Hola. My name is Andres Arias. I was born and raised surrounded by volcanoes and mountains in Mexico City. Today, I live next to palm trees and beaches in Miami, where I moved right out of college.
For years I wanted to study astrophysics. At 17, I spent a year been mentored by a UNAM researcher. I decided to follow (a slightly) darker path and started a career in tech lured by the nascent and exciting internet era of the late 90s.
I read, think and relax playing guitar or walking in the beach with my wife and three children.
My career has been focused mostly on the US and Latin America and began in 1999 with Lucent Technologies (now Nokia Networks) where I helped deploy data and wireless networks across the Americas.
In 2002, I moved on to launch the new JV between Sony and Ericsson in Latin America where I ultimately led the product management team and after launching hundreds of mobile products in over 20 countries (and luckily before iPhone) I joined Cisneros Group, a Miami-based media conglomerate.
Cisneros was a traditional media company looking to launch their interactive division, and their subsidiaries became fertile ground to explore and test multiple internet business models. As part of the Cisneros group, I ran value-added services for an MVNO (Movida), operations for a content aggregator division (LatCel), launched a soccer social network (Wallcup), did M&A for digital companies, and ran product and operations for a mobile advertising company (Adsmovil).
In 2018, I helped Neoris launch their global building materials digital transformation practice. And since 2020, I have been focused on growing Clarity, a small (ok tiny) growth company I founded in 2016.