President & CEO
Xavier A. Gutierrez serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Alternate Governor of
the Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club. In this role, Mr. Gutierrez oversees all business
operations, strategic planning, significant organizational decision-making, and public affairs
for the club. He is the first Latino President & CEO in the history of the National Hockey
Mr. Gutierrez has a 25+ year career as a business executive, investor and dealmaker
focused on investment management, corporate strategy & operations, finance, and business
development. Previously he was Managing Director at Clearlake Capital Group (a private
investment firm with $39 Billion+ institutional capital). Prior to Clearlake, Mr. Gutierrez served
as Chief Investment Officer of Meruelo Group (Alex Meruelo family office/management
company), and President & Chief Investment Officer of Meruelo Investment Partners
(investment affiliate). Mr. Gutierrez was also Principal & Managing Director with Phoenix
Realty Group (a national real estate private equity firm with $1 billion equity capital). In
addition, Mr. Gutierrez has worked at Latham & Watkins, Lehman Brothers, and the National
Football League Office.
A dedicated philanthropist and corporate leader, he serves on multiple boards and advisory
councils. Mr. Gutierrez is currently a Shareholder and Board Director of Commercial Bank of
California (CBC), the largest Latino-owned bank in California with over $1.5 billion in assets.
He also serves on the board of ARCTOS Northstar Acquisition Corp (NYSE: ANAC), Janus
International Group (NYSE: JBI), and Trinitas Capital Management (a privately held credit
Mr. Gutierrez is currently a Board Director and on the Investment Committee for the
Arizona Community Foundation (ACF), on the Board of the National Association of
Investment Companies (NAIC), a Member of the Board of Regents at his alma mater,
Bellarmine College Preparatory, and on the Advisory Boards of both the Aspen
Institute Latinos & Society Program and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
In 2020, Mr. Gutierrez co-founded and currently serves as Board Chairman of SUMA
Wealth (www.sumawealth.com), an innovative financial technology company focused on
eliminating the Latinx wealth gap by engaging, educating, and empowering this cohort
through culturally relevant content, financial tools and services.
Mr. Gutierrez previously served as a voting member of the U.S. SEC Advisory Committee
on Small and Emerging Companies and was a board member for several
organizations including Sizmek, Inc. (NYSE: SZMK), the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce, the California Community Foundation, and the Southern California Public
Mr. Gutierrez is a proud graduate of Bellarmine College Preparatory, an all-boys Jesuit high
school in San Jose, California. He received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) cum laude in
Government from Harvard University, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) from Stanford
Law School. He, his wife Jericca, and son Xavi live in Paradise Valley, Arizona.