Javier Loya is a Houston businessman who co-founded OTC Global Holdings. This organization is a commodity brokerage and now the largest independent interdealer in the world. He serves as the co-CEO and chairman of OTCGH. Loya was educated at Columbia University where he received a degree in political science. While in college, he played football for the Columbia Lions as a defensive end and linebacker. He was a varsity letterman and in 1990, was named as an Honorable Mention All-Ivy League team member.
Over the years, Loya has been recognized for his leadership and business capabilities with numerous prestigious awards. In 2002, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named him Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2007, he was honored as an “Emerging Leader” by the Greater Houston Partnership. He has also received the Ernst & Young award.
Javier Loya has a great passion for the game of football and is currently a minority owner of the Houston Texans. He actively participates in the Greater Houston Football Senior Showcase, an organization that generates $100 million in scholastic aide for worthy students. Along with several other investors, he developed his own brand of tequila in 2019. The tequila is called Veneno and was introduced to the market by actor, Danny Trejo.
Loya grew up in El Paso, Texas in a big family. His parents were major influences in his life as they demonstrated the returns of hard work, honesty and integrity. Javier Loya is married to Lucinda Vincent-Loya. The couple has two children.