Team


About Us

LatAm Autos is the leading online classifieds and content platform in the Latin American automobile industry, with operations in 6 countries across the American continent. LatAm Autos aims to integrate the auto sales industry in the region by facilitating the contact between buyers and sellers, and providing key information for the auto acquisition process. Our headquarters are in Quito, Ecuador.

Our Team

With more than 150 great employees across Latin América, we know that the key of success is having the best workplace with the right people. 


Board of Directors:

TIMOTHY HANDLEY
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

  Co-founder of LatAm Autos, and Director of Chestnut Partners Assessoria Financieira, Tim’s 13 years’ mergers & acquisitions experience includes the takeover defence of Colorado Group and the acquisition of Pacific Hydro. Tim worked at UBS and Gresham Partners.

 

Co-founder of LatAm Autos, and Director of Chestnut Partners Assessoria Financieira, Tim’s 13 years’ mergers & acquisitions experience includes the takeover defence of Colorado Group and the acquisition of Pacific Hydro. Tim worked at UBS and Gresham Partners.

COLIN GALBRAITH
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  During his 28 years as a Partner of Allens Arthur Robinson, Colin advised Australia’s leading corporations in landmark mergers, acquisitions & commercial transactions. He is a Special Advisor to Gresham Partners Ltd, and serves as chairman to organizations such as CARE Australia.

 

During his 28 years as a Partner of Allens Arthur Robinson, Colin advised Australia’s leading corporations in landmark mergers, acquisitions & commercial transactions. He is a Special Advisor to Gresham Partners Ltd, and serves as chairman to organizations such as CARE Australia.

MICHAEL FITZPATRICK
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  Founder of the pioneering infrastructure asset management company, Hasting Funds Management Ltd., Michael has been a board member of multiple companies worldwide, including Rio Tinto Ltd.. He is a former Rhodes scholar and the current Australian Football League’s Chairman.

 

Founder of the pioneering infrastructure asset management company, Hasting Funds Management Ltd., Michael has been a board member of multiple companies worldwide, including Rio Tinto Ltd.. He is a former Rhodes scholar and the current Australian Football League’s Chairman.

SIMON CLAUSEN
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  Simon has more than 17 years’ experience in high growth technology businesses in Australia and the U.S.. He founded WinGuides—now PC Tools—and was a founding investor of freelancer.com, the world’s largest online platform for crowdsourcing, and freelancing services.

 

Simon has more than 17 years’ experience in high growth technology businesses in Australia and the U.S.. He founded WinGuides—now PC Tools—and was a founding investor of freelancer.com, the world’s largest online platform for crowdsourcing, and freelancing services.


JORGE MEJIA RIBADENEIRA
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CEO

  Former CEO and current Chairman of Grupo Céntrico, Ecuador´s leading web portals company, Jorge founded and sold Multitrabajos.Com before becoming the Regional Vice-President of Bumeran.Com, Latin America´s largest network of employment portals.

 

Former CEO and current Chairman of Grupo Céntrico, Ecuador´s leading web portals company, Jorge founded and sold Multitrabajos.Com before becoming the Regional Vice-President of Bumeran.Com, Latin America´s largest network of employment portals.

GARETH BANNAN
CFO

  Co-founder of LatAm Autos and Director of Chestnut Partners. Gareth has 12 years' financial management, mergers & acquisitions and capital markets experience in Latin America and Australia, including with KPMG Corporate Finance.

 

Co-founder of LatAm Autos and Director of Chestnut Partners. Gareth has 12 years' financial management, mergers & acquisitions and capital markets experience in Latin America and Australia, including with KPMG Corporate Finance.

JACOBO MORENO
CTO

  Founder and CEO of PatioTuerca.Com, CTO of Grupo Céntrico, and co-founder of Vive1.Com, Jacobo Moreno is Ecuador’s most prominent tech. entrepreneurs, having grown PatioTuerca to become Ecuador´s leading auto classifieds portal.

 

Founder and CEO of PatioTuerca.Com, CTO of Grupo Céntrico, and co-founder of Vive1.Com, Jacobo Moreno is Ecuador’s most prominent tech. entrepreneurs, having grown PatioTuerca to become Ecuador´s leading auto classifieds portal.


ARIEL CILENTO
COO

  Former Country Manager at Dridco and VP and Country Manager at Bumeran.com, Ariel has a strong record of success in the online classified business. In both businesses Ariel scaled small teams into sizable operations throughout Latin America.

 

Former Country Manager at Dridco and VP and Country Manager at Bumeran.com, Ariel has a strong record of success in the online classified business. In both businesses Ariel scaled small teams into sizable operations throughout Latin America.

JOSE LUIS CHECA
CBO

  An economist and lawyer with 15 years of experience in the banking industry, Jose Luis managed finance and administrative departments for Ecuador’s largest bank. He has also led important mergers and acquisitions in Ecuador and Latin America.

 

An economist and lawyer with 15 years of experience in the banking industry, Jose Luis managed finance and administrative departments for Ecuador’s largest bank. He has also led important mergers and acquisitions in Ecuador and Latin America.

MATTHIEU PUJOL
MARKETING DIRECTOR

  Previously responsible for overseeing thousands of partners and millions in revenue at Google, Matthieu brings field experience in emerging markets as well as an ability to articulate high-growth strategies and scalable international operations.

 

Previously responsible for overseeing thousands of partners and millions in revenue at Google, Matthieu brings field experience in emerging markets as well as an ability to articulate high-growth strategies and scalable international operations.