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

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 the strategic planning; and the long-term membership strategy.

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.

Evelyn Rodriguez

Director, Mentorship

Evelyn leads the strategy and execution of the mentorship program, including the relationship with partners and the guidelines for its implementation.

She is a professional in Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, HR Services and Career Development, allowing her to understand the importance that people play in long-term success.

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.

Karla Espinoza

Director, Professional Development Events

Karla is an IT professional with years of experience in Performance Testing.

She is in charge of events focused on learning and professional development.

Lina Florez

Director, Operations

Lina leads the implementation and management of the Project Management Office, in charge of cross-functional initiatives.

She has more than 10 years of experience managing IT projects, including Data Center Infrastructure and management of hardware and servers, workspace technology, hosting and cloud solutions.

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