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