Our Leadership Team

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Meet the people who lead our success

Paul Azorin

Chief Marketing Officer

Edward Batten

EVP of Growth

Rocio Belfiore

Chief Research &
Development Officer

Elsa Bouilhol

Head of Talent Efficiency

Melisa Cabrera

Chief of Staff, Professional Services

Guillermo Carreras

Director of Delivery

Pablo Chamorro

Chief Revenue Officer

Kenny Chang

Chief Financial Officer

Agustin Coria

Chief of Staff

Fernando Davila

Sales Operations Manager

Nacho De Marco

Chief Executive Officer

Sarah England

Chief of Staff, People, Technology & Operations

Justice Erolin

VP of Engineering

Diego Espada

VP of Delivery

Fernando Galano

Chief Strategy Officer

Gabriela Galano

Director of Finance & Administration

Lucas Hendrich

Chief Technology Officer

Gaurav Kumar

AVP, Account Management

Bob Leibholz

SVP of Business Development

Facundo Molina

Chief Business Development Officer

Melissa Olander

AVP, Account Management

Luis Paiva

SVP, People, Technology and Operations

Guido Pappalepore

Delivery Director

Leonardo Pardo

Director of Continuous Improvement

Lisandro Pavetti

VP of Innovation and Chief Architect

Alex Pilsl

AVP, Account Management

Saurabh Rao

VP Client Services

Natalia Rodriguez

Head of Staffing

Ezequiel Ruiz

VP of Talent Acquisition

Damian Scalerandi

SVP, Professional Services

Alex Pilsl

AVP, Account Management

Saurabh Rao

VP Client Services

Natalia Rodriguez

Head of Staffing

Ezequiel Ruiz

VP of Talent Acquisition

Damian Scalerandi

SVP, Professional Services

“BairesDev hires great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, which simply makes our company stronger, and we couldn’t be prouder of that value.”

Nacho De Marco,
CEO BairesDev

“Being a diverse company has allowed us to build teams with multiple perspectives, enhanced creativity, and a growth mindset.”

Paul Azorin,
CMO BairesDev

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Paul Azorin

Chief Marketing Officer

As BairesDev’s Chief Marketing Officer, Paul outlines the company’s vision and mission, fosters a customer-centric culture, and leads the modernization initiatives across the entire organization, consisting of over 3,500 engineers across 36 countries. 

An entrepreneur by nature, he is an advocate of constant innovation that spearheads the core business strategy and the brand experience. He continually coordinates efforts with the HR, Engineering, Client Services, Sales, and Marketing teams to ensure the principles and values behind which the brand purpose is delivered. 

His goal is to take part in critical decision-making that drives sustained organic growth while helping teams succeed and overachieve in their respective roles. This focus on operational excellence led BairesDev to develop a self-sustaining growth process that required no external investments for the company’s global expansion. 

Paul started his career as a software engineer at a very young age. His interest in business dynamics quickly drove him to a software architect role and then propelled his career towards management. He worked as Team Leader and Project Manager in numerous projects, lending his strategic vision to large public companies like Hewlett-Packard, Electronic Arts, and Nike. 

That keen eye played a major role when joining forces with Nacho De Marco to create BairesDev and lay the groundwork of what would become the largest and fastest-growing bootstrapped company on the planet.

Edward Batten

EVP of Growth

As Executive Vice President of Growth, E.B. is responsible for the strategic growth and maturation of BairesDev’s global presence. E.B. brings over a decade of leadership in a variety of revenue generation capacities for high-growth organizations in the technology space. He has a soft spot for manufacturing and IT engineering, the public sector, and emerging technology markets.

E.B.’s charter includes pursuing new clients, partnerships, and opportunities for growth, as well as the development and management of the global organizational structure to support these efforts. Ultimately, he is here to accelerate BairesDev´s evolution as a bigger, faster, stronger, smarter, and happier company, ensuring the same results for our stakeholders.

Based in Greensboro, NC, E.B. is a graduate of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Rocio Belfiore

Chief Research & Development Officer

As Chief Research & Development Officer at BairesDev, Rocío heads all internal software development including ERPs, big data projects, and business intelligence algorithms. She manages specialized teams of developers, QAs, data analysts, and DevOps specialists that make part of the organization’s total workforce, which currently consists of over 3,500 engineers in 36 countries. 

She taught herself C/C++ at the age of 13 for a programming contest and started working as a freelance web engineer at 16. With a bachelor’s degree in computer science, Rocio has been a tech advisor, math & programming contestant, and co-founder of a virtual reality startup. She enjoys hiking, trekking, and exploring new challenges and ideas.

