Camilo Padron is a business leader and social entrepreneur backed with over 25 years of experience in strategic marketing, engaging and understanding the “customer”. As a business leader, Camilo has successfully been a key member in assisting startups and prominent South Florida enterprises reach next level market growth. He has forged partnerships that today play a significant role in the business community and higher education institutions. As an entrepreneur, Camilo has contributed to Miami startup ecosystem as a mentor, fundraiser and has applied his strengths in the area of marketing facilitating startups reach market fit and penetration. His “big-picture” approach to strategizing is highlighted by his proven ability to leverage high-potential opportunities and amplify revenues.
Early in his career, during the advent of digital convergence in new multimedia communication Camilo has often found himself in the position of team leader on the forefront of technological advances in interactive communication and website development before and during the dot com boom. His training in the mechanics of digital design, intuitive creativity, and understanding of key functional dimensions enabled him to architect effective corporate interactive experiences, earning him an multiple Shockwave Website Awards, The Interactive Award of Excellence and “Gold ADDY” for Best Interactive Website in 2001.
Camilo’s years of experience working in private equity has allowed him to broaden his knowledge in a vast portfolio of varied industries thus allowing him to gain experience and execute strategies to various audiences. As VP of Marketing for CIMA Group, Camilo established and led an in-house marketing department to serve CIMA and its various subsidiaries. He led marketing strategies for verticals in: telecommunication, home entertainment services, IPTV products and fashion ecommerce. As Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Sales for The Fresh Diet, Camilo served as a driving force on the executive team that undertook a comprehensive turnaround to elevate the business’s profitability and drive value for shareholders that included publicly traded merger under IVFH.
Today, Camilo continues his social entrepreneurship and business development efforts with a focus on digital strategies and new business development for enterprises including: Natcom Global, ValueDOC and Welever USA. He has been named “Entrepreneur of the Year” 2018 by Miami Today, an advisor for entrepreneurship at the Israel Consulate in Miami and a key contributor to building innovative programs at Miami Dade College including Startup Nation and most recent Cyber Security Center of the Americas. He proudly sits on various advisory boards including The Idea Center at MDC. Camilo has an Executive MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from Florida International University. He is a member of the CMO Council, and is invited yearly to speak at various meetings and conferences globally and has been featured in publications as a leader in entrepreneurship.