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Dedicated to delivering above-average long-term returns and providing additional investment possibilities to our clients for over 20 years.Dedicated to delivering above-average long-term returns and providing additional investment possibilities to our clients for over 20 years.

Our Team

We are a Registered Investment Advisory firm in Austin, Texas. Our team of fiduciaries works exclusively for you on a fee-only basis and doesn't earn commissions for selling products. Our actively managed equity portfolios are available domestically and internationally to individuals, independent professionals, and institutional investors.

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Juan Gabriel Garcés


Current CEO and Founder of 57 West Capital Advisors, Inc. with 45 years of experience in the investment services industry.


In 1977, he founded J.G. Garcés & Co., an investment services company that grew to become Colombia’s largest Broker-Dealer. He also co-founded and served as vice president of the board of directors of a stock exchange (Bolsa de Occidente), founded a US Broker-Dealer (Investors Street), and founded a Colombian investment bank (Tecnoinversiones S.A).

He was also instrumental in modernizing the securities market in Colombia by participating in the creation of the country’s first securities depository, working to liberate commission structures, and creating an electronic trading system.

In 1999, he founded 57 West Capital Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisory firm specializing in equity portfolio management, equity investments, and business consulting services. He is currently responsible for managing and developing the firm's investment strategy.

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Sebastián Garcés

Chief Compliance Officer

Joined the company almost 10 years ago on a full-time basis but has been a part of the business since as early as 2005.


He currently serves as an Investment Advisor Representative, Research Analyst, and Director of Marketing. He graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Business.

Presently, Sebastian is leading a series of projects in the areas of technology optimization, digitization, and automation. The projects are aimed at improving efficiency, streamlining the company’s procedures, extending the reach and strengthening the impact of the investment methodology, and improving client management services. He also directs the company’s lead generation strategy and provides training for sales personnel.

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Taylor Tucker

Director of Operations

Taylor Tucker joined 57 West Capital Advisors as Director of Operations in 2017.


He attended Texas State University in San Marcos, where he obtained a Bachelor of Finance. He began his career as a Financial Services Professional with a focus on personal, business, and estate planning through specialized investment products. Subsequently, he became an Investment Advisor Representative and Portfolio Manager to further his abilities and provide personalized service for his clients.

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Alyson Flores

Administrative Director

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Alyson Flores graduated with a degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio.


She has a background in law and began her career at a small Accounting and Real Estate firm in her hometown. Eventually, she found her way to Austin, where she became the Administrative Director at our company.

Her main objective as a professional, leader, and person is to serve with the utmost respect, prioritizing the understanding of our clients' needs. We are delighted to have her onboard and look forward to all the ideas, improvements, and creativity we believe she will bring to multiple areas of our business.

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Sebastián Caicedo

Managing Director

Relocated from South America to Austin in January 2022 to work as a Research Analyst and Investment Advisor Representative.


He has a degree in Industrial Engineering, but over the years took an interest in finance and company analysis. He has over five years of experience in developing and managing strategic business plans for real estate development projects while prioritizing social transformation and innovation. Furthermore, he became an Investment Advisor Representative to provide a more complete service to our clients and work to help them achieve their desired financial goals.

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Daniel Garces

Operations Support

Joining the 57 West team in 2024 as a relationship manager, Daniel Garces is a seasoned professional in the financial industry, with 25 years of experience in various roles and domains.


He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, where he currently resides with his family. His main goal is to serve clients in their financial needs by applying his expertise and creativity to solve complex challenges and create value for them. Daniel has extensive skills in Agile development, Active Trading Product Management, Risk Management, and Financial Products Digital Technology. He enjoys playing tennis and spending quality time with his family in his spare time. He is always eager to learn new things and challenge himself in his career.

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Luis Giraldo

Human Resources

Luis is one of the earliest investors and backers of 57 West Capital and has been a board member of the company for over 20 years.


Luis has more than 30 years of experience in global engineering, operations, and product management in the technology industry. He is currently Chairman of IFS (Innovated Freezing Systems S.A.S), he was Vice President of Engineering at lntelligraphics in which he oversaw engineering and development of products and services, and created a development team in Bangalore, India.

Throughout his career, Luis has been instrumental in bringing dozens of products to market. These include but are not limited to software applications for equipment optimization of electronic assemblies , design validation (Design For Manufacturing - DFM) of PCB/PCA and mechanical assemblies. Luis has managed software development and implementation of them in multiple countries, as well as the creation of Engineering teams around the world. Luis also worked for Flextronics, Solectron, and Texas Instruments in several engineering and management positions. Luis holds a BS in Chemical Engineering as well as a master’s degree in Operations Research, and an MBA.

Our company was founded in 1999 in Austin, Texas, with one goal in mind: to identify extraordinary investment opportunities for our clients.