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Support Manager

Fernando Candia

The best thing you can do for oth­ers is to pro­vide true value.

Fernando Candia

Technology is meant to improve our lives.

Proudly born in Chihuahua and raised in Puebla, hometown of gastronomic relics like Mole, Chalupas or the famous Chile en Nogada, from an early age Fernando showed an entrepreneurial spirit selling a personal mix of chilly candy at school and later on providing technical support to FF. He bought and crashed his first computer at age 7.

Fernando later studied college in Monterrey and flew over the North Atlantic Ocean to study a Master's Degree in the UK. As a formal entrepreneur, Fernando began his first company at 22, developing websites for local companies in Monterrey. Shortly, the business evolved into a full-service digital agency where he served as a digital campaign strategist for the first independent governor in Mexico, Jaime Rodriguez Calderón.

His latest experience was in the Fintech and Biometrics industry, providing Technology Consulting to Banks and other Financial Institutions on how to perform technology adoption for mobile usage trends and guarantee KYC and AML compliance.

As head of the Support Team and Manager of our Latin American team, Fernando is absolutely committed to do good to our brand promise. His efforts are placed to permeate GRAYBOX's culture and values in the local office and he's driven to make sure our partners are being served well beyond anything.

Fernando is currently based in SW Mexico City, where he lives with his wife, son and three hairy mop-like quadrupeds (Shih Tzus). When Fernando isn't busy with the family, he enjoys a round of golf, #instagramming food, firing up the grill or swimming in mud (He's a true Spartan ;)

What are the 3 most fun and facisinating differences between traveling in the US and Mexico?

Here are some of the favorites from my experience traveling to the states:

1) It's actually possible to spend a whole week in the US without using a single dollar in cash. This would be IMPOSSIBLE in Mexico.

2) It's super hard to use the Underground / Rail Service in Mexico City for a very simple reason: there's no compass direction assistance. You must learn the name of the last stop of the line you're using (bump that dark chocolate consumption!).

3) This one is super fun... when someone says "Ahorita" (which means right now) in Mexico, its very rare if it actually means "right now". More often that time reference might mean something like "in the near future".

Bonus: Mexico = XOXO for everyone, everywhere.