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Marcelo Ballona

Entrepreneur • Advisor Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area, US

Senior Executive level management experience with international exposure to Internet, Digital Content, E-Commerce and Technology related

Senior Executive level management experience with international exposure to Internet, Digital Content, E-Commerce and Technology related

7 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
I have an idea I'm commited to

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing

Involved In




Rokk3r Labs
Miami Entrepreneurship Center (MEC261.ORG)
Rokk3r Labs
Florida International University
netGames Inc., / Level Up! BPO


Founder TUTI September 2014 - present
Global Advisor Wayra September 2012 - December 2014
Owner and Investor Synergic Business Development June 2003 - December 2014
Board Advisor Miami Entrepreneurship Center (MEC261.ORG) March 2013 - August 2014
Board of Advisors Rokk3r Labs January 2013 - January 2014
Board Member Florida International University January 2013 - January 2014
MD | Managing Director Latin America and Brazil Sapient January 2010 - June 2011
Vice President, Innovation, Business Development Grupo Bandeirantes de Comunicação April 2007 - September 2008
Board Member netGames Inc., / Level Up! BPO February 2005 - February 2007
CEO investnews June 2001 - February 2003
FOUNDER, SVP of MARKETING Submarino May 1999 - June 2000
Co Founder, Sales and Marketing Director Yahoo June 1998 - June 1999
SVP Sales and Marketing Mandic Cloud Solutions June 1996 - June 1997


UCLA Anderson School of Management Business Administration 2009 - 2009

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Data Science
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Engineering
  • • User Experience Design
  • • Usability and Marketing
  • • AlgoriProduct
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Recruiting
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Video
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Mobile • E-Commerce • Mentoring • Business Development • International business

Key Accomplishments

launched two companies with successful exits. Mandic Internet ( ) and Submarino ( merged with and became B2W

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Help them with my experience to overcome all the challenges of a new venture.

Vouches Received

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Angelo Salvetti
They're my friends  •  Founder, Media Bridge and Founder, Pure Bros Italia Mobile SRL.
Marcelo has a strong view over the digital business , a business life full of sucess , and always thinking ahead of time and see what others ... doesn't see.Strong capability of persuasion and relationship and has the trust of the most important business companies in the advertising and digital world.
Santiago Bartolomé Pampuro
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, Club Point. Previously Consultant, Paradigma Consultores Asociados.
Marcelo has an extraordinary profile to be an advisor, large experience as a successfull entrepreneur combined with great skills for this ro ... le: enthusiastic, clear and smart!
Murillo Tavares
We worked together  •  Advisory Board Member, Fullsand and Managing Director, Supren Capital.
He has been part of great start-ups as entrepreneur and/or investor side since I know him. He is brilliant, able to identify trends quickly ... and passionate about innovating.
Nabyl Charania
We worked together  •  Co Founder - CEO, Rokk3r Labs. Previously Managing Director, Decipher Labs Inc.. University of Waterloo grad.
Marcelo's depth and breadth of experience as well as his attitude and foresight make him a great advisor.
Aquilino Peña
We worked together  •  Founder, Kibo Ventures and Managing Director/Owner, Mutatis Mutandi Investments. Harvard Business School grad.
Andrew Ibbotson
We worked together  •  Co Founder, The Hatch London and Co-Founder, TrueView.
Marcelo is a vibrant, enthusiastic mentor with great ideas and an appetite for startups. He's a fantastic mentor.
Juan Pablo Torras
We worked together  •  Advisor, Estacionando BA and Country Manager Chile, Club Point.

Gary Guseinov
Nomad entrepreneur, took company to NASDAQ, raised over $100m, acquired over 300m users, launched/invested/mentored dozens of companies.
He is the real deal, he built more than once companies from ground up, did business in extremely challenging environments and turned out as ... a winner.