Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Americas
Octavio Marquez currently serves as the senior vice president and managing director, Americas. In this role, he is responsible for leading the organization's operations throughout North and South America. His span of accountability includes sales, service, manufacturing and distribution, software development, professional services, project management, finance and HR covering both the Financial and Retail businesses.
Most recently, Marquez led the Latin American region for Diebold, Incorporated, beginning in January 2014. He successfully repositioned the business, most notably in Brazil and Mexico, to better align with the economic environment and drive growth.
Prior to that, Marquez served as managing director for the Mexico operations for EMC, a global leader in IT management and cloud computing. In this role, he developed turnaround strategies that exceeded revenue and profitability goals while improving customer satisfaction. Marquez also held several leadership roles at Hewlett Packard in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, sales, and outsourcing. As President of HP Mexico he transformed the company into the largest IT company in the market and in 2011 Frost & Sullivan named CEO of the Year in Mexico for the IT and telecommunications industry. He has also held several leadership positions with IBM and NCR.
Marquez holds a bachelor's degree in business and finance from the Universidad Iberoamericana, in Mexico City and has certificate on Corporate Strategy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as completing the Business Program at Dartmouth College. Marquez, currently resides in Houston, Texas with his wife Karen and their three sons.