Edgar Moreno, Manos Partner Mexico
Edgar has over 16 years of experience as a consultant focusing on business strategic planning and implementation. He has been a Managing partner at Balanced Process, a Multinational Consulting Company based in Guadalajara, Mexico, specializing in Business Productivity.
He is co-founder of Soluciones Tecnologicas Noobe, a company focused on providing e-learning solutions and content development for various companies and organizations.
Edgar is also founder and CEO of GPC Consultores, a Mexican boutique consulting company specialized in public policies and marketing strategies. Prior experience includes Implementation Consultant at Eclipse Group Consulting and several executive roles in the Public Sector.
Edgar holds a degree in Industrial Engineering, from Tecnologico de Monterrey, a Master in Public Management, cum laude from the same institution, and a Master in Economic Development from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.
Xavier Vargas, Manos Partner Peru
Xavier has over 20 years of experience in the field of entrepreneurship, both in Peru and abroad. He has founded several companies in different industries ranging from advertising, video games, applications, tourism, and pet industry. His latest venture won a national award for one of the most innovative projects focusing on the US market.
He is the creative director one of the most important companies in Lima, Peru dedicated to entertainment software and external consulting in several companies related to the development of video games and start-up projects.
He studied Business Administration and social sciences.
He is currently the manager of a tourist platform based in Cusco.
Bob Kroon, Manos Partner
For more than 25 years in his career, Bob served in general management roles such as President, Group Vice President, COO, and CEO in companies ranging from startups to $300M enterprises.
Bob’s most endorsed skill is new product development. In the course of his career, he has introduced over 1000 new products. He has experience with market research, pricing strategies, product management, design, product engineering, and market positioning.
He is often a Top Ten most viewed writer on Quora (Profile) in categories such as Startup Advisors and Board Members, Lean Manufacturing, Mentors and Mentoring, Startup Advisory Boards. He is also Top 1% on LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index for Management Consulting.
His first general management assignment was as Division President for HNI Corp. His career included 18+ years and six promotions with HNI. Bob came to Silicon Valley for an opportunity with APW Enclosures during the dotcom era. As Division President, he was responsible for 12 facilities which made technical cabinetry for electronics OEMs.
Donna Griffit, Manos Partner
Corporate Storyteller, has worked globally for over a decade with Fortune 500 companies, Start-Ups and investors in a wide variety of industries. She has consulted and trained clients in over 30 countries, helping them create, edit and deliver verbal and written presentations, pitches and messages. Donna has the ability to magically spin raw data into compelling stories that captivate audiences and drive to results. Through her guidance clients have raised hundreds of millions of dollars. Donna is Co-Founder and CEO of www.invisu.me – a tool that helps startups create their pitch to investors and get the meetings they want!
Zaghie, Manos Partner
Zaghie Namnum, is an advertising guru with over eight years of experience. From the beginning of her career she has had an outstanding track record of successfully delivering complex programs, orchestrating and developing advertising strategy for international brands, planning corporate events and thriving in the fast-paced environment of communication agencies.
Zaghie has a wide range of industry knowledge, working with Fortune 500 clients in agencies such as BBDO and Y&R, as well as Duarte Design – the largest design firm in Silicon Valley.
She was also part of the Service Innovation team of Tesla Motors, in which she developed and implemented Mobile Operation programs to support the company’s mission of accelerating the shift toward sustainable transport and energy consumption.
A native of the Dominican Republic, Zaghie holds a BA from Universidad Iberoamericana, and an MBA from VIU.
Fun facts: Thirteen years of Classical Ballet • Synchronized Swimming, DR National Team • Moved from the Dominican Republic to Virginia/Washington, DC and made her way to the best coast in 2014. Currently dividing her time between Manos Accelerator and independently managing Programs and Events, also spreading her love and passion for well-designed presentations. • Myers-Briggs: INTJ