Managing Partners of Andes Global Trading LLC
It’s a wonderful feeling when you create a company that aligns with your passion. Every day I wake up excited to spend my day as an entrepreneurial executive responsible for the strategic direction and financial stability of Andes Global Trading.
When I started the meat trading business in 2011 with my business partner and childhood friend, Santiago Manzur, our growth took off fast. Like most startups, this created some unexpected hurdles and rapid growth opportunities. Fortunately, Santiago’s sales and management experience in meat trading, coupled with my sales, marketing and management experience from corporate America working for Black & Decker helped us structure the company. First, hiring the right PEOPLE with the right attitude and values to deliver our services. Second, revenue backed by data to take over our strategy and growth initiatives.
One of my greatest life lessons learned is: DOING THE RIGHT THING!
When I first started in the meat trading industry, I was surprised to see so many butcher shops, retailers, food distributors, and meat packers were not getting the essential advice and care they needed to make sound decisions to help grow their business. There comes a time when you look around and say, “I think I can make a difference by building a company that people love working for and have a deeper confidence in.”
That was 2011, when I followed those entrepreneurial aspirations to launch a meat trading business, Andes Global Trading with my partner, Ivan Orrego. From the beginning, we wanted to create a different type of company “dedicated to lasting relationships built on trust, reliability, and proactive personalized service – delivered with an amazingly fun, genuine attitude and love for our customers”.
We believe today, as we did on Day 1, when you find ways to improve the customer experience and recruit the right kind of people with the right values, then business results will follow. Andes now provides a range of meat trading services and is the fastest-growing exporter to Mexico, Latin America and Canada. For Andes, everything starts with the CUSTOMER. Our team around the world shares a single focus – helping clients feel so good about the products they bought and their decision to buy from us that they become our customers for life.