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Team

Team

Hector Botero
Hector Botero

President and CEO
Miami, Florida

Direct Phone: (305) 851-2068

E: [email protected]

Hector Botero

Mr. Botero has spent more than 10 years building, running and troubleshooting
international and emerging markets newswire operations in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America
and North America for the largest corporate newswires worldwide. Previously, Mr. Botero led
international operations at Marketwired Sysomos, a leading corporate communications and social
media services company owned by OMERS Private Equity, one of Canada’s largest private equity
groups with more than 6.5 billion dollars under management. From 1997 until 2008, Mr. Botero
worked as President of Business Wire Latin America and Business Wire China. Business Wire was
acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 2006.

Ed Vidal
Eduardo Vidal

Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Miami, Florida

Direct Phone: (713) 725-6169

E: [email protected]

Ed Vidal

Mr. Vidal is a corporate lawyer with over 30 years of experience in New York
and Chicago firms, having worked on a wide range of transactions such as securities placements,
loan financings and private equity investments. For the last few years he has been General
Counsel of iCrowdNewswire, LLC and its predecessor affiliate, focusing on the legal aspects of
outsourcing, crowdfunding and startup companies.

His experience includes cross-border transactions involving Latin America, Europe and
Asia-Pacific. He is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese and French,
having worked with local counsel in jurisdictions worldwide. He is a member of the bar in the
States of New York and Illinois.

Gulfam
Gulfam Shabbir

Marketing Manager
Islamabad, Pakistan

Mr. Gulfam is Marketing Manager & Product Lead. He has over 7 years of experience in Digital
Marketing, Lead generation and client relationship management. He is a Software Engineer with
in-depth understanding of both the technical and not technical aspects of marketing campaigns.

Azam
Azam Maqsood

Tech Developer
Islamabad, Pakistan

Mr. Azam is a Technical Lead Developer. Having  years of professional experience in web development
and has worked on several large scale web projects from start to end. For the past years
he has been working as a senior web developer and had transform business ideas in to web application.
Mr. Azam has excellent communication skills and really enjoy on explaining technical details.

Daud Akhtar
Daud Akhtar

Editorial Manager
Islamabad, Pakistan

Mr.Daud is Editorial Manager and Chief Editor. Manages and Handle’s all Press Release Affair’s,
Client’s Consultation, Editorial Team of Professional Editor’s, Supervision of Press Releases in
Multiple Languages. Hold’s Bachelor Degree in Mass Communication. Experience of working with
Multi-National Clients Worldwide. Client Satisfaction is his biggest priority. Good Knowledge of
Press Release Industry. Goal oriented person.

Inaam Ullah
Inaam Ullah

Sales & Lead Generation Expert
Islamabad, Pakistan

Inaam brings more than a 5 years of experience in sales and marketing for iCrowdNewswire. He is an integral
part of sales and lead generation process, sales strategies, contemporary marketing techniques
in leads gathering and conversion of leads. Prior to joining iCrowdNewswrie,
Inaam has a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry.
Skilled in Analytical Skills, Sales, Management, Teamwork, and Marketing.
Strong marketing professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Marketing

M.Qasim
M.Qasim

Graphics Design / Quality Assurance / Front End Developer
Islamabad, Pakistan

Mr. Qasim is certified Graphics & Web Designer form (Microsoft IT Academy) & Quality Assurance Manager.
He has over 4 years of experience in Graphics Designing and in-depth understanding of Quality Assurance.
Skilled in design services,user experience/interface,product design, quality assurance,Teamwork, and
development. He has done bachelor in Sciences and now doing BSCS.

Mary Landicho
Mary Landicho

Customer Service Manager
Manila, Philippines

Ms. Landicho is a Customer Service Manager. She has over 5 years of customer service experience in different fields.
Experience working with Multi-national clients worldwide. Being in this field for a long time, she is very knowledgeable
on how to handle different types of personalities and know how to do resolve customers issues using different types of resources.

