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About Us

TEAM

Meet a team you can trust.

The team at Banorte Securities is passionate about their work and strive to create a comfortable, educational environment to clients and fellow employees. Our experienced financial advisors make the investment process simple and enjoyable, guiding clients with expertise built on years of experience. No matter your financial goals, our team will be there to advise and support throughout your journey – always with a smile.

Xavier E. Ibarrola

Chief Executive Officer

Xavier Ibarrola is the Chief Executive Officer of Banorte Securities International. Leading the transformation of the company’s U.S. presence, Ibarrola managed the relocation of the U.S. headquarters to Houston, recruited an exceptional leadership team and forged innovative partnerships to expand the firm’s digital offerings for clients.

Ibarrola came to Banorte Securities from the BBVA Group where he spent more than 20 years in investments and financial management positions, driving operational and financial improvement across multinational organizations. Ibarrola earned his bachelor’s in business administration from the University of the Incarnate Word as well as a master’s in business administration from The University of Houston. He resides in Houston, Texas with his family.

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Fernando Garza

Chief Financial Officer, Comptroller

William Cathriner

Chief Compliance Officer

Antonio Teruggi

Commercial Director / Sr. Reg. Rep. and Fin Advisor

Juan Medina

Chief Investment Officer / Products and Strategy

Jorge Ibarra

Chief Operations Officer

Luis Alejandre

Chief AML Officer

Team of Financial Experts

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Julio Gil

Sr. Registered Representative/ Sr. Financial Advisor

Ricardo Roche

Sr. Registered Representative/ Sr. Financial Advisor

Aaron Buitron

Sr. Registered Representative/ Sr. Financial Advisor

Victor H. Bujanda

Sr. Registered Representative/ Sr. Financial Advisor

Laura C. Raab

Registered Representative/ Financial Advisor

Mario Hank

Registered Representative/ Financial Advisor

Danielle Garcia

Client Service Associate

Lorena Reyes-Retana

Client Service Associate

Associates

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Armando Aguilar

Accounting Associate

Marcela Cuevas

AML Associate

Aidee Flores

HR and Office Administrative Manager

Dayan Vargas

Operations Manager

Eduardo Herrera

Operations Associate

Michelle Garcia

Operations Associate

Roman Ayala

Operations Associate

Carlos Vesga

IT Manager

Enrique Zúñiga

IT Associate

Andrea Ridgway

Internal Control Specialist

Danniel Fernandez

AML Analyst

Sofia de los Santos

Operations Associate

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Fernando Garza

Chief Financial Officer, Comptroller

Fernando Garza is Banorte Securities International’s Chief Financial Officer and Enterprise Risk Executive.  He is responsible for ensuring that the entities financial statements are prepared in accordance with accounting standards and regulatory requirements.  Additionally, Fernando oversees the entity’s internal control structure, ensuring that the firm’s activity is carried out in a controlled and effective manner.

Fernando brings 20 plus years of experience in executive level audit roles in financial services, is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.  He started his career at KPMG before moving to BBVA where he spent 18 years in leadership roles.  Fernando received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio and his MBA from Rice University in Houston.

William Cathriner

Chief Compliance Officer

Bill Cathriner is the Chief Compliance Officer of Banorte Securities International and Banorte Asset Management. He has spent 20 years in compliance leadership roles, working with companies such as the INVESCO funds group, Actinver Securities, and the BBVA Group. Bill is a Series 24 and Series 27 licensed principal and an Arbitrator for Industry for FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). He has provided expert witness testimony in securities-related cases and spoken at industry conferences on securities topics. Bill holds a Bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and also attended the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain.

Antonio Teruggi

Commercial Director / Sr. Reg. Rep. and Fin Advisor

Antonio Teruggi is the Senior Vice President & Branch Manager of Banorte Securities International. Teruggi is part of the Private Banking Sales Team and has more than 21 years of senior and management experience in the financial sector in private banking, trading desk and analysis departments. Teruggi earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Instituto Tecnologico y Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

Juan Medina

Chief Investment Officer / Products and Strategy

Juan Medina is the Chief Investment Officer/Products and Strategy of Banorte Securities International. As head of Products & Strategy operations, he has led the development of the first digital solution for Banorte Securities International clients.

