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.

Edgar Luengo

Senior FX Specialist

Edgar Luengo is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience in the payments and banking industry. Leveraging their expertise in foreign exchange, particularly in promoting various currencies and FX products, Edgar joins Faro FX as a Senior Foreign Exchange Specialist.
He holds a Master of Business Administration in International Business, demonstrating a commitment to staying ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving financial landscape. Previously, he held the position of AVP FX Senior Banker at Vantage Bank for over a decade, consistently praised for his amazing attitude and strong customer service skills.
Originally from Reynosa, Edgar deeply understands the importance of international finance to the Laredo community. Having recently relocated, Edgar is eager to leverage their expertise and experience to serve Faro FX’s customers.

Ruperto Villarreal

FX Specialist

Ruperto has a degree in Business Administration from the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas. He has over 19 years of experience in foreign exchange and stock market consulting. Ruperto obtained the AMIB figure III license to operate capital markets. Today, he works at Faro FX as a specialist helping companies with their foreign exchange financial needs.

Renata Ramirez Quintanar

Head of Business Development

Renata is a native of Mexico City, and she worked with a large legal firm as a paralegal assistant. She currently resides in Laredo, TX, where she earned her degree in Economics and International Business. She has worked in the foreign exchange industry for three years in several positions. She began her career with Faro FX as a Client Associate in 2020. She moved to Washington, D.C., to work for the corporate office, Monex USA, as an FX Operations Specialist in 2022. She has since returned to work for Faro Companies as Head of Business Development, where her main goal is to develop and maintain client relationships with all of the business divisions. 

Besides Renata’s passion for finance, she has enjoyed synchronized swimming since she was eight years old. She still practices in her free time and loves to travel.

Alejandra Castaneda

Client Associate

Alejandra Castañeda has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has worked in different corporations and facilities where she built relations and adequate skills. Alejandra joined Faro Fx in 2022 and will provide the best service to our clients.

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!

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.

Mayra Becerra-Alanis

Marketing Coordinator

Mayra leverages her Bachelor of Arts in Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia from The University of Texas at San Antonio in her current role as Marketing Coordinator at Faro Companies, a leader in innovative solutions across diverse industries. Her responsibilities include crafting and executing marketing campaigns and strategies, utilizing her strong communication and organizational skills alongside proficiency in various content creation platforms. Prior to joining Faro Companies in 2024, Mayra gained experience as an Account Manager at Auto Transportes Alanis S.A. DE C.V. There, she built strong client relationships and consistently delivered high-quality solutions aligned with organizational goals.

A passionate learner, Mayra thrives in collaborative environments and is always eager to acquire new skills and technologies. This dedication extends to her personal life, where she values spending quality time with family and friends.

Irazu Caballero

Front Desk Representative

Since 2018, Irazú has passionately immersed herself in the realms of human development, emotional management, and personal growth, committing to both learning and sharing her insights with others. By exploring various aspects of natural medicine and alternative therapies, she has gained the expertise needed to provide valuable assistance and encouragement to numerous individuals on their personal paths. Concurrently, Irazú actively collaborated with the Social Economic Networkers team, participating in network marketing to expand her skills and connections.

To stay up-to-date in this constantly evolving landscape, Irazú consistently attends and participates in conferences, seminars, and leadership training programs, continuously refining her abilities and expanding her knowledge. Her dedication led her to complete comprehensive training as a Life Coach in 2023, arming herself with a diverse toolkit to empower and elevate human potential.

Irazú joined Faro Companies in 2023 as a client associate aiming to deliver exceptional service to clients characterized by warmth and quality. During her leisure time, Irazú finds joy in nature, painting, and practicing meditation.

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