Dear partners, clients, and friends,
We have a lot to celebrate as we head into the holidays and close out 2018. While it’s great that we grew our team and business, what I’m most proud of is Wizeline’s impact on the local tech ecosystems where we conduct business.
1. Hallmark year for Wizeline Academy
This year, Wizeline Academy produced over 80 courses and workshops, launched in Vietnam, and featured guest speakers from top companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook. Academy programs attracted over 3,000 students and graduated 50+ students into full-time Wizeline engineers. Wizeline Academy continues to help us accomplish our mission of making technology accessible to all.
2. Fundraising and strengthening the local community
Our team has collectively nurtured partnerships and raised funds for non-profits such as Laboratoria, HolaCode, Tec de Monterrey, and the Ministry of Innovation for Jalisco. We’ve accomplished this through ownership; through individuals volunteering their nights and weekends to positively impact our communities.
3. Industry veterans joining the executive team
We recently welcomed former McKinsey partner, Michael Patsalos-Fox, to our board of directors and former EPAM CFO, Anthony Conte, as Chief Financial Officer. We are energized by the knowledge and consulting experience these two leaders will add to our team in the coming months.
4. Investing in a people-first culture
Our people are what makes Wizeline successful. We will continue to put our people first and invest in the growth and wellness of our team. In 2018, we took two big steps forward by opening our innovative new offices in Guadalajara and Ho Chi Minh City.
Wizeline hit its five-year milestone this year and grew to 500 employees. We increased our capacity to build scalable digital products and strategic value to our Fortune 500 clients. Over 100 million people interact with products designed or developed by Wizeline today. I am privileged to lead a team that is accomplishing so much, both for our communities and our clients.
Watch this 1 min video to see everything we accomplished this year.
Bismarck Lepe, Wizeline Founder & CEO