About Us

Actively present in more than 15 countries worldwide, Gazelles Growth Institute is leading current movements in hybrid education and business growth. Our core purpose is to expose C level executives to business thought leaders through a community that facilitates learning and growth. Quite simply, we want to make it easier for busy executives to learn new techniques and methodologies that will help their businesses.

Why We Do What We Do

It takes the alignment of an entire team to build a company.

It takes the alignment of an entire team to build a company.

This cannot be expressed enough. Success is an ecosystem of team knowledge.


It takes a “village of gurus” to grow a company.

It takes a “village of gurus” to grow a company.

Everyone is an expert in his or her own way. Specialized employee development equals company development.


The hybrid model of education is the most powerful.

The hybrid model of education is the most powerful.

Hybrid models of education provide the skills and knowledge training that you need now in a way that is customizable to your bottom lines.


No time for amateur hour, only the best.

No time for amateur hour, only the best.

Weak links... enough said.


OUR BRAND IS BUILT Through Partnerships with TOP companies AND TOP THOUGHT LEADERS.

OUR BRAND IS BUILT Through Partnerships with TOP companies AND TOP THOUGHT LEADERS.

Our brand is strong because of this, and we are growing. Just wait and see who we bring you next!


Sound Principles, Metrics for Success, and Limitless Ingenuity

Sound Principles, Metrics for Success, and Limitless Ingenuity

Our core beliefs are built upon sound principles, measurable successes and the limitless ingenuity of the learning mind.



Meet the Growth Institute

Daniel Marcos, CEO at the Growth Institute

Selected as a “30 in their 30′s” by Expansion Magazine (when he was just 29!), Daniel is an entrepreneur, business coach and blogger with an outstanding record of success. He is the founder, coach and international speaker at Inflection, a management coaching company that helps managers and entrepreneurs achieve their goals and grow their companies faster.

He co-founded Creditos123, LLC, a leading online lending exchange that serves the Hispanic community in the USA. He also created Finanzas Web, the first financial website focused on Mexican financial markets. And Fondo.com, an angel fund specializing in internet related businesses, is also his brainchild. Earlier in his career, Daniel was a broker at Lloyd’s of London and later served as Financial Attaché to the Consulate General of Mexico in Hong Kong.

Currently, Daniel is the blogger of CeoBraintrust.com and Capitalemprendedor.com, sites dedicated to helping entrepreneurs grow their business. Daniel is a graduate of EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants,” and its continuation, “Gathering of The Titans.” He holds a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from ITESM (Monterrey Tech) and an MBA (cum laude) from Babson College at Wellesley, MA.


Verne Harnish, Co-Founder and Principal at the Growth Institute

Named by FORTUNE Small Business magazine as one of the “Top 10 Minds in Small Business,” entrepreneur, author and FORTUNE magazine columnist Verne Harnish is a highly sought-after management consultant specializing in leadership, strategic planning and business growth.

His book, “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm” has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Verne is also the founder of EO, the Entrepreneurs Organization (http://www.eonetwork.org), and the CEO of Gazelles Inc.


Juan Gonzalez, COO at the Growth Institute

As a consultant, International Business Coach and entrepreneur, Juan brings over fifteen years of international executive experience to the Growth Institute. He successfully spearheaded financial initiatives at MAS Capital, Miplan.com, ADC Austin, Blast Energy and Neoris/CEMEX, just to name a few.

Time and time again he has proven his ability to improve operations, impact business growth and maximize cash flow through financial management, cost controls, internal controls and efficiency improvements. Juan holds an MBA from Texas A&M, an engineering degree from Monterrey TEC, and studied at Harvard University. He likes financial strategy, investing, learning and soccer.


Giang Nguyen, Marketing & Client Manager

With experience in the US, Asia, and Latin America, Giang brings a truly global perspective to the Growth Institute. Previously with Ogilvy PR and T.D. Wang Advertising, Giang’s agency background has allowed her to look inside a variety of corporate, public, and non-profit clients with global, national, and local networks. Giang’s past clients include global institutions such as Standard Charter Bank, national level corporations such as Verizon Wireless, and local public clients such as City of Seattle.

Giang is originally Vietnamese. She has a degree from the University of Washington – Foster School of Business. Her passion for strategy and business development along with her specialty in digital media marketing is what brings her to the Growth Institute as a Community Manager.


Andrea Argomedo-Halliday, Designer

Andrea was born and raised in Ciudad Juarez and began her career as a designer at an early age while working in her family’s printing business in Mexico.

