CFO, Co-Founder, Board Member
Originally from Yuma, Arizona, Mr. Garcia now resides in Naples, Florida where he is a portfolio manager at Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc., the manager of the Ave Maria Mutual Funds.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Garcia spent several years investing in both the public and private markets. Additionally, Mr. Garcia worked in the New York City office of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of CIBC World Markets. Before attending business school, Mr. Garcia worked for the agribusiness company, Cargill, and held management positions in three locations throughout the United States. Mr. Garcia also worked as a specialist in the North American procurement department of Diageo.
Mr. Garcia holds an M.B.A from The Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from The University of Arizona.
Mr. Garcia has strong ties to the migrant community as his father worked as a migrant worker in his youth before ultimately saving enough money for a down payment on his own citrus farm, fulfilling his American Dream. This dedication served as an inspiration to Chadd. In addition to working with The Rising Farmworker Dream Fund, Mr. Garcia is a Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and serves as a mentor to the Immokalee Foundation.