Gilbert Andrew Garcia, CFA, Chairman
Mr. Garcia received a B.A. in Economics from Yale University. After graduating in 1985, he joined Salomon Brothers in New York City where he became a Vice-President specializing in mortgage-backed securities. In 1990, he joined former Mayor Henry Cisneros to build Cisneros Asset Management Company, ultimately becoming its President. In 2002, he joined Garcia Hamilton & Associates, and is the firm's Managing Partner. Under his leadership, the firm has reached approximately $5.4 billion (June 2015) in fixed income assets under management.
Additionally, GH&A has received numerous recognitions including 2009 Core Fixed Income Manager of the Year by Emerging Manager Monthly, and 2014 Fixed Income Investment Grade Manager of the Year and 2015 Intermediate-Term Fixed Income Manager of the Year by Institutional Investor.
Mr. Garcia has served on many boards and currently serves as Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County and as a member of the Board of Directors of Sanchez Energy [NYSE:SN]. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), a non-profit providing summer internships on Wall Street for minority undergraduates. At this year's Annual Awards Dinner, Mr. Garcia was awarded the SEO Alumni Leadership Award alongside other honorees, including former mayor of New York City, Michael R. Bloomberg, and Co-Founder & Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, David M. Rubenstein.
Previously, Mr. Garcia served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Houston Downtown Management District, member of the Board of Directors of the Yale Club of Houston and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Houston Municipal Employees Pension System. In addition, he is a Class X graduate of Leadership Houston. Mr. Garcia is married with four children and enjoys martial arts and coaching youth soccer.