Steve Valdes-Robles brings nearly 20 years of legal experience spanning a variety of areas including corporate governance, securities and M&A, structured finance, tax exempt organizations, and U.S. government regulations. He also has extensive cross-cultural experience, having lived and worked in Mozambique, Angola, Israel, Germany, Russia, Hong Kong and Chile, among others.

Prior to joining WaterEquity, Steve developed award winning impact investment transactions for The Nature Conservancy, served as a diplomat with the U.S. Agency for International Development, and represented corporate and sovereign clients as a corporate associate at Cleary Gottlieb. He also lectures on Impact Investing at Rutgers Law School.

Steve holds a B.A., with honors, from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D., with honors, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review.