Charles P. García leads Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC, an investment banking group focused on the global hispanic market, in the media, healthcare, real estate, energy, food and beverage, consumer products and project finance sectors in the U.S. and Latin America. In 2002, his company was named as the 8 fastest growing privately held company in the country by Inc. magazine and he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by three national organizations.
Hispanic Business magazine recognized Mr. Garcia as one of the “100 most influential Hispanics in the United States” and he received the Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez Public Service and Integrity Award for his leadership championing rights for all persons, especially Latinos.
Garcia currently serves as the chair of the U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors which oversees all operations at the military academy. The 15-member board, includes four U.S. Senators and four members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Garcia also serves on the Board of Directors of Winn Dixie Stores.
Mr. Garcia graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy achieving the rank of Deputy Wing Commander. A distinguished graduate of the skydiving program and the Army Reconnaissance Commando School, his peers elected him to serve as the Chairman of the Cadet Wing Honor Committee and he was awarded the “Class of 1983 Honor and Ethics Trophy.” He has a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and law degree from Columbia Law School.
Charles Garcia was part of the 1988 – 1989 class of White House Fellows. The White House Fellows program is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.
Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials.