//homepage code //end homepage code

Deetken Impact 
Job Opportunities


Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter and sign-up for email updates to receive the latest updates and opportunities.

Job Opportunity: Investor Officer, Sustainable Energy


Employer: Deetken Impact Sustainable Energy

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica (other locations in Central America, Mexico or Vancouver are possible)
Hours: Full Time
Start date: Immediate

About us

Deetken Impact Sustainable Energy (DISE) is an investment management firm specializing in investments which provide social and environmental benefits in addition to financial returns. Sectors of focus include clean energy (wind, solar, hydro, biomass), energy efficiency and energy storage. DISE and its Canadian affiliate, Deetken Impact, together manage close to USD 150 million of assets across more than 25 projects and companies in Latin America and the Caribbean. The business is growing rapidly, and we are now seeking to add an experienced professional to our investment management team. 

Deetken Impact Sustainable Energy was recently recognized as an ImpactAssets 50 2021 manager, a showcase of experienced impact investment fund managers, for the second year in a row.

We are looking for:

An Investment Officer who will lead, under the supervision of the Chief Investment Officer, the assessment of investment opportunities in Central America and the Caribbean, and represent the company externally with portfolio companies, partners and other stakeholders. The position will report to the Chief Investment Officer of the company. The role will be based in Costa Rica, or another location in Central America or the Caribbean as mutually agreed.

Job Duties:

  • Participate in the company’s pipeline development and capital deployment activities, including prospecting
  • Lead due diligence (under the supervision of the Chief Investment Officer), financial modelling and investment assessment, and preparation of investment memos including evaluation of business models, financial returns, markets, governance, social and environmental issues, legal and regulatory environments, and technical risks aspects of sustainable energy projects
  • Liaison with project sponsors and management to support regular monitoring and reporting on portfolio companies, including site visits and preparation of monitoring reports 
  • Participation in investment committees regarding prospective and existing portfolio companies
  • Participating in the governance of investees (board meetings, compliance, legal representation)
  • Reporting to the Chief Investment Officer on key dimensions (markets, clients, people, financials, risk and impact)
  • Representation/networking on behalf of the company
  • Competitive salary package and performance bonus, depending on experience


  • 2 to 5 years of professional working experience, preferably in the financial sector
  • MBA or Masters Degree in Engineering, Economics, Business Administration or Finance
  • Proficient written and spoken Spanish and English
  • Proactive, results-oriented self-starter, with excellent organizational and project management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at once 
  • Excellent quantitative skills, including experience and advanced competency in financial modeling and analysis in Microsoft excel
  • Willingness and readiness to occasionally travel to local markets and North America
  • Preference will be given to candidates with:
    • Experience working with Private Equity or Venture Capital investment funds and track record structuring and assessing project finance transactions
    • Experience working on or assessing renewable energy projects


Please send your resume and cover letter with “DISE Investor Officer position” in the subject line to: careers@deetkenimpact.com by November 30th, 2021

Suite 500 – 210 West Broadway 
Vancouver, BC V5Y 3W2


+1 (604) 731-4424 ext.110

It is EASY to get started making an impact!

Simply send us your contact information and one of our investment specialists will contact you to personally walk you through the investment process. 

We will be in contact shortly

Magali Lamyin, Director of Communications and Development for Deetken Impact


Director of Communications and Development


Magali brings extensive market intelligence, business development and marketing experience from her work at the Central Bank of Mexico, the Canadian Institute for Market Intelligence, and the IESE-PWC e-Business Centre in Barcelona. She also co-led national marketing campaigns for businesses in the hospitality and early childhood education sectors for almost a decade before joining Deetken. In her current role, she is responsible for leading Deetken Impact’s communications, marketing and branding strategy. She is also involved in the due diligence process for project selection with an emphasis in Mexico.

