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First-ever Latinos 40 under 40 list for Silicon Valley-San Francisco Bay Area unveiled


San Francisco, CA – April, 27– Negocios Now proudly unveils its latest milestone: releasing the first-ever list of Latinos 40 under 40 in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area. This achievement marks a decade-long journey for the Hispanic company that initiated this groundbreaking program.

The list features 40 Latino leaders, comprising diverse talent from technology, finance, entrepreneurship, education, non-profits, and sports.

Supported by BMO Financial Group, Nicado Publishing will host a celebratory event on May 16 in San Francisco to honor these outstanding Latinos.

Clemente Nicado, Publisher of Nicado Publishing and owner of Negocios Now, expresses his enthusiasm: “We are thrilled to bring together 40 talented young professionals from the San Francisco area to celebrate their achievements.”

This cohort represents an exceptional group of individuals driving innovation and making significant contributions to technological advancement in one of the nation’s most dynamic and challenging regions.

Nicado extends his heartfelt appreciation to BMO for their unwavering support and acknowledges the contributions of various organizations and individuals crucial to assembling this esteemed group.

 “Special thanks to Angeles Investors, Alpfa, Es Tiempo, National Hispanic Corporate Council, Conectado Inc., the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Braven Agency, and executives from Stanford University and Google, whose involvement was instrumental in the nomination process,” recognized Nicado.

Earlier this year, Negocios Now marked the third edition of Latinos 40 under 40 NYC at Rockefeller Plaza, supported by NBCUniversal Media. This week, it celebrated the 9th edition in Chicago. Since its inception in 2015, the publication has honored 560 young Latino leaders.

Without further ado, presenting the distinguished members of the Latinos 40 under 40 from the Silicon Valley-SF Bay Area Class of 2024.

1- Michelle Acosta

VP of Operations at Acosta Sheet Metal

Acosta Sheet Metal Manufacturing

2-  Ivette Carolina Agudelo-Lopez


Lopez Media

3  Karen Calixto-Diaz 

Master Data Analyst and Demand Planning Specialist


4 Nathalie Carvajal 

Operations and Grants Director

Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley

5 Gui Casoy 

CEO | Co-founder


6- Noel Claudio



7- Edgar Coronado 

Technology Relationship Manager

Wells Fargo


 8- Emilio Cortez

Senior Coordinator, 49ers EDU

San Francisco 49ers

9- Isaiah De La Cruz

Management Consulting Senior Analyst / Director of Corporate Relations

Accenture / ALPFA SF

10- Arturo Elizondo

Flounder & CEO

The EVERY Company

11- Pedro David Espinoza

CEO & Founder

Pan Peru USA

12- Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca

Founder and CEO

DREAMers Roadmap

13-  Andrea Faz Tucker

Area Vice President of Growth Strategy


14- Cinthya Flores

Director of Finance and Administration

TOPA Architecture

15- Alicia Garcia

Administrative Service Manager

County of San Mateo

16- Barbara Gomez-Aguinaga

Associate Director

Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative

17- Mauricio Gomez Aguinaga

Staff Software Engineer


18- Daniel Hernandez



19- Jasmine Huerta

Manager, Talent Development & Growth


20- Danny Navarro

Marketing: Google for Startups


21- Sofy Navarro

Senior Manager

San Francisco 49ers

22- Stephanie Nuesi

CEO & Founder

Max Up

23- Lucero Olvera

Marketing Events Coordinator / Director of Programs and Events


24Diana Pacheco

Director of Learning Design and Research

Conectado Inc.

25- Maria Jose Palacio

Empowering her community

Progeny Coffee

26- Mayra Quintano

Strategic Partnership Manager, Global Partnerships


27- Carlos Ramirez



28- Maria Fernanda Reyes


Ag Tech

29- Maria Jose Rios

Tier 1 Buyside Accounts Manager and 


30-  Jorge Sanchez

Paralympic Gold Medalist

USA Olympian

31- Octavio Sandoval, CFA, CAIA 

Director of Investments

Illumen Capital

32- Richie Serna

CEO & Co-Founder


33-Gustavo Suarez

Founder and CEO

34-Michael Urbina

Senior Enterprise Solution Consultant

Founder and Lead Consultant

Inclusive Executive Search

35- Patricio (Patrick) Utz

CEO & Co-Founder


36- Alfonso Valencia 

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Partner Account Manager

 37- Veronica Vences

Director of Entrepreneurship Fund

Latino Community Foundation

38- Paloma Vidgen

Program Lead for Women in Business

BMO Financial Group

39Paty Villegas

Founder & CEO

LatinX Career Coach

40-Rosalia  Zarate, Ph.D.

CEO & Founder

DRZ Strategic Consulting Group LLC

About Negocios Now

Negocios Now is currently the most awarded Hispanic business publication in the US. The publication reaches over 1 million readers nationwide. We inform Latino businesses about good business strategies. We connect companies that offer B2B services through our networking events. Negocios Now has received over 25 national awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications and a “Peter Lisagor Award” for General Excellence. Negocios Now hosts Who’s Who in Hispanic Business and Latinos 40 under 40, a program launched in Chicago in 2015 and has been expanded to New York and other US cities. Negocios Now’s founder, Clemente Nicado, was named “Latino Publisher of the Year 2018” by the NAHP. He’s also a Board member of Allies for Community Business.