In 2020, Rocío was recognized as “Female Executive of the Year” and  “Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year” by the Women World Awards due to her excellent performance and multiple achievements as Chief R&D Officer. Her department’s consistent cooperation along with the conviction of various areas within BairesDev has contributed to becoming the largest and fastest-growing bootstrapped company on the planet.

Elsa Bouilhol

Head of Talent Efficiency

As Head of Talent Efficiency at BairesDev, Loli leads a team responsible for providing the best experience for candidates, as well as delivering a diligent hiring process that meets the needs of internal clients. She ensures procedures are well-executed to meet those needs, and overviews the final steps of the recruitment process.

Additionally, she is in charge of the Top Talent Pool, and ensures that candidates receive the necessary training before starting on the projects they are assigned to. This process guarantees the delivery of high-quality services to customers.

With a degree in law, Loli has worked for over twelve years in the IT recruiting business for several companies in Latin America and the United States. She has extensive knowledge of the IT market and an in-depth understanding of the needs of both engineers and clients.

Melisa cabrera

Chief of Staff, Professional Services

As Chief of Staff for Professional Services, Melisa works with several internal areas, making sure our processes and tools are consistent and efficient. She also works closely with our Client Services team, making a positive impact on our client’s experience.

Melisa holds a bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering and has over 17 years of experience in the IT industry, through which she has built key expertise in building and maintaining long-term partnerships and participating in every step of IT project delivery, as well as leading global teams.

Guillermo Carreras

Director of Delivery

As Director of Delivery at BairesDev, Guillermo manages the successful implementation of BairesDev´s campaigns with a specialized focus on digital transformation solutions and Agile development. He works across PMO, Sales and Technology areas providing end-to-end alignment on building, implementing and delivering the right solutions for our clients.

Guillermo has more than 15 years of experience leading multiple teams across the globe on digital implementations for the financial, manufacturing, retail, and health industries, among others.

He has studies in software engineering and is fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

Pablo Chamorro

Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer, Pablo Chamorro is responsible for leading and developing the sales department while passionately continuing to increase the revenue stream of the company.  He monitors that the strategies from different departments are effectively applied, so decision-makers can push for organizational expansion. These cross-functional efforts helped with BairesDev’s growth, which now consists of over 3,500 engineers in 36 countries. 

He has 20+ years of consulting, management, and sales experience in the information technology industry. His continuous efforts in the diligent allocation of company resources, combined with the efficient collaboration with various departments, have helped clear obstacles for BairesDev’s Executive Management to achieve the necessary operational excellence to become the largest and fastest-growing bootstrapped company on the planet.  

During his 17 years at Unisys, Pablo rose through the ranks to become Regional Manager for the Southern Cone and eventually occupy the role of Latin America Sales Vice President, where he reinvented the Unisys Transaction Manager product with worldwide implementation.

Pablo is a systems analyst and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science, as well as studies in finance, business process optimization, ethics, and leadership development.

Kenny Chang

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Kenny oversees the finance division of BairesDev LLC. His expertise allows him to closely monitor the company’s financial operations and devise strategic improvements.

Kenny is a financial executive based in California with extensive experience in VC-backed startups and investment management. As former CFO of InBrace, he oversaw the financial operations of a high-growth medical device company, which just closed a Series D round of $102MM.

Kenny is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master’s degree in Education and BS from the University of California, Los Angeles. Currently living in Southern California with his wife and three children, he enjoys photography, finding new music, and spending time with family and friends.

Agustin Coria

Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Agustin is a strategic partner to the CEO aiming to expand the company’s overall productivity and effectiveness. He helps set our CEO’s strategic priorities, manages workload, reviews internal and external communications, and spearheads different strategic initiatives on behalf of our Principal Officer.

Having lived in more than ten cities and four countries worldwide, Agustin brings his vast worldly experience when dealing with multinational teams across different cultures. He has been involved in project management, presales, client engagement, and business development since joining BairesDev, incorporating the company-wide vision required to make impactful decisions to guide our operations.

Based in Toronto, Agustin holds a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering with studies in Buenos Aires and Salt Lake City and has achieved the Dean’s List on numerous occasions.

Fernando Davila

Sales Operations Manager

As Sales Operations Manager at BairesDev, Fernando is responsible for the qualification and assignment of leads to the sales team, providing them with strategic insight, data analysis and support.
With ample experience in managing large IT projects for several multinational tech companies, Fernando has the capacity to process and manage large amounts of data required for our sales team to be efficient.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and a master’s degree in business administration.