Shine Dagulo
Shine Dagulo

Customer Service Specialist
Olongapo, Philippines

Shine has been in the Customer Service industry for over 5 years handling customer support, technical and
sales through various channels; chat, email and phone. Proficient with Customer Relationship Management software
and skilled in Analytical Skills, Communication Skills, Leadership, and Teamwork. Believes that by taking the time
to listen, understand and assess every client’s needs, you will come up with solutions that not only improve their
business but also offer great value for their money.

Advisors

Antoun Sfeir

President, ePressPack SAS, PressKing
Paris, France

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Mr. Antoun Sfeir is a global entrepreneur having founded ePressPack in 2011.
Today, ePressPack clients include Air Liquide, Axa, Bayer, Louis Vuitton, Orange,
Renault-Nissan, Sanofi, Commission Europeene and France Television. ePressPack has a presence in
6 countries in France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Europe. In February 2015, ePressPack
acquired PressKing, a SaaS solution designed to provide companies the ability to manage their
own virtual press room online. Mr. Sfeir was formerly with PR Newswire France from 2003 to 2011.

Martin Murtland

General Manager / Head of Product / Revenue Builder
Greater New York City

Ed Vidal

Martin is a senior executive with over 20 years in product and management
roles in the digital content and data analytics sectors. Most recently, he was Senior Vice
President, Product and Data, at PR Newswire where he was responsible for cloud-based
subscription products, e-commerce, reporting and analytics, user experience and shared services.
Previously, Martin worked for Dow Jones in various global roles including Managing Director of
the Communications Solutions Group, which provided software solutions for public relations
professionals. Prior positions included General Manager for Dow Jones Factiva, Director, Content
& Metadata Strategy, Content Licensing, and Business Planning. Martin has been quoted as an
expert on enterprises’ use of social media and analytics in various media, including The
Financial Times. He is a contributor to “Supporting Strategy: Frameworks, Methods & Models”
published by John Wiley. He also co-founded the Robbinsville Irish Heritage Association and
earned his M.B.A. with distinction from Warwick University in the U.K.

Wolfgang Zehrt
Wolfgang Zehrt

Founder of text-on GmbH and a digital agency / dapd news agency / ddp direct / dapd video /
medienservice exklusiy / Hugin, a New York Stock Exchange company
Berlin, Germany

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Wolfgang Zehrt is an experienced news and information expert with an
international track record. Zehrt built up, among other companies, an Internet TV service
provider in New York and founded the PR company directnews (Leipzig), which was later integrated
into the NYSE and now belongs to the news agency Reuters. As board of the news agency dapd
(Berlin, 420 employees), he was responsible for digital product development and the development
of the PR and content marketing business. He currently manages clients worldwide in the area of
​​”automated content”. Zehrt has published two textbooks about news and public relations. As a
reporter he reported for ARD, Zeit and Stern several years from the Middle East.

MAM
Miguel Angel Martinez Beccar Varela

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lawyer from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Master in Corporate Communications by Università della
Santa Croce, Rome. Attending a PhD in Communication Sciences from Universidad Austral.
He is a strategic communications Consultant and expert in Latin American lobby, where stands out
for its interaction with press and public officers, his excellent advice on crisis management
and distinctive views on the matter.
Founder and CEO of MedioXMedio, company that provides information services and database on
journalists and media in Argentina, which years later was sold to the Canadian media company,
Marketwire.
Founded and directed, until 2006, “La Ciudad”, a newspaper from San Miguel de Tucumán.
Former Communications Director of Opus Dei Prelature in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and
Bolivia. He completed his professional mentoring with Dr. Joaquin Navarro-Valls, Director of
Sala Stampa Vaticana.
University professor.

