Meet The Team

The Talent Inside MangoChango

René Larrave

Chairman

René has more than 30 years of experience as a management consultant, entrepreneur, investor, and professor. In his spare time, he likes to travel on his motorcycle around the world and has visited more than 100 countries in a quest to better understand the world.

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Manolo Guerrero

CEO

Manolo is a well known innovation expert and technology strategist with over 25 years of experience. Has led development teams for large corporations, as well as for a few successful startups. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis and traveling the world.

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Charles Smyth

CRO

Charles has 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing, and customer experience. He enjoys leveraging technology to create operating efficiencies within an organization that allow clients to focus on core competencies. He is an avid motorcyclist, world traveler, and tech diver.

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Miguel de León

VPO

Miguel has over 10 years of experience leading mission critical software development projects around the world. He focuses on developing highly scalable applications with world-class stability and availability. Miguel enjoys coffee, photography, and hiking.

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Chris Hardaway

Business Development Manager

Chris has over 10 years of experience in sales and marketing of complex technology-based solutions. He has worked for both software (SaaS) and technology services companies (e.g., Cloud) working with senior executives in developing technology-driven strategies and solutions. He has a BS in Social Sciences from Kansas State University and enjoys golf and traveling in his spare time.

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Jorge Cajas

Manager

Jorge has over 6 years experience developing enterprise solutions, e-banking, web and mobile applications using top tier technologies. He enjoys sharing his knowledge by participating and speaking at different technology events and communities around the world.

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Kevin Gomez

Manager

Kevin is a software engineer passionate about learning algorithms and data structures. He enjoys challenges that involve working with multiple stacks and process automation. When Fernando is not coding, he can be found playing video games online or watching football.

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Juanluis Estrada

Manager

Juanluis is a software engineer who specializes in test-driven development and automation, including continuous integration tools and best practices. He enjoys rock music and playing video games.

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Hugo Castillo

Manager

Hugo is a senior software engineer with extensive experience developing and designing complex systems and leading development teams. He loves traveling, skateboarding, video games, and spending time with friends and family.

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Derek Menendez

Manager

Derek is passionate about technology and entrepreneurship. He loves developing well architected software that delivers highly available and scalable infrastructure solutions. When Derek is not writing code, he is either playing Age of Empires or learning to play a musical instrument.

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Rodrigo Pineda

Manager

Rodrigo is an expert level engineer with experience in delivering up-to-date architectures and technology solutions that are highly maintainable and scalable. He has worked with some of the leading software companies in the world, evaluating, designing, and delivering world class customer facing apps using the latest technologies and frameworks.

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Leonel Rojas

Architect

Leonel is a highly skilled Software Engineer and Solutions Architect with a passion for technology and adventure. Leonel has more than 15 years of experience working at Fortune 500 companies, honing his craft. He loves building innovative and scalable software solutions that meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. He spends his personal time playing board games, video games, cycling and traveling.

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Andres de la Cerda

Manager

Andres is a senior software engineer with more than two decades of experience in software engineering. Throughout his career he has led cross-functional teams to optimize workflows in order to deliver leading-edge technology solutions. Andres is a natural problem solver, He fosters a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, always empowering his team members to excel. With a strong dedication to quality and customer satisfaction, he drives teams to surpass expectations and create impactful software solutions that resonate with end-users.

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Ricky Yancor

Senior Software Engineer

Ricky is a resourceful software engineer who loves to produce high-quality solutions. He has a technical depth that often surpasses that of more seasoned developers. He loves coaching and teaching others the tricks of the technology world.

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Emilio Barrientos

Senior Software Engineer

Emilio has a passion for the methodical and efficient use of new web and mobile development technologies. He also enjoys working with Blockchain and crypto exchange platforms. In his spare time, he enjoys watching soccer.

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Allan Búrbano

Senior Software Engineer

Allan is a proactive, driven, and results-oriented engineer who enjoys technology, especially when a compelling business case supports it. He loves open source tools and initiatives and has over seven years of experience in leading edge software development. He enjoys riding his motorcycle and listening to good music.

