Mr. García-Feliú maintained successful incursions as a business executive, entrepreneur, university professor, business consultant, and economic developer in a vast array of organizational settings. One of his most recent assignment was as Associate Vice-President for Intellectual Property & Commercialization for the Ana G. Méndez University System (AGMUS), the largest private university system in Puerto Rico. Mr. Garcia-Feliú articulated and created the institution’s technology transfer function, developing the first patent portfolio in AGMUS’ history. He also promoted and coordinated the design, organization, and creation of four regional economic development organizations throughout Puerto Rico. Mr. Garcia-Feliú has also been a promoter and key player in the development of four business incubators, a technology accelerator, various research centers, and other innovation-related initiatives.
His expertise and authority are recognized through designations to several organizations, boards of directors, and advisory boards. One of the most significant is the recent designation to the Global Ambassador Network of the International Business Innovation Association, organized to promote and disseminate innovation and business incubation best practices globally.
Mr. Garcia-Feliú also holds the designation of Honorary Consul of Iceland in Puerto Rico.
With extensive experience in regional economic development projects, Zenaida Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez either developed or had active participation in multiple strategies and programs related to entrepreneurship and economic development. Among others:
Programs and activities that promote innovation and the creation of an entrepreneurial mindset.
Projects that support the development of regional economic development organizations, based on the triple helix model of innovation.
Collaboration agreements between a diverse set of organizations to promote the dissemination of wealth and improve quality of life.
Ms. Gutiérrez is certified as an Incubation Manager by the International Business Innovation Association, and has extensive experience in planning, coordinating and supervising events and activities related to economic development, tourism, and technology in Puerto Rico’s northeast region. She is known for the successful organization of sports and recreational events, including the highly successful Run Like a Lola yearly event.
Ms. Gutiérrez holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico and a Masters Degree in Information Technology and Web-based Business from Universidad del Este. She is also a licensed Real Estate Broker.