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Michael Barrett

Advisor Portland, Oregon Area, US

Vice Chairman of the Board, Nearshore Executive Alliance and CEO, Unosquare. Investor and advisor in

Vice Chairman of the Board, Nearshore Executive Alliance and CEO, Unosquare. Investor and advisor in

4 vouches

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Nearshore Executive Alliance


Vice Chairman of the Board Nearshore Executive Alliance October 2011 - present
CEO Unosquare April 2009 - present
Vice President Sales and Marketing Xavient May 2006 - June 2008
Sr Business Development Manager Tata Consultancy Services October 2004 - May 2006
EVP Sales Centerlogic June 2003 - October 2004
Vice President of Marketing for Kelly Staff Leasing Kelly Services 1993 - 1995


Judson University Communications 1984 - 1988

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Healthcare IT
  • • Advisory boards
  • • Business Development
  • • Exit Strategy
  • • Information Technology
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

My focus has always been in the services industries. Technology consulting, offshoring, nearshoring and staff augmentation.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I like to invest a small amount early and coach them toward a mature state in the business.

As an Advisor

I like to see them engaged. I want to feel like they are always thinking about my business.

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Sky Kelley
We worked together  •  Principal, EOS Management Group. Previously Director, New Product Strategy, Digital Video Distribution, Disney and ESPN Media Networks. Universi
Michael is extremely personable and has the risk appetite and the balls to be successful with new businesses. He's created a very successful ... , thriving business at UnoSquare from the ground up which is admirable. He also empowers his people which is a very important trait for a business owner.
Kevin Newman
Technical Director, Harvard Business School Publishing. Previously Director of Software Development, Developer at DMOD,
Experienced and knowledgable...and friendly!
Rebeca Hassan
We worked together  •  Executive Director, Nearshore Executive Alliance. Previously Project Manager, [24]7 Inc.
Guillermo Hernandez
They're my friends  •  Head, Aspiria. Previously Finance Consultant, Aamores SC.
Michael is an investor at our fintech start-up, Aspiria ( It’s been almost a year since he invested. He has prove ... n a great ally - he knows how to create a successful business, as he created an international, large and renown software business from scratch. So as an advisor, he has brought valuable things to our start up. His experience on business building is prized. He understands and constantly reminds us of the importance of creating a grand vision and the small steps needed to make the vision into a full fledge company. He also brings a network of contacts to be able to raise capital. And he knows the software business, which always helps in a software reliant business, including ours. Other entrepreneurs/start-ups/companies will find Michael a great advisor.