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Edgar Giron

Senior Software Engineer

Edgar is an authentic innovator, always thinking about opportunities to improve things. He has extensive experience working with both startups and large businesses in creating things from scratch. He believes team work is key to successful technology projects. In his spare time, he enjoys playing field hockey, reading books, and playing musical instruments. He is also an avid stock trader always looking for the next big investment opportunity.

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Alejandro Tamayo

Senior Software Engineer

Alejandro is passionate about new software development technologies. He has over eight years of experience developing applications and working as a mentor for up and coming web and mobile application developers. He enjoys swimming, music and playing video games.

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Marvin Alvarado

Senior Software Engineer

Marvin loves software engineering and enjoys learning from others. He has built both web and mobile apps for multiple international companies, always leveraging the latest best practices. In his spare time, he likes playing sports and spending time with his family.

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Andrea Alvarez

Senior Software Engineer

Andrea is a software engineer who enjoys writing high-quality code and experimenting with new technologies. She is a great critical thinker who helps teams map and design the best solutions from different scenarios. She enjoys playing online multiplayer video games and meeting people from around the world.

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Pablo Hernandez

Senior Software Engineer

Pablo is a full-stack software engineer who enjoys problem solving. He has worked as a full stack web developer and RPA developer for large multinational companies. He is friends with all cats, loves computers and rock music.

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Luis Rivera

Senior Software Engineer

Luis is an experienced DevOps engineer with experience in developing and designing well structured software systems. He is a tech enthusiast and an avid cinephile. He loves video games and spending time with friends and family.

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Pedro Cáceres

Senior Software Engineer

Pedro is an accomplished software developer with more than 9 years of experience. Converting coffee into source code is his hobby and his passion. He also loves motorcycles and rainy days.

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Bryan Valenzuela

Senior Software Engineer

Bryan is a software engineer with more than 6 years of development experience in mobile, web frontend and backend using a variety of technologies. He likes to learn new technologies and to be up-to-date with all the latest developments. He enjoys playing video games, building Lego toys, playing football and watching movies.

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Pablo Medrano

Senior Software Engineer

Pablo is a seasoned software engineer who enjoys learning new things. He is comfortable in all technology areas from coding, to networking, to DevOps, to cloud technologies. Pablo loves swimming, teaching and coaching others, science fiction, music, video games, and learning about computer hardware.

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Erick Damián

Senior Software Engineer

Erick is an experienced full stack software developer with an emphasis in the backend who enjoys exploring new technologies. He is a fast learner and has the ability to quickly get the most out of new technologies. In his spare time, he enjoys video games and reading about almost anything.

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David García

Senior Software Engineer

David has over 7 years of experience developing software solutions and is always eager to take on new technology challenges. He is passionate about software and hardware. He is a critical thinker who enjoys coming up with simple and elegant solutions to solve complex problems. He loves pizza, coffee and videogames.

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Manuel Fuentes

Senior Software Engineer

Manuel is a full-stack software engineer with expertise in designing and building secure and highly scalable software solutions using the latest frameworks and technologies. He enjoys music, movies, playing video games and traveling.

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Jennifer Rodriguez

Senior Software Engineer

Jennifer is a software engineer who enjoys creating innovative software solutions. She believes in teamwork and in the power of sharing knowledge. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising. learning new technologies, and spending time with family.

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Erick Hernandez

Senior Software Engineer

Erick is a software engineer focused on web and mobile solutions. He loves developing enjoyable and easy to use solutions to give a best-in-class user experience. Erick enjoys cooking, going to the cinema, playing video games and playing the guitar.

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Mynor Xico

Software Engineer

Mynor is a full stack developer mainly focused on the backend. He is passionate about continuously learning new technologies and looking for social impact opportunities using technology. When he is not coding, he is practicing piano, playing video games or going out for a walk.

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Diego Moir

Senior Software Engineer

Diego is a software engineer mainly focused on front end development leveraging the latest technologies and frameworks. He enjoys learning and developing well structure and scalable software architectures. In his spare time, he likes to travel and just hang out with friends.