Magali holds a BA in Economics from Mexico's ITAM and a Master's degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Jose Lamyin, Managing Partner Deetken Impact


Managing Partner


José has extensive experience as a business advisor for clients throughout Canada, Europe and Latin America in mining, telecommunications, and finance. Prior to co-founding The Deetken Group, José worked for Teck Cominco in Peru and Canada and Deutsche Bank in London (UK). José has spearheaded much of the strategic growth of Deetken Asset Management since inception and is currently focused on investment selection.

José received his BS in Engineering from the University of British Columbia and MBA from IESE School of Business (Barcelona). Born in Peru, José is fluent in English and Spanish.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Alexa Blain, Managing Partner Deetken Impact


Managing Partner


Alexa is responsible for finance, operations and investor relations at Deetken Impact. She brings over 10 years of experience in financial consulting and asset management, with specific expertise in company and investment analysis, business valuation and securities/corporate finance. Prior to joining Deetken, she spent three years with African Alliance, a pan-African financial services group, where she focused on expanding the firm’s retail financial services operations as well as on the origination and negotiation of new capital. In addition, Alexa has six years of asset management experience with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Macquarie Group and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Alexa is a CFA Charterholder. She has also completed an MA in Financial Economics and an Honours BA in Economics, both at the University of Toronto.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Fernando Alvarado, Head of Deetken Impact Sustainable Energy



Honduras Renewable Energy Managers (HREM) and Caribbean Renewable Energy Managers (CAREM)


Fernando Alvarado leads the General Partner and Investment Advisor of two clean energy and energy efficiency project finance and venture capital funds: Honduras Renewable Energy Financing Facility (H-REFF) and Caribbean Basin Sustainable Energy Fund (CABEF), which he structured and runs with a combined target capitalization of $100m.

Development Investment Banker with 28 years of international credit and investment experience and 18 years of direct experience assessing diversified renewable energy portfolios in Latin America & the Caribbean. He has participated in more than 50 syndicated credit and investment transactions for renewable energy projects in excess of $250 MM. He led the creation, structuring, fundraising, legal closing and portfolio construction of several specialized renewable energy funds.

Costa Rican, based in San Jose, Mr. Alvarado has an MBA in Banking and Finance cum laude from Universidad de Costa Rica.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Carl Black, Portfolio Manager Deetken Impact


Portfolio Manager


Carl is a Portfolio Manager with Deetken Impact focused on analyzing and working with MSMEs, social enterprises, and renewable energy developers in Latin America and the Caribbean. His main responsibilities include supporting business development, managing technical assistance projects, leading investment due diligence, and monitoring portfolio performance. Prior to joining Deetken Impact, Carl worked for five years as a consultant, advising public sector clients an non profits in Canada and financial services companies in Latin America. He started his career at the Bank of Canada, where he researched issues related to household and business credit. 

Carl completed an Honours BA in Economics at the University of British Columbia. He also holds an MSc in Economics & Development from the University of Oxford, where he earned distinctions in quantitative and development economics.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Cristobal Aguirre, Investment Analyst at Deetken Impact


Investment Analyst


Cristobal has over 6 years of experience in the asset management industry, where his responsibilities have ranged from asset allocation and portfolio management to risk analysis and software development. Before relocating to Canada, Cristobal worked as a senior investment analyst in AFP Habitat—Chile’s largest pension fund—where he led the tactical asset allocation and macroeconomic research for emerging markets.

Cristobal is a CFA Charterholder, and completed a BA in Economics at Universidad de Chile.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Chad Parsons, Senior Investment Analyst at Deetken Impact




Chad has worked as a consultant in business and technology for 20 years – often helping clients with their business transformation initiatives.    He has worked with start-ups, government, and established businesses to further their product and service offerings with a balanced approach.   After pursuing a research degree on leveraging technology for social and economic development; Chad has found a valuable alignment of his background with Deetken’s innovative impact investments. 

Chad completed a BS in Engineering from the University of British Columbia and has a MSc with distinction from the University of Manchester (UK).

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from the Deetken Impact team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!