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Carlos Cruz-Abrams

Advisor Greater Denver Area, US

Co-founder and CEO of Main Street Exchange; Former Corporate Finance and Securities Law Firm Partner; Believer in awesome ideas.

Co-founder and CEO of Main Street Exchange; Former Corporate Finance and Securities Law Firm Partner; Believer in awesome ideas.

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Founder

Beat Cycle

Advisor

Emergency Family Assistance Association
Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
GoodApril
Emergency Family Assistance Association

Positions

Chief Executive Officer Main Street Exchange February 2016 - present
Partner Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC June 2012 - February 2016
Co-Founder and Co-Owner Beat Cycle September 2014 - present
Board Member Emergency Family Assistance Association September 2015 - present
Adjunct Professor University of Colorado School of Law January 2014 - May 2014
Associate Attorney Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP September 2007 - June 2012
Senior Counsel New York City Law Department August 2004 - August 2007
Associate Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 2003 - 2003

Education

University of Virginia School of Law Law 1997 - 2000
Harvard University History & Literature 1993 - 1997
Coral Gables Senior High School 1990 - 1993

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • SaaS sales
  • • User Experience Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Real Estate
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV
  • • Fundraising
  • • Securities
  • • Finance

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Dan DeGolier, CPA
We worked together  •  Fractional CFO. Founder of Ascent CFO Solutions. Board Member. Entrepreneur.
Carlos is a fantastic deal lawyer- turned entrepreneur, building a product/company to support entrepreneurs with doing corporate finance tra ... nsactions
Kyle White
We worked together  •  Director of Compliance and Operations of Main Street Exchange; Mgmt and Operations Consultant; Facilitator of great ideas and big plans.
Carlos has been a trusted advisor and colleague for the past two years. He is adept at navigating complex corporate finance transactions an ... d helping his customers understand and simplify the process. Companies and investors would be very fortunate to have Carlos as an advisor.
Ben Oelsner
We worked together  •  Partner, Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC. Previously Associate, Cooley LLP. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
Carlos's background and experience coupled with his business acumen and ability to connect with people make him uniquely qualified to advise ... founders on the key business issues and problems that founders face on a daily basis. I personally would look to Carlos for advice myself and I highly recommend him to others.

Dan DeGolier, CPA
We worked together  •  Fractional CFO. Founder of Ascent CFO Solutions. Board Member. Entrepreneur.
Dan has a good understanding of the kind of help entrepreneurs need at every stage, from starting up to exiting.

Kyle White
Director of Compliance and Operations of Main Street Exchange; Mgmt and Operations Consultant; Facilitator of great ideas and big plans.
Kyle is a rare combination of an operator, a skilled technician, an experienced business strategist and a kind human being. I have worked w ... ith Kyle (or used Kyle as an advisor) for the past two years and have seen her navigate complex and sometimes sticky situations with ease. She is an excellent resource!

David Kendall
We worked together  •  Partner, Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC.
David is a corporate legal star, with a keen business sense and a sharp legal mind. If you need top notch, practical legal advice, there ar ... e few people who can match David's skill, intelligence and pedigree.