Luther Garcia is an Operating Partner of Washington, DC-based Connected Ventures, LLC. Connected Ventures is a venture catalyst company that owns and operates companies in the real estate, financial services, marketing, mobile & e-commerce, and procurement markets; as well as making strategic investments to provide sales and marketing, product development, and operational leadership across its portfolio companies. In his current role, Luther Garcia provides strategic guidance to Connected Ventures’ portfolio companies, while operating at an executive level within each of the company’s businesses.
Luther Garcia has served as the President & CEO of ECS Global/Energy Conservation & Supply, Inc. (ECS) since he led its acquisition by Finnergy Global in the Summer of 2013. From 2010-2013 Mr. Garcia served as the CEO and co-founder of Finnergy USA. From 2005-2010 Mr. Garcia was a partner in Globant (GLOB:NYSE) where he helped deliver over $50 million in sales.
From 2003-2005 Mr. Garcia was the Global Head of Technical Architecture for Lastminute.com which delivered over $2 billion in annual sales of travel-related products in the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, and Italy. From 1999-2003, Mr. Garcia was a founding partner of Sophos Partners.
From 1996-1998, Mr. Garcia was Vice President of Engineering & Co-Founder of Grey Peak Technologies (GPT) a network integration technology company which was sold to US Web for $100 million dollars in 1998. From 1993-1996, Mr. Garcia provided technical security and network consulting to AT&T, Sprint, and Credit Suisse First Boston.
From 1988-1993, Mr. Garcia was a Cryptologist/PALADIN for the Naval Security Group at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he participated in a number of combat missions during Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm.