Luis Duarte

Luis serves as investment director at Gary Community Investments. His role includes identifying and developing public-private partnerships to foster philanthropic and market-rate investment opportunities that encompass financial returns and social impact for lower income communities in Colorado.

Duarte is a serial entrepreneur focused on developing opportunities for minorities and solutions for environmental issues. His last venture, YoReciclo, is successfully increasing recycling rates and providing job opportunities for distressed populations.

Luis has worked for the private and public sector. He has performed as consultant and engineer for the plastics and construction industry and has led a 200 staff organization for the public health sector in Mexico. He holds a BS, cum laude, in Mechanical Engineering from Tec de Monterrey and an MBA, cum laude, from Babson College. He was also a Fellow at the Unreasonable Institute and a part time missionary for 13 years.  He serves on numerous non-profit boards and lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and his two sons.