Javier is Venture Partner at Fenway Summer Ventures and has 25 years of experience as an investor, entrepreneur, operating executive, and policymaker. He is on the Board of Advisors of Univision Communications, Board of Advisors of DocuSign Inc., Board of Advisors of Harvard University’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy and Board of Trustees of The Organization of American States’ Pan American Development Foundation. Javier also mentors young companies at Techstars.
Before Fenway, he served as Associate Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) during the Obama Administration. Javier led the agency’s innovation and investment programs which since inception have invested over $120 billion in 320,000 high-growth small businesses. He worked with the White House on a broad swath of economic, innovation and financial policy making. He also held a seat at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission's (SEC’s) Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies.
Prior to public service, Javier spent 20 years in a variety of operating, entrepreneurial, investment and advisory roles at firms that include McKinsey & Company, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Bridgewater Associates, GEM Group, Pacific Community Ventures, and Abbott Laboratories. He has co-founded several businesses, including Air America Media.
Javier also held short-term roles including Executive in Residence (XIR) at Columbia University's Columbia Technology Ventures, Senior Fellow at Georgetown University's Beeck Center for Social Innovation and Mentor at Stanford University's Latino Entrepreneurship Leaders Initiative. He writes and speaks frequently on topics that include corporate diversity, leadership, tech-driven innovation, financial inclusion, mission-driven business, social and impact capital, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and digital-era policymaking.
He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS in Operations & Technology from Illinois Institute of Technology, and a BS in Industrial Management from Purdue University.