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

Senior Manager

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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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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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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Hugo Castillo

Senior Software Engineer

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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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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Andres Castellanos

Senior Software Engineer

Andrés is a senior software engineer. He is passionate about state-of-the-art technologies and considers himself highly adaptable and a fast learner. His broad range of deep technical skills are widely recognized. When he is not behind a computer, Andres loves traveling and being exposed to different cultures.

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Derek Menendez

Senior Software Engineer

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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Pablo Salazar

Senior Software Engineer

Pablo has a strong background as a full stack developer with strong expertise in AWS cloud infrastructure. He enjoys learning and is constantly exploring new technologies that improve productivity and quality. In his spare time, he enjoys playing piano and swimming.

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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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Edgar Giron

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

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

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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Luis Guzman

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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Andrea Alvarez

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

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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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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Luis Rivera

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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.