Encora’s Mario Chaves Named to Hispanic Technology Executive Council’s Prestigious 2022 HITEC 50 List

June 8, 2022


The HITEC Foundation Celebrates the Top 50 Leaders In Latin America, Spain & Portugal.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 9, 2022 – Encora, a global next-gen product engineering provider, today announced Mario Chaves, president, Americas, CSA Division, has been named to the HITEC 50 list of the most influential and notable professionals in the technology industry in LatAm, Portugal, and Spain. With over 40 years of experience in the software industry, Chaves embodies the ideals of the HITEC 50 awards because he has spent the bulk of his career empowering the Latin American technology market.

“It is an incredible achievement to be named a member of the 2022 HITEC 50 and share the honor with some of the most accomplished Ibero-American technology leaders in the world,” said Chaves. “And although this award recognizes my achievements in technology, I couldn’t have done it without the incredible work of my team at Encora in Latin America and across the globe. This is an honor we all share.”

The HITEC 50 award program recognizes and celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of the most influential and notable executives and entrepreneurs in the technology industry across Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. Those who are nominated, or submit themselves for the award, are evaluated based on their accomplishments in the ever-changing technology industry and landscape, and on their mentoring and professional development activities.

“Congratulations!” said Lúcia Soares, Board Member and Chair of the Awards Committee. “In recognition of technology’s ever-increasing role in business transformation, HITEC continues to recognize technology and business executives that deliver outstanding results and drive transformational change while also inspiring and developing the next generation of technology leaders. We are honored to have reviewed applications from many deserving leaders and are proud to publish the 2022 HITEC 50 - an elite representation of Hispanic technology leaders in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.”

Awardees of the HITEC 50 recognition represent the top tier talent that is making a positive impact on the technology industry and serve as role models to the next generation of leaders that are accelerating in their respective businesses and communities. Each year, HITEC receives countless submissions and nominations for this award, and with an expanding pool of worthy candidates, the award becomes more competitive to earn.

The objective of this award is not only to recognize talented individuals and highlight their achievements, but also to foster business and professional growth for HITEC members, and finally to help build and develop strategic business relationships that will encourage growth within the industry globally.

“I continue to be amazed by the expanding global footprint of Hispanic Technology leaders as the world becomes even more technology powered” said Guillermo Diaz, Jr, chairman of HITEC. “What is even more powerful is seeing more gender diversity in technology and these top 50 leaders are the example for the next generation so they can be what they can see.”

Starting with the founding of his company, Avantica, in the mid-90s, Chaves opened gaps to position the Latin American region as a provider of Nearshore services. Avantica, which was later acquired by Encora in 2019 and converted into their CSA Division, opened seven development centers: four in Costa Rica, one in Colombia, one in Bolivia, and one in Peru. These expansions helped promote technological innovation within the region and opened hundreds of new opportunities for talent in remote areas.

To view the full list of the HITEC 50, click here. To learn more about Encora’s employee value proposition, please visit https://www.encora.com/.

About Encora 

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, and backed by private equity firm Advent International, Encora is the preferred innovation partner to some of the world’s leading technology companies. It provides Next-Gen services such as Predictive Analysis, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Cloud, and Test Automation. Encora has deep cluster vertical capabilities in HealthTech, FinTech, HiTech, IAM & Cybersecurity, Digital Commerce, EdTech, Supply Chain & Logistics, Telecom, and other specialized industries. Encora has over 7,100 associates in 40+ offices and innovation labs across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, India, and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.encora.com. 



HITEC is a premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and technology executives who have built outstanding careers in technology. HITEC’s premiere network spans the Americas and is focused on building stronger technology and executive leaders, leadership teams, corporations, and role models in a rapidly changing, flatter, and technology-centric world. These global leaders include executives leading Global 1000 corporations while others lead some of the largest Hispanic-owned technology firms across the Americas.


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