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Meet the Chicago Latinos 40 Under 40 Class of 2023

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Negocios Now is honored to present to you this group of select individuals chosen for its special edition, Latinos 40 under 40 Class of 2023, in the Chicago area. This edition marks the ninth installment of Negocios Now’s esteemed “Latinos 40 Under 40” cohort in Chicago, launched in 2015 to recognize the leadership of young Latinos. Since 2015, Negocios Now has recognized 560 individuals from Chicago, New York, and other parts of the country, culminating in a completely national edition on the 40th anniversary of HACE.

#1

Introducing Mercedes Alvear

Manager of Foundation and Corporate Partnerships
Age: 30
Organization:
Ingenuity
#2
Ivan Berber

Introducing Ivan Berber

District Manager
Age: 36
Organization:
Insperity
#3
Jorge Cabrera

Introducing Jorge Cabrera

Senior Financial Analyst
Age: 35
Organization:
Abbot
#4
Cynthia Calderon-Lopez

Introducing Cynthia Calderon-Lopez

North America Media Manager
Age: 38
Organization:
Ferrero
#6
Roxana Delgado

Introducing Roxana Delgado

Founder and CEO
Age: 31
Organization:
Marketing Rox LLC
#7
Patricia Flores

Introducing Patricia Flores

Business Owner and Tech Consultant
Age: 38
Organization:
Guías, TechWomen
#8
Vitor Grosman Faria Franca

Introducing Vitor Grosman Faria Franca

Director, Global Financial Institutions Group
Age: 39
Organization:
BMO Financial Group
#9

Introducing Jessica Fuentes O’Neill

Founder
Age: 31
Organization:
Fuentes Consulting, LLC
#10
Jay Fulgencio

Introducing Jay Fulgencio

Senior Program Coordinator
Age: 35
Organization:
Founders First Capital Partners
#11
Adam Garcia

Introducing Adam Garcia

CEO
Age: 34
Organization:
New Path Construction and Consulting
#12
Jasmine Hernandez

Introducing Jasmine Hernandez

CEO
Age: 30
Organization:
Ubuntu Strategies
#13
Karen Hernandez

Introducing Karen Hernandez

Executive Director of Chicago Veterans
Age: 34
Organization:
Chicago Veterans
#14
Michaelangelo Hernandez

Introducing Michaelangelo Hernandez

Vice President of Construction Management
Age: 31
Organization:
WSP
#15
Fernando Higareda

Introducing Fernando Higareda

Vice President, Branch Manager
Age: 37
Organization:
Wintrust Bank
#16
Vanessa Jimenez Nava

Introducing Vanessa Jimenez Nava

President
Age: 33
Organization:
Eggcellence Cafe Corporation
#17
Yaritza Jurado

Introducing Yaritza Jurado

DEI Generalist II
Age: 29
Organization:
ALDI
#18

Introducing Edwar Luengas-Cruz

President
Age: 33
Organization:
Cruz Construction
#19
Maggie Martinez

Introducing Maggie Martinez

Partnership Branch Manager
Organization:
Guaranteed Rate
#20
Maria Virginia Martinez

Introducing Maria Virginia Martinez

Associate
Age: 33
Organization:
Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres LLC
#21
Daniel Medina

Introducing Daniel Medina

Operations Manager
Age: 35
Organization:
Atema Inc
#22
Karina Mendez

Introducing Karina Mendez

Senior Manager, Global Learning & Leadership Development
Organization:
United Airlines
#23

Introducing Rogelio Mendoza

Business relationship manager
Age: 30
Organization:
JPMorgan Chase & Co
#24
Jacqueline Nieto

Introducing Jacqueline Nieto

Owner
Age: 30
Organization:
Xpert Restoration Solutions Inc.
#25
Heidi Ortolaza-Alvear

Introducing Heidi Ortolaza-Alvear

Vice President of Strategy and Business Development
Age: 38
Organization:
Esperanza Health Centers
#26
Jonathan Pacheco

Introducing Jonathan Pacheco

Executive Office and Campaign Manager
Age: 29
Organization:
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
#27
Jonathan Pedraza

Introducing Jonathan Pedraza

Investor and entrepreneur
Age: 26
Organization:
Solomon Partners & Alpha Motors
#28
Jacob Peterson

Introducing Jacob Peterson

Global Business Network Director | Sports & Entertainment
Age: 38
Organization:
YPO (formerly Young Presidents’ Organization)
#29

Introducing Alejandra Piers-Torres

Member Engagement Manager, Northeast Mid-Atlantic Region
Age: 37
Organization:
National League of Cities
#30
Martha Razo

Introducing Martha Razo

CEO, Founder
Age: 29
Organization:
Guero’s Pallets, Xcelerator Business Summit
#31
Ismael Rocha

Introducing Ismael Rocha

Unit Manager, Relationship Banking Sales, BMO Virtual Connect
Organization:
BMO Bank
#32
Adrian Rodriguez

Introducing Adrian Rodriguez

Director of Contract Radar Maximizer
Age: 37
Organization:
Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
#33
Laura Rodriguez Presa

Introducing Laura Rodriguez Presa

Bilingual Journalist / Adjunct Professor
Age: 32
Organization:
Chicago Tribune / DePaul University
#34

Introducing Korina Sanchez

VP and GC at Third Coast Hospitality l Co-Founder and CLO at Great Lakes Solex 
Age: 35
Organization:
Third Coast Hospitality Group  and Great Lakes Solex 
#35
Ana Serafin

Introducing Ana Serafin

Vice-President, Communications-Americas
Age: 38
Organization:
Dyson Technologies
#36
Alyssa Silva-Rafi

Introducing Alyssa Silva-Rafi

Vice President
Age: 35
Organization:
Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages—Bilingual Education (ITBE)

Negocios Now celebrates its 9th edition of Latinos 40 under 40 in Chicago

Negocios Now celebra en Chicago su 9ª edición de Latinos 40 Under 40

#37

Introducing Isaias Solis

Senior Director of Programs
Age: 39
Organization:
Erie Neighborhood House
#38
Roberto Valdez Jr

Introducing Roberto Valdez Jr

Midwest Policy Director
Age: 38
Organization:
Hispanic Federation
#39
Andrea Vallejo

Introducing Andrea Vallejo

Deputy Director of Public Engagement
Age: 25
Organization:
Office of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker