44, married, father of two. Wireless industry veteran with over 20 years of experience.
Member of the Young Presidents' Organization, a worldwide association
of leaders and entrepreneurs under 45, recruited after ranking among
best Spanish telco executives by the financial newspaper El Economista,
2nd and 3rd sequentially in 2011 and 2012.
I have been working in technology almost two decades, last 17 years, on smartphones, mobile platforms and value added services.
In my latest tenure I worked as VP for BlackBerry. Joined BlackBerry
back in 2007, overseeing SouthWest territories in EMEA. Moved to US to
head LATAM north markets in my last assignment. Previously, I spent 9
years at Nokia in different roles.
I am a proud telecom engineer, post-educated at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and IE Business School.
As an entrepreneur led different start up initiatives since 2001 with
the advent of early mobile ecosystems, and remain adviser to some.
Served also as interim MD at ScrOOn, a social media tools creator,
throughout its acquisition by BlackBerry in 2013.
I currently invest & work as advisor, VC partner/practitioner and board observer in different companies & start ups.
I am a fellow member at the Spanish Internet Society Club and belong to the scientific committee of El Ser Creativo.
In the academic front, I was a visiting lecturer at Menendez Pelayo
University UIMP, the Digital Economy Institute ICEMD-ESIC and the
master program in Business & Telecom Law of the firm
Cremades&Calvo Sotelo in Spain.
My first computer was a Commodore 64 back in the 80s, a 64Kb RAM
machine running on a 1 MHz CPU. Avid assembler programmer I became an
amateur hacker at that time.
Hyperactive and extreme multitasker, I am proud finisher of Madrid's
marathon, blogger, writer, CNBC contributor & author at the
publishing house Plataforma Editorial.