Pedro Colaco co-founded GuestCentric Systems in October 2006 and has served as President and CEO since. Mr. Colaco brings extensive experience in the networking and software industries to his role. He has a proven track record of driving successful product development, marketing, sales and channel management efforts in the global market.
Prior to founding GuestCentric, Mr. Colaco was Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Corvil, an Ireland based software start-up funded by Apax Partners and Cisco Systems. During his tenure at Corvil he built a global Product Management and Marketing organization to support a sales team of over 60 professionals focused on the financial industry in NYC and London and developing the partnership with Cisco.
Before joining Corvil, Mr. Colaco was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Expand Networks, a leading vendor of application traffic management solutions based in New Jersey from where he managed the company's marketing and business development activities on all six continents focused on enterprise customers, with a very big focus on the Department of Defense and the financial industry in the US and UK, namely Citigroup.
Prior to Expand, Mr. Colaco was Director of Product Management and Marketing for Unisphere Networks a Boston startup, where he was responsible for developing and managing the market strategy for next-generation IP voice products including network and service management focused on incumbents and alternative service providers.
Prior to Unisphere, Mr. Colaco worked 7 years for the information and communications division of Siemens where he held increasingly senior roles in product management and product development at offices in Germany and the United States developing and selling solutions to service providers and e-commerce websites.
Mr. Colaco is internationally mobile, speaks five languages and has lived in four countries. He holds a bachelors degree in Electrotechnical and Computer Systems Engineering from the Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon, Portugal and studied towards an MBA at the Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida