By Nancy Dahlberg
Endeavor Miami announced today the two co-chairs who will lead the board of directors and help steer the vision and mission of the entrepreneurship organization.
Andres Moreno, founder and CEO of Open Education, and Ernest Bachrach, former managing partner of Advent International, will be leading the board, as founding co-chairs Adriana Cisneros, CEO of Cisneros Group, and Danial Echavarria, managing partner of Ganolian Investments, hand over the reins. Cisneros and Echavarria will continue on Endeavor’s board.
Under Cisneros and Echavarria's guidance, Endeavor Miami since its founding in 2013 has grown to an organization that supports 24 companies led by 40 entrepreneurs in diverse industries. These entrepreneurs generated nearly $200 million in revenues and more than 2,000 jobs, according to Endeavor Miami’s 2018 impact report. Endeavor Miami is part of the global organization that selects, supports and accelerates high-impact entrepreneurs around the world.
Both Moreno and Bachrach are founding members of the board.
“It is a true privilege to return to serve in this capacity,” said Moreno, who founded Open English, an online language platform in Latin America, and Next U, a digital skills learning platform in the region. “As an entrepreneur, I understand first-hand the need for mentoring and support when developing a new venture. Endeavor plays a vital role in helping propel big ideas forward.”
Bachrach, a dual U.S./Argentine national, brings more than 30 years’ experience in international private equity. As former managing partner of Advent International, a global private equity firm, he also chaired Advent’s Latin American investment committee.
Endeavor Miami also announced that real estate developer Michael Simkins will be joining the 14-member board. Simkins is president and CEO of Lion Development Group, which is developing 10 acres in downtown Miami into a live-work-play innovation district.
Endeavor Miami’s board is in the process of selecting the new managing director, as founding director Laura Maydon is stepping down.
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