Dr. Raul A. Deju, Senior Partner at Brightstar Capital Partners and Former President and COO of Energy Solution, visited The Center for Growth and Opportunity and the Huntsman School of Business on Friday, February 9, 2018. He took part in the Huntsman School’s Focused Friday initiative and met with CGO student fellows to discuss his book We Got Mojo! Stories of Inspiration and Perspiration.
Dr. Raul A. Deju, a native of Cuba who migrated to the United States in his early teens, is a senior partner at Brightstar Capital Partners, a New York–based private equity firm, and Chairman of Texas Water Supply Co. a Brightstar portfolio company. 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 & Iron-stock symbol CBI), URS Inc. (now AECOM-stock symbol ACM), Waste Management (both domestically and internationally-stock symbol WM), Isadra Inc. (search technologies), Headwaters(now Boral –stock symbol BLD), and Energy Solutions. Dr. Deju has served as an adviser to a prior Secretary of Commerce under President Bush “41” and President Clinton “42” and a prior US EPA Administrator under President Clinton “42”. He is the author of seven books and over two hundred peer-reviewed articles. He serves on a number of corporate and philanthropic boards including Gluware Corporation and the US Veterans Business Alliance boards. His first book, “Regional Hydrology Fundamentals”, was published in hardback by a major publisher in London and New York when he was twenty-five years old (and it is still available). He was named one of the top twenty-five Latinos in the San Francisco area and has received commendations for his 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. His newest book, “We Got Mojo!” was published in July 2016.