Our Team

Hispanotech.ca is a 100% volunteer organization, with a Board of Directors that manages the organization and the execution of its programs. Once Directors fulfill their term they join our Advisory Board, providing continuity and a long-term vision. Our six original Founders are also part of our Board of Advisors.

Each active Director is in charge of a Committee and is assisted by a team of Volunteers.

Board of Directors

(to read the Mandate Letter for a Director click on their title below)

Brenda Avila

Director, Networking Events

Brenda is a Mexican lawyer specialized in criminal law with more than ten years of experience, and a certified Project Manager and active in legal tech. 

She is a passionate advocate for justice and social movements related to women also an active member of the Women’s Working Group in the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) and a member of the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association in Toronto.

Carlos Paz-Soldan


Carlos is the president of Hispanotech, leading the Board of Directors, and responsible for strategic planning and direction.

He is an entrepreneur and business owner who has applied emerging technologies to develop innovative computing solutions for corporate and government clients in three continents.

Cecilia Otero

Director, Mentorship

Cecilia has over twenty years of experience providing Organizational/Human Resources services across the private and public sectors in Canada and the Americas.

She is in charge of our flagship Mentorship program, which has successfully run since 2015.

Citlalli Rios

Director, Member Services

Citlalli is responsible for enhancing our member's experience through the implementation and improvement of Hispanotech's member management system.

She is currently helping shape collaborative ways for business innovation. She is passionate about empowering women, sustainability, and diversity.

Gabriel Seminario

Director, Marketing

Gabriel leads the overall brand direction and strategy with the purpose of leveraging communications and social media to maximize brand awareness and member engagement.

He has an extensive digital strategy and marketing experience in Financial Services, and is passionate about the future of money, led by disruptive technologies.

Gabriela Roca

Director, Alliances

Gabriela is responsible for the management of alliances, including managing the relationship with consulates, government, educational institutions, communities and partners.

She is an EdTech professional with ample experience driving revenue growth through innovative solution in private and public educational institutions and governments.

Galo Ginocchio

Director, Governance

Galo is responsible for the long-term sustainability of the organization, including succession plans, processes, procedures and documentation.

He has extensive experience in leadership roles in IT and service delivery; and is an evangelist of the power of networking and the value of giving back through volunteering.

Paola Castelblanco

Director, Volunteering

Paola is responsible for the management of Operations and Volunteers, including the management of technology tools, internal projects (PMO), and cross-functional initiatives.

She is a Chemical and Petroleum Engineer with vast experience in Global Business Management in several industrial sectors.

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