Our mission is to provide an exceptional and evolving multi-family office
environment for our families, our employees, our business partners, and our
We strive to build and maintain a reputation for:
- Consistent superior risk-adjusted performance
- Exceptional client service
- The highest possible ethical standards
The characteristics of the Galapagos tortoise reflect our firm’s culture. The
Galapagos tortoise is steady, methodical, long-lasting, and grows to be of
material size. Its strong shell protects it during tough periods just as a
well-designed portfolio endures a hostile environment.
We aim to provide an exceptional multi-family office environment for each
of our stakeholders:
- For a select group of families, we focus on multi-generational objectives
that allows them to achieve their personal and financial goals. We aim to
exceed our clients’ expectations every day.
- We provide a stable, collegial boutique environment where service oriented
people with exceptional talent can achieve their personal and professional
- We strive to be a trusted and responsive partner to our various business
- We seek to be a highly regarded member of the community and strive to
contribute and give back in an effort to make our community strong and
Long-term success for our families requires long-term success for our
employees, our greatest asset. We are highly motivated, talented professionals
who aim to deliver excellent service to our clients. We are passionate about
maintaining a team-oriented, collaborative culture where our team members can
continuously learn, grow, and thrive. Because Galapagos is an
independent, privately owned firm, our team is both stable and focused on the
priorities of each individual client relationship. Our low client-to-staff ratio
ensures a high degree of individual service and confidentiality.
Galapagos Partners’ origins stretch back to thirty years when Stephen Lack
transitioned a now 85-year-old multi-generational family business with origins
in auto aftermarket products and services, into the Lack family office.
Approximately ten years later, Stephen became an outsourced Chief
Investment Officer for a significant Houston family with a range of diverse
Similar requests followed from other friends and families. This led Stephen
to further evolve the business by creating a separate legal entity with the goal
of becoming a full service multi-family office serving a small group of leading
Houston-based families. Today, Galapagos Partners, L. P. is a limited
partnership organized under the laws of the State of Texas and is registered
with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Registered Investment Advisor.
Galapagos Partners has deep ties to Houston. Our single Houston presence
allows us to deliver our services personally. Private ownership allows us to
retain our client focus and manage their investments for long-term,
multigenerational growth. Our local presence, network and reputation are
complimented by strong Wall Street and global money manager relationships. We
are a boutique practice with institutional firm talent.