From 1999 to 2015, I was cofounder, CMO and board member of eDreams, growing the company to one of the largest OTAs in the world with $5.5 billion in bookings, $550 million in revenue and $140 million EBITDA. At our IPO in 2014, eDreams became Spain’s first unicorn and Europe’s largest publicly traded eCommerce company. In 2015 I founded Travel Tech Essentialist, a travel innovation platform for entrepreneurs and investors, working with financial intermediaries and industry operators in the travel, hospitality and mobility sectors. Before my involvement in the travel sector, I worked 4 years in product development at Charles Schwab’s online brokerage division in San Francisco and as a consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton in Mexico City. Originally from Mexico, I have roughly lived 1/3 of my life in the US, 1/3 in Spain and 1/3 in Mexico. I live mostly in New Orleans and am often in Barcelona where I teach entrepreneurship at IESE Business School.