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Jack Guerrero brings a unique combination of public and private sector experience, with a quintessential American story. Jack’s experience as Mayor, City Councilmember, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Stanford economics graduate, Harvard MBA, Bank Vice President, Treasury professional, auditor of municipalities and government agencies, investment banker, and M&A due diligence advisor to Fortune 500 companies (with professional stints in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Zurich) – establishes him as the candidate with BOTH Treasury experience AND a public service record of fighting for taxpayers and working people.
JACK GUERRERO ADDRESSES CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY (CRA)
JACK GUERRERO ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR STATE TREASURER
Jack is a proud American patriot, forever grateful to this country for the educational opportunities conferred on him, and dedicated to expanding similar opportunities for others. Jack serves on numerous Boards for public agencies and non-profit organizations, and is active in scholarship and university recruitment efforts in underprivileged communities.
ELECTED OFFICIAL, GOVERNMENT REFORMER, ANTI-CORRUPTION ACTIVIST
In 2011, Jack Guerrero returned to the Los Angeles area after professional stints in New York and abroad. Following a local corruption scandal in his hometown city of Cudahy, CA (Los Angeles County), Mr. Guerrero became active in local government reform efforts and was elected to the City Council in 2013 with overwhelming public support. He has served constituents honorably (as Mayor and Council Member) -- with integrity and competence. As Mayor, Mr. Guerrero ushered in sweeping government reform measures, exposed serious deficiencies in the City's internal financial and administrative controls, and engaged the California State Controller for a consequential forensic examination. Mr. Guerrero's passion for justice extended to education initiatives, when (as Mayor) he did the unthinkable: He held public hearings on the quality of education in local public schools! He successfully advocated for local school reform, organized parents, and demanded change in one school's administration. In 2017, Mr. Guerrero was re-elected as the top vote-getter in a crowded field of nine candidates, and as the highest vote-getter in the recorded history of the City of Cudahy, CA.
NOTABLE PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
- Mayor/ Council Member, City of Cudahy, CA (Los Angeles County)
- Vice President in the Corporate Treasury division of the U.S. subsidiary of large, global banking institution
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Investment Banker (series 79 and series 63, by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
- Professional work experience with Fortune 500 companies as auditor, consultant, and M&A technical advisor (including Wells Fargo Bank, Credit Suisse Group, Microsoft Corporation, Barclays Global Investors, American Honda Finance Corporation, among others)
- Corporate Development Manager with the American Express Company in New York and London, where he worked on various transactions involving corporate divestitures, acquisitions, and joint ventures
- Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor with Ernst & Young LLP in San Francisco, where he managed financial due diligence engagements for private equity firms and corporate clients
- CPA with Big Four public accounting firms KPMG LLP and Ernst & Young LLP
- University lecturer in economics and statistics
- Auditor of local municipalities and agencies of the federal government
- MBA internship and field study research, United States Department of the Treasury (Washington, D.C.)
- International work experience in United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, India, and Ecuador
BA in Economics, Stanford Univesity - where Mr. Guerrero's professors included Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State; Dr. Michael Boskin, former Chair of Economic Advisors for President George H.W. Bush; and Dr. John Cogan, former Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Guerrero was also a regular political columnist with the Stanford Review newspaper, and a nationally-ranked competitive debator with the American Parliamentary Debate Association.
MBA, Harvard University - where Mr. Guerrero's professors included Dr. Robert Merton, Nobel Laureate in Economics, and field study advisor Dr. Robert Kaplan, founder of the "Balanced Scorecard" concept used widely by corporate organizations. While at Harvard, Mr. Guerrero's curriculum was heavily focused on financial economics, management, and business law.
AFFILIATIONS (for identification purposes only):
- League of California Cities (www.cacities.org)
- California Contract Cities Association (www.contractcities.org)
- California Gateway Cities Council of Governments (www.gatewaycog.org)
- National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (www.naleo.org)
- Southern California Advisory Council, Hispanic Scholarship Fund (www.hsf.net)
- National Board member, Harvard Latino Alumni Association (www.hbslaa.org)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (www.aicpa.org)
- California Society of Certified Public Accountants (www.calcpa.org)
- National Society of Hispanic MBAs (www.nshmba.org)
- American Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (www.alpfa.org)
- World Affairs Council of Northern California (www.itsyourworld.org)
- The Bow Group United Kingdom (www.bowgroup.org)
- Executive Committee, Republican Party of Los Angeles County (www.lagop.org)
- State Delegate, California Republican Party (www.cagop.org)
- Harvard Alumni Association (alumni.harvard.edu)
- Stanford Alumni Association (www.stanfordalumni.org)
GREAT WORKS OF INFLUENCE:
- "The Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith
- "Principles of Political Economy and Taxation" by David Ricardo
- "Human Action" by Ludwig von Mises
- "The Road to Serfdom" by Friedrich von Hayek
- "Capitalism and Freedom" by Milton Friedman
- "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand
- "The Conscience of a Conservative" by Barry Goldwater
- "Democracy in America" by Alexis de Tocqueville
- "Witness" by Whittaker Chambers
- "Ideas Have Consequences" by Richard Weaver
- "The Conservative Mind" by Russell Kirk
- "Reflections on the Revolution in France" by Edmund Burke
- "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill
- "The Federalist Papers"