If you ask anyone at dataxu why they enjoy working here, the answer you will most likely receive is:
“Because of the people.”
We come from diverse backgrounds, not only in career paths and educational backgrounds but also in countries of origin. No matter where we are from, we are dedicated to the ‘xu’s core values and creating solutions that truly impact customer success. We would not have reached our industry-leading offering without the help of those diverse backgrounds and larger global thinking.
Our Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer Sandro Catanzaro, an immigrant to the U.S. from Peru, believes that “innovation spans all nationalities, races and cultures,” a philosophy that he has carried throughout his career. For Sandro, the innovation behind dataxu comes from embracing our global workforce and their perspectives and experiences.
Last Thursday, Sandro was named the High-tech Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year by the Immigrant Learning Center (ILC) of Malden, Massachusetts as a part of the 2017 ILC Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards. These awards honor outstanding Massachusetts immigrant entrepreneurs in four categories: business growth, neighborhood business, high-tech business and life science business.
“The selection committee for this year’s Immigrant Entrepreneur Award for High-Tech Business faced a major challenge choosing one winner from the dozen of impressive nominees,” explained Diane Portnoy, The Immigrant Learning Center founder and CEO. “Each one is an important reminder of the benefits to our society from attracting the best and brightest from around the world. Sandro Catanzaro stands out as a shining example of a determined business leader who came to America to establish something lasting and meaningful, which he certainly has done at dataxu, and gave back by mentoring so many other budding entrepreneurs.”
The ceremony featured speakers such as Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash and special guest speaker Jeff Bussgang, general partner at Flybridge Capital and co-chair of the Global Entrepreneur in Residence program.
Interested in learning more about Sandro’s experience as an immigrant entrepreneur? Check out this video from the Immigrant Learning Center’s Immigrant Entrepreneur Series.