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Diego Calderón

Senior Software Engineer

Diego is an experienced full-stack software engineer including mobile development. He enjoys learning new technologies and coaching others on the use of best tools, frameworks, and practices. He enjoys traveling, taking pictures, and watching movies in his spare time.

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Leo Menendez

Senior Software Engineer

Leo is a full stack software developer and an experienced project leader with over 15 years of experience building well architected and scalable technology solutions in a variety of industries such as financial services, telecom, and ecommerce among others. Throughout his career, he has mastered multiple programming languages, DBMSs as well as CI/CD and unit testing approaches and technologies.

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Vittorio Toriello

Senior Software Engineer

Vittorio has more than 9 years of fullstack and mobile development for both startups and large businesses. He enjoys the challenges of ew projects with complex problems to solve. Vittorio loves learning about new technologies and how to best apply them to new technical challenges. In his spare time, he enjoys practicing contact sports, playing board games, and reading.

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Erick Bamaca

Senior Software Engineer

Erick is a senior software engineer passionate about accessibility and developing web solutions. He is a seasoned practitioner with experience in leading large and complex technology projects, providing consulting, and enabling cross-functional collaboration. He has worked with both large corporations and startups at different maturity levels. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and going out on his bike.

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Luis Guzman

Senior Software Engineer

Luis is a full-stack software engineer who enjoys creating new products or services. He loves combining his analytical thinking and passion for art to build beautiful UI/UX products. In his spare time, Luis enjoys reading, studying philosophy and scuba diving.

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Christian Altan

Software Engineer

Christian is a passionate software engineer. He believes that the most successful projects are possible only by paying attention to the small details. In his spare time, he enjoys driving, music, and everything technology.

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Daniel Lara

Software Engineer

Daniel is a software developer mainly focused on the backend. He has a passion for teaching. He leads software development communities and is constantly thinking about how technology can help improve lives. In his spare time, he enjoys following the latest development with blockchain, augmented reality and crypto assets.

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William Valladares

Software Engineer

William is a full-stack software engineer with experience in academia and industry. He enjoys learning and keeping up with the latest software engineering developments. He likes playing video games and e-sports, listening to music, and watching football.

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José Estrada

Software Engineer

Jose is a technology enthusiast. He is passionate about using the latest technologies to build applications that automate and improve people's lives and business operations. He enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, and everything related to agriculture.

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Isaac Ventura

Software Engineer

Isaac is a seasoned software engineer with a strong background in enabling client’s strategic endeavors through the effective use of technology. He has deep expertise in .net technologies, Angular, Node.js, React and SQL and NoSQL databases.

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Dennis Castro

Software Engineer

Dennis is a seasoned software developer in both front end and back end technologies. He enjoys learning and applying cutting-edge technologies to solve complex business challenges. In his spare time, he spends time with his family, playing soccer and video games, and listening to music.

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Carlos Mejía

Software Engineer

Carlos is a full stack developer with more than 7 years of experience developing software solutions in a variety of sectors including health care, marketing intensive businesses, professional services, and more. He enjoys learning new things, trying out new tools and frameworks, and facing technology challenges. He enjoys playing video games, watching movies and sports, and reading books.

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Carlos Aguilar

Software Engineer

Carlos is a seasoned full stack web developer with extensive knowledge of leading technologies, tools, and frameworks. He is also an experienced mobile application and deep/machine learning developer. He is passionate about learning and discovering new technologies that improve technology deployment productivity.

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Gil Alvarado

Software Engineer

Gil is a full stack software developer with an emphasis on backend and cloud development. He loves simplifying and scaling processes, technology-based solutions, and workflows. In his spare time, he enjoys staying active in a variety of sports.

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Andres Morales

Software Engineer

Andres is an experienced full-stack engineer with a passion for cloud computing and its potential in shaping the future of technology. He has been involved in software development since high school and loves to move with technology as it changes and develops. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies and learning from interesting people with different backgrounds and perspectives.

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Luis Navas

Software Engineer

Luis is a full stack software developer with an emphasis on frontend development. He has more than 15 years of experience in web development, responsive web, and mobile application development. He enjoys learning about new technologies and approaches. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing video games, and watching soccer.

