Martin Garcia


From 1981 through 1995, Mr. Garcia practiced law and was a partner in two premier law firms. From 1992 through 1998, he owned and operated a successful private equity investment company. Since then he has managed his family’s capital by investing in a very low turnover, concentrated portfolio of public securities.

Mr. Garcia has served on the board of a NASDAQ and three New York Stock Exchange companies, where he served as the chairman of the audit committee, governance committee, finance committee and compensation committee. He is past Chairman of the Investment Advisory Council for the Florida Pension fund System, which oversees over $160 billion in investment assets. He has served on a number of nonprofit and government agency boards.  He also founded and funded his family’s charitable foundation.

Mr. Garcia graduated with a B.A. in accounting from the University of South Florida and with a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Gates Garcia

President & CEO

Gates manages the overall operations of his family-office with a primary focus on his family’s investments. In addition, he serves as a Director for the Garcia Family Foundation. He presents and participates on panels nationally on topics related to managing a family-office.

Prior to joining his family in business, he spent his career at Raymond James Financial where he served as a Vice President.

Gates serves on the board for The Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America in addition to other board and leadership positions in organizations involved in private equity, philanthropy, education, and public policy.

Gates is a Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow. He earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation from the Investment Management Consultant Association at the Wharton School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania. Gates also earned his Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA) designation from the Investments and Wealth Institute at the Booth School of Business, the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Investments & Wealth Institute.

Gates graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he captained the football team. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Florida.

He is happily married to his college sweetheart. They live in Tampa, Florida and have three young children. Gates and his wife strive to lead a life guided by their Catholic faith and they are actively involved in their church. When he is not consumed by his favorite activity—time with his family—he enjoys reading and exercising.


Garrett Garcia

Vice President & CFO

Mr. Garcia is the Chief Financial Officer of Pinehill Capital and President of the Garcia Family Foundation. He is responsible for all aspects of operating the foundation. He is a frequent speaker at philanthropy conferences and has published articles on the subject of best practices for family foundations.

Prior to joining his family office, Mr. Garcia worked at Raymond James Bank where his responsibilities included consulting clients about desirable liquidity levels and assisting them in developing strategic borrowing plans. He holds an MBA in finance from the University of Tampa and a BA in economics from Wofford College.

He enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle with his family that includes fishing and camping. His family is active in their church.