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Javier Perez


Driving business forward

Javier Perez

Age: 39

Title: Chief of Staff to the CFO of International Sales

Organization: Lenovo

Perez is a results-oriented strategy professional, with 14-plus years of experience in finance strategy, corporate strategy, management consulting, and operations. He is recognized for his storytelling, his ability to structure and solve complex problems, and his organizational skills.

As a chief of staff to the CFO, Perez is responsible for driving the strategy of the finance organization by working closely with the different business teams, as well as developing new frameworks and analyses to move the thinking forward.

Perez joined Lenovo in 2018 as part of the Motorola Global Strategy team (a Lenovo company), where he focused on driving growth strategy.

Prior to joining Lenovo, Perez spent five years in management consulting. During this time, he worked for Strategy& (part of PricewaterhouseCoopers) and Argo Consulting (a boutique management consulting firm), where he helped his clients win a competitive advantage across multiple industries and countries. He has done this through operating model redesign, process and cost optimization, project leadership, and change management.

Perez is passionate about helping others, and for over 10 years, he has had the pleasure to be one of the leaders of Profesionales Españoles en Chicago, a principal networking organization for Spanish professionals in the Chicago land area.

Originally from Spain, Perez came to Chicago in 2007 where he lives with his wife Sara and their dog Carlitos. During their free time, they enjoy discovering new restaurants, practicing archery, and playing the Indian tabla.

He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UPM in Madrid, the Six Sigma black belt certification and the project management professional certification.

Words of wisdom: If the path before you is clear, you are probably in someone else’s. -Joseph Campbell

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