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Sergio Penagos

Software Engineer

Sergio is a Data Scientist with a strong background in software development. Throughout his professional career he has built and helped deploy numerous mission critical applications. He loves to learn new technologies and is always willing to help anyone that needs a hand. In his spare time Sergio enjoys exercising and producing music.

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Enoc Soto

Software Engineer

Enoc has a strong background in DevOps, AWS services, and CI/CD pipelines. He is passionate about quality, attention to detail, continuous learning, and exploring new technology paradigms and tools to solve problems. He enjoys camping, trekking, and all outdoor activities.

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Ingrid Perez

Software Engineer

Ingrid is a software engineer who is passionate about exploring new technologies and continuously expanding her skills. She values collaborating with others, learning from different perspectives, and sharing her expertise. She enjoys challenges with diverse technology stacks and embracing new learning opportunities.

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Lino García

Software Engineer

Lino is a software engineer with 20+ years of experience in designing, building, and delivering software solutions. He is an expert in applying agile principles to optimize the systems development life cycle, promote CI/CD, and foster a collaborative team environment. He is a Certified Scrum Master and Product Owner. Outside work, he enjoys chess, 80s music, movies, and time with his cat, Mish@.

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Brayan Hernandez

Software Engineer

Brayan is a full-stack developer who enjoys working on impactful projects for clients across industries. He enjoys learning new technologies and being an active participant in knowledge-sharing communities. In his free time, he enjoys exploring nature, playing video games, and playing basketball.

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Mario Alvarado

Software Engineer

Mario is a full-stack software engineer with over 8 years of experience in software development. He is highly skilled in a number of programming languages, frameworks, and technologies and is committed to continuous learning, innovation, and exceeding expectations

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Daniel Herrera

Software Engineer

Daniel has extensive experience in relational database modeling, implementation, and tuning. He has built highly secure ETL pipelines for high-concurrency data on the cloud and is proficient with .Net, Java, Python, and JavaScript frameworks. In his spare time, he enjoys DIY electronics projects and walking outdoors.

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Jorge Castañeda

Software Engineer

Jorge is a skilled software engineer with a background in academia and industry. He is passionate about delving into the latest technological advancements, particularly in coding and cloud computing. In his spare time, he enjoys staying active in a variety of sports.

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Pablo Cáceros

Software Engineer

Pablo is an experienced and passionate Software Engineer who loves to create innovative solutions. He has a strong background in designing, developing and deploying multi-tenancy web applications and building services based on microservice architectures in the financial sector. He is always looking for the simple solution to solve complex problems. When he's not coding, you can catch him playing video games and doing sports with my family and friends

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Erick Morales

Software Engineer

Erick is a full-stack software engineer with a strong background in backend development using the latest technologies and frameworks. He also has a deep understanding of CI/CD and SCRUM. Throughout his career, he has developed technology solutions in industries that include financial services, transportation and logistics, business services, and food. He enjoys facing new challenges, learning new technologies, watching movies, and playing video games.

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Otto Gramajo

Software Engineer

Otto is a seasoned full-stack developer with a passion for technology and learning. He is one of those engineers always one step ahead when it comes to emerging technologies and trends. His dedication to his craft is evident in his meticulous approach to his work and to the smallest details. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends, and playing video games.

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Fernando Pensamiento

Software Engineer

Fernando is an experienced full-stack software engineer. He is passionate about learning new technologies to solve tough business problems and technical challenges. In his free time, he enjoys riding his bicycle, doing night volcano climbs, playing video games, and spending time with his friends.

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Vinicio Herrarte

Software Engineer

Vinicio is a full-stack engineer with experience in multiple front-end and back-end technologies such as Java, Node.js, React, Angular, and .NET. He enjoys learning new tools and leveraging agile methodologies. He has experience developing technology solutions for large multinationals in financial services, pharmaceuticals, and education. In his spare time, he enjoys adventure travel.

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Carla Larios

Office Manager

Carla is a seasoned business administrator and leads MangoChango's internal operations. Prior to MangoChango, she led the online operations for one of most important newspapers in Central America for over 10 years. She loves dogs and enjoys traveling the world.