Tiger Garcia

University of Strathclyde Postgraduate Award - Financial Technology

Trading the iconic Golden Gate Bridge of California’s Bay Area for the historic castles of Glasgow, Tiger is eager to begin life in Scotland. A proud graduate of University of California, Davis, he earned his degree in Managerial Economics while playing Division I Football. Though he began his career as a walk-on, Tiger became Team Captain, starting Defensive Back, and Academic-All American. He balanced his life as a student-athlete while serving as President of Athlete's in Action, a faith-based club on campus. Upon graduation, he moved to Silicon Valley to work for Apple in their Worldwide Finance Department. Shortly after, he married and began working in portfolio management for a boutique investment firm in San Francisco. When he arrived, Penserra managed $3.5 billion, and within 4 months of joining, Garcia helped double that figure to over $7 billion. Scotland’s rapidly growing hub for FinTech start-ups has Tiger especially excited to study Financial Technology at the University of Strathclyde. He looks forward to an unforgettable time learning how automation is transforming the financial sector while traveling on the weekends, competing in intramural sports, making new friends, and embracing the surrounding community.