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Giulianna Ruiz Discusses Her Path to Trilantic North America and the Importance of ESG and DEI in Private Equity with Falk Marques Group

Giulianna Ruiz, Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Trilantic North America, recently spoke with Falk Marques Group as part of its “Video Voices” series about her introduction to the private equity industry from a career in law, the growing importance of ESG and DEI in the industry and Trilantic North America’s efforts in these areas. Giulianna discussed her role in kickstarting Trilantic North America’s ESG program and the firm’s partnership with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth to increase gender equity in the industry.

In addition to speaking about Trilantic North America’s initiatives, Giulianna shared details on her own path to the private equity industry and Trilantic North America, as well as the biggest difference between working at a law firm and private equity firm. She also offered advice for individuals who are interested in private equity careers, recommending that they seek out mentors in private equity to share their experiences rather than relying on how the industry is portrayed in entertainment.

To hear more about Giulianna’s career experiences and how Trilantic North America is making strides to improve the private equity industry with its ESG and DEI initiatives, watch the interview below.

Giulianna Ruiz on getting into private equity law, the growing importance of ESG and Trilantic's efforts to increase industry diversity

Dec 09, 2021

Trilantic Capital Management L.P. ("Trilantic North America") is a leading, growth-focused middle market private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in North America. Trilantic North America's primary investment focus is on the business services, consumer, and energy sectors. Trilantic North America currently manages six private equity fund families with aggregate capital commitments of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit

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Falk Marques Group LLC develops and produces professional conferences, insightful industry news and event content, and unmatched networking opportunities for an international audience of senior-level decision makers in private equity, venture capital, and alternative investments.

Falk Marques Group recently launched PEAK, a new, private membership community with the mission of helping the advancement of women working in private equity, venture capital and alternatives. Falk Marques Group also produces Perspectives, premier webinars and virtual networking events connecting women in private equity and venture capital, and Women’s PE Briefs, a weekly e-newsletter that showcases the achievements of women in the industry.

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Awarded in June 2021, the 2021 Rising Star Award was given to the top General Partners and top Limited Partners that were nominated by their peers and selected by the Falk Marques panel of industry judges. Nominee applications included a summary of professional achievements that demonstrated a key leadership role at their firm, as well as their dedication to their career and the industry as a whole. No compensation provided in connection with applying or receiving this award.