German Hernandez is the office manager of Spencer Stuart’s Mexico City office and is a member of the global Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice, which he helped expand in Bogota. He brings more than 20 years of technology industry experience with global corporations, as well as in high-growth and high-risk markets. German also has strong government relations expertise at both the local and federal level.
Technology industry leader and government adviser
- Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, German was an independent consultant, advising companies and government institutions in Latin America on technology implementation for business initiatives. He served as an adviser on education platforms to the Minister of Telecommunications and Technology Information in Colombia and was part of the core team developing strategy for information technology in Colombia Vive Digital 2.0.
- German held various leadership roles with Freescale Semiconductor, formerly the semiconductor products business of Motorola. Most recently, he was the director of sales for the Latin American region and the country manager for Mexico. In this position, he was responsible for the creation and consolidation of Freescale operations in Mexico, defining the strategy for the country and driving the spinoff of Motorola.
- He began his career with the San Diego-based consultancy group of SAIC (Science Application International Corporation), a leading government contractor providing a range of technology services in Colombia and Venezuela to the oil and gas and pharmaceutical industries.
While living in Guadalajara, Mexico, German was a board member of Opportunidad Microfinanzas, an organization that focuses on microfinance for low-income individuals in the Guadalajara metropolitan area, and also served as the vice president of High Tech for Healthcare, an initiative of CANIETI, the national chamber of electronics telecommunications and information technologies in Mexico. He earned an M.B.A. with an emphasis in international commerce from Instituto de Empresa and a B.S. in electrical and electronic engineering from Universidad Javeriana. He is fluent in Spanish and English and can read Portuguese.