Management Team

Roberto Wagmaister – CEO and Chairman

He founded gA in 1992 and presides over the Board of Directors. Previously, he was a partner at the Henry Martin y Asociados firm and Regional Director for Latin America of Servicios TI at Ernst & Young for Latin America.

Adrian F. Jerbic – Vice-president and co-COO

He joined gA in 1992. He was named Director (Managing Partner) of the firm in Mexico in 2002, and he continued to expand services in the country. He is currently regional Vice-president of gA and Co-Chief Operating Officer. He formerly worked at Ernst & Young.

Claudio Della Penna – Vice-president and co-COO

He joined gA as Chief Services Officer of the vertical Consumer Product Market in 2000 (CPG), after his experience as partner at Accenture. He is currently Vice-president of Applications Management services and co-Chief Operations Officer.

Paul Dougall – Vice-president and Chief Corporate Development Officer

He joined gA in 1999. He previously held the position of director of Equity Capital Markets at Deutsche Bank Argentina. Relationships and alliances at an institutional level were promoted under his direction.

Ricardo Fisch – Vice president and Chief IT Architect

He joined gA as project manager for consumer and industrial goods customers in 1994. He is also responsible for the industrial vertical market, as well as innovation initiatives for improving business transformation process services. He currently directs the Solution Architecture team.

Federico A. Tagliani – Vice president and director of the Consumer Goods Division (CPG) and Manufacturing

One of the original founders of gA in 1996 and leader of one of the Firm's divisions of key industry services. He led the start up of the gA office in Brazil. Formerly an executive at Ernst & Young and the multinational Goodyear Tire, he is a frequent author of business articles in various specialized media.

Santiago De Urquiza –Vice president and BPM leader

He joined gA in 1993, and has been based in Mexico since 2002. He is in charge of the Business Process Management practice (BPM) and Digital Business Transformation (dPT), by leading significant transformation projects for customers.

Ariel Capone – Vice president, Leader of the Pharma and Health Division (LS&H) and US, Managing Director

Industrial Engineer graduate from the UBA and with postgraduate studies at the Universidad de San Andres. He joined gA through the Professional Young People program in 1999. He grew professionally at the firm beginning with his in-depth experiences with customers. He is responsible for the Life Science division and Health Care form the gA office in the United States that he leads.

Paulo Eduardo Brugugnoli, Vice-president and Chief Value Offering Officer

He joined gA at the Brazil office in 1998, which he leads today. He is responsible for SAP CoE (Center of Excellence) in Brazil. He has extensive knowledge related to Project Management, Engineering, Business Intelligence, and Balanced Scorecard. From 2016 he is Chief Value Offering Officer, responsible of driving innovation inside the firm as well as the competitive and effective design of gA’s products and services offering to the market.

Alejandro Claudio La Pietra – Vice president of Corporate Finance, Legal & IT

He joined gA in 2013. He is the responsible corporate person of the Management and Finance areas, Management Control, Planning and Control, Taxes, Commercial Contracts, and infrastructure of the firm. Accountant graduate of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, he has to postgraduate degrees, one from the IAE Business School and the other from the UCA.

Diego Lozano – Chief Sales Officer and Argentina, Managing Director

He joined gA in 2014, and assumed the roles that he leads today. With a professional career of more than 26 years, he held executive positions at SAP for more than 6 years, including Argentina Country Manager, Cloud Solutions VP for Latin America, and COO for the Spanish-speaking markets.

Jesús Macías – Mexico, Managing Director

He began his activities as Country Manager of gA in June 2015. He held various high responsibility and leadership positions at SAP during the 7 prior years. He has more than 20 years of experience in business transformation projects at leading companies on the market.

Pablo Calcagno – Chile, Country Manager

He joined gA in 2015, starting with the position that he holds today. His professional career is in the IT industry in regional positions, with a focus on business development and marketing management. He worked for UNISYS, BAAN, and SAP where he assumed the role of marketing management leader of the Small and Medium-sized companies for the South region, and he became Sales Director for the Business Analytics line of business.

Juan Carlos Díaz Yepes – Colombia, Managing Director

He joined gA in November 2013, responsible for the Colombian operation. Previously, he worked as corporate leader at international companies engaged mainly to logistics, technology, corporate services, human resources, and customer service.

Alexandre Fonseca – Brazil, Managing Director

Joined gA in 2016. Previously served as Managing Director and Sales Lead for Accenture, with deep experience in Strategic Consulting Services, Application Management Systems, Digital Solutions and BPO for Utilities, Financial Services, Consumer Goods, Retail and Public Sectors.

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