Nacho De Marco

Chief Executive Officer

Nacho is the Founder and CEO of BairesDev and General Partner at BDev Ventures.  Since 2009, Nacho has led the company’s growth through a self-sustained process to build an organization consisting of over 3,500 engineers across 36 countries. BairesDev started with bootstrapped investments and required no external input to become the largest and fastest-growing software corporation on the planet.

Driven by his entrepreneurial spirit, Nacho recently launched BDev Ventures, a VC fund that partners with B2B companies to accelerate their growth through a proprietary lead generation platform. Additionally, he invests and is a board member in a few biotechnology and e-learning companies.

A deeply passionate leader and a motivator by nature, Nacho is always providing his endless support to select organizations across different communities whose mission is to create opportunities for talented people to thrive.

Nacho is the author of “IT Outsourcing to Latin America,” an Amazon-exclusive book that analyzes the Software Development market in LatAm. He is a Forbes Technology Council member and a thought leader in the software outsourcing industry.

Sarah England

Chief of Staff, People, Technology & Operations

As BairesDev Chief of Staff for People, Technology & Operations, Sarah acts as a strategic liaison between BairesDev leadership, executives, and stakeholders and is responsible for building and supporting an organizational and communication framework that promotes effective operations in a hypergrowth environment.

Her primary focus areas include facilitating leadership meetings and strategic planning, guiding and measuring special and cross-functional projects, and driving continuous process evaluation and improvement.

Sarah holds a BA in Communications from Boston College and has more than 15 years of experience in client services, people management, and operations for rapidly scaling organizations.

Justice Erolin

VP of Engineering

As VP of Engineering, Justice is responsible for translating BairesDev’s vision into technical roadmaps. Leveraging his deep management and engineering expertise, he plans and coordinates the various engineering teams to make their output meet the highest standards in the market. 

Justice started his career as a web engineer but his solution-oriented approach, commitment, and management skills helped him become director of technology and CTO of different marketing agencies in the Greater Los Angeles area. Armed with this solid experience, Justice joined BairesDev in 2020 to take the company’s engineering capabilities to the next level.

Diego Espada

VP of Delivery

As VP of Delivery at BairesDev, Diego is in charge of enhancing project operations and guiding the integrity of development practices through the exponential growth that the company has been experiencing over recent years. He works across all development areas, ramping operations, and ensuring every team applies our methodology.

With twenty years of experience in software development, Diego specializes in leading outsourcing teams. He has managed teams from Edinburgh, Madrid, London, Paris, and Buenos Aires, and is a true believer of Agile methodologies and founder of the platform Octavo Piso.

Diego holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and a postgraduate degree in business administration.

Fernando Galano

Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy Officer at BairesDev, Fernando Galano is responsible for defining the company’s strategy, as well as designing plans for the continuous improvement and management of control procedures. Together with strategies from other departments, these joint efforts help the organization supervise more than 3,500 engineers across 36 countries. 

Fernando was a software engineer for several multinational tech companies before becoming a project manager leading a large team of game engineers at Electronic Arts. Soon after, he became the COO of an Argentinian software development company where he was in charge of the entire operation that included more than 200 employees. 

In 2011, Fernando joined BairesDev and spearheaded the exponential growth of the company by raising production standards and increasing overall efficiency. These procedures, combined with a distributed workforce and growth strategies from various departments, had an important role in the expansion process that helped BairesDev become the largest and fastest-growing bootstrapped company on the planet.  

Fernando is regarded as a thought leader and math genius of sorts, with a passion for data science and statistical analysis. He received a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, graduated summa cum laude with a Masters in Economy, and was awarded Dean’s List.

Gabriela Galano

Director of Finance & Administration

As Director of Finance & Administration at BairesDev, Gabriela is responsible for coordinating several teams, including Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Travel and Relocation, Facilities, Legal, and Subsidies Division. Her work ensures that the organization’s activities and support services run smoothly and efficiently.

Gabriela holds a bachelor’s degree in administration and finance and, as a senior consultant for numerous companies in the IT industry across the region, she is a proven expert in her field.

Lucas Hendrich

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer at BairesDev, Lucas is responsible for assessing technical challenges of current projects and determining the suitable teams and approaches to solve those challenges. His aim is to develop internal processes to ensure our teams provide the highest quality of software delivery.

