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Eduardo Gomez Mendoza - Head of CRH Ventures

Eduardo Gomez Mendoza

Head of CRH Ventures

Eduardo joined CRH in 2022 to launch CRH Ventures, bringing years of experience in the building materials and consumer goods industries.

Prior to joining CRH, Eduardo led the M&A team at Cemex, overseeing acquisitions, divestments, and other transactions across Europe and AMEA. He held positions across the Global Corporate Strategy and Business Development functions. Before Cemex, he worked at PepsiCo in the US and LatAm.

Eduardo holds a B.Eng. in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Metropolitana and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Annie Dong - Managing Director CRH Ventures

Annie Dong

Managing Director CRH Ventures

Annie joined CRH Ventures in February 2024, bringing with her over a decade of M&A and capital markets experience across the broader industrials sector. Prior to CRH Ventures, she was a M&A Director at Schneider Electric, where she focused on implementing inorganic high-growth energy transition strategies. Prior to Schneider Electric, she started her career in investment banking at Barclays and Guggenheim Securities, where she focused on M&A and capital raising advisory across industrial technology, transportation & logistics, mobility, and others. Over her career, she has executed an aggregate transaction value in excess of $100 billion involving private and publicly traded companies on transactions including M&A, IPO, private placements, follow-ons, and convertible offerings.

Ramy Fam - VP CRH Ventures

Ramy Fam

VP CRH Ventures

Ramy Fam brings nine years of experience across construction, building materials, strategy and innovation.

Prior to his role in CRH Ventures, Ramy worked at Amazon where he managed their flagship program, Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) in Spain. Before Amazon, he had extensive experience in construction working in the CVC and later the Corporate Strategy and M&A arm of Cemex and in the Project Management departments of AECOM and SNC-Lavalin where he oversaw the project cost and planning across mega projects in Oil & Gas, Mining, and Transmission & Distribution. Ramy holds a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from IE Business School.

Chris Fortunato - VP CRH Ventures

Chris Fortunato

VP CRH Ventures

Chris Fortunato brings more than a decade of venture capital investing experience having invested in companies all over the globe including notable companies such as Jetti Resources, Mighty Buildings, Solugen, Rappi, and Reonomy.

Prior to his role at CRH Ventures, Chris focused on growth stage investments at Soma Capital. Prior to Soma, he led the venture capital strategy at Manhattan West Asset Management. Chris started his career at KEC Ventures, a family office for a tech entrepreneur, where he led investments across several asset classes.

Chris holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tulika Raj - Manager CRH Ventures

Tulika Raj

Manager CRH Ventures

Tulika joined CRH ventures in January 2024 with a background in growth equity investing, focusing on high-growth technology businesses across the globe.

Most recently, Tulika attended Columbia Climate School, where she concentrated on climate science, energy systems and industrial decarbonisation. She also spent a summer with Just Climate, a $1.5bn climate-first growth equity fund investing to decarbonise the hardest-to-abate industries. Prior to that, she was an investor at Vitruvian Partners, a €10bn+ AUM European growth equity fund, having previously started her career at McKinsey.

She holds an M.Sc. in Sustainability Science from Columbia University, an M.Phil. in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. in Economics from Durham University.

Jorge Gomis - Manager CRH Ventures

Jorge Gomis

Manager CRH Ventures

Jorge joined the CRH Ventures team in November 2023, bringing with him multiple years of experience in strategy consulting and project management across large infrastructure projects.

Before joining he worked at McKinsey & Company, managing transformations, strategy plan developments, growth plans and new business ventures in Europe. Prior to McKinsey, he worked as a construction project manager in the US, overseeing the construction of diverse transportation projects including highways, bridges, airports, and water infrastructure. Jorge holds a B.Eng and a M.Eng in Civil Engineering from University of Central Florida and an MBA from IESE Business School.

Aisling Wyer - Finance Business Partner CRH Ventures

Aisling Wyer

Finance Business Partner CRH Ventures

Aisling joined CRH Ventures in February 2024 and brings significant experience in financial accounting and reporting across a range of sectors. She joins the team from CRH corporate where she supported senior functional budget holders across Europe, Americas and Group Head Office entities for over six years.

Before joining the construction industry, Aisling gained a wealth of financial management experience across the not-for-profit sector, retail and professional services with KPMG.

Aisling is an accredited accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor with the Irish Taxation Institute and holds a post graduate diploma in strategic HR management. She is also fluent in English and German.

Cameron Spek - Associate CRH Ventures

Cameron Spek

Associate CRH Ventures

Prior to joining CRH Ventures in 2022, Cameron worked within CRH Global Strategy and Development, Building Products supporting global strategic initiatives and M&A efforts across Europe and the Americas.

Prior to joining CRH, Cameron worked as an Investment Banker with Citigroup in New York City supporting cross-border mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings and other strategic industry coverage across various sectors.

He received a B.B.A. of Finance and Certificate of Entrepreneurship Studies from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business.

Nicola Bertolini - Associate CRH Ventures

Nicola Bertolini

Associate CRH Ventures

Before joining CRH ventures in early 2023, Nicola worked at Exus Management Partners as an Investor Relations & Group Senior Analyst overseeing wind and solar portfolios in Spain and developing relationships with investors.
Prior to joining Exus, Nicola worked as a Corporate Strategy & Business Development Analyst in CEMEX’s CSP team, gaining direct exposure to M&A and Corporate Strategy.
Upon graduation, he started his career by working in a Business Development role in a start-up in London.
Nicola holds a BSc in Business, Mathematics and Statistics from the London School of Economics and is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.

Marina Orlando - Associate CRH Ventures

Marina Orlando

Associate CRH Ventures

Marina started with CRH Ventures in November 2023 bringing a wealth of experience in strategy consulting and the building materials industry alongside her strong background in economics and law.

Prior to joining, Marina worked as a senior associate at Bain & Company in the Madrid office, where she mainly focused on projects in the Advanced Manufacturing Services practice across Spain and Portugal. Before Bain & Company, she was part of the Corporate Strategy and M&A arm of Cemex where she supported multiple acquisition and divestment projects across Europe.

Marina holds a Dual Bachelor Degree in Law and Economics from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Paul Batchelor - Marketing & Communications Associate CRH Ventures

Paul Batchelor

Marketing & Communications Associate CRH Ventures

Prior to joining CRH Ventures towards the end of 2023, Paul spent over 11 years with Tarmac, CRH's UK Operating Company, working as part of the marketing management team responsible for the delivery of a broad range of strategic marketing projects and campaigns across corporate, trade and B2B channels.

Before his move into the construction industry, Paul built up a range of transferable product and brand marketing experience through roles working within the consumer electronics, brand licensing and hospitality sectors. He holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in Business Management from Bournemouth University.

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