Executive Leadership

 
FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO

David F. Alfonso

A self-made entrepreneur, investor and operator

  • First generation American as his parents, Francisco and Ana Maria Alfonso fled Socialist Cuba in 1961 to pursue the American dream.
  • Over twenty years has been focused on private equity investing in complex situations.
  • Investment strategy of acquiring attractively valued and under managed non-core business units from global corporations that can benefit from a hands-on operational approach.
  • Successfully completed over 60 global transactions, employing his specialized approach to detailed due diligence and hands-on operational focus required in acquiring corporate divestitures.
  • Consummated deals in excess of $2 billion in overall enterprise value.
  • Has been responsible for a diversified group of global companies, generating aggregate revenues of over $5 billion annually, with over 15,000 associates throughout the world.
  • Significant international business exposure in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Professional Overview

  • Founder, Chairman and CEO at EIH Capital Advisors from 2024 to present.
  • Founder and Managing Partner at EIH Capital Partners from 2014 to 2024.
  • Founder, Chairman and CEO at Empire Investment Holdings from 2004 to 2014.
  • Portfolio Manager and Operating Partner at Platinum Equity from 1999 to 2003.
  • Managing Director at Hartford Life International from 1996 to 1999.

Education

  • Earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University.
  • Earned an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.

Philanthropy & Outside Activities

Boards
  • Member of the National Advisory Board for the WWII Foundation from 2021 to present.
  • Member of the Advisory Board for the Donovan & Bank Foundation from 2022 to present.
  • Served on the Board of Directors for the WWII Foundation from 2012 to 2018.
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the FIU Foundation from 2008 to 2011.
    • Member of the Finance and Audit Committee.
Education
Monument
Film
  • Alfonso has been an executive producer with 10 films:
    + The Tuskegee Airmen: Return to Ramitelli (Written and Director by Tim Gray & Narrated by Darius Rucker) – 2023
    + Elvis and The USS Arizona (Written and Director by Tim Gray & Narrated by Jim Nantz with Kyle Chandler) – 2021
    + Rommel: The Soldier and The Son (Written and Director by Tim Gray & Narrated by Greg Kinnear) – 2020
    + D-Day at Pointe-du-Hoc, (Written and Director by Tim Gray & Narrated by David McCallum) – 2019
    + Afraid, (Written & Directed by Jason Goldberg) – 2018
    + D-Day: Over Normandy, (Written and Director by Tim Gray & Narrated by Bill Belichick) – 2017
    + Remember Pearl Harbor, (Written and Director by Tim Gray & Narrated by Tom Selleck) – 2016
    + Above and Beyond, (Written and Director by Tim Gray & Narrated by Kara Sundlun) – 2014
    + Cinemability, (Written and Director by Jenni Gold & Narrated by Jane Seymour) – 2013
    + Dick Winters: Hang Tough, (Written and Director by Tim Gray & Narrated by Damian Lewis) – 2012
Film Festivals
  • Alfonso has been a judge for the Normandie International World War II Film Festival held at Saint Come du Mont, France. 2020 & 2021.
Music
  • Alfonso was the executive producer of 2 music festivals:
    + Alfonso partnered with Stephen Marley to produce the inaugural successful and sold-out Kaya Fest at Bayfront Park, Miami, FL – April 22, 2017.
    + Alfonso and Stephen Marley partnered again to produce the second annual successful and sold-out Kaya Fest at the NOS Events Center, Los Angeles, CA – April 28 & 29, 2018.

A leader with successful track record as a founder, investor and operator of dozens of industrial companies worldwide.