50 Most Influential Outsourcing Executives Named in First Ever Ranking

Jun 03, 2010, 11:00 ET from Nearshore Americas

NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearshore Americas, the fastest growing media website covering the global services outsourcing industry on the planet, today released its Top 50 Power Ranking of Most Influential Executives for 2010 – the first ever independent ranking of sourcing leaders in the Americas.

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The ranking identifies the biggest champions of outsourced services in the Western Hemisphere – executives who have been instrumental in attracting investment, improving industry practices and speaking out in support of a fast-growing industry that has quickly become a popular alternative to India, currently the world's top offshore destination. "The huge upswing in Nearshore outsourcing is a direct result of great talent, great planning and great leadership," said Kirk Laughlin, founder and editorial director of Nearshore Americas. "Our Power 50 Ranking shines a bright light on the individuals whose leadership has been a major factor in the emergence of this $11 billion industry."

Number one on The Nearshore Americas Power 50 Ranking is Gabriel Rozman, EVP Emerging Markets, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a consulting industry veteran who has been a major force in expanding TCS's presence to include over 7,000 employees in Latin America.  Other top finishers include: Blanca Trevino, Softtek CEO and president; Marco Stefanini, Founder and CEO at Stefanini; Claudio Muruzabal, CEO at Neoris and David Shpilberg, vice chairman and co-founder of CPM Braxis.

Selection was based on a four-month review process by the editorial team at Nearshore Americas, which followed receipt of hundreds of nominations. Criteria for placement on the list included: personal impact on the growth and visibility of outsourcing in the Americas; record of corporate or government achievement; dedication to raising industry standards and demonstrated initiative as an industry thought-leader.

The top 50 Power List includes representation from 16 countries, including: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, United States, Canada, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Cuba, Barbados and Jamaica.

The list includes individuals from the following organizations and governments: Accenture, Allus, Asociacion de Contact Centers de la Republica Dominicana, Avantica Technologies, Brasscom, CANIETI, CINDE, CPM Braxis, Capgemini, Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO), Ci&T, Dell, Everest Research Institute, Frost and Sullivan, Gartner, Global Equations, Globant, Government of Honduras, Government of Jamaica, HP, HartsGroup, IBM, Infosys, Instituto Mexicano de Telemarketing, Invest Barbados, Invest in Bogota, Neoris, NeoAdvisory, Ovum, Pace Harmon, Politec, ProNicaragua, Republic of Cuba , ScottMadden, Scio Consulting, Softtek, Sonda, Stefanini, Stream Global Services, TCS, TechBA, Teleperformance, Transactel, TPI, Wipro Technologies and Zagada Research.

The complete list of 50 executives is available online for free by visiting Nearshore Americas at www.nearshoreamericas.com

About Nearshore Americas:

Nearshore Americas, launched in September, 2009, is among the world's most popular media websites covering the outsourced services industry, based on web traffic. The brand investigates key trends that underlie the emergence of Americas-based outsourcing, providing exclusive interviews and case studies, video reports and other features. The site is dedicated to providing valid, high quality analysis about developing successful partnerships in the region. The primary audience for Nearshore Americas includes C-level executives, investors and sourcing decision-makers. For further information, contact founder and editorial director, Kirk Laughlin: Kirk@nextcoastmedia.com  

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