Dr. Raul A. Deju a native of Cuba who migrated to the US in his early teens is the founding director emeritus and a supporter of the Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership (IEL) at John F. Kennedy University in the San Francisco Bay area. He is currently a Senior Partner at Brightstar Capital Partners a New York based private equity partnership and CEO of Deju Management Advisors, Inc., an Advisory and Consulting Services firm. He has served in executive positions at the top corporate level (CEO, COO or Division President at multiple companies including International Technology Corporation (now Chicago Bridge and Iron), URS, Inc. (now AECOM), Waste Management (both domestically and internationally), Isadra, Inc., Headwaters, and EnergySolutions. Dr. Deju has served as an advisor to a prior Secretary of Commerce and a prior US EPA Administrator. He is the author of six other books and over 200 peer reviewed articles. His first book Regional Hydrology Fundamentals was published in hardback by a major publisher in London and New York when he was 25 years old. He was named one of the top 25 Latinos in the San Francisco area and received commendations for his Latino philanthropy as well as numerous other recognitions. Dr. Deju has been involved in over $5 Billion of equity capital being monetized through various liquidity options.