Ed Escudero, CPA
President/CEO – High Desert Capital
Edward Escuerdo is president and CEO of High Desert Capital, LLC, a finance company that specializes in providing various types of capital alternatives to small and mid-size companies.
Before High Desert Capital, Mr. Escudero was the Executive Vice-President and CFO of C&R Distributing, a major distributor of fuel and lubricants and owner of various convenience stores in West Texas and Southern New Mexico. He also served as the Secretary and CFO of Petro Stopping Centers, L.P. During his tenure at Petro, the company grew to have locations in over 34 states and sales of over $2 billion.
Mr. Escudero believes in playing a key role in community affairs. He currently serves on several boards, including El Paso Electric Company, Medical Center of the Americas Foundation, WestStar Bank, Sierra Providence East Medical Center, El Paso Community Foundation Investment Committee, El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation. Mr. Escudero has received several awards that recognize his achievements and philanthropic efforts, including the El Paso Community Spirit Award in 2015, El Paso Business Hall of Fame in 2014, Hispanos Triunfadores Award in 2013 and the UTEP Gold Nugget Award in 2012. Mr. Escudero received his B.B.A in Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso. He and his wife, Margie, live with their two children in El Paso, Texas.