Our Team

Emmanuel Schweikert

Has 22 years of professional experience including 15 as a consultant and 7 in financial services and business development.  His areas of expertise include strategic sourcing, tail spend sourcing, outsourcing/offshoring, complex negotiations, organizational design and operational improvements. He has led over 50 projects for companies in the USA, Australia, Peru, Brazil, South Africa, Zambia, Chile and Mexico across a wide range of industries including mining, healthcare, insurance, banking, consumer products, retail, auto-parts, airlines, telecommunications, and media among others, negotiating over $2B USD to date.

Emmanuel has an MBA from Stanford University, a J.D. from Columbia University and a B.A. in economics from Texas A&M University. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.  He splits his time between Santiago and Austin, TX.

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Mauricio Quiroga

Has 25 years of professional experience including 7 in management consulting and 10 in various executive positions.  His areas of expertise include artificial intelligence, strategic planning, big data and blockchain.  He has led over 30 projects in the USA, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Paraguay and Ecuador.

 

Mauricio has an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a business degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile. He speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese.  He is based in Austin, TX.

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Sebastián Montes

Has 13 years of professional experience in logistics, supply chain development, purchasing management, large negotiations and corporate projects direction. He has a lot of expertise in cost reduction initiatives, negotiations and contracts, along with extensive experience in project management.

Sebastián has an MBA from UCLA, Anderson School of Management and an electric engineering degree from  Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.  He speaks Spanish, English and French. He is based in Santiago de Chile

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Felipe Acevedo

Has 13 years of professional experience focused in consulting in strategic sourcing, complex negotiations, and organizational change management.  He has led engagements in cost reduction and operational improvement in Chile, Peru and Mexico for clients in mining, retail, pharmaceutical, pulp & paper, financial services, higher education and telecommunications, among other industries.

Felipe has an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business and a Business Degree from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. He speaks English and Spanish.  He is based in Houston, TX.

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Claude Fresard

Has 28 years of professional experience, including 8 in technology specialized in data security, 8 years in international business expansion in Latin America and 12 years as a consultant in sourcing and cost cutting.  He has negotiated more than $2B USD much of this experience focused on implementing technological changes and process redesign.  He has led engagements in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina.

Claude has an engineering degree from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María and an MBA from the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez where he is also an MBA thesis advisor.  He speaks Spanish, English and German and is based in Santiago de Chile.

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Jorge Rojas

Has 12 years of professional experience, 9 as a consultant focused on strategic sourcing, tail spend sourcing, boutique negotiations and organizational efficiency and design.  He has led cost reduction projects in Chile and Mexico across a wide variety of industries including mining, retail, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, banking, insurance and telecommunications.

Jorge has degree in Business from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. He speaks Spanish and English. He is based in Santiago de Chile.

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Francisco Contreras

Has 28 years of professional experience in banking, retail and IT, including 18 as a consultant focused on sourcing and cost reduction throughout Latin America. He has worked on engagements for companies mining, retail, telecommunications, utilities, manufacturing, transportation and banking.   He also has extensive experience in finance, administration, business development and human resources.

Francisco has an MBA from IEDE and Universitat de Lleida and has a business degree from UBO. He speaks Spanish and English.  He is based in Santiago de Chile.

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Nabil Morocho

Has 10 years of experience in the industrial sector as executive and consultant. He worked in the project management division of Grupo Industrial Graiman (Ecuador) and for Partners in Performance in the areas of operational improvement, cost reduction, sourcing, and rightsizing. He has worked on projects for clients in Chile, Ecuador, Australia, China, Canada and Argentina.

Nabil has a  Mining Engineer degree from Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (Ecuador) and a Master of Science (summa cum laude) in Mining & Mineral Engineering from the University of Chile. Nabil speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese and Farsi. He is based in based in Santiago de Chile

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Sebastián Hoppe

Has 12 years of professional experience, of which 7 have been working in strategy consulting and sourcing in Chile. He has participated in different projects in industries such as retail, telecommunications, mining, health, insurance and logistics, and in areas such as cleaning, collection, digital content, technological implementation and workforce reduction.

Sebastián has a Commercial Engineer degree from the Adolfo Ibáñez University and has a Master in Economics and Public Policy from the same university.  He speaks Spanish and English. He is based in Santiago de Chile.

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Paula Castillo

Has 11 years of professional experience, 3 years in strategic sourcing and 8 years in large consumer companies in the purchasing area, in facing complex negotiations, and in  team management and organizational change. She has led projects I  cost reduction projects, strategic suppliers incorporation, multi-country negotiations in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. She has experience in multiple industries: mining, mass consumption and telecommunications.

Paula has a Civil Industrial Engineer from the Technical University Federico Santa María. She speaks Spanish and English. She is based in Santiago de Chile.

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