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I studied Mechanical Engineering at Yale and Electrical Engineering (MS) with an emphasis on Semiconductor Physics and a master's in Business (MBA) at Stanford. I have worked as a corporate employee, a consultant and as an entrepreneur applying technology solutions to problems in many different industries including health services, financial services, marketing, pharma, IT and others. I'm interested in helping Puerto Rico develop a new sustainable Economic Model leveraging and channeling the wealth of experience and talent in science and technology available in Puerto Rico and worldwide.
Senior business and technology leader with a passion for innovation.Operational and Board experience in IT, Government, Healthcare and Education, among others.Opened market opportunities through partnerships and direct sales efforts worth over $80M.Designed product integration/pricing bundle strategies to increase sales, client loyalty and profitability.Transformed client services achieving highest satisfaction levels and saving $100s millions/yr.Experienced in multicultural and international environments. Native fluency in Spanish and English. Fully conversant in French, Portuguese and Italian. Working knowledge of German.Federal Government Secret Clearance, non-activeInnovation & Technology in Education: Championed the implementation of Next Generation learning models, integrating student-centered teaching paradigms with technology, impacting 100 schools and 50,000 K-12 students.Led first phase of statewide data analytics initiative, linking education policy to student outcomes. Achieved 1,200% increase in federal funding for district-wide Broadband connectivity. Launched early learning software company with proprietary IP, music, and animated characters.Innovation & Technology in Government:Transformed government services achieving highest satisfaction level and saving $400M yearly.Achieved a rise of 9 levels in the Global Information Technology rankings for Puerto Rico.Established successful partnerships to build record capacity in identity validation and document processing, to output 2+ million birth certificates, trademarks & copyrights and corporate filings. Catalyzed stakeholders to drive a 14x increase in Broadband speeds & 50% rise in adoption.Innovation & Technology in Healthcare:Mitigated a $300M/yr. loss with new Medicaid case management and electronic traffic ticket systems.Led the creation of the PR Health Information Exchange (HIE) and its stakeholder steering committee through design, implementation and legislation.
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