Having worked in technical research and training for several companies in Boston and New York, and co-founding the optics-based platform “GitBetter”, Lucas has the vision and tools to face the specific and complex programming challenges that our teams face daily.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Brandeis University and is certified in Agile management and Lean Six Sigma.

Gaurav Kumar

AVP, Account Management

As AVP, Account Management, Gaurav leads a high-performing team of account directors and managers serving our Enterprise customers. Through this seasoned team, he helps customers realize the benefits of nearshore outsourcing while supporting BairesDev’s expansion.

Gaurav has a rich and successful career with leadership roles in sales, customer success, partner management, account management, professional services, and strategic portfolio planning.

He holds a degree in Master of Business Administration from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a Bachelor of Technology in Instrumentation & Control Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, India. He also has a Data Science Specialization from Johns Hopkins University.

Bob Leibholz

SVP of Business Development

As SVP of Business Development, Bob is responsible for creating many of our key growth initiatives, including helping BairesDev build out a proactive commercial development discipline.

Bob is a business development leader with more than 20 years of proven experience in creating, building and executing world class GTM strategies, developing sales and channel organizations, guiding international expansion (EMEA, APAC), and spearheading growth initiatives. He also has a solid background in solving difficult challenges for a variety of industries, including the financial services, consumer, healthcare, media, and digital transformation sectors.

A passionate professional with an entrepreneurial spirit, Bob holds a BS in economics from Carnegie Mellon University

Facundo Molina

Chief Business Development Officer

As Chief Business Development Officer at BairesDev, Facundo’s main goal is to secure the company’s fast growth pace while improving sales processes and overall experience of leads and current clients. 

His strong sales experience, his thirst for new challenges, and his keen eye for new opportunities have been instrumental in BairesDev growth. The company leaned on Facundo’s skills to become the largest and fastest-growing bootstrapped company on the planet with over 3,500 engineers distributed across 36 countries.

At the age of 10, Facundo started programming Basic and Assembler, and when he was 17 he founded his first company, On-Line Systems, an application venture that helped develop his IT sales skills. An engineer by trade, he has worked for several big companies across the region in business and sales related leadership roles.

Facundo holds a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, as well as studies in project management and business administration.

Melissa Olander

AVP, Account Management

As AVP, Account Management, Melissa leads a team of experienced account directors and account managers in the Small and Medium Business Space. Her goal is to support up-and-coming startups, small business owners, and medium-size companies to expand their digital products and strategically develop strategies for their scaling needs. Melissa has been in technical consulting and staff augmentation for six years.  Prior to technologies, Melissa was a leader, store director, and business partner at Target Corporation. Based in Denver, Co, Melissa holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Marketing from Colorado State University.

Luis Paiva

SVP, People, Technology and Operations

As SVP of People, Technology and Operations, Luis leads the company’s Client Services, Delivery, Technology, PeopleX and Executive Assistant areas. He works together with our Operations, PMO, and Staffing teams to implement the best industry practices for our clients and their projects. He is responsible for our strategic companywide focus on people, expansion, technology, productivity, and quality.

Luis possesses solid experience in service management for the tech industry and has focused his career in leading high-performing teams while fostering an open and positive work environment.

Luis holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering as well as studies in biomedical engineering.

Guido Pappalepore

Delivery Director

As Director of Delivery at BairesDev, Guido leads a high-performing team of Delivery Managers while supporting the planning and successful execution of the projects. He has solid experience in leading and working with cross-functional and cross-cultural, geo-distributed teams that execute digital initiatives to build cutting-edge digital products while promoting an organizational agile culture.

Guido has lived and worked in America and Europe and has experience leading teams across the globe to implement innovative solutions in different industries such as Energy, Travel, and Finance, among others. He holds an International Trade bachelor’s degree and a master’s in Digital Business.

Leonardo Pardo

Director of Continuous Improvement

As Director of Continuous Improvement at BairesDev, Leonardo works to evaluate, design, execute, and monitor our key internal processes. He collaborates with all departments to drive the improvement and efficiency of our workflow and methodology. Leonardo’s main goal is to implement programs which will have a lasting benefit, increasing our deliverables’ quality while reducing the time and resources used to develop them. His task is essential for us to remain at the top in a competitive market.

He is a skilled manager with vast experience in functional analysis and automatization, user experience, problem identification, and requirements assessment. He is considered to be a source of inspiration for his team and the 1,500+ engineers working at our company.

Leonardo has degrees in both computer engineering and automation & control. He later did specialized studies in system analysis and science & technology.

