Erik Bethel joined Interval Ventures in 2016 as Managing Director, Latin American Private Equity. Erik Bethel has 22 years of private equity and M&A transaction experience in a broad range of industries in Latin America, China and the US.
Prior to joining Interval, Erik was Managing Director at Darby Private Equity, the PE arm of Franklin Templeton. Prior to this, he was Managing Partner and Co-founder of SinoLatin Capital, a PE firm based in Shanghai and focused on transactions and capital flows between Latin America and China. Previously, he was Managing Director of ChinaVest Ltd, one of China’s earliest private equity/venture capital firms, and Partner at Compass Point Capital Partners, the private equity arm of a family office. Erik also worked as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at Granite Construction, Inc., the second largest highway infrastructure and logistics contractor in the United States.
Earlier in his career, Erik worked as Private Equity Associate at J.P. Morgan Partners and Financial Analyst in the Latin American Investment Banking group at Morgan Stanley. Erik earned an MBA degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Economics and Political Science from the United States Naval Academy.
Erik is a former U.S. Naval Officer and speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin.