Today we are talking to Marcelo Lopez, the Founder and CEO of UruIT. And we discuss Ways to beat attrition and retain top talent, benefits of working with a near shore team and creating better relationships by treating your vendors as key partners.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

Marcelo Lopez is CEO and co-founder of UruIT, a nearshore software development company. He has also founded other tech companies in which he’s now Board member, such as CRMGamified, Conexio Group  and NearSure. During the last 15 years Marcelo has worked in distributed teams and Agile development projects, being able to learn about the software industry from different perspectives and roles including software development, project management, marketing, sales, and others. His main goal is to connect startups and established product companies in the US with some of the best tech talent available in South America.

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Whether it’s developing a new product, modernizing an existing app or ramping up your dev team, UruIT has the experience and capabilities to fulfill your expectations. We are your nearshore partner for project definition, application design, and technical development.

We’ve worked with companies from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, and our Uruguay and Colombia-based teams have worked on over 200 design and development projects.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company LeaderBits.io. Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of BeasleyFoundation.org a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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