Who were your mentors?
My inspiration comes from two people: my father, and my business partner Roberto Vásquez. My father was the example of an entrepreneur. He worked hard and he had a vision. Roberto leads by example. He offered knowledge on best practices, strategy, and business vision, but he also provided good advice, support, and confidence.
What advice would you give to others hoping to follow in your footsteps?
Find your passion and focus, surround yourself with the right people, always aim high
I would have liked to enjoy the [entrepreneurship] process even more. Looking back, I can see how hard I pushed myself into perfectionism
My beautiful kids—without a doubt
Selling my own drawing at age 9 [for $5]
Years in Industry: 20
As the head of a global company, what have you learned about working across multiple cultures?
Every culture has something magical. I try to learn the maximum I can in every country, every culture, and determine how those things can make sense in other territories.
How many foreign offices does DLB have? 10