Wizeline Appoints Luis Andrés Hernández Canto as Managing Director, Latin America
San Francisco, November 18, 2020 — Wizeline, a fast-growing global technology company focused on software design and development services, today announced that Luis Andrés Hernández Canto has joined the company as Managing Director of Latin America. Luis Andrés brings more than two decades of commercial experience to Wizeline, where he will be focused on expanding operations and accelerating growth in the region. He will be based in Wizeline’s Mexico City office.
“With proximity to the US, highly skilled tech talent, and a thriving investment ecosystem, Latin America is a rapidly growing innovation center for IT and engineering services,” said Javier Gagliardo, Chief Business Officer at Wizeline. “Luis Andrés has a proven track record of success focused on global sales leadership and technology consulting expertise in this market, making him the ideal person to join Wizeline as we continue to experience hyper-growth in Latin America.”
Prior to joining Wizeline, Luis Andrés served as Vice President of Sales for Latin America at Xertica, where he led Colombian and Peruvian sales teams to drive 50% year-over-year growth. In 2015, he joined H&V Consulting Group focused on helping companies to create their commercial sales strategies. Luis Andrés then joined Cognitiva as an Industry Director, where he consulted with companies on how to best deploy disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing to drive better business outcomes. He previously served as Regional Sales Director at Dell Software. During his tenure, he led the company’s Ethics Committee and earned two prestigious sales awards, delivered by Michael Dell. Luis Andrés also spent 15 years at Microsoft in various sales leadership positions. He was a key contributor to positioning Microsoft in the enterprise space within Mexico and Colombia, having closed a $150M USD deal with the Mexican government, among other key wins.
“Latin America is experiencing significant growth in the adoption of digital services and Wizeline is uniquely positioned to help businesses build innovative products, modernize infrastructure and capitalize on these evolving market opportunities,” said Luis Andrés. “I am thrilled to join the Wizeline team and leverage my experience in this market to support the company’s vision and continued growth.”
Wizeline’s growth rate will be over 80% in 2020 and is expected to continue in 2021. The company’s focus on cloud, data, design, and DevOps is at the center of its success with Global 2000 companies and high-growth startups. Wizeline continues to invest in its team, capabilities, and expertise. The appointment of Luis Andrés follows the company’s announcement that Danielle Ruess-Saltz had joined as Chief Marketing Officer.
Wizeline is a product design and development services company with over 1,000 employees across seven countries and eleven cities. Wizeline teams work with product leaders to modernize their core technology and create data-driven, cloud-native products and platforms. Wizeline hires creative and entrepreneurial technologists worldwide and lets them work autonomously to build engaging customer experiences. For career opportunities, please visit wizeline.com/careers.
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