Meet our Board
Randy A. Garcia is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the oldest and largest Nevada based independent investment management consulting firm, The Investment Counsel Company. Mr. Garcia is an innovative leader in the investment management consulting industry. Since 1978, he has assisted affluent families, corporations, and endowments with establishing investment goals and risk parameters, structuring and implementing investment plans to match individual needs, and monitoring investment performance in relation to each clients’ stated objectives. The Investment Counsel Company has raised the standard of service for all institutional investors within the State of Nevada since its establishment in 1987.
Mr. Garcia has been recognized for his expertise and excellence over the last three decades by numerous financial industry publications including Money Magazine, Barron’s, Forbes, and Wealth Manager and Medical Economic magazines. He has been recognized by Barron’s, one of the leading publications in the financial industry, in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015 as the top financial advisor in Nevada and one of the top 1,200 financial advisors in the nation. In 2008 Barron’s Magazine listed him as one of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors in the nation. For many years, Medical Economics has acknowledged Mr. Garcia as one of the Top 150 Financial Advisors for Doctors. The Investment Counsel Company has raised the standard of service for all institutional investors within the State of Nevada since its establishment in 1987.
He formerly served as the first Chairman of the Education Committee for the Investment Management Consultants Association, an international organization of investment professionals engaged in investment management consulting, counseling, and advisory activities. His responsibilities included setting forth standards of industry professionalism and developing education programs for association members. In this role, he has been instrumental in raising the level of professional ethics for the investment industry across the financial services industry.
Mr. Garcia is an honors graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada’s first Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) and he has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA) designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies.
Mr. Garcia is currently serving the community in the following capacities: UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees, Chairman of UNLV Foundation Investment Committee, Member of the 2016 Presidential Debate Steering Committee, Board Director of the Council for a Better Nevada, Board Director for the Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, Executive Committee Member of the Las Vegas Area Council of the Boy Scouts, Member of the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce, and Honorary Commander for the Nellis Support Team. He formerly served as Chairman of the Nevada State Taxicab Authority (Governor Appointee) and on the Spending and Government Efficiency Commission, also as Governor Appointee.
In 2015 Mr. Garcia was honored by Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada with the Heart of Hope Award for his many contributions to their vital work in the community and honored by the Cultural Diversity Foundation with the Golden Hand Award for his support of numerous educational programs. The Latin Chamber of Commerce honored him in 2007 as the Hispanic of the Year for his philanthropic efforts and in 2009 he was honored with the Nevada State College President’s Award for his contributions to improving education.
In addition to his participation on many boards, Mr. Garcia initiated and, for more than a decade, underwrote the Latin Chamber of Commerce Annual Career Day. He has sponsored supplemental enrichment programs in the Clark County School District. He endeavors to support the community in ways which enhance the lives of under-privileged youth, with the goal of fostering positive, systemic change in Southern Nevada.