Who We Are

Who We Are


Faro FX is built on a foundation of deep market knowledge and expertise. We have extensive experience working closely with corporate treasury departments and delivering high-level FX and payment solutions. We pride ourselves on simplifying and resolving our clients’ complex global payments and FX requirements.

Manuel Garcia Mier Y Teran

Head of FX

Manuel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). He worked in Grupo Financiero BASE for 9 years as a Senior Financial Advisor in the Specialized Banking Division operating FX and derivatives, servicing Mexican and international corporate clients. He obtained the AMIB Figura III license as a registered representative in Mexico to operate in the capital markets. Manuel holds an MBA from EGADE Business School and spent a semester in ESSEC Business School pursuing a Master in Strategy & Management of International Business.

Manuel joined FARO to head the FX division and advise clients on wealth management strategies helping them to achieve their financial goals.

Rafael Gutierrez Nieto


Rafael is a partner and co-founder of FARO Wealth. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Science in Finance from Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Rafael began his career at Falcon International Bank and LPL Financial. While there, he obtained his Series 7 and Series 66 licenses and assumed duties that ranged from portfolio management to equity and bond portfolio analysis.

Rafael’s career advanced when he was hired to join Jack Avigael’s team at Merrill Lynch. During his six-year tenure there, he managed Ultra High Net Worth accounts for domestic and international clients and was instrumental in growing the Laredo office assets under management and production.

Immediately following his time at Merrill, Rafael ventured into the independent realm of investment management. Co-founding AlphaPoint Investment Management, Rafael gained extensive knowledge of the financial services infrastructure and the flexibility available to independent advisors. After refining his business approach and aligning with partners who shared a common vision, Rafael co-founded FARO Wealth in 2013.

Alejandra Cadena

Lead Client Associate

Alejandra is magna cum laude alumna from Texas A&M International University holding a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and perusing a Master’s in Business Administration with a concertation in International Business. She holds nine years of customer service, marketing, and business operations experience.

In 2016, Alejandra joined Faro Companies as a client associate. She currently runs day-to-day operations for Faro Wealth, Beacon Insurance, and FaroFX clients. Additionally, she is licensed in Texas for property & casualty insurance.

In her spare time, you will catch her on movie night with her two daughters, or watching a good Houston Texans game with her husband!

Renata Ramirez Quintanar

Service Associate

Renata has an associate’s degree in Economics and International Business from the International Business and Management Institute of Germany. She worked as a Paralegal in Mexico City for three years where she serviced large multinational corporations. She is currently enrolled in Laredo College pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

In December 2020, Renata joined Faro FX as a client associate where her goal is to offer the best service to our clients and to continue learning every day!

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