With more than 15 years of experience in corporate finance and investments, Juan is passionate about working with clients and colleagues to build solutions that help families and corporations preserve and grow their wealth. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from EAFIT in Medellín, Colombia as well as a Master of Science in Financial Markets from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Juan is a member of the CFA Association of Houston and resides in League City, Texas with his family.

Jorge Ibarra

Chief Operations Officer

Jorge Ibarra is the Chief Operations Officer of Banorte Securities International, bringing more than 25 years of experience from different international broker-dealers. Jorge is highly analytical and focused on the company’s needs, constantly seeking ways to create efficiencies in internal processes as well as provide employees with the best tools for decision-making.

Jorge earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) and is FINRA Series 7, Series 24 and Series 27 certified. He lives in Houston, Texas and is passionate about sports.

Luis Alejandre

Chief AML Officer

Luis Alejandre is the Chief Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Officer of Banorte Securities International with 14 years of experience in the AML, audit, and compliance industry. Serving in multiple AML management roles in the past, Luis has been instrumental in developing effective AML programs for various other business sectors including banking, money service businesses, mortgage lenders and other broker-dealers. In 2010, Luis became a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), and in 2017, he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas where he resides with his family.

 

Julio Gil

Sr. Registered Representative/ Sr. Financial Advisor

Julio Gil was born in Monterrey, Mexico and holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and System Engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). Julio has been working with Grupo Financiero Banorte since 2000 and joined Banorte Private Banking as an International Specialist in 2004.

Ricardo Roche

Sr. Registered Representative/ Sr. Financial Advisor

Ricardo Roche was born in Merida, Mexico and raised in Cancun, Mexico. He earned an Economics degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan in 2000 and launched his career soon after, serving wealth management accounts in Mexico. Ricardo has worked for Banorte since 2008 and holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses. After living in New York, he and his family moved to The Woodlands, Texas in 2019.

Aaron Buitron

Sr. Registered Representative/ Sr. Financial Advisor

Born in Saltillo Coahuila, México, Aaron Buitron has worked at Grupo Financiero Banorte since 1996, starting with Casa de Bolsa Banorte before joining Banorte Securities International in 2014. With 26 years of industry experience, Aaron earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engieering from ITESM in 1985 and holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses.

Victor H. Bujanda

Sr. Registered Representative/ Sr. Financial Advisor

Victor H. Bujanda is a Senior Financial Advisor with more than 20 years of experience in the international financial markets. His focus has been the creation and implementation of diversified investment portfolios for high-net-worth individuals in strict adherence to the client’s risk profile. Victor holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Dallas and an MBA in Corporate Finance from the same institution.

Laura C. Raab

Registered Representative/ Financial Advisor

Laura was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico and attended Alexander von Humboldt, Deutsche Schule. She moved to the United States during her high school years and acquired her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Marketing from the University of Houston. Laura holds the Series 7, 63, 6, and 65 securities registration, the Texas Life and Health insurance license and brings 18 years of experience to Banorte Securities International. Previously, she worked at UBS Financial Services, Merrill Lynch and BBVA Bancomer as part of their Wealth Management teams. Throughout the years, Laura has facilitated financial planning with high-net-worth domestic and offshore clients and is known to come up with innovative ideas that take client services and care to a whole new level.

Mario Hank

Registered Representative/ Financial Advisor

Mario Hank is a Broker-Dealer who works with Banorte Securities International. Born in Mexico City, but raised in the United States and Switzerland, Mario has a deep understanding and appreciation for many cultures and societies and is eager to help navigate his clients through the intricacies of international investments and procedures. A huge fan of technology, he studied Computer Science at the University of San Diego and worked as a System Administrator for more than four years at a major company. Mario started his career in finance more than five years ago working for Banorte Securities International in New York and has since received his FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses. He now resides in Houston, Texas with his wife after helping Banorte Securities International relocate and expand their U.S. headquarters from New York City.