Santiago Gomez, 29, was raised in Mexico City and studied economics and business management at Universidad Iberoamericana and Harvard University. As an investment banker for UBS in New York, he advised restaurant groups on acquisitions and expansion strategies in the U.S. and Latin America. During this time he felt that that Mexican cuisine in New York was not representative of the contemporary dishes that Chefs were actually creating in the culinary hotspots of Mexico. He developed his appreciation for global tastes through time spent in Madrid, Paris, and London, and maintains avid support of Mexican wines and gastronomy. Alongside his business partner Santiago Perez, Gomez gave birth to Cosme when they both flew to Mexico to recruit and partner with Chef Enrique Olvera. Gomez is focused on key customer and corporate relations as well as the expansion of Cosme.