Founder, Tunengo.com | Vice President, vCustomer | Controller, WholesalePortal.com | Controller, Commnet
I engaged Luis on a POS System implementation project early 2012 for a fairly large retailer in Bellevue. ($60 mil annual sales). Luis did an exellent job on the whole process and impressed the client over and beyond.
I also worked with Luis at vCustomer. He is extremely smart, very compentent, always trying to improve and make process more efficent. He is technically strong, of high integrity and really fun to work with.
I think Luis is one of the best accounting/finance professional I've ever worked with. I highly recommend him!
Luis was an entrepreneur leading a small team of technical experts developing an innovative Web technology. He was very skilled at wearing multiple hats of marketing, strategic assessment and overall company leadership. During my association with him I found Luis to be an effective innovator, researcher and strategist.
Luis has a great drive to make sure things are done well and completed on a timely manner. Tunengo is a great company that exemplifies Luis outstanding business knowledge and skills. He works well with others by being patient and understanding of client's needs or wants.
Luis is a strategic thinker and passionate about technology. He is articulate, ambitious and able to leverage each team member's strength to accomplish defined goals. Luis can easily move from CFO to CIO seamlessly, and then back again. This fluidity is especially powerful in a start-up or small business application as he is able to combine finance and technology to help accelerate momentum and increase growth of any organization.
I met Luis through a fellowship program and had the pleasure of working with him for a few months while TuneNGo was getting started. He demonstrated solid management skills and practices (fine tuned by years of experience), and always ensured that team members contributed and were respected equally. Luis is an open-minded, articulate, and easygoing business professional. I always felt like my work and opinions were valued, and I would recommend Luis in any team or management setting.
I have the greatest respect for Luis. He is very bright, capable, and personable. I always knew that we could count on him to make sure the work got done, and done correctly, no matter how difficult the situation. His work ethic was excellent and he was a pleasure to work with. I would work with him again any time.
As a fellow officer of the company, I worked very closely with Luis over my 6 year tenure. He was instrumental in launching the company’s new businesses, establishing new international sites for the existing business, and setting our corporate growth strategy. He has a wealth of domain expertise in the area of finance and managed to increase the company’s EBITDA through various strategic and tactical initiatives, he is client centric and consistently built strong working relationships with clients and vendors, and he demonstrated leadership skills mentoring teams and peers both in the US and overseas.
He is a well rounded, measured, logical, intelligent professional with a high standard of integrity who would add value to any organization he joins. I am happy to be available to discuss his skills further.
Over the past 4+ years I have worked closely with Luis in a number of areas ranging from contract negotiation and pricing strategies to personnel matters and new office/location initiatives. During this time Luis has consistently proven himself to be a true professional - proactive, detail-oriented, focused and thoughtful. He has consistently demonstrated the ability to balance the strategic focus and requirements of both vCustomer and of current & prospective clients/vendors. He has been a very effective leader, providing solid direction and strategic vision to teams located in multiple offices worldwide. Luis is equally comfortable in external settings (i.e. meetings and negotiations with clients and vendors) as he is working behind the scenes providing direction and strategic vision to internal teams. Time and again he has demonstrated his talent to coach, mentor and develop both younger members of his team as well as other, more seasoned department heads, directors and managers. I have no hesitation recommending Luis for any endeavor he feels capable and comfortable applying himself to!
I had the pleasure of being part of the Luis's team at vCustomer. During my 6+ years of experience, I came to know him as a person with exceptional people skills, high ethical values and the ability to lead and execute any project with positive results. He has a great financial acumen and a great understanding of financial and costing concepts.
Working with Luis helped me to look at the bigger picture and understand the intricacies of negotiation, working with vendors, analyzing the financials and performing due diligence for M&A activities.
He is a leader with ability to take solid and sometimes tough decisions to help the organization grow. He is a great communicator, excellent at setting expectations and giving room to people to grow . No matter what, you will hardly find him losing his patience.
I strongly believe that Luis can not only be a exceptional CFO but can also lead the organization and take it to greater heights.
I reported to Luis when i first joined vC. What impressed me most about him is how he has the ability to convey / deliver pleasant and not so pleasant tidings in an enviable diplomatic manner. Luis is very approachable and has always impressed me in the manner in which he reserves his judgement until he has been able to perceive issues from all angles and perspectives. My stint as his direct reportee was very short but probably the most useful since I reported to him in my early days in the organisation. He lent a hand when required, a shoulder at the appropriate time and tremendous confidence to be carry out my work. He makes a great boss and a very prized colleague.