With roots in Sweden and Uruguay, Guillermo Lerena is a mechanical engineer with extensive experience in heavy industry. He is currently a part of rapidly growing startup Valtech Engineering, a niche international company tailoring to the oil and gas industry. With partners such as Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron etc they implement projects on all continents on a yearly basis.
After a time in management consulting and working with Procter & Gamble in Sweden, Guillermo decided to move to the United States to pursue better business opportunities and lifestyle. Guillermo is very active in the San Diego community and has close relationships with many local business owners and foundations.
Paul Ragnvaldsson was born and raised in Stromsund, a small village in the northern part of Sweden, not far from the Arctic Circle. After a brief career in track and field as a hurdle runner, he brought his energy, enthusiasm and MBA education to Southern California.
Paul's professional start in marketing happened when he was engaged by Swedish icons, IKEA and Saab. But he soon found his calling in Real Estate, where he takes great personal satisfaction in helping buyers find their perfect homes and sellers move forward.
The decision to join Pacific Sotheby's International Realty was easy as they provide exquisite service not only for local clients but also for clients from overseas.
Calling San Diego home makes it easy for Paul to pursue leisure passions like tennis and golf and to do what he loves most: spend time with his family enjoying good food and movie nights and he looks forward to welcoming you to the neighborhood.
When retiring in 2004, Åke was the Ericsson President in San Diego and a member of the Ericsson Group Executive Management team. He has established and managed several new business lines and served on the board of several companies around the world. Åke is today engaged with consulting activities and serves as a director on corporate boards. For example on the boards of CommNexus and EvoNexus. Åke is a member and mentor of the Chairmen´s Round Table in San Diego and a member of the Council of Advisors of the Jacob School of Engineering at UCSD.
Rebecca has 25+ years of experience working with marketing and communications for Swedish companies both in the US and Sweden. While living in Sweden for 18 years, she worked for such notable Swedish companies, Atlas Copco and SKF, but also Ascom Wireless Solutions, Nobel Biocare and Cochlear working in a range of positions across marketing and communications. While Director of Press and Media Relations, she developed the company's global PR and social media strategy for 60+ country organizations to execute.
Since returning to the US and San Diego, Rebecca has focused on marketing, both corporate and product companies offering SaaS solutions. As advisor to SACC-San Diego, Rebecca provides guidance and input to the group's communications and marketing plans.