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Biographies

Beacon Insurance is a locally-owned full-service independent agency that offers personal and commercial lines insurance products. We thoroughly evaluate client needs and risk to provide quality insurance coverage and services.

Susana Calderon Guajardo

Insurance Specialist

Susana graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She achieved success in her career in the multi-family and student housing sectors holding various naturally progressing positions during her tenure overseeing multiple assets and leading cross-functional teams dispersed across the United States.

Upon relocating back to Texas, Susana received her certification in Health and Life Insurance in 2018 and joined Aflac Insurance where she has achieved an impressive client base and portfolio of accounts. Susana’s natural strengths in leadership and development allowed her to assemble a team of successful benefit advisors which resulted in an expansion of her district and adding value to the company by expanding her service to local businesses with insurance needs in the community.

Susana joins Beacon Insurance adding value to the company by bringing in her expertise in Health and Life benefits for clients. Susana obtained her certification for her license in Property and Casualty insurance in 2022, in an effort to offer a better range of products for Beacon’s clientele.

Alejandra Cadena

Insurance Specialist | Lead Service Associate

Alejandra is magna cum laude alumna from Texas A&M International University holding a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and perusing a Master’s in Business Administration with a concertation in International Business. She holds nine years of customer service, marketing, and business operations experience.

In 2016, Alejandra joined Faro Companies as a client associate. She currently runs day-to-day operations for Faro Wealth, Beacon Insurance, and Faro FX clients. Additionally, she is licensed in Texas for property & casualty insurance.

In her spare time, you will catch her on movie night with her two daughters, or watching a good Houston Texans game with her husband!

Sofía Rodríguez Rexach

Client Associate | Marketer

Sofía has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Advertising from the University of Puerto Rico. Since 2014, she worked at Bella Group as the Digital Marketing Analyst. In 2017, Sofía stumbled across a new adventure when she moved to Laredo, TX. Motivated by learning and succeeding, she joined Beacon Insurance in August 2020 as a client associate and marketer. She has gained genuine interest in the insurance industry and has begun the process to get P&C licensed.

Sofía enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves reading non-fiction and fiction books.

Rafael Gutierrez Nieto

Managing Agent | Partner

Rafael is a partner and co-founder of FARO Wealth. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Science in Finance from Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Rafael began his career at Falcon International Bank and LPL Financial. While there, he obtained his Series 7 and Series 66 licenses and assumed duties that ranged from portfolio management to equity and bond portfolio analysis.

Rafael’s career advanced when he was hired to join Jack Avigael’s team at Merrill Lynch. During his six-year tenure there, he managed Ultra High Net Worth accounts for domestic and international clients and was instrumental in growing the Laredo office assets under management and production.

Immediately following his time at Merrill, Rafael ventured into the independent realm of investment management. Co-founding AlphaPoint Investment Management, Rafael gained extensive knowledge of the financial services infrastructure and the flexibility available to independent advisors. After refining his business approach and aligning with partners who shared a common vision, Rafael co-founded FARO Wealth in 2013.

Securities offered through Kovack Securities, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. 6451 N. Federal Highway, Suite 1201, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 (954) 782-4771. Advisory Services offered through Kovack Advisors, Inc. Faro Wealth and Beacon Insurance are not affiliated with Kovack Securities, Inc. or Kovac Advisors, Inc. Rafael Gutierrez is registered in CA, DE, FL, NY and TX

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