Reinventing education @ie | lifelong learning | future of work | hybrid talent | bootcamps | data | edtech
There is a growing gap between what most education provides and what humans need for the future.
Currently building the immersive learning platform @ie.edu using bootcamps to meet the demands of the fast changing world of work. This is fueled by a deep interest in the evolution of employment, skills acceleration, workplace automation, cross generation learning and talent development with the rise of AI. How will we learn, work, play, connect and find purpose in our ever evolving planet and AI driven world?
Our partner companies include Amadeus, Indra, Nielsen, Iberia, Endesa, MRM // McCANN, SAP, EY, Cabify, ASTI, Uniplaces, Idealista.com, Alto Analytics, Paradigma, Nextail, BA Glass among many others.
Self-starter, entrepreneur and lifelong learner, I am active as a mentor and advisor for early stage startups. Passionate about education and tech, my daily learning happens by working with diverse, multi-disciplinary teams, engaged in doing a great job through the power of initiative and collaboration.
I enjoy asking questions and finding answers that require analytical skills, marketing expertise, commercial acumen and humor. If humor is serious business, casting is key. Always looking for talent. If you’re helpful, humble and hungry, drop me a line and let’s chat.
- IE Exponential Learning Head of immersive learning
February 2017 – Present Madrid Area, Spain
We want to empower professionals and entrepreneurs with the skills to succeed in the digital world of work. Our mission is to support their continuous growth, fueling the ability to adapt and create new opportunities. We develop learning experiences in modular formats bringing innovative approaches that combine tech, data, community building and hands on learning.
- Beta-i – Co-Founder
December 2009 – Present Lisbon Area, Portugal
Based in Lisbon, Beta-i is one of the main entrepreneurship and innovation organizations in Europe. We help new and established businesses grow the startup way, by running acceleration and innovation programs, organizing events, promoting investment and creating great work spaces at our hub.
Recognized as one of the world most active startup accelerators and by Wired magazine as «the top incubator in town», since 2010 we have received 4000+ startup applications to our programs and accelerated over 600 startups, that have raised +60M, having also 12.000+ people attending our events.
- LAB Miami – CEO
July 2015 – December 2016 (1 year 6 months) Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
Entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, educators, students, investors and organizations need an open and inspiring collision space to gather, learn new skills, experiment and foster connections that they otherwise wouldn’t have found. The LAB is a campus for creative entrepreneurs. Located at the heart of the Wynwood Arts District in Miami in a 10,000-sqft space converted into an inspiring innovation center home to a variety of thinkers and builders. The LAB community has over 80+ Startups and 150+ members. We ensure diversity of ideas and minds by partnering with forward-thinking organizations.
- LetsBonus – Country Manager Portugal & Chile
July 2011 – July 2015 (4 years 1 month)
Lisbon Area, Portugal; Santiago Province, Chile
LetsBonus, the leading social shopping company in South Europe & LATAM, with a presence in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Argentina & Chile. In 2012, LetsBonus was acquired by LivingSocial, a global e-commerce platform heavily invested by Amazon (2011) and later acquired by Groupon (2016).
- Groupon – Country Manager Portugal
June 2010 – July 2011 (1 year 2 months) Madrid Area, Spain
Groupon features a daily deal on stuff to do, eat, see and buy in markets around the world.
- Targus – Interim Director | Sales & Marketing Brazil September 2009 – June 2010 (10 months) São Paulo Area, Brazil
TARGUS is a US company and the leading global supplier of carrying cases and accessories.
- The Great Outdoors – Global Traveler
February 2009 – July 2009 (6 months) Multiple locations
Overland travel in the Americas and Africa.
- IKEA Group – Head of Marketing IICG (Inter IKEA Center Group)
January 2008 – January 2009 (1 year 1 month) Porto Area, Portugal
First IKEA Store worldwide to be fully integrated in a Shopping Centre with more than 200 stores. Responsible for the design and launch of the marketing strategy for year one.
- M-Real – Head of Marketing – Iberia & Southern Europe August 2002 – October 2006 (4 years 3 months) Paris Area, France
Responsible for the MKT& Sales strategy for Portugal & Spain, driving M- REAL’s market presence, rebuilding customer base and enhancing comercial & product impact, among the triangle MAD-BCN-LX. Later, responsible for the Marketing strategy for South of Europe as Head of Marketing @ M-real Office Paper Division, the leading Scandinavian Paper Producer. Positions based in Lisbon, Madrid and Paris.
- Enterprise Ireland – Business Consultant
September 2000 – July 2002 (1 year 11 months)
Madrid Area, Spain
«Young Professionals Programme» of the Portuguese Government (C4), INOV Contacto portugalglobal.pt. Junior business developer @ The Irish Trade Board in Madrid.
- Visionarium – Science Center @ Europarque – Internship
June 1999 – August 2000 (1 year 3 months) Porto Area, Portugal
The Visionarium — Centro de Ciência do Europarque, is an interactive scientific museum located in Santa Maria da Feira (PT). The Visionarium Science Center is a space dedicated to human discovery throughout the ages, from the Portuguese explorations to the man-made depths of cyberspace.
Five exhibition rooms use a variety of interactive & multi-sensory technology to bring understanding of scientific principles and theories to visitors of all ages. Earth, Matter, Universe, Information and Life are the themes that establish a close relationship between the exhibitions and the onlookers through various experiments and (at the time) advanced technologies. Follow the footsteps of explorers such as Henry the Navigator, Vasco da Gama, and Magellan with a multimedia show that brings to life the explorers journey that led to global discoveries.
- Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Executive Education, L21 Program September 2012 · (2012 – 2012)
- IE Exponential Learning
Exec. Program in Big Data | Analytics & AI · (2018 – 2019)
- Newfield Network
Certified Professional Coach Training Program | Coaching and Organizational Development, Ontological coaching · (2014 – 2015)
University of San Diego School of Business
Master of Business Administration – MBA, Exchange student · (2007 – 2007)
- IE Business School
Master of Business Administration – MBA, Business Administration and Management, General · (2006 – 2007)