Frank Carbajal

Author, Building the Latino Future: Success Stories for the Next Generation, Founder and President of EsTiempo LLC, and Founder of the Silicon Valley Leadership Summit

Contact: frank(at)estiempo(dot)com

Frank Carbajal is Founder and President of EsTiempo and coauthor of Building the Latino Future: Success Stories for the Next Generation. An inspiring collection of success stories from the country’s most prominent Latinos, Building the Latino Future offers insight and advice for Latinos in any industry who want to succeed spectacularly.

As a part of the Ken Blanchard network of keynote speakers and a member of the Silicon Valley Coaching Federation, Frank Carbajal provides small business owners, CEOs, executives, managers and directors, with the framework and tools necessary to achieve their personal best.

Frank holds an MA, with an emphasis in Human Resources Management. Currently, Frank is a member of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), and sits on the Advocacy Board for the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.

Graciela Tiscareño-Sato
Author, Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them & Founder, Gracefully Global Group

Contact: grace(at)latinnovating(dot)com

Graciela Tiscareño-Sato is the author of the first book at the intersection of the green American economy and Latino leadership and innovation. Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them received congressional recognition seven months ahead of its publication date.

Graciela is the Founder of Gracefully Global Group, a unified communications and marketing excellence firm serving the medium to large global enterprise. Prior to this, Tiscareño-Sato orchestrated various product marketing campaigns and led the Green Enterprise Initiative at a Munich-headquartered communications company. There she helped global enterprises understand the economic and sustainability benefits of collaboration technologies. She has published extensively in the U.S. and European trade media, including Environmental Leader, the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s magazine Hispanic MBA, Communications News, Enterprise Technology Management and many others. She’s an active mentor to Latino youth. Her business expertise includes collaboration technologies to improve team processes and a deep marketing and PR skill set.

Tiscareño-Sato was honored by LATINA Style Magazine as the San Francisco Bay Area “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2010. Graciela earned her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. She completed her master’s degree in International Management at Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington while serving as an instructor navigator on active duty with the United States Air Force. Graciela lives in the East Bay with her family.

Margarita Quihuis
Chairman, Hispanic-Net, Director, Stanoford Peace Innovation Lab

Contact: msq(at)hispanic-net(dot)org

A social entrepreneur and mentor capitalist, Margarita Quihuis’s career has focused on innovation, technology incubation, access to capital and entrepreneurship.

She is the chairman of Hispanic-Net, a non-profit organization where Hispanic entrepreneurs, executives, innovators and investors come together to create market leading companies. She is a researcher at the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab and director of the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab which creates insights into how technology can be designed to inspire people and create a better society.

In 2004, Women’s eNews named her as one of their ’21 Leaders for the 21st Century’ and was one of WITI’s Women to Watch in 2003. In 2007 she was named ‘One of The 100 Most Influential Latinos in Silicon Valley.’ In 2010 she received the Maestro Award for Latina Leadership from Latino Leaders Magazine.

Juan Escobar (photo not available)

The only child of immigrant parents fleeing El Salvador’s civil war in the 1980’s, Juan Escobar graduated as the first in his family to receive a college degree in December 2009 with a Bachelor of Science double major in Marketing & Accounting, and a minor in Radio, Television & Film. While pursuing his undergraduate studies, Juan worked for several organizations, including The Kellogg Company, Intuit, DreamWorks Animation SKG, IDEO, Symantec Corporation and Big Brothers Big Sisters; following graduation, he initiated his post-undergraduate career at Google.A firm believer in community service, Juan has been involved in numerous academic, non-profit and professional groups, some of which include the Bay Area Latino Network (BALN), National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), Latinos In College, Latino Business Students Association (LBSA), Association of Latino Professionals In Finance & Accounting (ALPFA), Latino Business Professionals (LBP) and Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (HFSV).

Juan Jurado

Entrepreneur, Student at Stanford University, BA Science, Technology and Society


Juan Jurado was born in Medellin, Colombia and migrated to the U.S. with his family at the age of four. His parents came to America in search of a better future and education for their only child. Juan was raised in Cambridge, MA and later moved to California to pursue his undergraduate degree at Stanford University. Juan will be graduating in June 2012 with a Bachelors of Arts in Science, Technology and Society with a concentration in Product Design.  Juan is interested in understanding the effects of technology to build a better future and is passionate about sustainable design, entreprenuership and Latino leadership.

For the past 5 years Juan has worked alongside his father to found and manage a construction firm based in the New England  – Jurado Construction. The business has experienced great growth over the last couple of years and Juan and his father have a strong vision for the continued development of their company.  Juan has been responsible for orchestrating all sides of marketing and development for the company.

Juan is also a member of Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. An organization aimed at helping latino men graduate college and continue to give back to their community through community service and educational programming.

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