Work History

Work History

Branch Manager

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Mr. Vargas joined the Sherwin-Williams Company management training program in 1984.  Upon completion, he accepted an assignment to a high profile / low-performing store where he immediately hit sales and profitability targets.  His success led to several promotions ultimately as Commercial Branch Manager which specializes in large state and local government contracts, commercial and home builder opportunities, architectural specifications, and the profesional trade.  Mr. Vargas had full P&L and sales management responsibilities.  He quickly developed skills in inventory management and controls, and helped identify the source of a 2.5% inventory shrink.  His success led to the appointment to the CEO Strategic committee tasked with developing short and long term strategic plans.  

Jan 2009 - Present


KioskoLatino, LLC

In January 2009, Mr. Vargas and his business partner launched the first affiliate marketing site dedicated exclusively to the US Hispanic population.  Using readily available census data and recognizing both the void and the growth opportunity, the team created a business plan which included registering major retailers, financial institutions, and service delivery enterprises to deliver unique value to a growing sector of the US population. 

As the company transitions from early development to a growth phase, Mr. Vargas serves as the voice of the company and is involved in many of the day-to-day operations, which broadly includes strategic planning, business development, and partner management.

Aug 2000 - Dec 2008

Director, Marketing Operations

Dell, Inc

Mr. Vargas was hired by Dell in 2000, to assist in creating service delivery capabilities and help the company move from a hardware company to a technology company offering hardware and services.  His first role was as Engagement / Solutions Architect and from there he quickly became a Senior Manager responsible for managing a team in the pursuit, development, and delivery of service technology solutions. 

Mr. Vargas developed processes, tools, and methodologies still in use today and was the visionary and the architect behind a newly created organization -  Solution Design Center within Dell's Managed Services division.  He effectively converted a group of individual contributors who performed tasks into a highly sought after team of skilled resources directly responsible for generating revenue for segment GMs.  

Mr. Vargas' success led to a promotion to dual director roles, in Retail Marketing and Services Marketing Operations.  His retail team was responsible for working with General Managers to drive revenue through the various Segments.  Under his management, revenue grew double digits across all segments.  After intense negotiations with functional VPs, he succeeded in getting approval on a tightly controlled product development roadmap, then presided over the launch of a new product line later recognized by a leading retail trade organization. 

Mr. Vargas also led the Service Market Operations team and presided over the launch of a campaign for a $5B line-of-business, the largest and most successful campaign at the time.  In this role, he managed a team Product Line Managers, Brand Managers, and Business Analysts.   

Jul 1997 - Aug 2000

Senior Consulting Manager

Answerthink / CFT Consulting

Mr. Vargas was recruited by CFT Consulting, later acquired by Answerthink Consulting, in 1997 and immediately joined a team of resources in Cleveland, OH.  There he played a support role in a technology transformation project for a major retailer / wholesaler, specializing in gifts. After several months, he was requested by a major retailer in Nashville, TN, where he lead the assessment, selection, and implementation of a mechandising system deployed across five divisions of the company.  During his three year tenure as a Senior Manager he remained nearly 100% billable.


1994 - 1997


College of William & Mary

Mr. Vargas attended the evening MBA program at William & Mary's Mason School of Business while still employed at The Sherwin-Williams Company.  He completed the program within the recommended amount of time.  He was a member of a team participating in an international marketing project, tasked with helping a company specializing in bone density measurement. The team was awarded the Governor's Award for overall best marketing plan.  Mr. Vargas earned his degree in 1997.  

1980 - 1984

Bachelor of Arts

Franklin & Marshall College

Growing up in Puerto Rico and having graduated from a private high school in El Condado, Mr. Vargas chose to leave the island and continue his eduation stateside.  He chose Franklin & Marshall College for the promise of a liberal arts education from an institution highly regarded as a premier private college.  He majored in Business Management with a minor in Psychology.  He qualified for the Dean's List in multiple semesters.   

At a Glance


  •   2 Yrs- Entreprenuer / Coach
  • 10 Yrs- Corporate
  •   3 Yrs- Consultant
  • 13 Yrs- Retail Mgmnt

Industry Experience

  • eCommerce
  • Computer Hardware
  • Consulting
  • Retail

Industries of Interests 

  • Software
  • Alternative Energy
  • Sports Marketing
  • Biotech
  • Education

Career Highlights

Entreprenuer / Online Marketing

  • Founder of the first affiliate marketing program aimed at capturing the largest minority demographic in the United States

Marketing and Services

  • Successfully led Marketing Operations organizations for Dell’s Services and Retail Client Products businesses, including a $5B+ launch of multi-channel, multi-product solutions across key segments: Consumer, Commercial, Healthcare, Government, and Education.


  • Served as senior advisor to the CIO and provided direction for software selection; performed gap analysis, and established a highly effective two-year workflow plan for a $450M retailer/wholesaler. 

Retail Management

  • Eleven successful years growing revenue, managing inventory, and driving profitability for the world’s 2nd largest paint and coatings company.


Experienced executive in Marketing, Marketing Operations, and Service Technology.  Accomplished consultant in Retail Management and Retail Technology.  P&L, sales, and business development acumen.  Entreprenuer specializing in online marketing to specific target customers.  Business and Marketing coach with emphasis on small and medium enterprises.  Engagement Speaker.

Skills Inventory

Experienced at orchestrating the introduction, growth, and optimization of products and services, designing strategies and solutions to support sales, and creating future mode of operations blueprints.

  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills
  • Excellent Communications / Presentation Skills
  • Results oriented and metrics driven 
  • Adept at creating / implementing vision
  • Capable of decisions with less than perfect information
  • Strong work ethic as leader or individual contributor
  • Accomplished at team-building, talent development
  • Comfortable in ambiguous situations
  • Experienced at working in matrixed settings
  • Adept at negotiating financial or design tradeoffs
  • Effective at managing relationships and building alliances


CAEAP - Director of Marketing:

Mr. Vargas was invited to join and become the Director of Marketing for CAEAP (the Center for the Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession), a non-profit advocacy group dedicated to raising the awareness of the Enterprise Architect role. 

NSHMBA - Speaker / Contributor / Member

Mr. Vargas is also an active member and frequent speaker at NSHMBA (National Society of Hispanic MBAs), sharing relevant information, experience, advice, and commentary on a range of business, education, and general topics of interest.

More About Me


Mr. Vargas is fluent in both Spanish and English. 



Ken Goldberg

“Vince delivered consistently excellent work to our clients on a variety of engagements. He seamlessly took on more responsibility as his career at CFT/Answerthink progressed, and clients always provided great feedback. I am very comfortable recommending Vince as a person with great knowledge, experience, integrity and a can-do attitude.”

Dan Hahn

“Vince is one of the few people that I hope to get the opportunity to work with again. The best way to describe Vince is that he is intelligent, hard working, and does whatever it takes to get the job done.”

Antoine Boatwright

“I have had the pleasure of working together with Vincent when he was my counterpart in the ABU (America's Business Unit). Vincent always showed a good understanding of his business and a willingness to share and accept best practice as it arose. He is a thorough professional who I had the pleasure to work with.”

Ragbir Panag

I worked closely with Vince for over a year. Vince was a great leader, particularly excelled in creating an environment where he facilitated game changing performances from his team. Always looking to make a positive impact to business, he was quick to pick out opportunities, remove hurdles and keep the team aligned and motivated. I strongly recommend Vince for executive / leadership roles as he will be an asset to any organization.