Pilar Avila serves as a collaborative partner at Fruition Consulting. We are fortunate enough to leverage her expertise as a strategist, advisor, and planner.
Over the last 26 years, Pilar Avila has provided leadership at institutions across the private equity, hospitality, and nonprofit sectors, earning a strong reputation as a business and civic change leader. She is regarded as a strategic, innovative, multidisciplinary, results-oriented change agent passionate about the rise of diverse leadership, promoting equal access to economic opportunity and investing in education.
Pilar is the founding leader of interDUCTUS, an organizational change management consulting practice focused on enhancing the capacity and performance of nonprofit and private enterprises by providing extended leadership and multidisciplinary expertise.
Inspired by her travel across 5 continents and 18 countries, experience hosting world leaders, passion for Pilates and Yoga and her own ongoing transformation, Pilar founded Renovad, a series of retreat experiences around the world.
As chief executive officer of New America Alliance, Pilar led implementation of the NAA mission focused on building on American Latino success while bringing diverse leaders and communities together to forge a stronger America. Under her leadership, NAA launched the Access to Investment Capital Initiative which has opened access to billions of dollars for diverse asset managers.
As Palladium Equity Partners Vice President, Pilar was part of the team that raised a historic $780 million Hispanic market investment fund. Pilar also provided leadership in amplifying Palladium’s brand positioning and reach in the investment community and the Hispanic market.
Pilar began her career in hospitality management with Hilton and the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau. As the Bureau transferred her from San Juan to Washington DC, Pilar was immersed in the burgeoning Hispanic market when she joined the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as a VP of Marketing & Events.
Pilar is a founding member of the American Jewish Committee’s Latino Jewish Leadership Council, serves on the board of New America Alliance. She was recognized in 2015 by the New York State Assembly with the Abrazo Boricua Award and by Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) with the Catalyst Change Agent in Finance Award.
Pilar is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management.