Thomas McDonald is a Managing Partner and Head of Americas of Jaguar Growth Partners, founded with Gary Garrabrant in 2013. Mr. McDonald serves as a member of the Investment Committee.
Mr. McDonald serves as a director for Hoteles City Express (BMV: HCITY), Vesta (BMV: VESTA) and Bresco, and previously for Gafisa (NYSE: GFA), BR Malls (BZ: BRML3),Tenda (BZ: TNDA3), Parque Arauco (SNSE: PARAUCO), Bracor, AGV Logistics, and Brazilian Finance and Real Estate.
Prior to the creation of Jaguar Growth Partners, Mr. McDonald was Chief Strategic Officer of Equity International. He was primarily responsible for developing it’s collaborative, partner-oriented investment style through establishing, building and optimizing relationships, as well as coordinating investment and portfolio management activities. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. McDonald was Executive Vice President of Anixter International (NYSE: AXE) responsible for global sales. From 1993-1997 Mr. McDonald resided in Argentina and was responsible for establishing operating businesses for Anixter in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela and Colombia. Previously Mr. McDonald resided in Mexico and Puerto Rico, holding operating and business development leadership roles with American Airlines and Quadrum SA de CV.
Mr. McDonald is a member of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business Global Advisory Board. Mr. McDonald founded, was past president and is now a board member of Coprodeli USA, a non-profit supporting the integral development of Peru’s impoverished. Mr. McDonald is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and conversant in French.
Mr. McDonald graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.