She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Minor in Communications from the University of Texas at El Paso.  After graduating, she worked full time at the print shop, with responsibilities well beyond graphic design.  This provided her the opportunity to learn about process, cost, and office administrative duties.

In the spring of 2005 she moved to Austin, Texas.  Since then, she has been moonlighting as a freelance designer, creating for different media outlets such as print, web and digital.

In October of 2011, she began working at AllClear ID as a Business Operations Administrator, a position that she kept for almost two years until coming to Growth Institute as an Administration Manager.

She is responsible for all administrative duties within the US and International Operations. Andrea oversees all key vendor relationships as well as controls the ins and outs of our financial and accounting system.  She also functions as the control tower of our corporate office in Austin TX making sure all corporate and public events are executed flawlessly.


Norman Garcia, Social Media Manager

As the Social Media Manager for Gazelles Growth Institute, Norman ensures a high standard of social engagement through promotional outlets, using his design/marketing skills to approach his goals in a short period of time. He oversees social media marketing, event promotion, content creation and everything involving graphics & video editing.

Norman has studies in photography, design and post-productions. He has experience in T.V. networks, design/marketing companies. He speaks English and Spanish and has worked in different countries in Latin America.


Sharon Villanueva, Video Editor

Sharon S. Villanueva, video editor at Gazelles Growth Institute, has a degree from Universidad Tecnológica de Mexico in Communication Sciences with a focus in Marketing. She also has a Masters degree in Philosophy & Media Communications at The Instituto Salesiano de Estudios Superiores.

Previously, she worked at BG Group Commercial Consultant, Casa Asturias de Acapulco C.A., Asociación Cultural Valle de Mexico, and CONACYT.

Curently, she is also has publication in  http://netpuntocom.wordpress.com


Jose Luis Arevalo, Latin America Manager

Jose Luis has experience in Marketing, Public Relations, Sales & Strategy. He was president of AIESEC in Mexico for two years. AIESEC has been facilitating youth leadership activities as well as international internships & volunteer experiences for over 65 years, developing a global learning environment across 124 countries & territories. His experience managing very diverse and international teams, strategy & project management brings to Gazelles Growth Institute a different perspective and new ideas to the company. He has a degree in International Business & Commerce from Universidad La Salle in Mexico City.


Benjamin Estrada, Web Developer

Benjamín Estrada is a web developer on the Growth Institute team. He takes care of frontend and backend maintenance of the website. He has previous worked in various companies as web developer.
He loves cars, and also produces electronic music as a hobby. During weekends he likes to go out for some fresh air by running, and taking walks.

Tim Paulson, El Guapo

Tim Paulson has helped companies grow as a business leader for decades.  He served as a Vice-President for Hair Club for Men, helping the company grow from eight to 69 offices during his service.  He served as VP of Marketing for Piranha Marketing, helping the company more than double its annual revenues.   He is the co-author of Nightingale-Conant’s best selling marketing program ever (titled Piranha Marketing).

A recognized marketing, sales, business coaching and growth expert, Tim has served companies and has spoken in seminars around the world including in Egypt, Australia,England, Ireland, and throughout North America.  He is the author of several educational programs in the fields of marketing, business coaching, and success.  He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, and studied Art History on a Masters Degree level at Cal State Dominguez Hills.


Jackie Deckert, Marketing Intern

Graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce in International Management from the University of Ottawa in Canada in April, Jackie brings a fresh, modern perspective to the Growth Institute team. As part of her  program, she lived and studied at a Masters Level at the Reims Management School near Paris, France. While in school, Jackie worked at FLO Components Ltd, a SME serving major industries in Canada. As the new English Marketing Intern for GGI, Jackie is looking forward to using her skills and knowledge to ensure a high standard of user experience through social media marketing, content creating and editing.


Deniss García Buitrago, Marketing Intern

With a degree in Industrial Design from the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales and additional studies in the management of design tools has experience in corporate image design, marketing, team management, event logistics and participation as a speaker at national and international conferences.

In the period 2013-2014, she worked as National Director of Marketing and Information Management of AIESEC in Guatemala, supporting the development of young students who volunteered in the organization of this country.

Originally from Pereira, Colombia, is a proactive, responsable and strategic person, that always strives for excellence, whose creativity seeks to provide a fresh and innovative atmosphere at the work she realices in Gazelles Growth Institute.