I admire business owners whose entrepreneurial abilities shape their role as the bedrock of their communities.
I grew up in Arlington, Virginia. As a mechanical and aeronautical engineer, I started my career working on commercial jets from Embraer in Brazil. In 2006, I started a technical engineering consulting firm in the UK. In parallel, I also worked with Airbus on their planes’ weather protection systems. During that moment, I initiated my entrepreneurial journey and a new world opened up in my life.
In 2011, I had the opportunity to volunteer at Endeavor - an American organization that is focused on helping entrepreneurs around the world, in Chile. There, I started an e-commerce company. My experience building the business pushed me to develop sales and marketing channels, build new technology, and grow revenue. More recently, I moved back to the United States to become the CEO of a small media and entertainment company.
Through these experiences, I developed a deep passion for the hard work and grit associated with the challenges and joys of having your own business.
Finally, I am inspired with a small business' ability to contribute to growth and vitality of the community they are inserted. To generate customer satisfaction, innovation, job creation and opportunities for other people is essentially what keeps me going on a day-to-day basis.
Once the business acquisition is completed, my family and I look forward to settling into the community.