Our Team

Our management team brings together talent in the areas of business, international relations, language and cultural training. All have traveled extensively abroad and taught business and multinational themed courses during their professional careers.

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Felipe Vergara (Founder and Chair) Mr. Vergara has launched four companies in the education and finance industries. He received his MBA in finance from Wharton before joining McKinsey & Company as a consultant in their New York office.

Felipe was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Schwabb Social Entrepreneur in 2011, by Ashoka as a Leading Social Entrepreneur and Global Fellow in 2006, elected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in 2009, and named one of America’s 25 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs by Business Week in 2009.

Felipe holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad De Los Andes in Colombia. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, and has an advanced level of Italian and German.

In parallel to his work with Primera Languages, Mr. Vergara is also the co-founder of Lumni Inc., a system of sustainable investment in human capital that allows talented young people of low income to receive a college education.

 

Jonathan Blazon (Business Partner, Board of Directors) Educator and Entrepreneur, with two decades of international experience in language instruction and organizational management, Mr. Blazon has designed and delivered training solutions for fortune 500 companies across Europe, Asia, Latin America and the USA. Since joining Primera in 2004, he has worked in various management roles, contributing his academic expertise to the development and growth of the company.  Jonathan’s multi-cultural background has been the source of his life-long passion for languages and teaching.

 

Tatiana Bórquez (Managing Director) With over ten years of experience in strategic communication and branding, Tatiana’s career has been developed in a dynamic multicultural environment, implementing communication and marketing plans for companies from US, Latin America and Spain.

Journalist and Bachelor in Communication, Tatiana has been always attracted to the education, as the key factor for breaking development barriers. After spending two years as Communication and Marketing director at Lumni Inc, in December of 2016 she joined the team at Primera Languages for Business as a Managing Director, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the school.

 

Ana Maria Gil (Administrative Director) is an Industrial Engineer by training. She has extensive experience as a consultant for companies in the financial sector looking to transform internal business processes. She also has a background working in the financial sector and as a MIS Manager.