Carlos Alberto Vargas, ALM, MBA

Partner, Turnstone Environmental Planning
Carlos Vargas is a business and finance professional, educator, and current PhD candidate in finance and sustainability at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He has experience in financial analysis, business planning, renewable energy, and project finance, and ten years' experience with multinational companies managing and developing commercial and residential real estate projects. Vargas was formerly the chief financial officer of New Evolution Ventures Mexico, a subsidiary of an investment fund that manages more than 1,000 health and fitness facilities worldwide, and chief operations officer for The Vertex Companies, USA, where he helped manage and consoildate the energy services portfolio to gain increased revenue of over $1 million in the first year. He managed the real estate investment portfolio at BBVA Asset Management, Mexico, and implemented strategic plans for several shopping centers and department stores at Liverpool Inc., Mexico, accomplishing its expansion objective and saving over $5 million. Vargas holds a BA in finance from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), an MBA from IPADE Business School in Mexico, and an ALM in sustainability and environmental management from the Harvard Extension School. Vargas has written financial editorials for two of the most influential newspapers in Mexico and taught courses at ITESM and UIA universities in Mexico City.


  • ALM Harvard Extension School
  • MBA El Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa