- San Jose
René is Managing Director at Wunderman Thompson’s Costa Rica office, having been Managing Director at Possible, where he led the technology department for four years. His main role is to support other Wunderman Thompson offices as well as several WPP agencies, mostly in the US. René is responsible for office growth and being a champion for the Costa Rica team, building relationships within the network to evangelize their offering, overseeing staff well-being and leading top-notch delivery teams.
Under René’s leadership, the Costa Rica office has grown from a small team of just under 40 to over 180 employees and become a well-known technology hub within the network.
He previously served as VP Technology at digital firm Schematic, where he played a key role in delivering innovative, top-quality technical projects for Nokia, Grindr, Allrecipes, Dell, Mazda and Livestrong, amongst other clients.
René has over 17 years of experience successfully developing, managing, and delivering digital solutions for companies and government institutions. He is a certified Scrum Master and holds an MBA from INCAE, Latin America's top business school. Besides his love for technology and design, René enjoys surfing, triathlons and Brazilian Jiu Jiutsu. He lives in San José with his wife and two children.