Who we are

Who we are

Andres Chapa

Head of Factoring

Andres has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). He also has an MBA from Texas A&M International University.

Andres has over 10 years of experience in Transportation and Logistics; first working as General Manager of PG Distribution LLC (Palos Garza) for six years. Then he moved to Panther Premium Logistics (Arcbest) to lead and manage the Laredo and Mexico operations for another six years.

Andres joined FARO to head the Factoring division after recognizing the need for a locally based Factoring company to assist the local trucking industry.

Manuel Garcia Mier Y Teran

Business Development

Manuel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).  He worked in Grupo Financiero BASE for 9 years as a Senior Financial Advisor in the Specialized Banking Division operating FX and derivatives, servicing Mexican and international corporate clients.  He obtained the AMIB Figura III license as a registered representative in Mexico to operate in the capital markets.  Manuel holds an MBA from EGADE Business School and spent a semester in ESSEC Business School pursuing a Master in Strategy & Management of International Business.

Manuel joined FARO to head the FX division.

Renata Ramirez Quintanar

Client Associate

Renata has an associate’s degree in Economics and International Business from the International Business and Management Institute of Germany. She worked as a Paralegal in Mexico City for three years where she serviced large multinational corporations. She is currently enrolled in Laredo College pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

In December 2020, Renata joined Faro FX as a client associate where her goal is to offer the best service to our clients and to continue learning every day!

Rafael Gutierrez Nieto

Partner

Rafael is a partner and co-founder of FARO Wealth. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Science in Finance from Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Rafael began his career at Falcon International Bank and LPL Financial. While there, he obtained his Series 7 and Series 66 licenses and assumed duties that ranged from portfolio management to equity and bond portfolio analysis.

Rafael’s career advanced when he was hired to join Jack Avigael’s team at Merrill Lynch. During his six-year tenure there, he managed Ultra High Net Worth accounts for domestic and international clients and was instrumental in growing the Laredo office assets under management and production.

Immediately following his time at Merrill, Rafael ventured into the independent realm of investment management. Co-founding AlphaPoint Investment Management, Rafael gained extensive knowledge of the financial services infrastructure and the flexibility available to independent advisors. After refining his business approach and aligning with partners who shared a common vision, Rafael co-founded FARO Wealth in 2013.

Alejandra Cadena

Operations Manager | Lead Client Associate

Alejandra is magna cum laude alumna from Texas A&M International University holding a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and perusing a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. She holds nine years of customer service, marketing, and business operations experience.

In 2016, Alejandra joined Faro Companies as a client associate. She currently runs day-to-day operations for Faro Wealth, Beacon Insurance, and Faro FX clients. Additionally, she is licensed in Texas for property & casualty insurance.

In her spare time, you will catch her at movie night with her two daughters, or watching a good Houston Texans game with her husband!

Guadalupe Vazquez

Business Development Associate

Guadalupe has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration concentration in Marketing from Texas A&M International University. She holds five years of experience in customer service.

In 2021, Guadalupe joined Faro as a Business Development Associate and assisted Faro Wealth, Faro Factoring, Faro FX, and Beacon Insurance with day-to-day customer service. Her goal is to provide the best customer service to our clients and implement marketing and advertising ideas that deliver value to the business.

Out of work, she enjoys spending time with her son and family or watching series.

Ana Paula Vazquez

Client Associate

Ana Paula has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. while pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University, she was part of a Reynolds & Reynolds Sales Leadership Institute.

She worked at Dell Technologies as a Small Business Advisor, where she created her pipeline of customers and provided individualized services to each customer. In 2021, Ana Paula joined Faro Factoring as a Client Associate, where she does invoice and payment processing and provides customer assistance.

Regina Flores

Staff Accountant

Regina has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Texas A&M International University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Professional Accountancy. She worked at M. Mares & Associates for a year where she handled all bookkeeping aspects on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis and prepared individual, corporation, and partnership tax returns with compliance with US federal and state law.  In 2021, Regina joined Faro Companies as our staff accountant. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, and playing golf.

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