Agustin “Gus” Araya, CFA

Co-Founder & Co-Managing Partner

Agustin “Gus” Araya is a Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Cordillera Investment Partners. He is responsible for directing Cordillera’s overarching investment strategy alongside his co-founders. He also serves as a director of Cordillera portfolio companies.

Prior to founding Cordillera, Gus was a Partner at Makena Capital Management where he was responsible for Makena’s Natural Resources investments and a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee and Private Equity team. Prior to that, he was an Associate Director of Private Assets at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and held various finance roles at Intuit, Horsley Bridge Partners and D.A. Campbell Company.

Gus holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Gus is a CFA charter holder.