Bio and background

Felix Velarde biography

Photo: Charles Audley 2017


Twenty-two years ago, through serendipity, I started one of the first web design companies. Since then I’ve enjoyed a career as an innovator, industry leader and founder of several digital creative and strategy agencies. This included being Chairman at the pioneering eCRM firm Underwired, CEO of The Conversation Group and Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School (MBA and Masters programs). You can read more about the things I’ve been involved with at LinkedIn or Wikipedia.

I’m now on the organising team of People Centered Internet, chaired by the Internet’s co-inventor Vint Cerf, and led by CRM’s inventor Mei Lin Fung, in California.

I’m also a Non-Executive Director and Chairman (working with some exceptional agency boards one day per month), and a consultant and mentor to agency owners and leaders in London, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

My work focuses on strategy-driven profit growth and agency scaling, processes for maximising sale value, and M&A (including negotiation strategies and strategic due diligence).

Outside of work I’m a glider pilot, adventure-lover and Burner.

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