Family: Married, two children.
Education: Received a bachelor's degree in computer science and master's degree in telecommunications from George Washington University, St. Louis.
Career highlights: Began as an executive with Hughes Network Systems and later moved on to PanAmSat, the Connecticut-based satellite provider. While there, he helped write a business plan that would have positioned the company as a hemispheric data transmission company. The plan was rejected; he and brother Patricio launched Americatel in 1991.