ALPFA - Marcela Aldaz-Matos

Board of Directors

Marcela Aldaz-Matos, MBA

Board of Directors Secretary, ALPFA 
Principal and Managing Director, MCBI Advisors

Marcela Aldaz-Matos is a business executive with more than 20 years of experience in strategy, talent management, and leadership with a proven track record of delivering substantial growth in highly competitive business organizations. Working collaboratively with C-suite leaders or their direct reports, her main focus is on harnessing the business value of organizational development and talent management to yield high business impact.

Marcela has extensive experience in financial services, healthcare and non-profit organizations, and has managed numerous U.S. and international teams in the areas of business development and service delivery for multicultural markets locally and internationally.

As a partner at Surfside Capital Advisors LLC, and Managing Director at MCBI Advisors, she is focused on helping business leaders address strategic business and operational issues to achieve sustainable advantage and success. Her work is anchored on implementing transformative human capital initiatives that directly impact core business strategies. Marcela’s expertise includes organizational design, values-based performance management and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Previously, Marcela was the Inaugural Director of Diversity & Inclusion for Partners Healthcare, Massachusetts’ largest private employer which is an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Marcela is a dedicated advocate for women and minorities. Currently, she is a member of ALPFA’s National Board of Directors, a professional association with more than 90 thousand members and 150 chapters across the country. She is the Co-chair of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Advisory Committee, an organization that manages the Melinda and Bill Gates Scholarship, and most recently, she was appointed by Massachusetts’ Governor Charlie Baker to serve on the State’s first Latino Advisory Commission.

In 2018, Marcela was recognized as one of the Top 100 Executive & Emerging Leaders in the USA by Diversity MBA Magazine. In 2015 she received the Women Leadership Achievement Award by the World Women Leadership Congress in India. In 2013 she was given the Most Powerful & Influential Woman Award by the National Diversity Council. Marcela has appeared in various TV shows and publications including: Fortune Magazine, Hispanic Executive Magazine and the Boston Business Journal.

Marcela earned an MBA and post MBA from Simmons College School of Management in Boston. She is a certified scuba diver and speaks two languages.

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