Speaker Bio

Simon Escobar

Simon Escobar

Director, Advisory
Prior to Gartner, Mr. Escobar has 10 years of industry experience in finance, business analytics, M&A, and Pre-Sales support serving as a key business partner to C-Level stakeholders (in the finance, business/sales, IT and product functions), helping them achieve their key strategic objectives which resulted in direct revenue and profit acceleration impact.

Most recently, Mr. Escobar held the role of Head of Finance for the Product and New Business Platform Sales Organizations at Mastercard, being a key stakeholder in connecting the finance organization and the Chief Product and Sales Officers functions (in the LAC region). In this capacity, Mr. Escobar led business analytics, sales dashboard analysis and design, business performance and forecasting analysis, and business case development and approval.

Mr. Escobar has also held other senior roles in fortune 500 fintech (i.e. Western Union) and telecommunication organizations where he led key corporate strategy, M&A, data analytics, and tech transformation workstreams (i.e. Salesforce implementation), supporting and advising CEOs and Chief Strategy Officers.
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