I work with Allied Venture (Uruguay/Argentina) and Dockside Investment Management (Chennai, India). I identify and build relationships with Latin American companies – to facilitate investments in trade, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, with their counterparts primarily in India. I am currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I have over fourteen years of work experience as a management consultant, business manager, training seminar leader and management faculty. I have also been a cross-cultural consultant, and have delivered training seminars/workshops on working effectively in global teams – I have done so to employees of international companies in the United States, India, Germany and Japan. Born in Florida, I have worked and/or lived in the United States, Venezuela, Germany and India. Additionally, I have traveled to almost 50 countries on 5 continents.
I am a Latin America enthusiast, speak Spanish and am passionate about the opportunities for Indian companies to do business in the region. I have traveled extensively in the region including to Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
A few guiding principles behind this blog:
1) Connecting entrepreneurs and investors with opportunities in Latin America. The only antidote to poverty is wealth creation. The way to do that is by promoting entrepreneurship.
2) Appropriate design (or Frugal engineering) “combining irreverence for conventional ways of thinking with a frugality born of scarcity”. Functional product and services designed for underserved segments in emerging markets.
3) Moving beyond ideology to bring about sustainable human development
Para la mayoría de los últimos 60 años – los grupos de interés en países de Asia y América Latina, han luchado entre el crecimiento económico y la justicia social, el capitalismo y el socialismo / comunismo. Un montón de tiempo se ha desperdiciado en estas guerras ideológicas y millones de personas siguen viviendo en condiciones miserables en estas regiones.
La dolorosa verdad es que justicia social sin crecimiento económico es imposible.
Es hora de ir más allá de la ideología y centrarse en los resultados. No es importante que un gato es negro o blanco – sólo que las capturas ratones. ¿Cómo podemos poner en práctica el desarrollo humano equilibrado, mientras que estar en armonía con el medio ambiente?
dave AT induslatin DOT com
If you’re in Buenos Aires and would like to get together to discuss themes highlighted on this blog over a meal or a coffee, please get in touch. I’d be delighted to meet you.
In the United States, Dave worked as a management consultant for 5 years with PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Accenture – as a consultant, project manager and business strategist in the domain of telecommunications and industrial products. Additionally, he was a business manager at Tribune, the Chicago-based media company (parent of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times), engaging for 6 years in the areas of content syndication, IT development, business strategy and product development.
Dave holds an MBA in International Business and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In 2004, he was selected as a Marshall Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this blog are personal.