Senior Managing Director
Gary Trujillo has over 25 years of merchant banking experience, specializing in Investment banking and early stage Venture Capital Markets. Prior to founding Garcia Trujillo, he founded Southwest Harvard Group in 1990 and has served as the firm’s president and CEO.
In 1983, Mr. Trujillo began his career in investment banking as a financial analyst with Salomon Brothers, Inc. in New York City. He later joined RBC Dain Rauscher as an investment banker in public finance. He subsequently served as a staff assistant to L. William Seidman, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Resolution Trust Corporation in Washington D.C.
Mr. Trujillo led Southwest Harvard Group’s Venture Capital efforts throughout the 1990s, when SHG purchased, invested or created companies in the following industries: Manufacturing, Medical Research, Pre-paid Cellular Phone business, Real Estate Asset Management, Performing/Non Performing Loans, Construction Project Management and Money Management. In 1999, while continuing his management oversight of SHG, Mr. Trujillo joined the Internet Company Quepasa.com, Inc. as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. While at Quepasa.com he led both the completion of a $55 million initial public offering for the company and the assemblage of an independent world-class Board of Directors.
Mr. Trujillo received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He also holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Arizona State University. He currently serves on the boards of Wells Fargo Bank-Desert Region and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona and is a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO).