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Universidad Simón Bolívar, engineering
Mechanical Engineering

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President and CEO

Former Companies

VP Global Product Marketing and Biz Dev
CMO & VP Strategy
General Manager Office Live (now Office 265)
General Manager Global SMB

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Luis J. Salazar

High tech | Internet | Digital Media Combines emerging companies and Fortune 500 experience in the high-tech and digital media industries with successful strategic and tactical expertise in global operations, marketing, and new product development, managing P&Ls from $10 million to $4 billion, building and retaining high-performance teams, and facilitating company turnaround. Has successfully launched more than 20 global products and formulated effective go-to-market strategies in the consumer and business spaces distinguished by double-digit revenue gains and achieving profitability objectives despite facing economic recession, changes in regulatory environments, cash-flow limitations, and political unrest. Experience taking companies from zero to 2 million users up to 700 million users, monetized through licensing, transactional, or advertising business models across PC, mobile devices, and/or cloud platforms. Experience in angel investing, venture capital, and corporate mergers and acquisitions, overseeing more than $200 million in transactions and partnerships.

Mentors leaders at Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs in Seattle, New York, Denver, Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley. Writes pieces on product marketing, business strategies, and venture investment in his blog “nakedCMO” and frequently covers those topics in speaking engagements.

Specialties:Go-to-market strategy and execution in startup, midsize, and large tech or digital media corporations - Product design & strategy - Turnarounds and performance enhancement - User experience optimization and customer loyalty- Global market evaluation, penetration, and expansion - Acquisitions, joint ventures, and licensing agreements - Divestitures, asset liquidations, and cost containment - Direct and indirect channel models and mass/social/viral customer acquisition and retention.

Recent Milestones

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    Luis J. Salazar added a position as President and CEO at Jobaline. (10/1/12)
    Posted 11/30/12 at 11:01am
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    Luis J. Salazar added a position as VP Global Product Marketing and Biz Dev at Yahoo!. (1/1/11)
    Posted 12/2/12 at 7:26pm
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    Luis J. Salazar added a position as CMO & VP Strategy at GMI. (10/1/08)
    Posted 12/2/12 at 7:26pm
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    Luis J. Salazar added a position as General Manager Office Live (now Office 265) at Microsoft. (1/1/05)
    Posted 12/2/12 at 7:26pm
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    Luis J. Salazar added a position as General Manager Global SMB at Microsoft. (1/1/00)
    Posted 12/2/12 at 7:26pm

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