I was born in 1973 in Mexico City. At age 3, we moved to a small town in Michoacan, Mexico, where I was raised along with 4 other siblings in a small house made from cardboard and wood.
Growing up, I always had a knack for sales and socializing as I would go around selling things from bread to encyclopedias since I was just a little kid to help support my family. As this talent developed, it lead me to move towards the city on my own when I was 16 and then back to Mexico City at the age of 20.
When the Internet was just beginning to get a footing in Latin America, I read books on it and became very interested in the entire concept. It was in 1991 that it became clear to me that I wanted to dedicate the rest of my life to that new field.
Before companies had the internet, I started giving courses on how this new connectivity was going to revolutionize the way of doing business.
Eventually, in 1993, I started working for one of the leading companies in Mexico for this field called Infosel. This company would later be absorbed by Terra Networks. I worked in this firm for 7 years in different departments: Distribution Channel, Strategic Alliances, and Interactive Advertising.
And it was at the beginning of the new millennium, the year 2000, that I started my company: LaraNet. Three years later, I moved our operations to the U.S. in the city of Houston, Texas, and this city has been our home since then.
Now, in the past 2 decades, LaraNet is a team of over a dozen people including my wife, son, & myself.