'The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce has given me wonderful access to the City Leaders and I have the utmost respect for all the individuals involved at the city planning level.'
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Title: CEO at Metal Toad
Joaquin is a 20+ year technology veteran helping to lead businesses in Digital Transformation. He frequently speaks on panels about the future of tech ranging from fleet management, to manufacturing to the latest innovation in the entertainment industry. He has helped to modernize software for industry leaders like Sony, Daimler, Intel, the Golden Globes, Siemens Wind Power, ABC, NBC, DC Comics, Warner Brothers & the Linux Foundation.
As the CEO and Founder of Metal Toad, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, his primary job is to “get the right people in the room”. This one responsibility is cross-functional and includes both external business development functions as well as internal delegation and leadership development.
A UCLA alumni, he also serves in the community as a Board Member for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, and Stand for Children Oregon — a public education political advocacy group. As an outspoken advocate for entry-level job creation in tech he helped found the non-profit, P4TH, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of entry-level jobs in the tech industry, and is in the process of organizing an Advisory Board for the Bixel Exchange, a Los Angeles non-profit that provides almost 200 tech internships every year.”
What is the favorite thing about your current job?
Where are you from originally?
What are the top 3 reasons you enjoy the Beverly Hills business community?
The potential for the community is huge.
When did you join the Board?
What is your favorite Chamber event?
Economic Development Council.
What is one piece of advice you would give new Chamber members?
Introduce yourself to the Board and invite us for coffee.
When you aren’t working for your company or the Chamber, what are your favorite pastimes?
Spending time with my family, serving on other non-profit boards and one-wheeling.