Global Business and Telecommunications Expert
Dr. Carlos Baradello is an investor, advisor and public speaker. He draws upon his broad global academic and business experience, deep technical knowledge and his familiarity with the realities innovators encounter in organizations both large and small. His experience working with thousands of entrepreneurs around the world has enabled him to deduce key lessons for entrepreneurs to succeed in the global marketplace.
Areas of Expertise
Carlos’ interests include new global business creation, venture funding, business acceleration for "born global" startups and global scaling for "foreign born" startups in emerging countries. He is the founder of the University of San Francisco’s groundbreaking Silicon Valley Immersions™ and former Associate Dean of its Global and Executive Programs. In addition to his teaching responsibilities across four continents as a member of the faculty at the University of San Francisco, the Danish Technical University (Denmark), the Federico Santa Maria Technical University (Chile), and the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing, China), and he is a public speaker and corporate advisor to Fortune 500 companies, Economic Development Agencies and NGOs across the world. Carlos is also a Founder and General Partner of ALAYA BA, Cordoba’s (Argentina) first venture capital firm and Founder and Managing Partner of The Sausalito Group.
After earning his Engineering Degree from the Catholic University of Cordoba, Carlos earned his MSc from the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. For over 30 years, Carlos was in the telecommunications and computer industry with progressively senior roles at ITT, NYNEX, Digital Equipment Corporation, Advanced Fibre Communications (IPO ’96 acquired by Tellabs) and culminated at Motorola, where he was Corporate Vice President launching entrepreneurial strategic initiatives across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Author of over 50 technical and management papers, Carlos has received special recognitions and awards and several of his inventions have been granted US patents. and governmental development agencies, Carlos worked at the intersection between Technology, Social Impact and Economic Development in Latin America and the European Union. He is working on a future book to be published in 2014 titled "Soft Landing in Silicon Valley."
Carlos lives with his wife Ana in Tiburon, Northern California and has four grown children. He is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.