Rafael Rivadeneira has been called a “fresh, diverse face and strong Conservative voice” as well as, the “ZAP the IL GOP’s cardio system needs” (Illinois Review). A son of Cuban immigrants, he graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Finance and went on to found a money management firm with a friend at age 23. They ran the highly successful company together for over 10 years. Today, Rafael is president of Epiphany Portfolios, an off-shoot of that firm. Epiphany Portfolios specializes in low, flat-fee based passive money management for individuals, not-for-profits, foundations and other organizations seeking sound, prudent investments. A lifelong Republican, Rafael has been active in politics since 2000, Rafael is president of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Illinois (RNHA). An elected precinct committeeman in York Township, he is actively involved in the York Township Republican Committeemen’s Organization and the Illinois Republican Party. Rafael also takes place in various debates and panels across Illinois.