Mateo Cruz2023-2024 UChicago Obama Scholars
Founder and Director, Impact Social Consulting
Easing financial access in Latin America through technology and community-driven solutions.
Mateo Cruz leads a social impact consulting organization that services nonprofit organizations addressing pressing social issues with a focus on financial inclusion. Impact Social Consulting operates a volunteer network of marketing, finance, and technology experts, bringing their skills to local organizations to help them develop innovative solutions to expand their impact and create sustainable change for the vulnerable communities they serve. Through the Scholars program, Mateo aims to develop a structured methodology to enable the private sector to contribute knowledge to grassroots nonprofit organizations, prioritizing issues crucial for Colombia's development, such as education, nutrition, and health care.