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Meet our founder


Gustav V. Franco

Founder, Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Franco, a U.S. Army veteran, graduated with honors (cum laude) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Business Administration (concentrations in finance and economics).


Prior to founding Galápagos Advisors in 2003, Mr. Franco had a successful career as a Senior financial executive for a major multinational corporation, where he served as CFO of some of the firm’s major international subsidiaries, following which he joined one of Wall Street's five largest brokerage houses as Quantum Portfolio Manager.

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