Leadership

Bismarck Lepe

Bismarck Lepe

Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer

Bismarck Lepe is the founder and CEO at Wizeline. He founded Wizeline in 2014 with the mission to help companies build better products faster by making innovation accessible to all organizations. A seasoned executive and entrepreneur, Bismarck started his career at Google before he co-founded Ooyala, a video technology platform company which he sold to Telstra for $400M in 2014. 

Bismarck is passionate about driving economic growth in the global communities where Wizeline operates. He founded Startup GDL in 2015, a non-profit organization committed to making Guadalajara a leader in innovation. In his free time, Bismarck enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid runner. 

Bismarck graduated from Stanford with a BS in Economics.

Anthony Conte

Anthony Conte

Chief Operating Officer

Anthony Conte is COO at Wizeline, where he is responsible for managing accounting, finance, people operations, facilities, legal and corporate development. He previously served as CFO, SVP, and Treasurer of EPAM Systems. In his eleven years at EPAM, Anthony scaled the financial organization to support the company’s growth from $66 million to $1.4 billion in revenue and played a key role in its successful 2012 IPO at a $500 million valuation. Prior to joining EPAM, Anthony served in various senior finance roles at McGraw Hill, including Controller at Platts. He was finance manager at John Hancock, where he oversaw the company’s international financial operations. In his free time, Anthony serves as a board member for Rethink Staffing, a fair trade call center based in Philadelphia with centers in the Philippines. Anthony is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), certified yoga instructor, and holds an MBA and a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

Vidal Gonzalez

Vidal Gonzalez

Board Member and Chief Technology Officer

Vidal is the CTO at Wizeline, where he is responsible for scaling the engineering organization to meet the needs of the company’s world-class clients. Previously, Vidal led the engineering organization at Ooyala, served as the lead product manager at Panacredit, and founded Inviko, a company that helps people close deals and earn money using their social networks.

 A proud tapatio (native Guadalajaran), Vidal is actively involved with CodeGDL, a program started in 2014 to promote and foster programming skills in high school students living in Guadalajara, and StartupGDL. In his free time, Vidal also enjoys spending time with his wife, taking his truck off-roading, and playing with his dogs.

 Vidal graduated from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) with a BS in Computer Science.

Aníbal Abarca

Aníbal Abarca

Chief Technology Officer

Aníbal Abarca is CTO at Wizeline, where he has expanded the team and created vital focus areas in emerging technologies like cloud, security, and data management. He revamped the way Wizeline partners with its clients, focusing on collaboration with clients early in the product development process. Aníbal is focused on establishing Wizeline as a thought leader in product management, security, DevOps, data and AI, and manages the development of several new products for clients and partners. Prior to joining Wizeline, Aníbal was a Business Partner Evangelist at Microsoft and go-to-market advisor at Ooyala. He also founded Rutanet, a startup that connected freight trucks with available capacity with shippers, and Aventones, a ride-sharing company acquired by BlaBlaCar. Anibal enjoys teaching and mentoring budding entrepreneurs, has collaborated with leading organizations in the Mexican ecosystem, including Tec de Monterrey, Startup Mexico, NUMA, and Bedu. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Software Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Javier Gagliardo

Javier Gagliardo

Chief Business Officer

Javier is the Chief Business Officer at Wizeline, responsible for managing the global sales strategy and team. Prior to joining Wizeline, Javi played a key role in scaling Globant into a $2 billion dollar global services business as Chief Business Officer. He joined the company in Argentina in early 2010 as the Vice President of ‘Big Data & High Performance’ and ‘Cloud Computing’ studios before relocating to New York to establish the company’s east coast business and operations, a key milestone to the company’s expansion culminating in its successful IPO in 2014. He also served as the Strategic Sales Team Director at Teleperformance and in other executive roles at companies like Microsoft. Javi graduated as Licentiate in Systems and Computer Science from the Catholic University of Argentina, where he also obtained his B.S. Javi is a devout soccer fan, cheering on Argentinan soccer in his free time.

Isela Borroel

Isela Borroel

Vice President of Engineering

Isela Borroel is a VP of Engineering at Wizeline, where she has helped scale the engineering team. Isela has played a key role in redefining Wizeline’s engineering culture and organizational model. She believes the key to the company’s success is to create an environment that unlocks engineers’ potential. Previously, Isela was a professor of telecommunications at Tecnológico de Monterrey, before joining Kaxan as a video game producer and Intel as an engineering manager. She has over 18 years of experience in software engineering, computer systems engineering, and telecommunications. In her free time, Isela enjoys mentoring other female engineers and volunteering with different community organizations. Isela has a Master of Telecommunications (MSc) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Systems Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Caroline Buck

Caroline Buck

Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships

Caroline Buck is VP of Marketing & Partnerships at Wizeline. In this role, she leads the global strategy for Wizeline’s brand, demand generation, field marketing, cloud and technology partnerships, and recruitment marketing. Caroline is passionate about Wizeline's global impact and the opportunity to partner with influential brands in media, sports, and technology. Prior to Wizeline, Caroline was a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Yahoo leading go-to-market for BrightRoll DSP. Outside of work, Caroline enjoys skiing, running, and exploring Bay Area hiking trails with her dogs. She has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Dartmouth College.

Lin Cherry

Lin Cherry

General Counsel

Lin Cherry is General Counsel at Wizeline. She oversees all legal matters for the company and has worked as an international corporate lawyer for over 20 years across technology, media, and sports. Prior to Wizeline, Lin served as General Counsel at HBO Latin America, DLA, Inc. (a subsidiary of América Móvil), and MySpace. She has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Finance from The George Washington University and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Florida.