SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Urban Catalyst, Silicon Valley’s leading Opportunity Zone Fund, announced that Crystal H. Rutkowski has been appointed to the key new role of Ambassador to the Strategic Partnerships Channel at Urban Catalyst Funds.
Ms. Rutkowski brings an established track record of creating value for organizations and maintaining and fostering key relationships within the alternative investment space. Partnering with Urban Catalyst Funds, she will be responsible for continuing that success and building a collaborative syndicate, working directly in conjunction with broker dealers, RIAs and family offices.
“Crystal is passionate about building relationships and providing solutions to her strategic partners. I’ve had the privilege to experience this first hand and am happy to continue our successful relationship here at Urban Catalyst Funds,” said Pisoot Senethavilay, Director of Strategic Partnerships. As Ambassador to the Strategic Partnerships Channel, Crystal will work in tandem with Firms and their Financial Professionals to jointly raise capital for Urban Catalyst Funds by cultivating a coordinated approach.
"Crystal skates to where the puck is going. She has been added to my speed dial. I really admire the way that she operates, and she clearly has a deep understanding of the Alternative Investment industry."
Douglas Blake Solinksy
Managing Director of Alternative Investments and Insurance Services at Benchmark Investments Inc., and Benchmark Advisory Services LLC. Managing Director of Investment Solutions at Kingswood, U.S
Since 2014, Ms. Rutkowski has represented several private offerings in a variety of sectors, including digital infrastructure, oil & drilling, lodging, and residential housing. Most recently, she served as Vice President of National Accounts & Institutional Sales. For much of her career, she has been responsible for expanding distribution through maximizing relationships within the independent broker dealer and registered investment advisor community.
“I’ve known Crystal since she broke into the private investment community, and she’s an asset to any firm.”
President & CEO
JCC Capital Markets, LLC
“I have known Crystal for many years and have always found her to be very professional, hard working, knowledgeable, and diligent. She goes all out to arrange meetings with management of approved issuers she represents and quickly reacts to any information requests we have requested. I also consider her a friend and I’m sure anyone who works with her would say the same.”
Rick Murphy, EVP
Berthel Fisher Companies
In her free time, Crystal enjoys horse riding, playing tennis and rollerblading. When she is in Dallas, you’ll probably catch her at Park House or at a hockey game.
About Urban Catalyst
Urban Catalyst is focused on ground-up development projects in downtown San Jose. In 2020, Urban Catalyst surpassed their fundraising goal, securing $131 million from investors during its first round. In 2019, Forbes and the Sorenson Impact Center recognized Urban Catalyst as one of the top 10 Opportunity Zone Funds in the inaugural Forbes OZ 20.