GELLIFY, a global B2B innovation ecosystem and technology company headquartered in Bologna (Italy), has announced the appointment of Juanfran García as the new Managing Director for Spain.
Juanfran is a Computer Science Engineer from the Barcelona School of Informatics (UPC) and an Executive MBA from EAE Business School.
With more than 20 years of experience in the analytical sector, during this time he has founded 3 companies focused in analytical technologies / products. His last company, DatKnoSys (Data Knowledge Systems), founded in 2009, was acquired by Grupo CMC in 2017.
He always has been involved in different aspects of innovation and development of his own products, appearing 2 times in the “Databases for Big Data” Gartner Magic Quadrant and always committed to the motto of “Technology as a path to improve business, not as an end”, with a high capacity to focus technology as an effective and high-value solution asset for the business.
He has led development, marketing and sales teams in numerous projects developed for national and international companies within the main sectors of the economy.
In +20 years of experience he has also worked as the Strategy, Business Development & Marketing Director of Grupo CMC, Big Data & Advanced Analytics Director of Grupo CMC, General Manager of ILLUMINATE SOLUTIONS and Country Manager of SYNERA SYSTEMS. Nowadays he’s also performing tasks as a Strategy & Technology Advisor in ACCIO10, Catalan Government.
“I believe that Juanfran is the right person to help us to grow and scale our business in Spain, given his initiative, extensive business experience, communication competences, leadership track record and deep knowledge of the corporate venturing ecosystem. I am excited to work with him to drive GELLIFY’s next phase of growth” said Diego Fernandez, CEO of GELLIFY Iberia.
With his incorporation, GELLIFY Iberia reinforces its management team to strengthen its operations in Spain, where it is experiencing significant growth with large customers, creating high impact projects based on its unique approach to innovation.