Rafael Polanco is a Managing Director at Evercore, a leading global independent investment bank, in the firm's mergers and acquisitions practice. Currently, Rafael focuses most of his time on advising clients in the alternative asset management industry. Prior to joining Evercore, Rafael worked in the investment banking division at Credit Suisse First Boston, focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry. Rafael received a B.S. in Biology and a B.E. in Environmental Engineering from the Dual Degree Program in Science and Engineering at CAS with Stevens Institute of Technology. Rafael is a native New Yorker; raised in Queens, he currently lives in the East Village.