Meet the Team

Aaron Chavez, Managing Partner

  • Aaron comes from a Wall Street background and served as an analyst and associate at Barclays Investment Bank in Manhattan. His work centered around equity capital markets and investor engagement for businesses across multiple industries including Financials, FinTech, and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (a cross-sector product) where he supported the raise of billions of dollars of capital over his tenure.
  • After leaving Barclays, Aaron founded Argent Strategies in 2019 which serves as a growth consulting firm focused on supporting Startups, Web3 Businesses, & Small Businesses across their business, financial, and capital raising needs.
  • In 2021, Aaron cofounded Dinerazo which provides financial literacy, investment education, and relevant financial solutions for the Hispanic community globally, and BR Wins which offers battle royale tournaments for cash prizes to gamers of every skill level
  • Aaron graduated with a degree in Finance from the W. P. Carey School of Business & Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University in 2016. While at Arizona State, he served as a Tillman Scholar, an active member of the Investment Banking Industry Scholars, and a founding father of the Pi Kappa Alpha ASU chapter.

Alex McElfish, Partner

  • Alex comes from an Engineering background with a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from Oregon State University. His work in the Biotech industry was centered on early-stage companies focused on growing and scaling.
  • After being exposed to Operations and Finance within these companies, he decided to further his education by obtaining his Master of Science in Finance from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. While at W.P. Carey, he was chosen by the University to be a part of the Student Leadership Council and graduated as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business honor society
  • Alex has since moved to the Miami area and joined the Argent team focusing on Florida, Arizona, and Oregon-based entrepreneurs. In January 2021 Alex received his Series 65 License and cofounded Dinerazo, serving as the company’s Chief Compliance Officer. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing, gaming, and off-roading.
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