Gem is an Afro-American business leader and the Founder and CEO of TalentoTotal, an international non-profit organization that aims to make the business landscape in Latin America more competitive and inclusive by accelerating the careers of high-achieving women and men from underrepresented communities, specifically Afro-descendant and Indigenous (ADI) – through coaching, professional development, and leadership training to increase the number of diverse leaders in businesses and organizations. Gem has over 15 years of experience as a multifunctional global leader, having served as an Army Officer (AH-64D Attack Helicopter Pilot) and international financier in Citigroup’s premier leadership banking program, the Global Engagement Management Associate Program (GEMA). Gem speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Douglas is an American strategy consultant and co-founder of McKinsey & Company’s office in Medellín, Colombia. He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, worked on President Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns, and served as the youngest Main Street manager in America, building an NGO at age 22 to revitalize the Mexican-American community where he grew up in Ohio. Doug speaks English and Spanish.
Diby is an Afro-Colombian marketing and communications professional and is a native of Medellín, Colombia. She completed her undergraduate degree as an Audiovisual Communicator in 2013 and earned her Master's Degree in Marketing Management in 2016 from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. Diby has worked in various roles for a number of Colombian companies as a Marketing Manager and also collaborates with local Afro-Colombian organizations to empower underrepresented communities. She speaks fluent English and Spanish.
Jeff is a New York-based Afro-Latino (Chile/Venezuela) business leader and entrepreneur. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, former naval officer, then Wall Street rising star, Jeff Watkins’ path into media production has been dynamic. Named one of Merrill Lynch’s most promising young talents with some of the most talented entertainment artists in the world as clients, he resigned to create, develop, and produce the series “My Hero,” with production partner and star actress Zoe Saldana. The show was later sold to AOL as one of the biggest digital series buys in history at the time.
Nicolás is a Colombian web developer, who has been developing applications for over six years and has had over a million product downloads. He also develops free courses for people to learn coding, reaching students in 50+ countries. Nicolás graduated as an Industrial Engineer from La Universidad de los Andes, Colombia’s #1 ranked university. He speaks English and Spanish.