Really good at: Envisioning the future, connecting possibilities to people and resources
Known for: Being an avid cook at home and volunteering my culinary skills to feed large crowds at church
Loves: Books. I read a book a week.
Guilty as charged: My books are all hardcover.
Over the last 20 years, Luis Bermudez has worked with Meeting Expectations on a wide range of strategic planning and business improvement projects. Luis supports Meeting Expectations’ leadership team and, as part of the Meeting Expectations’ consulting team (ACI), leverages his extensive experience in the private business sector to provide unique insight and solutions to the companys’ not-for-profit clients.
As founder of BKI and Magellan, Luis worked with US-based and international clients on over 170 diverse projects in telecom, media and information services over the last 25 years. He led projects for/with companies such as British Telecom/Yell Group, Telia (Sweden), Telefónica of Spain, Telstra/Sensis (Australia), GTE, US West, divisions of AT&T, Local Insight Media (a Welsh-Carson property), The New York Times and Rodale Publishing. His specific role differed by project, but he participated as an “outside” complement to corporate strategic planning, marketing and business development/acquisition teams or as a member of the senior leadership team at the C-level.
After working for a larger telecom corporation, Luis turned to business startups. Over the years he co-founded Hello Yellow (1986), an early entrant into electronic publishing, Meeting Expectations (1992) and Hispanic Yellow Pages Network LLC (2004), a leading publisher of Spanish language directories in major US markets.
He holds dual degrees in economics and marketing management from the University of Georgia and an MBA from the University of Denver.