Futures At

Fullerton and Cypress Colleges


Paul Garza, Jr.


Angel Strategies, LLC

Tustin, CA

Paul Garza is an Executive-in-Residence with Angel Strategies, LLC a private investment firm focusing on equity funding for early stage companies. Angel Strategies has an international network of 226 investors and an affiliated with a wide range of investment funds. Paul Garza leads the firmís efforts in the Latino market and community development.

Prior to joining Angel Strategies, Paul served as the Vice-President for Economic and Workforce Development at the Orange County Business Council for four years. He was responsible for developing a county wide economic development strategy and promoting Orange County as a premier business environment. While there he was initiated several major projects including Orange County Innovation Week and Latino Educational Attainment. Paul joined the Business Council following eight years as the Director of Economic Development for Rancho Santiago Community College District where he was acquired the grant for the Digital Media Center and, responsible for the Districtís efforts small business development, contract training, and several other programs providing services to business.

Paul has a wide background including community development, politics, education, association management and business. He has worked and/or consulted in El Salvador, India, Mexico, Oman and Saudi Arabia. He is long term resident of Fullerton and has a BA and MA from Cal-State University, Fullerton.


Orange County as a leading economic region for the industries of the 21st Century

The Orange County Business Council, through a variety of promotional and marketing programs, communicates the unique advantages of Orange County as a major international center of commerce. The emphasis of these efforts include:

  • Promoting Orange County as a desirable location for business expansion and location
  • Highlighting Orange County's core competencies:
        * Strategic location
        * Modern infrastructure
        * High quality educational opportunities at all levels
        * Highly trained workforce
        * Diversity
        * Outstanding quality of life