundational understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen discipline. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in campus life and in communities and organizations beyond the university.

Memberships
Career History
Managing Partner
2007 - ?
Managing Director Alternative Products Group
Tenure Unconfirmed

The TCW Group, Inc. provides investment management services. The firm's clients include corporate and public pension plans, financial institutions, endowments and foundations in the United States, as well as a number of foreign investors and individuals. It works in partnership with financial advisors to help build the businesses and meet the needs of clients. The company was founded by Robert Addison Day in 1971 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Executive Officer
Tenure Unconfirmed

TCW/Craton Equity Investors II LP invests in companies located in the United States, primarily in California. The fund targets companies operating in the fields of clean technology and environmental technology. It provides financing for a variety of transactions, ranging from early seed investments to pure private equity plays to help companies set the stage & path of execution for an initial public offering and growth capital requirements.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Propel Fuels, Inc. builds, owns and operates a network of green-built fueling stations. Its stations offer both conventional fuels and alternatives to petroleum. The company was founded by Robert R. Elam in 2004 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

Director
Current

Principle Energy Ltd. produces and distributes sugarcane-based ethanol. It develops sugar cane based greenfield energy opportunities as well as converting existing sugar cane operations in the tropical and subtropical belt. The company was founded by Brian Alan Myerson in 2007 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

Director
Prior

GridPoint, Inc. provides energy management and sustainability solutions. Its data-driven energy management solution solves problems by leveraging big data analytics, software-as-as-service low-cost computing, and wireless technologies to enable integrated and automated energy management. The firm serves the restaurant, retail, grocery, convenience and government industries. The company was founded by Peter L. Corsell in 2003 and is headquartered in Reston, VA.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

The California Science Center Foundation raises funds to support exhibits and education programs featured at the California Science Center and manages exhibitions and programs of scientific, educational and industrial interest. The foundation is located in Los Angeles, California.

Chair of the Board
Current

Founded in 1999, the New America Alliance is comprised by a 501(c)6 and a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to advancing the economic development of the American Latino community. The Alliance is organized on the principle that American Latino business leaders have a special responsibility to lead the process of building the forms of capital most crucial to Latino progress – economic capital, political capital, human capital and the practice of philanthropy. One approach that American Latino business leaders are uniquely capable of leading is investment in our own community through coordinated philanthropy and public and private strategic collaboration.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

California Science Center is a non-profit organization. It provides model for science learning by combining exhibits with an on-site Science Center School and Amgen Center for Science Learning as well as a teacher professional development program. The company was founded in February 1998 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Political Donations
$2,500
2010

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

$1,000
2010

Partner at DLA Piper

$1,000
2010

Senator from the 20th District at California State Senate

Transactions
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TCW/Craton Equity Investors II LP raised money in a private placement transaction

Events
Attendee
New York City, NY
2011 RG & Associates Consortium

More than 300 investors all committed to exploring opportunities with minority and woman owned firms and emerging managers gathered in New York at Consortium 2011. In its eighth year, the gathering has become the forum for emerging managers to “make their case” and begin a dialogue with institutional investors, including many of the top public pension plans, corporate pension plans, foundations, endowments and Taft-Hartley plans. The energy was high and the conversations plentiful during the day and a half gathering. Citing industry trends and issues facing emerging managers—insights gathered via a joint RG & Associates and Emerging Manager Monthly survey of managers across the country—many of the speakers and interactive sessions helped to crystallize the advantages emerging managers bring to an investment relationship. From different strategies and operating models to varied cultural experiences, the talent and track records of emerging managers in attendance were center stage.

Speaker
Santa Monica, CA, United States
2009 Milken Institute Global Conference

The Milken Institute Global Conference 2009 was held from April 27-29, 2009 as part of the Milken Institute Global Conference Series.

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