Rafael G. “Rafa” Garza is a Board Member for Vantage Bank Texas and a Board Member for Vantage Bancorp, Inc. He is the founder and managing director of Bravo Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on providing capital to small and middle market companies serving the US Hispanic and Mexico markets. For the past 15 years, Mr. Garza has worked with or invested in businesses benefiting from the U.S. Hispanic and Mexican market growth and serves on the board of several private companies including Border Media Partners and Waldos Holdings, LLC. Mr. Garza is a member of the New American Alliance which is dedicated to increasing access to capital for Hispanic companies and serves on board of advisors of The Marathon Club an organization focused on entrepreneurial deal making in Americas Emerging Domestic Market. Mr. Garza’s community involvement includes serving as trustee of Texas Christian University, trustee of Cook Children’s Foundation, board member of Lena Pope Home and trustee of Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Mr. Garza earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting degree from Texas Christian University.