Retired IBM Vice President
Raul has obtained extensive, global executive experience in the Information Technology industry and collaborated with clients and business partners throughout the world supporting all industry sectors. During his 40 year career with IBM, he was accountable and responsible for:
1) Generating revenue growth and financial business results through sales and improved operational efficiency
2) Leading business process transformation for the corporation and major functional areas including customer relationship management, customer fulfillment, and integrated supply chain
3) Mobilizing large global organizations to execute across various functional areas
4) Attracting and developing talent around the world
Since retiring from IBM, he has focused on coaching young professionals who are seeking new opportunities or are looking to strengthen their leadership skills as well as mentoring select entrepreneurs enabling them to grow their businesses.
Why Raul? Raul came here from Cuba when he was a child and worked his way up at IBM from being a store associate to running South America for them as the Vice President of Technical Sales. He is not only an incredible inspiration but has been taking at least 1 hour every week since March 2020 to help Jackie think outside the box and really understand her/the company’s purpose. He has already helped ABCVIP’s growth and structure in so many ways. He is a brilliant mind and caring soul and we are so proud to have him on our board!