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Al Puchala

Distinguished Senior Fellow

Throughout his 35-year finance career, Al has been an advocate and practitioner for positive social impact investing at scale. As CEO of CapZone, Al combines his expertise and experience to develop a new asset class, Opportunity Zones, to convert profits to purpose nationally. Previously, as an investment banker, private equity investor, strategic financial advisor and creator of market based government related partnership initiatives, he has invested and advised domestic and international parties on complex strategic financial assignments, including corporate mergers, acquisitions and restructurings; loan portfolio monitoring, infrastructure finance, securitization and credit portfolio risk management.

Recently, Al served as CEO of Capitol Peak Asset Management, and prior to that, Managing Director for Moelis & Company in New York, overseeing Public Sector initiatives. He was Co-Founder and Managing Director of Signal Equity Partners, and spent his early career at Lazard Freres and Morgan Stanley. Al holds a BA cum laude from Yale University, a JD From Georgetown University, an MA in Economics from New York University and is a member of the New York Bar.