Pacific Community Promotes Ruiz to Partner

Pacific Community Ventures said Wednesday that it has promoted Yolanda Ruiz from vice president to partner. Pacific Community Ventures  is a growth equity firm based in San Francisco.


Pacific Community Ventures, a growth equity firm based in San Francisco focused on investing in small, high growth businesses that bring economic benefit to low-to-moderate income employees and communities, is pleased to announce the promotion of Yolanda Ruiz from Vice President to Partner.

Ms. Ruiz, who joined in 2008, will continue to be involved in several aspects of the fund including analyzing and structuring transactions and helping manage the fund investments. Ms. Ruiz serves on the Board of Directors of Freshology and of New Leaf paper.

Prior to joining Pacific Community Ventures, Ms. Ruiz worked for an M&A advisory firm focusing on acquisitions and growth financings in the food and beauty sectors. Previously, she worked for Gap Inc. as Business Development Manager, for Punto Com Holdings (a Latin America investment fund), and for The Boston Consulting Group.

Ms. Ruiz earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from ITESM (in Monterrey, Mexico) and an M.B.A. from Stanford Business School.


Pacific Community Ventures, LLC (PCV) is a venture and private equity investment firm focused on investing in small, high growth California businesses that bring economic benefit to low to moderate income employees and communities. PCV builds, develops and maximizes the value within these organizations for the benefit of owners, management and employees. PCV’s experienced team works closely with companies, providing hands on strategic and operational guidance in addition to capital. For more information, please visit