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Mauricio Mercado

Position: Product Manager
Favorite food: Bread, cheese and/or shrimp.
Categories: Product
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico

Trained as a Mechanical Engineer, I was involved in developing new products since very early in my career, I spent 16 years in manufacturing, 8 years in consulting and since 2014 I started transitioning into the digital realm. I’ve had over 100 successes and maybe just as many failures, and in everyone, I’ve strived to absorb and learn out of every bit of information I could get my head around, simply because I love solving product puzzles.

What is one thing people should know about you? You won’t get any BS from me. I am a deep, passionate, loving, and introvert person, and because of those same reasons, I tend to get bored rather easily.

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you? I am shy and extremely curious. And I am a music lover. Because of the latter, and simply out of curiosity and spurious coincidence, I was involved for a short season of my life, in managing artists, and as an A&R.

What are you most passionate about professionally? Solving product puzzles. Seeing them transform from an ethereal idea into becoming alive.

What are you most passionate about personally? I am a passionate guy. If something is not sparkling my passionate self, it is likely it simply won’t happen. Having said that: traveling, reading, movies, music, swimming, scuba diving, small-scale model building, eating, trying new things, making new friends… and of course, solving puzzles.

What is your favorite place to travel to and why? I’ve been kind of a nomad for a big chunk of my life. So (almost) wherever the compass shall be pointing next sounds like a good destination.

What is your favorite way to pursue balance in your life? Since I am a passionate guy, I go all in in whatever I may get myself involved in. For this reason I do keep myself on a high-pace for quite a long period, but after a while I will need a down time for a short period. it is here where I shall take a break, travel, change my scenery, and that simply happens whenever I may need them, so I charge myself fully and get on the high-paced horse again in no time.