Hiram Enriquez
Hiram Enriquez

Director, Product Marketing – SPT Digital Networks Latin America at Sony Pictures
Entertainment
Miami, Florida

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Experienced leader in the digital media space. Innovative digital media
strategist, creator and producer of digital content and community products, specialized in US
& Latin America. Seasoned producer of produced internet, television, radio, and broadband
programming, covered news, technology, business, digital lifestyles and popular culture as a
reporter and host of a TV show. More than twelve years of experience in broadcast and digital
media business development, product development, product management, production, convergent
media production and content strategies. Research interest in technology and the media, media
convergence, media studies and critique. Previously Hiram worked with Viacom International, MTV
Networks, Univision Interactive and Yahoo!.

David Ketchum
David Ketchum

CEO, Current Asia
Chairman, Digital + Direct Marketing Association
Hong Kong and Singapore

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David is a strong advocate for the business value that marketing and
communications add at every level of the sales funnel, from building brand awareness, to
engaging customers, to driving sales, to CRM.

David is CEO of Current Asia www.currentasia.com, a new breed of business solutions
provider that maximizes the value of clients’ data, contacts and content. Current Asia helps
companies identify and deploy the right marketing technologies using its proprietary PPCT
(People, Process, Content, Technology) methodology. The company operates across Asia Pacific
with presence in Singapore and Hong Kong.

As Chairman of the industry group the Digital + Direct Marketing Association [D+D] he helps
drive thought leadership and direct activities regionwide, including lobbying, events,
networking and research.

Previously, as founder and President of Bite Asia-Pacific (named Mid-Sized Network of the Year
by Campaign Asia) and Technology Agency of the Year (Holmes Report), David headed up the six
offices in the region and provides senior client counsel.

David has lived and worked in Asia since 1992, and worked in Europe and the US previously. He
founded Upstream Asia, which joined Bite Communications in 2009. In 2008 David managed the sale
of Media Services Asia (MSA) to Marketwired, He served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and
Communications Asia-Pacific for Calvin Klein, Inc., and also held senior positions with
Burson-Marsteller and Hill and Knowlton internationally.

He is the author of the book BIG M, little m Marketing: New Strategies for a New Asia.

Rodolfo Zabisky
Rodolfo Zabisky

CEO and Chairman of Grupo Attitude S.A. and Coordinator of Brasil+Competitivo Initiative
São Paulo, Brazil

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Rodolfo Zabisky is CEO and Chairman of Grupo Attitude S.A.
(www.attitudesa.com). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from IMT-Maua and an
MBA from FGV-SP and Columbia Business School. Rodolfo served in various capacities for 18 years
at the Odebrecht Organization (1982 through 1999), primarily on technology, business and
commercial planning, investor relations and structured finance (asset backed and IPOs). In 1995,
he was Top 5 finalist at the Global International Entrepreneurial Challenge of MOOT CORP
(University of Texas at Austin). In November 1999, Rodolfo founded Grupo Attitude (then MZ
Consult), an integrated business communication company (Investor Relations/Governance, Public
Relations, Digital Marketing and Research/Intelligence). In 2007, he was selected entrepreneur
of the year by both rankings: Endeavor-Exame PME (innovation) and FGV-PEGN (growth). By mid 2012
he initiated the mobilization “Brasil+Competitivo” (www.bmaiscompet.com.br) to encourage best
practices in productivity and governance.

Enzo Villani
Greg Barton

CEO & Founder, BNamericas
Santiago, Chile

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BNamericas delivers on-the-ground insight and trusted business intelligence to companies and
investors active and entering Latin America. Identifying opportunities early-on and connecting
clients with business contacts and decision-makers across 12 industries, BNamericas is the edge
your company needs in Latin America. In addition to project-focused industry news and data, as
well as C-level conferences, BNamericas analyzes macro movements that affect everyday business
and future developments, including social, political, economic, regulatory, technological,
financial and labor-related coverage. Connecting our clients with trustworthy and timely
insights, BNamericas has been shaping the development of Latin America for 19 years. BNamerica’s
focus is on Oil & Gas, Electric Power, Mining, Metals, Water & Waste, Infrastructure,
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Banking, Privatization, Insurance and Petrochemicals
across the whole of Latin America.