Marco believes the way to simplify complexity is by leveraging diverse experience. Every manufacturing sector is unique, but by looking just one level-down, you can discover and reap value from similarities. That’s how he has paved the path for new levels of performance. For example, by improving utilization across the network, he was able to reduce total plants by 15%—lowering fixed operating cost by $150 million annually. He also developed an improvement roadmap for manufacturing operations that reduced cost of goods sold by 6%, delivering a positive return on investment in just three years.
He has managed complex operations across multiple countries and has a keen understanding of the international implications of decisions. Having worked as part of teams large and small, he believes that a well-coordinated and cohesive team will out-deliver a singular effort—every time.
Prior to joining West Monroe in 2022, Marco was an executive in Accenture’s Strategy Supply Chain & Operations practice. He has also held operational leadership roles with Dean Foods and Ford Motor Company. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in manufacturing engineering from the University of Texas Pan American and an MBA from Duke University.
Family time is very important to Marco. He loves traveling and sharing new experiences with his family. They particularly enjoy ancient ruins and exploration (Cambodia, Peru, Mexico) and beaches for fun and relaxation. He and his wife spent four months traveling through Southeast Asia, and they have lived for extended periods of time in other countries for the purpose of adopting their children.
A servant leader at heart, he sees his job as developing team members and helping them deliver their best work. He enjoys spending extra time coaching and training people on how to improve their work.
Away from work, he serves on the board of Miradas de Esperanza, a non-profit school for the blind in Reynosa, Mexico and McAllen, Texas—with which he has been involved since its inception. Among other support, he provides guidance on operational efficiency.