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CEO of Softtek USA & Canada Named HITEC 2016 Member of the Year

The Hispanic IT Executive Council recognizes Marcos Jimenez "whose leadership, integrity and dedication have contributed to the advancement of the information technology industry"

MIAMI – November 3, 2016 – Softtek, founder of the nearshore industry and leading global IT services provider dedicated to creating value through technology, announced that its CEO for USA and Canada, Marcos Jimenez, was awarded the 2016 “Member of the Year” from the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC).  His contributions and achievements in promoting diversity in the tech sector were recognized during the HITEC gala on October 28th at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.

“As a representative of the HITEC Advisory Board, Marcos has been a champion of HITEC, providing fundamental support for the mission of the organization,” said Myrna Soto, Corporate SVP & Global Chief Information Security Officer at Comcast and Vice President of HITEC Board of Directors. “Marcos is personally committed to guiding HITEC in its advancement as a leadership organization, all while leading Softtek USA, which I understand to be one of the most important markets for the company.” 

With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, Marcos has played a fundamental role in Softtek’s global expansion to new markets since he started with the company in 1992. In addition to his active board membership with HITEC, Marcos is also board member of the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, and the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF).

“I am honored to be recognized by HITEC, and be part of the effort to acknowledge and promote the contributions of the Latino and Hispanic engineers to the tech sector,” stated Marcos. “I am proud to represent Softtek, a Latin American-born global company that develops talent throughout the Americas while helping Global 2000 organizations to bridge the digital gap.”  

HITEC is the premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and IT executives. Each year, HITEC names recognizes notable Hispanic professionals in the Information Technology industry, including its “HITEC 100.” To learn more about HITEC’s mission and 2016 awardees, visit

About HITEC: 
Founded to increase Hispanic representation in the diversity-challenged IT industry, HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council) is a premier 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. HITEC enables business and professional growth for its members and fills the executive pipeline with the next generation of Hispanic IT leaders.

About Softtek
Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global provider of process-driven IT solutions with 30 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. With 15 Global Delivery Centers in the U.S., Mexico, China, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and India, 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 it’s trademarked Global Nearshore™ service delivery models, Softtek teams with CIOs to constantly increase the business value of IT. Softtek is the creator and a leader of the nearshore industry. Visit , follow @Softtek, connect with Softtek on LinkedIn and read Softtek’s blog. 

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