Nicolas Riffo

Work History

Work History
Jul 2008 - Present

Managing Partner/ Consulting

Brera Ltda
·Business and Management Consultancy Medical Center Physis, Chile. (in process) ·Evaluated and developt project "Los Olivos Padre las Casas", real estate development of 170 social housing in the IX Region of Chile. ·Evaluated project to install an importer and distributor of spare parts from China and Brazilians in Mexico. ·Evaluated project CMM Chile, audio and lights control, with Mexican and American partners.
Jan 2005 - Jun 2008

Managing Partner

Abaster Ltda.

Entrepreneurial Project, retail of car spare parts

·Opening new retail stores, sales over US$ 2.5 MM in 2007 ·The company operational margin increase from 12% in 2005 to 26% in 2007 ·Sales in Mexico, Argentina and Peru of Korean Spare parts ·Sale of the business model in other states in Chile and Mexico ·Creation, planning and execution of the strategy of the company ·Sold the company to a large retail chain after 4 month of negotiation
Jan 2001 - Jul 2004

Vice-president Business Development

Refax Chile S.A.
·Initiate the operation with Korean and Mexican Suppliers, 17% of the purchase for 2004 ·Iniciate the sales of chinesse and Korean spare parts in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay and Colombia ·Incorporation of new lines of spare parts products for vehicles produced in Asia (Nisssan, Daewoo, Kia, Hyundai and Toyota) 26% of the sales for 2004 ·Active rol transforming a family-owned company into institutional company ruled by corporate governance principles, with sales over US$ 12 MM, implying my departure from the company

Product Manager, 2001- 2002

·Brazilian market purchase of the company

Education

Education
Mar 2008 - Jun 2009

MBA

http://www.uc.cl

Master of Business Administration, Jun 2009. Commercial and Strategy Concentration. Exchange student DUKE UNIVERSITY, The Fuqua School of Business exchange program (August- December 2008), Active member of Latin-American Student Association, European Business Club.

Mar 2000 - Jun 2004

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics

http://www.uc.cl

. Graduated with distinction. 

Corporate sponsored thesis project: "Bank for the poor in Chile”.

Skills

Skills

Italian

Spanish

Native

Interest

Interest in enhancing my professional development in work involving vision for business, commercial flair and ability to build teams in challenging international environments.

Objective

Bachelor in Business administration and economics and MBA UC with almost 10 years of experience in developing and implementing business strategies, generating new business and corporate restructuring. Extensive experience in leading and training sales team is highly motivated to comply with targets and great experience in dealing in international markets. Various project evaluations and negotiations with Mexican entrepreneurs, Chinese and Americans.