The Team

Investment Team

Gabrielle Greene - Fontis

Gabrielle Greene

Gabrielle E. Greene has been a professional in the financial services industry for over 20 years...

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Renee LaBran - Fontis

Renee LaBran

Renee LaBran brings 25 years of operating, strategic, and financial experience to Rustic Canyon/ Fontis...

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Daniel D. Villanueva  - Fontis

Daniel L. Villanueva

Mr. Villanueva is a Partner in Rustic Canyon / Fontis Partners, LP.  Prior to RCF, Mr. Villanueva...

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Tom Unterman - Fontis

Tom Unterman

Tom Unterman founded Rustic Canyon Partners in September 1999, bringing a wealth of distinguished corporate...

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Daniel D. Villanueva - Fontis

Daniel D. Villanueva

Mr. Villanueva is a Partner in Rustic Canyon / Fontis Partners, LP.  Prior to RCF, Mr. Villanueva was...

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Daniel D. Villanueva (Advisory Partner)

Mr. Villanueva was previously Managing Director of Bastion Capital Corporation and Bastion Management Corporation, the first private equity fund to focus on the Hispanic market. Bastion’s limited partners included several of the nation’s largest institutional investors including New York, Pennsylvania, and CalPers. Bastion enjoyed returns amongst the very highest of its peers.

Mr. Villanueva left the broadcasting business after 25 years as a television executive, Senior Vice President, Partner and Director with Spanish International Communications Corp. and its successor company Univision. Mr. Villanueva has developed and sold numerous broadcasting properties across the United States. Under Mr. Villanueva’s direction, KMEX-TV in Los Angeles became the most profitable Spanish language station in the United States. Univision was sold to Hallmark Cards and First Chicago Venture Capital in 1988.

Current corporate boards on which Mr. Villanueva currently serves include Integrated Water Resources (Chairman), Met West Funds, Fleetwood Enterprises (NYSE:FLE), Banamex USA and Juanita’s Foods. Former directorships include Spanish International Communications Corporation (Univision station group) and Telemundo Network.

Mr. Villanueva serves as a Director for both the New America Alliance and the Marathon Club. His prior civic activities have included board membership of the American Red Cross, the National Association of Broadcasters, National Junior Achievement, National YMCA, the National Hispanic Education Fund, the California Broadcasters Association, the California Economic Development Corporation, the Greater Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, KCET Public Television, the United Way, Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Ventura County Community Foundation, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Mr. Villanueva was also active in immigration reform legislation and was a Commissioner of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Mr. Villanueva is a graduate of New Mexico State University, and from 1960 to 1968 was a professional football player with the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys. Villanueva is the recipient of two Honorary Doctorate degrees from New Mexico State University and California Lutheran University.