Upon concluding my first year as CEO of LAAD, I would like to recognize the people who have been significant throughout my professional career.
I am indebted to Colleen Nissl, Chairman of the Board at the time, who persuaded me to accept the role of Chief Financial Officer.
I am also grateful to Marcelo Melchior, who was Chairman of the Board at the time I was elected CEO, and the other members of the Board of Directors for their trust and confidence in my ability to serve as the third President & CEO of LAAD.
My sincere thanks to the LAAD family and our clients for being the heart and soul of LAAD.
I am the grateful and humble beneficiary of the legacy formed by my predecessor and current Chairman of the Board, Benjamin Fernandez III, who taught me the most important lesson I have learned during my time at LAAD, which is that it’s all about people, as “Projects don’t pay – people do.”
Last but never least, I thank my wife and daughter for always being there for me in the brightest and darkest moments.
Gustavo Martinez Cappetta
President & CEO