Jose Escobar

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Verizon

Managing Principal - Market Intelligence and Business Incubation

MSc. Mechanical Engineer/ MBA / MFin
Title: Managing Principal, Market Intelligence & Business Incubation
Expertise: Strategy, Finance, VC and Business Development

Jose is Managing Principal at the Verizon Global Strategy Group, a team focused on market and product innovation. He has worked on the development of technologies for multiple industries, including healthcare, retail and energy, among others. He leads the development of US and global go-to-market strategies for dozens of new solutions and he also has the responsibility of creating strategic alliances, finding new ventures, and M&A investments for the company.

Before joining Verizon, Jose was a management consultant, helping Fortune 100 companies to develop and commercialize breakthrough business innovations. He also was part of a technology startup, starting as the first employee and became the COO, where he helped to develop the business and build the customer base, ultimately coordinating multimillion dollar bidding offers and administering exclusive rights for all Latin America.

Among one of Jose’s proudest achievements is to be the Co-founder of the Hult Prize, a student competition that has the goal of solving global problems through business. Today the Hult Prize is one of the most prestigious case competitions in the world, recognized by world leaders such as Muhammad Yunus and Bill Clinton.