In May, Mexico is in the spotlight. Latam Startup will present next Friday, 3 June (from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM) the case study of: Softtek, CEO US & Canada Marcos Jimenez is speaking that night to share his experience scaling up business. It will be a night of networking between the Toronto and Mexican tech community. Spaces are limited.

Marcos Jimenez currently serves as CEO for Softtek USA and Canada. He  joined Softtek in 1992, and quickly became a partner to later become a key executive for Softtek’s international growth. This entrepreneurial effort provoked a domino effect in his professional career,  contributing significantly to various Softtek milestones in his more than 20 years with the company. During this journey, he has held various challenging roles: In 1994 he founded Softtek Peru, the first international business unit of Softtek; in 1996 he was one of the Founders of Softtek USA and regional Director for the central and southeast regions; in 2000 he negotiated a joint venture with Telmex to found SigmaTao, a software company based out of Mexico, becoming also its COO for two years. In 2002 Marcos was elected SVP of business development for Softtek USA; in 2004 he founded Softtek Europe through a joint venture with Spanish Bank Caixa Galicia, and was appointed CEO of Softtek Europe in 2007.  Since 2010 has been leading Softtek’s most important market, as CEO of Softtek USA and Canada, which also encompasses overseeing operations in India and China.

Marcos has been recognized as one of the  “100 Most Influential Hispanic IT Executives” in the US for the past four years by the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) and was ranked among the top positions in Nearshore Americas’ 2011 Power 50 list.

Marcos is an active participant in prestigious events, including most recently in Financial Times’ “Trade Links with the New Latin America.” His thought leadership has been featured in Alliance Magazine, exclusive edition of The US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, where he is a board member. He is also a key board member of HITEC. He holds a B.A. in Electronic Engineering from UAM (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana).

This meetup is host by LatAm Startups in association with Mexico-Canada Alliance of Commerce and Startup Toronto.

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WHERE: MC Law Office – 43 Front Street E. Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B3 – View Map