Lisandro Pavetti

VP of Innovation and Chief Architect

As VP Innovation and Chief Architect, Lisandro’s main goal is to scale the products and technologies that make BairesDev a great company. To achieve this, he leads a strong team of engineers and creative minds who work on developing innovative ideas that drive BairesDev’s growth. Lisandro’s leadership style has brought new perspectives in technical architecture and team building, strengthening BairesDev’s scalability strategy.

Prior to his role in the company, Lisandro worked multiple tech leadership roles and founded two companies from scratch. He has vast experience building high-volume data products for the insurance and security industries. He is a developer and an expert in building teams and tech-culture.

Lisandro holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, a Master’s degree in Strategy and Technology Management, and has 10+ years of experience leading tech teams driven by innovation.

Alex Pilsl

AVP, Account Management

As AVP, Account Management, Alex leads a team of experienced account directors and account managers in the Medium Enterprise Space. His goal is to develop and execute growth plans to provide industry-leading services while expanding BairesDev’s strategic footprint.

Alex has founded two companies and consulted for a variety of businesses across diverse sectors, including renewable energy, application development, fintech, oil & gas, and telecom. This has provided him with a strong business background and solid cross-industry experience to successfully drive the company’s business objectives.

Based in Denver, Co, Alex holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, and an International Business & Finance degree from the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic.

Saurabh Rao

Vice President, Client Services

As a Vice President of Client Services at BairesDev, Saurabh is responsible for the entire client portfolio and account management of BairesDev. His responsibilities include leading the strategy and team to keep bringing sustainable growth, healthy client relationships, and positioning BairesDev as an industry leader and a trusted partner.

Having worked for multinational companies for 14 years, 10 of those being in the Telecom industry, he has developed strong expertise in strategy creation, client relationship management, and enterprise negotiations, which allow him to help drive the business efforts of the company as a whole. 

Saurabh holds a Master of Business Administration, Master of Science (CS), and a Bachelors of Engineering in IT.

Natalia Rodriguez

Head of Staffing

As Head of Staffing at BairesDev, Natalia Rodriguez manages the team responsible for finding each new candidate’s ideal position, client, and team, through a very delicate process that combines in-depth technical matters as well as business needs and team composition.

She also leads the area in charge of our technical interviews which ensures every new employee meets our rigorous knowledge standards and supervises the constant revision and updating of our more than 50 engineer-oriented exams.

Natalia holds a degree in computer science and a Ph.D. in Geographic Information Systems. She has over 14 years of experience working in the industry for some of the biggest companies in Argentina.

Ezequiel Ruiz

VP of Talent Acquisition

Ezequiel is the VP of Talent Acquisition at BairesDev, responsible for implementing our vision at all levels across the Talent team. Ezequiel leads the strategy and development of all processes encompassing sourcing, recruiting and staffing.

He is a senior Developer and Manager with over 12 years of experience leading development projects and building effective and motivated teams.

Ezequiel has a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering and expert knowledge on the most popular programming languages.

Damian Scalerandi

SVP, Professional Services

As SVP, Professional Services, Damian has been leading every step of IT project delivery, adapting to different scenarios, and making a positive impact on projects and customers alike.

With more than ten years of experience in the field, Damian is also highly experienced in leading globally diverse, multi-cultural teams in large-scale technology projects. With over eight years of experience working with agile methodologies, including Scrum and CSM, Damian leads by motivating employees with performance-based goals. He is specialized in strategy development, program management, and operating budgeting.

daniel zacharias

VP of Engineering

As VP of Engineering for Research & Development, Daniel is in charge of multi-disciplinary teams that develop internal products for the company, including data analytics, business intelligence, big data, ERP, CRM, lead generation tools, marketing tools, among others.

Daniel has over 17 years of experience working in software development and consulting for multiple industries. Soon after starting his career as a programmer, he learned how paramount effective teamwork and communication are to build great projects. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer and has been applying agile methodologies and their best practices to his work for over a decade.

Daniel studied Computer Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires. He speaks Spanish and English fluently, plus a bit of German, French, and Portuguese.

Lorena albaretto

Global Account Manager

As Global Account Manager, Lorena is responsible for ensuring the successful achievement of global growth targets and for developing lasting and successful client relationships. She leads the account management team in charge of generating smart strategies that drive the promotion and expansion of BairesDev’s business with existing clients.

Lorena is an expert in developing high-value partnerships and building strong teams. She is always fostering teamwork and collaboration, driving people towards a unified success-oriented culture. 

Lorena holds a degree in Systems Engineering and has over 10 years of experience working with some of the biggest companies in the global IT industry.

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