Passion, speaking perfect Spanish and being completely bicultural and bilingual are some of the traits that separate young Latino professionals from other groups, agreed a group of young Hispanics.
This happened during the Club Leaders of the Future event, held at the Nobu Dallas Restaurant, located at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel in downtown Dallas. Southwest Airlines and Frost Bank, together with Latino Leaders Magazine, produced the dinner.
Moderated by Yol-itzma Aguirre, National Events Director of Latino Leaders, the dinner discussion centered on what Latino identity means.
Club members like Mateo Perez, of Alix Partners, an economic advisor and investigator, says that Hispanic culture, and this includes classical Latino culture culled from novelists and philosophers and not necessarily from populist customs, helps fuel genuine culture and success for young Latinos.
"It's more like the abilities we have. Our Latino heritage helps us because we are prone to speak Spanish fluently. Mexico is always going to be there," Perez says.
Adrian Perez Al anis Financial Analyst. Maxitransfers Corporation.
Adrian was raised in Tampico, Tamaulipas and moved to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. In 2010 Adrian accepted a full time internship in DFW at Maxitransfers Corporation, a job position he would later take on as of August 2011. Later he went Mexico to finish a B.A. in Financial Management at Tecnologico de Monterrey (graduated with honors). During that time Adrian got licensed as an Investment Strategy Advisor by the Asociacion Mexicana de Intermediarios Bursatiles (AMIB). Currently, Adrian is involved in Treasury Management, Reconciliation and Internal Auditing to FOREX Trading, Risk Management, Forecasting and Business Development. In 2015 he finished the GraduateFinance Certificate Program at SMU Cox School of Business. Adrian is the treasurer for the Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos Jovenes in DFW.
Alex Garcia Topete
Nowadays Orange Productions, Dallas Film Society.
Alex has had extensive experience writing and directing for film and television, both in the U.S. and his native Mexico for the past six years. His passions for storytelling and filmmaking have been the main driving force of his career and life. Aside from the projects with his partners at the production company, he's involved with the Dallas Film Society and the Dallas International Film Festival, as well as several other non-profit organizations that focus on education, bilingual literacy, and arts and culture.