Nearshore Americas

Guest Commentaries


Craig Dempsey

Co-Founder & Managing Director | Biz Latin Hub

Craig is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of the Biz Latin Hub Group. Craig holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, with honours, a Master’s Degree in Project Management and various other diplomas covering logistics, personal management and government administration. Craig is also a military veteran, having served as an Australian army officer on numerous overseas operations and is also a former mining executive with experience in various jurisdictions, including, Canada, Australia, Peru and Colombia. You can contact Craig here:

José Ignacio González Montejo

Director, Market Research & Consulting | Cushman & Wakefield

Leader of real estate consulting services for projects in the office, industrial, logistics and mixed-use sector totaling more than 300,000 m2. Among the projects that he has succesfully completed are market studies, peer reviews, studies of greater and better use, commercial feasibility, portfolio analysis and strategic support in intelligence and real estate consulting. Business spokeperson on national and internacional press and media issues.

Aaron Irola

Lawyer | BLP Legal

Aaron is a lawyer at BLP Legal who has specialized in labor and employment law and has extensive knowledge about immigration. He is part of the team that provides preventive and corrective advice to different companies. That experience allows him to provide prompt and accurate advice for the correct handling of the requirements of each case. You can contact Aaron here:

Alexandra Aguilar

Associate Attorney | BLP Legal

Alexandra is an Associate Attorney at BLP. She has extensive experience in the legal profession. Her specialty is the practice of Labor & Employment Law, where she advises national and foreign companies on various topics that include prevention, planning, internal structuring, labor regulations, compensation, benefits of executive staff, analysis of labor impacts in mergers and acquisitions, as well as in the coordination of regional labor counseling.

Juan Jose Montero

Director Costa Rica | BLP Legal

Juan José Montero is Director of BLP in its San José office. He specializes in the practice areas of Labor and Employment and Global Mobility and Relocation.

Montero has participated in multiple due diligence processes allowing multinational companies to acquire a business presence within Costa Rica.

He has also been commissioned to implement several audits and compliance review processes for national companies and has aided in labor judicial processes and coordinated strategies with the firm’s labor litigation team, which has attained a highly favorable record in our clients’ favor.

In addition, Montero has coordinated audits, the prevention and management of administrative claims and other processes before the Ministry of Labor, the Costa Rican Social Security Fund and other state institutions.

He has been responsible for analyzing and implementing strategies related to the hiring of expatriates, and the creation of compensation schemes and additional benefits for employees of multinational companies, as well as local firms.

He has extensive experience in handling negotiations at the judicial level, as well as private conciliation processes.

Daniel Valverde

Partner | ECIJA

Daniel Valverde is a partner at Ecija in the area of Labor Law and Human Rights. His main duty is to be the point of contact for clients on labor-related matters. He consults in employment law and human rights, a field in which corporations will have a key role in the future. You can contact Daniel here:

Otto Acuña

Internationally Certified Management Consultant and Entrepreneur | Exxyge

Otto Acuna is an Internationally Certified Management Consultant that helps organizations to work better through strategy, operational improvement and digital transformation.

He has over 20 years of experience in managerial and non-manufacturing processes and industries. His company, EXYGE.COM specializes in the Financial Services Industry, Shared Services and a wide variety of back office functions.

Otto is the first CMC-Certified Consultant in the Spanish Latin America region and also trained in ISO20700. He volunteers as the Chair of the Professional Development Committee at CMC-Global Institute the international chapter of CMC-Global, the organization that regulates the Management Consulting profession in more than 50 countries and territories worldwide. He recently joined also the Quality Assurance Committee at CMC-Global where he supports the tri-annual audit of management consulting institutes worldwide. Otto operates mainly in Latin America, the Caribbean and more recently in Portugal and Spain. You can contact Otto here:

Emilio Ruiz Pineda

Junior Associate | Central Law

Emilio Ruiz Pineda is a junior associate at Central Law in Honduras. He graduated from the Autonomous University of Honduras in 2019. Emilio has experience in the research of local and international law. He also researches and promotes foreign direct investment in Honduras. The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) awarded him a scholarship as part of the 2020 Institute for Leadership in the Americas (ILA) program in Santiago, Chile. You can contact him here:

Fernando Argumedo

Associate | Central Law

Fernando Argumedo is an associate attorney at Central Law in El Salvador. He graduated from the Superior School of Economy and Business (ESEN), and obtained an MBA at EUDE Business School. He has also studied New Technologies Law at ESADE Business School. Argumedo’s practice specializes in corporate law, foreign investment, intellectual and industrial property, health certificates, franchises, labor law, consumer law and competition.

Piero Rusconi Bolaños

Partner | Central Law

Piero Rusconi Bolaños is partner at CENTRAL LAW in El Salvador. His practice is focused in Corporate Law with emphasis in Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Commercial as well as Tax Law; has experience in the sectors of Banking and Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure and is currently Leading the Department of Data Protection, privacy and Technology of the firm.

Ariel Ayala

Business development manager for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean | Manpower

Ariel Ayala is the business development manager for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean at the ManpowerGroup, a position he has held for the past eight years. He has been an active member of Panama’s Chamber of Commerce since 2018, and a strategic partner for its Center of Economic Research.

Camilo Quintero Serrano

Director | Liftit Mexico

Camilo is Managing Director of Liftit Mexico, a logistical solutions company. He has enjoyed a career in Latin America and the Caribbean that has spanned the technology, digital and business transformation, e-commerce, logistics, fintech and retail sectors. You can contact Camilo here:

Christian Muñiz

Growth marketer and entrepreneur

Christian Muñiz is a growth marketer and entrepreneur with 21 years of experience building more than 30 iconic brands for eight different industries (technology, food, beverages, fintech, health & wellness, mobility, entertainment and last mile logistics).

Francisco Viera

Technology and Operations Leader | Dfirma Consulting

Francisco Viera is an experienced leader and has delivered IT services for SMBs and for several 500 Fortunes companies. Francisco initiated the delivery practice for Accenture Monterrey. He was the first IT lead for Crediclub, a successful FS Mexican company, and delivered the first version of their core IT services. With a career that spans more than 20 years, the one constant has been building teams and defining/improving processes. Francisco is a life-long learner and holds a degree in computer science and an MBA. You can contact Francisco here: