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CEO of Softtek Mexico Named to Hispanic IT Executive Council’s prestigious “HITEC 50”

Carlos Funes recognized as one of Latin American IT’s 50 Most Influential Professionals

 NEW YORK, NY & MONTERREY, MEXICOMarch 23, 2012 – Softtek, founder of the nearshore industry and leading global IT services provider dedicated to maximizing the business value of applications, announced today that the company’s CEO of Mexico and Central America, Carlos Funes, was named to the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC)’s prestigious HITEC 50 list.

HITEC is a premiere global executive leadership organization of senior business and IT executives. Since 2011, HITEC has compiled a comprehensive list featuring the top 50 most influential and notable professionals in the IT industry in Latin America. Carlos will be recognized at this year’s HITEC 50 awards dinner and gala, which was held Thursday, March 22, 2012 in Miami, Florida at the Hilton Miami Biscayne Bay. 

After joining Softtek in 1988, Carlos Funes served as Vice President of Global Accounts and, later, as Vice President of Business Development for Mexico and Central America before he took on the role of CEO in 2011. His greatest contributions to Softtek include expanding Softtek’s presence in new markets across the Americas, Europe, and Asia; unifying client experience for key global accounts across geographies.

Carlos said, “I am truly honored to be recognized by HITEC and can honestly say that this award celebrates the hard work, dedication to quality, and commitment to client satisfaction found within our entire Softtek team.”

In 2011 Funes oversaw a significant expansion of Softtek’s business in the Mexican domestic market, which is forecasted to continue in 2012, as evidenced by the opening of new Mexico City facilities, and future expansion of the company’s operation in Guadalajara, the country’s second largest city.

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About Softtek:
Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global provider of process-driven IT services with more 30 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. With nine Global Delivery Centers in Mexico, China, Brazil, Argentina and Spain,  Softtek helps improve time-to-business-solution, lower costs of existing applications, deliver better engineered and tested applications, and produce predictable outcomes for top-tier corporations in over 20 countries.  Through on-site, on-shore and its trademarked Global Nearshore™ service delivery models, Softtek teams with CIOs to constantly increase the business value of IT. Softtek is the creator and leader of the nearshore industry. Visit, follow @Softtek, connect with Softtek on LinkedIn and read Softtek’s blog.

About HITEC:
The Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) is a premiere global executive leadership organization of senior business and IT executives who have built outstanding careers in information technology.  HITEC’s premiere network spans the Americas and is focused on building stronger technology and executive leaders, leadership teams, corporations, and role models in a rapidly changing, flatter, and information technology centric world. These global leaders include executives leading Global 1000 corporations while others lead some of the largest Hispanic-owned IT firms across the Americas.

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