TIGER 21 Names Charles Garcia New Chair of Miami Group
Miami, FL July 4, 2011 – TIGER 21, the premier peer-to-peer learning group for high net worth investors
in North America, announced today that entrepreneur, best-selling author and leading business advisor
Charles P. Garcia has been named the new chair of its Miami group. Garcia is CEO of Garcia Trujillo, a
consulting, merchant banking and venture capital firm that focuses on the global Hispanic market.
With the appointment of Garcia, TIGER 21 looks to focus its effort on the high net worth investors in South
Florida, including the large population of Hispanic wealthy. TIGER 21 established its first Sunshine State
group in 2007. It has groups in ten other cities across North America.
Garcia, who graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and earned a master’s degree in public
administration from the University of Oklahoma as well as a law degree from Columbia Law School, was
selected as one of 14 White House Fellows in 1988 at the age of 27. In 1997, at the age of 36, he founded a
global business that was ranked eighth on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in
the country. Hispanic Business identified Garcia as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United
States, and Univision Television selected him for their series Orgullo Hispano (Hispanic Pride), which
spotlights Hispanics who have made an exceptional impact on the culture and life of American society.
In addition to his White House Fellowship, Garcia also received two presidential appointments: to serve on
a national education commission, and as chairman of the U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors, which
oversees all operations at the military academy. Additionally, the governor of Florida appointed him to
serve as the only Hispanic member of the state’s Board of Education. Garcia has worked in four presidential
administrations and has advised a Cabinet secretary, a governor, and a former NATO Supreme Allied
Commander on diverse issues ranging from education, drug interdiction, Latin American politics, counter
insurgency training, and more. A highly decorated military officer, Garcia was tapped to be the behind-thedesk
military analyst for Telemundo during the Iraq War and has appeared as a commentator on Crossfire,
Fox News, CNN,CBS, Univision, CNN en Español, and The Cristina Show.
He currently serves on two Fortune 500 company boards—the board of directors of the Winn Dixie
Stores, Inc. and an advisory board of Aetna—and has become a highly sought-after speaker, presenting
talks on leadership at Fortune 500 companies, professional associations, government agencies, and other
“We’ve truly found an inspiring chair in Charles Garcia. He has had a remarkable career and is extremely
accomplished, yet shows no signs of slowing down. We are very pleased that he has agreed to involve TIGER
21 in his professional life,” said Jonathan Kempner, president of TIGER 21. “We think our members in
South Florida will benefit greatly from someone who has worked with many of the world’s most respected
leaders and launched his own successful global firm. Charles has been inspiring people throughout his
career and will no doubt continue to do so with TIGER 21.”
“Connecting the right people, to information and ideas is critical,” said Garcia. “I’ve worked with some of
the savviest entrepreneurs and business leaders as they grapple with the issues that can make or break
a business, and now I’ll be able to help them become disciplined managers of their hard-earned wealth.
TIGER 21 has truly created a unique platform for high net worth investors to harness the varied expertise
and collective intelligence of the group.”
TIGER 21, an acronym for The Investment Group for Enhanced Results in the 21st Century, harnesses the
collective intelligence of the super-affluent, who meet monthly in groups of 10 to 14 people to exchange
investment ideas and share personal experiences on a broad range of wealth-related issues. Frequent
topics include wealth preservation, issues of wealth transference, and investment strategies, as well as
family dynamics influenced by wealth.
About TIGER 21
TIGER 21 (The Investment Group for Enhanced Results in the 21st Century) is North America’s premier
peer-to-peer learning network for high net worth investors. TIGER 21 has more than 180 Members who
collectively manage approximately $15 billion in investable assets and have been entrepreneurs, inventors
and top executives. TIGER 21 focuses on improving investment acumen as well as exploring common
issues of wealth preservation, estate planning and family dynamics beyond finance. Founded in 1999,
TIGER 21 is headquartered in New York City and has groups in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco,
San Diego, Miami, Washington, DC, and Dallas, as well as Canadian groups in Vancouver, Toronto,
Calgary and Montreal. More information can be found at www.tiger21.com.