Globant Appoints Gonzalo Alonso as the New VP of Operations
17 Aug 2012
After working as General Manager for Spanish-Speaking Latin America at Google, Alonso comes to strengthen Globant´s plans of expansion throughout the world.
Buenos Aires, April 6th, 2009. – Globant, one of the top leaders in software product development, R&D, and IT maintenance outsourcing, announced that Gonzalo Alonso will be joining the management team as VP of Operations. Gonzalo will be responsible of managing the complete operations of the company, and will be focused in fostering the company’s growth according to its expansion goals.
Gonzalo comes to Globant after working as General Manager for Spanish-Speaking Latin America at Google, where he was responsible for the opening of Mexico´s offices (first in the region) and the opening of Google´s third services and operations center worldwide in Buenos Aires. Before that, Gonzalo worked for 10 years at Microsoft where he was responsible for products such as Hotmail and MSN Messenger, and he is a graduate from the Microsoft “Leadership” program, which is led by Bill Gates.
“In this context of crisis, we have moved one step forward to become a global company, and people like Gonzalo prove that the major players of the industry agree with this. His appointment shows how strongly we are positioning ourselves not only in Latam, but also in the continent, and it´s a huge move towards our goal of taking the company to the next level,” explained Martín Migoya, Globant CEO and co-founder. “Gonzalo Alonso, together with Alejandro Scannapieco (Globant CFO, former CFO at Microsoft South Cone), Guillermo Marsicovetere (Globant CBO, former VP of Operations at Sun Microsystems England), Guibert Englebienne (Globant CTO), Néstor Nocetti (Globant VP Innovation) and Martín Umaran (Globant COO), make a highly qualified management team, one of the most experienced in the industry.”
“I´m very excited to join Globant: I´ve found in this company an amazing team and a unique place in the region, filled with great challenges and opportunities,” stated Gonzalo Alonso, VP of Operations. “Our main goal will be to expand Globat´s outreach and reinforce its path as a high-impact world-class company, and I´m confident that we have everything needed to achieve our objectives in a short-term basis. We are ready to enhance our operations in the US, and we know we can generate more value for all the Americans.”
Globant is one of the top leaders in software product development, R&D, and IT maintenance outsourcing. Globant combines a rational blend of Open Source with proprietary software, which brings flexibility, mitigates risk and eventually reduces costs. Globant’s proprietary SmartStaffing Technology™ yields high performance teams that enable companies to quickly develop their software products and gain an edge in the competitive landscape with the lowest total cost. Globant is a privately held, privately funded company headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina with offices in Tandil, Córdoba, Rosario and La Plata in Argentina, Palo Alto, Austin and Boston in the United States, Mexico City, Bogota, Santiago de Chile and London. For more information, visit www.globant.com