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Gonzalo is the Founder of Emerging Airport Ventures, LLC an ACDBE certified, Airport Concessions company with Food, Beverage & Retail holdings in Phoenix (PHX), Mesa Gateway (AZA) and Salt Lake City Airports (SLC).
Gonzalo previously served the community for ten years as the President of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC) & Operator of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the Regions leading advocate representing more than 200,000+ Minority Business Enterprises. In this capacity Gonzalo worked directly with National and Regional economic development organizations and elected officials on minority supplier development, diversity & inclusion, access to contracts and capital for women & minority-owned firms.
Gonzalo has more than 20 years of management experience in consumer package goods (CPG), retail and restaurants. He began his career in “back of the house” restaurant operations before joining consumer products companies Coca-Cola and The Dial Corporation where he conducted business in more than thirty countries before the age of thirty. As a frequent global traveler, he began studying airport concessions experiences throughout the world.
Gonzalo currently serves on the National Board of Directors for Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), the leading organization advancing the full participation of minorities and women in the aviation and aerospace industries.
Gonzalo previously served on the National board of Directors of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce representing the Western Region.
Gonzalo received his MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management and earned his undergraduate degree in business from Arizona State University.
Specialties: global brand management (CPG), food & beverage, retail operations, supplier diversity, Hispanic marketing, mergers & acquisition, consumer marketing, financial analysis, strategy, site selection, economic development, market intelligence, non-profit management, governance.