Gustavo Herrera, Founder

Marketer, Engineer, Product Manager

Cambridge, Massachusetts, US

Gustavo is looking for someone to join him/her or to join a startup

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Gustavo is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Product Manager

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Can offer equal investment ($5,000 - $15,000)

Relevant industries

Technology Defense and Security

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Finance
Technical
Sales
Managing People
Product Management
Marketing
Gustavo is open to joining a startup

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Can offer equal investment ($5,000 - $15,000)

Relevant industries

Technology Defense and Security

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Marketing
Product Management
Managing People
Technical
Finance
Sales
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Gustavo

I have decided to leave my high paid job at a huge corporation and follow my passion of creating something on my own and making a greater impact in society.

I should mention my personality and motivations, because though professional experience and skills are very important in candidates, no one can deny that personality type is at least somewhat important in a startup environment. So briefly, I'm an extrovert, I like being surrounded by creative people, sharing ideas and having fun at work. I hate sitting in a cubicle and prefer sitting in an open space, these kind of settings lead to synergies and collaboration. Money does not motivate me, what motivates me is recognition for doing a good job and making an impact on people's lives, either by providing them with a good service or product.

I am a tinkerer, I like to take things apart just to see how they work. I love programming (Java, C, Matlab) and making gadgets with Arduino boards, I am NOT a programmer though. I like Inbound marketing and being engaged in social media. I religiously read Engadget, TechCrunch, AVC, LifeHacker, The Economist, Maker Magazine, etc. I love technology and love when I get to know about new technological advances before everyone else.

I have worked in the two largest Employers in Massachusetts: Raytheon and EMC. Raytheon was my first job out of college and I liked it. I was a systems engineer working on missile defense shit and project management, left the company to pursue an opportunity at ABB, an electrical engineering company in Switzerland, where I was product manager, managing product features and product roadmaps for grid technologies. I'm currently working at EMC as a Sr. Product Marketing Manager, developing marketing strategies for storage servers, product positioning and pricing.
I have co-founded two startups (Hardware and Services), one of them received a first round of funding from a private investor (www.smarthudsystem.com). I successfully negotiated the term sheet and secured the funding to develop a prototype. SmartHUD was acquired by SenseDriver Technologies. I'm currently working as a big data consultant for a very innovative advertising agency, leveraging the power of predictive analytics to provide insights to our clients around the country.

Now my partners and I are currently opening a coworking space in East Cambridge. Contact me if you want to become a member of the coolest space in the Boston area. www.plugcambridge.com

I'm looking to meet people with ideas to join forces and make these ideas a reality, our coworking space provides coaching sessions as well as access to capital through a network of small angel investors in Latin America.

So there's the summary of who I am. So if you are intrigued by my background and professional experience do not hesitate to contact me. I’m am here to help you in any way I can.

Education

Boston University

MBA Marketing

- 2011

Northeastern University

MS Electrical Engineering

- 2005

Northeastern University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

- 2003

Certification

Six Sigma Green Belt

Inbound Marketing Certificate

Product Management Course @ General Assembly