Santiago was raised in Mexico City and studied economics and business management at Universidad Iberoamericana. 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 Mexican cuisine in New York was not representative of the contemporary dishes that Chefs were creating in Mexico’s culinary hotspots. He developed an appreciation for global tastes through time spent in Madrid, Paris, and London. 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. Cosme was named number one best restaurant in New York by The New York Times and is currently ranked number 25 Best Restaurant in the World in San Pellegrino's World’s 50 Best list. Also opened ATLA in Noho, a more casual approach to mexican cuisine. Gomez is focused on key customer and corporate relations as well as the expansion of ATLA and Cosme.