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Mr. Garcia joined Green Park & Golf Ventures at its inception and has been instrumental in the evolution of the firm since the first investment.  He leads GPG’s financing and portfolio strategy efforts as well as overseeing fund management. Further, Mr. Garcia is active in the Dallas startup community, serving as a mentor for SMU MBA students and on the mentoring and selection committees for multiple incubator and accelerator efforts in Dallas.

As a Partner at Green Park and Golf Ventures, Mr. Garcia has participated in the evaluation of and investment in just under 100 healthcare and technology companies. He is a co-founder of Dallas based Health Wildcatters (, a healthcare focused business accelerator that has graduated 8 classes of accelerated companies who have collectively raised over $200 million in capital investments in the last eight years. Mr. Garcia has prior operational, financial, and investment management experience at FedEx, Bold Ventures, and Lone Star Investment Advisors. Mr. Garcia received his MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas with concentrations in both Finance and Strategy & Entrepreneurship, as well as a specialization in Alternative Asset Management. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a second major in Sociology.

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