Strategy Focus:

Hedge Fund, Private Credit, Private Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Venture Capital and Direct Deals

Francisco Molinero

Managing Partner

Mr. Francisco Molinero is the Managing Partner of Stamford Capital, LLC where he works closely with large institutional investors and family offices to build and execute strategies across the capital stack on critical industries and Federal Government contracting opportunities.


Stamford Capital is primarily focused on private placement activities for a wide array of alternative investment managers and special & strategic opportunities in critical sectors, including infrastructure, deep tech innovation, and the Federal Government contracting industry.


Mr. Molinero is also the current Deputy PM helping lead a team of 100+ in support of the National Security Innovation Network (Defense Innovation Unit) reporting to the Secretary of Defense. He has over 18 years of experience at the intersection of national security innovation, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and Fortune 500 corporations.


Before joining NSIN, he specialized in equity and debt placements for industrial, transportation, retail, energy, and defense companies, working on $1B+ in transactions at Castle Placement, a NY-based investment bank. Previously worked at Cummins’ corporate venture group and as the U.S. partner of 4i, a corporate venture advisory services firm that served Forbes Global 2000 energy and defense companies. Before that, he was a project director at the AES Corporation, helping to lead a new subsidiary focused on managing global power delivery risk.


Mr. Molinero has been a dual-use technology entrepreneur twice, both at GenCell Corporation, a stationary and airborne power fuel cell company acquired by an oil conglomerate in 2009, and at SEADM, a Yale-based real-time detection of explosives and satellite Propulsion Company with technology developed for AFRL/AFOSR and NATO’s Counterterrorist Task Force.


Mr. Molinero has completed Ph.D. studies (all but dissertation) in Mechanical/Chemical Engineering and Industrial Organization from Carlos III University of Madrid, performed extensive research at Yale University, and holds MBA and diplomacy degrees from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and School of Foreign Service. He is also a graduate of the London Business School’s Project and Infrastructure Finance Executive Program.


Mr. Molinero holds Series 7 and 63 registrations with FINRA, and DoD Top Secret Clearance.