Juan is a skilled enterprise architect, senior web developer, and technical lead with 25 years of professional experience.
As Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Makers365, Juan works with our clients to align technology to their business vision and leads our outstanding dev team in the agile development of modern software applications using open source. In addition to Juan’s deep technical knowledge, he is a gifted communicator (fluent in Spanish and English) with significant client-facing experience at all levels of an organization, from front line to executive suite.
Prior to Makers365, Juan worked as a lead developer on large-scale projects helping advance the ambitious business visions of clients like Ogilvy & Mather, IBM, and the US General Services Administration.
Following a sojourn in Silicon Valley, Juan is an eager student and practitioner of innovation methodologies like design thinking, lean startup and agile.
Born in Cuba, Juan holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Las Villas University.
Co-Founder, Head of Growth & Impact
Cari is an expert relationship builder and manager with 25 years of professional experience.
As Co-Founder and Head of Growth & Impact for Makers365, Cari oversees our entire customer acquisition process and has a relentless focus on making our clients as successful as possible. While seasoned in business, Cari is also a serious student of design and technology. She has taught and practiced design thinking for nearly a decade and has a strong technical foundation from work done early in her career with the two Fortune 500 companies, Sun Microsystems and MCI.
Prior to Makers365, Cari worked globally at the intersection of innovation and entrepreneurship in growth-focused roles with organizations like Stanford University, Duke University, and the United Nations.
A Raleigh native, Cari holds an MBA in the Management of Global Information Technology from American University and is completing a certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from Stanford University.