Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 3:48pm CDT | Modified: Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 4:09pm Former Ambassador Garza joins ViaNovo
San Antonio Business Journal
Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Antonio O. Garza has joined the management and communications consulting firm ViaNovo as a partner.
Garza will advise clients on high-stakes communications, policy and management issues and also chair the firm’s new business enterprise, ViaNovo Ventures — which partners with companies, investors and private equity funds on an entrepreneurial basis to help them achieve their business goals.
“Tony’s got a brilliant political and business mind and a stellar track record in the public and private arenas,” says Matthew Dowd, a founding partner of ViaNovo. “He has a deep understanding of the Latino market and its impact on business and politics on both sides of the border.”
Independent of his work with ViaNovo, Garza also announced that he has accepted a position as counsel to White & Case, a premiere global law firm. He says he will work with both firms as a way to “provide comprehensive multi-dimensional, multi-jurisdictional strategy and counsel” to clients in the U.S. and Latin America.
“Too often I’ve seen companies in the U.S. or Latin America move across borders without the necessary combination of aggressive legal representation, cultural know-how and communications strategy that is vital for long-term success,” Garza says.
ViaNovo has offices in Austin; Dallas; Washington, D.C.; Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico.
Garza served as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico from 2002 to 2009 and previously held statewide and local elected and appointed offices in Texas, including chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission. Former Ambassador Garza joins ViaNovo - San Antonio Business Journal: