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Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States, 2010/06/10 - Founder of Brazil’s Global IT Pioneer Ranks Third In Nearshore Americas’ Power 50 Report; Stefanini’s CEO of North American Operations also makes List.
Stefanini IT Solutions, a global provider of onshore and nearshore IT consulting, integration and development, and outsourcing services, today announced that Marco Stefanini, the company’s founder, chief executive officer, and president, was named as one of the most influential professionals in nearshore outsourcing by Nearshore Americas. Marco Stefanini was ranked number three in Nearshore Americas’ Power 50 report, a listing of nearshore outsourcing professionals that have influenced the growth of the industry. He was the highest-ranked professional among all of the Brazil-based companies.
“I am deeply honored to be included in this group of the world’s most influential nearshore outsourcing professionals, as it reflects the growing impact and influence of our company and of the region as a center for IT services,” said Stefanini. “Latin America is fast becoming an outsourcing destination of choice for many Fortune 500 companies, and Stefanini is proud to have helped contribute to the growing awareness of the region. This honor is also a reflection of Stefanini’s commitment to outsourcing excellence, a commitment also evidenced by our continued growth and performance in 2009.”
Nearshore Americas pointed to Marco Stefanini’s pioneering spirit as a primary factor in his selection. He founded Stefanini IT Solutions 23 years ago and has grown the company into one of the largest technology providers in Brazil. He was also recognized for founding the Stefanini Institute, which provides technology training for disadvantaged youth in Brazil.
Antonio Moreira, Stefanini’s CEO for North American operations, was also named to Nearshore Americas’ Power 50 Report. Moreira was honored for his work in expanding Stefanini’s operations in the U.S. Stefanini was incorporated in the United States in 2001 and currently has offices in Fort Lauderdale, New York City, Atlanta, Chicago and Montreal. Stefanini was the only Latin American-based company with two executives on the list.
Moreira, Marco Stefanini and the other honorees were selected based on four main criteria:
- Personal impact on the growth and visibility of outsourcing in the Americas;
- Record of achievement within the candidate’s own organizations;
- Dedication to raising professional standards and performance quality;
- A personal willingness to put industry over self in areas like corporate social responsibility, participation in local or region trade promotion and educational development groups and stepping-up into the spotlight as a thought-leader through live events and media engagement.
Nearshore Americas is the first and only independent news blog dedicated to outsourcing in the Americas. Its mission is to provide news and informed opinion on the $10.5 billion professional services export industries of Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada.