Luis Brea

  

CEO, Agitrend Inc.

Location: Miami, FL

7862085780

Certifications

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Biography

Luis Brea. Qualified Professional with solid background in the IT & Telecom industry, with experience within Service Providers & Carriers, Commodity Trading, Insurance and Financial Services industries. Founder and CEO of Agitrend, a consulting firm aimed to provide advice, coaching and professional services to companies and individuals interested in implementing the Agile approach, using Scrum to speed up projects and deliverables, prioritizing to maximize value to the customer, ROI and learning. Also provide a framework for entrepreneurs interested in Lean Startups. Product Manager in CRM with expertise in Sage and MS Dynamics' implementations, customizations and administration. Business Process Leader implementing MS Dynamics GP, acting as a Product Owner. Large experience in consultative B2B sales, customer service and building relationships. Project Management in Telecommunications and liaison between Sales and final customers for provisioning. Facilitator for many industry related Workshops. Experience in training users in new applications, techniques and methodologies. Coordination of seminars and speaker guest for selected fileds of expertise. Certified Scrum Product Owner. In addition, licensed professional in Life Insurance, Legal Expense and Securities providing advise and coaching to improve personal finances.

Work experience

Agitrend Inc., CEO
May 2013 - Present, Miami, FL, United States
Agitrend stands as a new provider for Agile coaching and training needs, including workshops, seminars, in-house private sessions and coaching hours that focus on real world issues and problems. Promoting and filling the needs of companies and individuals pursuing to shorten implementation times for new projects, speed up deliverables and maximizing ROI. Responsible for making alliances with HR departments for training their employees in Agile framework, based on Scrum approach. Marketing services and makes proposals to a fast growing network of prospects in need of this framework such as integration technology providers, software development teams, application customization providers, service delivery and provisioning departments, as well as novel entrepreneurs avid to launch new products and services, but in need of guidance to support their innovative efforts, rationalize expenses and get functional results. Promotes custom made Scrum Workshops in Spanish with certified instructors and coaches available on-site to all over the US, the Caribbean and Latin America (travel arrangement required)

Primerica, Financial Advisor
November 2011 - Present, Miami, FL, United States
Insurance agent and Independent Representative of PFS Investments. Securities licensed professional providing Financial Needs Analysis and a complete portfolio of financial solutions & services, including but not limited to insurance, investments and securities, prepaid legal, annuities, college savings plans, debt resolution, and personal and corporate retirement plans. Entrepreneur and relationships builder, backed by the largest independent financial services marketing organization in North America

Giroski Agro, Sales Admin. Manager
February 2009 - October 2011, Miami, FL, United States
CRM Product Manager. Cross functional supervisor for the team in charge of the MS Dynamics CRM implementation and data migration project. Leading member for MS Dynamics GP project implementation. Supports sales efforts by guiding and managing sales operations, logistics and distribution by monitoring, controling and reporting sales performance tracking and business intelligence through CRM + ERP applications. CRM Administrator. Supervisory position for managing and leading a team of logistics coordinators. Create, review and update policies and procedures related to sales, marketing, support, inventory and distribution activities. Liaison with Marketing for Sales events coordination, tradeshows and buyers mission participation. Supervisor of the local warehouse personnel, in charge of inventory control and inbound and outbound logistics, coordinating with suppliers and freight forwarders.

Giroski Agro, Project Mngr.
May 2008 - February 2009, Miami, FL, United States
Project Manager in charge of the implementation and customization of Sage CRM, training and supervising users in the application. Funtional implementation based on some Agile principles, delivering fast results and functionalities in a short period of time. Developing and implementing all company’s procedures and policies related to Sales, Inventory, Logistics and product Distribution. In charge of the coordination of all projects related to sales and operations. Formulation of pricing structures based on Incoterms. Preparation of variable compensation reports at the end of each month according to the variable compensation plan and policies. Advise and inform the chief officer and executive team in any area associated with the improvement in the efficiency, productivity, and operation of the iternationa anddomestic sales divisions. Also, provides technical advice for projects related to design, configuration, integration and testing of services through network deployment. Performs service providers tech. evaluation and selection, applying criteria for suitability, ROI and best practices. Advices and plans about high availability architecture implementation for business continuity and disaster recovery infrastructure and facilities. Coordinates with Carriers, Service Providers and Technology Integrators the provisioning and resources needed for service delivery, for each new project implementation. Designs and manages data communication and high availability technologies. Configuration and administration of the IP Phone System. Responsible for the company's Call Center projct implementation

Level 3, Senior Account Mngr.
October 2002 - January 2008, Caracas, DC, Venezuela
Promoting consultative sales of Internet, Data Center and Telecommunications services of former Global Crossing, and managing the resulting project implementation. Responsible for the acquisition and growth of major Enterprise accounts. Perform complex analysis of customers' service requirements, and elaboration of SOW, Technical and Commercial Proposal. Answering RFI's, RFP's and RFQ's. Projects included Converged IP services such as VOIP, IPVPN, IPVideo, IP MPLS, dedicated internet access and remote VPN as well as wired & wireless network services such as Private Networks, Frame Relay and ATM. High Availability projects included Hosting, Collocation, Disaster Recovery Planning, Work Area Recovery, Storage on Demand and BCP. Expertise in Project Management for complete execution of service provisioning to the final customer. Leading progress mettings. Complete forecast and pipeline elaboration.

Articles I've written

5 Commercial Considerations You Should Make Before Starting a Project with a Service Provider
Since being introduced to the Scrum framework, I have realized that many of the factors that I intuitively knew determined the success or failure of a project had been collected, defined, and analyzed under this method based on Agile. . . .