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Advisory Board

Carla de Vanegas

Carla de Vanegas is a visionary leader in the field of entrepreneurship and human capital management in Latin America. She currently serves as Executive Vice President of SearchIn Latam, where she has been responsible for commercial and business strategy. She is Co-Founder of companies such as Tecoloco.com, Joven360 and Search Club. Previously, she contributed significantly to Xerox Corporation in El Salvador as Commercial Director for 14 years. 

Carla has a degree in Computer Science from the Universidad Centroamericana 'José Simeón Cañas' and has a postgraduate degree in Business Management from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Throughout her career, she has proven to be a tireless entrepreneur, an inspiring leader and passionate about talent and young people, being a strategic ally for companies in the search and retention of the best talent in Latin America.


Luis Menendez

Luis Menéndez is a professional with a solid academic background, which includes two bachelor's degrees and four master's degrees in the business field. With more than 20 years of experience, he has specialized in business growth, especially in areas such as business development, sales forces and investment in Europe and Latin America.

As founder of several companies and investor in many others, he has played a crucial role in promoting businesses in both geographies, supporting their expansion and development.


Salvador Morales

Salvador Morales is a passionate and humanistic leader, co-founder and CEO of MBI Talent Group, a Human Resources Consulting firm with a presence in 13 countries and 4 legal entities. As a certified coach, he has dedicated the last 5 years to coaching and mentoring recruiters and entrepreneurs to unlock their full potential and achieve their goals more quickly and effectively.

With more than 18 years of experience in the world of international headhunting, Salvador has worked for renowned companies, especially in high-level executive positions in various industries, including Pharma, Technology, Digital, Retail, Consumer, Startups and Chemicals. His experience covers regions such as Latin America, the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.


Irene Bustamante

Irene is an entrepreneur with more than 28 years of experience in the executive talent search industry in the United States, Central America and South America. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing from Barat College, Chicago, Illinois.

She is the founder of SEARCH, the first headhunting firm in El Salvador, which is now a leading company in 9 countries in Central America, the Dominican Republic, Colombia and Ecuador. Over the years, SEARCH has conducted around 25,000 interviews with talent in the 9 countries where it operates.

In addition, Irene is co-founder of OUTSOURCE, the first Payroll outsourcing company in Central America, TECOLOCO.COM, the first electronic job board in the region, JOVEN360.COM, the first youth employability platform in Central America, HEALTHY COMPANY, an Organizational Wellness platform, and SEARCH CLUB, a company focused on strategies for attracting talent and building employee loyalty in LATAM.

Currently, Irene is President of the SEARCH IN Group, a leading group of innovative and disruptive Human Capital services in Latin America.


Pablo Rodríguez

Paul firmly believes that what is essential is invisible to the eye. With 33 years of experience in the capital markets, technology, internationalization and M&A sectors, he has held various management positions and has been an entrepreneur.

Throughout his career, Pablo has demonstrated fundamental values such as passion, positivity, teamwork and integrity, which have marked both his professional and personal life. Despite facing failures related to management software companies and corporate financing, it has also achieved significant successes, such as the creation in 2001 of a leading company in the Spanish mobile application development market.

Currently, Pablo manages an investment fund with stakes in company internationalization companies, Big Data for the hotel sector and strategic consulting for large companies. In addition, he is a founding partner and CEO of beonit, a pioneering company in Spain in creating value through people's talent, and a member of the board of directors of various companies.

His academic training includes an MBA from IE and a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Business Administration at the Pontifical University of Comillas.