Marcelo Caputo

USA CEO, Telefonica

Marcelo Caputo was recently appointed CEO of Telefónica USA, the Telefónica Group's US subsidiary based in Miami. In addition to this role, Caputo is responsible for the Americas' arm of the Telefónica Multinational Solutions area, which focuses on providing global telecommunications services to multinational corporations in the US and Latin America.

Caputo's professional career developed as a systems engineer for Motorola Argentina in 1991, and he later joined Telefónica as an account manager in 1993; in the following years he propelled his career to sales manager, sales director, and director of the enterprise communications unit, where he integrated the new business unit to include sales, marketing, engineering, and network deployment, responsible for 80 percent of the company's income.

In 2002 he was promoted to vice president, global customers division of Telefónica International, in Madrid, with full sales and P&L responsibility in 20 countries. In his new position, Caputo led the global customers division for Telefónica Latin America, a segment he helped found, and substantially increased the number of clients in five years.

In 2007, Caputo joined Telefónica Mexico as vice president, enterprise customers division. In this position, he designed and built a new organization, processes, products, systems, and partners, and he launched a new convergent product portfolio. He increased profitability by 22 percent and developed and expanded the business with local, government, and multinational customers.

Caputo is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, with degrees in electronic engineering and business administration. He is an accomplished international sportsman who recently ran the New York City marathon.